Monday, December 24, 2012

A great articl talking about the shift to independent thinking and reasoning - in line with the common core!

Technology requires shift in teaching
Technological advances now have devices performing our work for us, such as translating English into other languages, prompting author and educator Will Richardson to ask what students really need to know when they leave school. Richardson writes that rather than focusing on providing students with knowledge, educators should instead focus on teaching independent reasoning and thinking. District Administration magazine

Monday, December 3, 2012

What is the correct way to use classroom technology? - courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief

When it comes to using technology in the classroom, there is a right way and a wrong way, writes high-school English teacher Nicholas Provenzano. In this blog post, he writes that the wrong way is to consider how to build a lesson around technology. Instead, he writes, educators should build their lesson plans and then consider how technology could be added to help reach learning goals. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (11/29)