technology in education
This list has a little bit of everything, and will kick-start your effort to put technology into your lesson plans: Do you have any to add to this list? Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman , the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com , and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education . Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer.
Breakthrough Models in Education Grants This third NGLC grant competition (no longer accepting submissions at this time) supports educators and innovators who have a vision for highly engaging, technology-enabled learning pathways that a) span secondary school through postsecondary completion and b) prepare students for economic, social, and civic success. This wave sought approaches that could help all students—but especially low-income students and students of color—develop the skills and knowledge they need to lead successful lives. Models that have a clear, sustainable expansion or adoption plan to meet the need rose to the top of our list. The October 2011 RFPs focused on the development of new, personalized, competency-based, blended learning models at the postsecondary and secondary level (grades 6-12).
The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?)
We've heard this story before. The first thing to go in budget cuts is the visual art program or another related art. Proponents of arts education counter with the usual rhetoric on the importance of self-expression and creativity. I, myself, am a product of arts education. From the early age of kindergarten I was in musical theater. I eventually transitioned in music as a focus, and was a choir nerd in middle school and into college.
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It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it. Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
Templates Most people see Prezi's blank canvas as artistic freedom. But if you’re approaching a deadline, you may want a little guidance to kick-start your prezi. Introducing Prezi templates: you don't always have to start from scratch. To access Prezi templates, create a new prezi to automatically choose from one of 5 templates or a blank canvas. Prezi templates include: