Zero to Eight Children’s Media Use in America 2013
This week one of the most respected organizations in the area of digital aged learning, Common Sense Media, released a report that outlines how young people are using media today and how much it has changed in the last few years. For me, a report like this provides some quantitative facts that help support the use of more technology in the classroom. Also, it got me to think a little bit more about how much media is consumed at my house. I hope that this gets you thinking too!
For those that do better with video:
This quote hooked me into reading the entire document a couple of times:
“Teachers, parents, health providers, and child development experts all agree that the media children use can have a profound impact – both positive and negative – on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the role it plays in their lives: which platforms they are using, the activities or content they are engaging on those platforms, and how their media use patterns vary by age, gender, or socioeconomic status.”
Great video for students to know more about online data. Recommended 6th+
Survival Guide When Using Technology in the Classroom
Simple and easy to understand presentation on what to know when using technology in the classroom.
Looking for rubrics to use?
Lately Learnist has become a frequent online visit for me while looking for all things education. With this link you will find hundreds of assessment rubrics that you could use/get ideas from to implement in your classroom.
Thinking about going 1:1 in the coming days, months, years? One of the best resources available is Project RED. This organization is made up of several large corporations in the ed tech industry. The thoughtful details that have been placed in these materials have jump started many districts around the US and might just be what you are looking for too!
From the view of those that have been examining learning over the past decade, this video should be a thinking point involved in shaping education.
TPACK & SAMR together in your classroom in a conversational Prezi. Technology and the classroom is difficult to understand, but by using combining the work done on both SAMR and TPACK, teachers can start to see where the advances will be found in there classroom.
Energize your Classroom!
Looking to put a little bit of energy back into instruction? Try some of these strategies and see where they can take you!