Students young and old frequently complain about the quality of the desks and chairs provided on campus, yet it remains one of the more overlooked issues. Couldn't agree more.We need to do more than introduce a tool. We have to create an environment for learning & collaborating
The remarkable Adora Svitak surfaces once again! (If you don't know much about her, a Google search will yield amazing information. For example, she organized her own TEDx conference at the age of 12).
Ms. Svitak is now 14 and offering helpful suggestions to educators about how to make their classroom more engaging and technologically connected. Each of her 5 short videos is accompanied by a page of teaching suggestions and resources. -JL
"A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?"
Wesley Fryer has published a book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing." This website provides information in 15 areas such as Interactive Writing, Narrated Slideshow/Screencast, Simulation and Visual Notetaking.
In each area he provides a definition, a description of the workflow, links to tools and student examples. If you are considering trying some new tools check out this website for ideas!
When we speak of 21st century learning we often hear the words innovation and creativity...but what can we do as educators to help our students develop these skills. How can we make our schools bcome idea factories for our students? Below is a list of 8 ideas. For more information click through to the article.
Are you as worried as we are that the overall impact of technology on our children’s ability to solve complex research problems is negative? Have you heard a child near you say, “Just Google it,” when asked to describe the meaning of life?
"For many advanced computer users, Dropboxis the premiere cloud-based storage and sharing document service. It has replaced the Documents folder on my Mac, and is the primary way I sync files between my devices. Similar and equally useful free services include Google Drive and Box.com.
"We’ve already covered some awesome uses for Dropbox, including How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts Simultaneously [Mac], how to send send files to your Dropbox without using Dropbox, how to upload files faster and easier with Dropbox, and even how to host a WordPress blog on your Dropbox account. The following are a handful of other ideas for new and maybe more experienced users of Dropbox."
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