Friday, November 16, 2012
Scott McLeod clearly outlines talking points that address internet safety, district policies, and essential conversations that should take place with staff, faculty, students, parents/guardians, and community. As we experience increase of K-12 students arriving at schools and classrooms with their own technology (BYOD/BYOT), traditional thought patterns and policies will need to be modified to enhance instruction with technology rather than to prohibit it.
Link to article: http://www.schoolcio.com/article/27-talking-points-about-internet-safety/53145
Monday, November 12, 2012
This U.S. study, Creativity and Education: Why it Matters, sheds new light on the role of creativity in career success and the growing belief that creativity is not just a personality trait, but a learned skill. Just to provide you with a few findings, based on the study, 85% percent of respondents agree creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career, and 68% of respondents believe creativity is a skill that can be learned. Nearly three-quarters (71%) say creative thinking should be “taught as a class – like math or science.
Check out the infographic that highlights these findings (see below).
Additional information available through:
Infographic: Creativity and Education: Why it Matters
Media Alert: Study: Creativity Should be Taught as a Course
Research Results: Creativity in Education: Why it Matters
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Check out Kevin Honeycutt's amazing repository of apps to support teaching and learning.