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17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video. People enjoy learning from others who walk them through the process. Plus, students can learn from a multitude of subject matter experts worldwide. Below are web tools and apps for teaching with videos. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students can create how-to videos to teach others how to use favorite web tools or to demonstrate a process. Students can use screencasting tools with whiteboards to show how to complete an equation, to create visual word problems, or explain a theory. Teaching others is one of the most powerful ways to learn and the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Screencasting Web Tools and Apps.

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9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

To introduce students to the possibilities of technology get them to complete different tasks with web tools and apps, such as mindmaps , podcasts , digital stories , videos , podcasts , etc.! But before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Check out my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , to discover digital projects where students make a meaningful impact on their communities and the world.

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15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity. What follows are a list of free web tools and apps for student to create various audio projects whether it is a one time radio show or regularly produced podcast. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Below, I’ve listed some free educational web tools for creating a class ezine. This post is part of my Digital Click and Learn Calendar.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar. It is important we get our students to create digital avatars and reflect on their digital identities. I discuss this in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Below, are free web tools and apps students can use to create avatars.

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Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? Fortunately, educators can leverage learnings from some leading-edge K-12 districts who have developed thoughtful processes for making edtech decisions despite limited available evidence.

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Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others. Below are additional websites to discover CC licensed and public domain content your learners can remix in their own digital projects.

15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums. This is why the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , has students create video game walkthroughs for their peers. We can push the learning to a whole ‘nother level by getting students to design learning games for their peers. Digital Game Creators.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. NGDLE – Next-generation Digital Learning Environment.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). Tagged on: August 17, 2017 Do Laptops Help Learning?

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12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials. Your students will have a much valuable learning experience if they create their own.

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Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan. Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. Here are some of the trends from 2017 we’re excited to share: 1.

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Below I’ve listed some free educational web tools for creating a class ezine. Students can also use these web tools to design a class yearbook or end-of-year memories digital book!

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017.

8 Web Tools and a Template For Learners to Establish Goals with Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are a list of additional free web tools and apps for creating vision boards with a few examples. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Web Tools. Buncee – educational web tool and iOS app where students add digital content (free images, audio clips, YouTube video, videos, voice recordings, stickers, etc.) Smore – web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images.

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18 edtech developments set to impact schools

eSchool News

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report. The report is organized into 6 key trends, 6 significant challenges, and 6 developments in edtech that are going to impact K-12 teaching, learning and creative inquiry. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News News STEM

15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is just a tool. Below are more than 15 ideas to try with your learners in 2017. You will find links to the resources, lesson plans, activities, and free web tools and apps I have shared for each of these ideas weekly in webinars or blog posts. Hope you have an incredible teaching year in 2017! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. 15 Teaching Ideas for 2017 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise

eSchool News

Sixty-three percent of K-12 educators use edtech in their classrooms each day–an increase from the 55 percent reporting the same in 2016, according to an annual survey from the College of Education at the University of Phoenix. Interestingly, 63 percent of the more than 1,000 surveyed teachers also said edtech helps to create a more interactive learning experience, while 25 percent said they still feel intimidated by students’ knowledge and use of technology.

Tis the Season to be Tech Jolly with the December Calendar of Digital Goodies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These posts are part of my December Advent Calendar of Digital Goodies, which you can find below. Click on the day to discover a new post with suggested free education web tools, apps, resources, and ideas for students to create incredible projects and learn effectively with technology. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Digital Goodies Posts. 8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines.

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Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes. Additionally, they surveyed “Digital Learning Leaders” to see how they felt about some (but not all) of the items in the survey. The question was only posed to faculty and not to digital learning leaders.

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52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others. Get your copy of my current books, The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. 52 Web Tools and Apps.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Therefore, I’m always searching for quicker and more effective ways to enhance the learning in my classroom. Now, many web tools such as Buncee , MySimpleShow , Biteable , Powtoon , and Piktochart provide you with templates for various types of web projects. I also provide tons of templates in the Mission Toolkit of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Integrating technology isn’t an easy process.

Want to save your district $3 billion on edtech?

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools NewsSchool districts are routinely being overcharged by at least $3 billion on ed-tech products, including hardware and software, each year–the equivalent of 54,000 first-year teacher salaries, according to a new study from the Technology for Education Consortium (TEC). The study on ed-tech purchasing reveals schools spend an estimated $13.2 billion on ed-tech products each year. This includes $4.9

Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. A recent report from SRI also found that educators see great potential for edtech while learners enjoy using edtech tools. If we believe in the potential of technology to bring quality digital learning opportunities to this underserved population, what can we do to accelerate adoption? Learn more by reading the full report.

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How Do You Motivate Learners to Research More Effectively? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for teaching students how to use web tools and apps to research more effectively. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I discuss the importance of motivating our learners to do more than just use Google and Wikipedia for research. The reason students use these web tools is because they are quick and easy.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I have provided several templates, handouts and activities to motivate students to brainstorm in different ways for each digital mission. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning

Edsurge

And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. A Vision for Digital Learning. Student learning: Yes!

Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

We need to allow teachers and students to use social media as an instructional tool, which is why I encourage teachers to do this with digital learning missions in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. One of the digital missions encourages students to create fictitious social media profiles for famous historical figures or characters.

Every Student Should Be Given the Opportunity to Teach Others

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the best ways we learn is by teaching others. By playing the role of the teacher, students demonstrate understanding and learn about instructional design, delivery, and presentation. They begin to reflect on the learning process, because they will know if their peers learned the material or not. Find out more in my previous post, Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos.

Planning a Successful Global Collaboration Project #EdtechMissions Chat Archive

Teacher Reboot Camp

Anthippi shares her story in this post and also in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. She blogs about her favorite tools here. Anthippi Harou ( @AnthippiHarou ), a primary teacher in Greece, was the guest moderate of today’s #EdtechMissions chat about planning global collaboration projects.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Find the Right Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , students create various digital projects to make a meaningful impact on their communities and the world. With web tools and apps students can demonstrate their learning by creating videos, podcasts, digital stories, multimedia posters, ezines, ebooks, comics, games, interactive images, infographics, and so much more. Is the tool user-friendly?

Students Learning with Video Projects #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for learning with video projects. We talked about the importance of storyboarding to plan their projects and learning how to edit. Students also need to learn how to properly remix and attribute Creative Commons content into their projects. You’ll find templates, handouts, resources, and assessment tools to help with each project. How do we ensure students learn valuable skills when producing their videos?

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Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Teacher Reboot Camp

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally mark up, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. My students annotate every reading in our class so that their brains learn the process.

How Do Your Students Share Their Knowledge with Others? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I invite you to share your ideas, tips, and resources for this week’s #EdtechMissions chat on Flipgrid , an easy to use video response web tool and app. What skills do students need to deliver effective instruction digitally? To learn more about mission minded learning and launching digital missions, check out my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom !