I took an iTunes U course from Apple, which included three classes. The course was video of an instructor with video interspersed of real-time use of the equipment and the app. The course is broken into introduction to the app, use of the app, and design of iTunes U coursework.
One of the things I like best about this type of course is the ability to move at your own pace. There were pieces of the course, especially in the introductory section, which were redundant for me, so I…Continue
My school currently has what is supposed to be their acceptable use policy in the student handbook. The policy does vary between elementary, middle and high school, but the outline is very general. Parent signature is required as part of the student handbook. The IT department puts together the section in this handbook as well as the one page use policy for staff. The staff policy is
We have evolved from thinking that our highest order is evaluation to knowing that we can be creators. Marzano teaches that we should push toward our higher order thinking skills. Marzano's methods, identifying similarities and differences, for instance, are all geared toward helping students move to the higher level of Bloom's Taxonomy. While many educators in the past focused on absorption of information, Marzano tells us that true learning comes from using Bloom's higher order…Continue