A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12 | DMLcentral
Below you will find a collaboratively written document produced in Bangkok, Thailand, at the March 28-31 teacher’s meeting of EARCOS, the East Asia Regional Council of Schools.
Dropping the penny was just the beginning as the Canadian Mint seeks digital future | News | National Post
With the penny gone and the triumph of plastic over paper bills only months away, the research and development department of the Royal Canadian Mint has proposed going one step further: the death of hard currency altogether.
Last week, the Mint announced the release of MintChip, a completely digital currency. “Money, as we know it, is fine for today, but tomorrow is a different story,” says an introductory MintChip video. “MintChip is better than cash, since you can use it online.”
Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens — THE Journal
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a “good citizen” changed over the ages?
Infographic: About the Gamification of Education
A great game player has all the good characters that schools desire to see from their students. What elements of gaming can we harness for educational purposes? This is an excellent infographic putting together key information about gamifying learning. You will find a short history of gamified learning. The summary from MIT’s paper “Moving Learning Games Forward” highlights all the gaming functions that can be integrated into education(with examples). The full whitepaper can be download here.
Google In the Classroom – Download Free Content from Michigan’s MI Learning on iTunes
The use of technology in education provides powerful opportunities to engage students in authentic learning. Google has developed a suite of tools that can easily be integrated into K-12 classrooms to encourage collaboration and creativity. This course will provide educators with a basic understanding of various Google products and suggest ways to integrate those products into the classroom.
Free Flashback Checker finds out if your Mac is infected | Macworld
Still not sure whether you’re infected with that Flashback malware that’s been making headlines? A new free app from a Mac programmer can you help you verify whether your Mac’s caught the bug.
28 Twitter Hashtags to Follow Education Reform | Edudemic
With so much information pushing and shoving against each other, hopping on Twitter helps streamline the research process by spitting it all out in 140-character-or-less chunks. Pay some of these hashtags a visit for a quicksilver glimpse at the super serious issues pockmarking the education sector these days.
Seven ‘must have’ productivity apps for the iPad | ZDNet
What apps have you got installed on your iPad?’ That’s a question I get asked almost daily from people who are overwhelmed by the 600,000 or so apps on offer at Apple’s App Store and who are looking for a little help to sort out the digital wheat from the chaff.
10 Actions Parents Can Take If Their Child Has Been Bullied | Education.com
If you think your child is being bullied, it’s time to take action…now. Bullying is not something that just goes away on its own, it is not something that children can just “work out” without mediation, and it is not something kids will just naturally outgrow. If you know (or think) that your child is being bullied, your participation is critical to a successful outcome
Top 10 Teacher Facts That’ll Make You Proud | TeachHUB
With public education currently under attack from many different sides, it is important that we as educators, become advocates for our profession. We need to arm ourselves with the facts, with why we should be proud of what we do, and how well we do it.
With that in mind, here is a list of ten interesting facts that teachers should be proud of. Read them for yourself…and then share them with everyone you know!
‘SimCity’ educational? Ontario Grade 3s learn social studies with iPad game – Winnipeg Free Press
Ontario’s elementary school curriculum spells out that all Grade 3 students must learn about the similarities and differences between urban and rural communities, although it leaves it up to teachers to figure out the best way to impart that knowledge.
Worldwide Windows XP Eradication Day Only Two Years Away | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
To the 100 million Windows XP users out there, Microsoft has a message for you: It’s time to move on. Seriously.
The Google of China: The Secret of Baidu’s Runaway Search-Engine Success – TIME
Recently there has been a rumor that Baidu, China’s most popular search engine, was interested in acquiring Yahoo. Robin Li, Baidu founder and CEO denied the rumor, saying the company wasn’t thinking about buying up “another large company.”
Teaching Appz – a guide to great educational apps for teachers | The Whiteboard Blog
Teaching Appz is a great new website to help teachers to find apps for iPads, iPods and other mobile devices (including Android, Playbook and web) that can be used in the classroom. All apps are organised into subject areas, making them easy for teachers to browse through and each app has background information, as well as ideas for using them with children.
ICTmagic | Scoop.it
Educational Resources from the ICTmagic Wiki page”