Many schools are eager to jump at the idea of digital literacy - but are not quite sure what that means. Here is a blog post- courtesy of ASCD - exploring the tools available.
Technology should be part of the daily routine in schools, writes ASCD EDge user Celina Brennan. "Students should have frequent access in an authentic manner," says Brennan, adding that tools such as blogs and digital cameras can help students share their thoughts and foster collaboration. In her recent blog post, Brennan explains what digital literacy is, how to incorporate it into the classroom and professional development, and more. Read on.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Here is a great article addressing the textbook problem so many of us see at the high school level! Enjoy:)
- Teachers can customize textbooks using available digital and open educational resources, writes journalist Audrey Watters. Having teachers help build digital textbooks allows them to deliver relevant instruction and align textbooks with lesson plans, Watters writes. She suggests resources to help teachers create their own texts. Edutopia.org/Audrey Watters' blog (12/19)
Thursday, December 15, 2011
High school feels different in the big white mansion at the edge of the Navy Yard in Philadelphia--no desks in rows. No 47-minute class periods. No warnings to remove the hat, put the cell phone [ Read More ]
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A National Education Association commission on Thursday issued a series of recommendations for promoting effective teaching practices.
Among the suggestions is a plan to increase requirements for teacher candidates with all completing a one-year residency and passing a performance assessment before entering the classroom.
The commission also recommended creating new career ladders and evaluation systems for teachers. Education Week/Teacher Beat blog