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Educational Technology Guy: Helping Educators Get Started with Educational Technology

Educational Technology Guy: Helping Educators Get Started with Educational Technology | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it

"Many teachers are afraid of new technology, set in their ways, or just overwhelmed with what is out there. Those of us that use educational technology on a regular basis need to help them use it based on their needs."

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Free Technology for Teachers: ShareDrop Offers Any Easy Way to Transfer Files Between Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: ShareDrop Offers Any Easy Way to Transfer Files Between Devices | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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NowComment for Educational Use - NowComment.com

NowComment for Educational Use - NowComment.com | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
NOWCOMMENT - Turning Documents into Conversations®
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You should know these - Imgur

You should know these - Imgur | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world
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this is interesting in the way you create your message for students, or students explain their premise and understanding to you.  Still images  or video is imported and and voice over to explain purpose or meaning allow for the message to be communicated both visually and verbally.

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 29, 6:27 AM

this is interesting in the way you create your message for students, or students explain their premise and understanding to you.  Still images  or video is imported and and voice over to explain purpose or meaning allow for the message to be communicated both visually and verbally.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it

Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the upcoming class by asking them to think about the topic...

 

 

The instructor is now ready to adjust the classroom activities or lesson flow, and improvise if necessary. The flow is pretty much predetermined, but the words used in class will arise from the student responses and, most importantly, will be influenced by the feedback from the live class.

 

Typically, the live class is shown a representative set of responses, and the authors of the responses are invited to comment and elaborate. The rest of the class is encouraged to challenge and suggest alternatives. Properly handled, this can be a teaching opportunity that goes beyond the course content.

 

Students have an opportunity to practice critical thinking and communication skills. The course content is enriched because the wording actually comes from the live class, which makes the lesson fresh and interesting to the students.

 

 


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this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 20, 2:10 AM

I like the way the JiT is presented and arguments listed, I especially appreciate the guidelines to justifying such approach.

tom jackson's curator insight, March 21, 5:07 AM

this method requires instructor time up front to read and evaluate student prior knowledge and understanding, but you'll get it back in less reteaching as you tailor instruction to an appropriate level, Engagement may be higher and improved outcomes

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20 video project ideas to engage students | Ditch That Textbook

20 video project ideas to engage students | Ditch That Textbook | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.
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video created by students = powerful assessment of knowledge. many are familiar with modalities of learning and that providing a challenge tat is achievable, yet still a challenge is a great way to engage students in learning.  Think about gamers who are playing for hours at a time, they basically are scaffolded by carefully crafted levels of challenge, and as they master a level are faced with a slightly different or new higher level challenge.  When students are allowed to create video of their study and knowledge similar wonderful things happen 1) they vicariously learn new content and video skills from their peers work, 2) they are challenged to develop their output in a form that is clarified and richer.  

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video created by students = powerful assessment of knowledge. many are familiar with modalities of learning and that providing a challenge tat is achievable, yet still a challenge is a great way to engage students in learning. Think about gamers who are playing for hours at a time, they basically are scaffolded by carefully crafted levels of challenge, and as they master a level are faced with a slightly different or new higher level challenge. When students are allowed to create video of their study and knowledge similar wonderful things happen 1) they vicariously learn new content and video skills from their peers work, 2) they are challenged to develop their output in a form that is clarified and richer.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. Th
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I have bee kicking the tires on metta.io and enioy adding my question(s) to this format easily.  Many others here are worth your review as well.

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 11, 7:42 AM

I have bee kicking the tires on metta.io and enioy adding my question(s) to this format easily.  Many others here are worth your review as well.

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Dragdis

Dragdis | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Drag & drop anything anywhere. Collect images, texts, links or videos to your private folders or post directly to Facebook, Twitter & (soon to come) Tumblr, Dropbox, Pinterest etc.

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what a wonderfully easy and quick tool for organizing your files.  Great way to research and keep track of resources on a subject!

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flea palmer's curator insight, March 13, 5:32 AM

A really simple curation tool which could be really useful for students collecting content from a range of sources which can be filed in an easy-to-find folder structure.

Mfaculty's curator insight, March 15, 12:29 PM

This is a handy tool for research and content creation.

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, March 26, 12:44 PM

Interesante herramienta para guardar: fotos, vídeos, textos, URLs de forma sencilla, fácil y rápida. 

Se integra con Firefox, Chrome y Safari. 

Puedes crear carpetas para organizar el contenido.

Se puede compartir con Facebook, Twitter y Google+.

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher
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how are you feeling about the contributions you are making to your and for your students? some interesting and powerful criteria in this brief writing.

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Quick video conferencing

Quick video conferencing | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser

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Want to include community conversation or experts in the classroom.  An easy tool to generate lots of ideas and resources

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 3, 11:43 PM

alternative  for hangouts

Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 9:26 AM

another video conferencing option

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 4:15 AM

FaceTime on the iPad is great but this could be better in that its multiplatform.

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Learning Never Stops: 4 more (free) websites to create cool student projects online

Learning Never Stops: 4 more (free) websites to create cool student projects online | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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Maybe you're ready to take on a classroom newspaper, or make an announcement of student projects to be presented.  Some interesting publication ideas are presented here.

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 24, 6:03 AM

Maybe you're ready to take on a classroom newspaper, or make an announcement of student projects to be presented.  Some interesting publication ideas are presented here.

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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it
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tom jackson's curator insight, February 17, 5:23 AM

Your classroom becomes a truly learning lab when you create a trusting culture where students may express their thoughts without fer of ridicule.  Empowering them to take over responsibility requires that they be taught how to treat and respect each others ideas first. A suggestion is the use of the gradual release model where students practice and are guided to create and sustain the culture of learning

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Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning

Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?
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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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easy to use tool that allows teachers to provide narrative feedback comments, and it's free.

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tom jackson's curator insight, April 7, 4:21 AM

easy to use tool that allows teachers to provide narrative feedback comments, and it's free.

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Very Cool!

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How To Use Blogs In the Classroom

How To Use Blogs In the Classroom | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
Blogs may be great educational tools and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web, but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash.
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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding? | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
What Goes on in a Student's Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students
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Here's my add to this question . . . when I viewed the clip I found myself thinking,  hmmm isn't the real key to this knowing the students  prior level of knowledge?  Anything that is presented for students consideration comes with an embedded  learning challenge, or not.  The key is getting the challenge to interesting an achievable level (Flow, Csikszentmihalyi). Make it too difficult and it achieves learner frustration and disconnect, too easy and boredom and disconnect result.  Presentation of ANY learning material, not just video, needs to provide a spark of curiosity and be scaffolded as students navigate the ZPD (Vygotsky).

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 24, 4:18 AM
Here's my add to this question . . . when I viewed the clip I found myself thinking, hmmm isn't the real key to this knowing the students prior level of knowledge? Anything that is presented for students consideration comes with an embedded learning challenge, or not. The key is getting the challenge to interesting an achievable level (Flow, Csikszentmihalyi). Make it too difficult and it achieves learner frustration and disconnect, too easy and boredom and disconnect result. Presentation of ANY learning material, not just video, needs to provide a spark of curiosity and be scaffolded as students navigate the ZPD (Vygotsky).
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What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos?

What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos? | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
My PhD: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf It is a common view that "if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly en...

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, March 24, 9:56 AM

SCIENCE TEACHERS: WATCH THIS VIDEO! This is a great video that explains what students gain from watching videos dealing with science concepts. Watch this and use the information to choose great videos. Or add components to the videos you already watch to help make sure your students will learn. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 28, 8:38 AM

5 maneiras para aumentar a chances de aprendizagem por meio de videos. O comparativo é feito com videos da  Kahn Academy . Great reserach ! 

AMPA Santa Teresa. 's curator insight, March 31, 4:41 AM

Aquest vídeo et pot sorprendre amb el que els estudiants  aprenen (o no aprèn) quan miran vídeos. Si eres mestre, si estàs creant vídeos per a estudiants o tal vegada utilitzes els d'altres,  agafeu temps per mirar aixo. 

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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The examples provided are helpful to see how a student or you might use this tool to collect and annotate references on a topic.

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 19, 5:35 AM

The examples provided are helpful to see how a student or you might use this tool to collect and annotate references on a topic.

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FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators

FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
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We have conversed about Popplet and used it often in our classroom.  here are several others you may want to explore.

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tom jackson's curator insight, March 9, 9:50 AM

We have conversed about Popplet and used it often in our classroom.  here are several others you may want to explore.

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StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books

StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books
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this is a very entertaining way to 1) write your messages to children in your classroom, and 2) engage your students in writing fiction with a plot. Have fun!
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tom jackson's curator insight, March 7, 6:53 AM

this is a very entertaining way to 1) write your messages to children in your classroom, and 2) engage your students in writing fiction with a plot.  Have fun!

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Lessons Learned With Elementary STEM Centers

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 by Sandy Somera | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink
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a very creative way to use ThingLink, how can you use this concept to improve student access to information?

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 24, 8:17 AM

Web tools to match Blooms and digital literacy outcomes!  

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Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle

Creating Google Presentations with Scoot & Doodle | classroom tech for students and teachers | Scoop.it
  I frequently am creating presentations for different professional development workshops I am presenting at. I wanted to do something fun with my slides this time so I thought I would use Sco...
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