Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture certification.googleapps Certified Administrator This exam certifies administrators who demonstrate the skills required to manage a G Suite domain. Take the course Register for an exam今すぐ登録 Administrator exam Prerequisites EdTech Chic: How #GAFE and #Chrome are helping @BrenhamISD stay CIPA compliant by educating students domain-wide with just a few clicks! First of all, if you are not familiar with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act), you can read more about it here. According to the FCC: The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. Because Brenham ISD receives e-Rate money, we must work hard to make sure we are meeting requirements by monitoring and filtering student Internet access and providing education about online safety, cyberbullying, etc.
- Three Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development There are lots of ideas out there as to why teachers don't want to engage in PD. Many times the PD, when it is required, isn't meaningful. When I was in the classroom I was part of a team that helped to decide the direction our PD at the school level would take. Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. It's an overwhelming array of skills to be taught and topics to explore.
5 Reasons Chromebooks Make Sense for Schools Ravenscroft had been mulling a one-to-one initiative for more than a decade. But when Chromebooks hit the market in spring 2011, it became a no-brainer. Because they run the browser-based Google Chrome operating system, these notebooks start up instantly, integrate with Google Apps for Education and cost far less than traditional models. "When Chromebooks came out, I purchased one and gave it to my son," says Jason Ramsden, chief technology officer for the independent K–12 school in Raleigh, N.C. "We quickly saw its potential for use in a school environment. He was able to immediately get online and start working. 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age. We started with a small cohort of tech-savvy teachers to pilot a BYOD program with selected classes.
Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies This morning I spent some time reading the first part of the solution to Dr. Daniel Russell's most recent search challenge on Search ReSearch. Dr. Getting Started with your Chromebook Chromebooks rare easy to set up and use. However, getting started with your Chromebook can be a better experience if you knew a bunch of things, especially those that make Chrome OS and Chromebooks different from other laptops and operating systems. This guide will do just that! How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most common is: “How do you get teachers who are hesitant or resistant to use technology?” I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators.
How To Bring Your Lab Notebook Into The 21st Century As more and more states adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers are beginning to wonder what tools they will need to implement the new standards in their classrooms. The NGSS focuses on three dimensions: core ideas in science and engineering necessary to prepare students to gain more knowledge independently; concepts that cut across content areas; and practices employed by scientists and engineers as they investigate, design and build (National Research Council 2011). The framers of the NGSS emphasize the need for students to do science and not just learn about science. What do you need to do science in the classroom? Well, that’s going to depend a lot on your grade level and your content area, but I would argue that all science students need a lab notebook – an electronic lab notebook (ELN) to be specific. Keeping a lab notebook is an essential part of the science or engineering process.
Getting Started with your Chromebook The holidays are now over and many of you may have received a Chromebook for Christmas. Welcome to the world of Google’s desktop operating system. I have written this guide to help new Chromebook users to get up and running with their new device, it may also provide some tips for you Chromebook veterans. This guide will apply to all Chromebooks, from the now retired Cr-48 to Samsung’s and Acer’s latest offerings. Tech Czech » “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?”: What every learning technologist should know about accessible documents #ALTC2012 I gave this presentation at the ALT Conference 2012 in Manchester. Presentation Download presentation from Slideshare. Abstract The title of this presentation is a composite of the many responses we receive when we deliver training on accessible documents to teachers as part of the Load2Learn project, an online collection of downloadable curriculum resources in accessible formats.