12 Mistakes Schools Make When Introducing The Next Big Thing by Grant Wiggins Ed note: This post by Grant focuses on mistakes schools make when introducing Understanding by Design in schools. Certainly for that focus,...
ShareTweet Digital learning (e-learning, if you must) has been with us for a while now, but the direction it’s taking us hasn’t always been clear. Now, at last, figures are emerging in the fog, and we can see where this is taking us. New techniques in teaching and learning, which take full advantage of the …
With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country.
“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.
16 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan by TeachThought Staff Literacy is a chief concern for both academic and professional progress. Digital literacy is emerging as a genuine concern in education as technology...
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.
"Each day this week I shared sets of 21 iPad apps for various grade levels. To wrap-up the week I have put all four of those sets in this post. Please feel free to make copies of these slidedecks and share them with your colleagues. To make copies click the gear icon at the bottom of the slides then open the editor and choose “make copy” from the file menu. (You will need to be signed into a Google Account to make the copy)."
The science of teaching is knowing a number of different methodologies. The art is knowing when to use which. Source: Taming The Beast Our school has had a government funded 1:1 laptop program since 2009 that is ending. We have learnt much about changing our pedagogy, classroom management and technology in the last 5 years that will stand us in good stead for the move to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in 2014. Here are some ideas that individuals, faculties and the school may wish to …
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