Although the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have not yet been fully implemented, more and more states are signing up as early adopters. The NGSS call for a conceptual shift in teaching and learning. Click here to read the article published on Edutopia...
Gaming, including Minecraft, has important implications for studentsGaming is gaining more and more momentum in education, and one of the most popular games today is Minecraft, which educators are using in innovative ways in classrooms across the country.
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Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that lets teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.
I simply love reading everything on Edutopia. It is an amazing resource for educators and anyone interested in innovative solutions and resources to better education.
Something that was just posted today is something that resonates with many of us...Tech Integration and School Culture. Here are some tips so succesful integration:
Whether you're a technophobe or a geeked-out early adopter, there's no denying that the world is run on computers, and the language of computers is code. It seems only natural that there's a wave of interest in the idea of teaching kids to code -- some say it should be a requirement in every school. I think no one would argue that every kid is cut out to be a programmer, but a basic understanding of code couldn't hurt. In fact, this knowledge could give a leg up in an increasingly technology-centric society. Hopefully this playlist of videos will help you learn more about some of the people and organizations who are working to change the opportunities available for kids to learn code. Click here to read the entire article from Edutopia...
Google Apps and the Common Core
Diane Main - Fall CUE 2013: Collaboration and publication of student work is central to the Common Core standards. Google Apps provide the perfect tools for achieving these goals.
Teachers who use Edmodo are familiar with the app store that allows you to integrate a number of great resources into the work your students are doing in groups. This week, Curriculet announced that they’ve also joined the Edmodo App store providing teachers with the tools to build interactive content and assign it to the members of an Edmodo group for which the app has been installed.
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New apps come out so fast, it is often hard to keep up with everything. But if you have a teen with a mobile device, here is one app you should look into, Yik Yak.
To use it, you dont need a profile, or a password because it’s all anonymous.
Here are some recent news articles on how this app is causing problems in many schools across the country...
March 6, 2014 ChicagoTrib Local:
Parents warned about social media app after "harmful" comments
March 6, 2014 Business Insider
Teens are using app to slander classmates