Michele Cairns

164 Flips | 24 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @MicheleCair2016 | Tech empowered Library Technician in a High School, a content curator who believes in the power of sharing and collaborating. They are the most powerful tools.

The Biggest Barrier to Real Learning

David Geurin shared 7 Ways Tech Transforms Learning. The first reason, authentic audience, is the single biggest barrier to learning that is …

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

<b>As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online.</b> It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of …

From the Classroom: Reimagining Learning Spaces—The Third Teacher

<i>By Tricia Ebarvia</i><p>A few years ago, I started to rethink my classroom space. I wondered, <i>What does this room say about me as a teacher, or my students</i> …

Teaching

I Am What I Read: 5 Ways to Nurture Reading Identity by Paula Bourque

Over the past few years as a K-8 literacy coach I’ve worked with students to help them create and connect with their writing identities. I wanted …

Teaching

Why more STEM classes won’t help solve the serious STEM achievement gap

When most people talk about beefing up STEM education, they mean expanding the availability of the integrated learning of science, technology, engineering and math classes. It’s needed, proponents say, because there simply aren’t enough young Americans educated well enough in these subjects to take …

Education

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.<p>The hiring experience for engineers isn’t what it used to be–and that’s partly by design. Here at Google, we’ve intentionally broadened the number of schools where we actively …

Flipped Lessons that are Inquiry-Based

When I first started flipping lessons in writing workshop, I worried about the amount of direct instruction I was creating. I was worried because …

Muslim Teenagers Use Slam Poetry To Educate Others About Their Faith

The girls say they hope their poetry will dispel any misplaced fears non-Muslims have about Islam.<p>“September 11, 2001, wake up America the enemy is here.”<p>This is how a group of four Muslim American teenagers, who hope to change the culture of discrimination toward Muslims through the art of slam …

Religion

Supporting “tomorrow’s” students

Last week I attended and enjoyed the Congressional Briefing of the 2015 Speak Up Survey results by Project Tomorrow, and had the pleasure of sharing …

Education Technology

Edcamps: The New Professional Development

The key to it all is that Edcamps cultivate a space filled with choice and voice. For years, teachers have been told <i>what</i> they need to learn, <i>where</i> the …

Pedagogy

Franz – a free messaging app for Slack, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram and more

What is Franz?<p>Franz is your messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently …

Franz

Online Conferencing and Live E-Learning

eLearning

14 Reasons Why Pokemon GO Is The Future Of Learning

<b>ONE</b><p>Students are on their phones ALL the time. Students are not on their textbook all the time. Think about that. And I’m not saying we should only do …

50 Google Sheets Add-Ons to Supercharge Your Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are amazing, powerful tools. They can do anything—<i>almost</i> anything, at least. But wouldn't it be great if they could do that one extra …

Analytics

Google Cast For Education: Easily Share Screens, No New Hardware

Google recently announced Google Cast as another awesome addition for their Education product line. Long troubled by the ability to share student …

Google Apps for Education

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A Different Way to Set Goals for the New Year

With the new year coming up, there’s a good chance you’re coming up with some resolutions. Personally, I like the idea of coming up with a few really …

Why You Need To Excel At Video

As someone who reads hundreds of written messages a week, I know the ugly truth: Text can be boring.<p>Email can be annoying – and overwhelming.<p>IM + txting r perhaps the lowest frms of xpression 2day. They strip all the meaning and nuance from communication.<p>And emojis don’t cut it, regardless of how …

Marketing

Why I still love the words LIBRARY & LIBRARIAN

April 04, 2016<b>in</b> Libraries, Professional Growth5 Comments<p><i>Note: All opinions here are my own and do not represent my district or any other organization</i><p>…

Makerspaces

(Marketing) Virtual Reality in Education: A History

Virtual reality is, once again, being heralded as a technology poised to transform education. I say “once again” because virtual reality has long …

Virtual Reality

Sometimes The 'Tough Teen' Is Quietly Writing Stories

A few years ago I did an author visit at an overcrowded junior high school in a rougher part of San Antonio. I write young adult novels that feature working-class, "multicultural" characters, so I'm frequently invited to speak at urban schools like this.<p>As is often the case, the principal and I …

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters …

Pedagogy

Teaching is dead, long live the teacher!

<b>Teaching is dead, long live the teacher!</b>Technology is creeping into every classroom. I say ‘creeping’ because a large part of a typical student’s day …

Teaching

Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools

Unleashing the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools<p>As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to …

Education Technology

What are your dating and fitness apps sharing about you?

Is your dating app sharing your sexual habits with marketers? Is your fitness tracker monitoring your location when you're not working out?<p>There's an …

TRANSFORMING LEARNING | Intelligence : CLASSROOM REDESIGNED FOR WHAT STUDENTS NEED NOW FOR TOMORROW

The World Economic Forum has identified the 2020 skills as a vital component to students' development. They produced, in collaboration with The …

Teaching

Digital Tattoo

On March 17, 2018, Cambridge Analytica came under fire and amassed international attention as news broke of the company’s role in harvesting data …

University of British Columbia

Guide to using and citing Creative Commons Images

Students commonly use Google image search to find images to use in their projects and presentations. They don’t believe they are infringing on …

Your Digital Presence

<b>Key items to include when requesting permission --</b><p>To reproduce, in full or in part, copyrighted material you will need to request formal permission. …

Education Technology