View the infographic at the link to see the results of the Speak Up 2014 National Research Project Findings. Find out what students think about mobile learning, coding, and more.
This school taught 6th graders about cyberbullying by holding a mock trail at a local court house.
This article by Greg McKeown from the Harvard Business Review gives some examples of how technology companies are giving back and guides readers through looking at their career to determine what makes them happy and what they really want to do to make the world awesome.
Technology and Education
"Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web" by Alia Wong examines the state of technology in education and a proposed curriculum on digital citizenship. It addresses the issue for a popular audience outside of the educator's perspective.
A great article on AltSchool from Wired. This Bay Area independent school uses technology to individualize education. They build their own apps and content to teach students and evaluate their progress in a project based learning environment.
This education week article explores how private schools across the country are using technology tools and integrating technology into their curriculum.
Google custom search engines are an excellent way to give students the experience of a Google search without leaving them open to all of the questionable content that can be found online. Think of it as searching with training wheels for those not ready to perform their own critical analysis of websites. You can find credible sites, then create a google search box that will only search within those sites. Check out the tutorial over at Free Technology for Teachers for more information and let us know if you'd like help setting one up.
This article shows how to use the Kanban method to organize your to do list and maximize productivity. It can be used for individuals or teams and the article presents both technical and analog ways to set it up depending on your preference.