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Technology Usage Continues to Increase in Higher Education – In and Out of Class

flickr creative commons laptopA new report from market research company re:fuel indicates the number of college students taking at least one online course nearly doubled over the last five years. The 2013 College Explorer report was based on responses from 1,528 current college students taking at least one course on a physical campus.

Students also are bringing more devices onto campus, according to the survey, at an average of 6.9 each; laptops are the most commonly owned device (85 percent) among students who responded, with smartphones in second place at 69 percent. Other findings of the report include:

  • Ownership of tablets and electronic readers is increasing, however, printed textbooks still dominate, making up 59 percent of the textbooks responding students bought
  • Forty-seven percent said they use a laptop regularly for taking notes in class, though pen and paper is still more popular for that task, with 79 percent saying they use those tools more typically
  • Students who responded to the survey reported spending an average of 14.4 hours multitasking across their various devices, with much of that time spent looking for or consuming entertainment

To read the full article on the report, visit campustechnology.com. Other statistics shared include use of social media sites; Google+ was the only social network included in the survey to show a decline in use, while Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter increased.

Tech Camp for CCSS & NGA in STL Next Month

Our five-day Teaching and Learning Today with Technology – Tech Camp for CCSS & NGA is hands-on, fast paced, and relevant to teachers today. Each day July 15-19th is focused on the skills a teacher needs today to actively engage students in a 21st Century classroom.

meg ormiston tech campMeg Ormiston believes in outcome based personal professional development that focuses on teachers creating digital artifacts in their content areas. Each participant will build, create, and publish project examples they will have students complete back in the classroom. Each participant is encouraged to bring materials they would like to redesign into technology rich projects. Participants will learn new Web 2.0 tools to use while designing lessons aligned to Common Core.

In addition, there are three graduate credits available through Lindenwood University to those interested. Learn more, and how to register, for this bring your own device(s) event by clicking here.

DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting​

infographics examplesAre your data reports just plain text with a table tossed in the middle? Have you seen infographics like the ones to the left from ASCD’s Pinterest board and want to design your own?

WHEN: July 22 | 8:30 – 3:30
WHERE: CSD
COST: $145 member; $189 non-member
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Dougherty
CREDIT: One graduate credit available through Lindenwood University
REGISTER: Online

We encourage you to bring your school data to learn the different methods from simple to detailed in making your own infographics. You’ll be able to market your library with colorful detailed reports and collaborate with teachers on data lesson plans for students. Infographics can be used for student assessment and as tool to view classroom/school data. Learn how to use online tools and PowerPoint to create these visually appealing, easy to understand pictures that are worth a thousand words.

Get SMART this Summer

St. Louis SMARTBoard TrainingToday SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart is teaching SMARTBoard Level 2 in the tele at Cooperating School Districts. This week’s workshop filled so quickly, another session of Level 2 was added on the schedule for Tuesday, June 11. Note- today’s workshop and Tuesday’s are not a workshops for beginners.

New PD Comes to CSD’s tele this Summer

This summer heats up with great educational technology professional development opportunities from the Learning Division of Cooperating School Districts! Check out the offerings taking place in just in July!2013 july teleJuly 2 | Integrating Technology Tools in English Language Arts to Meet Common Core Standards

July 8 | Digital Curation: How to Collect and Save Resources

July 9 | Social Media Management

July 10 | Using Digital Portfolios to Collect & Evaluate Student Work

July 11-12 | Digital Citizenship – It’s Common Sense

July 15-19 | Teaching and Learning Today with Technology: Tech Boot Camp 2013

July 22 | DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting

July 24 | Flipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting

July 29 | Integrating Technology Tools in Math to Meet Common Core Standards

July 30 | Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3 Training)

July 31 | 3 C’s + School Librarians = Common Core Success

Full descriptions and online registration can be located here. Graduate credit is available for some classes. Classes taught by ed tech professionals from CSD and area districts & universities.