Standing Desks Are Coming To Schools, To Cure Obesity And Increase Attention Spans
Researchers looked at members of five different organizations over a five year period and came up with some interesting insights:
Check out the short clip above where Chef's son checks out his Twitter feed the morning after setting it up and sees that his dad has picked up over 1,500 Twitter followers overnight.
A new tool called Choosito, allows students and teachers to avoid inappropriate sites and also search by grade level and reading level.
Why do a random Google search when you can search inside this network of links that have already been vetted by others?
Every time I see one of these stories it makes me think a bit about why this is the case. It actually amazes me that people are so surprised that "Digital Natives" prefer real books to e-books.
Ignoring and/or banning the use of social media and mobile technologies in schools is still far too prevalent and it is bad for kids.
I have read with great interest Larry Cuban's three-post series titled The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice: The Case of Classrooms Technology.
However, it appears that the folks from the Onion may have been on to something now that Vinci Educationhas created just such an option.
I want to share a couple of writing resources that I learned about on Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers Blog:
As a school district that has implemented a 1:1 initiative where every student is provided an iPad, we get frequent inquiries from other communities looking to begin similar programs.