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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions. I have included a list of BYOD sessions you could attend today, Tuesday, with times listed and room numbers. Tuesday BYOD Sessions. iPad Art & ‘Tra-Dgital’ Approaches to Learning in Hands-On Creative Classrooms (B306). PokemonGoEdu in the Classroom: Gotta Teach ’em All (B305). Podcasting in the Classroom: Why & How?

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Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

Classroom discussions are a great way to get students to think about a topic and take that thinking deeper. As a student, I always loved classroom discussions. The problem with classroom discussion. While I enjoy face-to-face discussions, I noticed something interesting taking place in the technology facilitated online discussion. Technology to enhance and extend classroom discussions. Synth is a fantastic platform for podcasting in the classroom.

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Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. As digital natives, today’s students have grown up with technology integrated into every aspect of their lives, and education is no exception. When it comes to middle schools and high schools, the average classroom looks more like a typical startup office than the traditional classroom of the past. Enter the age of BYOD.

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PDF FlipBook on a Chromebook.

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have already written a post about working with PDFs on a Chromebook. I have also written about creating eBooks on Chromebooks. PDF Flipbook Viewer or dFlip Reader has the power of modern 3D web technology which can be used to showcase your reports, portfolio, and brochures in a stunning flipbook effect. It is a great addition to your classroom Chromebooks or your student owned Chromebooks.

Using Technology to Extend Speaking Practice in a Language Classroom.

Dr. Shannon Doak

Often, in a language classroom, students have ample time to do all of these, but at home, work is usually focused on the reading and writing aspect of the language. This is where technology can help! Imagine being able to create an online environment that enables the practice of both listening and speaking while at home, away from the classroom! Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks ePortfolios Innovation My Thoughts Uncategorized

Making Thinking Visible Using Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

They are short, easy-to-learn mini-strategies that extend and deepen students’ thinking and become part of the fabric of everyday classroom life.” What I would like to focus on in this post is how technology can be used to support Thinking Routines and Making Thinking Visible. I will then discuss specific technology tools and how they can be used as an authentic part of the Thinking Routines.

Creating an Effective Learning Environment While Practicing Social Distancing

Dr. Shannon Doak

This means students will be in the classroom and you as their teacher, will need to share documents with them, assign learning tasks, and assess their understanding. This where technology comes in. Technology is the answer to this problem in a socially distanced classroom.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. It is important to note that capstone courses intrinsically vary from school to school, however, capstone as an inquiry-based process or one that is driven by student passions often rely on or use technology as a part of planning, design, and implementation.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom. Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD, warns that this analysis “should not be used as an ‘excuse’ not to use technology, but as a spur to finding a more effective approach”. According to Forbes, many business leaders are “getting more involved in technology decisions than ever before ”.

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"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. More than 4,400 teachers participated in this nationwide survey and online bulletin board sharing insights about what devices, applications, websites, and other technology tools are used in schools.

How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

techlearning

Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Whether you have 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD or are still deciding on devices, Christie Boen, Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian at Bend-La Pine School District, will help you create a content and technology plan for success in the classroom and library using ebooks and audiobooks.

International Podcast Day: Podcasts to Improve Learning

Dr. Shannon Doak

In this post, I will share some links to other posts I have made regarding podcasting in the classroom. The goal of this post is to raise awareness of the power of podcasts in the learning environment and to hopefully give you all some ideas about how to incorporate this fantastic tool into your own classroom. I would like to clarify my thoughts about podcasts and why I think they are a great addition to the classroom. Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom.

Using Screencasting and Google Slides to Make an Authentic Language Project

Dr. Shannon Doak

This project is fantastic for the second language classroom because it enables the student to practice using the target language in all the modes of communication and it also gives them a finished product that is easier to share. In another post I talk about how technology enables students to share their work with a wider and more authentic audience through the use of a blogging or journal platform. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity Innovation My Thoughts PD

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. These were the pressing questions of the time – a time 8-months after the release of the first iPad and 6-months before the release of the first Chromebook. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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MDR’s New Teachers Talk TechnologyReport Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

July 18, 2018 – Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. More than 4,400 teachers participated in this nationwide survey and online bulletin board sharing insights about what devices, applications, websites, and other technology tools are used in schools. SHELTON, Conn.

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Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. recently announced that Impero has been selected as the vendor of choice for SMART Sync™ customers wishing to move to the next generation of classroom management solutions. Impero’s Education Pro remote management and monitoring software is an enhanced classroom management offering that also includes remote management tools for school technical staff. Curriculum Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Content, patience and a plan: How to launch an instructional technology strategy

techlearning

FREE Webinar | September 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM EDT Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Whether you have 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD or are still deciding on devices, Christie Boen , Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian at Bend-La Pine School District, will help you create a content and technology plan for success in the classroom and library using ebooks and audiobooks.

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Disruptive Devices: Managing and Maintaining Diverse Technology

District Administration

But, the expansion of 1-to-1 and BYOD initiatives, flipped classrooms, and anytime-anywhere learning has created a variety of management challenges. Administrators are faced with managing a proliferation of laptops, smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks and other devices with small staffs and limited budgets

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. education and technology future of education

Student Response Tools for the Digital Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

As classrooms become more connected through technology, teachers have several choices when it comes to selecting a Student Response Tool to use with student devices. Whether your class is 1:1 with a specific device (Chromebooks, iPads) or you have a BYOD environment (Bring Your Own Device),there are many websites that work as an excellent option for teachers to gather responses from their students. assessment edtech iPad reading open response technology integration

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

Technology in schools is a neutral resource. It does not harm or help student learning when put into classrooms. Only when technology is employed by the teacher to serve as part of the learning experience does it have any impact, positive or otherwise. I bring this up because the debate about the promise and perils of technology in schools continues to float around online. The reality is that technology is doing more harm than good in our schools today.

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

Technology in schools is a neutral resource. It does not harm or help student learning when put into classrooms. Only when technology is employed by the teacher to serve as part of the learning experience does it have any impact, positive or otherwise. I bring this up because the debate about the promise and perils of technology in schools continues to float around online. The reality is that technology is doing more harm than good in our schools today.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

When students want to do quick research on a topic, look up a word, run a calculation, or review a concept, they can hop on a cell phone much faster than logging into a Chromebook or laptop. Finally, cell phones have become a small version of a computer be it a laptop, Chromebook, or iPad (especially an iPad). Schools with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs find a noticeable percentage of students bring mobile phones as their device. Is technology outpacing you?

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Student Response Tools for the Digital Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

As classrooms become more connected through technology, teachers have several choices when it comes to selecting a Student Response Tool to use with student devices. Whether your class is 1:1 with a specific device (Chromebooks, iPads) or you have a BYOD environment (Bring Your Own Device),there are many websites that work as an excellent option for teachers to gather responses from their students. assessment edtech iPad reading open response technology integration

Klein Independent School District Enables Smart Classrooms

techlearning

Aruba today announced that Klein ISD, a rapidly-growing school district in Klein, Texas, has completed a three-year, district-wide technology refresh built upon the Aruba Mobile First Architecture. While I speak with many school districts who want to embrace our same philosophy of empowering students and teachers through technology innovation, they lack the right infrastructure to support this vision,” he noted.

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Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Since it is web-browser based, Curriculet can be used on any device or computer which is a must for my BYOD, 1:1 one day a week with Chromebooks classroom. While Curriculet can be used in the Language Arts classroom for flipping reading instruction of novels, any subject area teacher can use Curriculet for implementing Common Core aligned reading of short texts. 1:1 BYOD common core curriculet flipping PARCC Reading

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edmodo Edmodo is my online classroom space. From posting the daily agenda to taking quizzes to connecting with others, everything is done in Edmodo as you can see from the list below and public folder of classroom examples. I create a main classroom group for each level I teach because I want to promote the online PLN experience. I break up each main classroom group into smaller sub groups. To use Curriculet, I create classes and give my students the classroom code.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

As a teacher, I knew all about project based learning and how rewarding it could be for students, but I struggled to imagine how I would make it work in my 4th grade classroom. One of the assignments we were tasked with during the cohort was getting our students involved in redesigning a portion of our classroom. As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This leads to the “innovator’s dilemma,” described recently in The Economist as “the difficult choice an established company faces when it has to choose between holding onto an existing market by doing the same thing a bit better, or capturing new markets by embracing new technologies and adopting new business models.” ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? Robotics in the classroom.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. For now, about 48 percen t of the teachers and students who responded to a 2018 report about classroom technology from Cambridge International reported using a desktop computer in schools. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

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

Graphite Blog

Management and support of technology is a lot like managing and caring for people. Technology is much the same. The advantage with technology is that it’s easier to uninstall/reinstall or swap out parts! So, how do we deal with the challenge of managing the “health” of our school’s or district’s technology? As technologies evolve and improve, it is critical that technology support models evolve with the technology.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. In his 16 years of working in IT, Tam Nguyen has grown uncomfortably familiar with these types of calls and the resulting reluctance of teachers to adopt new technologies. This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password.

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Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

" Unless you get instructional design right, technology can only increase the speed and certainty of failure " - William Horton As budgets expand or money becomes available at the end of a school year, the knee jerk reaction of many schools is to go all in and spend it as quickly as possible. With advances in affordable technology, such as the ultra-cheap Chromebook, it has been tough for schools to resist spending these funds on devices.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

In recent years, the amount of time that students with disabilities spend in general education classrooms has shown an increase, signaling that inclusive practices are being adopted. Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. One of the easiest ways to use technology to make classrooms more inclusive is to promote it as a tool for everyone.

Active Reading Strategies Using the DocHub Chrome App – from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. However, until recently, it has been a bit cumbersome to highlight, add notes, and draw on documents – particularly in a BYOD environment with Macbooks, Windows laptops, and Chromebooks. From there, it is possible to upload any PDF, text document, or Microsoft Office file from Drive, the web, or even your computer/Chromebook download folder.