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Transformational Teaching and Technology
A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
Curated by Chris Carter
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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Aggregation, curation, creation: A step-by-step guide to creating your own textbook -- and involving your students along the way.
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If you are excited to get off of the textbook bandwagon and build course readers instead (I am thinking IB and AP Euro), then this is the article for you. The Dolores Gende offers myriads ways to build a self-designed textbook from internet resources that best fits your course, your objectives, and your teaching style. Or you can choose to have that textbook, and build unit supplementary ebooks, too!

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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ed Tech & eLearning curated by Carlos Pinheiro

Via Carlos Pinheiro
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This adds up.

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Bobbi Miller's curator insight, April 27, 2015 10:53 PM

YES! THIS IS EXACLTY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Apps for in-class use

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10 Ways to Get Teachers Using Tech

10 Ways to Get Teachers Using Tech | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
So you've gone 1:1 but your teachers aren't using the educational technology to its full potential. Try these 10 ways to get teachers using tech.
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This final and essential step is the most challenging. All change is uncomfortable, but necessary for growth.

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The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers http://t.co/WkMoI4Lrz6 #smartboard #edapps #edtools -cf

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5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio
There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand when trying to find eLearning jobs.
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Useful tips for the lifelong learner.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I featured some tools for creating podcasts across on a variety of platforms. An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings.

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Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future?

Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @mobicip: Are digital schools the wave of the future? Read on our blog at http://t.co/CTinjmGFWV. #edtech #mlearning #k12 #parenting #fa…
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equivocal. I do appreciate that the piece highlights the cognitive and personal (I use the term "relational") realms of education, though I do not find them to be in opposition to each other. Relationships allow for the cognitive.

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Submit your articles to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue by April 15th - ICT in Practice

Submit your articles to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue by April 15th - ICT in Practice | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Submit an article to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue and be part of our educational technology community.  The deadline for submitting your
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ICT in Practice is a premier ePub. Please consider entering an article. 

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A Class Full of Geniuses -- THE Journal

A Class Full of Geniuses -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
For many districts, having students do tech support as part of their classwork has helped create a culture of trust and innovation.
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We want student leaders. We need to create space for them to lead.

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Go Engage The Modern Learners. Here’s How

Go Engage The Modern Learners. Here’s How | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Engage The Modern Learners
These days, finding out almost anything is easy. Want to know the answer to a question? Just Google it. Want to get career advice? Poll your peers on LinkedIn. Need to see the latest breaking news?
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True. I like emphasizing #3, "Go Personal." All effective teaching is, at its heart. relational.

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To Have Technology or Not Have Technology Is Not The Question | Tech Learning

To Have Technology or Not Have Technology Is Not The Question | Tech Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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As funny (sad?) as it is true.

 

5 stages of EdTech adoption:

People deny that the innovation is required. 

People deny that the innovation is effective.

People deny that the innovation is important.

People deny that the innovation will justify the effort required to adopt it.

People accept and adopt the innovation, enjoy its benefits, attribute it to people other than the innovator, and deny the existence of stages 1 to 4.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 2015 5:46 PM

The comment about anti-technology is interesting. It is where those who support unbridled use of digital technology go with their position. I read Larry Cuban and he indicates that digital technology is here to stay. The key would be learning about the best way to use digital technologies in School.

 

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Thank you for sharing this article, Ivon. Also, I agree concerning Cuban. There is a bit of a straw man argument here.
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Investigating grammar – 4 secret weapons by @ConcordMoose | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

Investigating grammar – 4 secret weapons by @ConcordMoose | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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A UK article, yet useful because the four sites listed focus on grammar, not spelling.

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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useful, interesting, and visually appealing. 

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Teaching with the Library of Congress

Teaching with the Library of Congress | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching with the Library of Congress. A blog from the Library of Congress.
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The largest library resource in the world, and now LoC has hundreds of collections curated for teachers and students.

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Trends | Music as a Teaching Tool

Trends | Music as a Teaching Tool | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
When you think of a classroom singing a song together, you probably envision a kindergarten class learning the alphabet or counting.
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We learn the Dynasties Song for China, and I use songs rom Mary Poppins to teach Victorian England.

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6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @ywsanchez: 6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters | http://t.co/uQ6i7PFuRx (via @medkh9) | #edtech #techcomm #scicomm …
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Less Talk, More Personalized Professional Development

Less Talk, More Personalized Professional Development | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Personalized professional development has been hyped for over a decade with little to show for it. ExitTicket's Coachr gives admins time and data at last.
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This job takes a dedicated professional whose focus is on PD. Principals already have their plates full. Coaching, in the full sense of the word, is essential for maximum PD gains. 

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Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know

Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
10 things students want all educators to know http://t.co/EgA72m4APn #edtech
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True.

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This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe

This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A few months back, I discovered  through Twitter a super simple Google Docs trick that changed how I share Google Docs links with staff that I work with. I've performed this trick a handful of time...
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Nioe!

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9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
This article from TeachThought gives you a list of 9 indispensable digital learning tools that are great for teachers.
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I like this piece, but I would change #9, Zotero, to Annotary (https://annotary.com/). Brilliant service!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Hot off the digital press!

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Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD

Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By gamifying their school's PD, two educators motivated and engaged their faculty to master the challenges of learning how to teach in a 1:1 environment.
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Considering gamifying teacher PD as the best means of communicating the effectiveness of gamification in the classroom. If we push for using gamification and GBL with students, why not teachers?

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Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check

Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Ready for Launch? Things eLearning Professionals Need To Double Check Before Launching eLearning Courses!
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A useful checklist. We too often forget the importance of grammar and spelling in our processes. 

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

The Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic shows how schools engaging the Flipped Learning approach develop a flexible environment.

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Hashtag How Tos - Figure, Configure, Follow, Find, + Find Others | Tech Learning

Hashtag How Tos - Figure, Configure, Follow, Find, + Find Others | Tech Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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#EdTech #useful

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