Saturday, August 29, 2009

ASCD Smart Brief highlighted an article in EDUTopia about a new program called the Yes Generation.

Teachers can turn to students for technology tips
Teachers looking for tips on incorporating more classroom technology into lessons might want to turn to their students. A program called Generation YES encourages this practice, and one California teacher said students were able to learn digital story-telling methods and become mentors in the classroom. Edutopia magazine (9/2009)

When I went to the site, I took some time to preview it and found it very promising. It builds on student knowledge of technology and encourages collaboration with the teacher when planning to integrate technology in the classroom. The site has free resources, research, and a variety of paid services for educators. The site claims to have coordinated its work with national technology standards. Quite frankly, I do not know enough about technology to be able to recommend this site unconditionally. However, it looks promising and four Maine schools are listed as reference.

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