Columns, Issues, 2011 WinterColumns, Issues, 2011 Winter -  We are very excited to present SEEN’s Technology issue!  
 New technologies can be overwhelming for both teachers and students – despite that fact that students are often considered “digital natives” – so our articles focus on how teachers can use ...
From the Editor - Winter 2011

STEPHEN MURPHY | 11/27/2011

We are very excited to present SEEN’s Technology issue!  New technologies can be overwhelming for both teachers and students – despite that fact that students are often considered “digital natives” – so our articles focus on how teachers can use these technologies as tools to enhance and customize learning. With careful planning towards the ultimate goal of student learning, teachers can leverage technologies to make a positive impact on their students’ learning experience.  Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2011 WinterColumns, Issues, 2011 Winter -  Just before graduation in 1983, the journalism teacher of my sleepy southwest Florida high school brought a few editors into the backroom of the library to crowd around the school’s first desktop computer, an Apple 2E. We watched in bemused wonder a...
Technology in the classroom A Teacher’s Experience

DEBORAH AUGHEY | 11/27/2011

Just before graduation in 1983, the journalism teacher of my sleepy southwest Florida high school brought a few editors into the backroom of the library to crowd around the school’s first desktop computer, an Apple 2E. We watched in bemused wonder as he typed a few sentences. He proudly bragged that this computer — that could underline, bold and even italicize words — was going to change the world. It did. Flash forward to 2011, and my convergence journalism class seamlessly integrates and manipulates a bevy of software programs, smart phone apps and digital media to support our paperless classroom where we publish nine online editions ... Read More...

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Columns, Issues, 2011 WinterColumns, Issues, 2011 Winter -  This simple formula enables all of us to focus on the vital balance so necessary in each of our institutions. With the tsunami of information and technology coming at us 24/7/366—next year is leap year—keeping it all in perspective is of the utmost ...
I3+2HTxC=SUCCESS

LARRY BIDDLE | 11/27/2011

This simple formula enables all of us to focus on the vital balance so necessary in each of our institutions. With the tsunami of information and technology coming at us 24/7/366—next year is leap year—keeping it all in perspective is of the utmost importance. Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The blog site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a journalist and mother of a grade-schooler. She cites The Scie... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2011 WinterTechnology in Education, Issues, 2011 Winter - What do well-dressed teachers wear to professional development training? Anything they want — even pajamas. No, it’s not an ultra-casual Friday; it’s the new wired world of teacher professional development. Today’s teachers can upgrade their skills w...
Inservice training at your fingertips: How you can join the digital professional development revolution

Dr. Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. | 11/27/2011

What do well-dressed teachers wear to professional development training? Anything they want — even pajamas. No, it’s not an ultra-casual Friday; it’s the new wired world of teacher professional development. Today’s teachers can upgrade their skills while wearing a bathrobe, commuting to work, or running on a treadmill. Every educator with a smart phone, laptop, tablet, computer, DVD player, or PDA now has access to a universe of affordable, high quality, 24/7 professional development training. There are many types of new distance learning options that can solve classroom problems while offering educators the college credit and clock hour... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2011 WinterTechnology in Education, Issues, 2011 Winter -  The general public loves mobile technology. As of June 2011, 28 million iPads have been sold and 130 million Android devices — mostly smart phones — have been activated (ZDNet ,  http://zd.net/n5wu07  ). By 2015, International Data Corporation (IDC)...
Are your students digitally deprived?

SUSAN BROOKS-YOUNG | 11/27/2011

The general public loves mobile technology. As of June 2011, 28 million iPads have been sold and 130 million Android devices — mostly smart phones — have been activated (ZDNet , http://zd.net/n5wu07 ). By 2015, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that more people in the United States will access the Internet using some type of mobile device than will get online using a wired connection (Worldwide New Media Market Model report, http://idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23028711 ). Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2011 WinterTechnology in Education, Issues, 2011 Winter -  In three years, sales of tablet computers will grow tenfold — from 20 to 208 million, according to research by Gartner. Mobile computing is not just a technology trend — it is a paradigm shift in the way we communicate and collaborate. And, whether ...
Technology stimulates teacher imagination for dynamic student learning

JULIE SMITH | 11/27/2011

In three years, sales of tablet computers will grow tenfold — from 20 to 208 million, according to research by Gartner. Mobile computing is not just a technology trend — it is a paradigm shift in the way we communicate and collaborate. And, whether education embraces it or not, the shift will impact the classroom. Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2011 WinterTechnology in Education, Issues, 2011 Winter - “To be a principal in the 21st century school demands leadership of technology. To be a leader of technology requires a willingness to learn, flexibility, and the capacity to accept change as a constant factor. Adaptability and acceptance of ambiguit...
The principal’s role as TECHNOLOGY LEADER

MARILYN GRADY | 11/27/2011

“To be a principal in the 21st century school demands leadership of technology. To be a leader of technology requires a willingness to learn, flexibility, and the capacity to accept change as a constant factor. Adaptability and acceptance of ambiguity are essential. Because technology changes continuously, there is no menu of technology must dos and must haves. Instead, leaders of technology must be lifelong learners and explorers of the new, the exciting, and the useful in technology.” – A principal This statement by a principal captures the spirit of interviews conducted with principals, technology specialists, librarians, media sp... Read More...

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Technology in Education, Issues, 2011 WinterTechnology in Education, Issues, 2011 Winter -  Over the last few years, I have visited classrooms throughout the United States and Canada to watch some of the most visionary teachers who were immersed not only in educational technology, but also in the implications of using these new media in th...
The socially networked classroom

WILLIAM KIST | 11/27/2011

Over the last few years, I have visited classrooms throughout the United States and Canada to watch some of the most visionary teachers who were immersed not only in educational technology, but also in the implications of using these new media in their classrooms. I interviewed dozens of these teachers and collected their ideas in a book, “The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age,” published by Corwin Press. Their experiences with technology covered a wide range of examples, from social networking in a low-tech environment to teaching at the most advanced levels of technological innovation. Read More...

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In This Issue

"Technology" Issue & Special Focus:
How Educators are Using Tech to Customize Learning

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On Black History Month
Voters to Presidential Candidates: ‘Don’t Forget Education!’
Technology in the classroom
I3+2HTxC=SUCCESS
Inservice training at your fingertips:
Are your students digitally deprived?
Technology stimulates teacher imagination for dynamic student learning
The principal’s role as TECHNOLOGY LEADER
The socially networked classroom
Cyberbullying
Using mobile devices to increase student engagement
Confessions of an online teacher
Will teachers go extinct?
Upgrade your classrooms without crashing your budget
How schools use data to improve student achievement
Common Core 101: Why, what and how
From the Editor - Winter 2011
Bridging the gap between technology integration and common core standards in the...
Taking curriculum into the 21st century
Making an art of work
Technical careers for 21st century students
What works in technical jobs, career mapping and online education
What students can expect when pursuing careers in culinary arts
Technology’s growing impact on teaching and learning
Selecting the ‘best fit’ graduate program: Some big questions
What to consider when choosing a graduate program
The importance of providing quality art education for all students
Music education’s essential role in a strong education
Teachers can help parents of newly diagnosed autistic children succeed in s...
Recognizing the signs of student MENTAL HEALTH problems
Alternative-fuel school buses provide environmental benefits and cost savings to...
Pathway to school transportation success in tough budget times
Increased student interest and proficiency in STEM topics needed
Transforming the STEM education equation
Black History Month
A solution to budgets that cut school field trips:
Traveling with student groups:
The Center for Puppetry Arts offers virtual access to a unique cultural treasure
Inside CNN studio tour launches new ‘keys to learning’ lesson plans
The World of Coca-Cola
Experience the Florida Seminole’s story at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Teaching students ocean conservation at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Education programs and field trips at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Journey into the past in Corinth
Tennessee Aquarium educators: Reaching lifelong learners
West Virginia: A state born of a nation torn
Lowcountry South Carolina: Adventures in learning
Virginia Living Museum: Protecting what’s precious
Student performers make the
season bright at Busch Gardens
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