Nothing is so certainly written in the educational book of fate as the end of the textbook as the primary focus of educational content. Digital resources are potentially cheaper, more flexible, more up-to-date, and more reflective of the kind of materials that all learners will need to become proficient with as they seek to prepare themselves for life and learning beyond school.
Between cell phones and tablets, it seems that nearly every student has access to a video camera today. This month, edWeb community, Mobile Learning Explorations, held a webinar about using video to enhance student learning. Webinar presenter, Richard Byrne, Digital Learning Consultant for Free Technology for Teachers, shared some of the ways that attendees’ students can demonstrate knowledge of content and process – through the use of free video creation apps and web tools.
Technology Resource Teacher Laura Briggs explored ideas and resources for incorporating STEM projects and hands-on activities into science and math while integrating mobile tools. Plans and implementation ideas were shared for organizing a school-wide STEM program, STEM nights, and STEM summer camps.
Are you looking for a new project for your Early Childhood class? Have you checked out the various Blogs, Lanky parties, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.? This month’s Prek-3 Digital Learning webinar presented by Christi Gonzalez focused on a variety of educational applications and websites that educators can use on their lessons.
The new “Project-Based Learning” merges mobile learning, maker ed, STEM, and hands-on learning into Common Core-based curriculum for students. It encourages exploring mobile environments and immersing students in nature, engineering, and experiential learning.
Teaching students and their families how to use mobile devices to access online resources gives them the ability to learn anytime and anywhere. As educators, we know that student achievement increases when parents are involved.
In today’s technology-driven times where teachers are expected to address the Common Core State Standards, finding helpful materials in textbooks can be a difficult task. Presenter Shannon Holden explored FREE resources available to teachers online in the form of digital textbooks in this month’s TechTools webinar. He discussed research, saving vs. spending, and ingredients for a successful transition. Watch the webinar to learn the recipe for success! Quotes from the… read more →
Mobile devices are changing the way we do everything from pay for a coffee to hailing a taxi, but are they changing the way we learn? Dr. Paul Kim discussed the minimal effect of mobile devices on teaching and learning in an otherwise digital era in this month’s Mobile Learning Explorations webinar. He took and in-depth look at relevant and thought provoking issues such as mobile device bans in classrooms and… read more →
Have you ever wondered how a digital age filled with smartphones, tablets, and apps for almost everything impacts your brain? Presenters Betsy Hill and Dr. Sara Sawtelle discussed how a technology driven era is affecting our brains in this months Brain and Learning webinar. They explored what brain research is telling us about video games, cell phones, and Internet search. Other topics discussed include basic principles of brain functions with a focus on… read more →
Blended learning has quickly become one of the hottest topics in Education. With so many moving parts, it can often become overwhelming. In this session, presenter Ryan Imbriale decoded the concept of blended learning by sharing concrete examples and offering straight-forward dos and don’ts for principals. Ryan shared his experience with Blended Learning in his school, as well as quick tips to help support blended implementation. He also explored lessons learned from… read more →