How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom Reposted from MindShift | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments Email Post Getty By Carl Hooker Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change. As educators, it’s our job to make sure that students (and adults) are learning….

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“It’s Complicated,” a new book by Danah Boyd

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(from http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/) It’s Complicated the social lives of networked teens by danah boyd What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society…

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

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  By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking. The burden of reinvention, of course, falls on today’s generation of students. So it follows that education should…

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Seven Media-Savvy Skills All Parents Need in 2014 | Common Sense Media

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Seven Media-Savvy Skills All Parents Need in 2014 | Common Sense Media. Smart strategies for managing your kids’ media and technology this year. Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. Everyday there’s some new thing we parents need to figure out. Getting up to speed — plus giving our kids guidance and limits — is a daily challenge. You don’t have to become an expert to help your kids make good decisions. Just get involved in their media lives. By engaging…

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Rules for Naming Your Files

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Blackboard Tips: Adding Content to Your Class Pages Below you will find some helpful tips when organizing your Class Pages on the following topics: -Extensions -Rules for Naming Your Files EXTENSIONS: In Blackboard, when you are creating and adding web content, don’t forget to add those key letters at the end of your files. Your computer expects to see them.  Some common extensions are: 1. .htm for web pages 2. .jpg or .gif for images 3. .doc,…

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