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Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology

Wrong Focus: Teacher-Centered Classrooms and Technology | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

When the focus of technology is on the teacher and teaching not learners and learning, it is easy to see EdTech as a failure: a waste of time, money, and resources. For many of us, we’ve argued for a move away from teacher-centered only to find a movement and investment in EdTech that is the antithesis of such a movement. We’ve simply added teacher-centered technology to teacher-centered classrooms.

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WELCOME!!!!!!

WELCOME!!!!!! | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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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Anatomy and Physiology Webpage - EducatorPages.com™ Teacher Websites

Anatomy and Physiology Webpage - EducatorPages.com™ Teacher Websites | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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Crazy good labs and written resources!

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ClassTools.net

ClassTools.net | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Create free educational games and tools in flash
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Doctopus (Add-on) - New Visions CloudLab

Doctopus (Add-on) - New Visions CloudLab | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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Doctopus makes it easier for teachers to share, organize, and assess student work in Google Drive.

It's tentacles copy and "hand out" Drive files to a roster of students, giving teachers full control over starter template, sharing configuration, folder organization and file naming, as well as full visibility over all work in progress -- including the ability to bulk revoke and revert student editing rights.

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geddit

geddit | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
A classroom tool that lets every student communicate how well they understand to their teacher in real time.
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Instant real-time feedback for easy differentiation

Students develop an accurate understanding of their own learning, while you can identify needs as they occur.

  

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Chromebooks increasingly popular with schools

Chromebooks increasingly popular with schools | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
According to Google, one million Chromebooks were sold to schools in Q2 of 2014.

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15 Hilarious Technology Ads From the 1980s - Mashable

15 Hilarious Technology Ads From the 1980s
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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.
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Just a little technofeek humor.

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.
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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:33 PM

Great to know.

Mike Carrington's curator insight, November 12, 2013 5:03 PM

Not sure what the college thinks about google docs - but well worth investigating, if only for my own use.

Emma Pails's curator insight, March 12, 9:53 PM

Check out the following page for some Google Docs tips and secrets for not only teachers but students too! This online resource can often get a little tricky and the layout of it is always changing! I learnt a few things so go on check it out :)

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.
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TechinBiz's comment, May 22, 2013 7:10 AM
Great ideas thanks
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How to Make a Class Backchannel | Democratizing Knowledge

How to Make a Class Backchannel | Democratizing Knowledge | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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.

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A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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.

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I think I will be spending some time on this site over summer break.

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Larry Huyser's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:56 PM

I've always been impressed with TED, hope this can help me do a little flipping

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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.

 


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I always ask my students to check the sources at the bottom of the page to guage their dependability.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 17, 2013 6:44 PM
Ugh. I hate it when I do this. I accidentally scooped this article instead of rescooping yours. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes opening too many tabs causes bad habits for me.
Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:46 AM

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."

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:12 PM

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.

 

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Teacher's Guide to Adding Images in Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Adding Images in Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

"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"


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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.

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marydimonaco's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:24 AM

Useful addtition to Google forms.

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iTeach Anatomy & Physiology | www.iteach-ap.com

iTeach Anatomy & Physiology | www.iteach-ap.com | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Blendspace, formerly known as EdCanvas, is now a part of Wikispaces and TES. The Blendspace service will continue to run as a stand-alone service. The aspect of the merger that has the most immediate impact on teachers is that the premium features of Blendspace will now be free. The premium features allow you to collaborate with other teachers to creation of lessons.  Written by Richard Byrne

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The A&P Professor

The A&P Professor | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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Tips, content updates, teaching tools, resource links, and conversations related to teaching and learning anatomy and physiology.

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Flubaroo - Google Sheets add-on

Flubaroo - Google Sheets add-on | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Flubaroo helps you quickly grade and analyze online assignments and assessments, as well as email scores to students!
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The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads

The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
While learning is mentioned in my student feedback, the benefit most mentioned is how the flipped class makes their workloads and processes more manageable.

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Teachers Don't Need Convincing, They Need Training to Use Ed Tech

Teachers Don't Need Convincing, They Need Training to Use Ed Tech | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:17 AM

hmmm - makes sense.

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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, March 6, 1:10 PM

Teachers want to use technology.  Many are not familiar with the latest technology or do not have access to it.

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How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? - The Guardian

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? - The Guardian | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
The Guardian
How has technology transformed the role of a teacher?
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Making use of technology to allow students the freedom to discover solutions to problems both independently and collaboratively is a force for good.
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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.

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SAMR + Bloom's + iPad Apps = The Padagogy Wheel v2.0

SAMR + Bloom's + iPad Apps = The Padagogy Wheel v2.0 | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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Larry Huyser's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:55 PM

Apps as they relate to Bloom's

 

Randy Nichols's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:14 PM

hehe.. Pad-ogogy.. get it? like iPad mixed with pedagogy?
At any rate, yet one more Bloom Wheel connected to things digital! 

Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, March 6, 1:18 PM

SAMR & iPad apps

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The Digital Footprint Of 3 Different Generations - Edudemic

The Digital Footprint Of 3 Different Generations - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.
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27 Places For Free Textbooks Online

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
This is a listing of sites that legally offer free textbooks.
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Young 'prefer to read on screen'

Young 'prefer to read on screen' | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.
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Not like us old timers who tend to want to print everything out!  I am improving though!

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Excellent Ways to Use Videos in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Ways to Use Videos in your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

Some the ideas that stood out to me from it about the importance of videos  in learning include :

They increase engagement and excitement among studentsThe accommodate different learning stylesThey maximize school and university resourcesThe facilitate collaboration
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The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Education Technology Trends To Know About - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
There are some major education technology trends that are disrupting the current education model. Here's the breakdown.
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