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…
A simple step-by-step guide to screencasting an ebook to publish it as a movie in YouTube or Vimeo. Ideal for teachers who want to display students' work.
3 easy steps for teachers to convert iBooks into video - Book Creator for iPad app | Blog http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2013/07/3-easy-steps-for-teachers-to-convert-ibooks-into-video/ via @bookcreatorapp
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland examines how we can effectively teach four essential skills -- communication, collaboration, connection and creation -- in a classroom where mobile devices are increasingly reflecting how students think and learn. (1-27-14)
Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom http://edut.to/M4A5nT via @edutopia
The Los Angeles iPad program has become a national lesson in what NOT to do. Other districts, watching the slow-motion disaster in L.A., are taking heed and planning their purchases and implementation of technology with greater care than was exercised in the nation's second largest district. L.A. committed to spend $1 billion on iPads, pre-loaded…
A new facial recognition app that allows anyone to instantly look up social media and dating profiles of someone whose photo they snap has been denounced by Canadian privacy watchdogs as “creepy” and “dangerous.
A site called SnapchatDB.info has saved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. SnapchatDB says that it got the information through a recently identified and patched Snapchat exploit and that it is making the data available in an effort to convince the messaging app to beef up its security. We've reached out to Snapchat and SnapchatDB for comment.
In a study released Wednesday, Pew reports that an overwhelming majority of Americans value libraries . Ninety-five percent of Americans 16 and older say that libraries are important because of the opportunities and resources they provide, and because they promote literacy and a love of reading.
Thoughtful Learning: Curriculum for 21st Century Skills, Inquiry, Project-based Learning, and Problem-based Learning, including Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Communicating, Collaborating, Building Arguments, Understanding Media, Improving Study Skills and more.
The proliferation of web-based tools seems to be growing with an ever-increasing pace. Teachers have a lot to gain from these new resources that are ..
Top 13 Educational Tools Online that Every Teacher Should Know http://dashburst.com/top-educational-web-tools-teacher/ via @DashBurst
Three USC students are developing a weekly web series dubbed “Glass in the Class,” which aims to study the effect of Google Glass on education and show how new technology can improve or detract from learning.
Three @USC Students study Google Glass’ effect on education
via @Daily Trojan
- See more at: http://dailytrojan.com/2013/12/02/students-study-google-glass-effect-on-education/#sthash.7GHDiao2.RFS2mniv.dpuf
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.