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Integrating technology into the classroom in an effective manner can enhance engagement by connecting students to a global audience, enabling them to become content creators, and helping them learn to work well in a collaborative way. While this sounds great, the question is how? This Edutopia-sponsored video showcases examples of students from a California high school using technology in (and out of) school to enhance learning. Among other ways, the video...
This video focuses on the benefits of using iPad technology in early childhood education. Veteran teacher Frances Judd describes how technology can be used to enhance socio-emotional learning as well as skills development. For teachers who feel timid about using digital tools in the classroom, she advises them to choose learning apps that match the proper age and development of learners. With over 25 years of experience, Mrs. Judd knows a thing ...
Title: Research Priorities for YouTube and Video-Sharing Technologies: A Delphi Study Authors: Chareen Snelson, Kerry Rice and Constance Wyzard Source: British Journal of Educational Technology Study Design: As of 2010, YouTube had bragging rights to 2 billion views per day. With such a massive global audience, the...
How many 19 year olds have you met who started a non-profit organization and raised close to $1 million, all before graduating from college? Meet Cosmo Fujiyama. Her social entrepreneurial career took off in 2006 when she co-founded, Students Helping Honduras (SHH), which instigated a movement of youth across the US and Honduras aimed at combating extreme poverty. Since its inception, SHH has orch...
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I had the pleasure of meeting Alexandra Meis of Kinvolved. Kinvolved is a really cool app that "...allows teachers to inform parents and guardians of student absenteeism in real time and graphically follow attendance trends to identify and reverse patterns of tardiness and absenteeism. Through immediate communication of attendance information, attendance data analysis, and facilitation of community partnerships to minimize absenteeism, Kinvolved aims to increase student attendance and family engagement in education, especially in disadvantaged or underse...
For years international exchange has been a powerful way to foster cross-cultural understanding, which ultimately encourages positive global relations. In today’s interconnected world, intercultural exchange programs are needed more than ever to nurture peaceful international affairs, particularly as relations among the West and the Middle East grow ever more complex. But study abroad is expensive, inevitably excluding the masses. In response to this cha...
Title: Digital Differences Authors: Kathryn Zickuhr & Aaron Smith Study Design: How important is the internet to Americans today? Who’s online and who isn’t, and what are some of the key factors that impact access to the Net? The Pew Research Center surveyed over 2,200 adults in an effort to answer these questions. The fruits of their labor can be found in the 2012 report,
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A colleague emailed me about a competition sponsored by GOOD. Here's what she wrote: We're looking for five innovators from around the globe with creative and scalable projects that strengthen the social fabric of their communities. It doesn't have to be a massive project, but ideally, something that is well past the 'I have a cool idea' stage and is actually working in their own community. The end goal is to create a collaborative international meeting place where ideas are shared across borders to make them come to life both online and off. The five global fellows will come to GOOD in...