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The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time - Education Next

The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time - Education Next | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.
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A collection of articles, blog posts, and websites that showcase the amazing ways technology can enhance the learning experience for our students. Visit my website for more resources: http://svasey103.weebly.com
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#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments - EdTech

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Classroom technology and professional development trends take center stage in Schaumburg, Illinois.
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Technology Can Give All Students a Voice - EdTech

Technology Can Give All Students a Voice - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Expert says tech has made it easier to assess learning and empower students.
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TCEA 2018: 3 Tips to Create More Exciting Professional Development - EdTech

TCEA 2018: 3 Tips to Create More Exciting Professional Development - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Expert offers three tips for jazzing up PD and keeping attendees from turning into zombies.
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Makey Makey and Scratch Interactive Word Wall for Elemakers!

Makey Makey and Scratch Interactive Word Wall for Elemakers! | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Inspiration A couple of weeks ago, I started creating a sound word game with one of my favorite Piggie and Gerald books, Pigs Make Me Sneeze. Around the same time, I saw a post from Tom Heck in the Makey Makey Educator group where participants in his workshop  created an invention that helps young students…
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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids | MindShift | KQED News

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.
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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids | MindShift | KQED News

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Many of these experts are also parents, and their work informs their approach to making rules with their kids about phones, TV and other media.
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The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time - Education Next

The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time - Education Next | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.
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12 Digital Tools to Try in 2018 | Getting Smart

12 Digital Tools to Try in 2018 | Getting Smart | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Rachelle Dene Poth shares her experience with educational tools in the classroom and how she gives a breakdown of the top 12 tools her classroom uses.
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How to Talk to Parents About Your School’s EdTech | Getting Smart

How to Talk to Parents About Your School’s EdTech | Getting Smart | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
By Erin Gohl - It's natural for parents to be a bit concerned about EdTech. Here are some ways you can assuage those worries.
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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said. - EdSurge News

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said. - EdSurge News | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate.From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spell
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Bringing Students Into Professional Development | Edutopia

Bringing Students Into Professional Development | Edutopia | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Instead of using PD workshop time making assumptions about students, we should get their input beforehand.
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Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools

Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Survey finds that schools should leverage mobile device use when engaging with parents.
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3 Ways to Participate in Global Collaboration Day 2017 | Getting Smart

3 Ways to Participate in Global Collaboration Day 2017 | Getting Smart | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
By Catherine Wedgwood - Today is Global Collaboration Day, so here are three ways educators and students can participate in the virtual event.
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3 Ways Project Bloks Can Change the Coding World - EdTech

3 Ways Project Bloks Can Change the Coding World - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
The latest from Google’s research lab lets kids play through programming.
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What Is a Modern Learning Environment? - EdTech

What Is a Modern Learning Environment? - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
From connected devices to flexible furniture, today's classroom needs upgrades to support 21st-century learning opportunities.
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Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support - EdTech

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support - EdTech | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
School leaders must help teachers use innovative tools to their fullest potential.
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The True Power of Technology |

The True Power of Technology | | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
He told me that this year he wanted a friend.  Just one. That other kids didn't like him. That they made fun of him.  That they were mean.  That they went out of their way to make him feel less than. That perhaps he had no reason to be alive because no one seemed to…
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Breaking Blocks & Changing Lives

Breaking Blocks & Changing Lives | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Brian is an elementary teacher in Ontario, Canada. When not teaching, coaching or blogging he is an active web developer.
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Putting Dialogue over Devices Shapes Mind and Character - Education Next

Putting Dialogue over Devices Shapes Mind and Character - Education Next | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
As we sober up from the tech-infused party of the past 20 years, we should think about what should come first in our schools: shaping not just our students’ ability to persevere and solve difficult problems but also their character—their empathic connection with others, their capacity to see our shared humanity, and their ability to problem solve with others for a common good.
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Five Strategies to Add to Your Coaching Toolbox

Five Strategies to Add to Your Coaching Toolbox | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Clocking in at just 5 minutes each, these videos will expand your ideas about what coaching can be and push you to try new strategies.
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6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
By Eric Sheninger - For change to really be embraced by all stakeholders, it is critical that we don’t just tell, but also show that improvement is occurring.
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Two Favorite Sources for Free to Use, No Attribution Required Images | Emerging Education Technologies

Two Favorite Sources for Free to Use, No Attribution Required Images | Emerging Education Technologies | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
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Using Gamification in Teacher Professional Development

Using Gamification in Teacher Professional Development | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
If you asked a room of teacher if they would rather work, play, or participate in professional development, professional development would likely come in last. Often, people imagine being stuck in classrooms listening to a lecture or chained to a computer for e-learning courses. And while these tried-and-true methods for professional development aren’t going anywhere, there are methods for increasing engagement amongst the teachers in attendance. One of those methods, if gamification. Understanding Gamification Gamification involves bringing elements traditionally associated with video games into the learning environment. Often, this involves concepts like points accrual, leveling, competition, and rewards being integrated …
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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018 | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Analytics, virtual reality, makerspaces and digital citizenship top the minds of education experts for the year.
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$200 million a year for computer science – Code.org – Medium

$200 million a year for computer science – Code.org – Medium | Ed Tech Integration | Scoop.it
Today, the White House announced a $200 million per year commitment to computer science education in America’s schools. Unlike similar proposals in previous years, today’s action delivers funding to…
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