Sunnyside Unified School District, a self-proclaimed "tech-savvy school district" in Tucson, AZ, has completed the introduction of a 1-to-1 program for the 2012-2013 school year for students in grades 4 through 9.
This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.
This article provides useful information for librarians so that they know the various modalities that are evolving for online instruction. The merger of traditional distance educaiton with traditional residential education may hold many implecations for librarians.
"When you think of iPads in schools, you probably think of a cart that's wheeled into a classroom. Youngsters cheer at the arrival of the cart. Devices are passed out, used for a lesson, and then returned to the cart. The cart is then whisked away to another classroom where the same thing happens. Having a cart of devices puts the adults in charge of the technology. If possible, I would like to see students in control. Instead of teachers worrying about syncing, battery level, and app installation, learners should manage all of that. After all, isn't that a crucial skill for living in this century?"
"How to make “bring your own device” programs work for your schools, and how to assess your students’ reading skills without losing valuable instructional time to testing: These are among the best practices in educational technology use featured in the November/December 2012 edition of eSchool News.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
"Not long ago, the thought of using computers in the classroom would have sounded like a science fiction fantasy. But today, technology is an integral part of our daily lives – and an increasingly significant educational tool. Widespread use of digital technology has inspired many schools to implement computer-based learning models; but even as they marvel at the possibilities posed by computer technology, teachers also face challenges when it comes to integrating such technology into a traditional classroom environment."
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