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Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary , writing, and grammar instruction online. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. I authored a resource for MindShift titled “ Teachers’ Guide to Using Videos ,” which includes a section describing a range of strategies a teacher can employ to flip and engage.

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

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The Flipped Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As an instructional tech facilitator my goal is to help teachers progress through the stages of technology adoption to get to the point at which they are using technology as a tool for learning, rather than using it as an add on to supplement traditional learning activities. At it''s most basic level, The Flipped Classroom approach means front loading the learning and assigning the prep work as homework in order for students to come to class prepared to use it.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way.

PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!

Edsurge

While the focus is on educational technology and lesson design as opposed to just writing instruction, I have always discovered innovative applications in my English classroom of tools and ideas gleaned from CUE Lead Learners. Multimedia production with apps such as Screencastify and GreenScreen by Do Ink, for demonstrating student learning and flipping my classroom. Formative assessment tools like Padlet , Socrative , Quizizz , and Kahoot!

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

CUE

Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha. In a previous blog , San Gabriel Valley CUE Board Member Valerie Sun discussed Iron Chef lesson design where she wrote about the process and how to introduce it in the classroom. David Platt ( @herrplatt ) is a seventeen-year educator in the middle and high school classroom.

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Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

The Khan Academy site now contains over 3000 videos mapped to the Common Core and associated assessments that allow learners to practice and reinforce skills acquired through the videos. It has its merits, as does the flipped learning approach that his videos are generally associate with, but more as an instructional supplement to enhance the teaching and learning process. Change education reform educational technology Flipped Classroom Khan Academy Opinion

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To assess understanding of media or simply to ensure the assigned media was actually watched. To collaboratively judge/assess/add comments to an assignment or a contest with media products. Among the Common Core Standards addressing media understanding are: CC.11-12.R.I.7 flipped classroom note-taking online learning video videonot.es

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools. Teachers can link data to Common Core State Standards or integrate their own custom standards to report on. Otus tracks a variety of data like attendance, participation, student blogs, assessments and grades.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Quickly, it is becoming the close reading tool of choice for teachers because of its ease of use, differentiation of needs, depth of tools, and variety of resources. It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. in the library as a research tool .

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. This 18-hour course provides students with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with students I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have time for.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. A secondary focus (but of significant interest with educators I polled) is technology as change agent in achieving Standards, enabling teachers to fulfill Common Core requirements without adding that ‘extra layer’ many teachers fear will take more time/knowledge/effort than they have available.

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3D science product offers immersive learning

eSchool News

Gale Interactive: Science makes it easy for instructors to integrate 3D, digital content into the classroom that’s contextualized and mapped to the national science curriculum. It can be used for test prep, research or homework assignments (with flipped classrooms), or for in-class demonstrations. With Gale Interactive: Science, users can review concepts with tools to zoom, rotate and explore models. Digital Learning and Tools STEM

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Tech-infused Classroom. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. It was run like a flipped classroom where class members read, tested and experimented from resources available in the weekly syllabus.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

This wide variety of games and assessments allow for differentiation in learning styles and is helpful for children who do better with alternative methods. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. I love that I can offer unique word lists that are easily accessed, studied, and assessed in a fun gamified way. All books are aligned with Common Core ELA standards.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Summer PD 2015 just ended.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. ELA AND ELL A+ Tools for K-5 Common Core Reading Comprehension. MATH Awesome Digital Tools for K-8 Common Core Math.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The posts generate ideas on how these concepts just might fit in the classroom and/or provide some driving/guiding questions. Geogebra – Get this free online math tools for graphing, geometry, 3D, and more! While it was created to allow for family interaction, it is also figures into the Math PBL classroom. Students find that math is a tool to explore the world around us. Lessons are aligned to Common Core Standards and explore real life questions.

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Reflecting on 2015… Ten Resources I Found Valuable

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Formative – Not all feedback tools are the same. This is a tool that can be part feedback, part game, and part group brainstorming. This is a great formative tool to check understanding and decide the next move for needed instruction. This is the right tool for teachers wanting to get their students deep in the inquiry process. This is a must have tool for educators facilitating that essential pathway along Bloom’s higher order thinking.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

When it comes to the most popular edtech tools among teachers, some apps, websites, and games have stood the test of time, while others tend to come and go with each new year. So, what are the most popular edtech tools this year? Here's a collection of some of the most-searched-for edtech tools among today's teachers. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Educators can manage/create student accounts, take attendance, grade, and assess students in real-time, and much much more. Stick Around - A great iPad app that can be used for Project Based Learning or Flipping a Lesson by creating puzzles/diagrams and having students label them. WordWriter - Is a new learning tool from the award winning collaborative writing site, BoomWriter.

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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

When it comes to the most popular edtech tools among teachers, some apps, websites, and games have stood the test of time, while others tend to come and go with each new year. So, what are the most popular edtech tools this year? Here's a collection of some of the most-searched-for edtech tools among today's teachers. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

When it comes to the most popular edtech tools among teachers, some apps, websites, and games have stood the test of time, while others tend to come and go with each new year. So, what are the most popular edtech tools this year? Here's a collection of some of the most-searched-for edtech tools among today's teachers. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Challenge-Based Learning is a learning model pushed by Apple that promotes the academic classroom as a think tank to solve authentic problems.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

Sites w/ Educational Portal Animoto Plus - One of the most popular web tools/apps for creating slideshows w/ free educational portal for schools. Answer Pad - A fantastic Student Response and Assessment System that uses an innovative graphical interface to help turn a teacher''s classroom paperless (by doing testing on mobile devices) and assess students on any number of subjects in real-time using a free mobile app w/ digital portfolio capabilities.

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D. Free Synchronous Meeting Tools to Deliver Faculty Professional Development - Dr. Rochelle Franklin, Director of Faculty Training and Development Providing follow-up support to village school teachers for improved teaching and learning processes - Mr. Asher Javaid Who Has Time for Data?

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Updates "Reinventing the Classroom" Starts Wednesday Evening! Reinventing the Classroom" Call for Volunteers. We''ve got an amazing, and FULL, schedule for this week''s Reinventing the Classroom event - all about how ed tech is reshaping the classroom experience. Saturday, May 3rd at 12pm Classroom 2.0 LIVE Weekly Show , Classroom 2.0

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. The Flipped Classroom". For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom.