Microsoft researcher and NYU media and culture professor danah boyd (who prefers to style her name in all lowercase) is one of my favorite people to talk with about teenagers and technology. That’s not because I agree with her all the time—often, I find that we see questions about privacy,...
On Twitter this week I was asked how I manage Google docs with so many students. I realized there are several different answers to this question. I wanted to share a few different workflow options for managing Google documents when you go paperless with your students. #1 Students Create & Share
Linda Denty's insight:
Wonderful ways to organise student work and go paperless!
This curated collection focuses on the support of, and issues related to, teaching the Australian National Curriculum: Technology, Digital Technologies substrand, which is currently under consultation prior to implementation. Curated by @Kim Fox
"Here is a great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘. The infographic highlights educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning."
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Although students are generally well informed about protecting content about them that is posted online, there is a need for more education when it comes to corporate uses of their personal information. What students know – compared to what they think they know – about protecting their data, is fraught with contradictions.
Via Nik Peachey
If you are a secondary or tertiary educator, don't let the image make you think this article is only for junior teachers. This is for everyone who sets a task for their students! What is the purpose of any question you ask your students?
Our world today is driven by digital technologies. From cell phones to tablets, to electronic readers, and computers, almost all our work and the majority of our entertainment is delivered, shared, and enjoyed digitally. We communicate via emails and texts, and many households no longer even have
Linda Denty's insight:
If you have time watch the Howard Gardner video clip - goes for about 5 minutes and it's very insightful.
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."