Dr. Michael Nagler, Superintendent of the Mineola Unified School District, spoke at the Long Island Technology Summit on October 20, 2014 about using digital portfolios to track Common Core Standards by student. His presentation outlined the district’s journey to implement the Common Core Standards and how iPads have become an essential tool for the district in this process.
This post is not to set the record straight with the armchair critics that litter the internet, but to provide some actual real life examples to counter what I am seeing as many people talking out of their backsides.
“ As an Edudemic reader, you are well versed in the importance of technology in education. But are you aware of the specific role it can play in writing? Take a look at the findings of a recent study.”
With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Here is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology
Got a minute? Literally just a minute or so? Take a look at this infographic with some surprising stats courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation via Socrato.
In the below image (you’ll wanna click it to enlarge it) you can see that the vast majority of teachers agree that technology helps in the learning process. Heck, the teachers they polled even agree that ANY multimedia can help in the process of learning.
Blogging is a simple way for students and teachers to stay connected. In an effort to create a digital classroom, many teachers work hard to answer questions, create homework assignments, and take much of the learning experience online by harnessing the power of blogs.
In the last four years, millions of iPads have been deployed in schools across the US, generating headlines both for their positive impact on student outcomes as well as stories of more challenged roll-outs. But institutions need to realize tablets represent a long-term project to implement new educational practices in their classroom. The following article touches on some of the key points to transform any iPad initiative into a robust instructional platform drawing from some of the emerging new solutions and best practices in the market.
With School 4 One, teachers can convert their day to day activities into formative assessments. They can also access content by Common Core Standard and share it with specific students based on their need. This makes it easier for teachers to use the iPad making it an integral classroom tool and providing a foundation on which to build a successful iPad program.
The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors. E-learning is undoubtedly the future of the education industry.
Pinterest has taken off in the past few months. According to a Shareholic study, it exceeds reddit, Google+, Linkedin, and YouTube as a referral source. It may seem as though everyone you know is Pinning something to the online bulletin boards to share their favorite articles, collections, and items available online.
This is a great social networking tool that you can use for educational purposes, whether you are a teacher or a student.
This tool can make it possible to create boards for specific projects and to collect and share lesson resources.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.