Who inherits your iTunes library? →
infoneer-pulse: Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes. But when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us. Someone who owned 10,000 hardcover books and the same number of vinyl records could bequeath them to descendants, but legal experts say passing on iTunes and Kindle libraries would be much more...
51 percent of respondents, including a majority of Millennials, believe stormy...– Most Americans Confused By Cloud Computing According to National Survey
holtthink: In a recent article “Are we Outsourcing our Memories?” Rabbi Aaron Ross, Ed.D. writing in Free Technology for Teachers began his blog post by quoting from a slide that hangs in his office: ““If your students can Google the answer, then you are asking the wrong question.” At almost exactly the same time, and without knowledge of his quote, I posted this on Tumblr: “Teachers often...
How do we change this mindset going from high school into college?”...– This Isn’t High School: Advice for Faculty Teaching First-Year Students
Cheat Sheet for the First Days of School →
Here’s an excerpt: 1) Develop an easy slogan for expectations in your classroom. Having a slogan that everyone can remember will remind kids of the rules you clearly set in the beginning of the school year. Few of us (teachers included) look up at the rules and cite them in our punishment. Most teachers have a general guideline of behaviors that we expect and pull up quickly when a student...
I am worried that some schools are simply spending thousands of dollars on...– Denise Jeffs, Australia | daily edventures A thousand times: YES.
12 Characteristics Of An iPad-friendly Classroom →
An awesome overview. I’ve included three below. Click through for the rest! Assessment is… Authentic (less academic) Seamlessly transfers to physical and digital domains of learner, with useful artifacts, products, and applications in the “real world” Frequent & Formative (less intermittent and summative) A climate of assessment that yields simple data digestible to all...
Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom →
Here’s one: 1. INFUSE PASSION INTO LEARNING. Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning. Educators who focus on integrating kids’ own interests and passions into the curriculum will see them flourish as learners. Educators can think about integrating such practices as showing relevance of what students are studying to life outside school, connecting with parents, and using digital media as a...
Is a $675,000 fine for sharing 31 pirated songs... →
Yes. I hope that answers the question, but here’s an excerpt anyway: Joel Tenenbaum is out of options. A Massachusetts District Court judge ruled the $675,000 fine levied against him is indeed appropriate and refused calls for a new jury trial, meaning the former Boston University graduate student will pay a staggering $21,774 for every song he shared over P2P networks. The case has made...
50 Creative Ways to Use Skype in Your Classroom →
Here are four: Art crits: Schedule time with professional artists and receive thorough crits about how to improve a piece. Because Skype allows for screen sharing, anyone working in digital media will appreciate the convenience! Interviews: Rather than a lecture, try hosting a Skype interview with professionals and – if the money’s right — game-changes happy to answer student questions. ...
Back to School Tips for Parents and Teachers →
An interesting column. This piece of advice for teachers caught my eye: This next tip is going to seem strange but I speak from experience. Purchase refuse and recycling containers with lids. One year, I had a little boy who would get physically sick every day after lunch. Since we had math right after lunch, we thought perhaps he was riddled with math anxiety. He loved school and was always...