This is not a new topic, but it’s taken on new importance thanks to the omnipresent nature of students' online lives. With increased access to 1:1 devices schoolwide, educators will be looking for curriculum and programs to support teaching digital citizenship skills. Want to know more? Check out all of the Digital Citizenship resources on the Ed Tech Website.
It’s what’s hot right now! Using a PBL approach to learning fosters student empowerment, an essential component of the ISTE Standards for Students. The thoughtful integration of technology will enable students to take ownership of their learning and will make learning more active, both inside and outside the classroom. Remember, you don’t have to do a technology PBL to integrate technology. Technology can support all PBLs! Check out our recent blog on PBL in Jeffco!
Computational Thinking: Coding and Robotics:
With the onset of robotics in the classroom, comes the rise of coding, coding programs and programming. Check out this Sphero Hyperdoc to find out more!According to ISTE, “On a deeper level, integrating coding across subject areas is one way to stimulate computational thinking. Coding – it’s the new literacy.” Are you interested in trying out Sphero in your classroom? You can check out our Jeffco kit on the Ed Tech Sphero webpage!
Could the 2017-2018 school year be the year of VR in the classroom? Virtual Reality lends itself to high student engagement and is the wave of the future. How this will work in education is being discovered by techy teachers all around the globe. Are you interested in trying out Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard in your classroom? You can check out our Jeffco kit on the Ed Tech Google Expeditions webpage!