Universal preschool

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article talks about President Obama’s plan to have a universal preschool. All students would have access to a free education at age four. I really like this idea because I know the importance of early education. You can read this article in the attached link. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/04/10/Education-budget-has-universal-preschool/UPI-40871365619614/

Technology improving student learning

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article talks about how technology can really improve students learning and help them understand skills. It also talks about technology taking over the teacher’s role. The article hits on how important technology is but we also have to remember the social importance of school and interacting with peers. We need to find a way to bring these concepts together. You can read this article in the attached link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cafe-mcmullen/technology-and-education_b_3085207.html

Flipped classroom

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article talks about a flipped classroom that didn’t work. Have you ever used a flipped classroom? How do you feel about flipped classrooms? I feel it depends on your students and the skill you are teaching. You can read this article in the attached link. http://www.educationnews.org/technology/does-the-flipped-classroom-really-accomplish-its-goals/

testing on the computer

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article is talking about schools using a pilot test on online testing. This will give educators a better understanding of were their students are at. I feel this is a good idea because future state test will be given online. This will help students from an early age to get use to testing online. Also teachers would be able to get the students scores much faster. This would allow them to help their students get to the next level and plan meaningful lessons. You can read the article in the attached link. http://www.educationnews.org/technology/online-adaptive-testing-pilot-hits-schools-nationwide/

Technology in education

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article looks at the recent finding when using technology in education. One thing they talked about was personalizing education. Teachers need to know their students. In a class there can be a wide range of learning needs and technology can help. The article said “When teachers and students are trained to use the technology, there are many tools to help track growth, give extra resources, and accelerate learning based on each student’s unique pace.” I really enjoyed this article and you can read it through the attached link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/drew-hendricks/technology-education_b_2867458.html

Twitter in the classroom

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article talks about using twitter in the classroom. The article talks about the pros and cons. When used in the correct way it can be very meaningful. This article gives five ideas on how to use twitter in the classroom. Do you feel twitter is appropriate for the classroom? What age group would this work best for? Attached is the article. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/05/24/5-unique-uses-of-twitter-in-the-classroom

Flipped classroom

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

This article talks about a flipped classroom. The teacher provides lectures to her students at home that they can watch and then in the classroom they go through problems together. On her students AP test the average score went up from a 3.59 to a 4.11. The article also talks about how many teachers feel technology has improved students performance. How do you feel about flipped classrooms? Attached is the article. http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2011/07/14/study-emerging-technology-has-positive-impact-in-classroom

implementing technology in a meaningful way

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

I like this article because it talks about implementing technology in a meaningful way. We have discussed this concept throughout or grad program. Technology should not be used as a way to fill time but as a way to enhance the students understanding of the standards and skills. The article gives you three tips at the end. You can read the article at this attached link. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2012/01/25/3-tips-on-integrating-technology-in-the-classroom

Violence in schools

April 22nd, 2013 by jcp22

I thought this article was interesting because of the recent incidents of violence in our schools. It talked about training teachers to carry guns. Do you think this is a good idea? Personally I would not feel comfortable. Also, the gun may be used against you or your students if they wrong person got the gun. You can read about it in this attached link. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/us/missouri-school-trains-teachers-to-carry-guns.html?ref=education&_r=0

E-Books

April 8th, 2013 by jcp22

I found this article interesting. It talks about teachers being able to see if their students read the material. They can also check and see if they are highlighting important information. I feel it is a great way to manage large classes and make sure the students really understand the information and are not just memorizing it for a test. They also talk about how it could help teachers know who may be having trouble or possibly fail. Do you think this is positive or negative?

E-Books URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/technology/coursesmart-e-textbooks-track-students-progress-for-teachers.html?ref=education&_r=0