Friday the #TechTakeout crew had the great opportunity of taking over 4th grade at Baker Elementary School! Math has been one of the focus areas of the school so we decided to bring the math in our activities. We had such a great day filled with fun hands on technology infused stations. The instructional technology […]
We all know that our digital natives are very at ease with technology. In fact, they’re in love with it, but does that automatically make them digital proficient? via Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C’s of Digital Literacy.
Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. Games have become a common form […]
Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from “content expert” to “curriculum facilitator.” Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, […]
The other day I was working with a group of elementary school teachers on lesson planning with technology. They were introducing some new vocabulary words to their fourth grade students and were looking for some ideas. As we began, they said very little and it was clear were expecting me to introduce some new tools […]
When we talk about the digital divide in education, the discussions revolve mainly around two factors: lack of access to the internet and lack of knowing how to use that access in powerful ways that can fuel learning beyond consuming content. There are a lot of powerful tools for change available to educators and plenty […]
Today’s classrooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, but too often the teaching methods don’t take full advantage of the options these tools afford. Flipping the classroom — inverting the time spent on lecturing and homework — can create new inroads for learning by leveraging the technology used in classrooms and at home, says Kathleen […]
I’m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I’m out-and-about? I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more. Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your […]
Nearly every school in America has some form of Internet connectivity—but that alone doesn’t mean all kids have equal access to the web. via When Students Can’t Go Online — The Atlantic.
I’m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Why Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks: Here are […]