"20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps” — Edutopia
We love and appreciate that Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis listed Haiku Learning here as recommended LMS to “bring it all together”. Some of her other suggestions cover topics like collaborative writing, blogging, and screen casting. And some apps, like Google Drive and OneNote, have great integrations with Haiku Learning. Check out this App of the Week on our OneNote Class Notebook integration.
This teacher and columnist completed a "digital citizenship bootcamp” with students before giving them access to their “Tweeter of the Day” and “Instagrammer of the Day” accounts. And she even included the parents at one point in the bootcamp! Lots of insight as to why this is a good thing for students.
If you need some help to get started with PBL, see how one elementary school tackled it, starting with planning in the summer. They came up with one driving question across each grade level that ties into standards, addresses a real-world problem that students relate to, and inspires students to find a solution that will have a long-lasting impact on their community.
Here’s a great video podcast that features a school in Massachusetts that successfully put together a student tech team. They cover everything from recruiting students to credit to curriculum.
"Student Voice & Perspective Regarding Edtech Today” — Tech & Learning
At TCEA in Texas, a student panel was convened. Find out what they had to say about what they like best and least about tech in the classroom, some of their favorite apps, and advice they have for teachers and companies.
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