I will use this page to post the most current up to date research and news stories in the area of education technology and how it is integrated into the schools.
eBooks are becoming more and more popular in the schools due to cost and that they will not have the wear and tear factor. Check out this article on how engaging and helpful in learning they actually are.
Teaching students on how to connect with others not just in the schools but outside is essential in this day and age. We need to be teaching students how to connect, collaborate and create. Check out the article to see how this school connected the students.
Project Based Learning is a huge component of what will make the 21st Century Learners successful. Lecturing is needed for somethings but letting the students figure things out first is more beneficial. This is a very interesting and thought provoking blog about how we need to let the students uncover the mystery instead of front loading them all of the time.
This article in Education Week is a very interesting read.
This article talks about how different schools took approaches to build 21st century writers. This is very interesting. http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/03/07/building-21st-century-writers.aspx
This is a great article that shows how Google SketchUp is being used with students outside of the general setting. It is helping those students especially with disabilities.
Facebook in the classroom has been a controversial topic. Facebook can be used in education ways but it takes the focus of the instructor to guide the students to that way. Here is an article that discusses the 5 Best Praciticecs for Educators using Facebook in the classroom.
For those of you using Blogger in your classroom here is a great site that will let you know where to find blogger help videos. This is a great resource!
This article discusses the benefits of having your lecture tapped for students to watch at home and then do the classwork or assignments during class time with the teacher there to help. This is where education is heading.
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