Sunday, December 25, 2016

Here is a great article with some practical solutions for 3 common classroom challenges. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

3 challenges tech can solve in education
Educators should not view technology as a threat, but instead use it to solve three key challenges, according to a report from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. The report details how technology can help automate some tasks and improve teaching and learning.
T.H.E. Journal (12/12)  Bookmark and Share

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Here is some good information to share with parents. Courtesy of Mind/Shift


How Can Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids' Use?
Parents often complain about the excessive time kids spend on their phones, but it turns out, parents are spending nearly half their day on devices. A study by Common Sense Media found that parents are spending 9.5 hours in front of screens doing a variety of activities like texting, social media, checking the weather, etc. But when it comes to their kids (between ages 8 to 18), these parents say they're modeling good media habits. Learn More
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Many atudents now have access to information on the internet, but are not always aware of its validity. This article looks at the issue and suggests some alternatives. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Students often fall for fake news, study shows
Students often fall for fake news online, study shows
Teenage students may have difficulty identifying fake news stories on the internet, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University. Data show 82% of middle-schoolers in the study had trouble deciphering legitimate news from fake news.
The Christian Science Monitor (11/22)  Bookmark and Share