Our company has a mobile learning product (the app is free) which enables students to download educational material to their devices while connected, which can later be accessed when offline. Students can even take quizzes, and play interactive learning exercises without being connected. Educators therefore don't have to worry about "dog ate my net connection" homework excuses, and parents don't pay anything additional... more »
Encourage students to use web based products such as Glogster or Prezi for presentations such as book reports and research topics. Students are more motivated using web tools, it equalizes the access to materials (as opposed to tagboard and poster materials), and quite a bit of writing can be included, as well as sound and visuals. These can be worked on both from home and at school, as well as community centers or libraries... more »
The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access... more »
I am the founder of the website Technology Integration in Education with over 10000 members world wide. We exist on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Diigo and our own website @ http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com . The premise behind the website is to create a central location for all educators to quickly and easily find all education resources that help to best integrate technology into their teaching. The... more »
Combine on-demand segments of video, tv program recordings, PDFs, documents and presentations to provide students with a complete learning environment. Include Copyright, TEACH Act and Fair Use tools to ensure district compliance. Allow students access to grade appropriate media from a variety of high-quality publishers from home. Connect digital media with iPads so students can continue learning when not connected... more »
Allow students to bring their cell phones into class and use them as clickers to encourage participation and monitor performance
The non-profit Khan Academy offers free world-class online learning for K-12 Common Core subjects. I ran across this outstanding technology web-based resource today while researching open courseware and was astounded at what is being offered free to anyone. It is so compelling I just needed to share this website with other educators and students who may not be aware of its potential for advancing global learning to anyone,... more »
Creating games or simulations that help solidify abstract science concepts and allow for guided practice in processing skills. This can be an intervention as well for students with learning disabilities. Simulations can offer accurate visual representations of concepts while games are repeated practice in a scaffolded environment.
Cutting edge science and creative work is not far from the sandbox. Curricula at all levels can be informed by and inform cutting edge research, and the internet can be a conduit for communication between University and corporate research and schools. We might be surprised by what we learn from younger students.
Claire Janisch's Biomimicry project is a good example: http://goo.gl/H7fuI
Our company is thinking of holding a weekly educational lottery where students who perform well with our online software will be entered into a drawing to win $100. Students would work through several educational tasks until they master each task. At that point their name would be put in a database and a student name would be drawn at random. We would not collect students' email addresses. Rather, we would mail the check... more »
Use Edmodo not just in the classroom but for collaborating amongst teachers and across schools within the same district. I am an K-5 Tech teacher and am spearheading this initiative within the elementary. I maintain the student pages as well teacher page. This way I can keep teachers in the loop but constantly updating on new websites they can use in the class and letting them know how their students are doing in my class.... more »
Combining face-to-face, synchronous on-line, and asynchronous on-line into one class to provide the best of both environments.
Use the huge libraries of public domain, grade appropriate books to make sure that every student has books he or she is able to read.
Not all digital content is created equal. Engagement and motivation need to collide with standards, curriculum priorities, assessment, sound instruction and feedback.
Allow students to bring their own mobile learning devices to school to help personalize learning. Work with local Internet service providers to create affordable opportunities for students to get reliable access at school and at home.