7 Ways To Deal With Digital Distractions
Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far more than labels: they capture the core conflict many of us involved in education — educators, parents, and even students — feel about the use of technology in the classroom. Read more.
What Is Google For Education?
Google for Education has Google Drive and its varied distribution tools as its core. Through the use of Google Docs, Drive, mail, calendar, and more, teachers can create virtual classes, track document changes, participate in discussions, and more–what many teachers have been doing for years, but in a formal package that can also serve alignment across classrooms and schools. Read more.
Making Superintendents 'Future Ready'
More than one thousand superintendents have lent their signatures to the Future Ready Pledge, a list of blended learning stipulations that includes several top commitments: transitioning to high-speed internet, empowering educators with PD, and providing all students with universal access to quality devices. Read more.
Technology Recess At Central Elementary School
During the Technology Recess, everyone had the opportunity to learn about some resources and tools their teacher leaders had been integrating into their classrooms. Following short presentations, the leaders worked collaboratively with their grade level peers to plan a lesson that thoughtfully integrates the tool that was presented to them. Read more.
The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week
Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek). Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program organized by National Geographic Education Programs (NGEP) encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders as part of that year’s activities. Read more.