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#bc20 Post 3: formative assessment with Kidblog

#bc20 Post 3: formative assessment with Kidblog | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
I have been using Kidblog the last three years. Their iPad app makes posting and commenting seamless for my first graders. Each one of my first graders has his/her very own blog to share and document...
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INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIP ED TECH & GAMING DESTINATION AVATAR

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INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIP ED TECH & GAMING DESTINATION AVATAR is a social network
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'Iron Chef' parodies: A perfect use of ed tech? | eSchool News | eSchool News

'Iron Chef' parodies: A perfect use of ed tech? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Tom Daccord, director of professional learning organization EdTechTeacher, describes his vision for using tech in the service of learning.

 

Leading Change’ column, January 2014 edition of eSchool News—A few years ago, my high-school-age stepdaughter arrived home from school one afternoon and started watching a video. Nothing too unusual. But Olivia was walking around the kitchen and pulling out cookware from the cupboards. All this while watching the video. “What is going on?” I thought.

Olivia was watching a cooking show created by two students in her advanced Japanese class. She was preparing to cook the meal herself. The assignment was to learn new vocabulary. On other occasions, students might have had to write out vocabulary definitions on a worksheet, or choose a correct definition on a multiple-choice quiz. But today, the teacher had provided an unstructured problem for the students to solve: How would you prove that you really understand this information? No test. No quiz. No worksheet.

Their task was to create a product that communicated a persuasive understanding of the vocabulary. Because much of it involved things found in the kitchen, the students decided to create “Iron Chef” parodies and developed humorous skits using the vocabulary to teach viewers how to cook various meals.

Olivia’s Japanese teacher had served up a challenging assignment for her students that inspired them to engage in real, meaningful work (and to cook a real, tasty meal). One of our fundamental commitments as educators is to prepare students for the world in which they live: to be active citizens, reflective individuals, and productive members of the working world. Yet, the 21st century provides different challenges than the 20th century. Olivia’s teacher was addressing those challenges.

 
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Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom - That Is The Question

Response: To Flip, Or Not To Flip, A Classroom - That Is The Question | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Attilio Galimberti asked: What are best practices to make a flipped classroom model work?
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Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

Are Your Students Digitally Literate? 10 Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Our learners live in a connected world where technology impacts their lives daily. Our students often dedicate many hours to communicating, sharing, and learning online. It’s the main way they learn and they receive a surplus of information. Sadly, few reflect on the value or validity of that information. We need to teach our students to have a critical eye when navigating the web.  Below are a few ideas and resources to help you teach your learners about digital literacy.

 
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In Honor of Mrs. Fitz, Math Teacher

In Honor of Mrs. Fitz, Math Teacher | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from my mom that I wasn’t expecting.  She told me that my beloved 6th Grade Math teacher had passed away.  I was completely shocked.  She wasn’t sick, we wasn’t old, how could this happen.  Then I thought about all the things that she has done for me in my life as a future educator.

 

I can still remember having her as a 6th grade homeroom  and math teacher.  She is the one that taught me that being a good teacher is a mix of being crazy and serious.  As a 6th grader she taught me how much fun math can be, and I will never forget all of those function tables that we had to do.  Having her as a Language Arts teacher was wonderful as well.  She taught me the ....

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Please read the full story on, Rachelle McGehee's blog.  Rachelle was a student of mine this semester and is going to be a teacher ver soon.  This is a wonderful tribute about her favorite Math teacher.  Nice work Rachelle, and I hope she sends this to the family, when my husband, a teacher and coach passed, these were the kinds of things that got me through and made me realize how many lives teacher impact.  

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Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: Taxonomy of an iPad lesson

Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: Taxonomy of an iPad lesson | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
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I haven't blogged about our iPad journey for a while, so I thought I'd update how it's going, and impart a few of the lessons I've learnt the hard way! Forgive the length of the post, but I thought it was time to get into the nitty-gritty of the learning which occurs when iPads are used so you can follow my thinking, and improve on what I'm doing (and hopefully suggest those improvements to me in a comment at the bottom? Who knows?). And I'll chuck in some cartoons to alleviate the boredom too, how about that?

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15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom

15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
If you are looking for unique and innovative ways to use the iPad in your classroom, then you have come to the right place. In this post I teamed up with Stephen Lai and Meg Wilson to bring you 15 ...
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Meleny Weber's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:16 PM

The ideas and applications listed in this blog are brilliant. There are some that can be done simply with a digital camera and a computer, which many teachers already own, but having an iPad do what those two things could is much more convenient. An app that really stuck out to me was Quizlet (also online). This allows teachers to make flashcards for upcoming tests and quizzes that their students can also look at to study. Another idea was the "Pick me" app, which is an app that a teacher can list all of his or her students' names, and you click a button that randomly picks a student. This is a more advanced way of using popsicle sticks that so many teachers still use today. It also has a way of recording who answers which questions wrong, so a teacher can notice any trends with a student not completely understanding the curriculum. Great ideas and apps that I will use in my classroom one day!

 

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20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic

20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
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This is a great list with lots of ideas.  Check it out at http://goo.gl/Hs0QEd

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Military Connected Students in the Classroom

Military Connected Students in the Classroom | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download Military Connected Students in the Classroom by Sandy Risberg with iBooks.
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My friend Sandy Risberg created this eBook.  It is a great reference for any teacher.  There are military connected kids in nearly every school in the Nation.  But if you live near a military base, and are a teacher, you absolutley need this FREE book.  LOts of great resource and ideas for how to deal with the kids of military families.  

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Sandy Plumlee Risberg's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:40 AM

A labor of life and love! Enjoy.

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Shooting yourself — Advice for teachers capturing video in the classroom

 

Advice for teachers on capturing video in the classroom - by Jim Lengel, Hunter College School of Education

Digital video can serve as a powerful tool to document and analyze teaching. It can capture the tone of the overall classroom environment as well as the nuances of particular instructional techniques. It can help the teacher to see and hear how his or her work is perceived by others, and enable faculty to provide targeted feedback based on close analysis. This article provides some ideas and tips that will help you take full advantage of digital video capture, storage, and analysis technologies to improve the preparation and continued professional development of teachers. It describes a process to plan, capture, edit, analyze, and store video clips of teachers at work.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:15 AM

Rationale why I should be shooting myself even if I don't like to see myself on the video.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Fun Physics Games for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Fun Physics Games for Students | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

One of my former colleagues always seemed to have his physics students in the hallway, in the stairwells, or outside for various physics demonstrations. His students always seemed to be having fun. I was a little jealous that he hadn't been my physics teacher too. He showed students that physics was fun. The following games might not be as fun as hands-on demos, but they could still be good for getting students interested in various physics concepts.

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QR Wild - Play and Create QR Code Games!

QR Wild - Play and Create QR Code Games! | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
QR Wild creates professional QR Code games for hobbyists, educators, conferences, trade shows and events!
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Do You Geddit? A New Instant Feedback for Tool Teachers

Do You Geddit? A New Instant Feedback for Tool Teachers | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to know exactly what all of your students understand about your lessons at any given point in time? Of course you have. Every teacher has, but it's not as easy as you might thi...
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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

We do not need to teac
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SlideIdea: An Innovative, Interactive Presentation App for the iPad

SlideIdea: An Innovative, Interactive Presentation App for the iPad | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it
Looking for a different way to present content and engage students in your lessons? Take a look at SlideIdea - a free app for the iPad that sets out to rival Keynote, Nearpod, Haiku Deck, Swipe and...
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Alain Duménil's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:30 AM

Une nouvelle façon de faire des slides sur iPad... et de les partager.

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Cedar Creek Middle School makes math fun

Cedar Creek Middle School makes math fun | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

With the opening lines to their song, Cedar Creek Middle School eighth-graders Grace Becknal, Isabel Arevalo, Ariana Alvarado and Jorge Meza explained how to find the rate of a change — or the slope — of a line.

 The quartet in Sabrina Cordova’s Algebra I class created the lyrics — set to the tune of the Miley Cyrus song “Party in the USA,” which they retitled “Party on the Coordinate Plane” —for the class project in which the students were asked to work in groups to produce their own music video explaining an algebra concept.

 

Cordova first assigned the project during the 2011-12 school year, kicking it off with her “Slope Formula Style” take on Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” to show the students what was possible.

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read the full story and see the examples: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/cedar-creek-middle-school-makes-math-fun/ncTCy/

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

We’re living in a Web 2.5 kinda world. If that makes no sense to you, check out this chart. It shows that Web 2.0 consists of cautiously adopting technology, schools are still online and offline, and parents still view school as daycare. But we’re evolving past that in short order (in education’s typical pace, that is). So what is Web 3.0 and how will it change education? What does that even mean.

 

This new table built by Dr. John Moravec details the evolving way we’re all learning, trying out technology, and growing as a community. Essentially, we’ll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We’ll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide from Edutopia

Technology Integration Professional Development Guide from Edutopia | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Edutopia.org's Technology Integration professional development guide is meant for use either after completion of the Project-Based Learning Guide or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The guide is designed for a two- to three-hour class or session. It can be used in conjunction with trainings on technology used in classroom settings.

 

Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to technology integration. It answers the questions "Why is technology integration important?" and "What is technology integration?"

 

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THIS GUIDE IS ORGANIZED INTO SIX SECTIONS:

IntroductionWhy Integrate Technology?What Is Tech Integration?How to Integrate TechnologyWorkshop ActivitiesResources for Tech Integration

 

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Follow Along With Me

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I had a question posed to me at the RCAC Symposium last week.  It was actually from a presenter after the fact.  She pointed out the frustration of trying to get people to follow her motions on an ...
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Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: 10 Ways to use a Youtube channel in education

Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: 10 Ways to use a Youtube channel in education | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

A marmite resource which teachers either love or hate. Personally, I love it. Marmite me up all day long, if you will. It provides a never-ending source of educational videos, inspiration, challenge, provocation and kittens launching themselves at erratic torch-beams wielded by sadistic owners waiting for their cat to splat into a wall and bag them £500 from "You've Been Framed". What's not to like?

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Learning In Burlington: Trusting Students (and Staff) - Looking Back At Year 1:1 (with iPads) - Part 8

Learning In Burlington: Trusting Students (and Staff) - Looking Back At Year 1:1 (with iPads) - Part 8 | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Check out the entires series:

Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (With iPads) Part One (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (With iPads) Part Two (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (With iPads) Part Three (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (With iPads) Part Four (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (with iPads) Part Five (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (with iPads) Part Six (patrickmlarkin.com)Looking Back At Year One of 1:1 (with iPads) Part Seven (patrickmlarkin.com)
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Viv Hall's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:47 AM

Very insightful series  - 

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Have Fun Teaching Blog: How to Make Money on TeachersPayTeachers

How to Make Money on TeachersPayTeachers Are you a teacher? Have you created teaching resources for your kids? If so, you could be sitting on a gold mine! TeachersPayTeachers is an online marketplace filled with thousands of resources for teachers. TeachersPayTeachers has already paid out nearly $50 Million Dollars to teachers just like you...so what are you waiting for, sign up for a TeachersPayTeachers account today! Read below to check out our 10 Tips on How To Make Money on TPT.
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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post.

The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story.

I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate. Here's what I've found.

1. Use as Many Slides as You Need
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Canva - Create Beautiful Slides, Posters, and Infographics

Canva - Create Beautiful Slides, Posters, and Infographics | Tech in the Classroom- Laptops, iPads & MORE | Scoop.it

Canva is a new service that makes it easy to create beautiful slides, flyers, posters, infographics, and photo collages. Creating these graphics on Canva is a drag-and-drop process. Start by selecting a template then dragging and dropping into place background designs, pictures, clip art, and text boxes. Canva offers a huge library of clip art and photographs to use in your designs. You can also upload your own images to use in your graphics. Your completed Canva projects can be downloaded as PDF and PNG files. You can also simply link to your online graphic.

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