Important point from Larry Cuban - The point is that technology has surely given us expanded choice, even creativity, in our daily lives but when it comes to a helping profession such as teaching where interactions between students and teachers are crucial to sustained learning, it is well to note that many of the software applications used in school then and now were add-ons that came from the business sector originally designed to get more work from less money spent.
From Mashable - In today's technology-infused world, the executive assistant of today is the "avatar relationship manager" of tomorrow. Job descriptions on reed.co.uk, now include responsibilities and buzzwords that may not even have existed as few as five years ago.
In a world where “screen time” is becoming simply “time,” our policies must evolve or become obsolete. The public needs to know that the Academy’s advice is science-driven, not based merely on the precautionary principle.
A collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format.
Great site for teachers to get reviews on Digital Resources and find tech-infused lesson plans.
A book to add to the reading list. About kids and technology.
From Harvard Biz - The students who were more anxious about being apart from their phones used their phones more during a typical day, and woke up to check their phones more often at night. The latter two results — more daily smartphone use and more nighttime awakenings — led directly to sleep problems
From Richard Byrne - my chart comparing tools for backchannels and informal assessment.
From Penelope Trunk - The best writers in the history of the world are graduating from college, right now. So everyone can just shut up about how no one can write anymore.
Guest Blogger on Nipmuc Blog - Highlighting benefits of 1:1 at the high school.
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