Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad and Google Apps for Education launches. In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments. My assertions are not based on opinion, but on evidence directly observed in secondary classrooms at Burlington High School and from the students that traverse these halls daily. Our school launched 1,000-plus iPads last year, and we're starting our second year with the device in the hands of all students and teachers. Myth 1: The Digital Generation Needs Technology False. I did not pull this evidence out of thin air. I like to quote Chris Lehman anytime technology integration comes up. Myth 2: The iPad is Simply a Tool False. When I presented this analogy to one of my help desk students, Hannah Lienhard, she responded by saying: I agree that both the iPad and the hammer occupy a finite space physically. Myth 3: It's Not a Distraction False. Myth 4: Creating or Purchasing Textbooks for the iPad is a Grand Innovation
Creating a PLN Skip to content Building your PLN Know it or not, you already have some sort of Personal Learning Network or PLN! It could be your colleagues, family, students, friends – whoever! But with the power of the web and online collaboration – a PLN could really grow! This series guides you step by step through the process of building your PLN. You can work through the activities in any order and at any time. Here is our guide to growing your PLN in as little as a couple of weeks! Sign Up For Free Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare AddThis Sharing Sidebar Share to Facebook , Number of shares76 Share to TwitterShare to LinkedIn , Number of shares Share to EmailMore AddThis Share options , Number of shares65 Hide Show AddThis FollowShare Toggle Dock Share Close AddThisPrivacy
netsmartz Click on the titles below to print age-appropriate activity cards. These activity cards are related to the online activities and easy to implement with few extra materials. Printable handouts are included. Primary (Ages 5-7) Bad Netiquette Stinks Students will learn the definition of netiquette and discuss the importance of having good manners online. Intermediate (Ages 8-10) Attitude Overdrive Students will watch the NSTeens video "Attitude Overdrive" and discuss what to do when they encounter "griefers" while playing games online.
Descarga la Aplicación móvil “Te Protejo” A través de la aplicación será más fácil denunciar casos de pornografía infantil. El pasado 7 de junio, Telefónica Movistar lanzó en Colombia la aplicación “Te protejo” para equipos móviles con sistemas operativos iOS, Android y BlackBerry. A través de esta aplicación móvil se pueden denunciar contenidos inapropiados en Internet relacionados con pornografía infantil, así como otras situaciones que vulneren los derechos de la infancia y adolescencia. El acceso y uso de la aplicación móvil “Te Protejo” es totalmente gratuito, no tiene ningún fin o interés comercial. El proyecto es una iniciativa conjunta de Telefónica Movistar, la Fundación Telefónica, el Ministerio TIC, el ICBF, el Foro de Generaciones Interactivas (España), Red PaPaz y la Policía Nacional, para promover el uso responsable y adecuado de la tecnología.
CyberSmart! Students and Parents Debrief on Their First Social Media Summer Program Excerpt of Knapp Elementary's summer school calendar, July 2012 Image credit: Joe Mazza Back in May, our team at Knapp Elementary was busy planning our annual summer reading program. Some of us had just participated in a parent-teacher chat via Twitter on maximizing opportunities to keep the learning going over the summer. We talked about ways to keep students engaged between when the school doors were closed and when they reopened in September. One of the ideas that came up was utilizing a free web tool called Edmodo to keep students engaged virtually over the summer. Below is a window into our planning 1) before the students went home, 2) the actual Edmodo summer topics we proposed, and 3) feedback from a cross section of the 117 participating students and their parents. Setting Up the Online Summer Classroom The letter aimed to provide an introduction to the tool, as well as invite students and parents to join together. Structure of Weekly Topics Takeaways School Principal Teachers Parents
Teacher Action Research on ePortfolio Implementation Last week, I was the external examiner on a Masters Thesis entitled, ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS: TOOLS FOR SUPPORTING THE TEACHER’S NEED FOR ASSESSMENT AND THE STUDENT’S NEED FOR DEEP LEARNING. I was given permission to post his final thesis. "The intent of this study was to examine how qualitative assessment in the form of electronic portfolios could be conducted to engage students in their learning." This action research focused on a small (N=12) group of mostly First Nations students in northern British Columbia, and was conducted by their teacher in his grade 11/12 Comparative Civilizations course over the 2009-2010 school year. I found this study to be enjoyable to read, although a little repetitive. ...electronic portfolios support formative assessment by encouraging dialogue between the student and teacher that focuses on improving student work and is not emotionally threatening. As part of his definitions, he further defined deep learning for his work: Nicely done!
Kids and Mobile Phones What age is appropriate for a kid to have a mobile phone? That's something for you and your family to decide. Consider your child’s age, personality, and maturity, and your family's circumstances. Is your child responsible enough to follow rules set by you and the school? When you decide your children are ready for a mobile phone, teach them to think about safety and responsibility. Phones, Features, and Options Decide on options and features for your kid's phone. Your mobile phone company and the phone itself should give you some choices for privacy settings and child safety controls. Be smart about smart phones. Many phones offer web access and mobile apps. Get familiar with social mapping. Many mobile phones now have GPS technology installed: kids with these phones can pinpoint where their friends are — and be pinpointed by their friends. Develop Cell Phone Rules Explain what you expect. Talk to your kids about when and where it's appropriate to use their cell phones. Set an example.
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Overview Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned. Interactive feature: Sharing Information on Social Media Interactive feature: Teens on Facebook: What They Share with Friends Infographic: Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Infographic: What teens share on social media Infographic: Teens: Median number of Facebook friends Focus group highlights: What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity Key findings include: Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006: About the Survey
Search results for digital citizenship When I was a little girl I loved making books. It was one of my favorite things to do....all of it. I loved writing the story, drawing the illustrations, reading, and sharing them with others. I would have my mom staple pages of paper together, gather my crayons, pencil, and markers, and set off to find a place to create and write. I always had ideas that I wanted to write about. A lot of times my younger sister Heather would have a empty book with her also and together we would write great adventures. I loved writing books for others too. She always loved getting books, cards, and pictures of our adventures that we would take together. It is so special to read this book and hear the story through the young "me". I also wanted to be a teacher....and many times Heather and I played library where we pretended to be librarians of the most awesome library ever. As I got older, my love for drawing and writing grew. I went to Iowa State University to the College of Design first.
Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers The challenges facing a new teacher are clear: how to write a strong lesson plan, how to master the fine art of lesson delivery and how to keep kids engaged in a positive classroom environment are all high on the list. Add to that list the addition of mastering the use of technology tools to support instruction with students, and many a new teacher might go running for the hills! In all seriousness, though, the need for a new teacher to be able to learn the fine art of incorporating Web 2.0 tools to support instruction with students is critical if we are to stay the course of 21st Century instructional reforms. Not only that, the research is clear that strategies that combine the use of traditional face-to-face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities are here to stay. Enter the blended learning model. Defining Blended Learning In researching for this post, I found a significant amount of information across the Internet regarding the definition of blended learning. Resources
Registration — ePortfolio & Identity Conference We apologize for the inconvenience, but the page you were trying to access is not at this address. You can use the links below to help you find what you are looking for. If you are certain you have the correct web address but are encountering an error, please contact the Site Administration . Thank you. You might have been looking for… ePIC The ePortfolio & Identity Conference and Community Registration The 10th international ePortfolio and Identity conference, ePIC 2012, 9-10-11July 2012, takes place at the Savoy Place, London, home of the Institute of ... Instructions ePIC 2012 uses ConfTool for handling paper submissions, the review process, and participant registration. About ePIC 2013 The information digest for participation in ePIC 2013 Exhibitor Packages The Exhibition plays an integral part in the conference. Calendar Important dates for the Call for Contributions PerezGarcon.pdf Epic 2012 April-May Update Epic 2012 March Update ePortfolio 2003