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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Stoodle is a free online collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by CK12. On Stoodle you can create a whiteboard space and invite others to use it with you. Registration is not required in order to use Stoodle. In the video embedded below I demonstrate the features of Stoodle.



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Check out this blog post & video from Richard Byrne. Great tool... and it's free!

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 10, 9:56 AM
Not sure how well this will work in a cloud-based classroom, as it gives me an Office error, but the concept is fantastic. Will it enhance teaming over Google products? Let's see...
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The evolution of computers in the classroom

The evolution of computers in the classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools. PostTV took a detailed look at some of the milestones in classroom technology from the past several decades:
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I've lived this timeline. Tablets are another stop on the Oregon Trail of Tech I've seen come and go.  


Indeed, tablets are so two hours ago... I'm surprised this timeline misses a little development called mobile learnig. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:41 PM

This is an interesting time line and history. Where innovations in digital technologies were spaced out over years now impactful ones are emerging yearly. Somehow the pace does not seem to be slowing. What that means in School is an important and ongoing question.

 

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The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014 - Learn Egg

The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014 - Learn Egg | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The guide below outlines the biggest edtech trends that you should know about. It touches on the 4 big ones of this year plus 6 more trends that we should expect to see next year.
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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:18 PM

Edtech trends

Annet Smith's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:29 AM

With large infographic.

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10 Free Online Courses For Technology Novices - Edudemic

10 Free Online Courses For Technology Novices - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If you're scared of technology or at least a bit unsure about how to use it in your classroom, then these free online courses will help you out.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Many educators worry that their tech skills are not sufficiently developed to allow them to teach online. The process of learning to teach online will ramp up anyone's tech skills.  


For those who need to bootstrap their tech, why not try one of these free online classes. 

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Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding

Generation YES » Youth & Educators Succeeding | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Generation YES is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) with a mission to empower students and teachers to use technology to improve education in their own school. Our school-friendly online tools and innovative project-based curriculum build a learning community where students work alongside their teachers as technology leaders, collaborators and mentors. 15 years of research experience and proven scientific results show that when schools trust and collaborate with their students to integrate technology, academic success follows.


We believe in Participatory Learning - where students and teachers work together to create optimal conditions for learning in every classroom; where students are agents of change, rather than objects of change.

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GenYes has been a great idea that's weathered the test of time. Students help teachers with technology. What better role reversal could there be?  If your school is struggling with tech support, the answer is right here.  Even if your school is cruising along with great tech infrastructure, letting the kids take over is one of the best things you can do to prepare a modern learner. 


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Stephen Fry Gives Advice To His 15-Year-Old Self. The Kid Should Listen.

Stephen Fry Gives Advice To His 15-Year-Old Self. The Kid Should Listen. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wow, Stephen Fry has an incredible brain. And he generously shares his thoughts from it, including all the secrets of life he's learned through watching American reality TV shows, Facebook, and "pretentious" conversations with his friends.   
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Interesting video with a tech heavy slant.  Thought provoking to say the least!

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CERT's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:48 AM

....some insights into life's perspectives from Stephen Fry - interesting to listen to, especially after the 12th minute as he describes his thoughts about education.

Anjela Webster's curator insight, May 12, 2013 3:15 PM

personal Hindsight and those prepared to share -  learning tool like none other

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Teacher Attitudes Toward Tech (EdSurge wiki)

Teacher Attitudes Toward Tech (EdSurge wiki) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recent surveys of teachers about their attitudes toward technology.

Just how do teachers feel about technology?

The vast majority use it--but still wary, according to a four-page report, “Technology and Effective Teaching," released in April 2012 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Here's a downloadable version.)

Based on a survey of 400 teachers from across the U.S., the report found that 67% of teachers use technology in every class and 85% use it every day. Their goals are clear--to help their students learn--but they remain skeptical “because there is little, widely accepted proof that technology tools provide real value for student learning.”

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I've been working with Ed-Tech for over 30 years.  Teacher attitudes have been slow to change. It's good to have lived long enough to see the results of change! 

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How to Be More Open to Learning New Technology

How to Be More Open to Learning New Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sometimes it can be hard to accept that you're behind the times. But it can become frustrating to maintain a stubbornness in the face of changing technology, as you'll soon be left at the mercy of those who do know.
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In my introductory class on e-learning many ofmy veteran teachers struggle in the 'student postion' when learning new technology.  This article might give them some perspective! 

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An Interactive Infographic Maps The Future Of Emerging Technology

An Interactive Infographic Maps The Future Of Emerging Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Can speculation about the future of technology serve as a measuring stick for what we create today?

 

This interactive infographic makes predictions about everything from artificial intelligence and robotics to geoengineering and energy.  Mouse over the entries for blurbs describing them and links to more information; you won’t find much more than a Wikipedia page explanation, but that’s plenty helpful for the uninitiated.

 

You can download a PDF for free: http://envisioningtech.com/envisioningtech.pdf

 

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http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680247/an-interactive-infographic-maps-the-future-of-emerging-technology


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Gamification and motivation: Tapping into psychology

Gamification and motivation: Tapping into psychology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A fascinating look at the psychology behind gamification and why it works


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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

When a school leader neglects to allocate sufficient professional development time for newly-purchased classroom technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


When a school leader doesn’t provide adequate technical support personnel for a new 1:1 laptop initiative, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


When a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


When a school leader fails to ensure adequate parent education and support before initiating expensive, organization-wide technology programs, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.

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Scott McCleod lays it all out with refreshing candor and insight.

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Library Staff's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:01 PM

Challenging leaders to follow up on their ideas and vision.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, so your expectations and your teaching approach may differ quite noticeably from your colleagues. But the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy?

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The three R's and a DL (digital literacy)?  I'd prefer the term Information literacy (and actively promote information fluency).  Using tech to think. Using tools to make.  Being digitally literate is a but a step on the 21st century path.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:43 PM

The eight C's devised by Doug Belshaw are a neat framework to consider for use in thinking about digital literacy. There are others that are also useful and that is also useful. It will be interesting to note how this field is defined over time.

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:06 PM

Digital literacy and 21st century citizenship are becoming inseparable

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 24, 2014 1:52 AM

Just as applicable for executives...

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Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
We are living in the digital revolution and, much like the industrial revolution, progress is truly exponential. We hear about a new smartphone, new app, new technology every single day. With so many

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TechMarm's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:12 PM

How do you discern what is best for students, staff, and community.

olgadiez's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:35 AM

Interesante en procesos como el de mi centro, que intenta motivar a los alumnos a través de apps para dispositivos móviles.

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9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A thoughtful visual about ways students should use technology asks the big question: what do you want kids to do with technology?


Technology is a tool. It’s not a learning outcome. Too often do we get distracted by all the activities and action we can perform with an iPad or some other device. We can post to Edmodo! Make a Prezi! Post to Facebook! All exciting things, to be sure. But these are not actually learning outcomes. You could have a 1:1 iPad classroom where your students create a bazillion (it’s a word, I swear) presentations all about how much they’re learning.



But they’re not really learning. They’re using a device.



That’s the idea behind the fabulous visual I saw on George Couros’ blog (great read!) who found it from Bill Ferriter on Twitter all about ways students should use technology. It asks a simple question: what do you want kids to do with technology? The answer(s) are divided into two columns and it’s pretty obvious what the goal of the visual is: to show you that technology is a tool in the classroom and not meant to be the focus of attention. It’s meant to enable, not overwhelm. It’s meant to enhance learning, not box it in.

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The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming!

The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store

Via Beth Dichter
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Predictions over the the next 10 years are usually better focused and more possible.  As the event horizon extends things get wilder. This infographic will give you food for thought. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 2013 11:08 PM

Technology changes at such a rapid rate that it is tough to look ahead and envision where it will be in five years let alone fifty years...but that is what this infographic does. This timeline focuses on digital and mobile as well as big data, and references are provided for the information. 
Check it out and see if you agree or disagree. 

Gary Faust's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:01 PM

Very interesting. Product development is possible, but the human brain has capabilities that a computer sill not surpass in that time. I doubt we understand the human brain sufficiently at this time to speculate about a computer's comparitive ability. Good ideas for science fiction writers, though.

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What Does That Meme? Understanding These 10 Tech Buzzwords

What Does That Meme? Understanding These 10 Tech Buzzwords | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Keeping pace with today's tech jargon can be daunting, but with a little guidance you'll find it's not difficult to keep up.
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I'm a word guy.  I collect tech jargon like spare pennies in the change jar. I was pleasantly pleased to find that some of the terms in this article were new to me. 


Are they new to you?

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 10, 2013 2:01 PM
Really great,thanks for sharing!!!
Jane Schmude's curator insight, May 27, 2013 7:56 PM

This is helpful to understand some of these words floating around...like Crowdsourcing - raising money for small business/creative projects through social media. Perhaps school lbraries could take advantage of some new ways to fundraise through social media.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:16 PM

Didn't know about Bacn, but glad to learn where meme's come from.

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6th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium | EDUCAUSE.edu

6th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Sloan Consortium, MERLOT, and our Emerging Technologies steering committee welcome you to The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), hosted for the second consecutive year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference dates for the symposium are changing, in part, to allow K-12 participants and vendors a better opportunity to join the conference live. No longer a summer conference, ET4Online is moving to spring 2013 and will stay a spring conference for the foreseeable future.

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I look forward to attending this conference. I'm hungry for new ideas that I can apply to our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.


Ed-Tech is never boring.  Staying with the waves of change requires balance, attention, and a future vision. 

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Liberating Teachers

Liberating Teachers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
How purposeful technology integration allows teachers to facilitate deep, individualized learning for all students. GUEST COLUMN | by Bridgette Wagoner and Matt Nelson In spite of having nearly 1,6...
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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it


Tina Barseghian:


Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice.

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MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets

MindWave – Please Use Your Brain » Coolest Gadgets | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
NeuroSky is also involved in ADHD, Alzheimers and brain injury programs, working with universeties to study how the brain can be “talked to”, exercised or even healed. Unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, now that ...

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.