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Friday Folder: Software Updates and Best Practices Exclusively for Teachers on the LMS: Special Edition: Working with Archived Classes

Friday Folder: Software Updates and Best Practices Exclusively for Teachers on the LMS: Special Edition: Working with Archived Classes | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Friday Folder - Online learning and communications platform for private & public schools including Custom Design Services, CMS, LMS, Admissions Software, Portals and Modules.
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Great tips for moving old resources, quizzes, and even the layout of your entire homepage (finally!) to a brand new class page. Thank you Finalsite for the updates!

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How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Veteran educator Jennifer Gonzalez shares a 7-step framework that can help hesitant or frustrated teachers add more digital prowess to their teaching practice.
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Hey AHC teachers - some good tips here!

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Friday Folder: Software Updates and Best Practices Exclusively for Teachers on the LMS: "I Already Have a Test That Day!"

Friday Folder: Software Updates and Best Practices Exclusively for Teachers on the LMS: "I Already Have a Test That Day!" | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Friday Folder - Online learning and communications platform for private & public schools including Custom Design Services, CMS, LMS, Admissions Software, Portals and Modules.
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Check out this great new resource from Finalsite! Every Friday they will provide a new tech tip for teachers regarding things you can do with the Finalsite class page! 

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3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and
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#AHCTeachers: always remember to keep the learning goal in mind when working towards meaningful technology integration as these teachers did. 

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Top 10 ed tech trends to watch out for in 2015 | ZDNet

Top 10 ed tech trends to watch out for in 2015 | ZDNet | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
From flipped classrooms to online learning, what ed tech trends should we watch out for in the next year?
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Some interesting insight into what trends in edtech will most likely grow in 2015. Mobile learning, augmented learning, and gamification make the list. Basically, we want to get our students learning by doing through the use of tech tools. 

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Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
How students can connect on issues that matter to them.
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Article gives several tips on how you can use digital media to create authentic, real world learning experiences for your students and help them become civically engaged!

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Newseum Education’s Digital Classroom

Newseum Education’s Digital Classroom | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Focused on historical inquiry, media literacy, critical thinking, document analysis, and civic engagement, Newseum Education’s Digital Classroom features a wide variety of engaging interactive content for middle school through college teaching and learning.

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#AHCTeachers - check out the resources available through the Newseum's Digital Classroom. I see this useful in English and Social Studies classrooms. Try it out!

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Skype in the classroom

Skype in the classroom | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Skype in the classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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#AHCTeachers! Check out this cool resource: "Skype set up its “Skype in the Classroom” website, which allows educators to search for guest speakers by location or subject area. Available experts recently included authors, paleontologists, an educator from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group, rangers from Badlands National Park, a marine robotics expert from MIT, and one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of submarines and robots to map the undersea world. The list is ever-changing and extensive, and it just scratches the surface of what’s available in terms of virtual visits."

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Drive storage

Drive storage | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
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woo hoo! #ahcteachers  - unlimited google drive storage has arrived to AHC! #edtech   #edtechtools "Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size..." 

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The SAMR Model Explained By Students - YouTube

This video "The SAMR Model Explained By Students" was created to give teachers a broad overview of Ruben R. Puentedura's SAMR framework for technology integr...
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The SAMR model broken down and easily digestible. 

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7 Chrome Extensions You Shouldn’t Live Without

Chrome extension extend the functionality of your Chrome browser or Chromebook. Here are seven education Chrome extensions that you shouldn't live without.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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For those #AHCteachers using Google Chrome..Let me know if these extensions are helpful!

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Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom

Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
An iPad lets students consume and interact with content, a fun and efficient way of meeting the Common Core standards for integrating and analyzing information.
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"With an iPad, your students can consume content as they read about current events, and then organize their thinking and demonstrate their understanding. "

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Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

Bringing Twitter to the Classroom | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Social media can turn an awkward school discussion into an addictive debate.
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This article presents some good ideas on how to use Twitter in the classroom And really engage your students in critical thinking beyond class time. 

 

"today’s high school students might be the first generation to master the art of posting respectful, deeply considered ideas in real time—and in 140 characters." 

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12 ways to adopt Google Apps for Education | eSchool News | eSchool News

12 ways to adopt Google Apps for Education | eSchool News | eSchool News | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
A new digital resource outlines 12 ways to safely use Google Apps for Education in the classroom.
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12 tips for using Google Apps for Education - a valuable resource to achieving the Semester 2 milestone this semester and beyond. Also includes a downloadable guide!

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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

To assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools.
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Inspired by last week's #profdev? Here are some tips on how to do formative assessments with the iPad..

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8 great ways to jumpstart your Google+/Twitter PLN | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 great ways to jumpstart your Google+/Twitter PLN | eSchool News | eSchool News | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Twitter and Google+ may not have been designed for educators, but every day thousands of teachers, school leaders, and learners of all sizes take to social media to connect, grow, and share in ways that would seem almost impossible a few short years ago. With all the noise, though, it can be tough to know where to begin.
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#AHCTeachers - Here are some great tips on how to leverage social media networks to get ideas for your classes!

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5 Essential Multimedia Skills Every Educator Must Master -- THE Journal

5 Essential Multimedia Skills Every Educator Must Master -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us how technology energizes their classrooms. Here are their top five answers.
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"Although the responses are ranked in order of popularity, you can begin your self-improvement plan anywhere on the list. No matter which one you decide to start with, these skills, sensibilities and products can keep your classrooms lively, your instructional practices fresh and your students (and you) personally engaged."

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4 essential game-based learning questions | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

4 essential game-based learning questions | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
These four questions can help educators guide their game-based learning implementations.
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Thinking of incorporating a learning game in your class? Ask yourself these 4 important questions first.

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Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom | Edudemic

Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom | Edudemic | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it

 Graphite praised the app’s ability to “help kids make deeper, real-world connections” to curriculum and “liven up” classwork.

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Had a lot of fun testing out the Aurasma app. The app brings content seen through the iPad's camera alive for the viewer through the use of augmented reality. Want to work with #AHCTeachers to see how we can create auras to enjoy on our iPads throughout the school!

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The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology

The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.
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Article makes the case for using technology for note taking because it facilitates: supporting the acquisition of knowledge, saving notes across devices, searching through vast quantities of information, and sharing learning with the rest of the community. #edtech #edtechtools

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 4 Classroom Management Techniques with Technology

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 4 Classroom Management Techniques with Technology | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
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#AHCTeachers: In the end you must realize that you control your classroom, not the iPads!

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Making Current Events Accessible to Kids

Making Current Events Accessible to Kids | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Many parents and teachers grew up doing dull current-events reports based on static text found in newspapers. Today's students, who are immersed in a world in which news can be updated by anyone 24/7, need a different skill set to read and understand the world. Classroom current-events time...
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This one is for our #AHCTeachers in the History/Social Sciences Department. What kind of tech tools will you use to engage your students with current events?

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Four tips to manage mobile classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

These four tips could help educators manage busy, interactive mobile classrooms.
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Article outlines 4 management principles when mobile technology is introduced in the classroom. Article also includes links to more detailed strategies. Check it out!

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iOS 8 Features for Teachers!

iOS 8 Features for Teachers! | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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#AHCTeachers - look out! Start getting ready for the new features in iOS 8. My favorite: inter-app communication opens up new possibilities in curating content from the web and completing projects in multiple apps. 

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There are some great new features in iOS 8 for teachers!

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5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology | Edudemic

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology | Edudemic | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work. Playing games, chatting with their friends, and browsing the internet are all likely suspects …
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"It may seem like a basic concept, but just because you have a 1:1 classroom doesn’t mean the technology always has to be on. "


FYI: Our iPads should be used more for guided activities vs. non guided note-taking and reading. When students are using the iPad to collaborate, communicate, and create is when you'll see the true value of the iPad emerge. 

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