I found this an interesting read because it illustrates an example of students not just uing a tool for the sake of the tool - eTextBooks don't yet have the proper features to address thir needs; they do not offer any benefits over paper textbooks, and in fact even drop some paper positives.
Schools are discovering that handhelds like iPod touch and iPad make great learning tools. In fact, handhelds can play a big part in project based learning. Not only do projects motivate students because they use exciting handheld technology, but they also lend themselves to student voice and choice.
Via Jim Lerman
Another example of challenge based learning. Can we call it question based learning? "Just when you think you know all you need to know, you ask another question and discover how much more there is to learn."
The topic of what gives great curation value over just republishing is very timely for me as I seek to explore and curate information from the web. This post wasn't bad, though one reason I am also posting it, I admin, may be because it is the first of its kind that I have found.
What we as teachers don't know about engineering could fill a box. It turns out, though, we practice the engineering design process on a daily basis and we don't even realize it. The video of Robert Lindberg is worth the 20 minutes.
If I introduced you to a tool that would allow you to interact with educators all over the world, find solutions to problems, share best practices, and see the latest technological resources that will allow your teachers to impact teaching and learning dramatically then how long would you wait to use it?
A friend of mine recently graduated with his BS degree in Finance. He had a great lead on a job at a high tech company and things felt promising. But the feedback he received was, "Spend some time developing your social network profile and then our recruiters will consider you." That's not something he learned in college. But, arguably, it should have been.
Why? Because in a participatory culture, what others say about you is more important than what you say about yourself. Step up, folks. It's time to join in.
The Teacher Library Ning describes itself as follows: "For those of us who connect, teach, share, and lead in new information landscapes." This site contains some productive discussion around technology in the Library.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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.