Friday, November 21, 2014

Here is a great idea for online safety. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Program aims to teach students about online safety
A new, free online course -- "Think Before You Link" -- will be released for students in grades three to eight to help educate them about online safety, bullying and Internet ethics. The program comes at a time when students increasingly are living their lives online, raising concern among parents and teachers about their safety. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/13)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MOOCs are the current trend. Here are some possibilites. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

High-school teachers experiment with MOOCs
Some high-school teachers are finding ways to use massive open online courses in their classrooms as a supplemental source. In addition, more MOOC providers are releasing courses geared toward K-12 education. U.S. News & World Report/High School Notes blog

Friday, November 7, 2014

Here is an interesting article on the difference between digital natives and the digital immigrants. A good read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Why students can learn from teachers when it comes to technology
Today's students -- often referred to as "digital natives" -- are not any better at using technology than their teachers, according to a recent study of middle-school science teachers. The New York Institute of Technology study also found that teachers' age was not a factor in their technology abilities, and that while students are adept at using technology for entertainment, they need assistance with more sophisticated uses. T.H.E. Journal (10/22)