How do you look for educational videos for your classroom? I guess most of us just Google with the keyword and do little research to find out the appropriate video. However, your work will become little easier if you know some of the amazing YouTube channels.
Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.
The benefits of integrating technology into learning are extremely well-supported, and range from increased motivation to enhanced cognition. Experts and non-experts alike have seen blended learning enhance students’ communication skills, digital fluency, engagement, independence, critical thinking, and comprehension in general. You’ll find extensive scientific support for blended learning with a simple Google search.
President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with more than 100 school superintendents to talk about how to improve the use of educational technology.
Mel Riddile's insight:
Michelle R. Davis writes at the Education Week (11/19) “Digital Education” blog that Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan “unveiled new resources for school districts to use in boosting broadband infrastructure and improving ed-tech programs during a meeting with more than 100 school superintendents at the White House on Wednesday.” She writes that the superintendents signed the White House’s Future Ready District Pledge, promising “to improve connectivity, foster access to devices and digital content, and mentor other districts in the transition to digital learning.” She adds that Duncan “acknowledged financial hardships” districts face in funding their technology programs, and urged “districts still spending significant dollars on paper textbooks to instead accelerate the transition” to digital resources. Davis quotes Duncan saying, “We have to level the playing field for (students) and in many ways we have not.”
A Microsoft focused Education ICT blog from Australia covering K-12 ICT, TAFE ICT and University ICT, on subjects such as LMS and VLE systems, education CRM systems for student recruitment and student retention, cloud-based education and learning analytics and assessment.
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"provides actionable practices and expert tips for district leaders who are managing network upgrade projects. This resource will help ensure that your district’s broadband infrastructure is digital learning-ready."
While most U.S. schools are working to expand their Web-based course offerings through Massive Open Online Courses and other programs, Texas universities are widening bandwidth on campus for students and faculty, who increasingly use the Internet for just about everything - from doing research and homework, to streaming movies and socializing. "Everybody's tapping the heck out of their smart phones these days and the amount of traffic in and out of Texas is frankly astronomical," said Mike Phil
Explain Everything Lesson Ideas is a free eBook created and provided for free by Apple. This work is part of Apple's" Apps in the Classroom" project that aims at helping teachers make the best of educational apps in their instruction. Each of the guides included in this project centres around a popular educational app and provides examples and ideas on how teachers can use it with their students in class. Today's guide is on the popular screencasting and whiteboard app Explain Everything.
As Classroom Technology Use Grows, Schools Struggle With Social Media Safety.
The AP (11/24, Mcdaniel) reports on the difficulties that schools in several Alabama districts face in trying to protect students from bullying and other negative aspects of social media use, while simultaneously working to embrace classroom technology. The article notes that the issue is “garnering national attention because of a monitoring program Huntsville City Schools started in 2013,” paying a former FBI agent “to operate SAFe, or Students Against Fear, a monitoring program that targeted 600 of the system’s 24,000 students and resulted in expulsion of 14 students.”
Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Tom Wheeler today announced that the FCC will increase funding for the federal E-Rate program by $1.5 billion, bringing the annual total to just under $4 billion. The FCC is expected to consider the proposal at their next meeting on December 11.
I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part is these books work on the iPad as well! I will make another webmix of 50 more books soon.