Archive for edtech SmartBlogs

SmartBrief editors regularly cover news stories about the ways in which schools are using social media in the classroom. News about cyberbullying, Internet safety and other concerns is prevalent as well. Last week, SmartBrief on EdTech polled readers about the risks vs. rewards of social media — from Facebook to Twitter and text messaging — in educational settings, and found that the jury is still out.[…] Continue Reading »

How do you get student scientists in Ohio and California talking to each other and sharing the cool science they are doing in fifth grade? Creating cartoons with storytelling app Toontastic is one way to make this happen. Storytelling is a great way for students to share experiences, and this is the story of our experiment.

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Mike Harms and I connected our classrooms from California to Ohio through a long distance storytelling project.[…] Continue Reading »

The conversation caught me by surprise. Perhaps it was because I had lost contact with him for nearly three years. Maybe it was because I was being celebrated when I had really come to celebrate the achievements of others. Possibly, it was because the brief exchange would alter the way that I viewed my role as educator.[…] Continue Reading »

Our school, Colegio Inglés, is a private 1:1 school in Monterrey, Mexico. We have established a very complete system and infrastructure in 1:1 technology implementation. In middle school, every student owns an Apple MacBook, which gives them access to a world of learning opportunities.

In addition, our kids have access to bilingual education that aligns with accrediting bodies in the U.S., with common core standards and with Mexico’s Secretariat of Education’s requirements.[…] Continue Reading »

I’ve just started my first year as an edtech coach at Colegio Inglés. For two years, I worked as a language arts and history teacher in 8th grade. I’ve always been passionate about technology and education, so, to me, when opportunity came, it was only logical to take this new step and venture into the exciting world of technology integration from a coach’s perspective.[…] Continue Reading »