Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2015: Teens and Their Phones. The Economist explains: What disruptive innovation means. Definition Of Digital Citzenship. The Definition Of Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important.
Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship? Well, first citizenship, which is formally defined as “the quality of an individual’s response to membership in a community.” This makes citizenship far more complex than a simple legal matter, but rather one that consists of self-knowledge, interaction, and intimate knowledge of a place, its people, and its cultural history. Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well - Abigail Walthausen. But outdated web filters make that mission quite difficult.
Randy Snyder/AP Photo During this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama championed the goal of increasing bandwidth in schools across the country. The following day, a group of CEOs wrote an open letter encouraging the chairman of the FCC to “act boldly to modernize the E-rate program to provide the capital needed to upgrade our K-12 broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi infrastructure.” These calls to action were answered with pledges from business leaders amounting to $750 million dollars, an influx of money that should help provide more enriching learning environments for students across the country.
As schools begin to plan for the benefits of improved connectivity, it is important to consider the responsibility of giving students guidance in becoming productive citizens of the web. Especially as mobile devices enter the classrooms, students are exposed to the full range of what is available on the Internet. How Technology Enhances Creativity. I recently wrote a post about how marketers will need to learn to rely less on judgment and intuition in the era of big data.
It’s a controversial subject, especially since many marketers pride themselves, in fact have built their careers, on having a reputation for instinct. So I expected a certain amount of pushback, but instead many people seemed to think that I was arguing that technology was diminishing the need for creativity in marketing. This is clearly not the case. A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs. A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education. The building and its surroundings in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, may look run-down, but inside 150 Albany Avenue may sit the future of the country’s vocational education: The first 230 pupils of a new style of school that weaves high school and college curriculums into a six-year program tailored for a job in the technology industry.
By 2017, the first wave of students of P-Tech — Pathways in Technology Early College High School — is expected to emerge with associate’s degrees in applied science in computer information systems or electromechanical engineering technology, following a course of studies developed in consultation with I.B.M. “I mean, in 10th grade, doing college work?” Said Monesia McKnight, 15, as she sat in an introduction to computer systems course taught by a college professor. 8 Crucial Resources For Flipped Classrooms. Have you “flipped” yet? My colleagues have this week; it’s PSSA week in Pennsylvania (PSSAs are standardized tests.). That’s not the flipped I meant, however. I meant, have you flipped your classroom yet? Well, if you have or are thinking about it, here are some tools you might want to consider using for those after-hours background knowledge sessions. YouTube This might be the most popular tool teachers have used for flipped instruction.
7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes. Creating and delivering quizzes and tests online offers a number of advantages over paper-based quizzes and tests.
Many online quiz services allow you to create quizzes that give your students instant feedback. Some of the services provide the option to include picture and video prompts in your quizzes. What Is The Flipped Classroom Model And Why Is It Amazing? (With Infographic) - 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman.
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21 Things for the 21st Century Educator - Home. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom. Written By: Jillian Terry Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus.
With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom. Read below to learn how you can take advantage of the power of Skype in your classroom. Promoting Education These great ideas are all about teaching students in dynamic ways. 30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use.
7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make You Rethink Your CV. You love resumes.
You really do. When we published "10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From" in May, our readers enthusiastically responded by sharing it with friends, commenting on it and sending us links to their own snazzy resumes. We sifted through those links, picked our favorites and placed them in the gallery below. After clicking through the collection of resumes, were you inspired? 7 Reasons To Leverage Social Networking Tools in the Classroom. Instructional uses of social networking software can provide opportunities for learning, connecting, and engagement. This year, I’ve written frequently about popular social media tools, and education-specific social networking apps, and social enterprise solutions. I’ve also noticed increasing coverage of this topic in the media recently. Maybe it’s just me paying more attention to it … or maybe it signals an increasing acceptance of these types of tools as legitimate and effective resources for the classroom.
Social networking tools aren’t going away any time soon, they appear to be here for the long term. 7 Ways Universities Are Using Facebook as a Marketing Tool. Social media use by universities has become ubiquitous.
When earlier this year, researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth asked a representative sample of U.S. schools whether they use some social media, 100% of them said they did. Four years ago, just 61% of them said the same. Facebook is the most prevalent social media tool in higher education — 98% of the universities in the study said they had a presence there. 13 Tips for Increasing Your Company's Google Rank. Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment.
The YEC provides young entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business's development and growth. It goes without saying that entrepreneurs know the importance of search engine optimization, and how to boost their Google search rankings. A Visual History of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Social Media Infographics Series is supported by Vocus' Social Media Strategy Tool, a free, six-step online tool that lets you build a custom social media framework tailored to your organization’s goals. Since its launch in the summer of 2006, Twitter has become the leader in microblogging, limiting even its most famous users to a concise 140 characters.
77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer. Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs. Culture Teaching Strategies YOUmedia Earlier this month, we covered the Fayetteville Free Library‘s new Fab Lab, the public library’s plans to build a “makerspace” where library patrons could gain hands-on experience using 3D printers and other tools and could take programming and “shop” classes. It’s part of a larger movement to rethink and re-imagine what a public library will look like and what functions it will serve. While many people do see libraries solely as book repositories, it’s clear that the library is much more than that. 20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom. The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. 41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom « Ask a Tech Teacher.
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. 5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation 'Hybrid' Class Website.
[Nicholas C. Martin is a visiting professor at American University and the United Nations University for Peace. Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate. If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. Ten Ideas for Interactive Teaching. 8 Exam-Prep Activities Students Actually Like. 100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education. 47 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed. 5 Gadgets We’re Playing With This WeekMashable reviews the Sound Freaq SFQ-01, MSi GT683 Gaming Notebook, Soundmatters foxL v2.2 Bluetooth Speaker, The Lark and Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G Notebook.7 Boilerplates, Templates & Resets for a Fresh StartEvery web developer has a set of tools to help them get the job done quickly and well.
WEB 2.0 FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS. Where to Get the Best Free Education Online. Mobile Studying & Online Flashcards on Smartphones. What You (Really) Need to Know. Kids Today: How the Class of 2011 Engages with Media. End Technology Training? – Learn. Teach. Engage. 13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom. 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Teachers. The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD. Learning through Digital Media. A Google a Day. 3 Chrome Extensions For Gmail That Help You Use Email Quickly.
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