Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Facebook Back in the News for Educators, courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

  • New app aims to turn Facebook into a study tool
    The Facebook application Hoot.me seeks to turn Facebook into a study tool for students. The app diverts students away from their wall and news feed and asks them, "What are you working on?" It then connects students with live group-study sessions on their chosen topic. The tool also could prove useful for educators, providing a way for them to hold "virtual office hours" for students, the tool's CEO and co-founder, Michael Koetting, says. KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Monday, September 12, 2011

Creating a 21st century school

This article from Edutopia, courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief, speaks clearly about what skills are necessary for the 21st century.  The post confirms many of the findings of the literacy and technology team!!  Enjoy!!
  • Creating a 21st century school
    The writer of this blog post offers a framework for schools or districts seeking to offer students a 21st century education. Ken Kay, who is CEO of a group of school leaders dedicated to that mission, recommends schools focus on the 4 C's -- critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity -- and offers seven steps for integrating these skills into the educational culture. Kay also suggests that strong leadership is a key component to achieving such a vision. Edutopia.org/Ken Kay's blog (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Friday, September 2, 2011

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