That Used to Be Us—Links on looking to the future
Last thoughts on how the book connects to educators
Places to find more information
“Who knew that being an educator meant you needed to be a student of technology?” Gregg W. Downey, Editor & Publisher eSchool News
I want to create three posts on where to look while we think about how we are changing—guideposts and cool stuff to use along the way. My goal is to have the positive, the negative, and the truth that lies between them. This first of the three posts is about online resources. The second will be on books. The third will be a counterpoint to the idea (expressed in That Used to Be Us) that poverty has no effect on educational success.
Online Items of Interest
The following links are all available on Victoria’s Diigo account, tagged with TUTBU: http://www.diigo.com/user/vwaddle
If you aren’t tech savvy and feel like the world is changing around you, and you need a place to grab hold as it spins out of control, this is it. It’s also good for students and teachers who do some social networking and use online tools, but would like to broaden their scope.
Introductions to a variety of useful online tools—these self-paced tutorials are available from the California School Library Association and are linked to and used by folks from all over the country.
The Must-Have Guide To Helping Technophobic Educators | Edudemic (Actually, this isn’t just for technophobes—it has ideas on educational use of Twitter, Google, iPads and more.)
As they say, “reading is fundamental.” How will reading change?
What other media will be fundamental?
Apple and iPads
Other eBook thoughts
Are Teens Embracing E-books? (An earlier study said teens didn’t like them. This one says they do, but, ironically, they want to download ebooks for the immediacy of starting the read, but then will buy a hard copy to keep and share with friends. A fun article.)
The Googlization of Books (discussion with the author of the book The Googlization of Everything)
Our Media, Ourselves: Are We Headed For A Matrix? : NPR Perhaps we fear technology because it will remove our stuff, reveling the emptiness of our lives?
What will your classroom look like?
Gain a better understanding of how to use Gooru with these tools. Watch a brief video or view a tutorial. Download a PDF presentation and demo script for a step-by-step guide of Gooru product features.
Ten education blogs worth following | eSchool News (good stuff on flipped classrooms, etc.)
COOL STUFF We Should All be Using Now
Of course, there’s a plethora of cool stuff for specific content areas, but these links contain fun tools for students that are useful in classes now and will help them in using digital tools in higher education.