Perhaps no single technology has brought a more profound change to some teachers’ instructional practices than the evolution of digital video. While the growth of online content, social networking, and multimedia production tools have all helped educators reconsider how students should consume, discuss, and demonstrate mastery of content, only the dramatic increase in video availability has led directly to the “flipped classroom” movement. Read more>
It’s a common misconception that education professionals have summer vacation like their students. But anyone who’s been a teacher, administrator, or even superintendent knows that summer is the perfect opportunity for professional development. Whether it’s attending online webinars, traveling to workshops, or sitting down for a good read, there are plenty of opportunities to brush up on Common Core State Standards, 21st century leadership, and technology integration this summer. Read more>
As school districts strive to put more technology into schools to support 1-to-1 computing initiatives and prepare for the common-core online assessments, the federal E-rate program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world.
An online simulation in which students create their own company, then compete with each other by buying and selling shares of stock, and an iPad app for visual learning and assessment of special-needs students are two of the products from participants in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 2013 Innovation Incubator program, which raises the profile of fledgling ed-tech companies and helps them succeed.
Brain Parade’s See.Touch.Learn is a great way for coaxing Autistic kids to come out of their shells and start learning.