Sugata Mitra’s presentation, The child-centered education, provides food for thought about how we use technology and group work in our classrooms. It might be fun to conduct some action research projects of our own.
Staples has announced their Teacher Appreciation Day in Massachusetts. In most Massachusetts stores, August 21 from 9AM to 12 noon is the day to look for special promotions for teachers. Check your local store for details.
This is a creative video developed about T-Pack. T-Pack stands for technology, pedagogy, and content. As educators, we need to think about the content that we teach, the most effective ways to teach our content, and how to use technology in innovative ways to further learning in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner. TPACK Radio/Video Show
How does Skype work? How do educators use Skype? What makes a successful Skype experience for my students? If you have wondered about Skype or want to use it or expand its use in your classroom, Langwitch has made an informative video. Thanks to Paula Marini for sharing this information with us.
Want to get your students excited about writing? Rachael McNamee, fourth grade teacher at Oakdale School, Dedham, Massachusetts, really wanted her students to understand the intrinsic value and pleasure of becoming lifelong readers and writers. Through the “Skype an Author” website, Rachael connected with Mary Amato, children’s author, song writer, and performer. By writing a
“Has technology contributed to the loss of critical thinking skills?” is the question. Alan November, acclaimed education technology guru and Massachusetts native, raised this issue in his video, “Myths and Opportunities: Technology in the Classroom.” I love the opportunity to pause and think about these issues. How do teachers and students truly use technology? For
I recently received this e-mail from PBS and thought I would pass it on. Watching and voting provides a great way to have a window on what other teachers are doing as well as celebrate their accomplishments by voting. Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at pbsteachers.org/innovators. While the
Dan Pink’s presentation on motivation provides food for thought about the importance of an engaging curriculum and the role technology can play.
I saw this post from Robin Martin on the Pennsylvania state blog about protecting your e-mail address. Since I know very little about this issue, I followed the link she included and learned a great deal. I thought I would pass it on. Thanks, Robin! I have often seen e-mails spelled out or done in
As part of President Obama’s initiative to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Discovery has made free resources available to those districts who already subscribe to Discovery streaming. Check out all the resources on STEM Connect.