Saturday, November 24, 2012

Here is a great article on how technology takes students beyond the classroom. Courtesy of ASCD smartbrief

"We meet in very unique spaces that don't have traditional walls"
In a short video clip on the ASCD website (7th from the left), educator and 2013 Annual Conference presenter Tiffany Della Vedova discusses her experience creating a blended learning environment and teaching and leading online. Find out how she engages students located more than 1,000 miles away using Google Chat, Skype, Facebook and Pinterest, and how else she makes the blended experience work

Friday, November 9, 2012

How to engage online learners - courtesy of ASCD Smart brief!!


  • In the November issue of Education Update, writer Stacey Curdie-Meade outlines several unique benefits of online learning, among them its asynchronous nature. Her article zeroes in on how different student groups can benefit from online learning and explains how educators can leverage the advantages of an online learning environment and keep students engaged. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Friday, November 2, 2012

Teachers can't imagine returning to classrooms without laptops - courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief


  • A North Carolina district plans to expand a one-to-one laptop program now in place in middle and high schools. The expansion, expected to take place next year, will include fourth- and fifth-grade students. Teachers say, since laptops were introduced, students have become more engaged in lessons. One teacher also has noticed more enthusiasm for reading since students began using computers to access the social-networking website Goodreads. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story