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25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently

25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is:

Are teachers reaching their students?



Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/25-things-successful-educators-do-differently/#ixzz2J5RAOYTh

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WELCOME!!!!!!

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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

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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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology
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In most ways, teachers that use technology in the classroom aren’t much different than those that don’t.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2013 7:10 PM
Thank you for sharing this Donna. I saw it yesterday and I planned on sharing it this week. I'm glad that you shared it on here first!
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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:29 PM

Some interesting statistics here

CitizenTekk's comment, May 9, 2013 1:18 AM
Why do I not believe this? I'd want my kid to put the phone down and read his/her book!
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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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These apps are science based for elementary and middle school.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:24 PM

Now THIS is worth checking out!

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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 23, 7:29 PM

Herramientas para la evaluacion  en enseñanza online

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 25, 2:55 PM

Listly para compartir recursos de evaluación para el profesorado.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 12:08 AM

I will definitely have some feedback after reviewing these tools to create online assessments. Creating assessments is an important first step because you don't give the prescription on how to fix a business before you've figured out what the problem are-that's why you begin with the assessments- they become your base starting point of reference. This article has tools to help you create those online assessments.Let me know which are your favorite tools. 

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship

Definition Of Digital Citzenship | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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”


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CERT's comment, May 8, 2013 3:41 AM
Unfortunately we find that what happens the most, especially in schools is that educators and administrators tend to shy away from this responsibility and limit their teaching to the way they have been taught, thus excluding all the elements that are now pronouncing us as digital citizens in a society.
Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:15 PM

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 .

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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.

Paula Silva's comment, March 4, 12:07 AM
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?
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.
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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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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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.
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Some simple hints to speed up your IPad a bit.

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Phil Fite - MET's comment, May 14, 2013 12:29 PM
I thought they were from a god and never were slow?
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5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

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These would be great to use for avatars.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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...

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Perhaps some ideas to use at the start of the new school year.

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Eva Maier's comment, May 6, 2013 3:26 PM
Thanks for sharing. The summer term is over here, might be useful next year :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 7, 2013 6:34 AM
Hi Eva, glad you liked the ideas; I did as well :-) Yes, for many term/semester time is ending but there will be summer teaching and before one knows it, a new academic year begins!
Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:52 PM

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.

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

"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."


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A list and links to the ever increasing number of tools that we can use to create infographics.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:09 PM

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. 

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it
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!
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Symbaloo provides an easy way to link to many resources.  This "Symbaloo" contains links to popular, well established tech sites that enhance education.

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Larry Huyser's curator insight, June 5, 2013 12:00 AM

Never have enough tools...