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How Has the Internet Changed Education? – Infographic

How Has the Internet Changed Education?

We can’t live our lives today without the Internet, that’s becoming very apparent.  In fact, I would wager to say that on any given day, each of you is carrying the Internet in your pocket in the form of a smartphone or some kind of tablet.  That is why I am such a strong proponent of integrating technology and Internet skills into our school curriculum.  If our students have these technologies and resources, it’s vital that they use this power for good and be taught its benefit in education as well as its proper use.

Today’s infographic helps to illustrate the magnitude to which the Internet has affected and influences education and therefore why it is vital to continue utilizing these tools in education. [VIA]

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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Infographics

 

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The iPad as the Teacher’s Pet – Infographic

The iPad as Teacher’s Pet

Having an iPad in your classroom can be one of the most tools in your arsenal as it’s a veritable Swiss Army Knife of technology.  Today’s infographic takes you through the many ways you can use this great device, even if you only have one for yourself.  Explore different ways to use the iPad as well as useful apps (many of which are free) that can help you use this technology in your classroom immediately! [VIA – Learning in Hand with Tony Vincent]

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Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Infographics

 

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How Is Media Affecting Kids? – Infographic

How Is Media Affecting Kids?

Media and technology are completely embedded in our lives today and we rely on it to such an extent that some people have even been known to show withdrawal symptoms if their cell phones are taken away!  Today’s youth are no exception to the rule, as they are exposed to these devices and the media from birth. Today’s infographic examines the effects of this exposure on children ages 0-8 and how it might be affecting their development.

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How Is Media Affecting Kids?
Source: Early Childhood Education Degrees

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Show: A New Way to Look at the World — Interactive Maps

Show: A New Way to Look at the World

Show: A New Way to Look at the World is a fantastic interactive site that takes demographics and societal data and displays it in a unique way for the United States, Japan, and the world as a whole.  Show would be a great resource for not only history and social studies classrooms (It’s a sociological goldmine!) but also geography and math classes as you can use the data, correlations, and spatial relationships to interpret the maps.

Begin using Show by choosing the region you wish to view, either the United States or Japan (divided by states and prefectures, respectively) or a world map that will deal with countries.  You can then choose a category for study, whether they be broad concepts such as basic demographics (population, language, religion, etc.), more specific concepts like natural resources, GDP, and education, to the more unique categories like distribution of Wal-Marts and number of UFO sightings.

Take some time to explore before you try using this unique resource in class or have students use it during a free period or as a different way to research.  I got lost in the maps on Show for quite a long time myself and still haven’t seen half of it!

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Websites

 

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Video of the Day – 5/14/13 (There’s No Such a Thing as Offline?)

Daily Video — “There’s No Such a Thing As Offline?

From PBS’ IDEA Channel, the interesting question is posed as to whether or not a sate of being “offline” or disconnected from the Internet exists.  We have gotten tot he point where the Internet is at our fingertips and permeates our every thought that there is never such a thing as disconnecting from it, or being “offline” any longer.

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Evolution of File Storage – Infographic

The Evolution of File Storage

With a focus on audio and video files, today’s infographic traces the history of file storage from wax cylinders through .mp3 files as well as how we have shifted to storing more photos and books as digital media files today.  [VIA]

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Is Texting Killing Grammar? – Infographic

Texting and Grammar

As more and more students have mobile devices and use them as their primary source of communication, “techspeak” had become more prevalent.  There are arguments on both sides as to whether or not this is a good thing.  Some argue that allowing students to use techspeak actually encourages writing and the free flow of ideas in the classroom, while others argue that encouraging techspeak actually leading to a decrease in the basic understanding and application of traditional grammar.  Today’s infographic addresses this issue showing where educators are seeing a change in student writing and a marked decline in grammar skills. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Infographics

 

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