Rethinking classroom design needn’t be expensive, but keeping users in mind is key (RT @StevenWishart2: Why well-designed learning spaces pay educational dividends http://t.co/hUKoU7hzge via @timeshighered...
The Digital Footprint We have all heard the term and most of the time we only relate it to our own personal presence on the web. Most of our gut reactions are to Google someone to look for something ‘bad’ that would take them out of the running.
A Critical 21st Century Skill Now here we are in the year 2014, and things seem to be changing for many schools. It would seem that the smartphone is finally getting its due as a computer with telephonic capabilities. Our phones are used as computers even as our computers are now used as phones. An interesting Nielsen study showed that in March 2012, a majority (50.4 percent) of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Mobile devices have also replaced desktop computers as the primary access device to the Internet.
Eighty percent of K-12 teachers use social media for personal or professional reasons, yet the same number worry about conflicts that may arise with their students or their parents as a result, according to a new survey from the University of...
"If you plan on giving an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a child, take a moment to set up some very basic parental controls on the device by using the Restrictions feature of iOS. It only takes a minute to configure, and this will prevent the access of inappropriate content, avoid mature themed media, prevent in-app purchases and incidental charges, disable the ability to download and install new apps, plus prevent the removal of apps that have already been installed on the device."
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