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A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year

A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Now that 2013 is officially in the books, I can’t think of a better way to reflect than with a flashback into the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the last 12 months! Check ‘em out by hovering over the interactive image shown below. There’s sure to be a useful “cool tool” or two to help you kick off the new year with a new tech crush—like Thinglink, my all-time fav!
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Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster

Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

If the SAMR model is new to you here is a brief explanation of the four letters that make it up:

S- Substitution - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change.
A - Augmentation - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.
M- Modification - Tech allows for significant task redesign.
R - Redefinition - Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.

The SAMR Model begins with Substitution (as in read the poster from the bottom up to more clearly understand the model), moving to Augmentation, then Modification and finishing with Redefinition. 

The SAMR model is the work of Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D. from M.I.T. For more information on the SAMR model check out his website at http://hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.

For an indepth look you may want to check out the presentation from August 23, 2012 with the title "The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars."


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Shannon Soger's curator insight, January 7, 2014 7:46 PM

Great poster, but it's important to note that what you're doing with the app will depend what SAMR level the lesson is. Keynote CAN be at Modification, but it can also be used as Substitution. For example, if a student is typing an "About Me" slide in Keynote, the technology is simply acting as a direct tool with no functional change in the task. However, if a student created an "About Me" presentation in Keynote that contained Photo Booth pictures of his/her family, and video of a family tradition that would bring the lesson to Modification. The student could not have "brought his/family" into his presentation without the use of the technology. 

Chris Hua's curator insight, February 9, 10:14 PM

APPS which can be used in each SAMR classification

Chris Hua's curator insight, February 9, 10:20 PM

APPS which can be used in each SAMR classification

 
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Challenge Based Learning at McKinney High School

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Challenge Based Learning in AP World History from Manestream News on Vimeo. By Minnat Choudhury and Jordan Hurt Challenge Based Learning in Criminal Justice from Manestream News on Vimeo. By Hannah...

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Three student-produced videos on different CBL projects at McKinney High School in Texas

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Deeper Learning: A Collaborative Classroom Is Key

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What's ideal when it comes to collaboration in our classrooms? Here's one coveted scenario: several children gathered at a table engaged in a high-level task, discussing, possibly debating an issue, making shared decisions, and designing a product that demonstrates all this deeper learning.

 


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teach them to listen, ask good questions, negotiate. Must read for our 5th grade team before they embark on challenge-based learning!

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5 Ways to Effectively Integrate an iPad in the Classroom

5 Ways to Effectively Integrate an iPad in the Classroom | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Every teacher can successfully integrate an iPad in the classroom by remembering it is not the central focus of the classroom. Effective instruction is the central focus. Instead of thinking about what to do with the iPad, teachers must decide if there a tool that will help them complete a lesson and meet their objective. Rather than creating new lessons just for the iPad, look at current lessons and see if there are activities that the iPad can help with. Technology should make life easier."


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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, Or Assessment Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience. It is also among the most troublesome due to its relativity. Rigorous for whom? And more importantly,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:01 PM

I love the rubric that goes with this article. This will be a great tool to use with teacher collaborations.

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Challenges | Thoughts about challenge based learning and leadership


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Challenge Based Learning at McKinney High School

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Challenge Based Learning in AP World History from Manestream News on Vimeo. By Minnat Choudhury and Jordan Hurt Challenge Based Learning in Criminal Justice from Manestream News on Vimeo. By Hannah...

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Three student-produced videos on different CBL projects at McKinney High School in Texas

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DigitalBooksforDigitalKids - home

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First presentation I assisted with at TCEA. This wiki showcases all kinds of ways for students to produce their own e-books.

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Collect Student iPad Creations with Edmodo

"This video outlines how the Edmodo app can be used to collect student created IMAGES and VIDEOS from a classroom set of iPads."


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