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Shifting to Digital Techbooks

Shifting to Digital Techbooks

Had an article from The Town Talk passed on to me that features some of the work we’re doing with Rapides Parish.  With all the talk about digital textbooks lately, thought some of you might be interested in reading it!  Here’s just a snippet for you: Carol Passmore, a grants supervisor with The Rapides Foundation

The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5000 Teachers): Lance Rougeux

Lance began with e.ggtimer.com for the classic times for classroom use. Yasiv lets you enter a book and you get a visualization of related books. The visual organizer is animated and a very useful tool, despite grade level. Copyright and Creative Commons, explained by the folks of Common Craft. For simple explanations in Plain English,

Digital Corners to Transformative Classrooms – A message from Bill Goodwyn

The CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, just weighed in on his thoughts about Apple’s entry into the digital textbook world.  He makes some fantastic points in the post and it’s well worth reading in its entirety.  Just to whet your appetite though, here’s a taste: My hope is that the proliferation of digital textbooks

Quick Update from SLATE 2011

Thanks to DEN STAR/GURU Rita Mortenson for sharing this information from the conference…. I am here at the 2011 SLATE Conference (School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education) and I was fortunate to attend an amazing Discovery Techbook Presentation by Laura Lamb, from Discovery. The long awaited Science Techbook for Wisconsin was just released for grades

Vote for Discovery Education @ SXSWEdu

Today, SXSW (South by Southwest) launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching

Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK Making an Impact in Rapides Parish, LA.

Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK has been taken on throughout many school districts in many different parts of the country. The educators of Rapides Parish in Lousiana share their excitement. Read – 8 Rapides Parish elementary schools replacing science textbooks with interactive ‘techbooks”  by Karina Vailes (June 28, 2011) School backpacks are going to get a

Constructivism & The Discovery Education Science Techbook = (Education & Web 2.0 tools) Education 2.0

Over the past 15 years, technology has constantly evolved, creating and expanding for the learning capabilities off all students.  We see it everyday, as new products arrive to local stores ranging from smartphones to computers.  The 21st century classroom has also evolved as teachers, administrators and parents have come to understand that students need innovative

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