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?
Collaborative Whiteboards are gaining more and more ground within our classrooms and if you are lucky enough to have one then you might be enjoying the interactive teaching many teachers elsewhere miss.
"When we think of project-based learning we think about things like collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and Creativity Fluency. But what about what about things such as committment, trust, and relationship building? It's all part of one Texas high school's vision to bring PBL to every student at every grade level. This Edutopia article by Mariko Nobori has more." - Ian Jukes
This is an excellent article about how to bring the practice of mindfulness to work with you. Consider picking one of these ideas and trying it out for a few days. Then consider adding another and see where that takes you. These are simple ideas that can produce powerful results with practice. . .
by Elizabeth Diaz Cortez, B.S., M.Ed. A Dissertation In CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Submitted to the Graduate Faculty Of Texas Tech University in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Dr. Carole Janisch, Chair Dr. Margaret Johnson Dr. Margaret Price May 2012
"You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way he’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest, we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps.
But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Android stores."
Jeff sits down with E-Learning Coaches Brett Clark, Jeff Tron and Betsy Pruitt to talk about the role of the E-Learning coach in a school system. We also discuss the EVSC eLearning Revolution Regional Conference happening in Indiana on July 11-12.
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