From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
The importance of computer science education is being recognized nationwide, including by President Obama himself during his latest State of the Union address. During Computer Science Education week in December, City Year partnered with Microsoft and Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, to participate in Hour of Code and introduce computer science to students.
Here, we spotlight two Microsoft-sponsored teams (one at City Year Seattle-King County and one at City Year Washington DC) that participated in Hour of Code:
Rose Carlson, City Year AmeriCorps member, Microsoft Team serving at Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle, Washington
Allan La Grenade-Finch, City Year AmeriCorps member (Team Leader), Microsoft Team serving at Cardozo Education Campus, Washington, D.C.
The Human Face of Big Data is a wonderful iPad eBook that provides some amazing interactive posters, infographics, essays and photographs that ‘explore the world of big data and captures how it is helping address the biggest challenges facing our species.’ This short eBook is free today and only for a limited period of time (its regular price is $2,99).
Evaluating Online Teaching is not so much a how-to guide as it as a roadmap, guiding the reader through the complexities of creating or overhauling a faculty evaluation process. The book places heavy emphasis on contextual factors and is filled with real-world examples. Evaluating Online Teaching is a must-read for distance learning administrators tasked with faculty evaluations.
"You can always find a lot of discussion about the best ways, tools, and ideas for integrating technology in the classroom.
Educating yourself about the tools available and best strategies for integrating technology into the classroom is important to stay up to date with your profession. But where do you start? What’s the first step?"
Around the world, participation rates in tertiary education are on the rise and one of the key challenges facing educators is finding ways to engage these students. We present the results of a project that assesses the impact of an engagement strategy in which a cohort of students entering their first year of university (1) establish and maintain a clear goal of their ideal future career and (2) make use of a web-based digital curation tool to research and present their findings.
Investing in Higher Education Innovation U.S. Department of Education (press release) (blog) Technology, powerful insights from brain science, and research on teaching and learning are creating vast new possibilities.
"The resources on this site focus on how UDL can be used to address learner variability in postsecondary education settings in order to help ensure that all students receive a high-quality learning experience and are able to succeed. For background information about the UDL framework, visit the National Center on Universal Design for Learning."
WPS Office Free is one of the best free iPad apps you can use to view, edit and create Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. It is fully compatible with Microsoft Office, PDF and several other document formats. WPS Office also supports a number of file formats that include doc, docx, ppt, xls, xlsx, tif, rtf, pdf and zip.
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.
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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.