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20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:33 PM

There are so many terms used in technology that it is sometimes hard to recall what each of them mean...so here is a post that will help you out. Below are three of the twenty listed. Do you know what each of them means?

* Adaptive Learning

* GAFE

* LMS

Andrea Jean's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:38 PM

Very helpful tool to keep teachers up to date on some technicial words that may come up with using technology in the classroom.

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity and

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Free Technology for Teachers: Why the Metric System Matters - And How It Confounds Americans

Free Technology for Teachers: Why the Metric System Matters - And How It Confounds Americans | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom

Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Through use of classroom space, intentional course design and scheduling, and building "brand" identity, teachers can create a startup culture of empowerment and innovation for their students.

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Courtney Calhoun's curator insight, June 26, 1:32 PM

Very cool article about kids participating in an environment that encourages startup cultures. I'm sure people at Google are loving this concept. My brother-in-law works for Scentsy and I showed him this article. He loved it and hopes that more teachers consider the idea. 

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Cognitive assessment in the palm of your hand

Cognitive assessment in the palm of your hand | educational technology et | Scoop.it

"Savonix is bent on making cognitive assessments cheaper and more easier to administer, with what it says is the first mobile and clinically-valid cognitive assessment tool in the world.​ ..."


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Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun Tool for Making Word Clouds in Fun Shapes

Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun Tool for Making Word Clouds in Fun Shapes | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Save Websites & Images to Your Google Account With Chrome

Save Websites & Images to Your Google Account With Chrome | educational technology et | Scoop.it
The Save to Google extension for Chrome makes it effortless to save websites and images directly to your Google account.

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A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers

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A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers by Laura Farmer Sitting at night, in front of my computer, I look at my image on Twitter. I ski

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Mobile Storytelling and Documentary Filmmaking - Darcy Moore's Blog

Mobile Storytelling and Documentary Filmmaking - Darcy Moore's Blog | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) is Australia’s only independent, non-profit initiative bringing philanthropists and filmmakers together to create social change. Storytelling has an undeniable power to engage empathy, raise awareness, and inspire action in social change initiatives, and as such commands a growing interest from the philanthropic sector. By forging new pathways to audiences through collaborations with the social sector, DAF amplifies the profile and impact of community-focused issues through documentary. One priority at the moment is learning more about making interesting documentaries using mobile phones. Most people have a smartphone in their pocket so guiding students or teachers to use …

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How to configure Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller

How to configure Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Seth Kenlon shares tips for getting the Raspberry Pi to act more like an embedded microcontroller than a mini PC.

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4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise

4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise | educational technology et | Scoop.it
During revision, students should work closely together, share often, discuss models, add details, delete the unnecessary, and rearrange for clarity and effect.

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities | educational technology et | Scoop.it
I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and  I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology.  In this ...

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

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A Teacher's Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:48 AM

Inspiring! To create a School Twitter Chat is an amazing idea. It can be  supportive for teachers, parents and students.

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Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, June 2, 2015 4:58 AM

A review of Doctopus, Autocrat and gClass Folders which are adds-ons aimed at teachers (mainly).

Each one is worth a look.

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5 Awesome Adobe Apps That Are Completely Free

5 Awesome Adobe Apps That Are Completely Free | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Adobe makes industry standard design programs. But it also offers high-quality software and apps that are free. Here are the top five Adobe tools that are all free.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Automatic Grading in Google Forms

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Automatic Grading in Google Forms | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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E-Learning Journeys: You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one

E-Learning Journeys: You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End | educational technology et | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 12:33 AM

Some good tips towards the end of the article.

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Great advice, for younger and adult learners.
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Provides tips to follow when giving feedback.

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Creativity: A Choice, a Gift, and a Mission

Creativity: A Choice, a Gift, and a Mission | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Creativity can rejuvenate your teaching practice by giving you the experience of escape, the foundation of community, and the magical abundance that lets you thrive.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 3, 10:21 AM
Teaching is a creative endeavour. We are adding to, discarding from, rethinking about, acting upon, etc. what we have done to make it better, unsure of what will emerge.
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Why Edcamp?

Why Edcamp? | educational technology et | Scoop.it
Edcamps are informal sessions by and for teachers, where anyone can present, and the focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design.

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Integrating Technology and Literacy

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A middle school language arts educator shares his favorite digital tools for text and video annotations, teacher feedback, and formative assessment.

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10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education

10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education | educational technology et | Scoop.it
10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education

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Ten roles for AI in erdudqtion... see more

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10 Key iPad Apps for High School Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Key iPad Apps for High School Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

Free Technology for Teachers: Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon? | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Minecraft Add-on To Teach Kids Coding and Programming Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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Let’s Get to Know You! 20+ Icebreakers for Kids | Teacher Reboot Camp

Let’s Get to Know You! 20+ Icebreakers for Kids | Teacher Reboot Camp | educational technology et | Scoop.it

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