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The New Digital Citizens - 0 views

  • Five Card Flickr.” Each drive contains a folder with five photographs downloaded from the photo-sharing website’s royalty-free photo bank. The students pop in the thumb drives and open the folders, and the images blossom on their screens: a pair of dice, a pale and lanky teenage boy, a flower, a parrot, drums, a toddler wearing huge glasses, a tropical island. In pairs, the students get to work, arranging the images in various sequences to tell a story in the form of a play. 
  • “I just want them to think of themselves as creators,” Vail says. “And I didn’t want them writing just another paper. I want them to use technology to actualize their ideas. To dramatize their creativity.” 
  • images to use as the cover page of their adaptations—like a playbill for a Broadway show
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  • sometimes you have to catch your bees with honey.” 
  • the most successful teachers are like Emily Vail: the ones who don’t revolutionize their pedagogical methods overnight, but take a “slow and steady approach.”
  • learning is often more about process and problem solving than accessing or memorizing static information.
  • “when there’s stress, you just do what works instead of trying something new and different.
  • The fallacy,” Hogan explains, “is that technology makes teaching easier. But it actually allows you to do things you couldn’t do before, which is much, much harder.”
  • n order for the program to be successful, Hogan says, the student needs to have a sense of ownership and accountability.
  • provide lessons of what she calls “digital citizenship,” teaching kids not to text in public, or answer their phones in the middle of conversations. “That’s on the parent,” Gordon says. 
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    ME Magazine article - thanks Linda
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17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools - Edudemic - 1 views

  • PUTTING STUDENTS IN CHARGE OF THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • IMPROVING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT RESULTS

  • The students, however, say they are most excited about the “Notability” app, which is capable of recording a lecture and transcribing it into text.
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  • CLOSING THE DIGITAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP

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