In the how-to for educators guide to Web 2.0, by Solomon and Schrum, they make one very interesting point on page 85 that I would like to address.
The point is based on a study that reports that almost "60% of students who use social networking talk about education topics online" I hate to be overly pessimistic but I find this very hard to believe and would love to know the details of how this data was obtained. Are we truly to believe that all of this time kids spend on facebook and…Continue
I know that the textbook definition of a productivity tool is a tool which mirrors programs on your computer and is free, I feel that dropbox may be worth discussing. For those that are not familiar, it is basically a way in which you can store all of your different files on a secure website. Besides the fact that you can access all of your files wherever you may be, it also allows for collaboration and sharing files with whomever you choose to invite. And whenever someone updates a…Continue
I was recently presented with the following question: What would you recommend as the ideal roll out plan for iPads for students and implementation planning for a school?
After googling iPads in the classroom and reading from a number of different sites (…Continue
I have to say that I do agree that there are beneficial uses to podcasting.
For example, if you are a teacher who focuses on reading skills, it may be easier to keep up with all of your students by having them record themselves and you listen to it out of class. Because you will never get anything done if you try to listen to everyone every day.
Also, they help with differentiation. The teacher can make different podcasts for different students depending on their levels and…Continue