" ...I have realized that technology is not a panacea. It is merely a tool in my utility belt. As a result I have taken a look back on my year and created tangible new strategies that will help make my classroom management much more effective."
Once upon a time, collaboration with professionals with overlapping interests meant attending conferences and was dependent on formal organizations. Today, teachers are technologically empowered to seek each other out and establish those links personally. This is the new professional development paradigm that is reshaping educational networks and collaboration.
Just like the first time you use a new computer, when you use a new phone or tablet you may have questions about how what each icon or command does. And you’ll probably want to customize your device just a bit too. Android 101 is a series of twenty videos from TheUnlockr.com that will walk you through things like installing new apps, how to manage running apps, how to synchronize files, and how to scan a QR code.
Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!
No matter how far we evolve from the little red schoolhouse, we cannot afford to sacrifice the foundation of education that is built upon the unique relationship between teacher and student.
This article is a sound reminder not to abandon sound pedagogy for for cool technology. Yes, technology can assist, but there needs to an underlying rationale for the inclusion of technology, otherwise it is simply trying to spend our way out of a problem.
Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.
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