Check out this post from Amy Mayer for a great chart outlining the differences between projects and project-based learning.
“According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means ‘Googling,’ and as a result, doing research ‘has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.'”
“We are not teaching technology, we are teaching skills that every student needs to have and technology happens to be a part of that. Create can be met with paper and pencil, with glue and scissors, with a hammer and nail, or with movie maker and it should be the job of every teacher to expose students to different ways of creating content that fits within their discipline.”
Evernote has made an update to their iPad/iPhone app, and it’s awesome. Notes are much better organized–and notebook stacks now display on the app, which I know was a frustration for many in the old app. The video below give a good overview of the updated app, as does this blog post from readwrite.
This post includes some great strategies for managing the distraction factor of mobile technology. You can find more tips and resources on the Ed Tech LibGuide.