Thursday, January 29, 2015

I am posting this invitation here, because many of the educators who practice guided inquiry, knowingly build on the brain's natural processes. I encourage any of you to submit an article. Good luck. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

ASCD Express call for content: Minds-on learning
How do you design learning that strengthens connections in the brain, accounts for processing time and working memory capacity, engages multiple sense for deep inquiry, and otherwise capitalizes on how the brain learns? What myths about the brain and learning persist? What new discoveries are most promising (and relevant) for educators? ASCD Express is looking for 600-1,000 word essays on the theme "Minds-On Learning." Submit your story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Here is a great idea for students who are using the internet to research and write on a regular basis. Courtesy of ASCD SmarBrief.

How Creative Commons can help students choose online images
In this commentary, online professor and education technologist Kathy Shrock highlights the Creative Commons project. She notes that a lesson on Creative Commons can help teach students about how to choose and cite online images. eSchool News (free registration) (1/6)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

This type of technology is another step towards expanding guided inquiry by enabling student to student interactiion. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Experts predict more connected classrooms in the future
Learning devices of the future will allow for anytime, anywhere learning and allow students to share data and material more easily across devices, according to a young innovator, a futurist and the CEO of the One-to-One Institute. In this article, they speculate about what classrooms will look like in the future. T.H.E. Journal (1/5)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Learning management systems are important and useful. Here is a great article on the topic. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How an LMS can help solve some big challenges
Learning management systems can help educators solve a host of education challenges, Martha Barwick, coordinator of instructional technology at Harford County Public Schools in Maryland, writes in this commentary. She lists 12 key challenges that the right LMS can help address. eSchool News (free registration) (12/22)