Michelle Brownback

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The great divide…

I read Dale Worsley’s post this morning and thought about how lucky I am to work in a primary school with a dynamic learning culture, where …

Teaching

Evidence for Textbooks? Evidence for Classroom Computers?

In the three part series on evidence for use of computer devices in classrooms I posted recently, one reader highly supportive of classroom …

Textbooks

The Death of Textbooks?

Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.<p>At a recent sit-down with executives representing one of the biggest players in the textbook industry, my colleague and I felt …

Copyright and Open Textbooks: The Case of Boundless

Boundless Textbooks used to offer free alternatives to popular and expensive college texts, using information available on the open Web. Then came …

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Twice a year, college students trek to their college bookstore or open up tab after tab on the Internet, desperately searching for a cheaper alternative to the $200 textbook assigned for their class.<p>Textbook prices are simply out of control. They have increased more than 800 percent in the past few …

UConn Libraries and Partners “Explore ‘Open-Source’ Electronic Textbook Alternatives”

As commercial college textbook costs continue to rise, estimated as high as 812% or more than three times the rate of inflation since 1978 by Student …

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Common-Core Alignment Tool: Looking at Grade-Level Textbooks

The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.

Common Core

As Schools Favor iPads Over Textbooks, Educators Adapt

Jhymon Moodie, a junior at Burlington High School, stands with his iPad in the school’s library on April 9, 2015. In 2011, the school decided to …

My Brothers Keeper | April 23, 2015

Watch the Chicago and Philadelphia Listening Sessions<p>Join the important conversation about ´My Brother's Keeper´, a national initiative aimed at …

Don't Call Them Textbooks

Textbook publishers argue that their newest digital products shouldn't even be called "textbooks." They're really software programs built to deliver …

Open Textbook Summit

On April 8 & 9, 2013 BCcampus hosted, and Creative Commons facilitated, an Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. The Open …

Moving to the next chapter on free online textbooks

Office of the Premier<p>May 24, 2018 11:15 AM<p>The B.C. government is launching a new primary health-care strategy to deliver faster and improved access …

The Perils of Digital Textbooks - CourseSmart Crashes During Exam Week | The Digital Reader

Like many other people I have a less than perfectly reliable internet connection, and that has taught me that having an offline copy is only prudent. …

Most Students Want to Access Textbooks on Tablets

With back-to-school season here, kids aren't the only ones leaving the house this fall: money is also flowing from parents' wallets for pricey …

Twitter just made every public tweet findable … here's how to delete yours

Twitter has made every public tweet made since the service started in 2006 available through its search engine, making everyone’s first, second and third embarrassing tweets viewable by anyone.<p>The search index includes 100s of billions of tweets growing by several billion more each week. Tweets …

Amber Teamann

Twitter me this…<p>Why would an administrator want to take on the headache of using social media with their parents and community? What if I asked if …

Hacked Twitter Accounts Can Be More Valuable Than Stolen Credit Cards

Hackers operate by the same rules of economics as we all do. Thanks to a high profile breach like Target's, a glut of stolen credit cards has made …

Tweet Success: Secrets of a Twitter Teacher Rock Star for making the most of Social media

A conference finally let me share my secrets of twitter success. Just last week I hit 80,000 followers on Twitter - here is why social media (not just witter but Facebook, Pinteresst and more) are important and some of my secrets of success on social media. Hope this helps educators and anyone who …

Social Media

20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

Using social media in a modern learning environment seems easy, but that simplicity is often the result of how we think about it: new ways to …

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with …

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

<b>Why Twitter Works In Education</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>As the collective family of social media channels grows, each adopts their own personality.LinkedIn …

Social Media

Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Teaching Through Twitter

Vicki Davis with Billy Krakower In this segment we try to simplify the process of tapping into Twitter as a teaching and professional development …

Professional Development

25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter

Imagine being able to connect with one hundred million people anytime you want. With that many people on Twitter each day (and that’s not counting …

Social Media

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with …

Social Media

5 Effective Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

June 10, 2014<br>What has started as a simple answer to the question "what are you doing?" has now developed into one of the most popular online social …