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Start Using QR Codes In Your Classroom. Here's How.

Start Using QR Codes In Your Classroom. Here's How. | educational tecnology | Scoop.it
I'll admit QR codes were a bit of a mystery to me until recently. I've seen the funny little codes in magazines and advertisements, and I understood that if you had an app on your phone you could scan them and get...somewhere.

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12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event

12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event | educational tecnology | Scoop.it

"Whether you are hosting an event such as a fund-raiser or a conference, or you are signed up to attend one, Twitter can help you to expand the event’s reach, grow your organization’s audience and connect with potential collaborators or partners. One effective technique is to take advantage of Twitter’s viral power during an event or conference — your own or someone else’s. Here’s a 12-step guide on how to live-tweet an event."


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Tablets Trump Laptops in High School Classrooms

Tablets Trump Laptops in High School Classrooms | educational tecnology | Scoop.it

"During its quarterly earnings call on July 24, Apple announced that it sold 500,000 MacBook laptops to schools during the previous quarter—an all-time high for the tech company. It also announced that it had sold 1 million iPads to high schools and colleges, doubling its iPad sales to schools during the same quarter a year ago."


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Infographic: The 21 Signs you are A 21st Century Teacher

Infographic: The 21 Signs you are A 21st Century Teacher | educational tecnology | Scoop.it

"Teaching in the 21st century is definitely not an easy task. Students are digitally focused and have more free access to information challenging thus the traditional prototypic picture of the teacher as the knowledge instigator. Engagement is also another serious issue that makes educating such kind of students a real nightmare. It takes so much creativity, originality, and novelty from the part of teachers to get students motivated and engaged."


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Free Technology for Teachers: MyHistro - A Timeline and Mapping Tool in One

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What Can Angry Birds Teach Us About Universal Design for Instruction?

What Can Angry Birds Teach Us About Universal Design for Instruction? | educational tecnology | Scoop.it

"For those of us who have played Angry Birds, it is no secret that the game can be addicting. You start a level and an hour later you look up as if no time has passed... Angry Birds is so fun to play because it helps develop our meta-cognitive skills. Throughout playing Angry Birds, one must pay attention to the strategies being employed, adjust one’s play as needed to achieve certain goals and objectives, and transfer what you have learned about a bird’s capabilities several levels ago to the current level. In short, Angry Birds is a powerful metaphor for learning."


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Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want

Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want | educational tecnology | Scoop.it

"Today as I was goign through my feeds I came across this awesome infographic from PBS Learning Media and which was featured in one of the posts on edtech magazine. The infographic is a survey that investigates and provides interesting facts about how teachers embrace technology in their learning and teaching."


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