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Utilizing Technology as a tool to empower student learning
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Free Technology for Teachers: WikiTube Adds Videos to Wikipedia Entries

Free Technology for Teachers: WikiTube Adds Videos to Wikipedia Entries | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

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Videos: Great for visual learners :)

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Learning Mobile Learning - Felix Jacomino - Mobile Learning Experience 2013, Tucson, AZ

Learning Mobile Learning - Felix Jacomino - Mobile Learning Experience 2013, Tucson, AZ | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

5 years ago, our small school wanted to make sure its students’ learning was unparalleled....

 

Ignite Presentation at #mobile2013 http://mobile2013.org/


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Fishtree Education's comment, September 18, 2013 5:23 AM
Thanks for sharing!
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7 habits of highly effective teachers Always Prepped Blog

7 habits of highly effective teachers Always Prepped Blog | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:31 PM

Is this you?

Audrey's comment, August 30, 2013 8:38 AM
Definitely. Would agree 100%!!
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Technology speeds changes in teaching and learning - Petoskey News-Review

Technology speeds changes in teaching and learning - Petoskey News-Review | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Technology speeds changes in teaching and learning Petoskey News-Review She emphasized that education for the future is more about problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and mobility and less about memorizing...
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Great insight on learning using technology

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Are you a thought leader?

Are you a thought leader? | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Ask.com says that a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.
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anyone can be a leader, just have to work hard at it, use what you have learned and experience to make the right choices

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Teaching with Listening Tools & Apps

Find resources at http://bit.ly/ELTLINKs and here, http://pear.ly/ceiej

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Great apps to explore. Check them out ;0

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Top 10 #Augmented Reality iPhone Apps for #Education

Top 10 #Augmented Reality iPhone Apps for #Education | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality iPhone Apps for Education. The words Augmented Reality means enhanced or improved reality. It simply provides you with a better perspective of the world around you.

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edu On the GO!!!! :)

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Tamsyn Smith's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:20 AM

This ia a great range of apps that supplement the world around us or augment reality.

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Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe

Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy —“structural things” — that kept Levitt from her students.
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Advicate student learning

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Technology and Language Learning Pt 2

Technology and Language Learning Pt 2 | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Technology and Language Learning Part Two with Phil Keegan, Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, and featuring the second part of the interview with Nik Peachey.

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Amazing how technology cna help student with English as their second language

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:07 AM

The second part of my interview with Phil Kegan from Katherine & King's College of London. In this part we talk about a lot of different sites for supporting language learning.

Mack James's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:49 PM

Technology can assisst student who are English Language Learners (ELL)

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2012: A year in technology

2012: A year in technology | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Gizmag's look back at the technological highlights of 2012.
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It is amazing how fast technology is evolving. Hope to see the first human being to land on Mars :)

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Mack James's curator insight, January 2, 2013 12:50 AM

A back track of technologyn highlight of 2012

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Education Technology: Flipping the Classroom - Digital Book World

Education Technology: Flipping the Classroom - Digital Book World | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Education Technology: Flipping the Classroom
Digital Book World
From iPads in schools to e-textbooks, technology is making it possible for teachers to reinvent their profession.
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saving more trees  and utilizing technology to create a 21st century classroom

 

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


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Blogs are great to share new ideas

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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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Google Docs Voice Comments- GREAT

You can now give students voice feedback about their writing in Google Docs. This short video will show you how. You will need to teach students how to hit t...

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here is another way to encourage learning using technology

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Kleinspiration: 5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!

Kleinspiration: 5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom! | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

"Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start. I've found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved. Many potential issues can be resolved when they feel like they understand what is going on inside the classroom. As a parent, I know that my husband and I often feel the most uneasy when we don't know when an event is happening or how to help with an assignment. Therefore, as a teacher, I've searched for and tried out numerous tools to help be more proactive in the classroom to solve any issues before they evolve into problems. The feedback I've received from families has been overwhelmingly positive.  "


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Connecting with parents is one the key factors of student success

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Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The ... - TechCrunch

Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The ... - TechCrunch | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The ...
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great tools to get more out of your mobile technology. 

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Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ... - GeekWire

Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ... - GeekWire | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Bill Gates invests in program to help teachers discover and share education ...
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Gates is pretty keen on using technology and data to improve education for our children.
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data is KEY to better understanding of how to improve education for all students

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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10+ Apps for Student Creativity

Find resources at http://bit.ly/ELTLINKs

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Great resource

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3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology

3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I relish the days of summer because I am given the opportunity to learn, rethink, design, and fine tune my teaching with the hope of being able to inspire students and teachers in the...

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Great ideas here in encouraging learning :)

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:42 AM

This is a technology-based CT learning


meera vaidyanathan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 12:16 PM

How can we incorporate the tools mentioned here into tenmarks? That is, create a toolkit, allow teachers to create their own content or curate/organize the the content to their liking, and add a exploratory aspect for student users....

Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 6, 6:09 PM

Straight Forward, Simple Steps to Implement Technology - Under Tab EdTech

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Success Starts at the Top: Supporting a Mobile Learning Initiative

Success Starts at the Top: Supporting a Mobile Learning Initiative | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

Administrative support is the most important factor of a school's success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do's and don'ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more.

 

Felix Jacomino

is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida. St. Stephen's is a 1:1 iPad school for grades 1 through 5 and has received much attention in the educational technology community for being one of the very first elementary schools to embark on this mobile learning initiative. Felix's administrative position is two-fold at his school. He is the IT manager and the Educational Technology expert. The combination of his education degree and network engineering certifications allows him to drive both sides of what makes technology integration successful. Project based learning, Common Core Standards, and appropriate technology use are at the top of Felix's current interests.


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Administrative is an important backbone for a school to opperative effectively and efficiently to ensure student learning for all

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Chris Carter's comment, August 4, 2013 7:58 PM
Yes! It frustrates me at my weaker moments when I see just how many admins still still tech in term of hardware & software.
Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, August 15, 2013 12:28 AM

Registration for the Mobile Learning Expereince closes August 22. Don't miss your opportunity to attend.

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:58 AM

Mobil technology helps us learn more.

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Create online learning with 123ContactForm | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.


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Online learning (Creating tools to help the 21st century teachers)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:34 AM

This is my review of 123ContactForm. A great tool for creating online learning.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:36 AM

This is my review of 123ContactForm. A great tool for creating online learning.

Ailish Irvine's curator insight, Today, 8:29 AM

Tool to look out for.

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Wearable Tech Bracelet Brings You Smartphone Notifications

Wearable Tech Bracelet Brings You Smartphone Notifications | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Wearable tech fashion is dominating the headlines, with excitement brewing over Google Glass and potential smart watches by Apple and Samsung Tech giants aside, smaller companies are also entering the wearable tech space, including Embrace+, which...

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What will they come up next? Technology is becoming smaller and more advanced. Is it also environmentaly friendly?

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Teachers get schooled on using technology in the classroom – The ...

LAUSD Indian Education Program · Home · About Us · 2013 Indian Student Recognition ... Teachers get schooled on using technology in the classroom – The Eagle: Local News. Teachers get schooled on using technology in ...
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Your never to old to learn new technological tools for the classroom

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Technology and Language Learning Pt 2

Technology and Language Learning Pt 2 | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Technology and Language Learning Part Two with Phil Keegan, Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, and featuring the second part of the interview with Nik Peachey.

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Technology can assisst student who are English Language Learners (ELL)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 2013 11:07 AM

The second part of my interview with Phil Kegan from Katherine & King's College of London. In this part we talk about a lot of different sites for supporting language learning.

Mack James's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:04 PM

Amazing how technology cna help student with English as their second language

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.

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By learning how to use technology in the classroom properly, teachers can learn to integrate technology to its fullest and creating a 21st century lerning environment for our digital native students

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Elsa Mansfield's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:21 PM

Being purposeful about incorporating technology in our learning tasks will be vital to being an effective teacher. Students need to be taught how to use these tools and navigate the volume of information the internet presents. Using technology without direction and purpose can create problems and wastes tremendous potential.

it442's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:04 PM

Elsa Mansfield-This article talks about using technology to learn instead of learning how to use technology. Integration involves making technology a part of the everyday classroom, and using it to engage studetns with information or content. I like the idea of being very purposeful with employing technology in a variety of ways and incorporating technology in our learning tasks constantly.  Using technology without direction and purpose can create problems and wastes tremendous potential.

Courtney Abels's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:12 PM

I'm going to be busy!