Quantcast

YouTube

Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom

Last month, 16 teachers from across the country got together at Google’s Seattle office for the YouTube Teachers Studio — a sort of bootcamp to learn how to best use YouTube in the classroom. Jon Corippo, a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, was among the group, and came back with ideas about what … Continue reading Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom →

Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

Flickr:Bark Rules are important in any civilized society. Without them, chaos would ensue. But some rules are worth questioning, especially when the consequences negate their very purpose. Teachers are grappling with how to address regulations they consider unnecessary at best and harmful at worst. There’s no question that helpful guidelines can and should be put … Continue reading Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing? →

Do Not Try This At Home (But Do Show it At Schools)

Another reason YouTube should be allowed into schools. The Periodic Table of Videos is just one of 10 free online resources for science teachers posted ib Mashable. Check out this one, created by a group of scientists at the University of Nottingham who demonstrate what happens when you hold a match to a balloon filled … Continue reading Do Not Try This At Home (But Do Show it At Schools) →

How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students

By Sara Bernard Last summer, 15 students from Chicago’s public school system were charged with answering this question: “How can 21st century technology enhance rigor, relevance, and relationships in high school?” To answer the question, they interviewed teachers and community members, researched best practices, held panel discussions, and conducted a survey of 380 of their … Continue reading How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students →

6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education

By Sara Bernard “The fact that we as educators even have to have discussions on whether or not social media is good for schools is sad,” writes Steve Johnson, a teacher and Edutopia guest blogger. “Social media just IS…..it’s life.” He’s right — as of July, there were half a billion active Facebook users alone … Continue reading 6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education →

How Educators Can Help Stop Bullying

Amidst heightened media coverage of cyberbullying, and a quickly spreading YouTube series of videos called It Gets Better, which depicts personal accounts of harassment and support for gays and lesbians (including a message from President Barack Obama himself), the Department of Education sent a 10-page letter to schools reminding them of their responsibilities to protect … Continue reading How Educators Can Help Stop Bullying →

Reigning in online time

If you type in “Addicted to the … ” in Google, take a guess what the genius search engine predicts will be your next words. Outranking “outdoors,” “therapy,” and “gym” is “the Internet.” That doesn’t necessarily indicate the highest incidents of addiction, but it does signal what people are most interested in reading about. The … Continue reading Reigning in online time →

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor

KQED Public Media for Northern CA