Thursday, July 28, 2011

How Will Technology Change Our Schools?

There is an interesting article from ISTE I came across via a tweet from @isteconnects titled How Will Technology Change Our Schools Over the Next 10 Years?

As the article states, technology is changing so rapidly it is too difficult to predict how education may change over the course of a decade. Cultural trends will help shape the future of education in such areas as:

*Mobile devices
*Real-time distance education
*Social Media

...and the list goes on. One thing seems to be certain, for the first time ever, educators must prepare students for a future that no one can predict (as stated by David Warlick at a Literacy and Learning in the 21st Century Conference, November 2, 2010).

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twitter Tech Tips

Twitter is a continuously growing social networking and micro-blogging tool. If you find yourself still contemplating joining the Twitter nation, here’s Common Craft’s introductory video on Twitter in Plain English.

Twitter Search in Plain English illustrates how…
•To discover emerging information
•To find trending topics
•To receive real-time news
•To use hashtags and connect information

This week I found a link via my Twitter PLN listing 6 Things You May Not Know About Twitter.
1. Jump through your Twitter profiles.
2. Hide Retweets from specific users.
3. View the timelines from Twitter profiles.
4. Keyboard shortcuts.
5. Update your Twitter username anytime.
6. Check who’s following you.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Qwiki: The Information Experience

Qwiki is a multimedia website that synchronizes information drawn from Wikipedia articles and other sources on the Internet. Text and images are summarized on the screen like a moving slideshow with a digital voice narrating the information. This website offers visitors free access, although you can sign up for an account to receive more information access.

Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt from Qwiki on Vimeo.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog This, Read That


It is always insightful and refreshing to read new blog postings from interesting Twiter PLN colleagues. There is never a shortage of new, good blog postings. Actually, I can't keep up with the amount of blog postings I would like to read vs. the number of postings I have a chance to read each week. I have found an abundance of educational blogs that combine professional perspectives, personal insights, exciting educational initiatives, new Web 2.0 tools...and the list goes on. Here are three unique, and different postings that recently found their way to my blog reading this week. Great postings, check them out!

What do we really need to focus on? from Technology: Figuring out how the pieces fit.

So The Journey Begins: The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators from Teacher Reboot Camp.

Thoughts on Combining Technology Integration for Educators with Primary Research from the Social Constructivist.