Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher uses technology to instruct two grades in one class

Great article about differentiation through technology... Great use of facebook

Jeremy DeGroot turned to technology for help when he learned he was going to teach a combined fifth- and sixth-grade class at Washington Elementary School in Jacksonville, Ill. Almost all of DeGroot's lessons this year had a technology component. In social studies, students created Facebook pages for historical figures and chatted about field trips on the classroom Wiki space. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier (Ill.)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Are iPads helping or harming young students?


Some educators say iPad tablet computers and other mobile technology aid the learning of students as young as those in kindergarten. Other teachers maintain that introducing technology to such students can be harmful. As the technology trend continues, one education consultant says proper communication and strategies must be in place to ensure successful use of the iPad and other mobile devices. GovTech.com

Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook

 Facebook is becoming more an integral part of many classrooms.  Here is an update that can be used to help keep students safe.

Dear Darlene,

We’re big fans of your blog over at Thebestdegrees.org and wanted to share with you one of our new favorite posts, about crime, called, [7 Most Common Facebook Crimes AND http://www.thebestdegrees.org/7-most-common-facebook-crimes/]. Your readers might also be interested in taking a look, and we’d appreciate it if you have the space to mention or feature it alongside your regular posts.