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Welcome to my Scoop.it collection "educational technology for teachers" Daily, I review articles from many sources, including Diigo for Education (highly recommended) and the best of the educational technology blogs. I only add the sources that are most relevant to teachers working with technology in the classroom. I will include new resources, new ways to use familiar resources and articles about the state of technology in the classroom. Follow me to get the latest relevant tech news for classroom teachers!
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15 Hilarious Technology Ads From the 1980s Mashable If you flip back to photos of your childhood, sometimes you'll wish that you hadn't. Perhaps your awkward haircuts and awkward poses weren't funny then, but they certainly are now.
Just a little technofeek humor.
Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it.
Great to know.
Not sure what the college thinks about google docs - but well worth investigating, if only for my own use.
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
Yesterday I posted a “Twitter Matrix” for education, which generated a fair amount of buzz in the micro-blogging world. A few people sent me messages asking if I could explain how I make my class backchannel, so here goes.
First of all, I think of the backchannel as the conversation that might otherwise normally happen in class within students’ minds, or between each other. It’s the communication that happens between two or more students about their experience of class and their own learning. To be clear, classes have always had backchannels of conversation, the difference now ist that technology allows us to put them to better use. When these conversations become public, students and teachers have an opportunity to learn from each other, and questions get answered, and issues get addressed.
So, what I have for you below is a step by step tutorial on how to use TED Ed tool to create flipped lessons around YouTube videos. Keep in mind that you need to open an account with TED Ed to start using this service. The sign-up process is pretty easy and free.
I think I will be spending some time on this site over summer break.
I've always been impressed with TED, hope this can help me do a little flipping
The problem is that Wikipedia in the classroom has gotten a bad reputation in the K-12 world, undeservedly so I think. I would suggest that Wikipedia can be used for a multitude of educational purposes at a wide variety of grade levels. Too many teachers are still afraid to use it in class, so I’m here to right that wrong and show our educators how they can responsibly integrate Wikipedia into their lessons.
I always ask my students to check the sources at the bottom of the page to guage their dependability.
Από το άρθρο:"
Be sure to check out Wikipedia’s own resources for teachers as well. They have an awesome 12-week syllabus showing you exactly how you can integrate Wikipedia into your classroom. They also have training designed especially for educators."
Giving these types of skills to students can help them with their understanding of writing and also help teachers with avoiding the copy and paste syndrome in tasks.
"Google Form is getting better and better, with every new update Google adds new awesome services. Now users can easily add images to their forms. Until a couple of days ago , you can only create text-based forms but now with a single click you can embed images right into the content of your form. This is particularly useful for teachers creating image-based quizzes and surveys"
Google has to come up with a better name than FORMS for this tool, everyday it seems to do more and more beyond make forms.
Useful addtition to Google forms.
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom aren’t much different than those that don’t.
Some 45 percent of parents said they either had already purchased or planned to purchase a mobile device to support their children’s education, and 56 percent said they’d be willing to purchase a mobile device if their child’s school required it. About half of parents’ high school students carry smartphones to school, parents said.
By contrast, only 16 percent of schools had a policy that allowed students to use their own mobile devices in class, according to parents, while only 17 percent said their children were required to use a mobile device—owned either by the school or the student—as part of their education.
Some interesting statistics here
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.
These apps are science based for elementary and middle school.
Now THIS is worth checking out!
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.
Revising that might more clearly articulate the differences between physical and digital communities, so a decent definition of digital citizenship then might be “Self-monitored participation that reflects conscious interdependence with all (visible and less visible) community members”
In the digital world we are human beings -free of the many artificial restrictions and other special interest agendas and use our free will to engage our ideas and actions. It is natural - people can chose who they want to communicate with It is a positive MOOC of that will expand the world into a new age of freedom and abundance .
A survey of 200 Idaho teachers found that most want to use educational technology, but many are not familiar with or don't have access to the latest offerings.
Totally agree, if we don't train people properly how to use the technology, how do we expect them to teach using it!
hmmm - makes sense.
The Guardian How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? The Guardian Making use of technology to allow students the freedom to discover solutions to problems both independently and collaboratively is a force for good.
Technology has totally changed my teaching and my students' learning. It is now my goal to create "learning opportunities" for my students to pursue. It allows students to accelerate their studies and frees up my classroom time to give one to one and small group instruction for those who need it.
Apps as they relate to Bloom's
hehe.. Pad-ogogy.. get it? like iPad mixed with pedagogy?At any rate, yet one more Bloom Wheel connected to things digital!
Let's look at your digital footprint: By next year (2014), humans will generate 5 billion gigabytes of data every 10 minutes. By any standards, that's a whole lotta data. I'm imagining a pretty immense cloud here.
This is a listing of sites that legally offer free textbooks.
Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on computer and phone screens rather than to use printed materials, according to a literacy study.
Not like us old timers who tend to want to print everything out! I am improving though!
Some the ideas that stood out to me from it about the importance of videos in learning include :
There are some major education technology trends that are disrupting the current education model. Here's the breakdown.
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.
Some simple hints to speed up your IPad a bit.
These would be great to use for avatars.
On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for t...
Perhaps some ideas to use at the start of the new school year.
In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students.
"Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency."
A list and links to the ever increasing number of tools that we can use to create infographics.
The use of infographics seems to be increasing and this post presents 46 tools that you may use to create an infographic, or better yet, have your students create an infographic.
The tools are arranged alphabetically with a link to each as well as a short description. Some have costs involved but others are open source and freely available.
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
Symbaloo provides an easy way to link to many resources. This "Symbaloo" contains links to popular, well established tech sites that enhance education.
Never have enough tools...