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Apps to Document Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apps to Document Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here is a list of some good iPad apps I have compiled over the last weekend. This list is specifically curated to include apps that will enable students to exhibit their learning in  multimodal ways. Students can use them to create tutorials, explanatory guides, record videos, or for digital storytelling purposes. Most of these apps have been featured in previous lists and in different contexts here in EdTech and Mlearning and the common thing among all of them is that they are student-friendly and are very simple to use.

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10 takeaways from #ISTE2016 | SmartBrief

10 takeaways from #ISTE2016 | SmartBrief | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
More than 18,000 attendees and exhibitors were expected at the ISTE Conference & Expo, held this week in Denver. SmartBrief editors have been on the ground looking for what's trending in educational technology. Keep reading for 10 takeaways, including lessons about the role of student voice in edtech decision-making and why one speaker says schools should focus on creating "maker cultures" instead of makerspaces.
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11 Must-Have Tech Resources for Parents - Class Tech Tips

11 Must-Have Tech Resources for Parents - Class Tech Tips | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are 11 Tech Resources for Parents including reading, math practice and communication resources. Do you have a favorite?

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How to Convert Twitter Lists Into RSS Feeds  by by Nancy Messieh

How to Convert Twitter Lists Into RSS Feeds  by by Nancy Messieh | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
by Nancy Messieh

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How to Tweet with Intent

How to Tweet with Intent | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Social media use in the classroom helps us meet students where they are and connect with them in a meaningful way. Social media technology can motivate students while teaching them crucial 21st century skills.
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The Ugly Truth About Teachers Who Don’t Use Tech |#edchat #edtech

The Ugly Truth About Teachers Who Don’t Use Tech |#edchat #edtech | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
What is the goal of using technology in the classroom? I’ve seen it done well, and done poorly. I’ll illustrate with two examples – my own son’s kindergarten and first grade teachers. When my son entered kindergarten, he had a well connected teacher. I could not have been more pleased. I had heard rave reviews […]
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50+ Awesome Tools for Schools by Vicki Davis

There are so many awesome tools for schools. In this power-packed set of slides, I share some of the best tools in schools today. If you want to see lots of op…

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10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom

10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, November 14, 2015 9:54 AM

Interesting sites.

RESENTICE's curator insight, November 14, 2015 4:44 PM

GOOGLE classroom, Nearpod, SOCRATIVE teacher and student, Classdojo, TODAYSMEET and POLLeverywhere : applications utiles dans le cas de l'utilisation des équipements personnels des élèves en classe

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2015 11:49 AM

This article shares a list of 10 tools/apps to consider for use in the BYOD classroom.

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 25, 2015 4:11 PM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 28, 2015 4:33 AM

La technologie change notre enseignement. Voici quelques chiffres.

Carla Kessler's curator insight, May 22, 2015 10:36 AM

Many articles have been written on technology in education. This one summarizes it neatly in an accessible visual format. 

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:32 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!

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FREE is in the budget!  <3

 

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Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, June 11, 2014 3:30 PM

321 Free Tools for Teachers

Marisol Pamela Hernández Orellana's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:04 AM

Un interesante listado Que nos permite Navegar citar correctamente según norma APA o aquellas que nos permiten generar nuestras propias infografías!!!! vamos....explore, juegue con ellas e innove!!!

Erika Altensee's curator insight, June 20, 2014 8:18 AM

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Remind 101

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A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.

 

I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  

 

Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.


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mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Social media as Literacy - @JCasaTodd

Social media as Literacy - @JCasaTodd | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

I remember George Couros when he came to our District, asking the question, “If you don’t know what a hashtag is, are you considered illiterate today?”

I thought about that as I read a recent article by CEO of Hootsuite, Social media skills millenials lack.  Ryan Holmes states that using social media effectively is “the most important digital skill for tomorrow’s CEOs”  He refers to a “social media gap” which is further supported by Professor William Ward, professor of social media at Syracuse University, who states “Students using digital and social media professionally in an integrated and strategic way have an advantage. [They’re] getting better jobs and better internships …”  

The fact is, students are good at connecting with people they already know, but don’t understand how to network professionally.  I would add they don’t often know how it works for learning either.

That is a compelling reason to incorporate social media in the context of the classroom and yet there is a real reluctance to do this by many Districts.


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A Very Good Tool to Convert Classroom Papers to Google Drive Friendly Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Tool to Convert Classroom Papers to Google Drive Friendly Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Courtney Calhoun's curator insight, June 26, 3:39 PM

I'm attempting to become paper less in the classroom. All files will be digital and I can get rid of my filing cabinets. This tool will help me get everything transferred over. 

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Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential

Digital Literacy: Unlocking Technology's Potential | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educators need to embrace the creative and collaborative aspects of digital literacy. So much great learning happens through the creative and collaborative processes.

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A bit basic, but some good points.

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Cíntia Rabello's curator insight, April 4, 2:38 PM

A bit basic, but some good points.

Tania Gammage's curator insight, April 4, 7:02 PM

A bit basic, but some good points.

WEAC's curator insight, April 5, 11:09 AM

"Although there is no 'secret sauce' to effectively help educators teach their students digital literacy, there are some key points to focus on:

  • Embrace technology. Allow students to maintain blogs or webpages that enable them to track their own learning. Google Drive easily allows students to create blogs and sites that they can share and collaborate on with their peers.
  • Personalize and share. Have students create digital stories that they can share and publish. Edu.buncee.com is a site where students can utilize hundreds of custom stickers, animations, multimedia, and even record their voice into their project so they can make it “their” own, both figuratively and literally. For example, in “My Day at the Beach,” a student tells her story with stickers and animation and her voice recording. “Come to Istanbul” describes the city and all it has to offer. Give students the ability to email and video chat with students in other countries. Skype Translate allows students to have a real-time conversation with immediate translation.
  • Encourage creativity. Don’t get caught up in the need for strictly finding information and evaluating it. Always allow for creative ways to learn and produce."
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Blogging: Writing in the Real World

Blogging: Writing in the Real World | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If we want students to be prepared for the “real” world, we have to provide opportunities for them to practice for the real world. Blogging is real-world writing for an authentic audience. Here are ideas for blogging in the classroom.
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Effective EdTech Practices for Any Modern Educator via GDC team

Effective EdTech Practices for Any Modern Educator via GDC team | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Here are some great ways that you can perform your best edtech practices, along with some tips and resources to guide you in your quest.

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6 Good Educational iPad Apps Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good Educational iPad Apps Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As is the case once every week, EdTech and mLearning features a collection of some educational iPad apps that have gone free. Again, these deals are  available at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. We are not sure if this is the case with iTune Stores in other parts of the world. The list we curated for you today include apps for learning guitar basics, remotely control your Mac through iPad,  learn basic math skills and many more.

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6 Emerging Education Technologies | Assignment Help

6 Emerging Education Technologies | Assignment Help | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In upcoming days, use of technology can bring a vast change in educational sector.

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thank you all
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Outdated teaching methods will blunt technology's power

Outdated teaching methods will blunt technology's power | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.

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9 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

9 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 1, 2015 8:33 AM

Where will technology make the biggest impact on education? This post shares nine areas, based on research, where the use of technology is making an impact.

What are the ten areas? Below is a list of the top five. Find additional information on each by clicking through to the post, as well as links to other resources.

1. Critical Thinking - In this area four kinds of thinking are discussed: Analogical, Expressive Experiential, and Problem Solving.

2. Mobile Learning

3. Access to Education

4. Continuous Feedback

5. Unlimited and Immediate Learning

Please note that the title on the post days there are ten areas, but number four is missing in the document (or there are only nine areas). I renumbered the areas above so that they are consecutive.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 2015 7:27 AM

Ten examples of how technology makes learning more impactful. Examples include : critical thinking, mobile learning, learning to learn, continuous feedback, and global awareness.

Matthew M.'s curator insight, March 4, 2015 12:32 AM

This post relates to the readings because it talks about the way critical thinking is important to acquiring knowledge and how technology affects our learning. One of the significant aims of education is to produce learners who are well informed, that is to say, learners should understand ideas that are important, useful, beautiful and powerful. Another is to create learners who have the appetite the appetite to think analytically and critically, to use what they know to enhance their own lives and also to contribute to their society, culture and civilization.

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Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster

Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Through the course of our “summer school” here at Techfaster we’ve met plenty of tech savvy educators. From ISTE in early July to the NAESP show and Campus Tech that wrapped up this week, teachers, administrators and education enthusiasts were learning, sharing, and networking with each other. These are definitely the tech savvy teacher type, and that’s validated in the infographic below from Daily Genius. But just because you spent part of the summer at EdTech conferences doesn’t necessarily mean you are a tech savvy teacher. Of course the reverse is true as well, maybe you had family events and your own kids to tend to during the summer. Are you a tech savvy teacher? A strong indicator would be that you’re even reading this article here at techfaster.com. Are you keeping your students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators up to date with the goings on in your classroom with your own blog? That’s a good sign you’re a tech savvy teacher. Just think about what the communication you can have with a blog, would have been like in the days of the ditto machine? You would have to plan out your thoughts, outline them, create a ditto original, print them, pass them out to students, and just pray they didn’t end up on the floor of the school bus. Are you networking with other teachers you’ve never met on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or a knowledge sharing educational site? Are you regularly attending edtech chat or listening to podcasts? All of these are signs that you care about your own professional development, living in current times and caring about your students. YouTube, Twitter, SnapChat, Minecraft, Instagram, and Vine are all a part of your students lives. Facebook, Pinterest and email are all a part of your students’ parents’ lives. You’re almost too far behind if you’re not a “tech savvy” teacher. Check out the infographic below and see how you stack up.

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anne walker's curator insight, August 3, 2014 11:37 AM

Some Tech-Savvy goals worth aiming towards.

arveen kaur's curator insight, August 3, 2014 11:24 PM

Yall should know

PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:06 AM

Professional routines for Tech-savvy teachers, but also useful for tech-savvy students: creation of Personal Learning Networks, belonging to learning communities, using technology for the co-production of knowledge...

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Web Adventures In Science

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Web Adventures In Science | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There are six adventures in the series including the CSI adventure. Each of the adventures is appropriate for middle school or high school use. In each adventure students take on the role of scientist to solve a crime, conduct experiments, and learn about scientific methods and processes."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:33 PM

Richard Byrne shares six science games that are available online through Rice University. The games include:

* CSI Adventure - six adventures that allow students to become forensic scientists and solve a crime.

* Cool Science Careers - students may explore five STEM-based careers. Students take an interest survey and their adventure will be guided by their interests.

* MedMyst - learn about microbiology with a focus on infectious diseases and how they spread.

* Reconstructors allows you to "gather evidence and data to solve drug-related cases." (3 games)

* Virtual Clinical Trials - become a research scientist and help develope treatments for spinal cord injuries, depression and brain injuries.

* N-Squad - "investigate the effects of alcohol on the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems."

These games are geared to middle and high school students and these adventures are also available in Spanish!