8 Ways for Teachers (and Parents) to Use Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Unless you’ve been living in a box at the bottom of the ocean since 2006, you should know about Twitter, the social network that lets users read and send “tweets” no more than 140 characters long. Mobile LearningPosted on September 16, 2015 by Diana Graber.

Games and Apps for Supporting Young Students with Mathematics Difficulties


According to American School Board Journal in 2006, 40% of US kindergarteners are already one to three years below grade level when they first enter public school. edWeb Blog Webinars Mobile Devices for Teaching PreK Digital Learning PreK-3 PreK-3 apps PreK-3 math teaching Prek-3 math

#4: What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

eSchool News

Popular mobile devices may come and go, but the iPad has remained a hit in the K-12 classroom. Prensky, 2006). eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning Research

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Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Since its founding in 2006, One Medical has expanded to nine major cities, and works as the primary health provider for a number of companies. 1LifeMedical allows for a wide range of services to be accessed through a mobile app.

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Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

How it can be applied in education Social ties are crucially important in the digital age, for as Henry Jenkins argues, it''s the dynamic and participatory elements of reaffirming a group''s social ties that helps us to acquire our collective knowledge (Jenkins, 2006, p.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

This new project will take the best of compassion driven innovation, mobile app development, and global collaboration to create a new model of collaborative engineering between students of all ages.

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3 tips to make inquiry a part of your IB lesson plan


Chin, 2006). In fact, pedagogies that immerse students “in a learning environment that values questions” makes all the difference in their ability to ask “good quality questions” (Chin, 2006).

Educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework


Koehler, who co-authored a paper in 2006 and another one in 2008 , referring to the above core idea with these exact words. Back then, the PC was a rarity, the mobile phone was humongous and the Internet was in its infancy. Seriously, you can’t.

Down under

Learning with 'e's

The other invited keynote at the event will be Tom Cochrane (Auckland University of Technology, NZ) who will address the topic: Transforming pedagogy with Mobile Web 2.0. Learning and teaching Technology mobile Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne Tom Cochrane Australia

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2006 $272,300,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). Rationale: “ The Congress eliminated much of the program in 2006; the request would complete the process. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

10 Tips for New Teachers


Being mobile with roll-around carts, consolidating supplies, and preparing for the learning space is key to adapting to non-traditional classrooms. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

While this may make some educators cringe, the reality is that test-enhanced learning, or testing as an aid to learning, has evidence of effectiveness dating back nearly 100 years ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ).

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Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom


He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006.

Tools that create change: Lessons from the U.K.’s health system

The Christensen Institute

In 2006, Christensen et al. Applying the theory to mobilize stakeholders. This guest blog was written by Dr. Vikram Devalia, a practicing clinician from the United Kingdom with a special interest in applying business theory to improve healthcare systems.

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A Year Without One-to-One – From Shawn McCusker


In 2006, my principal called me into her office and asked about rumors that I had been using student phones in class. As it was just a matter of time before the ban on mobile devices in schools would end, so began my journey with mobile technology in the classroom.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Wikispaces is also the backbone of my global collaborative projects since 2006, with MAD about Mattering as the most recent example. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

However, the goal of this 2006 game is to promote empathy and understanding for the situation. What Do Portuguese Students Play on Mobile Devices: Inputs for the Development of Educational Games.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

Mobile Learning. I can’t help but notice that mobile technologies have been one to three years out from widespread adoption since 2006. The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

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Is technology killing the art of conversation?

Learning with 'e's

But prior to mobile devices, we also used to see many people with their heads buried in books, magazines and newspapers. Yet mobile phones and other interactive, connected devices have an advantage over traditional media.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map

TeachThought - Learn better.

Oh, and in Mobile, Alabama, God. Extraordinary! 12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map. by TeachThought Staff. Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez over at atlasobscura recently shared a map you might want to take a look at.

Saturday LIVE! Show - Corrected - K12 Online Conference Preview with the Conference Organizers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Since 2006, K-12 Online has hosted a free, all-volunteer online conference with 40+ free videos each year featuring some of the most creative and innovative educators sharing their best ideas for engaging students with digital tools and effective learning strategies.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

It truly is the ‘architecture of participation’ (Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural part of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006).

How one city has been tackling the swelling scourge of brain drain

The Hechinger Report

It’s a typical day at GSoft, a technology company whose meteoric rise from its founding in 2006 has required a constant supply of workers — and the over-the-top amenities increasingly needed to recruit and keep them.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

It is literally the ‘ architecture of participation ’ (O''Reilly, 2004; Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural facet of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). 2006). 2006).

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Digital Divide = Educational Divide = Urgent Action Needed

Tomorrow's Learners

This was starkly illustrated by this OECD official analysis of 2006 in the table below. Digital Native is a common term used to describe those who have been brought up during the digital age of technology, and are therefore more familiar with computers and the Internet.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


Research shows that including a variety of stakeholders—from parents to students to school teachers and staff—in the design and implementation of a school change is critical to its success (Mitra&Gross, 2009; Osberg, Pope, &Galloway, 2006; Rice, 2011).Will 2006).

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009. Here are five: Mobility: Students can take an iPad anywhere. Back in 2013, approximately 60% of Maine's participating districts chose iPads. Now, as has been reported , a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads.

Google Offers Free Cloud Access to Colleges, Plays Catch Up to Amazon, Microsoft


Amazon Web Services has dominated the cloud service business by being around longest (2006) and nabbing corporate and governmental customers like Comcast, Adobe and the Department of Defense. Students can use the credits toward developing mobile apps on Google App Engine or experimenting with machine learning using Vision API and Translate API, among the other data and system administration tools available on the platform.

OPINION: Higher ed’s obsession with research is wrong and unfortunate. Here are the reforms that can fix it

The Hechinger Report

The Northeastern story parallels the trajectory of Syracuse University under the leadership of Ken Shaw between 1991 and 2006. The belief that research is the only sure path to higher status has devalued teaching and learning at the undergraduate level.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with 'e's

Across Europe and other western industrialised nations, most universities now have their own corporate e-learning strategies, and most manage their own virtual learning environments (McConnell, 2006). 2006). 2006).

A tale of two keynotes

Learning with 'e's

Across Europe and other western industrialised nations, most universities now have their own corporate e-learning strategies, and most manage their own virtual learning environments or VLEs (McConnell, 2006). 2006) E-Learning Groups and Communities.

Changing Learners, Changing Methodologies

A Principal's Reflections

Students can mupload (mobile upload) pictures, post videos, and even complete their homework on-the-go. 2006). The following is a guest post by Danielle McCartan.

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Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

A similar sense of excitement came over me as I discovered the collaborative power of Google Docs in 2006 and I quickly set up St.