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For teachers interested in thoughtful integration of technology in teaching and learning.
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Quadratic Formulatic

Lyrics: Have a seat folks. This class is in session. Mr. 2 Pi can you tell me the objective of this lesson? Students will be able to solve quadratic equation...
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More evidence that yesterday's teaching methods belong in the past. This man has my respect as a teacher who understands how his students connect with content.

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Three Predictions for the Future of Ed Tech

The holidays inspire reflection. I have much to reflect on this year, having started a new job in a new city this summer. New jobs offer an opportunity to test theories of what is best for students. Certain ideas can claim a sort of universality if they survive the test of different circumstances. I’m more committed to the following beliefs accordingly:

 

Educational technology is a phrase that will disappear from our vernacular in the next 10 years. We will just use technology in education the same way we do in all other realms of life. It won’t need a special category.

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10 Steps Towards A Blended Learning Program

10 Steps Towards A Blended Learning Program | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
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Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education | DMLcentral

Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education | DMLcentral | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
As digital technologies become daily staples in both our personal and professional lives, there's been much discussion among educators and community leaders as to whether these devices and innovations could in some way be accountable for shifts in...
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A realistic perspective of how technology and teachers have a isgnificant impact on morality and ethics for students.

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Karen Cator Stepping Down as U.S. Ed-Tech Chief

Karen Cator Stepping Down as U.S. Ed-Tech Chief | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Karen Cator, a vocal advocate for the use of technology in education and a familiar face at virtually every major ed-tech conference or event in the past four years, told Education Week in an email today that she will be stepping down in 2013 from her post as the director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education.

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How to Upload an iMovie to Edmodo | Wired Educator

How to Upload an iMovie to Edmodo | Wired Educator | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

From Apple Distingished Educator Kelly Croy:

 

Edmodo has been a wonderful resource for my classroom. As an English teacher, I love that my students can post a paper that they have written and receive feedback from their classmates and teachers, and store their work right on the site.

 

My students and I do a lot of digital storytelling. Like many teachers, I “trick” my students into writing by having them create scripts and writings for digital projects. For the longest time I could not figure out how to get an iMovie into Edmodo. Here’s the solution and it’s quick!

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2012 Conference - The Global Education Conference Network

2012 Conference - The Global Education Conference Network | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

I'll be presenting "Through Students' Eyes: Students Worldwide Share Their Beliefs of School" on 11/14/12 3pm EST online at the Global Educational Conference.

 

Register online at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2012-conference

 

It is a week-long conference and it is totally FREE!

 

 

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The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution

The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
I have long been a skeptic about the role of personal computing in education, especially for K-12 schools.

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New Database: State Educational Technology Directors Association Announces Launch of the State Education Policy Center | LJ INFOdocket

New Database: State Educational Technology Directors Association Announces Launch of the State Education Policy Center | LJ INFOdocket | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

New Database: State Ed. Tech Directors Association Announces Launch of State Ed Policy Center http://t.co/Iq69h6vk @kishizuka...

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School Board Approves Policy for Bring Your Own Device Initiative - Patch.com

School Board Approves Policy for Bring Your Own Device Initiative - Patch.com | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
School Board Approves Policy for Bring Your Own Device InitiativePatch.com“The Board of Education recognizes technology is always changing as a result of increased accessibility to technology many students possess technology devices for their use...
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RUMOR: iPad mini Event to Focus on iBooks and Education

RUMOR: iPad mini Event to Focus on iBooks and Education | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
We've heard rumors of an iPad mini event scheduled for October 23, and now more information is coming in from multiple sources that the event may also focus on Apple's iBooks store and education.

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Indiana schools can apply for grants to help fund innovative educational programs - The Republic

Indiana schools can apply for grants to help fund innovative educational programs - The Republic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Indiana schools can apply for grants to help fund innovative educational programsThe RepublicINDIANAPOLIS — Schools with innovative educational ideas can apply for a share of $2.5 million from the Indiana Department of Education.
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Teaching for the Future: Steering girls to science

Teaching for the Future: Steering girls to science | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

The pizza has been cleared away and the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls in Mawiayah Fields' classroom at South Shore School are ready to learn how to write computer code.But first, a dozen or so volunteers, who have taken time off work to help on this September afternoon, introduce themselves with stories of how they found their professional calling.

 

"I come from a dysfunctional family, so I like to fix things," Vazjier Rosario, 27, a Microsoft engineer and mother of three, told them.

Sekela Rabb, 33, says that as a kid she "loved to press buttons to see what was going to happen." That curiosity has led her to pursue an associate's degree in network engineering at a community college.

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Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps

Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

In the fall of 2010, I was awarded a grant that brought 32 iPads to my classroom. I had high hopes that this would revolutionize teaching and learning in my class. These devices would help me to create a magical, collaborative learning environment that met all my students’ individual needs. These seemed like lofty goals—but they all came true. Eventually. First, I had to learn a hard lesson: Just bringing new technology in your classroom and working it into day-to-day routines isn’t enough.

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From ADE Jennie Magiera, this is and excellent and highly read piece on the some of the philosophical shifts need for successful tech integration.

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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Candies 21 Century Learning by @goodmananat

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Candies 21 Century Learning by @goodmananat | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
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Twitter is a powerful "just-in-time" professional development tool.

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Go Go Games – iPad Games to Practice Pattern Identification

Go Go Games – iPad Games to Practice Pattern Identification | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

"Go Go Games is a set of iPad games designed to help children that have Autism Spectrum Disorders practice recognizing the features and patterns of objects. While these games were designed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders any young child would enjoy them."


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Tech initiative empowers LTISD students, teachers - Laketravisview

Tech initiative empowers LTISD students, teachers - Laketravisview | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
LaketravisviewTech initiative empowers LTISD students, teachersLaketravisviewInfrastructure has existed for the district's Bring Your Own Device program since 2011, but it has been gaining traction in classrooms this school year.

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Kudos to this Central Texas school district!

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The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide

The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

The 2012 Global Education Conference starts today and runs for five days, 24 hours a day. We invite you to join us for this free, collaborative, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. The conference is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.

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The Teacher's Guide to Facebook

The Teacher's Guide to Facebook | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, reaching 1 billion active users at the beginning of October. People across the globe use Facebook to connect with old friends, share news about their lives and even to maximize their brand’s social reach. We spoke with teachers, professors and other education professionals about Facebook best practices.

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2012 Global Education Conference Poster

A FREE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA • NOVEMBER 12-17

A week-long virtual conference featuring general sessions and keynote addresses highlightingideas that inspire actionin an increasingly connected world.

 

Feel free to share, print forward, etc... as an invitation to participate in this awesome, free, and unique conference!

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Adaptive Testing Evolves to Assess Common-Core Skills

Adaptive Testing Evolves to Assess Common-Core Skills | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
As many states move to put in place online testing by the 2014-15 school year, at least 20 have indicated they plan to use new computer-adaptive versions of the tests.

 

When Delaware switched to computer-adaptive testing for its state assessments three years ago, officials found the results were available more quickly, the amount of time students spent taking tests decreased, and the tests provided more reliable information about what students knew—especially those at the very low and high ends of the spectrum.

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EdTech Cheat Sheet | Visual.ly

EdTech Cheat Sheet | Visual.ly | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming Educational Technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus (Para estar al día: Edtech Cheat Sheet - Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology...
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California governor signed two bills for free, openly licensed digital textbooks | opensource.com

California governor signed two bills for free, openly licensed digital textbooks | opensource.com | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

In California, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges.


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Flipping for Administrators: How do you support your teachers as they start to flip? | Flipped Learning | tech_integration

Flipping for Administrators: How do you support your teachers as they start to flip? | Flipped Learning | tech_integration | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Flipping for Administrators: How do you support your teachers as they start to flip?

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Socially Responsible Initiative Aims to Broaden Educational Access to Technology

Socially Responsible Initiative Aims to Broaden Educational Access to Technology | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The Millennium@EDU Initiative was recently launched with one main mission: to bring together some of the world's largest technology companies with local (Socially Responsible Initiative Aims to Broaden Educational Access to Technology
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