As a result of my occasional frustration with web 2.0 tools that require the creation/ability to remember usernames and passwords, I've decided to start building a list of websites which can be used in the classroom without ...
If you aren't already using Google Chrome as your web browser, I strongly suggest you dig in and give it a try. In addition to ubiquitous access to your open tabs and bookmarks, there are also the excellentextensions and the omnipotent OmniBox.
Here is a wonderful interactive image created on Thinglink by J Beam featuring some important tools that support the 21st century thinking. As you can see from the graphic below, there are four main skills associated with the 21st century thinking these are : creating, collaborating, communicating, and critical thinking.
One goal at ISTE13 was to learn more about the hidden world of Google -- the scripts, extensions, and apps. I honestly wasn't aware of them until I read Linda Yollis' post after she went to the Google Teacher Academy... which led me to a post by Amy Mayer atfriEDTechnology, with her video explanation/tutorial:
After watching the above video, I decided I needed to learn more about what Google offers. At ISTE13, I attended several sessions which added to this quest, including Cool Google Tools for the BYOD Classroom by Tammy Worcester, and Real World Math Lessons with Google Earth by Thomas Petra.
This presentation will cover the challenge of deploying Google Apps at the district level, with a focus on creating targeted, scaffolded training for educators. We will spend time discussing the role of a technology integrator, the ...
The fact is that the Chromebook emerged as a wild card in a field that never seems to stop and catch its breath. Does this relegate tablets to the storage closets? Of course not. It merely suggests that we need to base our purchasing decisions on the best information we have at the time. And, make no mistake about it, there will be something someday that eclipses the Chromebook. This just reinforces the importance of ensuring that whatever purchase we make is based on the actually utility of the device to kids in support of their learning. As long as we do that, we are on solid ground.
Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 21-25, and it's the perfect time for students and teachers to talk about online responsibility and safety. Blogger Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.
Readers: This is a continuation of a piece I wrote over the weekend "Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market, But A Majority Of Educators Still Prefer IPads." Here is what the Chromebook preferring minority have to say.