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At one school district, the motto is BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology

At one school district, the motto is BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

iPhones, Nintendos and Kindles — devices synonymous with "fun" — are taking a new role in the classroom, thanks to a new trend in education called Bring Your Own Technology – or BYOT.
BYOT programs — like the one at Georgia’s Coal Mountain Elementary School — encourage students to bring in their own personal mobile technology — including iPads, Kindle Fires, netbooks — even gaming devices — to use during class.

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11 Awesome Apps for Students To Try On Their New Android Devices

11 Awesome Apps for Students To Try On Their New Android Devices | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
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Is It Really True? The 5 Best Fact-Checking Websites

Is It Really True? The 5 Best Fact-Checking Websites | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Fact checking has its origin in the early 20th century, when magazines began to verify statements made in non-fictional texts prior to publication. This practice increases credibility and trustworthiness of articles and documents.
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Coursera

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Courses from the top universities, for free.
Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.

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The social-scrapbook

This is a great free tool for creating scrapbooks. You can collect together text and images and arrange them on the page in any way you like. Great tool for class projects and assignments.


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Geek Comic for April 20th – A Contradicting Survey Result about Surveys - How-To Geek

Geek Comic for April 20th – A Contradicting Survey Result about Surveys - How-To Geek | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

As more and more people join the world of Twitter (460,000 signups per day), school parents and teachers are more commonplace on this global social media tool. According to a recent Pew Internet Study, 84% of all Twitter users are between the ages of 18-49. Why is this important to school officials? The age range includes the majority of our school parents.

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Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

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C4LPT is a free resource site on the use of new (particularly social) technologies for learning and performance. It is now one of the world’s most visited learning sites on the Web, with over 100,000 visits every month. 

 

Key resources available here include:

- Directory of Learning & Performance Tools – which contains a list of over 2,000 software tools

- Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 – 5th annual survey of tools, and list compiled from contributions of over 500 learning professionals worldwide.

The Social Learning Centre (SLC) is a C4LPT sister site that offers a number of ways to find out more about how to use social media for learning as well as for collaborative working and learning.

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UNESCO to release research into mobile learning initiatives, policies and teacher development

UNESCO to release research into mobile learning initiatives, policies and teacher development | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Over the coming weeks UNESCO, in partnership with Nokia, will launch its Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning with the release of a set of twelve papers reviewing mobile learning initiatives, implications for ICT in education policies and how mobile technologies support teacher development. The papers will be released according to regions of the world.

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Google Apps Education Training Center

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This is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context.

Access to a Google Apps Education account is strongly recommended so that you can experiment and apply what you learn.

 

There are six modules of training content available. Each module has several chapters with many lessons. After reviewing the entire training course, an individual will have a solid understanding of all the products in the Google Apps suite. Learning objectives include:

-Customize Google Apps for your school
-Organize your email more effectively
-Create shared calendars for your school
-Collaborate with others, online, on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
-Deliver and collect surveys, quizzes, and feedback
-Develop a media-rich website without looking at code
-Set-up an internal video portal just for your school

 

You can read through the entire course at your own pace. Each chapter will take from 10 to 20 minutes to complete. 

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90+ Videos for Technology & Media Literacy

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Are you looking for videos to use for presentations and lessons related to technology and media literacy? If so, this wiki may lead you to some great resources. The videos are divided into the following categories: 

* Conversation Starters

* 21st Century Learning

* Copyright, Copyleft & Remix/Mashup Culture

* Influence of Media on Society

* History of Technology & Media

* Social Networks & Identity

* Mashups, Stop Motion, Animation & Short Films

* Public Service Announcements & Political Messages

* Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

* Documentaries

The site does state that "these videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use." 


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Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets

Future U: Classroom tech doesn't mean handing out tablets | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Andre Chinn, instructional technology coordinator for the university's School of Journalism and Communications, does not believe that data-over-knowledge imbalance is a continuing trend. He believes that we are starting to clear a kind of "wow hump" in technology. He is seeing an emphasis on teaching process, not tools.

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Google Digital Literacy Tour — iKeepSafe

Google Digital Literacy Tour — iKeepSafe | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

iKeepSafe is dedicated to the education of families on how to stay safe online. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Google to develop curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.

 

The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. Each workshop contains a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation.

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Five great sites for finding web 2.0 tools « History Tech

Five great sites for finding web 2.0 tools « History Tech | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Five great sites for finding web 2.0 tools. April 19, 2012 by glennw. We all can sometimes get in a rut. Ruts can make us feel comfortable. We use the same book, the same video, the same lesson plan, the same activities, the same tools.


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Sign Up For A Free Computing Course

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Udacity is a web-based college/university that offers free courses in various computer-related subjects. Courses typically last 7 weeks, and you can follow at your own pace in your own time. At the end of the course there's an exam, so that you can be awarded a grade.

The courses are free to access, and cover a variety of topics, with more due to be added soon.

Check out www.udacity.com to find out more.

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Equity Game: A Mobile-Driven Experiential Activity

Lovely use of QR codes in this game. Simple yet efficient. Will defintely try it out!!

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Pocket Album: Create and print a pocket-sized photo album.

Pocket Album: Create and print a pocket-sized photo album. | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Create and print a pocket-sized photo album. Choose photos for you pocket album from Flickr/facebook or upload them directly from your computer. Print it out, fold it up, and share the love with family and friends.

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Pinball - Tools for Organizing Ideas

Pinball - Tools for Organizing Ideas | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Pinball is a suite of fun tools from the BBC for organizing ideas and generating new ideas. In Pinball you will find tools for creating mindmaps, outlines, and simple slideshows. Pinball also has tools to help you brainstorm and generate new ideas. Each one of the six Pinball tools provides options for including text and images in your mindmaps, outlines, and slideshows.

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Pinnion App for Polling Students in the Classroom via Websites & Mobile

Pinnion App for Polling Students in the Classroom via Websites & Mobile | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Free unlimited questions and responses for teachers and educators who want to bring online quizzes or smartphone trivia into the classroom.

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25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms | Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) represents the best things about the Internet … and sometimes the world, for that matter. With the click of a button you can be inspired, educated, encouraged, wowed, or entertained by speakers from all walks of life.


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How To Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle for Free

How To Check Out Library Books on Your Kindle for Free | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Thousands of libraries across the United States offer digital lending for Kindle devices. Read on to see how you can enjoy the benefits of free library books on your Kindle. Just like you can check out physical books from your local library, at over 11,000 public libraries you can also check out ebooks for use on your Kindle. It’s simple, free, and best of all there’s no risk of late fees because the digital books simply expire the day they are due.

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How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning | Edudemic

How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning | Edudemic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a newbie wondering the above questions or a talented tweeter, there are always new and exciting ways to use Twitter.

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