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How Twitter is changing the national Common Core debate

How Twitter is changing the national Common Core debate | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Three researchers say this is the first national policy conversation played out in social media.
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Four tips to manage mobile classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

These four tips could help educators manage busy, interactive mobile classrooms.
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The First 5s with iPads

The First 5s with iPads | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
When introducing new technology in a 1:1 classroom, consider breaking the lessons and tasks into small increments with easily measurable products and goals.
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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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Flowchart: Can You Use That Copyrighted Picture?

Flowchart: Can You Use That Copyrighted Picture? | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Say you find an image online that you'd like to use in your article, or repost. How do you go about deciding if it's even legal? The last thing you'll want is to get sued -- so how do you determine if it's safe to proceed? Before starting, you'd first need to be familiar with…
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How to Make a Light Up Robot

How to Make a Light Up Robot | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
I wrote up this lesson proposal on Donor's Choose. It has a full list of all the supplies I would need to complete this project with an entire grade level of students. I also included in my supplies...
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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.
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6 Tips for Teachers New to Technology by Lisa Van Gemert

6 Tips for Teachers New to Technology by Lisa Van Gemert | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Embrace the learning curve: One reason children learn additional languages more easily than adults do is that they’re willing to speak the target language without fear of sounding childish.  The sa...
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Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...
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The SRI Report On Khan Academy: Helpful, Not Transformational

SRI's report on Khan Academy usage, released earlier this month, has the potential to make us all a lot wiser. They studied Khan Academy use at nine sites over two years, recording field notes, sur...
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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it

Wrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, use whiteboard, develop apps

 

Right Answers: raise awareness, start conversations, find answers (to THEIR questions), join partners, change minds, make a difference, take action, drive change

 

Technology is a TOOL, NOT an outcome


Via Felix Jacomino, Kristina Ayers Paul
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Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:55 AM

This post was short but to the point.  Technology should be one of the subjects kids learn in school, it should be used to help kids develop ideas.  Teachers should use technology to keep lessons interesting so kids don't fall asleep or become uninteresting.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:08 AM

Good to think about...

Cynthia Phoa's curator insight, March 3, 2015 7:31 PM

Thank you!

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis provides a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, which is an essential feature for any BYOD classroom to work effectively.
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Mobile learning’s major impact | eSchool News | eSchool News

Mobile learning’s major impact | eSchool News | eSchool News | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Mobile learning offers students a number of benefits, and its reach in education is only expanding.
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Your Project - Google Science Fair 2014

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?
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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.
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13 Things to Know About Teens and Technology

13 Things to Know About Teens and Technology | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
How digital tools are changing not only how teens communicate, but also how they gather information about the world and present themselves to others.
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How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website

How To Make Whiteboard Videos For Your Website | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
One of the coolest tools for creating visual online content in recent years is the "whiteboard" video. You know the type—a hand, a pen, a whiteboard, and some fun drawings that help bolster your online brand and generate a lot of social shares. Have you ever wanted to make a whiteboard video for your company? I…
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The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic | Tech in Ed | Scoop.it
Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different …
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Connected Learning

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Learn more about the research and vision behind this new approach to learning, and hear from others who are already practicing connected learning.
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SAMR

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"SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning, was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D..  The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and...
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▶ Cell Phones in School / Personally Owned Devices (PODs) Initiative - YouTube

Cell phones in the classroom? Seems like they would be a bit of a distraction, right? In Douglas County Schools, they are part of the lesson plans, as are iP...
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