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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
eSN Tools for Schools: MIT launches student-produced educational video initiative
Our "Site of the
Week" highlights a new initiative from MIT that encourages its
students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and
engineering to K-12 students. The project's goal is to help get K-12
students interested in STEM subjects, and in the three dozen or so
videos posted so far, students have focused on topics ranging from
flying robots to the Earth's rotation.
Also, our Newslines this week feature the results from
Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey, which reveal what students
and their parents want from school technology-and a new technology
platform that could help school leaders combat bullying and foster a
safe and positive learning environment.
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leaders worldwide. For more
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to see Time To Know in action? Watch this short video: Time To Know's Digital Teaching Platform (DTP)
is a teacher-led, cloud-based, comprehensive instructional solution
for math and English Language Arts. Students work on the same lesson
at their level as a whole class, in small groups and individually.
Teachers get feedback on performance during the lesson.
The explosion of mobile devices in schools underscores
the need for fast, secure, reliable, and easy-to-manage wireless
internet access—enabling students to learn anytime, anywhere, while
letting school leaders focus on instruction rather than solving IT
Mobile learning is growing by leaps and bounds, and
mobile learning devices are no longer restricted to the classroom. Most
students, including young students, own or have access to cell phones,
iPods, tablets, or other handheld devices—and school administrators are
quickly realizing that students can use those devices to access school
websites, classroom assignments, and other educational resources from
both school and home.
Succeeding in college
today can be a daunting challenge for students without the necessary
study skills or those with learning disabilities. Students must adapt
not only to a whole new learning environment, but also to a more
rigorous and advanced curriculum.
Flipped learning has taken the education world by
storm. The newest teaching and learning method--in which students watch
videos and learn course content outside of the classroom, and then come
to class to complete "homework" with the help of instructors
and peers--raises many questions about how instruction can be
completely transformed to engage students more effectively..
changed, and students and educators are increasingly using video technologies
in all aspects of education.
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Publisher's Report: Visibility within the cloud With
earlier technologies, the term "cloud computing" was an apt
description: As users connected to the cloud, the system couldn't
"see" the type of device they were using--so it delivered the
same experience whether they were using a desktop, laptop, or mobile
device. Now, that's starting to change. eSN
Publisher's Report: Creating a safe and positive learning environment School
bullying is now at crisis levels in the U.S., and it's one of the
primary challenges that school leaders face in managing the learning
environment. As school leaders look for ways to deal with this problem,
some are turning to a promising new technology platform for help