- I am not the first to do this.
- I have help available in every program/app.
- My peers are a great resource.
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Having someone to appreciate, assess, and provide feedback on what we create is powerful.
With an audience, students see their learning as both a social act and an opportunity to teach. It benefits the creator as well as the consumer. Access to technology alone is not enough.
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
Primary teacher Kathy Cassidy shares a year’s worth of ideas from her connected classroom about how to keep global learning activities in sync with curriculum goals and objectives.
DSHA students (98%) responded to a technology survey in March/April 2014. Questions presented were about BYOD, social media, how they use technology for and at school. I made a brief video and shared highlights of our results with students, parents, and our faculty & staff.
Creating a learning environment and opening the gateway to diverse experiences, ideas, and opinions should be the focus of faculty and curriculum development team members when creating discussion forums. Affording faculty the opportunity to revise a following week’s discussion question to continue the topic, move the topic in another direction, or include breaking news widens the gateway to increased student involvement and learning. Breathing life into all areas of the course begins with the first breath, an engaging topic, and faculty creativity. As faculty, we must be the difference that drives new learning and widens the gateway to student success!
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By allowing us to use our phones to gather information, I felt like he really trusted me to use my phone the right way. It felt like he wasn’t worried that I would be irresponsible. It felt like he was treating me as an adult.
Small data matters most to educators and learners, and its use is on the rise — teachers in 35 states now have access to data about students in their classrooms, up from 28 states in 2011. This small data is better positioned to assist educators in the classroom by providing immediate feedback on lesson plans, guidance on individual student progress, demonstrating alignment to, and assisting with many of the normally onerous administrative tasks that are necessary yet operate as overhead for educators, taking their precious time away from teaching.
The recent brouhaha around Yik Yak, an app that lets its users share secrets anonymously, made me think about the implications situations like this one might have on BYOD. But before we look into this, let me bring you up to speed with the latest trend in Silicon Valley: anonymous social apps.
Rick Ackerly - Ten Ways Bad Technology Is Good For Your Kids.
See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech)KB…Konnected's insight:One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding … and the amazin…See on ipadeducators.ning.com
Very cool. There are endless ways to use this. Post includes materials/equipment needed and how to get them.
The internet already empowers our students with unprecedented educational access in ways that we could never have foreseen as teachers in training. The question is – how are we teaching them to use that power?