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How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it

These days, your online presence is your resume. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Now is the time.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 21, 2016 12:55 AM

Some tips for teachers.

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Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, September 25, 2016 4:39 PM
Raising awareness about the importance of digital reputation management might save us of making mistakes that could put our lives (or any field) at risk. An image, a post or a comment could end up being a disaster for our professional fields if they are not along with social conventions about social behaviours. In additon, as social networks allow people to get a fast and massive access to information, we need to pay closer attention to the kind of content we publish since these spaces, nowadays, can even play the role of a resume for a job interview (as Scoop.it slogan says, "You are the content you publish"). My suggestion, then, could be to have our several social domains in separate virtual spaces instead of migled into only one, or limiting our virtual spaces to determined or previously set objectives.
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Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace

Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it

Unless you live under a rock or are completely off the grid when it comes to technology, you’re probably aware of the maker movement. However, if you need a refresher, I made an infographic. The maker movement is such an exciting time for students and teachers alike! Yet, while a part of you is excited, the other part of you is flooded with the reasons why you just can’t start a makerspace right now.

“I have no money.”
“I’m just not super comfortable with technology.”
“We don’t have devices at my school.”
“I don’t have the space.”
“I don’t have the schedule that allows me to teach the kids how to do the stuff.” 


I find this to be incredibly unfortunate. Not unfortunate in that I wish you had more money and were more comfortable with technology (although I sympathize), but unfortunate in that you think you need both of those to start a makerspace. With the massive amount of information out there about makerspaces, somewhere along the way, the term “maker” became synonymous with words like “3-D printing” and “robots.”

My husband loves woodworking and I like building computers. Am I more of a “maker” than he is? Am I being less of a maker when I use zip-ties and soda caps to fix my son’s toy car rather than 3-D printing a replacement part? Absolutely not!


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Brilliant!
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CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts

CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
We want our students to be able to read challenging texts. That’s a given. We want them to learn to analyze, paraphrase, and infer. We want them to support their points with textual evidence. And we have a pretty good idea of how to teach them to do these things.

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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
“When implementing and successfully sustaining a mobile learning initiative, it is imperative not to allow the device to drive instruction. Lessons, curriculum, schools and districts should never be built around technology. Everything we do in education should be built around learning. Thus, if the ultimate goal is to improve student outcomes then the role of any mobile device initiative should be to support or enhance learning.”
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Christine K's curator insight, September 23, 2016 4:29 AM
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Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight, September 23, 2016 7:32 AM
Tech follows learning - not the other way around.
Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, September 27, 2016 11:15 PM
Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Then, Technology.
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Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17

Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17 | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Last year I published a 30 page document that I called The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. This week I spent some time revising that document and updating it the 2016-17 school year. The Practical Ed Tech Handbook isn't just a list of my favorite resources. I've included ideas for using these resources and in many cases I've included links to video tutorials about my favorite resources.

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27 tools for diverse learners

27 tools for diverse learners | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Something remarkable has happened in the past decade. New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the kinds of flexible learning environments that students need to prepare for their future.

According to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, flexibility is key because it allows educators to accommodate their students’ natural variability in learning styles and preferences. While UDL is not just about technology, this idea is at the heart of how technology can make personalized learning a reality.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 30, 2016 6:41 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles.

Reinhard Paschke's curator insight, October 3, 2016 1:41 PM

With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.

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Understanding Bloom's Taxonomy and Using It Effectively

Understanding Bloom's Taxonomy and Using It Effectively | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Most educators are familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy.  Proposed and created in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom and a committee of educators, it is a classification of the different objectives and skills students should learn from specific course content.  The taxonomy was updated in 2001 by Anderson and Krathwohl to focus on six levels of learning: Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create.  As you can see below in the first image, Anderson and Krathwohl shifted the taxonomy from nouns to active verbs.  

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Apple's 2015 Back to School deal: free Beats Solo2 headphones with Mac purchase

Apple's 2015 Back to School deal: free Beats Solo2 headphones with Mac purchase | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Apple is today launching its Back to School promotion for 2015. This year, it will give away a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac.  Customers must either purch...

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 26, 2015 11:15 PM

Great way to start coding with your students!

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 26, 2015 11:15 PM

Great way to start coding with your students!

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iPads a classroom hit with autistic pupils - Herald Scotland

iPads a classroom hit with autistic pupils - Herald Scotland | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Work using tablet computers to help teach children with learning disabilities including severe autism has been hailed by academics.
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3 ways you can print wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad

3 ways you can print wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Learn how to print from your iPad/iPhone to virtually any printer using AirPrint or third-party apps.

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How To Create Interactive Lessons for the iPad - Daily Genius

How To Create Interactive Lessons for the iPad - Daily Genius | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
As a teacher, you are used to create your own lessons. The xerox, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are your trusted companions. But how can you effectively use iPads in your lessons?

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Sherolyn Rymal's curator insight, January 18, 2015 2:17 PM

This is a great resource for teachers.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:42 PM

Para no convertir el iPad en un sustrato para el consumo de información. Al menos la interactividad con los contenidos.

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Expertise.tv

Expertise.tv | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it

Expertise.tv is a webinar platform for expert coaches. Broadcast your expertise and watch your brand grow. Nurture post-webinar relationships - Integrated community platform. Demonstrate thought leadership - Post content, articles & videos.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 22, 2016 1:33 AM

Useful free platform for anyone who wants to share or sell their expertise through live webinars.

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Studying the Classics with a Little Help from Technology

Studying the Classics with a Little Help from Technology | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it

Through the use of apps and software, students can develop a new appreciation and understanding of literature.


Imagine if part of your required reading at college meant launching an augmented reality Pokémon GO-style app that turns the world around you into Charles Dickens’s London or J.D. Salinger’s New York.

Proponents of the digital humanities — the combination of art and literature and modern tech — are working hard to figure out how to make the imaginary scenario above into reality.


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App and resource store | Jisc

App and resource store | Jisc | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it

We're developing an app and resource store to enable sharing and reuse of quality teaching and learning resources and continued professional development content.


What we're building We've recognised the potential and value of the well-recognised app and content store model as a means to develop, surface and sustain high-quality, trusted and innovative resources. Initially focused on the teaching and learning space, the Jisc app and resource store will enable you to locate quality resources to help in day-to-day work.


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New Differentiated Instruction Methods to Try Today

New Differentiated Instruction Methods to Try Today | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
In today’s classrooms, teachers are using a variety of teaching strategies in order to accommodate students’ unique learning styles. However, when you have a large classroom of students, it’s tough to be able to keep up with each child’s individual needs. Taking the time to use differentiated instruction so that all learners’ needs are being met, can also take some time.

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The Flipped Classroom Unplugged: Three Tech-Free Strategies for Engaging Students

The Flipped Classroom Unplugged: Three Tech-Free Strategies for Engaging Students | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Throughout this summer article series, we’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about the flipped classroom in higher education. We’ve shared ideas for student motivation, student engagement, time management, student resistance, and large classes. Since this is the final article in the series, I reviewed my notes and the findings from the Faculty Focus reader survey on flipped classroom trends (2015), and there’s one more topic we need to address:  creativity.

“I don’t know if I’m creative enough to flip my class. How do you keep coming up with new teaching strategies and tools to engage students during class time?”

In almost every workshop I teach, at least one participant asks me this question. And, the findings from the Faculty Focus reader survey highlight the scope of this concern among educators. Almost 79% of the survey respondents indicated that “being creative and developing new strategies and ideas” was sometimes, often, or always a challenge when implementing the flipped classroom model.

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7 Neuroscience Fundamentals For Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry

7 Neuroscience Fundamentals For Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
We tend to focus on motivation, emotions, and behaviors when we design eLearning courses. All of these elements have one thing in common: they are all based on neuroscience; the study of how the brain absorbs and assimilates information on a chemical and biological level. In this article, I'll share 7 neuroscience fundamentals that every Instructional Designer should know.

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Who are the educators driving flipped learning?

Who are the educators driving flipped learning? | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Educators searching for flipped learning inspiration can now find it in a list of 100 people who are innovating and inspiring others.

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Let your kids invent and build with The Everything Machine

Let your kids invent and build with The Everything Machine | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
From the creators of Simple Machines and The Robot Factory, comes a fun way for your kids to build awesome stuff in The Everything Machine by Tinybop.

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Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on September 9

Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on September 9 | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Apple's annual fall iPhone event will likely be held on Wednesday, September 9, reports BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who has provided reliable...

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Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on September 9

Apple to Debut New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV on September 9 | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Apple's annual fall iPhone event will likely be held on Wednesday, September 9, reports BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who has provided reliable...

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10 Great Apps for High School

10 Great Apps for High School | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
From managing projects to editing movies to making music to showing what they know, students will be inspired to exercise skills and dig into content with these apps that leverage the best of what tablets and smartphones have to offer.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Organize Leveled Reading Lists With Book Wizard Mobile

Free Technology for Teachers: Organize Leveled Reading Lists With Book Wizard Mobile | Tech Integrators | Scoop.it
Book Wizard is a Scholastic service that allows you to create and organize book lists according to reading levels and students’ interests. Book Wizard Mobile is a free iPad, iPhone, and Android app that you can use to scan a book’s barcode to quickly discover its lexile measurement, grade level equivalent, and guided reading level. Within the app you can create book lists and edit the existing book lists that you have created in your Scholastic.com teacher profile.

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