September marks Life Literacy Month - a month to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. Did you know that nearly nine million adult Canadians strug... (@brantskills ABC will be celebrating lifelong learning during the entire month of Sept!
"When the gift-giving season for 2011 came around, the dreaded word ‘iPad’ appeared on the wishlist of nearly half the children in America. Parents across the country feared that the expensive handheld would become just another video game console tossed in the toybox. Now, while the flashy graphics and wide array of entertainment apps can paint that sort of picture, many app designers are actually tending toward interactive learning tools for their younger users. Was this portable PC really designed with education in mind?"
While many of you may be heading for the beach this week, it won't be long before you're ready to start exploring some new tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators when you go back to school in the fall. This week we published a new video on Nicole Dalesio, a fifth-grade teacher who uses all kinds of free technology tools in her class to keep her kids engaged, and it inspired me to go hunt down the best tutorials for all these great, free Web 2.0 tools. Did I mention most of them are free?
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
With the common standards on her doorstep, Ms. Hearne has a lot to do. Her library at Wren Middle School in Piedmont, S.C., is a nerve center in her school's work to arm both teachers and students for a focus on new kinds of study. She's working to build not only students' skills in writing, reading, research, and analysis, but also teachers' skills in teaching them. She and other librarians say they view the common core, with its emphasis on explanation, complex text, and cross-disciplinary synthesis, as an unprecedented opportunity for them to really strut their stuff.
Health Evidence appraisal of a systematic review suggests school-based programmes combining life skills with knowledge are worth promoting (RT @Mental_Elf: RT @lifestyleelf Giving teens life skills plus information looks a promising combination in...
Updated on April 5, 2012 Kindle devices might be the cheapest electronic ink ereaders available in your country (even when you add shipping costs an (10 tips and resources for Kindle users living outside US http://t.co/xtm9pFMw...
The eBooks are Here!Prairie AdvocateThe Lanark Public Library, with some financial assistance from the Friends of the Lanark Public Library and the Lake Carroll Women's Club, has expanded their services to include eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
As well as being responsible in the last ten years for promoting, coordinating and facilitating the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance teaching and student learning, I have managed ICT ...
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