Each year Project Tomorrow completes a survey that provides valuable insight on the state of education. This information is used to help steer the future of educational technology.
Edudemic has a great article, How to Create an Effective Classroom Blog on their site today. It outlines tools that can be used to create a blog in addition to some excellent content tips on what you need to consider for a blog. Check it out if you or your staff need ideas on:
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Edudemic.com recently posted an infographic which shows great promise for our young students regarding technology. For example,
Today 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but only 11% of them can tie their own shoes. At the start of the 21st century only half of all school classrooms had Internet access, compared to 98% today.
Check out this incredibly long but extremely useful infographic from Learn Stuff to ‘learn’ even more!
Atomic Learning and Project Tomorrow invite all schools and districts to participate in the 9th annual Speak Up National Research Project. Speak Up provides a quick and easy way for your students, parents, teachers, librarians and administrators to have a voice in local, state and national discussions about emerging technologies in education.
Plus, every participating school and district gets back their own stakeholder data from the online surveys to use for grant writing, ed tech plans, budgets, professional development and community engagement. No need to create your own surveys – Speak Up does all the work for you! Just register your school or district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2011/, pick a password and promote the survey link to your community.
Earlier this week, the instructional technology department at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) facilitated a technology seminar for the teachers in the district. This seminar was funded through the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant, and was intended to help teachers understand how they can improve student achievement through the use of technology in their schools.