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Read more about Teaching Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Endless Possibilities at https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/01/26/579955559/teach-students-to-use-social-media-the-right-way-and-the-possibilities-are-endle

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Personalized learning, Computing 1:1, distance education, and so many more buzzwords dominate our educational discussions. How do the new ways of thinking about teaching and learning affect schools, buildings, classrooms, and instruction? Read more here at https://educationrickshaw.com/2017/12/02/after-100-years-of-the-same-teaching-model-its-time-to-throw-out-the-playbook/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&utm_content=buffer27a37&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#61863287-tw%231516503940523

Be ready for what’s happening. One of the predictions: No more quiet libraries! Find a list of 25 education trends for 2018 at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2018/01/01/2018-trends-report/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec Downloadable at eSMtrends2018final1. 

Read more on Flexibility Drives Digital Tool Usage at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/12/students-want-laptops-flexible-digital-tools-classroom

Excerpt: As digital tools continue to infiltrate college campuses, students and educators alike should rejoice. McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey found that 60 percent of students indicated digital learning tools have at least slightly improved their grades and have been very or extremely helpful in their academic life. Overall, the students said that laptops — over things such as print materials and smartphones — are the devices they are most likely to use in class, for homework, and for exam prep. A whopping 86 percent labeled laptops as an important tool for studying while only 33 percent said the same about smartphones and tablets. The surveyed students indicated that laptops are particularly effective because of the ease in online search and communication, as well as the portability of the device and accessibility of the tools.

Do students embrace the idea of being makers or is this paradigm the next best idea from tech ed such as MOOCS?  Find an interesting discussion in Do students buy into maker culture? at https://www.eschoolnews.com/?p=186743?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

 

Stay informed and read more here at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/13/edtech-k12-technology/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Maybe the old-fashioned way. Read more in In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead? at http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/10/544546911/in-the-age-of-screen-time-is-paper-dead

Excerpt:

Here are just a few of the fun facts and findings:

  • 96 percent of parents think that paper is “an essential part of children being able to achieve their educational goals.”
  • Among junior high and high school students, 70 percent prepare for tests by taking handwritten class notes, and 60 percent make and use flashcards.
  • 50 percent of seventh- and eighth-graders agree they “learn information best if they write it down by hand.”
  • College students like paper, too: 81 percent, for example, say they always or often use paper tools to prepare for exams.

So there you go — an (admittedly promotional) plug for good old paper. It’s also a reminder of how pervasive paper remains in schools today, and it’s not just the paper industry saying it.