Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
bring your own device
Flickr: CriCristina It may come as no surprise that the ideas that are top-of-mind for educators, parents, and policymakers are the very topics conveyed in the most popular MindShift posts this year. Giving kids the tools to create, teachers the freedom to innovate, making students’ work relevant in the real world, giving them access to [...]
The first of a multi-part series exploring mobile learning, a look at what teaching practices are being used to integrate cell phones and other mobile devices into classrooms.
By Jennifer Roland At Mankato Public School System in Minnesota, students bring their homework, their lunches, and books to school like most students across the country. But they also bring whatever tech devices they own — and they don’t have to hide it or turn it off when they walk into class. Mankato has joined [...]
Flickr:From_Ko Last week, a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cellphones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83% of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said that [...]
“Instead of wondering what students can do with their devices … district educators ask students to create or brainstorm ways they might use their devices for learning purposes.” What a concept! The quote comes from Jill Hobson, Forsyth County School District’s instructional technology director talking about the district’s “Bring Your Own Technology” initiative in this [...]