Google Tools For The New Year

The Web20Classroom

Its definitely one worth a closer look next year. __ Google Image Swirl This is another one that is new but very cool. Everyone has got one. A Year in Review. Whether its for the top news stories of the year , or top gadgets of the yea r or even the top apologies of the year these lists are everywhere. Why look back when we can look forward? This was a huge year for Google.

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Change? Darn Right We Need Some Change!

The Web20Classroom

An Instructional Technologist A shift is definitely needed but how to accomplish it is the big question. A Teacher A shift is definitely needed. There are some things in life we can count on. The changing of the leaves. The changing of the seasons. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Most of these changes are welcomed and expected. Yet when it comes to education and the business of educating children one thing is for sure, change is absent.

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Google Presentation for Student Portfolios

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I know of two innovative teachers in D97 who are building these portfolios, and they are definitely worth taking a look at. Compatibility with PowerPoint combined with the ability to easily publish slideshows online makes Google Presentation a Cool Tool for creating and maintaining student portfolios. What a great way to celebrate the learning, progress and talents of your students, and what a fabulous way to share with relatives and friends across the world!

Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

Here's an example We don't like reading in class You could use it to brainstorm vocabulary around a topic or theme and then get your students to add definitions, and other elements of information about the words, like their parts of speech, collocations, example sentences etc. This morning I spotted Solvr on MakeUseOf and decided to give it a try. Solvr is a free easy and interesting way to collaboratively brainstorm and attempt to solve problems online. It's very simple set up.

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ANIMOTO Slide Show of Maui Robotics Tournament held at Seabury Hall

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

It definitely has a YOUNG feel to it. Animoto is an online slide show program, one of several available. Although it has been around for awhile (I remember our math teacher Ms. Davis introducing it to us in a Winterim program), this is the first time I''ve tried it. You can upload your selected photos (or video), add music (either provided or your own), and finalize. Ouila! A 30-second show is totally free. I chose the $3.00 one-time video purchase, with unlimited slides.

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Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. Language, processes, and definition of "knowledge" varies between networks.

The Three R's Are So 20th Century.

EdTechSandyK

Warlick does a great job of explaining why and what the new definitions need to be in the video below. Great overview of the educational challenge before us. The three R''s (Reading, ''Riting, and ''Rithmatic) are obviously still important, but education has to expand beyond those three basics. 21st centruy learning educational technology web2.0

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Concepts of Educational Technology Reflection

EdTechSandyK

The outcomes I achieved are most definitely relevant in the work I do in my district. NOTE: The post below is a reflection on my experiences in Lamar master''s degree course EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology. What outcomes had you envisioned for this course? Did you achieve those outcomes? Did the actual course outcomes align with those that you envisioned?

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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Neo LMS

We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

The definition of self-care is any action that you use to improve your health and well-being. Public Health, 123(11), November 2009, pp. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students. However, despite the misleading title, self-care isn’t at all about selfishness.

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Goal: Craft a Message for Your Passion Project

Teacher Reboot Camp

I helped begin Edchat in 2009 and created this video for it. Thank you to Bob Greenberg of The Brainwaves Video Anthology for this hi-definition and short video interview. Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” ” – Ferdinand Foch. Goal: Introduce a project or event you created based on your passion and vision.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom

Waterford

First, here’s a quick definition of bilingualism in general. Theory and Research in Education, 2009, 7(2), pp. What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism?

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see

Neo LMS

Taking the stage back in 2009 made me feel like I was a teacher again, and I loved teaching. While giving teachers real feedback is an arduous endeavor, it’s not impossible, and it will definitely be worth it. TED Talks are awesome.

Getting started with AR and VR: Defining Terms

EdTechTeam

More academic definitions: Virtual Reality (VR) – creates interactive computer-generated worlds, which substitute real-world sensory perceptions with digitally generated ones, producing the sensation of actually being in life-sized new environments. [2].

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a 2009 keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! November 8, 2009 (21centuryedtech Article by Michael Gorman). 2009).

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The BrandED Difference

A Principal's Reflections

When I first dipped my toe into the social media waters in March 2009 I really did not know what to expect. Little did I know that my tweeting would lead to a feature story on CBS Channel 2 NYC during November 2009 and in the process catch the eye of business maven Trish Ruben. The definition above provided clarity, but it was still missing some integral components in order to make the concepts of branding more applicable to the education world.

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

By definition, hands-on learning requires students to engage in the education process using multiple senses, including sight, hearing and touch. “The more parts of your brain you use, the more likely you are to retain information,” says Judy Dodge , author of 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (Scholastic, 2009). For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development.

Real talk: This is what successful blended learning actually looks like

eSchool News

Colorado District 49 , where I am superintendent of the iConnect Zone, started down the road to blended learning in 2009, and we are still learning. Devices should definitely be considered but also look at how students and teachers are going to engage with them, and make sure that your infrastructure is up to the task. Back in 2009, District 49 was looking for ways to provide more flexible learning opportunities.

STUDENT VOICE: Homeless in fifth grade, now a college sophomore

The Hechinger Report

My first stint of homelessness came in 2009, while I was in elementary school in Nebraska. I remember being uncomfortable and definitely confused. knew there was something different about our family. When I’d spend the day with friends, I wasn’t allowed to tell them where I lived.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Interactive projectors were introduced in 2009. High resolution is important for projecting detailed charts and graphs, text, and high-definition video. They’re also more compatible with high-definition source content. Full HD education projectors are a perfect match with high-definition content sources. This is the 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution familiar for its popularity with TVs.

Making is in Our DNA

A Principal's Reflections

Has it evolved – definitely! He goes on to share the following synopsis of constructionism penned by Kafai, Peppler, & Chapman (2009). I have such fond memories of the time I had with both my grandfathers, albeit much too short as one of them was taken from us too soon. Each of them had such a great fondness for the outdoors, which influenced my decision to pursue degrees in marine environmental science and biology.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. 2009). Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Research shows that many adolescents in the United States struggle with reading, and one key reason is their limited vocabularies.

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

I’ve had this blog since 2009. And it’s another that has no definitive answer. Growing your audience takes time and patience and it definitely won’t happen overnight. And remember, having that regular schedule definitely helps.) For nearly 9 years I’ve written about technology, improving school leadership and have shared my personal insights on being a connected educator.

IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO P2V CAMERA (2009) __ OVERVIEW Fast forward to mid-2020, and IPEVO has just released their 8th gen model, the newly updated IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB document camera. Megapixel Full auto-focus lens High definition resolutions?up

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Why Digital Leadership? #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This is something that I could have never dreamed of prior to social media as I felt that writing was definitely not my strong suit. I have witnessed and been a part of a dramatic transformation process at NMHS that began in 2009 when I gave social media a try. If you haven’t noticed, I have been a tad bit excited over the past couple of weeks leading up to the release of my new book.

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Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009. Becoming a connected educator has definitely resulted in an exponential increase in professional relationships for me. I recently had the honor of being a guest on Dr. Will Deyamport’s podcast called the Dr. Will Show. You can view the Google Hangout video HERE.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. 2009). Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Research shows that many adolescents in the United States struggle with reading, and one key reason is their limited vocabularies.

#EduroChallenge Day 3: Working in Virtual Teams

The Thinking Stick

In 2009 I set up a camera to UStream our COETAIL session live from Bangkok as we had two virtual participants. I wasn’t able to find research newer than that but the trend is definitely heading upwards to 50%. Day 3 of the #EduroChallenge is about teams and it’s something I’m personally very passionate about. Not only because we at Eduro Learning are a virtual team. We have no office space, yet we meet and work together all the time.

When the children leave: What’s left after a mass exodus of young people from Puerto Rico?

The Hechinger Report

In 2009 Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez was a middle school theater teacher in Puerto Rico. In October 2009 she found work in Chicago, as the resident art director of a youth theater organization. Research on the impact school closures have on children and communities isn’t definitive , but the effect appears to be increasingly negative for low-income children and communities. Johanna Dominguez rakes grass clippings in the backyard of the Pedro G. Goyco school.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. And patients’ own aspirations for their health and healthcare will evolve over time, changing a critical definition of care success, hence the way numerous and interrelated aspects of care must be aligned to attain it.

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Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

We had our first real chat in July 2009. But there are a couple for educators that you should definitely check out. If you have an interest in anything educational technology, definitely check out #edtechchat. This is the fourth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I've definitely changed with the apps I use and have less hardware. Related: Technology I'm using daily as a School District CIO (2012) Technology I use on a Daily Basis - updated for this year (Oct 2011) Technology I use on a Daily Basis - revisited and updated (June 2011) What technology I use on a daily basis (2009) -. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). Here's my updated version for Summer, 2015.

The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

The online learning consortium identifies six course-level definitions and four-program level definitions to provide clarity to the field for types of courses and programs that can be defined as "online" (Coswatte, 2014). These definitions are related to the amount of online content delivery, and the programs' definitions vary based on the amount of time students have to spend on campus. Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions. And patients’ own aspirations for their health and healthcare will evolve over time, changing a critical definition of care success, hence the way numerous and interrelated aspects of care must be aligned to attain it.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

NN: The desire for pilots definitely seems to be intensifying. TR: I definitely see the battle that some newer companies have. During his tenure as principal, the middle school was named a Pennsylvania Donald Eichhorn School to Watch in 2009 and 2012. Educators and vendors often report friction in their interactions. We hope to dig deeper into those feelings, facilitating discussion and generating ideas for innovation.