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Downloadable Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers - Steve Stockman

Downloadable Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers - Steve Stockman | TechTalk | Scoop.it
This 5-hour Video Bootcamp trains students to do better video with a few hours of fun instruction. Free, no registration required.
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals | TechTalk | Scoop.it

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

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Filtering social media in schools because it’s a ‘distraction’

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How to get school principals on board with #edtech

How to get school principals on board with #edtech | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Getting the higher-ups in your organization interested – let alone supporting – a new initiative is not easy. There are meetings, e-mails, coffees, and many other times you’ll need to essentially lobby to get a new initiative launched. Since education technology is a time-consuming and expensive proposition, expect to meet plenty of push-back. While most …
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Can your school get decent wi-fi speed?

Can your school get decent wi-fi speed? | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Tech in the classroom is exploding, but it only works if you have the bandwidth
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Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents

Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents | TechTalk | Scoop.it
3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip Video Shows how Easy it is to Text Message or Email Groups of Opted-In Students and Parents With Remind101 A couple of months
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F.C.C. Chief Plans Action on Wi-Fi in Schools

F.C.C. Chief Plans Action on Wi-Fi in Schools | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The F.C.C. fund that subsidizes the installation of high-speed Internet connections at schools prioritizes bringing connections to a school or library over improving networks inside a school.
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40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all

40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.
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According to the CoSN/EducationSuperHighway analysis submitted to the FCC: 

  • 57 percent of U.S. public schools require W-Fi upgrades
  • 50 percent of districts require content filter and firewall upgrades
  • 40 percent of schools require local-area and wide-area network switch upgrades
  • 26 percent of schools require internal fiber-optic cable upgrades
  • 20 percent of classrooms require wiring upgrades
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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

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How to get the most out of faculty meetings

How to get the most out of faculty meetings | TechTalk | Scoop.it
As a former teacher and administrator, I have participated in countless faculty meetings. With precious little time for conversation and a wide range of ar
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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

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Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free on Windows, Mac, Xbox One

Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free on Windows, Mac, Xbox One | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Skype today announced it is making group video calling (GVC) available free of charge on Windows desktop, OS X, and the Xbox One.
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The Must-Have EdTech Buying Guide For Schools

The Must-Have EdTech Buying Guide For Schools | TechTalk | Scoop.it
When it comes to buying classroom technology, the person choosing the price range and type of technology varies from scenario to scenario. Sometimes teachers have no say in what will be implemented in their classroom, other times teachers don’t get any technology unless they pick it out and implement it themselves. Other times still, teachers …
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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | TechTalk | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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"researchers are beginning to document a digital Matthew Effect, in which the already advantaged gain more from technology than do the less fortunate. As with books and reading, the most-knowledgeable, most-experienced, and most-supported students are those in the best position to use computers to leap further ahead."

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Why Schools Should Block (Some Of) The Internet? Brute Force Filtering

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, there …
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Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers

Twitter: The Best Professional Development Tool for Teachers | TechTalk | Scoop.it
How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me. I started about a month ago professionally, meaning before …
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Email is dead for class of 2014

Professor Sir Steve Smith, the vice-chancellor of Exeter University, said: “There is no point in emailing students any more. They get in touch with us by social media, especially Twitter, and we’ve had to employ people to reply that way.

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What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report

What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe. Interviews with students in the middle-income, …
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 1:12 PM

There are ways to integrate IT into the classroom setting. It is not an all one thing approach where "one-size-fits-all" but an approach that is situational and based on good pedagogy.

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Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

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Password Evaluation in a Post-Heartbleed Web

Password Evaluation in a Post-Heartbleed Web | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Striking a balance between complex and memorable passwords can be tough.
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How To Use YouTube In Your History Class - Edudemic

How To Use YouTube In Your History Class - Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Can you imagine the level of first-hand knowledge today’s students would have if their classrooms came equipped with time machines? Well, believe it or not, they do. Teachers can turn to YouTube to create a virtual time machine. Thanks to uploads of old footage, documentaries and reenactments, YouTube offers a plethora of opportunities to experience …
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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of …
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Karen W. Porter's curator insight, April 29, 9:29 AM

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

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Flashcard applications for virtual test prep

Flashcard applications for virtual test prep | TechTalk | Scoop.it
In this blog post, teacher and education consultant Monica Burns highlights 10 mobile applications students can use to prepare for exams and supplement their study routine. Apps include Brainscape Smart Flashcards that equips users to create flashcards and self-assess their study sessions. Also included on the list is StudyBlue, an app that allows both students and teachers to create flashcards that include audio, images and equations.
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NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test

NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Yesterday at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.
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