"Digital citizenship is a critical skill right now. Many dismiss it as not being necessary since anyone who uses the web on a regular basis likely feels like they're acting properly online. But what happens when your identity is stolen or you're the target of online harassment? Time to brush up on your digital citizenship skills. "
Do you like editing and tweaking images but find the Chromebook's default editor too limited? Here are some alternatives. The default editor on a Chromebook is extremely basic. It is opened by running the image viewer and clicking on the pencil icon, but beyond auto-enhance, crop, brightness, and contrast there are no further options available.…
As smartphone use/ownership among students rises – so has the use of the QR codes. I add them to unit packages for links for Quizlet sites or my YouTube channel – hoping that the ubiquitous phone in the teenagers hand will help them find support outside of class time. Some educators use them as a …
"While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher achievement involves changing the entire school culture—and technology that ties together curriculum and assessment also can help."
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
This is a free text-to-audio transcribing web service that allows users to easily listen to any article on the go. After reviewing this service I decided to add it to the Best Free Text to Speech tools for teachers.
At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California,…
Simply limiting or restricting access is not the answer to keeping students safe. Students need to use the tools that will help them learn their best at any time and anywhere. As a result, Learning.com has developed a brand new Digital Citizenship App, specifically designed for middle and high school students, to teach them how to be safe and make good choices online.
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