Is the application market transforming education? In edWeb community Emerging Tech’s May webinar, participants discovered apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning.
edWeb’s Emerging Tech community held it’s latest webinar on eContent. Presenter, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, held this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, in which participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging”, spending models, and content availability.
While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review. Therein lies an opportunity for school librarians to help districts reduce costs while increasing the library program’s visibility.
Schools across the country pledge to teach 21st century skills, but building a culture of collaborators can prove difficult. Luckily, Google Apps for education provides tools to transform an insular learning community into a collaborative one.