READ Global and Worldreader will create an innovative partnership to expand the reach of libraries in five rural communities in India, in order to serve those who are unable or unlikely to access the library, specifically women and children. We will provide e–readers and a mobile reading app available on low-end data-enabled feature phones to rural communities to: a) increase traffic to the libraries and b) allow villagers to access information on livelihoods, health, women’s issues, government
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.
“ February 21, 2014 iPad is a great versatile device that can be utilized for a wide range of educational purposes in our classrooms. One of the best uses is to turn it into a whiteboard canvass to...”
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by Med Karbach Thinking about using Twitter with your students ? The visual below is one of the best guide I have come across online. The graphic is created by Langwitches and provides a cognitive incentive for those reluctant teachers out there to start using social media with their students and particularly Twitter. Langwitches started her graphic by outlining some of the reasons why as a teacher you should be engaged in a tweeting experience with your students. Tweeting, as is shown here, helps you cultivate a wide range of important literacies including : digital literacy, information literacy, network literacy and also promotes some other skills such as critical thinking and reading and writing skills. In the second part of the graphic Langwitches introduced the Twitter routine and talked about some of the things students need to keep in mind while using Twitter and then at the third part she placed some Twitter practices along a continuum of thinking skills with lower order thinking skills in one end and higher order thinking skills at the other. Langwiches has also recently created a wonderful visual on visible thinking routines. I recommend that you check it.
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“ Technologies are flooding into schools, but with very little evidence that students are learning any better. The problem is that all too many educational technologies aren't grounded in what scientists know about how people ...”
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“ Want to speed up your writing? What if you could write as fast as you can speak? Many writers use speech recognition software – it can help you to double your output, so it’s well worth trying if you’re facing strict deadlines.”
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It would certainly help many people with disabilities, impairments and learning difficulties
We’ve introduced you to a variety of quality image sites where you can find Creative Commons images, but the Creative Commons license goes far beyond just images. Different types of content are licensed online using Creative Commons — videos, music, and even blog content. You’ll find plenty of it online to share, remix and use commercially. When it comes to Creative Commons music — there are certainly no shortage of websites with audio you can use for any occasion.
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There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below.
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