IdentAKid - Keeping Kids Safe Center for 21st Century Skills — Redesigning education for the 21st Century through the convergence of art, business, creativity, innovation, engineering, and science. Interactive Achievement: Home Goodbye, Google Reader. Here are 5 alternatives On Monday, fans of Google's popular Reader application will bid farewell. Google shuts down Reader on July 1, citing a drop in usage and a shift toward a smaller selection of Google services. If you're a Google Reader user, now's the time to export your subscriptions. Since Google announced Reader's demise in March, several other options have emerged to potentially fulfill your RSS needs. Feedly. The Old Reader. Flipboard. AOL Reader. Digg Reader. Readers, have you made the switch from Google Reader?
Learning Management System | LMS Hapara ■ Making Learning Visible PlascoTrac / Student pass automation / student pass management / tardy tracking / Plasco Trac Trak DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! Innovations For Learning Changing a Rural Community’s Expectations Through 24/7 Learning Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools. Click here for more info on the League. To stay up to date on future case studies, sign up for our email newsletter. Location: Piedmont, AL Enrollment: 1,240 students Superintendent: Matt Akin Per-pupil funding: $8,442 Low Income: 68% While technological advancements in schools have provided incredible new opportunities to learn, there is a digital learning gap emerging in the U.S. Affordable access to high-quality technology is still slow to reach many low-income communities, especially those in rural areas, where both economic and geographic factors are restricting. These trends put rural schools at risk. At Piedmont City School District, in rural northeast Alabama, technology is viewed as a tool for raising expectations in a town hit by hard times. About one in five Piedmont residents now live in public housing. Early Lessons Learned
A 7 Step Guide to Creating Your Own Open Educational Resources Increasingly, educators are turning to Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching tools. OERs are free publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. Numerous OERs exist for teachers, but ever wondered if you could create your own? Do-it-yourself OER is not as daunting of a task as it may first appear. I am a high school science teacher in the state of Maine, and in the summer of 2012, I created an OER for my Chemistry course. I feel my students have benefitted from this OER content because it specifically addresses their background understanding, is directed at their learning objectives, and can be readily edited to meet emerging needs. So, how can you get started creating OERs? 1. Development of an OER begins with a quick (informal) survey of the devices available to you and your students. Once you have decided on a target device(s), you can consider how you want to deliver content. In other words, there is no one correct answer. 2. 3. 4.