1. Technology integration is about more than TOOLS. 2. Tech tools come and go, so focus on mastering the FUNCTIONALITY to support 21st century learning goals: the 4Cs. 3. Search, Save, Share Cycle 4. Technology integration requires you to embrace LEARNING. 5. Roll with it
Google in Education have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17 but certain lessons could be used for younger ages). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like:
YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens
They hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity.
The introduction of iPads has engaged and enthused staff and learners. Whether teachers have access to one or thirty iPads they can make learning multi-dimensional, enabling students to move from effective research, to improving their presentation skills, and (most important of all) creating. With apps to cover every area of Bloom's Taxonomy iPads are helping to develop workplace skills. Kelda Richards Lead Practitioner for Media Rich Learning Isca College of Media Arts Exeter (Apple Regional Training Centre)
Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow. This is the first in a series of six blogs that she's writing on iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide ) Google Documents is part of Google Drive and anything you create on Google Docs will automatically be saved in your Google Drive account.
One of the things I like the most about iPad is its ability to support all the major e-reader platforms. Its interactivity and audio capabilities have even added a new dimension to read alouds and bedtime stories, making it an ideal device for digital storytelling. And since Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a List of The Best Digital Storytelling Tools ( web and desktop version ) then we deem it equally important to provide another list of such tools but this time for the iPad.
free apps that are incredible for creating digital stories, reading stories, and interacting with stories. These apps are incredibly engaging and meet the needs of our diverse learners. They allow learners to interact with the plot, characters, and even design of the story. They also support multiple learning styles because they are visual, have sound, and animation. Students can even begin to craft their own stories using their voices, drawings, images, videos, and so much more!
YouTube.com/Teachers was created to show teachers how to use these videos to educate, engage and inspire their students. YouTube.com/Teachers is part of YouTube's larger educational initiative, YouTube EDU.
ThingLink Education...ThingLink interactive images help students develop 21st century skills and enrich their enthusiasm for learning. Teachers can use ThingLink images as interactive learning modules (ILMs) that activate and inspire students with creative and effective learning experiences.
Their Basic (free) account provides teachers and students with the ability to store and tag 50 images at ThingLink.com.
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