To understand how social media, an almost integral part of our current culture, can benefit K-12 schools and districts, we asked eSchool News readers: “Name one way you use social networking in your school/district.
"Educational technology experts explain how to best integrate technology into K-12 schools, from blogs, wikis and podcasts to online learning, open-source courseware, and educational gaming to social networking, online mind-mapping, and using mobile phones."
In my last post, Are We Screwing Up The iPad, I made reference to the term “digital native” and “digital immigrant.” It is not that I like those terms first coined by Marc Prensky recently 10 years ago as a service detriment to a generation of...
It's been just a couple of years since the first mobile device hit the market. Yet, it is already a foregone conclusion that it will become an indispensable tool for learning in the future. In the October issue of T.H.E.
"We are working now in a fast transforming profession,, and we all have to choose whether to embrace the transformation and ride it toward renewed vigor in our practice and reinvented learning for our students.
Flipping our classrooms is a great place to start, and can go a long way to effecting this transformation if it is part of a broader approach of digitally empowered, rigorous and challenging, project and problem-based, active and engaged learning."
"As I mentioned last night on Twitter and on Google+ I've decided to stop using the term Personal Learning Network (PLN) and start using the term Personal Sharing Network. I'm changing the phrase I use because after giving many presentations on the topic and watching even more presentations and conversations on the topic I've come to the conclusion that there's too much emphasis on what "you can get out of a PLN" rather than "what you can share." Yes, I'm guilty of promoting PLNs in that manner in the past."
"The Alliance for Excellent Education invites you – teachers, students, parents, principals, district administrators, as well as state and national education leaders – to engage in Digital Learning Day, a year-long campaign to celebrate bold, creative innovative teachers in classrooms across this nation."
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