Getting More Value Out of the Technology You Already Have
Michael Simkins, Ed.D.
This page complements " Getting More Value Out of the Technology You Already Have," an article to apprear in the September/October issue of ACSA's Leadership magazine. The following terms, phrases or programs were mentioned in the article. Each is linked to one or more related resource.
- arranged environment—a term borrowed from Montessori educational practice and used here figuratively
- BYO Technology—here's an interesting discussion strand and an article on a pilot project in Ohio
- desktop virtualization—an example from Campbell (CA) Union High School District.
- fully-equipped tech room—this blog post sets out a practical, cost-effective shopping list to help you get started, though you'll need to update many of the items; tech changes quickly!
- GenYES—aka Generation YES, as in Youth and Educators Succeeding
- Google Docs—perhaps the most popular tool of its kind, but if you are a Microsoft Office user, check out Office Web Apps. Zoho is another alternative.
- MOUSE Squad
- Pecha Kucha—20 slides, 20 seconds each! Watch this video to get the idea.
- School Loop
- School of One—a fascinating experiment in personalized learning in NYC schools
- solid state hard drive—explained in simple terms!
- Sugata Mitra—watch him explain Hole in the Wall himself!