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Tech 2 Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom

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This video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.
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Several valid and useful lists regarding digital learning content.

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Common Core & Ed Tech: Using a Chromebook Offline

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▶ Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation - YouTube

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...
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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

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This guide is organized into four sections:

Introduction
Why Integrate Tech?
What Is Tech Integration?

Resources for Tech Integration





Edutopia.org's Technology Integration p
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Mooresville School District, a Laptop Success Story

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A North Carolina school district has quietly emerged as a model digital school, with thousands of laptops issued to students and test scores up across the board.
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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

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by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exciting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone.

Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!


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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:32 AM

Interesting good vs. bad

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 12:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 7:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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Rationale for One-to-One iPads in Public K-12

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By Enoch Kwok The “holy grail” of public education is to provide individualized, customized instruction for each student that is tailored to each students’ unique learning needs. Those learning nee...
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elearn Magazine: It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

elearn Magazine: It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program | BSD Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The progr...
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iPad Study Results | Technology and Learning | Pepperdine Community​

This page contains information on the results of Pepperdine's iPad research study.
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Districts Place High Priority on 1-to-1 Computing

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Putting a computing device in the hands of every student requires a willingness to take risks and an understanding of what has worked in the past.
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10 steps to a Successful iPad Implementation in Schools


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Sam Gliksman's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:59 PM

Presented at California CUE conference, March 2013

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 22, 2013 3:22 AM

Thoughtful look at the challenges and opportunities presented by tablet technology in the classroom and beyond the walls of the school. --Lou

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:06 AM

Clear insight for newbies!! Give it a look!

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The BYOT movement's socioeconomic problem

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The topic of the “bring your own technology” movement seems to be an affordable and flexible solution to the issue of bringing expensive technology into ou
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Grant helps Idaho schools plug into online classes

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With $1.5 million in startup money from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Khan Academy content will be provided in 47 schools
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

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The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

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from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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POWER ON TEXAS: Join the Digital Learning Revolution - YouTube

http://www.POWERONTEXAS.com Digital technology is transforming teaching and learning in Texas. The technology-fueled movement towards 21st century learning i...
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Validating Digital Literacy Skills in K12 Education

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SmartBlog on Education - Digital leadership for administrators - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Digital leadership for administrators - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | BSD Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Year after year, hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into technology initiatives and resources in school districts throughout the country. From ha
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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:22 AM

a méditer et à partager pour nourri notre réflexion sur l'école de demain

Sue Osborne's curator insight, April 6, 2013 7:19 PM

So true. In Australia we need to allow teachers the freedom and resources to do this, but the message just ain't getting through!

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, June 24, 2013 12:54 AM

G

reat revison of the 3 types of educations throug time and technology

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The iPad: a Useful Tool for Autism

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Computers are useful for those with autism; they facilitate communication and aid in learning. In recent months, there has been some buzz in education and autism communities about the Apple iPad.
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Study Finds Benefits in Use of iPad as an Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology

Study Finds Benefits in Use of iPad as an Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology | BSD Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a. the ICT
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The Impact of the iPad on K-12 Schools

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Find out the technical and instructional implications of the iPad in the classroom.
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Brenthaven + Mooresville GSD 1:1 Partnership

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | BSD Tech Integration | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.
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Maine Leading Initiative for Multistate Tech Buys

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A group of three states have joined together to create a common proposal for purchasing technology products in what could signal other cooperative buying efforts.
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- From the Principal's Office: 10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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