Article: Always On: the Digital Student


Anyone with children knows that technology is changing the way kids and young adults communicate: Phone calls have been replaced by texting or Snapchatting, board games have been replaced by immersive multi-player online games, and books have been replaced by tablets and vlogs. This article below is about the Always on generation and our use of data to program for them.

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Awesome example of Google+ and video streaming in classroom


Awesome example of how streamed media can create excitement in the classroom.

During our final Book Talk on Air with the 3rd graders this year, Mo O’Hara joined us. At the end of our broadcast, she told the kids that she would send us her newest book (which isn’t even out in the US yet), and this was their reaction…

Pure. Joy.

Check out Mo’s website to learn more about her –

Welcome to ASCD’s YouTube channel


ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, and advocates from more than 138 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. ASCD’s innovative solutions promote the success of each child. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit

OSSEMOOC Professional Learning Opportunities


OSSEMOOC professional learning opportunities for the 14/15 school year officially get underway tonight with our first “mini-mooc” session presented by Brenda Sherry and Peter LeBlanc.
Their getting connected session is scheduled for Wednesday September 24th at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Join our online presentation room by clicking [here] any time after 6:30 p.m.
If you are joining us for the first time or perhaps using a new computer since our last session, please allow a few minutes for the necessary plugins to download and install.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

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