New features such as Tech in the Classroom explore the latest gadgets and how they might be used in a school setting.
Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Integrating technology into education is a key part of developing students’ 21st-century skills. Education World®, a longtime provider of free educational resources, has revamped the technology section of its website so that educators have what they need to prepare students for the modern workforce.
New features such as Tech in the Classroom explore the latest gadgets and how they might be used in a school setting. In response to the growing popularity of the iPad as an instructional tool, Education World also reviews iPad apps for use in the classroom.
In addition, leveraging its recently launched educator Community, the editorial team stimulates educator conversation and debate on breaking technology news and controversial issues related to technology integration. Recent examples include:
- The relative importance of teaching handwriting vs. keyboarding;
- Whether the Kindle Fire will outpace the iPad as the tablet of choice in classrooms;
- The extent to which schools should prohibit student access to potentially objectionable websites; and
- How student “tweeting” can raise questions regarding First-Amendment rights.
The site’s technology section helps educators keep pace with current trends related to technology in the classroom, says Rich Datz, general manager of Education World. "If it’s hot in the world of technology integration, our editorial team jumps on it.”
Teachers, administrators, parents and other education stakeholders are encouraged to bookmark and visit the website’s Technology section today. Educators wanting to participate in lively discussion on classroom tech topics also can join a tech discussion group on the Education World Community.
Education World Community was launched by Education World, "The Educator's Best Friend™." More than 300,000 educators view millions of pages each month. Education World provides K-12 resources to teachers, administrators and school technology coordinators to enhance instruction and improve student performance. All resources are free all the time, and new content is added daily. Resources include K-12 lesson plans, professional development articles and more. The site was recently updated to make it easier to use.
Education World's parent company is EDmin, based in San Diego. EDmin's focus is Connecting Educators to What Works. The company has been working with schools and districts for 20 years and serves nearly 4 million users in all 50 states and the international market. EDmin is best known for the INFORM® Learning System, an enterprise-level platform that integrates assessment, reporting, resources and community capabilities with an academic data warehouse. For more information, please visit edmin.com.