This morning, a discussion between members of my PLN on Plurk got me thinking about rules in school that ban cell phone usage. In today's post I'm going to explore five reasons why banning cell phones in schools is bad policy and detrimental for our students.
Making presentations is a skill every 21st century teacher should master. Students show more engagement and interest when including presentations in a lesson. As you probably know getting students attention in this 21st century classroom is one of the challenging and daunting tasks ever. So why not draw on the potential of including presentations in our classrooms to give life to our lessons and make them more engaging.
"A recent study of students' writing habits found that while writing is important to college students, they are increasingly doing so using digital platforms, such as texting, Facebook and e-mail. Jeff Grabill, a professor at Michigan State University, writes in a blog post that the findings signal a shift in student writing, but he adds it is unclear what the results mean for teachers."