In a posting on the educational blog Good entitled “Need to Boost Your Brainpower? Write–Don’t Type–This Down” the author Rafi Schwartz, discusses a recent study which concludes writing notes down by hand is more effective in certain cases than using a laptop. He described a research project in which subjects … More To type or not to type – That is the question
You can’t learn on the internet if you can’t get on the internet. All of the articles and videos provide similar and disturbing statistics about the challenges faced by a significant portion of our students, overwhelmingly from low-income families, that do not have broad band access. According to the Bridging the Digital Divide video, 30 … More Digital Divide
I thought the Speak Up technology enhanced learning survey report was very informative, instructive and valuable to me as an educator. This survey collected “authentic, unfiltered stakeholder” polling data from 431,231 K-12 students; 35,337 parents; 41,805 teachers; and more than 3800 district and school administrators. The survey also included input from 6,653 community members … More Survey Says – Digital Learning 24/7
We log onto the internet constantly everyday. We check our email, watch movies, send pictures, search for information, store and retrieve our documents, and communicate with people on the other side of the world as casually as if we were gossiping over the fence of our own backyard. As we become more and more technologically … More “Wired people should know something about wires.” Neal Stephenson
The BAM radio network is an incredible collection of podcasts by teachers and other education professionals that provide valuable resources, professional insight and useful tutorials. The network organizes the podcasts into several different categories, such as differentiated learning, special education and common core standards. There are also quick links to specialty networks, such as … More I flipped for BAM radio network!
There are so many great tools on these pages that I could spend hours playing with them, but then who would make dinner? I particularly like mind map tools. They help learners organize thoughts and ideas in visual as well as text formats. They allow for individual or group brainstorming and encourage a very interactive … More Text to Mind Map … Come in Mind Map
The stories of great success by students using technology were inspiring. The example of Martha and her school lunch showed the positive impact social media can have on real issues, even if her original motivation was just to to have some fun at lunch time using the social media tools that are so normal to … More Scott McLeod – Extracurricular Empowerment
David White Video Visitors and Residents, Part 2 – Credibility How does understanding how children use the Social Web prepare us for our instruction in the classroom? As David White points out, the vast collection of data, resources and opinions on the web is an almost unfathomable tool. Web searching is so much easier than … More Says Who ?!!!
How does understanding how children use the Social Web prepare us for our instruction in the classroom? No one said it better than Sally Field. Technology aside, being liked is important to most of us, and particularly important to our students. Being liked simply for what they like to do, what they say and … More Teaching Generation Like