Welcome to "School of Thought", Sophia’s newly improved teacher resource center and community of learning. You’ll find posts by teachers from across the nation covering the latest topics in educational technology.
Check out what’s for today’s 5 a Day -Top Kids apps gone free … We have a dazzling learn-to-read game - Sky Fish Phonics - By Knowbility; a cute quiz game - Mini-U: ZOO Quiz - to learn letters; a great colouring app - Monster Coloring Book; and...
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets. Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.
"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"
As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on promoting digital literacy in education, the Bing for Schools program offers daily lesson plans designed to teach search skills, Bing Rewards enhancements to help earn Microsoft Surface RT tablets for...
There are no limits to what a great educator can achieve when they have the right tools. Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.
Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.
Fishman said that administrators and policymakers should see the findings as further evidence that online teacher professional development, while no silver bullet, can be a viable alternative to the traditional model.
"There's some hesitation on the part of teachers who think that online [professional development] is somehow less valuable to them because of a lack of personal connection," Fishman said.
"I think this study may make them a little more optimistic."