How’s that for alliteration? Staying on top of changes in technology today can be a full time job! As educators we have a unique opportunity to help students view technology as more than just fun, but also a purposeful tool that can help them succeed in the workplace and in life. So – the big question – how do you stay up to date on technology and social media trends?
Here’s a link to our staff favorite. Judging by the over 867 thousand Facebook “likes”, a few other people think its pretty cool too.
Mashable: Mashable is one website where you can find quick updates on social media and technology, among other things. I like the site because I can spend 3 minutes, scan the page, click on a few links and feel like I have a grasp on what is trending in technology.
Student empowerment opportunity: Elect one “Technology Reporter” for each of your class periods. Every week, have the student provide a 30 second update on technology trends. You and your students will stay up to date!