Sunday, September 30, 2012

SchoolTube website highlights education videos - A great resource and a great way to network!! Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Teachers and students looking for a place to share educational videos can turn to a free website called SchoolTube. The St. Louis-based site now has about 400,000 videos online. Featured videos include lessons on concepts such as the quadratic equations and a parody about school science-lab safety. blog

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Understand the changing demands of 21st-century citizenship - courtesy of ASCD - Worth the read!!

The demands of citizenship have changed in the 225 years since the U.S. Constitution was signed, write National Council for the Social Studies Vice President Michelle Herczog and Lillian Kellogg, vice president of Education Networks of America. Herczog and Kellogg write in this opinion article that the four C's of 21st-century competencies -- communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity -- are necessary to be an effective citizen today, as well as a successful student. (Philadelphia) (9/17)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Educational websites for students - Courtesy of ASCD

Des Moines, Iowa, Capitol View Elementary School technologist Jason Lampe shares some educational websites he uses with students. Lampe writes about websites that teach through games. Students can improve their skills in areas including math, computer programming and spelling. The Des Moines Register (Iowa) (9/7)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Programming courses are urged for younger children - Courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief

  • Here is a good article regarding the use of computers for younger students.  It argues for the need to make students career ready - common core - and starting theme early.  

  • Many young children are learning computer programming through online resources they find outside of school. The Computer Science Teachers Association recommends that elementary and middle schools introduce computer science classes, especially because of the need for skilled workers in the field. Alice, Scratch and Lua-based platforms are identified as good resources for younger students. Business Insider (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story