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Good (or Bad) Teaching Checklist | Saide Blog

Good (or Bad) Teaching Checklist | Saide Blog | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

I recently read an article by Marc Rosenberg where he reflected on his time at school and university in preparation for the start of the school year in the USA. He explored the nightmare learning experiences as well as the greatest learning experiences and suggested turning these into a checklist of sorts to evaluate courses or programmes. So have a look at the list below and see where your courses would be situated:

 
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A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

A Powerful App For Every Level Of Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Bloom's Taxonomy has been steadily increasing its presence in my everyday reads lately.

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ClassBadges

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ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 2014 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic

9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The beginning of the school year for many teachers includes something that many are grumbling about. Maybe it's time to try online professional development?
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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

What Is Successful Technology Integration? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Seamless integration is when students are not only using technology daily, but have access to a variety of tools that match the task at hand and provide them the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of content.

 


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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:57 AM

A deeper understanding and learning through technology

natalia_walchli's curator insight, August 2, 2015 10:04 PM

Good article with some great advice.

Sandy Owens's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:03 PM

Integration is at its best when a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool.

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Fundamentals of Google Docs Online Course

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ALISON Free Online Courses: Fundamentals of Google Docs

 

Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. 


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M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:34 AM

Getting the basics of Google docs

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:08 AM

Great resource to get started using the free office suite available to everyone!!

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:01 PM

Looks good at first blush.

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The Beginner's Guide To The iPad And iOS 7 - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To The iPad And iOS 7 - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
In the following videos, I attempted to build a guide to the iPad that walks you through how the iPad works using the not-yet-available operating system iOS 7.
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How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Implementing a BYOD classroom can (and should) take quite a bit of time. That is, of course, if you want it to succeed. Here are some tips to know.
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School Systems Blog - 10 Real-life Examples of Social Media for Education

School Systems Blog - 10 Real-life Examples of Social Media for Education | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
10 Real-life Examples of Social Media for Education http://t.co/Co9U2fz2WA http://t.co/YPeJgnJj1R
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Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education | Atomic Learning Blogs

Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education | Atomic Learning Blogs | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
We found this infographic on the K12 Education Technology website and thought we'd share. According to this data highlighted by Australian-based online course company Open Colleges, mobile technology is definitely finding its place in education.
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How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Implementing a BYOD classroom can (and should) take quite a bit of time. That is, of course, if you want it to succeed. Here are some tips to know.
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Using Instagram For Learning To Document Abstract Ideas

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Using Instagram For Learning To Document Abstract Ideas
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A Must Have Google Hangout Tip Sheet

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Google Plus hangout is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. There are several ways hangouts can be used in your class. For instance, you can use them to create a group discussion with your students around a given topic. You can also use them to watch YouTube videos together to spark a discussion. Language teachers can use them to practice using new vocabulary, phrases, and communicational functions.

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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

"Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.

What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education."


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New Currency for Professional Credentials: Openness #OpenBadgesMOOC

New Currency for Professional Credentials: Openness #OpenBadgesMOOC | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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50 best Android apps for kids from 2013

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From Disney to Toca Boca, maths to Despicable Me, The Dandy to Minecraft videos: this year's pick of the best children's apps on Google Play. By Stuart Dredge

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Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo

Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Online database of group games & activities. Dozens of ice-breakers, get-to-know-you games, energisers, name games, trust exercises & group problem-solving / teambuilding initiatives. Ideal for teachers, corporate trainers & program leaders.

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Daniel Weber's curator insight, October 18, 2015 8:11 PM

I chose this resource because the site offers a wide variety of team building activities that are accessible to any workplace.  I hope to apply some of these activities to my workplace to help build relationships among staff members.

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Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote

Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Evernote is a tool whose functionality seems endless.
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Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms

Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

From classroom pop quizzes to RSVPs for your family reunion, you can use Google Forms in tons of different ways -- which is why it's important to be able to customize each form to fit your needs. Starting today, you’ll be able to take advantage of four new features to create your perfect form: progress bars, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages. 

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45+ Teacher Recommended Educational Apps : Teacher Reboot Camp

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Educators are beginning to see the potential of using mobile devices and apps for ongoing professional development as well as to improve literacy and cognitive development for learners. Apps are equipped with several features that motivate learners to create stories, presentations, and projects that are hands-on and use their creativity as well as their critical thinking skills. Once an app is downloaded, many features can be accessed without an Internet connection. Educators can also use various apps at conferences to connect with other educators or capture a presentation.

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11 Free Tools To Annotate PDF Documents For iPhone And iPad

11 Free Tools To Annotate PDF Documents For iPhone And iPad | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
In this post, we have collected 11 free tools that will let you annotate you PDF document.
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African mobile learning market to see world’s highest growth

African mobile learning market to see world’s highest growth | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the Mobile Learning market in Africa is 38.9%, the highest in the world, according to a new report by Ambient Insight.
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Smartphones in the Classroom? Sure, With These Top Apps for Each Subject

Smartphones in the Classroom? Sure, With These Top Apps for Each Subject | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

  Whether teachers like it or not, students are going to use cell phones in their classrooms. A University of New Hampshire studyrevealed that 65 percent of surveyed stude...

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10 Do’s and Don’ts of BYOD on School Wireless Networks

10 Do’s and Don’ts of BYOD on School Wireless Networks | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Before you get started with BYOD, check out these Do’s and Don’ts of implementing BYOD on school wireless networks.
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