In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.
The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."
The world of educational technology has been exponentially expanded in the last couple of decades with the birth of several new educational concepts founded on digital media. The digital terminology is growing up rapidly to the point that it becomes hard for teachers to keep track of all the digital concepts that spur up here and there.
"Creative Commons is a non-profit that helps sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge via free legal and technological tools . These tools are not alternatives to copyright laws, rather they work alongside them.
To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy"
I've been fortunate to have been invited to lead quite a few blogging workshops over the last couple of years. In nearly all of those workshops there are a few widgets that I generally recommend adding to classroom blogs and websites.
"The digital revolution in education is full steam ahead, and it’s affecting more than just the classroom. Academic research is experiencing a high-tech makeover, as well, and it matters more than most of us know. For the average person, the scholarly pursuits of research faculty might seem harder to digest than storylines about free college, but when you realize that academic research impacts every aspect of our lives — including the economy, medicine and human behavior — then it’s much easier to swallow. "
"In 2011 and 2012 I asked readers to share their best tips for new teachers. I compiled all of the tips that were submitted and put them into a Google Slides presentation. I was reminded of this today when I received a couple of requests to share the slides again. The deck of slides is embedded below. I've made the slide deck public for anyone who has a Google Account to edit. Please make a copy and add your own tips if you feel inclined to do so."
10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about on Technology in Education curated by Yasemin Allsop (10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about | @scoopit
The core concept behind effective instruction is differentiation and adaptation particularly now that technology and digital media is taking over every facet of our life. Being able and ready to adapt your teaching methods to your students emerging learning needs is the key to a successful teaching career. Adaptation requires thinking analytically about what goes on when students are engaged in learning. Some get the point so rapidly without the need for exhaustive explanations but others are slow learners and call for longer time.
We missed this infographic.Created in March for CityTownInfo, it puts together the facts that influence evolution of public libraries in times when everyt (RT @ebookfriendly: How public libraries are challenged in the digital age [infographic]