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More than 1,400 educators responded to a survey about how their schools are progressing with integrating new technology. They addressed subjects like tech security, Bring Your Own Device policies, and using technology for instruction and assessment.
"Learning management company Blackboard Inc. recently announced that 15 additional colleges and universities have signed up to use its services to run massive open online courses (MOOCs). Classes will be free of charge and run this summer and fall."
"The first rule of Web 3.0 is to stop calling it that. At least, that's Tim O'Reilly's preference... Although O'Reilly takes issue with the nomenclature, he does acknowledge — along with others who care deeply about the intersection of technology, teaching and learning — that the web is in the midst of an evolutionary cycle that's likely to spark profound changes in education. There are common threads in their predictions: widely available videos as educational tools, the blending of the physical and digital worlds, and a web that's capable of applying context to its processes. Many of these advancements aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly ubiquitous and far-reaching, transforming existing processes and offering new insights into everything from health to marketing to learning."
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"Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as 'Flipping The Classroom'. Simply put… the teacher provides videos for homework, while traditional home work is done in class under teacher supervision. Unfortunately this might be just too simplistic of a definition. Possible this is why using the words 'simply put' may not be the best practice in explaining anything."
When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them.
"Traditional teacher professional development depends on external training handed down to teachers after having identified their weaknesses as a professional.
If you’re not so great at teacher writing, or if assessment is becoming a bigger focus in your school or district, you fill out a growth plan of some sort, attend your training, get your certificates, and repeat until you’ve got your hours or your school has run out of money to send you to more training."
"Saw a picture today from the 1970s of a mother driving her car with her newborn baby in the passenger seat (no car seat). This, of course, got me thinking about education. What do we do now that in 25 years we’ll look back on and shake our heads? What are our “doctors smoking cigarettes while giving check ups” moments? I have a feeling we’re going to look back and be really confused by quite a bit. There’s probably a lot more than this, but I had to stop somewhere."
"While I was leafing through some of the articles on Social Intelligence it dawned on me to do a quick write up to share with you some very useful tools teachers and educators can use to tap into the full potential of Pinterest.
"I know from your interaction with what I post in Pinterest for Teacher's page here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning that several of you are using Pinterest for professional development purposes.The tools below will definitely help you better your pinning experience. All of these tools are included in the infographic created and shared by Irma Zimmerman. Enjoy"
A premiere forum for teachers to be able to share resources and learn from each other in order to help students excel, ultimately leading to a strong educational foundation in preparation for college and careers!
"A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in myriad ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students. These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations. At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."
"A QR-Code Treasure Hunt is a fun, simple way to get students using their mobile devices to continue learning outside of lesson time. Here's how we set one up at the International School of Toulouse with some guidance on how to do the same with your own students using the QR Treasure Hunt Generator at ClassTools.net."
"So much about how and where kids learn has changed over the years, but the physical structure of schools has not. Looking around most school facilities — even those that aren’t old and crumbling – it’s obvious that so much of it is obsolete today, and yet still in wide use."
"TED is one of my favourite video platforms where , when time allows, watch inspiring videos of not only educators but leaders and enthusiasts from all other fields. We , in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, consider TED as a video resource of huge potential in education and that is why we dedicated a whole section solely to TED videos , its news and updates. Today we noticed that TED Blog has published a great post featuring 10 talks from inspiring teachers and upon checking them ( some we have already seen before ) we found them worth sharing with you here."