iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE!

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The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts!  We've looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we'd like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, … [Read more...]

iDig Video #36: How2 Mangage Digital Content (pt1)

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Schools across the country are all struggling with how 2 manage digital content. Teachers and Media Specialists are all shifting from analog systems to digital systems. The iDig Video team looks at some of the problems in this transfer as well as some solutions. Also students are increasingly doing their work in digital format and schools are figuring out ways to best showcase this digital … [Read more...]

iDig Video #23: Ali Grasson & Media Literacy in the Classroom

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Collaborating, Creating and Publishing are part of the keys to 21st Century learning skills in education. Ali Grasson joins the podcast to share some of the amazing things going on in her classroom. Ali discusses how she uses multimedia-based assignments to inspire her students to analyze and discover the essence of source materials and from that create original video projects.   Show … [Read more...]

Connected for Communication, Yet Still Disconnected

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What the 4 parties in the education community can do better to be in the know and live in the now. I hear some of the same lines year after year from all the parties involved. Kids say... My parents have no idea what is going on at schools these days...The school has the same boring events every year, I wish they would let us decide the events...My teacher never told us about this or … [Read more...]

iDig Video #19: Meg Wilson & Using New Media!

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Meg Wilson (@iPodsibilities) joins us for a  look at some fascinating ways in which new tech and media are now being used in education. From the first time Meg brought an iPod into a room of "doubting" educators - Meg has been at the forefront of developing new tech ideas for the classroom! She shares of some of the innovative work she is now doing at the Avenues - World School in NYC. Show … [Read more...]

All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

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All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is "Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis." This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as "Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis", meaning "The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them)." This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have … [Read more...]

aRTs Roundtable #12: Barb Freedman

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  This week on the aRTs Roundtable we have a guest, Barb Freedman. She currently teaches music technology classes at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her tag line "Teach music first, the technology will follow" has been an inspiration to her students and other educators. When she is not teaching, she has developed profesional growth classes online, in addition to a … [Read more...]

Make No Little Plans

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Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger … [Read more...]