Thursday, October 27, 2016

How Skype can connect students, professionals - Although this appears, very simple, we used it during our guided inquiry project and it was extremely affective. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Educator Jess Burnquist uses Skype to connect her 10th- and 12th-grade students to a network of professionals. During the unit on careers, Skype is used to explore options and inspire students. (10/7) 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Educator: Podcasts can encourage students to read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Podcasts can be valuable tools for teaching and learning, English teacher Michael Godsey writes in this commentary. He discovered his students enjoyed reading transcripts while listening to podcasts, with some saying the method helps them stay focused.
The Atlantic online

Sunday, October 9, 2016

This post addresses many of the benefits gained when partnering with another school using technology. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How virtual communities expand connections

Long-time educator Maureen Devlin in this blog post credits expanding her virtual network with improvements in her teaching skills. She notes that the educators, mentors and thought leaders she has connected with via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogs and online communities have inspired her and boosted her confidence.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

What Do Globally Competent Students Look Like? Sponsored Content from VIF International Education courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global community. The 21st century student will sell to the world, buy from the world, work for international companies, compete with people from other countries, manage employees from other cultures, and solve global problems. The real question, how do we prepare them for this? Learn more here.