Yes, mobile devices and social networks can produce a lot of distractions, and resisting that may be difficult — as critics like Joe Kraus point out. But is this really a disaster in the making, or just another social evolution we need to undergo?
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead. That said, there …
Technology has had a transformative impact on the education system worldwide, comprehensively impacting how students learn, share and gather information.
The adoption of technologies like mobile apps, cloud computing and game-based learning has helped students be more productive. From being consumers, students are now becoming creators and innovators, thanks to technology’s ubiquity. As K-12 schools and universities continue to adopt new technology for learning.
Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.
Is the Internet making us smarter or dumber? Authors Nick Carr and Clay Shirky have dueling essays appearing in The Wall Street Journal this weekend that look at opposing sides of that provocative question — but the bottom line is that they are likely both right.
Instagram, not Twitter. Facebook is for parents. But YouTube is still up there… With American kids as young as six successfully pestering their way to a mobile phone, the digital habits of youngsters are increasingly significant, with the techie habits of tweens especially fluid. Their addiction to smartphone and tablet, to Instagram and Snapchat fuels …
A handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources
Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
A slow workflow makes for a slow browsing experience. Speed up both with a few simple tricks. Since my brush with RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), I have always been on the lookout for tricks that reduce the need for mouse clicks and typing. I have found various easy ways that give me the opportunity to rest my hands and have outlined a few of them…