"“Honestly, I think we should be delighted people still want to read, be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.” By J.K. Rowling
With more and more schools launching, ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ or ‘Bringing Your Own Device’ (BYOT/BYOD) I created a symbaloo of all apps and web tools that work on all devices to help educators get started. Even though I am a firm believe, it doesn’t matter what site/app the students use to show mastery of a concept, some educators need a starting place and many have loved this symbaloo so I, of course, want to pass it along."
I frequently ask my wife this question. I know that sounds sexist, and I do have a Pinterest account, but I'm still not sold. I've also noticed it seems to attract far more female users than males users. There's something to it that esapes me.
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.
As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015. Lawmakers and educators are trying to figure out whether every schoolchild should have a tablet or laptop computer, as a state panel recommends.
Jonathan Jarc's insight:
Not a fan of XO laptops, in spite of the fantastic intentions. But, if there are no other options, some impact in teaching and learning is better than none.
Mashable calls it a second brain, Evernote is a powerful productivity app that, I believe, every teacher should be using. I know you probably have heard and read a lot about it but that elephant logo is still sitting there lonely and unused. It is about time to tap into to and discover its marvels.
Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality and in providing you with a richer and organized experience.
Here is a round-up of the apps I curated for you and which you can use with your Evernote to tap into its education potential.
There are endless ways to learn programming available online. We've selected our favorite 40 tools to get you started. Whether you're a complete tyro, robot-hacking hands-on learner, or a 'leet coder looking for advanced training, you'll find something to help you hone your skills.
"Math Prerequisite" indicates the amount of math a student should know to make the most of a tool: Elementary, Middle, and High School and above. "Prep Time" is relative: some products require hardware setup, user authentication, and lesson planning while others are browser-based and ready to go. Prices (as of May 2013) are as indicated, with any extra fees noted in a product's description."
The Anatomy of a Good Content Curator Part of being a Social Media Manager is culling the infinite sources of the web for the latest news, information, and resources relevant to your industry or target market.
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses ) are the buzzword in educational technology at the moment and this infographic from Enterasys gives the low down on what educational providers think of them and their benefits.
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator? (RT @Edtechmorah: The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?
As a follow up to the last blog entry I looked at the different uses of an App that could be applied to the different levels in the SAMR model. I used Explain Everything as the example App but is could be applied to numerous Apps.
Explain Everything is a really popular app loved by many and a question I always get is whether it possible to include video in a project. The answer is now yes. Another question is about editing the timeline produced in a slide.
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc (Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success Interesting to ...
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