Monthly Archives: September 2011

SITE 2012 (Austin, TX) Call for Participation: Due Oct 21

March 5 - 9, 2012  *  Austin, Texas Sheraton Austin Hotel Teaching in Exponential Times! Call for F2F & Virtual Participation Due: October 21, 2011 SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education . Join with 1,200+ colleagues from over 50 countries in Austin, Texas! This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of AACE .   Call for Participation PDF to Print SITE - Seeing! Experience SITE 2012 in a whole NEW way! Pre-Conference: Professional Local Tours Manor New Tech High School (NTHS) East Austin Academy College Prep Education Visualization Lab & Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin Texas Advanced Computing Center Conference Related Activites SITE Quest SITE Second Life Event Austin Geo-Caching
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Social Media and the Classroom

Social Media and the Classroom Reprinted from Guide to Online Schools     Social media is a trend on the up and up, and it's still very unclear what long-term place it will have in our lives. However, if you interact with pre-teens and teens, the first generations to have grown up with web 2.0, the evidence is compelling that social media is changing the way we live in a pretty deep way. So what does this mean for educational institutions, those pillars of learning that are usually attempting to reach these same tech-savvy young adults? Has Technology Changed the Way We Think? The whole debate about incorporating social media into education stems from a presumption: that technology has changed the way we think and process information. Different researchers, psychologists, and educators have been discussing the evidence of this for a while now. Some, such as distinguished technology researchers John Seeley Brown and Richard P. Adler, put it this way: "… instead of starting from the Cartesian premise of "I think, therefore I am," and from the assumption that knowledge
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