From eSchoolNews (free registration may be required) - ten ways schools are using social media tools effectively.
Skype has launched a global community for educators called Skype in the classroom. The free service connects teachers from around the world to allow them to communicate, collaborate on projects, draw expertise from one another, and share learning materials and best practices. It also serves as a launchpad for connecting students with their peers in classrooms across the planet using Skype video. You can read more in this week's issue…Continue
Interesting article in the October 2010 issue of Middle Ground. An urban middle school with huge challenges and great programs still hadn't figured out how to touch that desire-to-learn nerve in their kids."Grabbing Students with Social…Continue
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A laptop initiative in a Wisconsin school district has teachers using digital media instead of text books in their classrooms. Other states (including Maine) have tried similar programs, and while results vary opinions on the issue are always mixed. Some educators say the change allows for more flexibility in the curriculum and helps schools cut costs, but others are concerned about how an all-digital classroom will affect student learning.
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