(BPT) – A practice that was once frowned upon, many schools are now encouraging students to bring their own tablets, smartphones and notebook computers into the classroom to improve student learning opportunities. With the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, many parents are wondering how they can ensure their child has the most appropriate technology to help them succeed. The upcoming holiday season is a great opportunity to find the right device for your child.
PBS Learning Media has been available for two years now. How are you using it in the classroom? Need some ideas? Here is how fourth grade teacher Elizabeth Slifer, a PBS Learning Media Teacher Core from Illinois uses the portal. Below is an excerpt from her account in Ed Tech Digest.
After all the past fights about teaching evolution, it turned out that the new state science standards (which include evolution) were overshadowed by debate about Common Core education standards at Tuesday’s Kansas State Board of Education meeting.
A YouTube video went viral over the weekend showing a parent who got violently arrested for expressing his frustrations about the implementation of the Common Core at a public forum Thursday night in the suburbs of Baltimore.
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.
The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."