“3 apples that changed the world: the one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton’s head and the one that Steve built.”
I saw the above tweet about Steve Jobs yesterday on Twitter, and I loved it. Undoubtedly you’ve seen similar statements and tributes to Steve all over the Internet. And it’s no wonder; our world has lost one of the greatest innovators that ever lived.
Steve Jobs was an amazing visionary leader who changed millions of lives by making technology easy-to-use, exciting and beautiful. His creativity, courage and enthusiasm …
Check out what I’ve been reading of late:
Electronic response devices improve student classroom participation
Seven ways to use technology in elementary classrooms
Using tech tools to improve literacy
Bush Institute focuses on middle school learning
Parent involvement critical for success of online learning
Some really interesting and controversial stuff made it into my reading pile over the last few days.
Here’s what I found most interesting:
Participation in online communities increases civic engagement for many students
Technology allows students to take on global storytelling project
Bill Gates on teacher development
High school tests using 2,200 Kindles in place of textbooks
Can GPS monitoring help with chronically truant students?
There was a ton of stuff in my reading pile this week, and here’s what stood out.
Hope you find something of value as well.
10 sites offering free teacher resources
Tablet computers catching on in classrooms
Access to computers improves science scores for 12th graders
How digital networking can save teachers time
Teens interest in blogs on the decline
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21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher
Gives you 21 indicators (plus …
The way that students and teachers interact with technology is driving change within the classroom, and in a good way for the benefit of learning. The following are 10 educational tools that will boost your lesson plans up a notch, making learning even more fun for you and your students.
A great way to take traditional classroom poster projects & give them a 21st century twist…no scissors, no glue, no magazines to cut out of = no mess! Students can click and drag items out of Glogster’s resources, choose their own …
Tom Warrner here, checking in with some of the things I’ve been reading this week. Click on the article titles below to read the details:
Tech integration on a budget
Videoconferencing connects students worldwide
Hybrid classes gain in popularity
National Lab Day triggers interest in the sciences
Should homework be graded?