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Communicating with Parents
by Lisa Marie Gonzales
Oh, how the times have changed.
Is Classroom Technology Good for Learning or Wasting Time?
by Michael Simkins
In this article from the Dallas News, UT Austin professor Joan E. Hughes compares active and passive uses of technology.
Is the Digital Native a Myth?
by Michael Simkins
The younger generation uses technology in the same ways as older people—and is no better at multitasking.
That's the assertion of a recent opinion piece in Nature. It caught my eye, partly no doubt, because I tend to agree, at least to a point. The article was prompted by the release of a paper by European academics Paul A.Kirschner and Pedro De Bruyckere, "The myths of the digital native and the multitasker." Highlights from the paper include:
The 9 week online Certification for the Professional Learning Leader begins February 1st with a face-to-face kick off.
The 9 week online Certification for the Administrator will kick off on February 2nd.
Interested in earning an innovative certification? We are offering two certifications this winter: Professional Learning Leader and Administrator Certification. Professional Learning Leader focuses on educators who provide professional development and are looking for ways to promote digital learning and technology. Administrator certification is geared towards educational leaders who support and drive decisions and vision in their school, district, or organization focused on digital learning.
For 2018, TICAL will join forces with the Arkansas Department of Education to present a special strand for administrators at the 6th Annual Data Conference. The event will be held July 19-20 in Hot Springs.
Weigh in on the ISTE Standards for Administrators!
New TICAL Tools! Future Ready Schools Surveys for Parents and Teachers
Most effective tools for parent communications & engagement
Student Data Privacy
TICAL Cadre Member Wins Award
Arkansas expands high-speed web access to all students
The High Cost of Low Technology Skills
Social Media Helpline
Putting California’s School Districts on the Path Toward Meaningful Digital Learning
What can administrators, course designers and faculty do to retain online learners?
CCSS-Aligned Resources and Content Delivery!
Need a process in selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)?
A Social Media Handbook -- Geared for Administrators