How technology is transforming education, and helping students and teachers to engage in their learning and teaching. Students love the technology adoption in the 21st century teaching and willing to adopt it at a rapid pace.
We’re living in a Web 2.5 kinda world. If that makes no sense to you, check out this chart. It shows that Web 2.0 consists of cautiously adopting technology, schools are still online and offline, and parents still view school as daycare. But we’re evolving past that in short order (in education’s typical pace, that is). So what is Web 3.0 and how will it change education? What does that even mean?
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the past 30-40 years, peer teaching has become increasingly popular in conjunction with mixed ability grouping in K-12 public schools and an interest in more financially efficient methods of teaching.
I’m both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations’ teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media platforms to do so.
With the advent of the Internet and social media, schools and universities are using these technologies to reach the students of today. One of the most utilized forms of social media for education is Pinterest. Listed by Time Magazine as one of the “50 Best Websites for 2011”, it’s like a virtual scrapbook which allows you to share pictures, videos, or even web pages. Since content sharing is widely encouraged on Pinterest, it appeals to both teachers and students
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.
Today while I was lounging in Victoria Park, I took my iPad and started thumbing around through the apps I have. I was really surprised to find out that I have many apps installed but only some are being used on a regular basis. So it dawned on me to compile a list of some "must have" apps that teachers should have access to. All of these apps are great for organizational tasks such as : task management, bookmarking, note-taking...and media storage.
Here is another round-up of some interesting videos to watch this weekend. I Have had them in my bookmarked list for quite awhile now but only today I watched the last video in this list. I am pretty sure you will find their content interesting.These videos cover a wide variety of topics from the difference between the right and left bain to motivation.