This blog is dedicated to innovative teaching and learning through the use of technology and digital media that engages students in learning while providing them with a 21st Century educational experience.
Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to think logically and critically, to collaborate, and …
Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others.
"Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning."
Gamify Your Classroom With Digital Badges! Adding game mechanics to your classroom doesn't have to be complicated. Digital badges are a great way to get started with gamification. Recognize learning...
Need a really cool summer vacation app that can double as a pretty powerful instructional tool?
Then Photo Mapo is a must-have digital gem that has countless classroom app-lications. That’s right! This digital gem can transform photos into mapped masterpieces that can be shared with family and friends across social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram.
Use these iPad tips and tricks to do more with your iPad Air, iPad mini and every other iPad running iOS 7.
This list of over 100 iPad tips and tricks is broken down by tips to help you get started, use the keyboard better, surf the web on the iPad easier, sync your photos, data and calendars as well as get the most out of your iPad with entertainment apps and services.
"A new study sponsored by the educational technology firm Amplify highlights the growing presence of mobile technology in the nation’s classrooms and a growing desire by many districts to supply every student with a tablet."
"As technology nudges (and barrels) its way into schools, it’s easy to argue the importance of putting the right tools in students’ hands. But what exactly makes a tool effective? How do we measure and scale success? In the still-emerging edtech industry, educators and entrepreneurs alike are trying to answer those questions, often through pilot programs or efficacy trials."
We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). We interact with a ton of teachers on social media …
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A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t …
o, it’s that coveted time of year again in the life of a teacher—summer vacation! Time to chill and participate in some much needed and well-deserved recreational activities to recharge those batteries. In addition to sinking those feet into the sand while sipping on fruity umbrella beverages, hanging out at a campfire with friends or doing whatever it is that you do to unwind, the next few months can also be used to acquire and/or hone digital skills necessary to transform teaching and learning in your classroom.
Hopefully, you have set a few goals of your own for the upcoming year focusing on technology integration. If not, here are a few suggestions that can surely help to power up your knowledge...
o, you think you’re a digitally competent teacher? Or maybe not so much… Either way—check out this fun graphic depicting some characteristics that digitally competent teachers possess. My guess is that if you mess around with a smart phone, shop online or use any type of social media whatsoever, you’re probably more of an ed-techie than you think as these skills can definitely transfer to the classroom! Go ahead—see for yourself where your abilities rank in the digital scene!