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Co-Use and Technology: A Magic Mix

Co-Use and Technology: A Magic Mix | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Through student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and student-to-parent interactions, you can expand the 1:1 model to enhance the learning benefits of digital devices.
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Sharing a device can be beneficial vs. 1:1.
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Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps

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When choosing what apps to try out, focus on your learning goals, only pick a few, and don’t forget to have your students join the process!
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Know your goals before you choose the tech!
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Instructional Coaching: Driving Meaningful Tech Integration

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With Hampton High's tech instructional coach, teachers have found a confidant, subject-area expert, co-teacher, and PD coordinator at their fingertips, enhancin
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As districts pursue 1:1 initiatives, it's crucial that they consider ongoing professional support and guidance.
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» The Journey to Lifelong Learning Begins with Professional DevelopmentASCD Inservice

» The Journey to Lifelong Learning Begins with Professional DevelopmentASCD Inservice | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
PD has existed for a long time. An incredibly long time. And yet, if you were to travel back in time, you would likely see that much has remained the same.
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Could You Pass This Eighth-Grade Exam From 1912?

Could You Pass This Eighth-Grade Exam From 1912? | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Are you smarter than an eighth grader? How about an eighth grader who graduated in 1912?
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Good luck on this one folks!

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Flipped learning skepticism: Is flipped learning just self-teaching? - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

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Education consultant and guest blogger John McCarthy advocates for student-centered education via three strategies for differentiated instruction: knowing students' strengths, involving them in planning, and leveraging the strengths of fellow...
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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

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The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 30, 2014 3:16 AM

From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


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The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.

 

An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.


So...it's going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

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An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

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When Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe wrote Understanding by Design (UbD) they did what no other educator had ever accomplished. They unequivocally cast assessment in the central role of teaching and l
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Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Flipping the Flip

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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(ASCD membership required to read the full article)

 

Administrators need to model effective methods of engaging teachers through professional development. One shot workshop sessions are dead. Flipping your professional development puts the power of learning and growth in the hands of the teachers.

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7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter

7 Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
May 9, 2014
Twitter is one best social networking platforms for building personal/professional learning communities and for engaging with others in discussions around similar interests. Creating a...
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Take advantage of this FREE resource and engage your students anytime, anywhere.

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Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching

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One of the best ways a tech coach can reach teachers is to stop talking about technology.
It may seem counterintuitive, but focusing on technology can be alienating, especially for the skeptics and reluctant adopters.
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This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online

This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
May 4, 2014
Here is another visual with some mind-blowing stats about what happens every minute online. It is just unbelievable the speed with which this digital avalanche is moving and nobody can...
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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

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Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.
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Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

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With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.
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Let's not forget about the importance of physical activity!
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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.
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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

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Check out these six, educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you?
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3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorials

3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorials | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Check out these great, brief videos that offer quick introductions to getting started with numerous different tech tools and resources for teaching and

Via Beth Dichter
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 29, 2014 10:18 PM

Summertime...a time to recharge and to think about what we might do in our classrooms next year (at least for the folks who are now out of school). Have you been considering learning some new tech tools? This website is a great place to start. They have short tutorials on nine "emerging tech tools" and more will be added. The tutorials include:

* Create a Flipped Lesson with TedEd

* Easily Create Private Digital Online Content Discussions with Tackk

* Using Movenote to Create Custom Video Lessons

* Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

* Remind 101 - A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students

Two more tools are available and you might want to bookmark this site as they will continue to add new tools as they become available.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, June 30, 2014 2:33 PM

Good to review

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The Do's and Don'ts of Flipped Classrooms

The Do's and Don'ts of Flipped Classrooms | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
"What's the best use of your face-to-face class time?"
That question came from Jon Bergmann, the flipped-classroom pioneer.
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Some good information, feel free to skim the video (it's over an hour long) and take what's relevant to you.

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End of School Year Tools for Creative Summative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World

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Guest blogger Allen Mendler compares what's expected of students in school to what will be expected of them in the real world, and suggests more realistic goals for giving them a more satisfying academic life.
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Not as much about technology, but the importance of engaging difficult students. Vital to student success.

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Matt's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:53 AM

Engagement is the key to working with "difficult" students.  Regardless of age, we all work better when we see the relevance of a task (or learning), and if we have some input for how it is done.  Providing students with options, and appealing to their interests isn't "giving in", it's "getting them in", and isn't that what we really need for them to succeed?

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Will 3D Printing Change the World? | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech communi...
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What will these be able to do in 20 years?  Will we all have one?

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Flipped learning skepticism: Do students want to have lectures? - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Flipped learning skepticism: Do students want to have lectures? - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Principles for Effective Use of Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
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Nice article for those struggling with how to make a flipped class work, and how to answer skeptics.
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10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic

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The 10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic gives a snapshot on how making student learning more personalized, more engaging, and more collaborative is what’s driving innovation. The student-centered learning experience Soaring numbers of digital learners Building higher-order thinking s... http://elearninginfographics.com/10-blended-learning-trends-infographic/


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New Handy Chart on iPad Bloom's Taxonomy Apps

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May 4, 2014
Today while I was going through the bulk of Google Docs saved on my Drive i came across this interesting document which features a wide variety of Bloom's iPad apps. Each thinking level...
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