"In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."
We haven’t talked about learning analytics in awhile (at least not specifically), but that doesn’t mean learning analytics have missed the mark (last year, learning analytics were tagged as a ‘top trend’ in education). We talk quite often about blended learning and personalized learning, often times neglecting to consider that learning analytics are what really …
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Learning analytics drives the focus for project-, inquiry-, problem-, challenge-, personalised-based learning.
The report calls for every child in the UK to have a good library in their secondary school.
It makes four recommendations:
The Department for Education starts collecting figures about the number of schools that have a library and librarianThe Minister for Schools examines the full contribution that school libraries make to children’s education and developmentOfsted includes libraries in their inspectionsThe Department for Education has a lead staff-member for school libraries
Karen Bonanno's insight:
Quote from the chairperson: "We must make sure that children in our schools are encouraged to read, have access to exciting books and reading materials, and are taught research and digital literacy skills."
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …
“Every day, I see students working on myriad projects from research to PowerPoint, creating brochures to creating films using programs like Photo Story. I know first-hand how much of an impact a teacher librarian makes in teaching information skills and incorporating technology into lessons,” Buchanan stated in an email to Don Scholl, president of the Board of Trustees.
Have you heard what's been happening in the ACT? Find out about the successful advocacy work that teacher librarians in Canberra have been achieving in recent years. This article delivers an overview of the ACT journey, identifies strategies for success and provides useful tips. It includes support materials and practical ideas to try in your local area.
The importance of grit, tenacity, and perseverance in education is not necessarily widely known, and stakeholders at many levels may not understand the importance of investing resources in these priorities.
This project aims to explore what can be delivered in face to face teaching versus what can be provided digitally and the range of resources available in Moodle; and will also discuss the value of engaging students in this work.
Despite the abundance of technology available to us now, many famous, professional writers have their own technology equation that works best for them to get their ideas on paper (virtual paper or physical paper).
As Dixon discovered, libraries aren’t just for reading anymore. People go to their local branches to learn how to expand their business, navigate government red tape, become master gardeners, produce videos or calibrate their computer skills. Kids can get free lunches, learn a language or if they’re visually impaired, receive free audio books.
At the outset, the author believes we need to get rid of the terms teach and teacher from our lexicon and start talking about the ‘learning leader’. It immediately changes the focus from teacher-centred to learner-centred approaches.
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term- is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …