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TouchCast: My New Toy

TouchCast: My New Toy | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.
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Awesome tool for so many uses!!!
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:47 PM

A definite app to explore!  Love the teacher's video of Touchcast!

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Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Rarely today do you see a course that doesn’t contain any relevant images – although I have unfortunately come across some. Luckily most elearning will make use of graphics, but sometimes they are not implemented properly."


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As we consider different types of platforms of writing and communicating, infographics are a form that should consistently be modeled and created by students. If we are preparing our students with the ability for future success infographics will be one of the main ways information will be shared and conveyed.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 18, 9:29 AM

Infographics are in the news today! Thanks to EDTC@UTB.

online4ed's curator insight, February 18, 9:49 AM

Sharing with my students creating infographics this week!  

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 20, 10:13 AM

Infographic on infographics! Love it!

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Making the Seesaw Work

Making the Seesaw Work | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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Ways to collaborate via the use of ipad. Some tools are new, but others are newer to me. Look forward to exploring.

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Only 1 iPad?

Only 1 iPad? | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
The 1 iPad Classroom When you want to use technology and you don't have a lot of devices, here are some ideas, tips and tidbits for...
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Great resource for campuses that have iPads but are not 1:1.
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Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson illustrates the importance of formative assessment and suggests engaging ways of using mobile devices to enhance the tried-and-true exit slip.
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Quick creative ideas to gather feedback from students via social media platforms as exit tickets.
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Empathy: The Big Reason College Professors Should Take A MOOC

Empathy: The Big Reason College Professors Should Take A MOOC | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
A common joke among college teachers is that our students “get younger every year.” This fall we will marvel that our students were born in the year Bill Clinton ran for a second term, Madeleine Albright was appointed the first female secretary of state, the Unabomber was arrested and Dolly the cloned sheep was born. …

Via EDTC@UTB
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Understanding our students and the world they live in is imperative.  As we are using technology as a platform to deliver content it is more important than ever we be able to empathize with the students who utilize the courses we provide.

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Louise Oksholt's curator insight, September 4, 2014 7:00 AM

What we must never forget, when scoping online courses.

 

Donna Farren's curator insight, September 4, 2014 3:17 PM

The best point being that we rarely consume what we offer after we are done with our own education.  Good to put ourselves in our students shoes to learn something outside of our comfort zone again.

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7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class

7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
With tech breakthroughs and innovative ideas, science class isn't what it used to be. (Bye bye, dusty skeleton in the corner of your anatomy classroom.

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Great ideas to transform a traditional science classroom into a technology integrated platform.

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12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook

12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now | Ditch That Textbook | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Classroom is a powerful yet simple place to manage everything you do with Google Apps in the classroom. Here's where I'm getting started with it.

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Google is limitless and this article shares with you all the ways you can integrate and interact with your student via Google Classroom.

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube
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Great list of resources, but the best part are all the different curation tools listed and ways they can be used for both instructional purposes and for student created work.

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Quakertown school getting technological - The Intelligencer

Quakertown school getting technological - The Intelligencer | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Quakertown school getting technological The Intelligencer At Strayer, the school has incorporated a “blended” model of learning, using an equal amount of technology and books in the classroom, said Chris Deily, a cyberteacher for social studies and...
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80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms is a great tool...


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The list is endless.  Looking through this helps generate ideas on how to utilize forms to enhance/inform instruction, gain insight and individualize learning for students..

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Julie West's curator insight, November 16, 2014 3:23 PM

This is a great tool to use with our students.

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Infographic: Video Games in School: Pros and Cons

Infographic: Video Games in School: Pros and Cons | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Like many other technological approaches, video games have also proved their worth in contributing towards educational enhancement. As we know, educational video games are an effective way to improve one’s critical thinking and problem solving nature.

 

This infographic covers both pros and cons of usage of video games in school."


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After recently completing an online MOOC: Video Games for Learning I am seeing more and more benefit to a blended approach in education with video games and classroom instruction.  This infographic briefly addresses both the pros and cons of this approach to education.

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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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Good Web Tools to Create Classroom Posters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Good Web Tools to Create Classroom Posters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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Great ideas on how to use Google apps to create anchor charts or kids to make posters.

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The 5 Best Free Flashcard Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 5 Best Free Flashcard Creation Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology! How To Use The 5 Best Free Flashcard Creation Tools for Teachers. The 5 Best Free Flashcard Creation Tools for Teachers.
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Good article as a resource to provide a variety of options for creating flash cards to build fluency in content areas and secure knowledge for long term retention.

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Session Slideshow: Art of a 1-1 TCEA.ppt

Session Slideshow: Art of a 1-1 TCEA.ppt | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
The Art of a 1: 1 Classroom Alison Smithwick Shawnea’ Jackson Lovejoy ISD TCEA 2015 http:// goo. gl/ zeG6dF What is a 1: 1 classroom? Every student has his/ her own device http:// www. conres. com/ byod-in-education-the-classroom-of-tomorrow Why? http:// rtschuetz. blogspot. com/ 2013/ 02/ c...
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Great resource to utilize as a district is moving to 1:1 or is in a 1:1 environment to reflect and continually improve to enhance student learning optimally.

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5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
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These tool suggestions are great ideas to Formatively assess students at any time to determine understanding and gauge the depth of their learning.
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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.
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Excellent article that provides practical advice on classroom management, quality instruction, student engagement and technology integration.
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Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes

Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
This time-lapse video has never been more relevant. As the eyes of the world are fixed on events in Ukraine and Crimea, its good to have a little perspective on the ever-changing flux of borders throughout time. Very cool!

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Great visual to show students about the 5 themes of Geography

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, September 3, 2014 6:54 PM

This is really good

Diane Therrien's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:48 PM

Great learning tool!

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:40 AM

History

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try the New ViewPure for Distraction-free Viewing of YouTube Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Try the New ViewPure for Distraction-free Viewing of YouTube Videos | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"ViewPure is a service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on YouTube.com. ViewPure offers a free browser bookmarklet that you can use to clear the sidebar content while viewing a video on YouTube."


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Great resource to utilize the best of YouTube resources without the drawbacks!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 31, 2014 3:06 PM

If you have ever had embarrassing content pop up on the side while showing a YouTube video in class, check this out. It allows you to watch content without all the other "stuff" that appears on the screen.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Great blog and guid to creating a Maker Space.
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IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap - Austin American-Statesman

IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap - Austin American-Statesman | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap Austin American-Statesman Gaining access to those 1,200 occupations may need a fundamental shift in education, which may have to start with parents before children even step into a classroom.
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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

Via Pierre Levy
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Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:39 PM

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.

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Prohibition - 8th Grade Social Studies

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Writing beyond the ELA classroom. Example of writing in SS classroom using Google site to drive content and writing.
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Blogging in Your Classroom: A Guide to Getting Started

Blogging in Your Classroom: A Guide to Getting Started | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Here's the outline of our Blogging in Your Classroom adventure: What is a Blog? The Purpose of Blogging in Schools. Setting up a Blog. Ideas for Getting Started!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:02 AM

Good guide.. Share it.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:25 PM

Hope to make a prezi about this soon. 

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How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic

How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 faculty members in higher education to find out more about how faculty are using social media.
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