50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Sometimes this writing comes in the form of responding to questions, while other time it’s in the form of an essay.
Educational Technology — The Official Website of the Arizona State Department of Education Hot Topics The Educational Technology group offers a wide variety of support on the effective use of technology in the classroom to increase student academic gains. The Educational Technology group provides technology integration support tools, approves technology plans, supports the E-Rate process, provides online professional development and digital resources, and guides the work of the Statewide Instructional Technology Project (SIT).
Teachers' Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Social Networking in Education Part One Update : Part Two has been posted. Click here to read it It is a fact universally ackowledged that Internet has radically changed the way we percieve of the world. Cambridge Montessori School Cambridge Montessori School uses technology to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for students, to increase the effectiveness of our educators and staff, and to improve communication within our local, regional, national, and global communities. Cambridge Montessori School supports and trains its employees to empower students for success as positive contributors and productive members of a diverse technological society. Technology at CMS is being implemented with the following guiding principles: The Director of Technology oversees the development, implementation, operation, monitoring, and evaluation of the campus wide Technology Program.
EdTech Cheat Sheet Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming Educational Technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartner in a calculus class. Don't tell your teach, but we put together a little cheat sheet to keep you informed on what's happening inside and outside of today's most innovative schools. Think we're missing any major terms or trends? Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Should We Really Abolish Term Papers? Elucidating Issues in the NY Times “Blog V. Term Papers” I admit it. I was dreading the appearance of Matt Richtel’s “Blog versus Term Papers” article in the New York Times. He’s written pretty critically before about technology in classrooms and, although he was careful and professional in our interviews, I was paranoid that I was about to be ambushed.
Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter 'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Khan Academy Opens A Lab School : NPR Ed In 2015, Khan Academy, which pioneered free, online video tutorials and lectures that have reached millions of students around the world, sought new ways of reaching new people. It had already partnered with everyone from NASA to the Museum of Modern Art, and this past year Khan joined forces with the SAT's overlord, the College Board. The goal, in the parlance of our times, is to disrupt the billion-dollar test prep industry. Salman "Sal" Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, is venturing into brick-and-mortar private schools. Stephen Lam/Reuters/Landov hide caption
Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology How do you respond to someone when they ask you WHY they should use education technology? Do you get flustered and attempt to walk them through an array of apps and web tools that can help them save time, reduce friction in the classroom, and more? If you’re an Edudemic reader, then you probably already use edtech and are happy to walk others through those exact points. For Schools Site: Resource for Using Evernote in Education Posted by Ron Toledo on 14 Feb 2012 Comment As more teachers and students adopt new technologies, including Evernote, they’re looking for useful resources to help them along the way.
Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kid Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct tape, the device was now capable of churning out flavors that the young scientist planned to dub “Mint Speshel” and “Tiana’s Dlitght.” Eyes wide, Tiana turned to her teacher, Shira Leibowitz. The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content March , 2014 In a section in her wonderful book "Understanding The Social Lives of Networked Teens" Danah Boyd talked extensively about the concept of digital natives and argued that this nomenclature does not really capture the essence of what a digitally savvy teenager really means. Dana argued that the mere fact of being comfortable with a social media tool does not prove that the user has a digital fluency to allow them to better use it for educational purposes : Just because teens are comfortable using social media to hang out does not mean that they’re fluent in or with technology.
Connecticut superintendents propose a radically different approach to education How do you transform factory era school systems so that they better serve the needs of an information age society? You don’t do it by being timid. Unlike most school reformers floating ‘tweak-the-status-quo’ proposals these days (let’s test kids more! let’s get rid of a few teachers! let’s make school longer!