5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

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It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. In this 4-part podcast series on Dynamic Learning with Google, Kasey shares all her favorite lesson ideas! BONUS : Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. Also works on mobile.).

Let’s Catch up at #iste2016 : Here’s how

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki will be talking about mobile app development with Alefiya Bhatia, co- founder of Crescerance. They have an excellent free digital citizenship training program for teachers, Netsmartz. The CTN Playground with Crescerance and MAD-Learn. Alefiya Bhatia from MAD-Learn and Vicki will be talking about mobile app development and web design during this Playground session organized by the CTN Leadership at ISTE.

The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

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As more and more schools and districts set goals to provide one-to-one access to technology to students to meet teaching and learning goals, district and school leaders are faced with the task of planning and implementing technology resources at levels that they might not have experienced in the past. Another example of engaging our stakeholders emerged when deciding which mobile device model to select for purchase for schools. Mobile device implementation.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

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That requires a detailed picture of what students have learned. Kiddom is a free standards-based platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences. Coming soon: a mobile phone app. If this is important to you, there is a solution: Export class data as a.csv and upload it to the digital gradebook. If you collect student work in a site like Edmodo, Office Mix, or Blended Learning, you would provide one link to the page.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Eric Butash

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The Highlander Institute has established itself as a leading collaborator and national leader in blended learning and education innovation. Since our organization often plays the role of thought partner or coach for educators around blended learning, we include various safeguards and content around digital citizenship. These tools give teachers and parents a critical "how to" guide for raising children in today's digital age.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. MATH Awesome Digital Tools for K-8 Common Core Math.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

The process of learning through that period really gave me a burden to help our school see the benefits of technology integration- not always technology for technology sake and not stand alone. Sometimes I would create web searches for our students to learn more about what they were studying in class but also learn the skill of good Internet searching. I wanted them to learn that technology was a tool for their learning.

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

Learn how Buncee allows teachers to create and customize lessons focused on historical primary sources for their classroom allowing students to work at their own pace through carefully crafted, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom. See how students can use Buncees to represent their Project Based Learning in a more authentic and meaningful way. Mobile MegaShare- Showing What I Know.My

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

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Using images instead of text to convey ideas—known as “picting”—is becoming the norm among today’s digital-first students. Picting by the Numbers Snapchat, a mobile app that allows users to capture video and pictures that disappear after a few seconds, has over 173 million daily users and the average number of Snaps per day hovers around 2.5 Students are coming to school with an established digital footprint. Finally, most students are learning a world language in school.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

Switching to mobile devices? Check the mobile carts – are the devices charging? Learn more about the levels of technology integration by visiting the Technology is Learning site. Google Apps for Education, Learning Management System (LMS), Student Information System (SIS), online education sites… For online education sites, do you have all usernames and passwords ? Find your digital cameras. Catlin Tucker – Blended Learning.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

First Raw Results from the Technology + Learning Survey at modernlearning.com

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today I'm publishing the survey results at ModernLearning.com for the 2017 Learning Revolution 's survey on technology and learning, which is the initial part of a larger effort to create a worldwide online conference on this topic. Going through the results has given me an unparalleled opportunity to think about, and hopefully present to you, a practical framework for understanding where and how modern computer, Internet, Web, and social technologies make a difference for learning.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu. If you want to follow those tweets, you can either track the conference hashtag #ticalsls14 or you can follow the Learning Revolution Twitter account at @learnrevproject.

It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

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This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. TabPilot ( www.techpilotlabs.com ) Learning Systems has changed its company name to TechPilot Labs.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

"Always On" Education with Project Share #SXSWedu

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Notes from a breakout session at South by Southwest Edu 2011 Presenter: David McGeary, Harris County Department of Education, Digital Learning Specialist McGeary helped build the first version of the Texas Tour in ProjectShare Hybrid or blended learning fills the gap between what we teach in the classroom with what they do in the real world. 31 minutes per day doing digital interaction. Why we need digital citizenship in our curriculum).

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community. Derek Barkalow Teenage Kicks (for Grown-Ups) - Fiona Mauchline Urban Legends Through Digital Storytelling - James Gubbins What is this ''new'' writing?