Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

Consider some of these facts: • In 1996 only 14 percent of classrooms had Internet access; 13 years later 93 percent were wired into the World Wide Web. Taken in a whole, it’s now possible to earn most any degree without ever having to step into a traditional classroom.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future

Byte Technology

Featuring a wide field of view and highly intuitive head tracking, both connect to their respective devices and operating systems and, because they’re comfortable and light, are perfect in a classroom setting of antsy kids.

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

AFP Blog

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.

An Interview with Jessica Rauch about The Generation Project: Passionate about Teaching Young People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I taught in the Bronx for two years through Teach For America while working toward my M.A. I left the classroom in 2007 to join Teach For America staff where I pioneered graduate school recruitment for the organization through May of this year. A few days ago, the John D.

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Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." If the site is to be used by kids in the classroom, it has to have some interactive component to keep their interest and be engaged. " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites. However, I would not want to create an educational website unless I knew it would be helpful.

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Ask Britt: Using Twitter to Answer, "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?"

Have Fun - Do Good

This week 's question comes from a writing teacher, and client, who wants to know: "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?" More Twitter suggestions since I published this post @helenrf of Reach Further teaches writing online with Moodle, but also suggests WordPress blogs and forums.

Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

The trainer needs to understand the database, present technical concepts clearly and without jargon, teach at the students' level, and be incredibly patient. If you're training a lot of people, try to train in a classroom setting so everyone hears the same thing. But recognize that not everyone will be available for classroom trainings, and some people will need 1 on 1 training to understand the concepts. Test the computers and software in the classroom before every training.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. This month I’ve been teaching graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

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Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. Circles without tables, just chairs helps promote group discussion. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This past week they opened up the campus to nonprofits and I was lucky enough to be part of the faculty to teach a workshop. The photo was my classroom.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This past year took me to London to teach nonprofit leaders at workshops on digital strategy hosted by LinkedIn and Social Misfits, and to Cambodia to teach a series of workshops for Women’s Rights NGOs hosted by Wake International.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peer Instruction and the flipped classroom is a research-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University in the 1990s.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Although “paragogy” is a more rationally derived word that extends “pedagogy” (teaching children) and “androgogy” (teaching adults), I’ve started calling it peeragogy because many people get the point as soon as I use the word.

10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

NonProfit Hub

She is Vice President of Training at Pursuant where she transforms individuals into confident, successful fundraisers through classroom, custom and online training. In every webinar, classroom training or custom training I lead, I get an earful about lackluster boards.

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The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She again invited me to present at the Nasscom NILF Conference in 2010 and teach workshops. I was invited to teach an informal social media workshop for the staff, including the IT staff for the Sujaya school, Vijayanand Rao, who is a fellow from TeachforIndia.

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Panda Nation is DIY Done Right: An Interview with WWF’s Jonathan Cass

Connection Cafe

Supporters can create their personal fundraising page in one of six categories: Athletic Event, Community Event, Favorite Animal, Honor/Memorial, Special Event and Classroom fundraising. As an industry, we’ve been talking a lot about do-it-yourself fundraising.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to lead a featured season at the United Way Leadership Conference on Networked Leadership and teach many workshops networked leadership skills. Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

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Playground for NPOS to Rip Mix Learn Adopt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy White has a great post about "Blog as Classroom, Playground, Mind Trip" I went directly to the playground, a place to experiment and learn how to incorporate web 2.0 technologies into teaching practice.

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The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education


The rapid integration of technology in the classroom and growth of online chapters within traditional institutions has made the two educational experiences highly similar.

Gen Z Hearts AHA

Connection Cafe

It's August, school's back in session, and besides traffic being a pain in the you-know-where again, children are back in the classroom with their thinking caps on. Author: Blair Naylor. We all had the " An apple a day keeps the doctor away " motto ingrained into our heads as children.

New Flickr Toy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of these might actually be useful in a classroom context. I think if I were teaching a hands-on computer lab course in Web2.0 New Flickr Toy Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Taking a little flickr break.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I wrote many posts on instructional design for nonprofit training , including this wrap up post from our NTEN NTC session on teaching and learning for nonprofits. Teaching: This is my passion, my calling, and my professional work. The Sun Sets on 2014.

7 Can’t-Miss Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

NonProfit Hub

The problem is that we can only get so far by teaching ourselves through YouTube videos and endlessly searching Google. Lectures are left for the classroom. It takes place in Chicago and teaches organizations how to get more supporters excited about your cause to raise more money. In our roll-up-my-sleeves and get-r-done , scrappy nature, we tend to take advantage of any and all resources at our fingertips in the nonprofit sector.

TechSoup for Libraries Spotlight: Amber Slaven of Bellevue Library

Tech Soup Blog

This one's about Amber Slaven, a librarian who got her start at Bellevue Library with a pretty great gig: driving a Winnebago outfitted as a mobile computer classroom. We've got a new spotlight up at TechSoup for Libraries that nonprofits might learn from, as well.

Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical


Susan’s practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time.

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Guest Post: A Shared Ethics for Museum Internships

Museum 2.0

The students I teach in undergrad classrooms in New York are about a decade younger than me. Is your museum running on interns?

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Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Anne Kotleba

ASU Lodestar Center

When they leave here, I want my students to continue to question, learn, teach, and continue to use their education to change the world. A lot of what we existed were drop-in projects—people coming in to teach one activity or work on a project and then leave.

Tina Seelig's 9 Ways to Unlock Your Creativity Quotient

Have Fun - Do Good

Space matters Example: Kindergarten classrooms where you can sit on the floor, move things around, be messy, work with others easily, and have space to move, encourage creativity. Kindergarten is fun by woodley wonderworks If I ask: 5 + 5 = ? You know the answer, right? But if I ask: ? + ? =

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

That’s teaching. Fundamentally that’s what teaching should be. How can you pursue innovation with games when teachers have the kinds of tests and classroom requirements now? Learning outside the classroom, what’s your opinion of games that support tangential learning? James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most.

Blogging for Writers in Berkeley

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be teaching my Blogging for Writers workshop May 15th from 10 AM-4 PM in the cozy Writing Salon classroom at the Strawberry Creek Design Center in Berkeley. Bay Area Writers and Have Fun, Do Gooders! The workshop is great for newbies, and for folks who want to breathe new life into an old blog.

What’s Your Calling?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my interview, I shared that I didn’t know a modem from microwave, but that I had the passion and curiosity to learn and teach others. It was always peer learning – I’d share about the technology and they’d teach me about their work.

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Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director


Susan’s practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why DonorsChoose.org is a Fundraising Game Changer: Charles Best started Donorschoose.org in 2000 out of his own frustrations of being a teacher in the Bronx who didn’t have the supplies he needed to teach effectively. Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr.

Finding the Great Impact Story

Tech Soup Blog

TEALS is a national YouthSpark program that places computer engineers into high school classrooms to teach students computer science in schools where they haven't the expertise or resources to provide the classes.

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Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At Common Sense Media , we believe that treating others’ information carefully, and teaching others to do the same, is a key factor in building and maintaining trust. This applies both in building friendships and in building business, and the learning starts right at home and in the classroom.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


On Thursday, July 10, 2014, we chatted about using mentor texts to teach writing. Our bread-and-butter audience is comprised mostly of classroom teachers, who already have way too much on their plates.

Learning Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Learning.now is a weblog that explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn. It will offer a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students' lives both inside and out of the classroom.

And the Winner is. Jaffe's Join the Conversation Book Giveaway and How To Do A Giveaway Contest on Your Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin Yap left a comment that he was leaving for Manila to teach social media to educational technology students, so I decided to part with my cherished copy of Dave Warlock 's Classroom Blogging. Congratulations to Chas Offutt, Social Media Evangelist for American Rivers.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have learned the feng shui of how classroom setup impacts interaction and learning. For webinars, the platform is your classroom setup, so it important to understand how the Q/A and chat features, whether everyone can see everyone else’s chats or just the presenter.

Nonprofit Profile: First Christian Church of Beardstown Illinois

Tech Soup Blog

Jay said that they support 30 PC in offices, classroom, and a school computer lab. In the school there are two PCs in each classroom, and the 12-station computer lab is used mostly for research. It strives to teach students responsibility for others.

Tech Tools to Benefit the Spanish-Language Community

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we know that many nonprofits and libraries serve Spanish-speaking communities in everything from teaching English as a second language, to financial and educational services, to local family- and health-related programs. To help you serve your constituents better, TechSoup offers many products in Spanish including: Office productivity software — great for native Spanish speakers on your staff, in your classrooms, or using your library’s computers.