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Three important lessons to take away from TCEA

By Michael Sharnoff, Associate Online Editor
February 10th, 2014

At the 2014 TCEA conference in Austin, experts agreed that mobile learning, social media, and Twitter can improve learning and help teachers deliver instruction more effectively, enhancing the student experience.

tcea-conference-lessonsMobile learning and social media in the classroom were two of the major themes embraced by education leaders and technology experts at last week’s annual Texas Computer Education Association Conference in Austin, Texas.

eSchool News Managing Editor Laura Devaney covered the conference, highlighting some of TCEA’s best practices and innovations. Stay tuned for more stories from Laura highlighting some of TCEA’s best innovations.

According to experts, students prefer mobile learning because it allows for a more personalized learning experience and social interaction. For more on how mobile learning is transforming schools, read here.

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and it is difficult for educators to keep up with new tools and devices. To save educators time and effort searching online for the latest in innovation in education, read this helpful list of learning tools.

Social media also plays a big part in helping students absorb information in a fun and interactive way. Crozet Elementary school in Virginia has found that students become more interested in learning and participating in class when they can take an active part in the curriculum. Crozet allows students, under teacher supervision, to post classroom updates and news on Twitter.

Sandy Kendell, a Texas-based educational technology specialist, runs an influential blog and shared her TCEA presentation called Got Twitter? Make it Better! Sandy shares a rundown of the top 8 ways educators can use Twitter to enhance the student experience. Get the full scoop here.

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