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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT

FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Automatically grade your text with our free readability test tools! These 8 popular readability formulas will help you find the reading level and grade level of your materials and help you to determine if your readers can read your materials.
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This free resource will give you a score so that you can understand if your writing is appropriate for the level of your audience.

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Teaching |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Teaching |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Posts about Teaching written by iPad4Schools
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The Managing iPad videos in Schools  resources looks great!

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Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning

Technology Integration Matrix to Help Enhance Student Learning | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells..."


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Dana Lott's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:42 PM

I saw the author of this philosophy and rubric as ISTE in Denver a few years back. Really great thoughts! Thanks, Jenn!

YB's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:03 PM

יש לי את הגרסה הקודמת מתורגמת

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 4:58 PM

What does goal directed mean? Who decides what goal is important?

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Why Right Now Is Just The Beginning For Education Technology - Edudemic

Why Right Now Is Just The Beginning For Education Technology - Edudemic | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The stars are finally aligning for a dramatic shift in terms of education technology. Dr. Jeff Borden weighs in on why right now matters.
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Resources & Advice § Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

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Resources collected from Harvard to help with teaching

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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50 task to teach with only a blank piece of paper

50 task to teach with only a blank piece of paper | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I've always been constructivist , meaning that I believe especially with language, students construct knowledge and are active participants in the creation…...

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I love lowtech innovation.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 2013 4:25 PM

I like low tech ideas which balance the busyness of high-tech

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 IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

 IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
MAKING SIMPLE SENSE OF IPADS IN SCHOOLS
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Apple TV in Schools

Apple TV in Schools | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Apple TV (US$99) is a box you attach to the projector / TV that picks up the screen of any iPad and displays it without the need for wires! The teacher can walk around their room and display anythi...
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Liberty invests in tech future, providing take-home computers for all high school students - KansasCity.com

Liberty invests in tech future, providing take-home computers for all high school students - KansasCity.com | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
It’s a hot debate in education technology: Do you take on the purchase and maintenance of a fleet of devices that students take home with them, or do you let into your classrooms whatever laptops, tablets and smartphones students already have and...
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I am sharing this because I think the article discusses some important questions that school administrators will ask when considering technology integration.

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Too many teachers are still afraid to use Wikipedia in the Classroom. I'm here to right that wrong and show educators how they can use it responsibly.
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I like this proposal of how to integrate Wikipedia into the classroom. I learned about 'stubs' which are partial articles that need more info before they become full pages.

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web.
It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it.

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Robin Thompson's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:16 PM

Our school just became a Google Apps for Education school, so this is a must for us!

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:30 AM

Erabiltzen duzuenontzako 'trukoak'

Tom Perran's curator insight, July 13, 2013 6:18 PM

Lots of new ways to use Google Docs!

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6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher

6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The wide embrace of technology in education and the growing use of digital media in classrooms have expanded the meaning of literacy to account for these digital innovations. Both teachers and students are now required to develop a ...

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A nice list of questions to make sure that we are using tech as tools not as toys.

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PixnTell in the Third Grade - Guest Post

PixnTell in the Third Grade - Guest Post | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling is a great way to explain and/or assess a new concept with students. When I taught 3rd grade, we used the PixnTell app to explain daily procedures.

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Pixntell seems promising for creating short videos

 

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