From today’s “Homeroom,” the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education:
Recently teachers from across the country participated in a summer seminar to grapple with an emerging hot topic in education: how to personalize learning in a classroom full of diverse students with varying interests, skills and learning styles.
The seminar, held at the U.S. Department of Education and via webinar, included presenters who are current and former classroom teachers who offered both the theory and practical strategies for teachers interested in moving their classroom learning beyond a one-size-fits-all mentality.
Technology in education is not just an American phenomenon. This post from India’s National Institute of Technology summarizes the changes that have taken place in India–how technology has revamped education.
This item came across my desk in late June. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan is declaring the entire month of August as “Connected Educator Month.” The idea is to get educators talking and learning about using technology and the Internet and sharing creative ways to connect their learners to the classroom via technology.
The site below discusses more about the intent of Connected Educator Month. Take a few minutes to read the announcement and how to become involved, whether through online forums or professional development or personal development.