Help Build The Wave Of Innovation:
Calling all teachers, librarians, media specialists, principals, parents, community members, and administrators from public schools. Join the wave of innovation sweeping through America’s schools—it’s free, fun, and easy! No matter your level of comfort with instructional technology, Digital Learning Day has something for everyone. All are welcome!
Here are some great ways to participate in Digital Learning Day! http://www.digitallearningday.org/
We need more formative assessment in the classroom and keep summative assessment at a minimum…
You don’t need a chromebook to use chrome apps and extensions, just a chrome browser. http://gettingsmart.com/2014/01/4-chrome-apps-student-creation/
10 Trends Driving the Future of Education – Getting Smart by Susan Patrick – 21st century classrooms, 21stedchat, BlendedLearning, iNACOL, personalized learning, students
Google announces 5 New GAFE Courses for Teachers and Admins
12 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read
Ed Tech Frameworks: Why I Don’t Use TPACK or SAMR with my Teachers
Helping Educators Get Started With Twitter
Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Don’t Let Google Drive Leave Tire Marks on Your Lesson Plans
Tablets in Education: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Check out 11 sites for digital textbooks. Targeted at higher education. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/08/14/the-price-is-right-11-excellent-sites-for-free-digital-textbooks.aspx?=CT21
Today I have an awesome Internet Safety Cheat Sheet to share with you. Jennifer Gordon has been in the web and app design business for a long time. In the early 2000′s she was with Yahoo. She’s been a freelance designer and course trainer for the last eight years with her own company – Design Boost – which is located in Georgia. She is the creator of this internet safety website, not because she has the super-dooper tech skills to do so, but because she’s a mom who cares. Be sure to check out the various tabs across the website which show a step-by-step safety guide for all of the respective devices. It’s very cool and organized. Jennifer is totally willing to share her internet safety link with everyone, so this means I’m not actually tossing “stolen goods” your way.
Great little infographic on the evolution of technology in education - http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/05/the-evolution-of-educational-technology.html
This is an awesome list of powerful web based educational tools. This list is from Eric Schreefel at GoEdOnline and is one of the most robust and useful lists around. -> http://edudemic.com/2013/04/recommended-educational-web-tools/ How many do you use today?
The faculty at MSU make some very strong arguments against the Oxford Foundations proposed funding reform for Michigan public schools. Will the Governor listen? Is he testing the waters? Is it a good starting point but needs some tweaks? We will all wait and see…
Effective technology implementation in schools leads to significantly higher student achievement and positive financial impact. That is a bold statement, but one with the backing of Project RED, as outlined in this new book, Revolutionizing Education through Technology.
Project RED has concluded that properly implemented educational technology—especially one-to-one programs that make technology continuously accessible—substantially improves student achievement and can be revenue positive at the local, state, and federal levels. The key is successful integration that brings about transformational change.
Mlive link -> http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2013/03/michigan_online_education_pers.html and link to the actual report http://www.mivu.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=90cm7nhVPIE%3d&tabid=373