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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

 


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:57 AM

A deeper understanding and learning through technology

natalia_walchli's curator insight, August 2, 2015 10:04 PM

Good article with some great advice.

Sandy Owens's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:03 PM

Integration is at its best when a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool.

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6 Questions To Ask Before Doing BYOD - Edudemic

6 Questions To Ask Before Doing BYOD - Edudemic | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
There are some critical questions you should ask your community before rolling out a BYOD plan. Here they are ... in fun graphic form!

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I'm sure that many institutions are thinking along these lines...

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Free Area Chart PowerPoint Template

Free Area Chart PowerPoint Template | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Download free area chart PowerPoint template with awesome design ready to make PowerPoint presentations

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Add a professional edge to your presentations

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SlideHunter's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:13 AM

Free Area Chart template for PowerPoint with an awesome chart example for presentations

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this visual display with colors shades distinguishes the data more clearly. Thanks SlideHunter.com!

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Featured Free and Discounted Apps - 7th September - Smart Apps For Kids

Featured Free and Discounted Apps - 7th September  - Smart Apps For Kids | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Feast your eyes on our list today!! A brand new Little Critter book, a water puzzler, a few matching games, rhyming, spelling, math, french.... the list goes on. 15 apps, $32 in savings - Discounted/Free for a limited time only!
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Featured apps for kids - some FREE

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The Numbers Don't Lie: Ignoring Pinterest is Like Ignoring Your Customers

Pinterest is the first top-of-the-funnel social network that is fundamentally about idea and product discovery. It is the new social e-commerce central that is connecting people to their aspirations.

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Pinterest may be more valuable or important than you have realised!

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Consider your learners in your planning and programmes

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Why you Should Create A Blog for Your Class + 5 Platforms to Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Why you Should Create A Blog for Your Class + 5 Platforms to Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

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How To Build Powerful Tech-Infused Lesson Plans - Edudemic

How To Build Powerful Tech-Infused Lesson Plans - Edudemic | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
From apps to web tools, there are a lot of ways to infuse some technology into your lesson plans. Here are a few key ideas!

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Help with incorporating technology meaningfully - not merely for technology's sake...

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The ugly state of password security in the cloud

The ugly state of password security in the cloud | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
I reviewed more than 130 cloud and SaaS services and the results were a bit unexpected.

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Passwords - the low down...

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The best productivity apps for students

The best productivity apps for students | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Struggling to get stuff done? Get off Facebook and use the internet to improve your work rate instead (The best productivity apps for students - Struggling to get stuff done? Get off Facebook and use the internet to i...
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Partners in Learning - Hot Topics

Partners in Learning - Hot Topics | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy. (RT @MicrosoftPIL: How has project based learning helped your classroom?


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Technology forces new demands on education - Vancouver Sun

Technology forces new demands on education - Vancouver Sun | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Technology forces new demands on education
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Arecent research study published in Computers & Education (Volume 62, March 2013) has received considerable play in the media, particularly with the start of the academic year.
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Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Parallels Access is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps t...

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Sebastian Jacquin's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:47 AM

Has anybody tried the Parrallels software?

Is it worth buying a Mac to run mainly Windows applications via a tool like Parrallels...?

Might sound like a crazy idea but surely you get a good looking machine with good quality hardware and running Windows applications (work apps only run in Windows...)

Is this a crazy idea or are you better off buying a new Windows machine...your thoughts?

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

 


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The question we should all be asking!

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:57 AM

A deeper understanding and learning through technology

natalia_walchli's curator insight, August 2, 2015 10:04 PM

Good article with some great advice.

Sandy Owens's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:03 PM

Integration is at its best when a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool.

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Udacity Blog: Announcing the Launch of the Open Education Alliance

Udacity Blog: Announcing the Launch of the Open Education Alliance | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Udacity announces the launch of an Open Education Alliance of employers and educators worldwide.

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Sounds interesting and worthwhile

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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


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An interactive video tool. Don't just sit back and relax while watching, rather take on a more active role...

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:05 PM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:50 PM

#herramientasVE

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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Are social media too prevalent in the classroom?

Are social media too prevalent in the classroom? | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
The Editorial Board of The Miami Student has noticed a good number of professors requesting us to follow them on Twitter or Pinterest, friend them on Facebook and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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Hehehehe - the one we've all been waiting for...

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:16 AM

Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:04 PM

AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:31 PM

Primary Resources

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LearnBIG - search engine for "The Big Thing I want to learn is..."

LearnBIG - search engine for "The Big Thing I want to learn is..." | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Find your best educational resources

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:23 AM

Can we get kids to try something besides Google?

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Google + for Schools and other tips

Google + for Schools and other tips | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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If you're unaware of the plethora of Google offerings - dedicate some time to catching up on a whole new set of interlocking tools that are freely available... lest you get left behind!

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:55 AM

a collection of MUSTS connected with Google +

iEARN-Pangea's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:36 PM

How to use Google + in the school

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:25 PM

So Google is finally backing up its educational plans.

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Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive. One of the key technologies for enabling this has been a range of audience response systems that provide real time responses to polls, questions and surveys while the speakers is actually presenting.


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Excellent move towards interacting with your audience - though not a new idea, using mobile phones within the audience empowers them without a set of expensive clicker devices.

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 26, 2013 11:13 AM

It's worth while trying it. Lectures that involve a degree of social interaction are usually more satisfying.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:47 PM

Wow!  I am going to give this a try!

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A very interesting tool, that teachers can use inside and outside the formal learning area. Where students can interact with the information live during the lecture (where most interaction should happen anyway) closing the 'cold and insigificant' student-lecturer relationship. Students can respond to the data while the lecture is in progress. As expensive and time-consuming (training) this intiative would be to udertake it would certainly improve lecture attedance. :D

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The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it
The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/rLCn240i5i

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:39 AM

Handy list.

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:48 AM

Don't pass over a look at Cyclo.ps and Biographicon. These are two underused apps which could change your world! Share!

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Stud...

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on eVirtual Learning curated by Skipper Abel (Must See Interactive Graphic on #Teaching #Students about #Copyright | @scoopit
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10 Excellent iPad Apps for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent iPad Apps for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

"This is the first time I would share such a list of apps. These are iPad apps that can help you and your students in your research and classroom projects. They are also important elements in the digital toolkit of a life long learner. They are reference apps and range from dictionary apps to encyclopedia and search engine apps. All of these apps are popular and have been around for quite some time now. I invite you to check them out and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy."


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New Language Arts Apps from edshelf - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff

New Language Arts Apps from edshelf - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff | Educational Technology for Middle Schoolers | Scoop.it

"A lot of attention is given to STEM apps, and rightly so. But we shouldn’t forget about reading, writing, and the language arts. Let’s say you give your students a writing assignment. It could be a fictional story, a book summary, or, in our example below, a persuasive essay. Here are a series of mobile apps that your students can use for this assignment."


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