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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

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Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Technology use is the first step.  Technology integration is the opportunity to combine technology with pedagogy.  Technology infusion is the process of using technology as a tool for learning, thinking, and problem solving.

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Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

"Composing a story from scratch comes naturally to some people. For the rest of us creating a story from scratch can be a struggle. Over the years I’ve found that using pictures helps a lot of students get started on crafting stories."


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If you are looking for some great tools that will provide inspiration for learners to write stories check out this post by Richard Byrne. He provides ten tools that you may find useful.

The first section has two tools that help learners create collages, Canva,  PicCollage (Android and iPad app), and  PicMonkey (browser based). He also suggests using ThingLink as a tool for learners to enhance their collage (and links to a tutorial).

The second section looks at "threading images into stories." Thematic allows you to upload images and display up to twenty in a story with one line of text for each image. Storehouse is a free iPad app that allows you to use images and video and arrange them with a line of text above or below the image or video clip. Adobe Slate is a free iPad app that also allows you to create stories and has more features than Storehouse.

The final section looks at creating picture books and suggest My Storybook (web based), Picture Book Maker (web based) and Little Story Creator (free iPad app).

Each of these tools is described in more detail in the post. As this school year draws to a close your class might enjoy using one of these tools to create a story about what they have learned this year.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 2, 2015 6:23 AM

If you are looking for some great tools that will provide inspiration for learners to write stories check out this post by Richard Byrne. He provides ten tools that you may find useful.

The first section has two tools that help learners create collages, CanvaPicCollage (Android and iPad app), and  PicMonkey (browser based). He also suggests using ThingLink as a tool for learners to enhance their collage (and links to a tutorial).

The second section looks at "threading images into stories." Thematic allows you to upload images and display up to twenty in a story with one line of text for each image. Storehouse is a free iPad app that allows you to use images and video and arrange them with a line of text above or below the image or video clip. Adobe Slate is a free iPad app that also allows you to create stories and has more features than Storehouse.

The final section looks at creating picture books and suggest My Storybook (web based), Picture Book Maker (web based) and Little Story Creator (free iPad app).

Each of these tools is described in more detail in the post. As this school year draws to a close your class might enjoy using one of these tools to create a story about what they have learned this year.

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Tips for Keeping up with Technology Using Twitter

Tips for Keeping up with Technology Using Twitter | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

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Check out this great visual by Sylvia Duckworth that provides 11 tips on how to use Twitter to help you keep up with the ever changing world of technology! Below are her first three tips.

1. Don't try to keep up with everything. You can't. Nobody can.

2. Use social media to keep up with trends.

3. Grow you PLN and learn from them.

Twitter can be a great tool to use for yourself, or with your students. These 11 tips may help you determine ways to make Twitter more manageable.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 2015 5:45 AM

Check out this great visual by Sylvia Duckworth that provides 11 tips on how to use Twitter to help you keep up with the ever changing world of technology! Below are her first three tips.

1. Don't try to keep up with everything. You can't. Nobody can.

2. Use social media to keep up with trends.

3. Grow you PLN and learn from them.

Twitter can be a great tool to use for yourself, or with your students. These 11 tips may help you determine ways to make Twitter more manageable.

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:44 AM

Check out this great visual by Sylvia Duckworth that provides 11 tips on how to use Twitter to help you keep up with the ever changing world of technology! Below are her first three tips.

1. Don't try to keep up with everything. You can't. Nobody can.

2. Use social media to keep up with trends.

3. Grow you PLN and learn from them.

Twitter can be a great tool to use for yourself, or with your students. These 11 tips may help you determine ways to make Twitter more manageable.

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
Every so often a tool is created that is so different and so unbelievably useful that it actually changes the way society functions. First came the spork – it scooped and punctured at the same time. Then came the remote control – you could watch TV and maneuver drones with a single click. Next was …

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PowToon allows learners to create animations...and they recently released a new version, Simple Mode, that makes it easier to use. Click through to the post to learn all the details.

You may also be able to get a free account with PowToon if you are an educator. They are giving away $10 million dolllars worth of free accounts. For information on this go to this link.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 17, 2015 8:42 AM

PowToon allows learners to create animations...and they recently released a new version, Simple Mode, that makes it easier to use. Click through to the post to learn all the details.

You may also be able to get a free account with PowToon if you are an educator. They are giving away $10 million dolllars worth of free accounts. For information on this go to this link.

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Teaching With YouTube

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th

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Frances's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:42 AM

Multiple ways to represent info and idea; to ask qs; to stimulate engagement

Charlotte Assomo's curator insight, March 9, 2014 6:33 AM

An amazing collection of tools that allow you to add a range of learning tools to existing videos.

Leslie Minton's curator insight, March 29, 5:05 PM

This post not only provides 8 interactive video tools it also a section on "Reviews and Guides for Interactive Video Tools" and "Sources and Ideas for Using Videos in the Classroom."
The 8 video tools are shared as video clips (via YouTube) and include:

* Zaption

* TED-Ed Website Tour

* How to use Vialogues

* Using Metta.io

* Add Questions and Quizzes to YouTube Videos!

* VideoNot.es: Improving How We Learn with Online Videos

* eduCanon

* Huzzaz

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The 8 Learning Styles: Which One Works for You?

The 8 Learning Styles: Which One Works for You? | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

In this quick guide, we cover the eight different learning styles, which is based on psychologist Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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Monica Lamelas's insight:

Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

more...
Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 2015 9:18 PM

Technology use is the first step.  Technology integration is the opportunity to combine technology with pedagogy.  Technology infusion is the process of using technology as a tool for learning, thinking, and problem solving.

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Here's What Scientists Aren't Telling Us About Learning

Here's What Scientists Aren't Telling Us About Learning | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
It's rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching hab

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Research continues to learn more about how we learn, but it is not always easy to find. This post, by informEd, provides 10 suggestions based on current research, and each is discussed in more detail in the post. Below are three of the findings.

* To learn quickly, don't concentrate so hard. Over thinking can make it harder to learn.

* It matters what your learning environment looks like. Did you know that physical characteristics, "such as air quality, colour, and light" can together impact the learning process of primary students by as much as 16% in a single year."

* Understanding a student's learning process occupies the same space in the brain as practicing empathy. I suspect we have all experienced frustration when working with students, but to provide feedback that will help them empathy also plays a role.

This post provides seven additional insights that may make a difference in your classroom. Click through to learn more about research on how we learn.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, August 3, 2015 8:26 PM

Um pouco de ciência para enriquecer as estratégias de aprendizagem de adultos. #avancee 

Katie Catania's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:09 AM

Research continues to learn more about how we learn, but it is not always easy to find. This post, by informEd, provides 10 suggestions based on current research, and each is discussed in more detail in the post. Below are three of the findings.

* To learn quickly, don't concentrate so hard. Over thinking can make it harder to learn.

* It matters what your learning environment looks like. Did you know that physical characteristics, "such as air quality, colour, and light" can together impact the learning process of primary students by as much as 16% in a single year."

* Understanding a student's learning process occupies the same space in the brain as practicing empathy. I suspect we have all experienced frustration when working with students, but to provide feedback that will help them empathy also plays a role.

This post provides seven additional insights that may make a difference in your classroom. Click through to learn more about research on how we learn.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 5:26 AM

EDUCATION. Or not MATTERs as the out coming results are REAL!

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

"The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. "


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The American Association of School Librarians shares their top websites for 2015 in this post. The websites are in six areas:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Storytelling

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As always you will find great new tools and they provide a brief explanation as well as a suggestion of grade levels. A few that you may want to check out are listed below.

* Tackk allows you to create web pages quickly, and is free!

* My Storybook allows students to create online books and would be great to use with younger students.

* FlipQuiz allows you create game-style quizzes

This is just a few of their recommendations. Take some time to check out this new list, and find one or two new tools to use with your learners this year!

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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, July 23, 2015 4:05 PM
A comprehensive list of great tools and they are free!
Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 3:37 AM

The American Association of School Librarians shares their top websites for 2015 in this post. The websites are in six areas:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Storytelling

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As always you will find great new tools and they provide a brief explanation as well as a suggestion of grade levels. A few that you may want to check out are listed below.

* Tackk allows you to create web pages quickly, and is free!

* My Storybook allows students to create online books and would be great to use with younger students.

* FlipQuiz allows you create game-style quizzes

This is just a few of their recommendations. Take some time to check out this new list, and find one or two new tools to use with your learners this year!

Katie Catania's curator insight, August 5, 2015 9:08 AM

The American Association of School Librarians shares their top websites for 2015 in this post. The websites are in six areas:

* Media Sharing

* Digital Storytelling

* Manage & Organize

* Social Networking & Communication

* Content Resources

* Curriculum Collaboration

As always you will find great new tools and they provide a brief explanation as well as a suggestion of grade levels. A few that you may want to check out are listed below.

* Tackk allows you to create web pages quickly, and is free!

* My Storybook allows students to create online books and would be great to use with younger students.

* FlipQuiz allows you create game-style quizzes

This is just a few of their recommendations. Take some time to check out this new list, and find one or two new tools to use with your learners this year!

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Top 10 eLearning Activities | Integration and T...

Top 10 eLearning Activities | Integration and T... | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

Wondering how to build Online Learning Communities? Check this article to discover 10 Top eLearning activities you can employ. | Integration and Teaching: Ed Tech


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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

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Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa's curator insight, May 1, 2015 3:01 PM

#HerramientasTiC

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:08 AM

I would like to prove it with myself.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 5:10 AM

There is a difference in learning and sharing, we can share some things we are not able to learn. As slaves couldn't read words but they taught the ways of their lives required to be lived instead! As grandma would say having all the book sense with no good common sense don't amount to nothing. Knowing how go read a book about how to change a light bulb but having no good common sense on how to perform it makes you a person with plenty of book sense sitting on the dark at night because you don't have the good common sense on how to do what the book said. Grandma and them had a way about telling the truth as it was said if you don't want to know the truth Grandma and them style don't ask them! Learning comes in different ways not all work the same! Don't judge another because they learn differently but always remember 

what doesn't work for you just might work fine for another! 

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MOOCs – question on purpose, quality, student retention, feedback, etc. | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

MOOCs – question on purpose, quality, student retention, feedback, etc. | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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A great summary of how the different learning theories and theorists relate to eachother and fit together. Would be a good conversation starter with a training team about the desired and actual pedagogy of some of the training that is currently offered.

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Teaching & Learning Style Comparison « rossparker.org

Teaching & Learning Style Comparison « rossparker.org | Explorations in Tech and Learning | Scoop.it

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This will help us as we transition from a primarily face-to-face training service to providing more online options for our students.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:58 PM

Check out this infographic that explores the difference between traditional teaching and learning, and contemporary teaching and learning. Where is your classroom in this continuum...and where to you think teaching and learning will be 10 years from now?

Darren Smith's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:43 PM

I love this!

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Hi Monica. Thank you for following my topic and welcome to Scoop.it. It looks like you are off to a great start. My advice for all new curators is to create a tagging system and tag all posts. It helps you find your old posts, it helps your visitors, and Scoop.it will reward you with a high score. Good luck.