Today, more than 83,000 teachers around the world use Skype in their classrooms in order to collaborate with other classes, invite guest speakers into classrooms and to allow students to take virtual, global field trips.
Why 3D printing? Because it feels like magic. Kids are drawn to it; it quickly captures and inspires the imagination. But it also teaches kids to fail forward. Working with 3D printing illustrates what’s possible, and it makes invention accessible. And the global collaboration we foster between kids in the US and the developing world gives everything a real-life context with real-life urgency.
We’re seeing surprising results in the most unlikely of places. In Pakistan, a country that is seemingly hurtling towards either revolution or another military take-over, we are working with Farah Kamal, who has been working with iEARN Pakistan to change the narrative for students in Pakistan for decades.
There are tons of ways to incorporate Twitter into the classroom, but some ways are harder than others. Lucky for you, the upcoming issue of the Edudemic Magazine has a page devoted to just this problem.
So you’re attending a conference. Your bags are packed and you’ve got your hotel room booked. You’ve checked out the conference schedule and followed the official Twitter account of the event. What else could you do?
Researchers from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education spent the last year and a half studying four Bay Area high schools that are using (MT @LDH_ed: What happens in #StudentCentered schs that foster powerful learning?
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
What does being a ‘digitally competent’ teacher mean? Does it mean using laptops, smartphones, or tablets in your classroom? Does it mean finding new and interesting ways to use those devices along with apps and web tools? What level of expertise with technology constitutes ‘competent’? Or does the concept encompass more than that? Do things …