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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

Via Vance Stevens
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Yes. This list is a good summary. I think we need to add a few basic competencies:

  1. Data bases and data systems
  2. Blogs and social networking
  3. Digital citizenship and leadership 
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Vance Stevens's curator insight, January 3, 6:20 AM

You're tending towards multiliterate the more familiar you are with these 14 concepts:

1 - Adaptive Learning
2 - Virtual Classroom
3 - MOOCS
4 - Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning
5 - Blended Learning
6 - Flipped Classroom
7 - Self-directed Learning
8 - Learning Management Systems
9 - Cloud Based Learning
10 - Mobile Learning
11 - Course Management System ( CMS )
12 - E-learning
13 - 1:1 Technology
14- Gamification

 

Any others?

Susan's curator insight, January 3, 7:27 AM

May our learning never end...

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digital citizenship and leadership

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3 ways data is being used in schools — and the accompanying concerns

3 ways data is being used in schools — and the accompanying concerns | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

"Last week, California made made headlines for a bill that, if passed, could become the nation's most restrictive student data law. Under the bill, which is waiting for Gov. Jerry Brown's stamp of approval, there are three components: First, educational sites, apps, and cloud services within schools are prohibited from selling or disclosing personal information about K-12 students. Second, these groups can't use the data for marketing services. Lastly, they are prohibited from creating files on that data."


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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

cPersonalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate. ("@aussietony Personalised learning + Genius Hour + TEDx talks for students.


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Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 1:24 PM

Establishing a Genius Hour is a great way to start moving towards personalized learning.  This article offers some great tips for success. I like the idea of using TED-style talks as a culminating activity.

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Audio Extractor - free online tool to clip/trim audio files

“Audio Extractor is a tool to extract audio tracks from video files (AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP) and save them as MP3, WAV, iPhone Ringtone and AC3 formats.”
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FEV TUTOR » FEV TUTOR DIVISION

FEV TUTOR » FEV TUTOR DIVISION | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

www.eduvationonline.com

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Our new website has among other items, a section to learn about our Regional Area Partner Network. 

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Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal

Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live -- THE Journal | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.
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I'm going to switch it on right now. I can't wait to see the "turn in" feature and others develop in our school culture. What I hope develops is a more full-featured LMS or better integration with our existing Moodle. 


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The Revenge of the Textbook: Why Ed Tech Enthusiasts Need to Understand ... - EdCentral

The Revenge of the Textbook: Why Ed Tech Enthusiasts Need to Understand ... - EdCentral | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
The Revenge of the Textbook: Why Ed Tech Enthusiasts Need to Understand ...
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It just may be that textbook adoption procedures need to updated to fit the e-textbook revolution. 

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Digital Information World: How Often Should You Post to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ — Social Media #infographic

Digital Information World: How Often Should You Post to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ — Social Media #infographic | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
You’ve thought about what social media site to use for your business marketing, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there?
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Become a Social Media butterfly.
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7 Online Tutoring Services to Help Rescue Your GPA, Sanity

7 Online Tutoring Services to Help Rescue Your GPA, Sanity | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Whether you need tutoring before an exam or the whole semester, these services can help.
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I would add that FEVTutor.com can save parents money while performing as well as or better, except for #7. (We don't currently offer foreign language tutoring + Duolingo is a free app.)

Also, we are the only one currently serving in wide partnership in K12 schools across the U.S.A. Read more: http://markschwanz.info/privatepay/

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

How To Create A Google Drive Classroom | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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I will use this summer with a course I'm teaching at the college level then incorporate as much as possible when the school year begins.


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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 8, 8:30 PM

This post contains a lengthy video on how to set up  Google  Classroom due out in September.

Jacqueline Hanlon's curator insight, July 9, 10:31 PM

The Doc is in

Benita Soto Carlton's curator insight, July 29, 12:27 AM

learning about google great info

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A valuable tool for those interested in educational technologies. | davidgeer

A valuable tool for those interested in educational technologies. | davidgeer | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
For those interested in educational technology For those who follow the development of educational techn.. http://t.co/ptlaLAHydY
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Thanks David Geer (@geercom) for the heads up.

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Tutoring Club tackle: Summertime is here. Now is the time to - HamletHub

Tutoring Club tackle: Summertime is here. Now is the time to - HamletHub | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Tutoring Club tackle: Summertime is here.
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Their press release in a local CT paper has some good suggestions for summer enrichment. I like the emphasis they have on the family working together and how they position their services as part of the partnership.

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Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant | LearnDash

Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant | LearnDash | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. When it first hit the scene, it was applauded for the flexibility it gave the everyday user to establish a learning management system.

Today, not so much.

Moodle is still very popular, but this is arguably driven because of the brand and the way that they have preferred partners implementing their platform.

In fact, I would argue that popularity is decreasing, and for two primary reasons:

It is ugly.It is not user friendly.

 

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Via Dr. Gordon Dahlby
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Design and aesthetics are important enough to improve Moodle. An LMS doesn't need to be boxy and boring. I agree it needs to be brought up to date and to increase a great deal in user functionality and ease of use.

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Is Learning Online for me?

Is Learning Online for me? | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
5 advantages of online tutoring that will help you to decide if online learning and live tutoring would suit you. (5 advantages of online #tutoring that will help you to decide if online #learning and live tutoring would suit you.
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Zeduki is a British tutor-student networking service.

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12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Excellent iPad Apps for Music Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
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I've only tried Garage Band for iPad but will give the others a go now that I see them recommended here.

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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise - New York Times

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise - New York Times | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise
New York Times
In a sign of the rapid growth of the education technology industry, even Mr.
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On of the push-backs to rapid development of ed. apps are state policies to limit use of student data.

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E-tutoring companies are raking in the moolah

E-tutoring companies are raking in the moolah | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
With the $8-b industry poised to touch $50b by 2020, firms are in a frenzy to expand
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Opportunities are everywhere, but not all e-tutoring companies are created equal. 

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Music can improve language, reading

Music can improve language, reading | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Learning music lessons and singing help children improve their language and reading skills.

Via Charles Tiayon
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Even if you're not convinced of the correlation between music and reading performance let's not downplay the enjoyment gained from learning music. Both the student and teacher enjoy the process and if they learn their songs well, their audience will too! My former saxophone teacher told me a few weeks ago to keep playing because its something you can enjoy for a lifetime. I think he's right on that count.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, August 10, 9:06 PM

After a year of music lessons, the researchers found that those musically trained children at nine and 10 year olds got better reading scores and also with better ability at processing sounds and language.

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will...
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How the iPad can turn teaching special ed 'on its head' - Venture Beat

How the iPad can turn teaching special ed 'on its head' - Venture Beat | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
LAUSD special education teacher Neil Virani said using iPads in his classroom has significantly improved progress and test scores for his students.

Via John Evans
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Neal (http://tech4teachers.com/) has a commendable program in LAUSD. Great to be in the spotlight. Great responsibility we all have to guide and nurture young people towards success. His anecdote of "35 minutes" for a student to write his name for the first time is awesome. 

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A Rubric to Grade Students iPad Projects

A Rubric to Grade Students iPad Projects | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
July, 2014
Today's post features a practical rubric to use in class to grade your students iPad projects. This rubric ,which I learned about through Techchef4u, is created by Lisa and Mrs. Greathouse...
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Nice. Thanks to educatorstechnology.com for sharing this one out.

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Opinion: Online resources can help with summer 'brainwork' - Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Online resources can help with summer 'brainwork' Montreal Gazette The experience of home-schooling in summer may tempt parents to join thousands of other families that home-school year-round, such as mine, or at least see how online tools...
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Let's hear it for "brainwork" over the Summer.

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Summer reading goes digital - WCSH-TV

Summer reading goes digital - WCSH-TV | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
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Summer reading goes digital
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The Reading is Fundamental organization says that kids who read during the summer are better off academically come fall. To keep kids on a program there are the typical summer reading programs at libraries.
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Although in a Portland, Maine news source, this article has some websites reviewed to help parents encourage summer reading.

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Betting Big on Personalized Learning

Betting Big on Personalized Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
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Buzz word of the year: Personalized learning.

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Goodreads | Popular Highschool Summer Reading Books

Goodreads | Popular Highschool Summer Reading Books | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

Books shelved as highschool-summer-reading on Goodreads.

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Teachers, use Goodreads.com to share your reading with your students. Students can explore and get recommended reading lists like this one.

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The Unfulfilled Promise Of Educational Technology

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Educational Technology | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
With 50 million public school students in America, technology holds much potential to transform schools. So why isn't it happening?
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I agree with MIchael Blanding in this article. I have experienced the phenomena first-hand that he sites where urban schools have been systematically left out of the edtech surge. Improvements are being seen but there is a growing gap between schools that are truly reforming and those that aren't. 

I am a RAP with FEV Tutor to do my part to address this inequity. I want more students to have access to the personalization of learning that edtech can provide. Through tools like ours we can provide equitable, economical access to customized learning with qualified instructors and specialists. 

I appreciate the third transformation Blanding mentions: productivity. WIth FEV Tutor we come along-side the teachers and school administrators to provide effective use of intervention funding. Instead of over-taxing busy educators, we can bring in tutors who work with the students and teachers on custom learning plans. On a district level, this is transformative because we can help them help more students than they could on their own.

J. Mark Schwanz
Regional Area Partner
FEV Tutor
Mark.s@eduvationonline.com

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