Twentieth-century assumptions about the world are rapidly becoming obsolete. Globalization, the digital revolution, mass migration, and the prospect of climate instability are triggering new concerns and demanding a new kind of graduate. At the dawn of the 21st century we are recasting our understanding of economics, communication, security, cultural identity, citizenship, and the environment.
In this week’s Education Talk Radio broadcast, edTech Innovator of the month Tim Clark discusses his experience with BYOT implementation. According to Tim the term BYOT is a versatile acronym intended to mean “Bring Your Own Technology, Tools, and Thinking.”
Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.
“Educators Who Care, Share” is my favorite quote from the ISTE conference in Atlanta. Thinking back on 7 years since we first had the idea for edWeb, that is one of the common traits that defines the educators, the partners, and the sponsors who get the most and give the most in this new connected educator world.
Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. But what are parents’ experiences with their children’s use of educational media?
We all think we’re going to have more time over the summer – to read, to relax, to clean out the attic, to catch up on PD! But PD is like piano lessons. It’s best to do a little bit, regularly, all year long. edWeb makes it easy. Attend one of our free webinars –… read more →
All around the world, millions share the narratives of their lives in bite-sized language through SMS, status updates on Facebook, 140 character tweets, six second-videos, or memed images. These are our learning rituals in our digital society. Our students create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, and share stories outside of learning institutions daily.
The role of today’s educator is to prepare students to thrive in the world in which they live. In today’s world, if you want to run a business, run for office, or change the way things are run where you live, play, or work, you must be savvy in the use of social media.
Digital Citizenship Certified Educators and Schools have shown a significant commitment to teaching digital citizenship to students, staff, and families. Graphite Certified Educators have contributed high-quality teacher Field Notes on Graphite (Common Sense Media’s edtech ratings and reviews site) and have committed to sharing their technology integration expertise throughout 2014.
Social media is about building relationships. It gives those in the industry a chance to connect and build relationships with others in the industry, educators, and students. It also provides a platform for educators to share with one another and also share with the world the great work of their students!