Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Update: Meet the Middle School Night

If you weren't able to make it to Meet the Middle School Night, check out the prezi presentation below.

Monday, January 13, 2014

SPENT: Incredible Simulation Game for Empathy Building

Anne-Barton Carter shared this website with our 8th graders to begin to build a sense of empathy for the working poor. It is an incredible interactive website that tugs at the heartstrings and forces you to be in another's shoes. Check it out:


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How Are Students Using Their Smartphones

I found another infographic I thought you might like on how students are using their smartphones. Some warnings on this particular study:

  1. It was administered by STUDYBLUE, a mobile and online study service, so there is some self-interest involved. 
  2. Despite #1, they did collect data from over a million users of their app and website. 
  3. There is still a lot of "other" things students are doing with their Smartphones during the study time, but an interesting conclusion that studying is happening more, overall with mobile technology. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

History of Technology Infographic

Found this infographic last night on Twitter (via Phoenix University courtesy of teachthought.com) and thought it was interesting.