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Technology in the Classroom: What are Good Tech Goals?

Technology in the Classroom: What are Good Tech Goals? | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
7 scalable technology in the classroom goals that can be spiraled up or down as required.
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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a unique site. Make a free website, blog or online store with our powerful website builder.
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I've used weebly for my blog... Its very easy to optimize and publish.
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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks by TeachThought Staff What makes Bloom’s Taxonomy such a power tool is its flexibility in framing almost anything–which is why you’ve been seeing a lot of it around lately, and will likely continue to. Whether you’re creating a checklist for instructional design, evaluating an assessment, skimming a favorite unit of yours, or using it as a walk-through instrument to get a feel for the level of student thinking in a classroom, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a powerful tool for any educator at any level. So the following Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy was was especially interesting in how it mashes digital tasks–podcasting, blogging, networking, hacking, bookmarking, social media sharing, and so on, with the stalwart learning tool so graciously delivered by Benjamin Bloom. The result is Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, from edorigami’s excellent wikispaces site. One Takeaway Thematically, this is a chart version promoting technology in learning–or rather technology-infused learning. It clearly suggests the cognitive burden so many common “internet” activities require, helping to visualize what these activities are asking our brain’s to do when we do them. The “Communication Spectrum” to the right lists the most common digital communication channels, though it’s either a tad vague or outdated considering the limited discussion of specific social media platforms. Each platform–from facebook to pinterest, twitter to Google+ and everything in between has subtle differences between them that bear analysis when looking at exactly how we communicate. While some of the activities could be placed in other categories–hacking, for example, could be in evaluating and creating–the end result is a well-laid out chart that helps demonstrate the potential of properly-designed technology-based learning activities.
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40 Amazing Places to Learn Something New Every Day

40 Amazing Places to Learn Something New Every Day | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Today, the worlds of learning and personal or professional development are literally at your fingertips. The open learning movement has made the opportunity to get smarter in your spare time completely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's exploded in recent years. On one of the more popular online learning sites, Udemy, there are over 30,000 courses available...and that's just on one site!

So here's what I want you to do: Challenge yourself to learn something new every day. It can benefit your career, your personal life, and your mental well-being, making you a happier and more productive person overall.

To help you get started, here are 40 amazing places to learn something new:

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Some I have heard of and most have not. Intend to check some out!
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Is Teaching Style an Ethical Issue? A Perspective on Using Digital Resources in the Classroom

Is Teaching Style an Ethical Issue? A Perspective on Using Digital Resources in the Classroom | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Upon first reading the article "Is Embracing Digital Learning a Moral Issue for Educators?" by Wesley Fryer published on www.SpeedofCreativity.org , I was quick to believe that the subject is being blown out of proportion.
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Teaching is relational, therefore ethical. It happens in relationship to students and subjects. How teachers mediate (and they do) subject matter for students involves ethical, practical, and relational language and actions.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 10:28 AM
Teaching is relational, therefore ethical. It happens in relationship to students and subjects. How teachers mediate (and they do) subject matter for students involves ethical, practical, and relational language and actions.
Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 3, 10:50 AM
Teaching is relational, therefore ethical. It happens in relationship to students and subjects. How teachers mediate (and they do) subject matter for students involves ethical, practical, and relational language and actions.
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Teaching is relational, therefore ethical. It happens in relationship to students and subjects. How teachers mediate (and they do) subject matter for students involves ethical, practical, and relational language and actions.
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New templates in Google Docs: designed by experts, made for you

New templates in Google Docs: designed by experts, made for you | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

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Teaching Strategies: The Ten Rules of Writing

Teaching Strategies: The Ten Rules of Writing | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Use these 10 teaching strategies to instruct writing.
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What to Look for in Your K–12 Technology Leadership

What to Look for in Your K–12 Technology Leadership | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Effective leaders are those who take a comprehensive approach to technology integration, prioritizing training and infrastructure upgrades.

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UTRGV offers a 9-hour graduate Technology Leadership certificate geared toward providing educators with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective leaders in technology. Learn more here: http://goo.gl/ZmqzmX

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Digital Tools Evolving to Track Students' Emotions, Mindsets

Digital Tools Evolving to Track Students' Emotions, Mindsets | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
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The Importance Of Computer Science Education: #HourOfCode | City Year

The Importance Of Computer Science Education: #HourOfCode | City Year | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
The importance of computer science education is being recognized nationwide, including by President Obama himself during his latest State of the Union address. During Computer Science Education week in December, City Year partnered with Microsoft and Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, to participate in Hour of Code and introduce computer science to students.  

Here, we spotlight two Microsoft-sponsored teams (one at City Year Seattle-King County and one at City Year Washington DC) that participated in Hour of Code:

Rose Carlson, City Year AmeriCorps member, Microsoft Team serving at Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle, Washington

Allan La Grenade-Finch, City Year AmeriCorps member (Team Leader), Microsoft Team serving at Cardozo Education Campus, Washington, D.C.

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Meet Krishna Madhavan -CIRCL Cyberlearning

Meet Krishna Madhavan -CIRCL Cyberlearning | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it

CIRCL perspectives offer a window into the many different worlds of various stakeholders in the cyberlearning community–what drives their work, what they need to be successful, and what they think the community should be doing.


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Krishna Madhavan is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.

How did you get into cyberlearning?

My background is in mathematics and computer science. When I was a graduate student, somebody mentioned these systems that can translate what you say into a different language. I speak six languages, so I thought what was the best pathway for me to be helping people translate language? Somebody suggested I look into applied linguistics or computational linguistics. So I read a bunch about it. I went off and did a Masters in German, and ended up writing some language translation code. Then when I came to Purdue, and we had all these international students coming in and working as TAs in STEM courses, and their English language skills weren’t great. The state had a rule (I think or at least the university did) that everybody who was a TA had to go through this test that includes spoken English to evaluate if they are at a level to teach in a classroom. As a TA myself, they made me go take this test. I had to sit in front of this tape machine and record responses, turning it on and off at the right time. It was a real drag. I asked my advisor at that time: How can I change this stuff? She suggested writing some assessment code to help capture and automatically grade stuff, route it cooperatively to raters, and so on. So I said okay, let me learn how to do that. I ended up writing a system that Purdue used to evaluate TAs. And that’s how I got into computer-assisted assessment systems.

 
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Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
A collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy hopes to show students what math looks like at work in successful animated films.

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Technology in the Classroom: What are Good Tech Goals?

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Over a dozen ideas that help faculty be more innovative in the classroom.
Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 10:19 PM

The expanding world of information, communication technology, means as educators, we must be trying to expand our practices with it. Definitely an intimidating prospect - however some of these ideas seem easier to implement than others

Farid Mheir's curator insight, May 26, 9:23 AM

Different ways to look at a classroom and interaction with students. Of course this applies to professors in college & universities but should it not also apply to businesses? All these solutions would make wonders to enhance boring business training classes. And if they are affordable for schools, should they not also be for businesses?

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The Science of Study - Best Education Degrees

The Science of Study - Best Education Degrees | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Embed this infographic on your site! Source: Best Education Degrees THE SCIENCE OF STUDY A massively complex network of neurons; that’s what your brain is. With more than 90,000 miles of fibers (that’s almost the length of the entire U.S.
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Collaboration, Tools, and Add-Ons. Oh My. Using G-Docs to Improve Student Writing | Tech Learning

When students have access to Google Docs it’s like having a personal tutor by their side as they write. Innovative educators who empower their students to use these tools can support students in strengthening their writing skills even without the support of a teacher. This is important for innovative educators who take seriously, our job to develop independent learners.  Here are some ways Google Docs supports that. Collaborate with Experts and others The heart of G-docs is its power as a collaboration tool.  Support your students in safely and responsibly developing a learning network they can turn to review and edit their work. This might be family members. It could be experts. Perhaps it’s a mentor. With Google Docs you can invite anyone in the world into your classroom to support your students. Voice to Text Did you know students can have their voice converted to text? Simply go to “Tools” in the menu bar and select “Voice to Text.” This is an excellent tool for both English Language Learners and emerging writers. They can watch as what they say is translated into text. Speaking of translation, look at the next tool. Translate Document Also in the toolbar is an option to translate the document. This is powerful for speakers of languages other than English. They may want to begin their writing in their native language and translate it. We all know this will result in some translation errors. When the translated text appears, the student can review and revise for accuracy. This might also be a good tool for a student who wants to translate their writing for a parent or family member who is a non-native speaker. Research Select “Research” in the tool menu and all the options in the left column of the chart below are at your fingertips. If you click the down arrow under the search bar, you can select your citation format.   The options in the research bar are pretty self-explanatory.  Scholar brings you to scholarly articles on the topic. Personal searches your own documents and files. But what you might not know is that in addition to the pop-up preview, you will also get and insert link button to add a hyperlink of the site to your document as well as a Cite button to add a footnote to your document for that website.  While students can use the research tool to add footnotes to their document, if you they want a detailed biography page they’ll need an add-on, which brings us to our next section. To get Add-ons you must visit “Add-ons” in the menu bar and select “Get Add-ons.” There are numerous add-ons. Here are a couple add-ons that will help your students improve their writing. Easy Bib Students can use the EasyBib add-on to create a detailed bibliography page. Students can select  Book, Journal Article, or Website. They find this by typing in title, ISBN, website, or other keywords in the Search box. Once the student finds the desired result, they can click the Select button to add it to their bibliography list is MLA, APA, or Chicago style. When ready, simply click Add Bibliography to Doc and EasyBib adds a Works Cited section to the their document. Students can return to the EasyBib tool as needed to add and remove sources, and to update the Works Cited section. SAS Writing Reviser The SAS Writing Reviser targets potential problem areas in writing directly in the document (no need to export or import). It focuses on these five areas: Economy: Finding ways to be more concise and direct. Variety: Varying sentence structure to more fully engage readers. Power: Writing more forcefully (e.g., check your verbs; we'll list them all for you). Clarity. Enhancing coherence by carefully stating a thesis, ordering paragraphs, and arranging sentence parts. Here is what it looks like when SAS Writing Reviser helps me eliminate passive voice by highlighting potential problems.  SAS Writing Reviser helps students think like a professional writer because the learn to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically. This enables them to express themselves with more accuracy and power. Writing reviser is just one in the  Writing Navigator series from SAS Curriculum Pathways. The series also contains a planning, drafting, and publishing tool. Check out writingnavigator.com site for all the details. These are just a few of the many ways that collaboration, tools, and add-ons can help you students improve their writing.  What do you think? Are any of these tools something you might introduce to your students? Are you already using some of these tools or others? How did it go? Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text. Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.
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ClassKick – UKEdChat.com

ClassKick – UKEdChat.com | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Share: Website: classkick.com Apple App: itunes.apple.com/us/app/classkick/id909904332?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lt9Z Description: An iPad app which allows a teacher to set work remotely on the students’ devices, including with recorded audio instructions.
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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 

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The core component of every successfull collaboration is the design of the activity, no matter the tool
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Computer Science For All

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Learn about President Obama’s bold new initiative to empower a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.
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The Godfather of Digital Maps

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Nearly 50 years ago, Jack Dangermond started digital mapping pioneer Esri, and its work made Google Maps and Google Earth possible.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 11, 12:32 PM

Two resources on pioneers in GIS. 

  • This is a nice article on the beginnings of ESRI and Jack Dangermond's impact on digital mapping.  
  • Here is a video about Roger Tomlinson, 'father of GIS.'

 

Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.

YEC Geo's curator insight, February 12, 11:37 AM

It's no exaggeration to say that digital mapping is oen of the most powerful advancements in geoscience in the twentieth century.

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Innovator’s Mindset: Teaching Students to be Problem Finders @coolcatteacher

Innovator’s Mindset: Teaching Students to be Problem Finders @coolcatteacher | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
@coolcatteacher

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DocentEDU - turn any website into an interactive lesson (note costs)

DocentEDU - turn any website into an interactive lesson (note costs) | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
DocentEDU is an exciting new app ( iOS , Android ), and browser plugin ( Chrome , Firefox ) that essentially lets you turn any webpage or online document into an engaging, interactive, digital...

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Imagining the classroom of 2016, empowered by Wearable Technology

Imagining the classroom of 2016, empowered by Wearable Technology | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
The next big shift in technology is the growth of wearable tech. We’ve already embraced mobile technology to the point that application vendors and technology support teams are thinking “mobile first”. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are an increasingly common sight in the classroom, a change that has only come about in just the last few years. The next wave of innovation is likely to come from wearable technology — items like Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear, and smart watches.

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Merry James's curator insight, January 29, 8:36 AM

Extentia is keeping up with the latest developments in the industry. By integrating new technologies into our processes, we provide up-to-date and cutting-edge services to our clients. Currently, our devices include Tile, Moov, Microsoft Band, Apple Watch, Home Automation, Coin, 3D Printer, Emotiv Insight, Google Glass, Leap Motion Controller, Android Mini PC, 3Doodler, NeuroSky Mindwave, Raspberry Pi, Google Chromecast and others.


 

http://www.extentia.com/techquarium/

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Teaching comes with great power

Teaching comes with great power | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Many attribute the quote: With great power comes great responsibility to Spiderman or more specifically his Uncle Ben. Stan Lee wrote the comic, and originally it showed up in a narrative caption. Actually before

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech & Make Your Classes Extra Awesome This Year! — Emerging Education Technologies

27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech & Make Your Classes Extra Awesome This Year! — Emerging Education Technologies | Educational News and Web Tools | Scoop.it
A Cavalcade of Inspiring Ideas for Kicking up Learning and Enhancing Engagement in Your Classroom! There are enough ideas, resources, and mostly free tools here to keep you exploring and learning all year long. Have at it! 1. Get Your
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