Many of the shifts pushed for by ed-tech advocates are indeed occurring, according to the fourth annual K-12 edition of the Horizon Report series from the Austin, Texas-based New Media Consortium, or NMC. The report, pre-released to several partnering organizations and selected media outlets today, finds many of these changes have transitioned from the exception to the rule in schools.
Originally posted by Ian Quillen, edweek.org
As most high school students are gearing up for summer break, many teachers and administrators are planning and prepping for the next school year. Part of their planning may include strategies to integrate technology in the classroom, through digital textbooks, gaming, and social media. On May 8, the nonprofit Edutopia released “How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School.” The free guide, released during Teacher Appreciation Week, is part of a collaboration with Facebook.
Originally Posted by Laura McMullen, USNews.com
As mobile devices become more ubiquitous in the classroom, the world of mobile apps will have to adjust in order to accommodate this new reality. At the forefront of the EdTech mobile app world is Nearpod, a mobile curriculum tool that allows teachers and students to interact through mobile devices. What is Nearpod and how might it help you implement mobile technologies in your school? Read an interview with Felipe Sommer the founder of Nearpod.
Originally Posted by Victor Rivero, edtechdigest.com