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BYOT and one-to-one initiatives are literacy initiatives | The Accomplished Teacher

BYOT and one-to-one initiatives are literacy initiatives | The Accomplished Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Patrick Larkin

 

"As a school leader who recently sold my community on the importance of moving to a one-to-one environment where every student has access to a web-based device, I believe strongly that our students will be more literate than students in other schools who do not have access to web-enabled devices. A look at the world outside of our schools and the technological resources being accessed in so many professions that allow people to work “smarter” is a clear indication of the track that our students need to be on in order to be able to function in the “real world.”

 

The biggest stumbling block in schools even if we can get the devices is the proficiency level of the adults in the building in utilizing the technology resources effectively. This is not meant to be an indictment of educators, but it is a critical question that we all have to look at, assess, and then move forward. Technological tools/resources can assist educators in some of our biggest undertakings (i.e. common core standards integration, teacher evaluation, providing relevant professional development, etc.). However, because so many educators in schools are not comfortable with the most modern literacy skills we are not able to make better progress."

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SAS Writing Reviser - Google Docs add-on

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Revise your writing with precision and power using SAS Writing Reviser add-on, free from SAS Curriculum Pathways.

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Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors.

Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A series of studies across countries and disciplines in higher education confirm that student evaluations of teaching (SET) are significantly correlated with instructor gender, with students regularly rating female instructors lower than male peers.

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A Whole Lot of #HackingPBL Goodies, Absolutely Free! - Cooper on Curriculum

A Whole Lot of #HackingPBL Goodies, Absolutely Free! - Cooper on Curriculum | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Let’s cut right to the chase…Whether or not you have a copy of Hacking Project Based Learning, Erin and I want it to be as easy as possible for your students to benefit from PBL. So, we are giving away a whole lot of Hacking Project Based Learning goodies, absolutely free! See below for what’s available, …

 

There really are a great many free resources available here.

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Yong Zhou's and Peter Gray's keynote addresses at the 2016 AERO Conference in Portland, Or.

Yong Zhou's and Peter Gray's keynote addresses at the 2016 AERO Conference in Portland, Or. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"[F]or the first time we are posting free links to last year's keynotes. Last we posted Peter Gray's presentation. Here is Peter Gray's fascinating and unique keynote. And here is Yong Zhao's insightful and hilarious keynote. Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist with expertise in the area of play and close connections to Sudbury Valley School. In this talk he traces education's roots further back that most people can imagine! Yong Zhao is a renowned expert on Chinese and American education. His talk was uniquely created for AERO and featured his personal "alternative" education in China. "

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The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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Check out this list of the best websites bloggers should bookmark for everyday use.

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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology - Teacher Tech

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Google Yearbook, also known as Anuario Google, is my #Mex16 Innovator project. The goal of this project to lower the price of yearbooks while maintaining a high-quality product. Students are empowered to become graphic designers as they collaboratively create their yearbook. Because the project is bilingual, even more students can benefit from the project.

Make Your Own Google Yearbook

Link to Google Yearbook project

You can get started by going to my website with details about the project. Throughout the year, directions, resources, templates, and solutions will be added. Please take what you like and share the changes you make. Our students deserve high-quality low-cost yearbooks that capture their youthful memories.
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