An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances. Whether that includes Kahoot!, Screencast-O-Matic, or Scratch, it's ultimately about your teacher-student relationship.
Technology is tangible. You can see it, touch it, and interact with it. You can’t see curiosity or persistence. So when technology “failures” occur in our schools, it’s easy to blame what’s right in front of us.
The start of classes Tuesday will launch a watershed year for Los Angeles Unified as it rolls out a new curriculum, toughens its graduation requirements and launches an innovative system for dealing with disruptive students.Coupled with the introduction of iPads-for-all at nearly four dozen schools and the newly approved waiver of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the innovations slated to begin in 2013-14 are expected to transform the educational system for students, teachers and administrators."I'm unaware of a moment in public education -- save the time when compulsory attendance went in and when we desegregated our schools -- like the next two years," LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said. "It's a very big deal."Driving each of the district initiatives is the desire to have all LAUSD students graduate "college- and career-ready," with the knowledge, skills and ability to support themselves and a family in the years ahead.
I'll get back into the regular schedule of "questions of the week" next week, but I thought readers might find it useful to see the ten most popular posts from this blog in 2013. You might also be interested in: The 10 Most Popular 'Classroom Q & A Posts' of 2012 The 10 Most Popular 'Classroom Q & A Posts' of 2011 But, before I list them, I wanted to invite you to contribute a question to be answered in a future post. You can send one to me at email@example.com.When you send it in, let me know if...
Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom for discussion regarding digital responsibility, safety, and citizenship with studentsl These are just six of his most valuable events and resources for educators and students to use.
SeeSaw is a great digital portfolio tool for students and teachers. It works on all devices including iPads and Android tablets and now you can create a classroom blog with students within your SeeSaw account.
This guest post was written for us by Cynthia Lieberman, the Co-founder of CyberWise.org CyberWise have recently paired up with us to create some fantastic Digital Citizenship resources, and Cynthia is here to tell us more about the inspiration behind them: “What I hear, I forget; What I see, I remember; What I do, I…
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
TryScience is a science education resource for children, parents and educators. We feature information for kids on science museums, science fair project ideas, dinosaurs, and other science discoveries.
Looking for a great project-based lesson? Teachers TryScience features hands-on lessons focused on environmental science. Each lesson is integrated with effective teaching strategies, practical how-to's and other helpful supports.
PLUM LANDING invites kids ages six to nine to get to know their world through a collection of fun and engaging games, apps, videos, and hands-on science activities. These media resources also include related extension ideas that encourage kids to put down their devices and head outdoors to explore their world.
With the growth of technology, the reliance on students to fill in the communication gap between teachers and parents has disappeared. As a result, a new challenge for teachers has emerged. Many educators are good communicators by nature, but few a
School officials at Ames Middle School shut down all social functionality (chat and video) after they discovered sexually-inappropriate language and examples of bullying. The story has been framed as a Chromebook issue. Blame the technology. Shut it down. Block the sites.
This is the eighth and final instalment (for now) in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively experienced expert, which will feature many helpful and hopefully relevant tangents.
3rd, 5th, and 8th graders have been working together to write their own interpretations of the Stations of the Cross. After they finished the reflection and writing pieces, they took to the filming studio of the church to record their thoughts and prayers. But, how to share this great work with a broader public??? Hmmm…