Article: What makes an ‘Outstanding Technology Leader’? | Technology Chatter

This was a pretty great article on technology leadership. I totally agree with the qualities of a good leader in this article.  What makes an ‘Outstanding Technology Leader’? | Technology Chatter http://vestaltech.edublogs.org/2011/07/29/what-makes-an-outstanding-technology-leader/ • Understands the components of good instruction, and can identify engaged students who are learning (using technology or not). These leaders don’t see…

Virtual Field Trips | SimpleK12

Virtual Field Trips Virtual field trips challenge and expose students to new types of technology. It is a great way to spark their interest and motivate their learning in a specific content area. Virtual field trips can offer students more opportunities because you can take them to places they wouldn’t normally be able to go…

Cool Classroom Examples – iPad

Communicate & Collaborate (examples) Load iPads with eBooks and then select and assign reading groups for certain books. Simply hand the iPad to a group of students and have them read a book together. Select movies to view and again, hand them to groups of students. Then, have them use the iPad to write to…

28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter | MindShift

Instant feedback: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable both featured Monica Rankin, a history professor at University of Dallas, and discussed how she utilizes Twitter to gather real-time feedback. Students send questions and input to the microblog, which end up projected right there during lectures; Rankin encourages them to study one another’s insights. Answering questions: In a similar…