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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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Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits?

Can technology solve K-12 budgetary deficits? | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Blended learning, or combining brick-and-mortar schools with online education, may help reduce the cost of education while delivering positive results.

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Over 70% Of Schools Lack Adequate Broadband

Over 70% Of Schools Lack Adequate Broadband | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Over 70% Of Schools Lack Adequate Broadband, Aided By Federal Funding.

The Hechinger Report (9/11, Dobo) reports on Federal funding to address the less than 30% of K-12 schools nationwide with adequate broadband infrastructure, along with millions provided in technology upgrades. The majority of the piece focuses on a handful of remote, rural Maryland schools who are benefiting from innovations afforded by the influx of funding.

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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers | TechTalk | Scoop.it

As such, YouTube is definitely a treasure trove for us in education. It provides us with a varied and rich source of videos to use in class with students. However, searching for educational content on a platform that hosts millions of videos is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack. This is why curated lists such as the one below proves helpful especially in helping busy teachers have easy and instant access to  handy YouTube channels that feature interesting educational content relevant for classroom use. To this end, I compiled this list that comprises some of the popular channels on YouTube that teachers and students can use for educational purposes.

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Social Class Issues Complicate School Tech Efforts

Social Class Issues Complicate School Tech Efforts | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The new digital divide causes a problem for students and parents, certainly, but also for teachers who are trying not only to integrate new tools into their instruction but also to navigate economic issues in their classrooms.
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Back to school apps with Alec Couros

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Watch Back to school apps Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

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The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on #math classrooms

The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on #math classrooms | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Despite a price and features that have barely changed in 10 years, the TI-84 remains on top.
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Texas Instruments accounted for 93 percent of the U.S. graphing calculator sales from July 2013-June 2014.

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"Online testing failures" mean scores will not count

"Online testing failures" mean scores will not count | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi, in response to online testing failures, said Thursday the state Education Department will not use fifth- and eighth-grade writing scores to help determine the overall grade for this year’s school report cards.


It was the second straight year that students experienced disruptions while taking tests administered by testing company CTB/McGraw Hill.

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How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and..
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"Video games are comparable to other kinds of imaginative play."

"Video games are comparable to other kinds of imaginative play." | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics, we may be fundamentally mistaken in our [...]
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2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom

2 Great Techniques for the Flipped Classroom | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Inspire more student engagement in a flipped class with these two pedagogy-driven methods.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 25, 5:09 PM

These can be used in unflipped classrooms as well

 

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 26, 5:22 PM

Great article to get started with Flipped Learning. The idea that an 1800's classroom has no real discernible difference to todays classrooms is challenging to say the least! Enjoy this easy read :0)

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Chunking: How to minimize digital classroom distractions

Chunking: How to minimize digital classroom distractions | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. As an educator, how can you confront this dilemma?
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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja

15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja | TechTalk | Scoop.it

by Neil Patel


"Try these 15 easy Twitter hacks to get more organized and find more enjoyment sharing and engaging on Twitter."


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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja ~ buffersocial
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8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more -

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more - | TechTalk | Scoop.it

"Even when the learning has been turned over to the students, it’s still tempting to spend too much time giving directions, repeating important information, and telling students how they did instead of asking them to reflect on their work. Here are 8 ways teachers can talk less and getting students talking more:

1. Don’t steal the struggle."

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The key is that "the brain that does the work, does the learning."

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Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning

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The Alliance for Excellent Education


Using Technology is based on a review of more than seventy recent research studies and provides concrete examples of classroom environments in which technology has made a positive difference in the learning outcomes of students at risk of failing courses and dropping out. 

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Five Resources to Meet the Common Core in a Literature Classroom

Five Resources to Meet the Common Core in a Literature Classroom | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Facing History and Ourselves has teaching strategies, primary source documents, and multimedia tools that can help you meet the Common Core State Standards in your literature classroom. Our professional development opportunities, study guides, and resources emphasize close reading of challenging texts, critical thinking and analysis, and writing and speaking skills. Bring one – or all – of these five resources into your classroom today!
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Survey: 9 in 10 Students Say Tablets Will Change How They Learn -- THE Journal

Ninety percent of students said tablets will change the way they learn and 89 percent said the devices would make learning more fun, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll for Pearson.
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15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal

15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Whether fostering collaboration, easing communication or tracking Common Core, these mission-critical apps keep today’s principals connected with their colleagues, students and parents.

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Twitter..."has supercharged my professional development."

Twitter..."has supercharged my professional development." | TechTalk | Scoop.it

"I have recently discovered Twitter, and it has supercharged my professional development. The reason? Twitter education chats!

Two months ago I would have said, “No, I don’t have a Twitter account.” I may even have been able to vaguely explain why I really don’t have space or reason for Twitter in my life. It certainly did not seem relevant to my work as an educator. However, during the last two months, my perspective has completely changed. I now eagerly ask fellow educators, “Have you experienced Twitter education chats? They are amazing!”"

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Using flipped learning to boost engagement

Using flipped learning to boost engagement | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Flipped learning, a growing instructional model, helps educators personalize instruction for students and increases student engagement.
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Why Teachers Should Tweet

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What If Every Teacher Tweeted?


"Why Teachers Should Tweet

…They found a voice

Ideally, we’d see that every teacher had found their voice. Just like every teacher must somehow translate their knowledge and personality into some kind of “voice” and personality in the classroom as a learning leader, it’s not much different on twitter. What can I say, as a teacher, on twitter that other people will find compelling? Useful?

This is something I actually struggle with. I’m far more comfortable writing books, essays, and blog posts that I am tweets–which is why I don’t tweet often. When I do find the “courage to tweet,” it happens by realizing that I’m not “great” on twitter, and tweeting anyway.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators? | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.
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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials | TechTalk | Scoop.it
A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 1, 10:35 AM

This is exactly what I need so I can patch up a few holes I have in my understanding of Google docs. I bet I am not the only one.

 

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

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10 awesome Google features you should be using

10 awesome Google features you should be using | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The real reason the Google home page is so bare is that way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there really knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.
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