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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Digital Technology | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.

Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to a smartphone. Statistics show that 56 percent of children age 8 to 12 have a smartphone. That number jumps up to 88 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a smartphone. And a whopping 91 percent of middle and high school aged students primarily access the internet via their smartphones.

This change in the way we interact with technology and integrate it into our lives has come dramatically and fast. It’s sometimes hard for teachers, many of whom grew up in an era with no mobile phones or even the internet, to adapt to this fast-paced technological generation. While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Below you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, February 15, 2:18 PM
Canada, too!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 16, 2:24 AM
This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom
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How to Digitize Old Photos with Your Smartphone

How to Digitize Old Photos with Your Smartphone | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
We all have old photos that are important to us. Vacations, family members who are no longer with us, good times in our lives—you know, important stuff. The thing is, pictures fade. The best way to keep these precious memories safe is by digitizing them, and what was once a lengthy process can now be done—with pretty exceptional results—directly from your phone.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 28, 2017 1:44 PM
Time to digitize some memories? Try it!
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101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers

Learn and share at this fast-paced, interactive showcase of free tech tools! Walk away with fresh ideas to enhance your lesson plans.

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Great resource for technology in the classroom.

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Thea's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:07 PM

FREE tools!

Kara Godfrey's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:14 PM

This site has a video that introduces educators to 101 technical tools that will help teacher use educational technology effectively in the classroom and beyond,

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5 Good iPad Apps to Teach Kids Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps to Teach Kids Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Technology | Scoop.it

" Below is a list featuring the 5 iPad apps that I believe are among the best in this field. I invite you to have a look and if you think I missed a good title to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:53 PM

Write it down!!!

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Best 10 Tips and Tricks for iPhone

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Best 10 Tips and Tricks for iPhone
How about transforming the way you use your old iPhone. Most of the iPhone users are not aware of the multi functionality of their iPhone. Here are some of...

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robyns tut's comment, October 14, 2013 5:16 PM
Helpful for newbie Iphone users, very basic, so if you have had an Iphone, it is not helpful with new knowledge. -Sara
robyns tut's comment, October 16, 2013 5:12 AM
really great information as those who get i phones often dont use the phone to its full capacity because they dot know how to. this heps people learn -shannon wilson
poojarajput's curator insight, October 17, 2013 6:20 AM

http://www.jagran.com/lifestyle/technology-news-hindi.html

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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.

Don't ...

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:30 PM

This is awesome!

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Interesting,thank you.
harish magan's comment, October 11, 2013 8:00 AM
hi, thanks to all .
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Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Technology | Scoop.it

 If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:30 PM

I think that this can be used to share videos among teachers as well.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Para embeber videos que no querés subir a youtube

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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

Carol

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The everyday technology that can transform ANYTHING from fridges, envelopes and bed posts into iPad-style tablet computers

The everyday technology that can transform ANYTHING from fridges, envelopes and bed posts into iPad-style tablet computers | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
British students have developed technology capable of turning anything into iPad-style tablet computers. The system transforms normal objects, such as envelopes or fridges, into tablets using just a webcam and a PC.

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Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels

Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
So if the students aren’t going to change to suit us (and after all, why should they?) we need to start changing the nature of the classroom and how we work within it, to exploit this ability to work across these parallel planes of digital and physical reality that our students inhabit.

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Monica Castle's curator insight, July 29, 2017 12:09 PM

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 31, 2017 7:41 AM

The first in a series of article I'm writing for CUP.

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, August 1, 2017 1:25 PM
Using Backchannels to keep the conversation going in the classroom...kind of like passing notes in class but with way more possibilities
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Creative ways of using Google Presentations (2014 Edition)

Are you looking to create amazing presentations? Are you a Google Apps for Education School and you are interested in expanding what GAFE can do? Check out th…

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:42 AM

nicely done!

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Digital Technology | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Digital Technology | Scoop.it

"Here are some great new ideas to use your iPad in your classroom, K-12 and beyond! The iPad, as we all know, is a great tool for education. We are hoping that you can use at least a few of these new and creative ideas."


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How To Know Whether To Buy A PC Or A Mac? [Flowchart]

How To Know Whether To Buy A PC Or A Mac? [Flowchart] | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
Don't know what computer to buy? This simple flowchart will easily help you determine whether to buy a PC or a Mac depending on what you'll use it for.

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Alex Simon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:30 PM

Sometimes i ask myself this same question. these were interesting questions that i would have thought of, i would have thought of compatibility and setup. i think i would have to agree with the picture and buy microsoft.

Pirate ☠'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:55 AM

Buy a Mac.

Hamant C Keval's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:05 PM

I know what I would buy - after switching to a MAc :) but I still use  PC for a few programs - 

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in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool

in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
in3Dgallery is a cloud based presentation software for web and mobile that helps to add a professional touch to every presentation to engage the audience in a new fashion using cinematic 3D graphic.

You can use in3Dgallery to create presentations online and play them back from anywhere using a browser and an Internet connection.


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:12 PM

Possibly some competition for Prezi, but will it be a more of a distraction rather than a tool of engagement?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:51 PM
I love "some" Baiba Svenca's suggestions The female teacher at the logo... it's a bit of a cartoon, but the tool works perfectly in your browser and produces animations in 3 modes:-classic, fly-through and walk-through.

 

Actually it's free... let's have a ride

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Beta version.  Free, for now.

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24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint | Digital Technology | Scoop.it
Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.

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Mack James's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:23 AM

always great to know more of what you use daily in the classroom

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:18 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 19, 2014 12:19 AM

Powerpoint tips, which are more than tips on the iceberg

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.