As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
A system of teacher development linked to the needs of hiring entities that awarded licenses based on demonstrated competence would provide personalized development pathways for teachers and ensure well-trained teachers for schools.
"When I first raised my hand to pilot my middle school’s first 1:1 classroom, I knew it was going to be bumpy.
After all, I am a practitioner of content, not a tech guru. But the way I see it, I work to not only help guide students to unveil the subject matter (consume), I also work to be up on the most current ways to communicate that content (create). Hence, my willingness to jump out of my wheelhouse, the shallow end of the ed tech pool, and into the deep end of total tech immersion.
The only way to learn was to jump in and jump in early, so I raised my hand."
We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study.
It starts with setup tips, offers some thoughts on how you view the tablet, and even gets into workflow a bit. While we might move #4 to #1, this is a useful graphic for any #edtech teacher just getting started with tablets and mobile learning in general.
"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities. I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets. Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.