Monday, June 29, 2015

Howard Gardiner is the co-author of this article that explores how apps may impact students' thinking and feeling. It is well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

How have mobile apps changed student learning?
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Mobile applications make information available at users' fingertips. Researchers Katie Davis and Howard Gardner theorize that apps may be short-circuiting students' ability to connect and empathize with others as well as undermine creativity. T.H.E. Journal (6/16)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This post has some sound, doable ideas for classroom teachers. The author looks at ways technology has changed the classroom and how to uses this information for the benefit of their children It is not commercial. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Educator: 6 ways tech has transformed learning
Technology is an essential part of teaching and learning in many schools, educator Starr Sackstein writes. In this blog post, she shares six ways technology has transformed instruction. "Teachers and students need to experiment until they find the tech that works for them," she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (5/18)Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This report cuts right to the heart of what works and what doesn't work in the classroom to help students meet their learning goals. Many classrooms have evolved away from the "canned programs" for everyone and are beginning to differentiate as suggested in this article. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Report: 5 essential components of personalized learning
A recent report highlights how to use technology to support personalized learning goals. The report is based on findings from a recent summit held by North Carolina State University's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The report identifies five essential ingredients for personalized learning. T.H.E. Journal (5/26)Bookmark and Share