Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is currently a popular focus for schools because evidence suggests that effective SEL improves academic learning. How can we best teach students skills like self-awareness, self- management, empathy, perspective taking and cooperation? Today’s guest is someone who combines her love of reading and knowledge of books to provide support to people […]
Educator Kwaku Aning joins us in our first episode that explores the potential and role of virtual reality in education. The discussion covers the entire spectrum of the topic from big picture thinking about the role and impact of VR in the classroom and on student experience, to specific approaches towards implementation.
In episode 16 Shawn speaks with Haley Shoaf, the Vice President of Impact at Launch Code. LaunchCode is an innovative start up that aims to address the shortage of talented coders by providing paid internships and training to people in cities around the country. More than just preparing people for the new world of work, this program allows people to change their lives and find a place in the rapidly changing and tech focused economy.
Though most students knows about Google, few realize the power of Google Scholar. Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar limits its results to sources considered to be scholarly: books, journals, abstracts, theses, and even court cases. Also unlike Google, instead of ranking results by popularity, keyword, and past searches, Google Scholar examines the text […]
This post first appeared on Diversa. Over the past few months, in a number of different contexts, an interesting question has presented itself. When teaching about the power of text-to-speech, several teachers have asked whether or not it could have a long-term, detrimental impact. These thoughtful educators question if being able to hear words could […]
While there will never be a replacement for a paper book with dog-eared pages, hand written notes in the margins, a broken spine and a proudly worn cover with a hint of dirt and stains, there is an exciting new option to transform the practice of reading to make it more social and collaborative. Subtext […]
Over the past few weeks, EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec and Beth Holland have presented two webinars about iPads in the classroom. (If you missed them, you can watch the recordings on the EdTechTeacher webinar page.) Two themes that came to the forefront of these online discussions included Creating & Reading Digital Content and Student Learning. Both […]