“ Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership by TeachThought Staff Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represents the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions.”
Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
“Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.”
Via Nik Peachey
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
According to Winston Churchill, “Success is ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Many people who want to be successful think that success happens accidentally and they lose connection with the fact that it takes individual consistency and persistence to reach goals.
One of the exciting things about mobile devices is the ability for students to jump up and get active while they learn. Here’s a few apps that you can use to get your students active and creating on location.
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“Tired of your iOS battery cratering early in the day? Need to dictate an email to a staff member? Looking for an iPad app to meet a specific student need? Take your iPad use to the next level with these quick tips.”
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"For all the talk of "digital natives," the truth is that my students come to class as consumer natives. They have watched videos and played video games but they have never created a video (fully edited) or a video game. They listen to music but they don't know how to play an instrument. True, there are pockets of students who do amazing videos and post them on YouTube or who have found an audience for their work on Wattpad. However, they are the outliers"
“ Even if you have only one iPad (your own!) there are still lots of ways you can use it with your students, especially if you can plug it into a data projector and speakers. Here are 18 ideas:”
Via John Evans
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