IT IS 40 years since American computer engineer Ray Tomlinson put the @ into email addresses, triggering a communications revolution that would forever change the way we correspond. Yet email now faces a mid-life crisis as young people turn to newer forms of communication, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Are you ready to bring social networking to your classroom? If you’re looking to make your classroom more relevant, connected, and meaningful to your students, it’s the best place to start. Study after study has confirmed the benefits of networking
It means my classroom is a place where my students spend time piecing together what they have learned, critically evaluating its larger purpose, and reflecting on their own learning. It also means my students don’t acquire knowledge just for the sake of acquiring it. They need to do something with it — that’s where “project-based” comes into play.
Since the earliest days of Google Earth, many have viewed it as an amazing tool to use in the classroom - and they're right! We first showed some educational uses for Google Earth more than five years ago, and since then we've seen great uses from Duke University and StrataLogica, among others.