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Vicki Davis

New SMART Table® 442i inspires collaborative learning - SMART Technologies - 8 views

    YEs, they are here. Smart furniture. This is the Smart table. Expect to see desks and more as we begin to merge our technology with everything around us. This would make a great unit for a demo or cool interactive learning center. " Smart Table® 442i collaborative learning center. Publicly unveiled at the British Education Technology Conference in London today, the Smart Table features an engaging 360 degree, multitouch surface with a brilliant 106.68 cm (42") high-definition 1080p LCD display. The Smart Table enables up to eight students to interact simultaneously and actively collaborate to achieve shared learning goals."
laura marquez

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice - 8 views

  • Schools offer teachers and students an opportunity to do what is almost never done in society. In schools we can gather together a group of twenty to thirty people and have them listen, discuss, analyze, and share differing points of view. Schools provide a rare chance to read, debate, write, and quietly think. We don’t need expensive technology to learn how to ask excellent questions, articulate ideas, and be forced to defend our thoughts.
  • Technology can, of course, do amazing things. Any tool can be used properly or improperly. Unfortunately, with devices like Smart Boards, images come and go, and the teacher is often looking at a computer screen for part of the class. Smart Boards and similar technologies reinforce the idea that knowledge resides in things. We don’t need Smart Boards, we need Smart people.
    "We don't need Smart Boards, we need Smart people"
    Larry Cuban makes a critic about the use of technology in schools
Vicki Davis

Media Smart Body Image Lesson - Resources - TES - 2 views

    A body image lesson from Media Smart. The UK is using this as part of their "body confidence" campaign but it is a great set to look at for those working with body image and self esteem of any kind. There are a lot of great media Smart resources here for guidance counselors and health teachers.
Erin Fitzpatrick

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange - 11 views

    Find Lesson Plans for Your SMART Board and Connect with Teachers
Paul Hamilton

Teachers Love SMART Boards - 12 views

    Blog about all things SMART, shares and highlights resources for teachers at all levels.
Jeff Johnson

Girls are as smart as boys, but tests are getting dumber | Education IT - 0 views

    New research published in the journal Science confirms what all of us teachers have known for a long time: girls are just as smart as boys. I hope none of our tax dollars went into that one. A quick quote from the article before I get into the more interesting findings from the researchers: Overall, the researchers found "no gender difference" in scores among children in grades two through 11. Among students with the highest test scores, the team did find that white boys outnumbered white girls by about two to one. Among Asians, however, that result was nearly reversed. Hyde says that suggests that cultural and social factors, not gender alone, influence how well students perform on tests.
Jerry Swiatek

Zoho Challenge - Online test tool - 0 views

    It's smarter. It's online. Discover a smart way to conduct online tests and saving time and effort. Welcome to Zoho Challenge, an online testing tool that smoothly tackles your test requirements with smart, friendly interfaces.
Sandy Kendell

SMART Notebook Express BETA - 12 views

    Open and interact with SMART Notebook files online for free.
Vicki Davis

Google's forays beyond the search box - Tech News | The Star Online - 3 views

    Welcome to your new Google smarthome - not smartphone - smarthome. They've bought a smart thermostat maker - I can imagine all kinds of cool things with Google Glasses, Droids, and other Google integrations with this. This interesting article covers many of the things Google has gone into besides their traditional search box/ advertising model and it tells you about the future of our world as a major giant positions for the Internet of Things which moves far beyond our screens into the air we breathe. This will impact our schools beyond what we understand as our surroundings become smarter and able to be controlled remotely in ways we can't really understand today. These are trends I'll be discussing in my Intro to Computer Science classes. "Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for US$3.2bil (RM10.54bil), signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. "
Dean Mantz

SMART Board Revolution - A Revolution in Education - 0 views

    This ning community is composed of SMART Board users.
Michael Walker

Loads of Smart Notebook Files | The Whiteboard Blog - 22 views

    Like the title says...
Steve Ransom

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value - - 11 views

  • When it comes to showing results, he said, “We better put up or shut up.”
  • Critics counter that, absent clear proof, schools are being motivated by a blind faith in technology and an overemphasis on digital skills — like using PowerPoint and multimedia tools — at the expense of math, reading and writing fundamentals. They say the technology advocates have it backward when they press to upgrade first and ask questions later.
  • how the district was innovating.
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  • district was innovating
  • there is no good way to quantify those achievements — putting them in a tough spot with voters deciding whether to bankroll this approach again
  • “We’ve jumped on bandwagons for different eras without knowing fully what we’re doing. This might just be the new bandwagon,” he said. “I hope not.”
  • $46.3 million for laptops, classroom projectors, networking gear and other technology for teachers and administrators.
  • If we know something works
  • it is hard to separate the effect of the laptops from the effect of the teacher training
  • “Test scores are the same, but look at all the other things students are doing: learning to use the Internet to research, learning to organize their work, learning to use professional writing tools, learning to collaborate with others.”
  • Good teachers, he said, can make good use of computers, while bad teachers won’t, and they and their students could wind up becoming distracted by the technology.
  • “It’s not the stuff that counts — it’s what you do with it that matters.”
  • creating an impetus to rethink education entirely
    • Steve Ransom
      Like teaching powerpoint is "rethinking education". Right.
  • “There is a connection between the physical hand on the paper and the words on the page,” she said. “It’s intimate.”
  • “They’re inundated with 24/7 media, so they expect it,”
  • The 30 students in the classroom held wireless clickers into which they punched their answers. Seconds later, a pie chart appeared on the screen: 23 percent answered “True,” 70 percent “False,” and 6 percent didn’t know.
  • rofessor Cuban at Stanford argues that keeping children engaged requires an environment of constant novelty, which cannot be sustained.
  • engagement is a “fluffy
  • term” that can slide past critical analysis.
  • that computers can distract and not instruct.
  • guide on the side.
  • Professor Cuban at Stanford
  • But she loves the fact that her two children, a fourth-grader and first-grader, are learning technology, including PowerPoint
  • The high-level analyses that sum up these various studies, not surprisingly, give researchers pause about whether big investments in technology make sense.
  • Mr. Share bases his buying decisions on two main factors: what his teachers tell him they need, and his experience. For instance, he said he resisted getting the interactive whiteboards sold as Smart Boards until, one day in 2008, he saw a teacher trying to mimic the product with a jury-rigged projector setup. “It was an ‘Aha!’ moment,” he said, leading him to buy Smart Boards, made by a company called Smart Technologies.
  • This is big business.
  • “Do we really need technology to learn?” she said. “It’s a very valid time to ask the question, right before this goes on the ballot.”
Ted Sakshaug

SmartBean - 0 views

    Smart Bean is an online resource designed for parent use. Smart Bean is essentially an online magazine for parents interested in learning more about online resources for learning as well as general parenting information. There seems to be particular attention given to home-schooling parents. Some of the articles you're likely to find on Smart Bean are things like Internet safety, articles on childhood diet and fitness, and a slew of articles about the role of new technologies in education.
Dave Truss

"How to Get Better Grades in School and Discover the Secret of Smart Students" According to Terry Small - Ridgeview News - 10 views

    His first strategy - Smart Secret #1 "You're a Genius" is both a mix of self-fulfilling prophesy and changing the way you view a situation. "Learning is connecting new information to what you already know. Genius is the art of non-habitual thinking."
darkbird18 Wharry

Protect Yourself from Internet Scams - Subscribe to Internet ScamBuste (...).URL - 4 views

    "Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends: Are You at Risk?" Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft
    Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft
John Evans

Smart Moves: The New PE | Edutopia - 0 views

    Smart Moves: The New PE Collaborative games, zip lining, and classroom aikido are part of a new physical education movement that makes kids Smarter
Dave Truss

The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids -- New York Magazine - 12 views

    But a growing body of research-and a new study from the trenches of the New York public-school system-strongly suggests it might be the other way around. Giving kids the label of "smart" does not prevent them from underperforming. It might actually be causing it.
yc c

Mr B's List - 17 views

shared by yc c on 02 Oct 09 - Cached
    Really cool searchable database of IWB resources by subject/grade/reading levels
    Really cool searchable database of IWB resources by subject/grade/reading levels
    Mr B's List is a directory of the best *free* educational websites, (with emphasis on interactive sites) to use with your SMART Board or other interactive whiteboard, etc. Regardless of where your classroom technology comes from I hope you can benefit from quick and easy access to valuable websites for your subject and grade level.
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