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Absolutely amazing Web 2.0 tools are a fantastic way for teachers to foster interactive, media-rich projects. The great news is that most are free and don't require any software to be installed. Using free websites, students can create digital bulletin boards, interactive presentations and much more.
Six Emerging Technologies in Education | Master's in Curriculum and Instruction | Saint Xavier University OnlineOver the next five years, the K-12 education community is expected to adopt six new technologies that will affect both teaching and learning. Teachers, curriculum designers, students and parents will all be impacted, and for the better, the K-12 classroom will never be the same. Digg StumbleUpon Embed this infographic on your site or within a blog post: (Copy Paste This Code):
Jim Wilson/The New York Times Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. But computers and cellphones, and the constant stream of stimuli they offer, pose a profound new challenge to focusing and learning. Go to related article »
Did you know that American Internet users spend more time on Facebook than any other site ? Not only is it the site with the second-largest U.S. audience, just behind Google, but it far surpasses every other site in the top 10 of most popular websites, according to data from Nielsen , with the average user spending more than 7 hours and 45 minutes each month on the site. No wonder it's a popular site for marketing and engaging with consumers. So, what does the average user do on Facebook each day? Here's a glimpse into Facebook habits courtesy of creative agency JESS3 . How does your Facebook use stack up to these numbers?
Flickr:David Ortez Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S.
Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online – particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edublogs support team have been getting more and more complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs. The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations.
21st Century learner
21st Century learner
We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools. We know that publishing student work beyond the classroom encourages authentically engaged kids who create high-quality work. We know that integration of writing and visuals increases cognitive activity.
Wesley Fryer is the author of ”Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing” (July 2011) and a contributing author of “ What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media ” (September 2011). Wesley co-authored Chapter 3 of the book, “Podcasts and Webinars,” with Steve Dembo . Have a discount/download code or need help with your eReader? A “Help with eBooks” page is available .
Here are my favourite web tools from 2011: Grababeast is a tool to create your own monster using different body parts and colouring them using a palette. You can save it to your computer or share your monster with a link.
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