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School Improvement Network, Professional Development for Educators and Teachers

School Improvement Network, Professional Development for Educators and Teachers

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Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources Is the Web a good research tool? This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. American Education in 2030 Paul Peterson: Only if Past Trends Persist Is the Future Dismal Simple extrapolations of current trends suggest that public education costs will rise sharply, pupil-teacher ratios will fall, and control over the education system will shift from families and localities to higher levels of government. Courts and collective bargaining agreements will also gain in influence.

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Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Change inStudent andTeacherRoles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons.

August 14, 2012 Our Space August 14, 2012 After 25 years of hearing the same calls for action in education technology, I'm throwing down the gauntlet. I started in education technology in 1986 as an editor at one of the early educational software publishers, Sunburst Communications (raise your hand if you had one of those traffic-cone-orange binders in your classroom). It was a great place to begin my career in ed tech: The emphasis was on the power of computers to teach problem solving and creative thinking. We believed that these were the kinds of skills--not rote memorization--that students needed to thrive in the 20th century.

Using Technology In The Classroom Technology has always been a major focus on This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom. Many of these articles have been updated many times or even rewritten as technology changes. That said, due to the ever-changing nature of technology, there will be articles on this list that are a little past their prime period of usefullness. File Extension Dictionary Browse Alphabetically Browse File Extensions by Alphabet Every File Extension in the World -- almost! This is a resource for looking up file extension names or suffixes. By browsing alphabetically, you will be able to find the format you are looking for and learn what program it is associated with. In general, if you have the program that uses that file extension, that program can be used to open or otherwise use the file.

Selected Student Generated Ice Breakers and Exercises Draw a tic-tac-toe, in each of the boxes write down one characteristic important to a healthy relationship. When done, we will play "people bingo" with it. Dare Double Dare... If you were required to come up in front of this class and have to do one activity of the list below continuously for 1-3 minutes, which would you be more likely to do?