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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom? How about Google Docs? Prezi? Throughout my nine years in ...
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Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?

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Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 9, 6:20 PM

 'In the end, learning is a student responsibility and teaching is about inviting students into an environment where this can happen.'

Daniel C. Renson's curator insight, September 10, 2:38 AM

and what about the large interactive board?

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After you leave the classroom go to http://Charlesjuarez.net and look for a good home to buy....

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Time to get up-to-speed with technology!

Time to get up-to-speed with technology! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
This post was written by Kelly Connolly-Hickey, a ClassDojo Thought Partner






When I started teaching at my high school twelve years ago, we had to fill in bubbles on forms to take attendance, complete progress reports, and complete report cards. Today, we have one integrated web-based system for such student records. Implementing technology previously meant incorporating a laser disk player or displaying a presentation on a small TV. Now, most classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, or are even 1:1. Certainly technology has made teaching easier in some aspects.


Here are my favorite apps and sites that can enhance teaching:





1. ClassDojo: ClassDojo is available on the web and as an app for iOS and Android. ClassDojo allows me to record student behaviors (which are customizable) in real time. Students and parents can either log in to the website or download the app to track student behavior. I can generate individual or class reports to share, and even more exciting, I can instantly message with parents!


 2. Easybib: Easybib is my go-to site for students working on a research paper or project to aggregate and properly cite their sources - essential to avoiding plagiarism. It also features an Educator’s Portal, which has free lesson plans, flyers, citation guides, and more.


3. Google Products: Where to begin…Google seems to have a product or app for everything! Many Google products can enhance teaching and learning:



Chrome is the browser my students and I use. I find it the most powerful and it is extremely user-friendly. 




Google is the most popular search engine in the US. There are so many useful features that my students love exploring. 








Google Books allows users to search for books. If the book is out of copyright or if Google has obtained permission, users may see a preview or the entire text. If the book is in the public domain, users can download a PDF copy.








Google Calendar allows you to create a schedule that can be shared with colleagues and students! This is also a great tool for teaching organization and time-management. 








Google Drive has changed the way students and I share information and work. We are collaborating more than ever. With a suite of products that rival Microsoft Office, students can create documents and projects and then share them with others. I often create documents for class notes and save them on Drive so they are easily accessible for all my classes and easy to print out for students with IEPs. 






Gmail: My school uses a customized form of Gmail as our official email. I require all of my 12th graders to create an address suitable for contact with teachers and colleagues, and I encourage my 9th graders to do the same. Gmail is widely used and highly customizable, with filters, tabs, and a powerful advanced search feature.  





4. YouTube: Students, from preschoolers to high schoolers, love activities involving YouTube. Common Core Standards require close reading of texts and analysis of video; I’ve been using YouTube clips to introduce topics. I create a list of questions based on the clip and students are responsible for answering the questions as we watch. They are interested and engaged, actively seeking answers. Active watching with YouTube is a lot more interesting than a presentation, for both the students and me.


5. Wikispaces: I maintain two class websites on Wikispaces - one for my AP English Language and Composition students, and another for my 9th and 12th grade Regents classes. It’s free for educators and students and is very user-friendly! Keeping up this website is great for teaching responsibility for students who need to find a handout or any other assignment they might be missing. 


What do you use to enhance teaching?
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Terri Rice's curator insight, September 1, 1:24 PM

Time for many of us to discover what all is available for our use to enhance our work wherever that is. this list is just a start.

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
In the 1800's, students sat in a classroom, listened to a teacher and took tests. In 2014, students do exactly the same thing, with maybe the addition of a pocket calculator and some slides. Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers.  Why not education, arguably one of the…
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Are We Addicted to Technology?

Are We Addicted to Technology? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Can't put down your device? Obsessing over social media? You may want to dig in to this playlist of videos and resources to help us all reflect on our relationship with technology.
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Webinar - Digging deeper with Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Technology (Aug. 26 - 8pm EST)

Webinar - Digging deeper with Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Technology (Aug. 26 - 8pm EST) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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How Much Technology in the Classroom Should Be Allowed? Is too Much a Bad Thing? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Much Technology in the Classroom Should Be Allowed? Is too Much a Bad Thing? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Examine what technologies are proposed for the classroom environment, where they come from, and what their effects are on the students.
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10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your teaching life.
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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, July 15, 12:46 AM

Hey friends, this is a really interesting article! The ten signs that you are a tech-savvy teacher suggests that upcoming teachers should be well versed with twenty-first century skills, they should be themselves intrinsically motivated, and they should be without the inhibition to share tips and stuff on learning topics to one and all, and that includes even those whom they do not know! Collaboration should be high on the list of priorities for the successful teacher of the twenty-first century! 

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The Future of Web and Technology (Infographic)

The Future of Web and Technology (Infographic) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Envisioned by W3C consortium, "Web on Everything" is one of the goals of "One Web". (Open Standards, Open Web Platform, Web on Everything) This infographic could extend the topic by showing how tec...
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Disruptive Forces that are Shaping the Future of Technology

Disruptive Forces that are Shaping the Future of Technology | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it