He says the program encourages participation and interaction because “it's not a solitary type of activity where every child is buried in their device … it increases collaboration. It increases communication with the teacher.
Now that your Pinterest page has been revamped (thanks to the new profile pages the site rolled out on March 16), you might as well brush up on your pinning skills, too.
Via Jon Samuelson, Lisa Johnson
"School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center has been fast underway. This paper builds on that evolution to develop an argument for media literacy education as the pedagogical foundation for the learning commons model for school libraries. This would position the school library as a dynamic media literacy learning hub, anchoring entire schools around knowledge, expression, collaboration, and creation in both virtual and physical spaces. The paper will highlight the case of Chelmsford High School Learning Commons in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, as a vibrant central space in a school for just this type of integrated learning."
"Are you still unsure about taking the plunge into Twitter? Worried it’s not actually useful for learning or teaching? Think it’s still just about people talking about what they’re eating?Whether you’re a newbie wondering the above questions or a talented tweeter, there are always new and exciting ways to use Twitter. Lucky for us all, Maggie Verster (check out her edublog here) created an epic e-torial (e-tutorial!) that walks you through the A to Z of Twitter for education."
The A+ Collaborating Teachers is a new blog by an outstanding group of A+ Educators that offers you the best collaboration of Information, Resources, Education Websites, Ideas, Common Core Standards connections, ...
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed a Framework for 21st Century Learning that identify key learning and innovation skills, otherwise knows as the 4 C's: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration.
Via Grant Montgomery
Presented by Felix Jacomino, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School with Inge Wassmann
Description: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” -Alan Watts Learn what one technology team experienced from initiation to implementation of iPads in a school in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida. “Computer teachers” have transformed into “technology integrators” and move from within the lab to the classroom, the campus, and beyond. Integrators must understand the 4 C’s of 21st century skills and how project based teaching and learning supports it. • What comes ﬁrst? Teachers? Students? Devices? Professional development? • Obstacles to overcome • Resistant teachers: “This is just a fad!” • Hardware/Software logistics
Find out how educators can make the most of today's 'small world' by turning classrooms into global communication centers and collaborating with fellow teachers and students from all over the world. ...
When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.
"Join me Thursday, May 35rd, for live and interactive Future of Education conversation with Buffy Hamilton and Kristin Fontichiaro, editors of School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come. Their crowdsourced eBook, which is available for free download, is a collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors."
The future: online, interactive, collaborative, unique place, student-created world, great 21st century tools that bridge the gap between what we know and what we don't know. Hall directed us to a PollEverywhere survey so we ...
"Work teams Cooperate; learning teams collaborate. What is the difference between collaborating and cooperating? Online communities and group work in particular has generated much discussion."
Via Anne Whaits
Sign-up and get 5 GB free. While they are a competitor for the likes of Dropbox and Box.net, the real target for Google might be Microsoft and its Sharepoint service, as company is harping on collaboration-and-sharing as its ...
Here's a pretty slick new feature that could be available in Moodle, it's a collaborative drag and drop workspace that allows students to simply drag and drop from their desktops to Moodle to share images or other files in ...
Robin Good: If you are tempted to use a collaborative wiki, to let your team, colleagues or fans participate and contribute to a common project, but have been reluctant to use one because of the difficulty of getting on-board people who were not familiar with this technology, your wait is over.
HackPad is a very user-friendly wiki platform which allows you to co-work and co-edit text documents containing images and videos with maximum ease and least effort.
Key features include:
- Authorship colors show you who wrote what. Easy sharing.
- Invite by name or email, or just share the URL.
- Linking immediacy. Just type '@' and you're creating links or new pages.
- Changes are emailed to everyone. Email reply to update pages quickly.
- Keep track of all your plans using task lists.
- Find pages instantly from your desktop with the taskbar app for OSX.
Organize anything, together. Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, know what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
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