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Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 06/14
The Internet is a wonderful resource for kids for researching school reports, communicating with teachers, staying in touch with friends, and entertaining themselves. They can literally hit a few keystrokes and Click poster to purchase find out about culture in China, the history of Europe, or take a tour of the American White House. But with that access comes risks, even if you’re careful. For example, in our class project on life cycles, we never allow the students to search “chicks”, rather they must type “baby chickens” to avoid the problems the former carries. How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6
"The Great Brain Debate" from the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne asks the question: Do we need to protect our malleable brains from the information overload of our digital world? And, does it mean we're not using them to delve as deeply as we used to? Arguing the affirmative is Professor Susan Greenfield, a British scientist, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, who's widely praised for her research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The Great Brain Debate - Science and Technology - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV The Great Brain Debate - Science and Technology - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV
The New Technologies—a Brain-Changer? The New Technologies—a Brain-Changer? Barbara Rich, Vice President of Communications at the Dana Foundation, interviews Baroness Susan Greenfield, an Oxford University Professor of Pharmacology and a member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, who reflects on the potential of how new digital technologies affect who we are. Q: You have been raising your concerns about the influence of digital media on the brains and behaviors of children, including your remarks before the House of Lords. What do you see as the three most critical issues in this arena?
What Is Technology What Is Technology June 1, 2012 by tomwhitby My friend, John Carver, a prominent education leader in Iowa, Skyped me the other day just to kick around some ideas in education that he was considering. John and I often have discussions about education. Of course my favorite thing about our discussions is that John often likes what I have to say. As always, things came around to the role of technology in education. John has been a leader in the 1:1 laptop movement in Iowa schools.
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I. Technology Operations and Concepts The student can: Respond appropriately to information presented in a dialog box. Student Tool for Technology Literacy - Indicators Student Tool for Technology Literacy - Indicators
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"I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. The predominant reason for this was that I wanted to at least attempt to be a fraction of the leader that my father was. My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. To say that he was beloved by all would be a significant understatement. Educational Technology Guy: Some more tips for going paperless | Alive and Learning Educational Technology Guy: Some more tips for going paperless | Alive and Learning
How to embed technology on the fringes of education into the classroom. Part of my current role is not just to introduce technology to teachers, but to show how to embed that technology so it makes a real difference to all the members of a classroom. Here are some of my tips. To begin with, forget the technology, and focus on what the teacher already does well. How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom How To Embed Technology Into The Classroom
"It’s easy to be depressed about the state of our educational system. Progress is often trapped in a political holy war between over-testing, which dulls curiosity and boil the humanity away from learning (the most human of endeavors) and those who fear any accountability that might demonstrate the incompetence of a policy, dogma, curriculum, or educator. There’s also a particularly American desire to make education facile and automatic, as easy as downloading kung fu knowledge into your head in the Matrix or posting to Instagram; a recent manifestation being Baby Einstein, which mislead millions of parents into thinking that 2-year-olds can learn from DVDs..." 5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children’s Curiosity, Not Destroy It | Alive and Learning 5 Opportunities For Ed Tech To Amplify Children’s Curiosity, Not Destroy It | Alive and Learning
You Don't Have To Be An Expert To Use Technology In Your Classroom | Classroom Technology Help I teach a seminar on how to use technology to encourage critical thinking skills. The one comment that is often heard from many participants is: ‘I finally realized that I don’t have to know everything about technology to use it in the classroom.’ Plain and simple, you don’t have to be an expert to use technology in your teaching practice. You Don't Have To Be An Expert To Use Technology In Your Classroom | Classroom Technology Help
Your classroom interactive whiteboard can provide a window on the world, and that’s definitely true when used alongside this new project from Google. The Google World Wonders Project is a platform which brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online and into your classroom. Using Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies, Google have made these amazing sites accessible to everyone across the globe. With videos, photos and in-depth information, you can now explore the world wonders from your armchair just as if you were there. Located in 18 different countries, the 132 famous destinations in the World Wonders Project include such classics as Stonehenge, Pompeii, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Yosemite National Park. It’s similar to the Google Art Project in that handheld and trike-based cameras were used to get to places you wouldn’t be able to take a Street View car. Explore the World on your IWB with the Google World Wonders Project Explore the World on your IWB with the Google World Wonders Project
Young people and technology: fear and wellbeing - Future Tense - ABC Radio National Antony Funnell: Hello, Antony Funnell here. Today on Future Tense: young people, technology, our fears and untested assumptions. danah boyd: When we see young people and technology we hold both really high hopes that they're going to be the digital natives, that they'll automatically understand these newfangled technologies. And we also are afraid of what they're doing on there.
"I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. The predominant reason for this was that I wanted to at least attempt to be a fraction of the leader that my father was. My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. To say that he was beloved by all would be a significant understatement. Teachers and technology: how engaged are we? by Lucy Blakemore on Prezi | Voices in the Feminine | Alive and Learning
What is it like to teach 10,000 or more students at once, and does it really work? The largest-ever survey of professors who have taught MOOCs, or massive open online courses, shows that the process is time-consuming, but, according to the instructors, often successful. Nearly half of the professors felt their online courses were as rigorous academically as the versions they taught in the classroom. The survey, conducted by The Chronicle, attempted to reach every professor who has taught a MOOC. The online questionnaire was sent to 184 professors in late February, and 103 of them responded. Via Faculty Focus Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal on Teaching & Technology | The Network is the Learning
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Word clouds-It is the best way to deconstruct a piece of text with students. It lets you start that conversation about language, text types, literacy and the power of the written word. It is also a great way to do a text analysis. Marco Torres talks about using them to compare two political speeches to analyse the types of words each of the candidates use but this idea would work just as easily with characters in a book, types of poems or even a series of artists you are studying. Technology Timesavers for Teachers | Everything iPads
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