Educational Games Part II: Using New Technologies in the Classroom

Originally Published: http://etcjournal.com/2011/11/06/educational-games-part-ii-using-new-technologies-in-the-classroom/ Classrooms in high schools and elementary schools are embracing technology more and more as time passes. That being said, some do not yet have whiteboards, projectors and video conferencing equipment. However, all the schools do have one thing — a computer. As of 2008, it is estimated that 100% “of [public] schools [in ...

Blended Learning

Blended learning has many definitions. Is it in-class teaching mixed with online learning? Is it in-class teaching in combination with distance students. What about video conferencing classes? The question is, what is blended learning? So many schools are now implementing this but no one knows what it is. Maybe blended learning is just a combination ...

Teachers Texting Parents? It’s efficient.

A classroom teacher went from using a phone as s stopwatch, to sending text messages to students and parents for homework reminders. The article can be found at the bottom of this post but it is interesting to how teachers are using cell phones. Let’s face it, almost all students have a cell phone and ...

Safety in the Online Classroom

In my experience, users feel a false sense of security when they are on the internet. A lot of people put their trust into others blindly by either giving away personal information (such as a credit card number) or sharing personal information with others through social media (such as your full name, where you live, ...

Communication Tools For An Online Class

The tools that can be utilized during an online course can be broken down into two main categories; Synchronous and Asynchronous. Synchronous tools would be instant messaging, live video chat (Skype, Google Chat) or even a telephone call! For an online course, it is not uncommon for a teacher to call a student welcoming them ...