Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.
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This is a great new game from Google which helps students develop their vocabulary through spelling and pronunciation. Using Chrome, students can actually speak to the computer and listen to the pronunciation of the words as they build a word tower. They can even listen to a speaking dictionary telling them what the words mean. This should get your students working autonomously to develop their own vocabulary and if they sign in they can track and share their results.
Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on …
What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?
iPads are still the standard but other platforms are making headway. That should be fun to watch over the next 3-5 years.
Educators are getting better at spotting crap edtech, but waste still abounds. There are even some educators who are against technology in the classroom at all.
Schools are getting better at thinking tech-first (not in terms of priority, but design). But they are still struggling to meaningfully integrate edtech at the learning model and curriculum level.
Apps are getting downright brilliant in spots, but in-app purchasing? That’s getting a bit out of hand, isn’t it? And something has to be done about all of the usernames and passwords.
Below are 30 entirely subjective but hopefully somewhere close to reality takes on what’s trending up and what’s trending down in education and education technology for 2015 and beyond. A handful of these aren’t pure edtech items, but it’s all part of the same ecosystem yes?
Note that this list isn’t an endorsement–meaning this isn’t necessarily the way I think things should be, but rather what they seem to be–at least from my vantage point, right here, right now. Ask me again in August.
What’s trending up, what’s trending down, and what’s in that awkward middle ground of education and education technology? Below are 30 guesses.
The days of talking at students are finally over. I recall many a college class filled to the brim with students feverishly taking down notes, as our professor talked at us.
Sounds familiar? Probably.
Recently, I finished my Masters degree in what was a new environment for me: blended classes. The experience allowed me to further communicate with my colleagues and classmates in a manner that I hadn't been accustomed to. Instead of reading each other's notes and organizing study groups, we were posting in wikis and responding to discussion board posts. Instead of learning focused on facts and statistics that we needed to figure out how to memorize, our learning was focused on what we could do with the information presented.
I left this experience determined to bring the concept to my classroom, and due to the Common Core's adoption, we all need to embrace this concept. The fact is that the average American is using technology which is not only above what we in education generally use to teach, but this same technology is banned from our schools to prevent students from using it inappropriately. It's our job as educators to embrace this technology and navigate our students through it. Districts have already begun to explore blended instructional models, so to help ease any tension, here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin adopting these new teaching methods.
Interesante mapa en el que se muestra las herramientas de aprendizaje más utilizadas en el Aula del Siglo 21. Por eso es que se habla de herramientas blandas. Son recursos líquidos diseñados para realizar una o múltiples funciones. Son utilizadados en cualquier lugar, en cualquier momento y desde cualquier dispositivo conectado a la web.
El sistema educativo NO debe utilizarlas para enseñar su funcionamiento instrumental, sino para que los usuarios aprendan destrezas de programación en donde se configura el pensamiento cognitivo que vincula los recursos con el mundo en el que viven.
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Having a digital classroom means a few different things: 1. You have less stacks of paper 2. It is (generally) easier to keep track of student work 3. “The dog ate my homework” isn’t a viable excuse anymore 4. Note taking needs to take a new form 5. You need another method of sharing work …