Ashley Schoening's Webinar
Digital Content in Your District
What I Learned About Using Digital Content
Overall, I think this Webinar may have been a little bit too technical for me. I had hoped for some more specific ideas for using apps when my school begins piloting BYOD next year, but this was intended for systems who wanted more virtual school options. From participating in this program, I know a lot about virtual schools from the student perspective, and I'm not sure how many of my students would be able to handle it. I would like to see more results presented, as well as more hands-on demonstrations as to how this works from an instructor perspective.
Watch This Video
This video feature's The National Writing Project's Elyse Eidman-Aadahl explaining the importance of digital writing, as well as how it can work in conjunction with traditional writing. She passionately encourages students and teachers to think beyond the tools they use and think about writing as being a purpose, audience-driven mechanism for clearly expressing our thoughts. She sees that teachers need to anticipate what students need for the future and embraces technology’s ability to connect our society’s thoughts and ideas.
Read This Blog
Jeff Dunn tells teachers exactly how to choose the appropriate digital content for their classrooms; he even includes a very handy, PDF infographic to print out and keep on their desks. He recognizes that technology is not just the "magic unicorn" of education, and that teachers cannot simply hand students technology, walk away, and expect miracles. This blog, as one would expect of a blog, also links to other similarly themed blogs with other great ideas about digital content.