Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Technology is still moving ahead in education. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Report: Education-technology investments continue to grow
Investment companies continue to put funding into education technology, according to a recent report from CB Insights. Still, some say education is playing catch-up. "Education is one of the last industries to be touched by Internet technology, and we're seeing a lot of catch-up going on," said Betsy Corcoran, CEO of EdSurge, an industry news service and research company. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) Bookmark and Share

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This article compares reading on the internet to "regular" reading. It is excellent. Well worth the read. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmarBrief.

Some schools adopt "slow reading" method
Some schools in the U.S. -- and beyond -- are beginning to teach "slow reading," which is a method that some say helps with comprehension and retention. Experts, educators and students share their thoughts on using this instructional practice. WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee) (1/4)Bookmark and Share

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Great News!!! See how it can help you and your students! Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Google releases mobile education app
Google has released a new mobile application that allows students to turn in homework from their smartphones and offers options for classroom management. The program allows students to submit work as an image, document attachment or a document created within Google Drive. The Christian Science Monitor (1/15)Bookmark and Share

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Here is a article about the new trend - linking poetry and technology. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Online education breathes new life into poetry instruction
Poetry increasingly is making its mark on the online-education world, according to this article, which highlights ModPo -- a massive open online course in poetry -- and a Harvard University virtual course called Poetry in America. Advocates say the goal is to expand exposure and access to the humanities. The Atlantic online (1/7)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

This is the same conclusion we came to as a committee as well. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Educator explores "pendulum" effect in educational technology
Many educators are in a transition period from excitement over "cool tools" to the realization that educational technology will not be effective without professional development, former teacher and instructional technologist Eric Patnoudes writes in this article. He calls this transition "Pendulum 2.0." EdTech magazine online (12/29)