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A collection of links to help promote educational technology use within the PYP framework
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Tech Transformation: Technology Levels the Educational Playing Field

Tech Transformation: Technology Levels the Educational Playing Field | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Another great post from Maggie in Switzerland who is working at an IB school in ed tech.  As we discuss perspective and access to technology around the world as part of our international mindedness, this site will help open up that discussion... Technology Levels the Educational Playing Field http://t.co/vWrZxJfk...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: TED-Ed Turns Videos Into Interactive Lessons | Integrating Technology in Education | Online Ed Tech 2012

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: TED-Ed Turns Videos Into Interactive Lessons | Integrating Technology in Education | Online Ed Tech 2012 | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Collaboration and constructivism are key in the PYP and TED has made that link even easier with videos and ideas for use in lessons.  The quality is unbeatable with topics that range over all of the Transdisciplinary Temes and concepts.  It's a great place to start looking for provocations.

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Announcing the 2012 Free Education Technology Resources eBook

Yes! My favorite words all in one sentence:  Free Resource Educational Technology! Click here to get your free copy of this eBook: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2012/01/announcing-the-2012-free-education-technology-resources-ebook-from-emer... (2012 free educational technology resources!

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Why ICT should focus on people not machines

Why ICT should focus on people not machines | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Of course this aligns with the philosophy of the IB PYP!  Thinking about collaboration and international mindedness means that technology must be used as a means to such a remarkable end!  This report suggests the sector could have a transformative impact on society if it focused on enabling people to connect and collaborate globally (RT @rachelbotsman) 

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400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture

With professional development and life long learning a core value in the IB, this seems like something worthy of a deeper second look!  Free online courses from the world's leading universities. Download 400 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard & Berkeley to your computer or mp3 player.

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How To Be An Online Teacher - Internet Tips | How To Teach Online

How To Be An Online Teacher - Internet Tips | How To Teach Online | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

If you are interested in being an online PYP teacher or trainer, this might be useful for you!  This posting discusses how to be an online teacher and some internet tips for online teachers.

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ThinkBinder | EdTech Tools

ThinkBinder | EdTech Tools | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

This fits in completely with the PYP ideals of collaboration and 21st century learning!  ThinkBinder is an app for real-time collaboration...

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Educational Origami - Digital Learning

Educational Origami - Digital Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

While similar to the ICT in PYP document, this adds additional layers to what digital learning looks like in a PYP classroom.  There is significant emphasis on creativity in 21st century skills.

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Information R/evolution

This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and would be an excellent provocation to the PYP perspective of information literacy.

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25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy

25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With such a heavy emphasis on inquiry and investigation, it is important that PYP educators remember how important it is to explicitly teach internet skills.

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The Innovative Educator: 5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Using Cells for Learning

The Innovative Educator: 5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Using Cells for Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

When thinking of engaging students while keeping them at the center of the learning community, mobile technology is certainly one way to do it.  These are 5 great ways to go mobile and focus on student learning in engaging, relevant ways.

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Pedagogy in Action

As PYP teachers we are always looking for ways to improve our practice.  The portal is for teachers to share their pedagogy and collaborate online on improving their practice.

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Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology - LeaderTalk - Education Week

Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology - LeaderTalk - Education Week | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With students at the center of the PYP framework, it is essential that the technology be in THEIR hands to transform THEIR learning, not the teacher's teaching. 

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Ed Tech History | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Ed Tech History | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

While teaching and working in the PYP it is imporant to talk about all the key concepts, including change.  What better way to go transdisciplinary than to include a look at the changing history of technology.  This site gives a brief overview into how it's been changing.

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Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy | Educación y TIC

Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy | Educación y TIC | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Being PYP educators, it is important that we use technology in our classrooms but we must still adhere to our founding ideals.  This app will help everyone differentiate and keep student learning at the center of our classrooms while using technology!  Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy http://t.co/mhD5NqAk...

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PYP ICT Blog

PYP ICT Blog | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Who doesn't want another one to add to the collection!  Great minds think alike! Great PYP ICT Blog http://t.co/kURQSDLT @AcadeCap @Acadekinders 

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The Creative Education Guide to Twitter for Teachers | The Creative Education Blog | It-pedagogik och mobilt lärande

The Creative Education Guide to Twitter for Teachers | The Creative Education Blog | It-pedagogik och mobilt lärande | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Collaboration, Professional development and life long learning are important in the IB and Twitter is certainly a great tool that helps teachers achieve those goals.  This blog talks about how great a tool Twitter is for teachers.

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EdTechSandyK: Supporting Teachers and Students in the Curation of Their Digital Footprints

EdTechSandyK: Supporting Teachers and Students in the Curation of Their Digital Footprints | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With collaboration and 21st century learning at the forefront of PYP learning, it is important that we recognise the role that digital curation plays in bringing the two together.  This is a good blog that looks into where the two meet.   @EdTechSandyK Supporting Teachers and Students in the Curation of Their Digital Footprints http://t.co/5220S0bG #TCEA2012 #digcit #edtech...

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Ed-tech group outlines goals to help schools implement technology

Ed-tech group outlines goals to help schools implement technology | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

If you are looking for ways to incorporate the PYP framework with technology, you might want to take a look here.  Just another eSchool Media site (#EdTech group @CoSN will celebrate its 20th anniv.)...

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10 Business Schools With the Most International Students - US News and World Report

10 Business Schools With the Most International Students - US News and World Report | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Following with the ideas of the PYP and international mindedness, this might be worthwhile to know for future DP students!  These U.S.-based M.B.A. programs boast high international student enrollments.

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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 15 digital citizenship resources for schools

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 15 digital citizenship resources for schools | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Collaboration is key in a PYP classroom and that extends into the online community as well.  This site gives the top 15 resources to help develop and promote digital citizenship in your class.

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Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

While using an inquiry method, PYP teachers are often worried about the use of primary and secondary sources in student work.  This site not only helps you find primary sources, but encourages the integration of 21st century skills in a real-world context.

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Reinventing Education, Revisited | eSchool News

When thinking about what a constructivist or IB style learning environment and edtech would look like, take a look at this model from San Diego.  After two years they've learned a lot and they're sharing!

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The Fallacy of Digital Natives | trainingwreck

The Fallacy of Digital Natives | trainingwreck | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we strive to tailor our teaching and methodology to our student centered curriculum, we need to ensure that we are clear on the needs of this generation.  Looking at how these students REALLY use and view technology is imperative if we are going to make our lessons relevant and challenging.

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Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications

Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With a focus on prior knowledge and connecting what students are learning, PYP teachers tend to use lots of mindmaps.  For teachers who are interested in moving those skills into the 21st century this is a good starting list of apps.

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