Let Students “Drive” in the Classroom

4531857083_1bdb482cc1_mSuzanne Surina Baur, a Technology Resource Teacher from Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program in Norfolk, Virginia, suggests ways to have students drive their learning in class.  She notes that being lectured to or talked at makes it hard for students to be engage with the material and take ownership of their learning.

Read her suggestions at http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7418

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Innovative Technology

This week, we would like to share a few interesting technology products that may not necessarily have a direct impact on teaching and learning. However, they could spark conversations and potentially ideas that indirectly influence teaching. Besides, some of these innovations are really cool.  You need to hear about them if you have not already.

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