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A collection of links to help promote educational technology use within the PYP framework
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Great iPad Tips for Teachers

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Edudemic

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Edudemic | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With the focus on transdisciplinary more important than ever in a 21st century learning environment, this article puts a clear focus on how to help students with their searching skills to improve their inquiries.

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Detecting Bias, Browsing, Freshness, Backlinks, Red Flags...

Detecting Bias, Browsing, Freshness, Backlinks, Red Flags... | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

This interactive image by Dennis OConnor is exactly what PYP teachers need to refer to when helping students with inquiry projects.  As students learn to use their research skills, they need to rely on a model that embeds digital citizenship skills as well as critical thinking skills.

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The 6 Most Popular Articles in Educational Technology and mLearning

The 6 Most Popular Articles in Educational Technology and mLearning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
The 6 Most Popular Articles in Educational Technology and mLearning http://t.co/UCfLHtrD via @medkh9 #edtech #edchat...
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EdTech Cheat Sheet | Visual.ly

EdTech Cheat Sheet | Visual.ly | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming Educational Technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartener in a calculus (EdTech Cheat Sheet: infografía con todos los conceptos de moda en tecnología educativa...
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A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators

A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
A new list of great web tools for educators via @medkh9 http://t.co/ZyEIutmT #edtech #web20 #ELTchat #edchat...
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The Digital Citizen: Witnessing 21st Century Learning - Students Working Towards Reaching their Full Potential

The Digital Citizen: Witnessing 21st Century Learning - Students Working Towards Reaching their Full Potential | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

If you want to know what a PYP tech infused class might look like, take a look at this observation that was posted on @RChids blog!  Student centered, inquiry focused using technology skills... good stuff!

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Not Grading is Awful

Not Grading is Awful | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

In this insightful and important post on not grading the line between assessment, student centered learning and technology is extremely blurred.  As PYP teachers we are striving to keep the student in the conversation and what a better way than to do it through technology and anecdotal records.  There is a clear connection here!

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50 QR code resources for the classroom | ZDNet

50 QR code resources for the classroom | ZDNet | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

How can QR codes be used effectively in class?  This is a great selection of ideas and resources that can be used to innovate, create, engage and inspire your students during their inquiries.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Educational Games and Game Builders

If we are looking for engagement as PYP teachers then we need to consider the huge draw that teachnology games have for children.  While I'm not an advocate for games just for games sake, with consideration, these games could engage and challenge some of your students.

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Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything?

Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything? | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

BALANCE is one of our key learner attributes so we need to apply that thinking when using technology with young students.  This site takes a closer look at its effectiveness on early childhood students. 

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6 Cool Interactive Sites To Learn More About American History

6 Cool Interactive Sites To Learn More About American History | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

If you are outside the United States and are looking for international resources, here's is a site to start with for history. There are some great links for Am History content that will engage students with the use of technology.

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EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk

EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students | DailyTekk | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we continue to find ways to make content engaging and relevant to students, we are relying more and more on technology to help us.  With this list of 100 tech tools a PYP teacher is sure to find some to engage students in significant learning!

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program - iPads in Education

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program - iPads in Education | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.
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As teachers continue to explore student centered learning and student negotiated inquiry, it is important that students have tools that can help them work together, investigate, and create explanations of their deep understanding.  iPads are a great tool for those goals and this helps schools see how best to begin that process... with careful planning!

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Step #10 is the most important one!

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Middletown,NY school district won a huge technology grant for 4 years. They are planning to go with purchasing 1:1 mobile devices. Kudos for that!

Steven Blomdale's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:24 PM

The article provides helpful hints for teachers and schools for integrating Ipads into their school and curriculum. Provides teacher with insight into how ipads are addressing 21st-century learning objectives and facilitating the integration of multimedia, communication, collaboration and project-based learning. Developing an ipad program can engage students confidently with technologies and make informed, ethical and sustainable decisions about technologies for preferred futures including personal health and wellbeing, recreation, everyday life, the world of work and enterprise, and the environment (ACARA, 2013).

 

It further develops key skills needed in the 21sr century such as learning and innovation skills: Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving and Communication and Collaboration. Information, Media and Technology Skills: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy and Life and Career Skills: Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability, Leadership and Responsibility (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2013).

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Eduteka - Competencia para Manejar Información (CMI) > Recursos por Paso > Paso 2

Eduteka - Competencia para Manejar Información (CMI) > Recursos por Paso > Paso 2 | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

For PYP teachers who are working in a spanish language environment, this site has a good overview of how to model, frame, and use search skills with students to improve their inquiry.

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How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 « Jacqui Murray

How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 « Jacqui Murray | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

In the PYP where we need to teach all the skills and profiles necessary for learning in the future, students need to be aware and confident in Digital Citizenship practices as well.  This post has a wealth of information and sites that can be used to help teach this important topic to students in a meaningful way.

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What Will Drive the Future of Educational Technology?

What Will Drive the Future of Educational Technology? | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
The FETC conference in Florida, one of the largest conferences in the world, is fast approaching, and that spurred some memories of when I went last year. I thought then about how different the exh...
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Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips » The Rapid eLearning Blog | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? http://t.co/IdfCokZl packed w/great resources!
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Great iPad Learning Apps you Should Not Miss

Great iPad Learning Apps you Should Not Miss | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Great iPad Learning Apps you Should Not Miss http://t.co/Qa3BBs4h #edchat #web20clasroom #edtech via @medkh9...
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One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers | eSchool News

One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers | eSchool News | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

When thinking of using 1 to 1 programs in a PYP school it is important that we remember that the key elements of our program are just as important: collaborative and relevant planning, focus on skills, and pedagogical leadership.  Studies have recently shown that these elements are a MUST for technology programs to succeed in schools as well.  The correlation is simple: good teaching = good teaching w technology. 

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Big Brains In EdTech Sit Down and Talk « Annie Murphy Paul

In this article via @anniemurphypaul they talk to some leading names in education about technology and the future.  Since we promote life-long learning in the PYP it is important for teachers to know what is coming in the future too.   http://t.co/HrwEf2sy...

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Webinar Details New Method for Integrating Technology in Schools -- THE Journal

Webinar Details New Method for Integrating Technology in Schools -- THE Journal | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Research group Project RED has launched a new, replicable method for integrating technology in schools, to be detailed in an upcoming webinar, held May 15, 17, and 23. They will be highlighting some of the key aspects of the PYP program, engagement and relevance!

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Finding the Education in Educational Technology with Early Learners | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

Finding the Education in Educational Technology with Early Learners | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Another great insight into the relevant and significant use of technology with young learners.  Reflective practice and application are what are needed!

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http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/05/02/lessons-learned-from-an-immediate-social-network-sharing-button/

Along with some great references to video apps for iPads, this site could be used as a great springboard for lessons on Digital Citizenship!  Lessons Learned from an Immediate Social Network Sharing Button http://t.co/Mwlxs3eM via @wfryer #edtech #socialmedia...

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iPad Literature Circles

iPad Literature Circles | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

An interesting website that looks at the intersection between lit circles and technology.  There is a lot of scope for transdisciplinary learning here!  This site highlights several apps useful for downloading electronic books.

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