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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

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Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book. You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much different. Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971).

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. What is Actively Learn. Actively Learn is a high-functioning ereader for ELA, social studies, and science students in grades 2-12. If this is the first time they’ve logged in, they can start with a quick how-to on using Actively Learn.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Designing for the 21st Century Classroom.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. Although some educators have grown weary of the term “21st century learning,” the drive to transform education “matters more today—a lot more—than when we started the conversation.”

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

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We hadn’t heard of Twitter as an effective Professional Learning Network ( PLN ). Together we “ questioned assumptions ” and through this invigorating and new approach to teaching and learning, we underwent “ personal development. ”. The intended outcomes of the one-to-one device initiative was in keeping with the Ministry’s vision: “ Digital technologies are constantly changing the way we live, work and play. Learning that is continuous, relevant and adaptive.

"I Used to be Sitting in Seat 17D" - How I Rejuvenated My Teaching Career

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S/he noticed I was opening a book entitled What Connected Educators Do Differently by @ToddWhitaker , @Jeff_Zoul and @Casas_Jimmy. They asked me what changed, I simply replied “I started learning again.” It just so happened that the next week I went to a conference (last minute decision, by the way) in Syracuse that featured @E_Sheninger and his book Digital Leadership. At 40 years old I was worried… do 40 year olds learn new technology?

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

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

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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.

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

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Well, at least in the classroom. Learning tech ed this summer is an opportunity you’re ready for. The intent of the class is to use tech tools to infuse learning so teachers come away with not just a theoretical understanding of, say, screenshots and screencasts, but the practical application of these tools for three weeks in class. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment.

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#101: Don’t Print Homework–Email it!

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Once they learn how, it is automatic–and they love doing it this way. from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. 22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom. What is the Flipped Classroom. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources

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Welcome a post that is a companion to my PBL Flipped Learning Presentation. You will see that Flipped Learning really does connect with PBL plus find 100’s of resources. Those at my presentation will even learn more! First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Books.

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

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These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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I love hearing from colleagues about tools they discover that make a difference in their classroom. In addition, Dr. Cleary is a key member of the campus learning center at Keiser University, an active member of the Miami-Dade school system STEM advisory board, as well as a member of the Doral Chamber of Commerce. This online video making tool is a great solution for incorporating mixed media into lessons as well as supporting the flipped classrooms ideology.

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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Then enforce it by suspending privileges, warning abusers, or whatever works best in your classroom climate. Here are my ten favorite uses of Twitter in my classroom: Answer tech problems. Teach digital citizenship.

Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

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Welcome to the fifth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my Booking Page. I am now booked through the end of March, and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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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.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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Well, at least in the classroom. Learning tech ed this summer is an opportunity you’re ready for. The intent of the class is to use these tech tools to infuse learning so teachers come away with not just a theoretical understanding of, say, digital note-taking, but the practical application of these tools for three weeks in class. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’.

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5 Tools To Shake up the New Year

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One thing we can all agree on is that there are tons of free tech tools available that enrich learning. I belong to several Tech Teacher forums, FB groups, G+ Communities, and every day I find more great tools I can’t wait to use in my classroom. Here a graphic of it’s start page: How does this blend into the classroom: Newsela develops student interest in non-fiction, deep reading, and inquiry with focused articles written to their reading level.

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22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

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Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. digital devices. digital note-taking. digital portfolios. flipped classroom. Digital Devices.

10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. The first time I ran into these was with a link checker called AbleBits.com to find dead links in my tech ed books. This is great for flipped classrooms or auto-generated lesson plans that students can play, pause, and rewind as needed for their learning style. This is great for teachers who use PowerPoint for flipped classrooms, snow days, subs, or other lesson planning.

10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

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I’ve written a lot lately about the benefits of using videos in your classroom. If you’re not a believer in video and need some convincing, or you’re still slowly hopping on the bandwagon, here are 10 reasons why educators should be using video inside and outside of the classroom. Learn Storytelling: Videos are stories in motion. Learning is individualized because students can start and stop videos to understand a concept and create videos at their own pace.

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17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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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). D’Amato’s Learning Path.

Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

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The engine of learning is not always fueled by reading. In fact, knowledge is often acquired via audio, video, role-playing, and other approaches that address the varied learning styles of today’s students. Bright Science — short videos on various science topics, many by learned presenters against a white board. More on videos as a classroom tool: How to teach with videos. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

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More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios. Lisa’s Learning Journey.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Check out my Booking Page. I am now booked through the end of March, and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

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As each teacher downloads their favorites, students spend as much time learning the app as applying it academically. When looking for an app to curate classroom reading, consider these requirements: works well with your current LMS. displays books quickly, allowing you to open multiple books, add annotations, and take notes. Otus is a free all-in-one mobile learning management system designed by teachers for teachers, available on iPads and desktops.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Its intuitive options, step-by-step guidance, and commitment to making the experience positive for both teachers and students helps to not only bridge the gap between classroom and career as students meet those who have applied school knowledge authentically to their jobs, it levels the education playing field across rural and urban landscapes, between schools with vast resource budgets and those who struggle to stay out of the red year-to-year. This is great for flipped classrooms.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. digital portfolios for students–this can be accomplished with the LMS you use, Google Apps, Google Classroom, or even Dropbox.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

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Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Check out my Booking Page. A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom. Learning must be authentic and meaningful in order for the content to really be understood and usable.

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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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Provide video evidence of class activities in a flipped classroom. Offer a fun, unique approach to digital storytelling. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Once a project is complete, it can be uploaded as a pdf, an image, or a video to most major digital portfolios. Before using Google Hangouts on Air, review its application to your digital device.