Still, I try to use what we have to prepare our students for when they graduate and go out into the world. No matter what they will do in their career, whether it's an auto mechanic or a lawyer, they will need these digital skills. If you are still wary about technology, it is time to jump into the water. We don't want you and your students left behind.
Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms.
So far, the results have been pretty impressive: 87 percent of school librarians report that they’re in charge of their library’s technology, with 60 percent adding that they’ve also introduced it into the classroom. Furthermore, 44 percent now serve on their school’s tech team, and in these budget-troubled times, when many library positions are on the line, that role may mean increased job security. In fact, 55 percent of the elementary, middle, and high school librarians that responded to our survey say that their tech skills have increased their value in administrators’ eyes.
The workshop that I'm giving at this week's Sandbox Summit is called Play by the Book: Exploring Classic Stories in Games, and it focuses on developing game opportunities in classic stories like Hansel and Gretel.
Great links to tips, tricks and shortcuts for the iPad from Julie Greller. As she states, there may be some duplicates, but all are selected by a media specialist. As well as links to many sites there are also some videos including one on Setting up Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad and Seven iPad Keyboard Tricks.
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"I work with a teacher to develop a project facilitated by educational technology…usually utilizing various web 2.0 sites. It will be the most awesome project ever! Students will create images, videos, soundtracks and everything else known to man. As the students say, “It will be epic!” I do my planning making sure the sites are functional, student accounts are created, etc. I create a demo project to demonstrate to the students. If their project is going to be epic…mine is going to be epic-er! Then, the teacher asks me the dreaded question…the one I am never prepared for."
Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.
"How Much Did Steve Jobs Change the World? You might be reading this on your iPhone, iPad or computer, but whether or not you have a Macintosh or a PC, Steve Jobs is responsible for so much of the technology we are using today. Did you know that Windows computers copied the drop-down window interface from Apple computers? Yes, all true. So today, when the power went out in the school and we couldn't get on the Internet, I noticed what an important part of my life technology has become. Talk about making a dent in the world. Jobs' legacy will live on in generations to come. Here are 39 sites for using one of Jobs' greatest innovations: THE iPAD."
"If there’s one thing liberal arts colleges offer, it’s critical thinking. That might be why this spring Occidental College is offering a course called Liberal Arts at the Brink? Navigating the Crisis in Higher Education.
The course examines whether college liberal arts curricula like its own can survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt.
[Will] college liberal arts curricula l...survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt?
The number of liberal arts colleges nationwide has dropped from 212 in 1990 to only 130 today, according to a study this summer in the journal Liberal Education.
The National Center for Education Statistics says the share of students matriculating with a liberal arts degree, as a percentage of all graduates, dropped slightly from 2004 to 2010 from 3 to 2.8 percent."