1. It’s back to school time!Â Let’s all learn something new online.
- 20+ Video Tutorials for Open Source Applications
- 100 Awesome Classroom Videos to Learn New Teaching Techniques
- 8 Minute Video on the Social Media Classroom
- 10 Video Tutorials for Learning Basic Web Design Skills
2.Â Information is no longer locked in the pages of books.Â It’s dispersed widely and freely.Â So why are schools still using expensive textbooks?
- Management Professor Uses ‘Crowdsourcing’ to Write Textbook
- Battling pricy textbooks with open-source texts, social media
- Open-source textbooks
- Free digital texts begin to challenge costly college textbooks in California
3. Teachers and librarians are in constant competition with Google to provide their students with reliable sources.Â How can you even begin to help teach the hyper-connected Google Generation?
- How the Google generation thinks differently
- What Your Frosh Know (and Donâ€™t)
- Plagiarism and Google generation under spotlight
- The Google generation represents a fundamental threat to university education as we know it.
4. There are 14.2 million computers available for classroom use in US schools as of the 2005-2006 school year (and that was two years ago).Â That works out to at least one computer for every four students.