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EdTech in PYP
A collection of links to help promote educational technology use within the PYP framework
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DAILY INSIGHT: Planning for One-to-One laptops and BYOD

DAILY INSIGHT: Planning for One-to-One laptops and BYOD | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we know in the PYP, Understanding by Design works.  If you are considering keeping students at the center of the learning environment and promoting 21st century skills, then PLANNING and developing a BYOD program is a great beginning.

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Viral Notebook » Upgrading my plans for electronic portfolios #edtech

Viral Notebook » Upgrading my plans for electronic portfolios #edtech | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Considering process is just as important as product and the PYP framework has long been known to use student based portfolios, electronic portfolios is the natural progression as we move toward more 21st century skills in our classes.  This site provides an insight into how to organise their use for a class as well as invaluable links to use in learning more about eportfolios.

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Top 10+ TED Videos On Education & Learning

Top 10+ TED Videos On Education & Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

What better way to begin a new unit of inquiry than giving a provocation based on one of the themes of a TED talk!  These videos not only provoke thinking but inspire students and teachers to be communicators, risk takers, thinkers... the whole learner profile in one!

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K-5 iPad Apps to Evaluate Creating: Part Six of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps to Evaluate Creating: Part Six of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | Edutopia | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

The new ICT in PYP document outlines creating as one of the new 21st century skills that students need to acquire.  This blog helps highlight this skill and many others from Blooms through apps.

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A Principal's Reflections: Instructional Upgrade

A Principal's Reflections: Instructional Upgrade | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Since PYP teachers work collaboratively, it is only natural that that collaboration would move into the online arena.  In this blog post teachers share asynchronously how they are embedding tech in their lessons.  By looking at, discussing and sharing these examples we can all learn and plan collaboratively.

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Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology | MindShift

Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology | MindShift | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

When thinking of technology and its use, these rules seem to echo the mantra "engaging, relevant, significant and challenging." 

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21st Century Skills for Success - The National Institute for Professional Practice

21st Century Skills for Success - The National Institute for Professional Practice | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

If we are to truly focus on relevant and significant learning in our PYP classrooms, then we must acknowledge that the skills our students need for the future are changing. This post give a succint summary on the ideas of Daniel Pink and what he sees as what is needed for future skills.

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What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories

What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Ideas for using two photo slide shows, each focusing on one aspect of the daily lives of people around the world, to have students explore what the way we eat and where we sleep say about who we are.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

PYP classrooms are learner centered and this amazing collection of student centered links is THE resource that all PYP teachers should have on hand.  These links will help any teacher trying to use technology to aid the student in the creation of their voice in their learning.

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Students Become the Teachers | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

Students Become the Teachers | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Focusing on learners being at the center of the classroom means that they will eventually need to take on the role of teacher.  In this blog, Catlin Tucker explores exactly how she did this in her classroom.

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- Alternate Assessment Apps for Fourth Grade

With the focus on the PYP curriculum being learner centered, these ideas for using apps to differentiate assessment in the upper elementary grades is great!

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Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Just like the PYP advocates for balanced inquiry in classrooms, so must we use a balanced approach to instructing students.  This study shows statistically that blended learning, part online, part face to face, may the learner centered education the IB has been proposing.

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New Initiative Aims to Make Tech Cool to Teenage Girls - Education - GOOD

New Initiative Aims to Make Tech Cool to Teenage Girls - Education - GOOD | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

This is a great initiative and engaging way to use technology to promote the learner profile and attitudes.  Building confidence and enthusiasm with technology, especially with girls, will help develop all of the learner profile qualities in a global, connected way.

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Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education

While many intrinsically know and explicitly see the gains in learning when a student centered curriculum uses technology, this research paper explores these ideas in more theoretical detail.  Great for supporting technology integration in classroom curriculums.

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Inside a 'Bring Your Own Device' program | eSchool News

The intersection between 21st century skills and a student centered curriculum clearly resides in BYOD (bring your own device) initiatives where the students choose and use programs and devices that best suit their educational needs.

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Transformational Shifts in Instruction

Transformational Shifts in Instruction | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we continue to discuss having learners at the center of our classroom we need to remember that the ICT skills in the PYP are important tools in this endeavour.  This blog shares a few key examples of how technology enhances student centered learning while not overriding the deep, conceptual learning that is happening.

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Collaborative Writing – Fifth Graders and Google Docs

Collaborative Writing – Fifth Graders and Google Docs | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

This post is a great example of what happens when you use technology to bring together the Trans Skills and learner profile attributes. Collaborative writing with Google Docs. Simple but clearly effective!

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Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector

Classroom in the Cloud: 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With an IPad and an LCD Projector | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Considering that the PYP curriculum advocates that students and their learning are at the core of our teaching philosophy, this approach for using an iPad as a document camera will help students display their notes, writing, examples, etc for the class to view and discuss in a meaningful, engaging way.

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Educator Studio | Ideas To Inspire

Educator Studio | Ideas To Inspire | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Educator Studio inspires teachers looking for Web2.0 enhanced classrooms Featuring Lesson Plan ideas to tech infuse your classroom on all levels.
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Fighting Engagement Deficit Disorder | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

Fighting Engagement Deficit Disorder | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we look for ways to incorporate technology into our learner centered classrooms, this list of suggestions will help remind us how necessary it is to ENGAGE our students with RELEVANT SIGNIFICANT learning with technology.

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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

In an inquiry based curriculum students often create projects that demonstrate their understanding.  This is THE resource for finding links on project based learning, how to plan it, how to moderate it and how to assess it in your PYP class.  Using today's technology is sure to be a hit with all of these ideas!

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Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future | Edutopia

Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future | Edutopia | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As advocates for student centered, differentiated learning, teachers in the PYP need to understand how best to implement technology to advance this goal.  This article looks at online learning in a new way which advocated disrupting the current model.

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Connect a Million Minds - Home

Connect a Million Minds - Home | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

This simple page is a great tool in helping PYP teachers combine the essential elements of the program.  Using technology you can incorporate collaboration, science skills and communication all in one!

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Schools | Schools learn to work with cell phones in class | The Detroit News

Schools | Schools learn to work with cell phones in class | The Detroit News | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

From a formative assessment tool to collaboration and communication tool, cell phones are quickly becoming one of the key ways that teachers can develop the essential elements of the PYP program.  

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Fallin' in Love Again with Edmodo | That Guy in the Library

Fallin' in Love Again with Edmodo | That Guy in the Library | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Talk about collaboration with your students... Edmodo is a  MUST learning tool in creating community, lifelong, active learning with our students at the center.  What could be more PYP?

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