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10 Ways Any Teacher Can (and Should) Use Technology

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Common Core tells us: New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

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I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. You won’t want to miss this article: Parents are aware that classrooms nowadays are much different than when they went to school a generation ago. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. . Not all parents are convinced about the benefits of EdTech, however.

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If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

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While the Common Core Curriculum Standards are supposed to provide English teachers with a common core of skills and texts, English classes are not standardized because the scope is too broad. I attempted humor in part one of the post and tried showing how my life mirrors writing in the English classroom (not a dedicated writing class).

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Storytelling is a great skill for any classroom.

CSI: Salinas

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A student''s smartphone or tablet does not have to just be used for a special occasion in the classroom. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial. assessment BYOD BYOT common core digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping literature PBL project based learning teaching technology writing

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

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The school has been 1:1 since 2010, and Lotta is fortunate enough to be able to work with the finding and implementation of digital resources and best practices. I have started to get my head around the British school system and think I might understand what the Common Core is, and Stibaly Johnson’s talk about how to use Edmodo definitely inspired me anyway. But then I was just slightly curious about the Digital Citizenship talk, and got stuck in the interesting discussion.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

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The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘gotta-do’s for a classroom teacher. In any case, reviewing this list will remind you (and your administration, tech support, teachers and others) of the needs of a highly engaging, fully functioning student-centered classroom. In Your Classroom…. Find your digital cameras. Include something about digital citizenship and home screen behavior. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2016

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million visitors to the 1,454 articles I’ve written on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes how to use wikis or blogs in the classroom and what I’ve learned from my students as we got through another tech week. Edtech Reviews. Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe? 13 Reasons For and 3 Against Technology in the Classroom. 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How. 6 Ways to Make Classroom Typing Fun.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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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 going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what technology should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. The lesson plans are optimized for a lab setting or a classroom.

Subscriber Special: Great Price on Coaching

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Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. You love being an edtech professional but what’s your career path? After only a short time, teachers find they are better prepared with tech-infused lesson plans, able to teach to standards more fluently, can integrate tech into core classroom time, easily differentiate for student needs with tech, and more.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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When you start at a new school (or classroom, or teacher), it’s important to understand the part technology will take to improve educational experiences for your child. Here are fourteen question you can expect stakeholders to answer — in depth: Who teaches students to use class digital tools? Many teachers (too many) think students arrive at school as digital natives, with all necessary digital knowledge downloaded into their brains. Parents edtech

Subscriber Special: August

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Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. You love being an edtech professional but what’s your career path? After only a short time, teachers find they are better prepared with tech-infused lesson plans, able to teach to standards more fluently, can integrate tech into core classroom time, easily differentiate for student needs with tech, and more.

Subscriber Special: April

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Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. You love being an edtech professional but what’s your career path? After only a short time, teachers find they are better prepared with tech-infused lesson plans, able to teach to standards more fluently, can integrate tech into core classroom time, easily differentiate for student needs with tech, and more.

Subscriber Special: May

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Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. You love being an edtech professional but what’s your career path? After only a short time, teachers find they are better prepared with tech-infused lesson plans, able to teach to standards more fluently, can integrate tech into core classroom time, easily differentiate for student needs with tech, and more.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year

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Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners. Most were striking it down, and calling for an end to Common Core, because in their opinion, it excludes the “basics.” Parents are huge stakeholders, and have an extremely important voice in the edtech discussion. 4) What digital citizenship curriculum are students exposed to?

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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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 going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time. You’ve been teaching for twenty years, but now your Principal wants technology integrated into your classroom. digital citizenship.

Subscriber Special: February

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That’s distracting as you search out resources for your classroom. If you’re an edtech company interested in helping spread Ask a Tech Teacher resources to everyone, contact us at askatechteacher@gmail.com. aligned with ISTE and Common Core. Digital delivery only. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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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 going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. The lesson plans are optimized for a lab setting or a classroom.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom . Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). General insecurity or misunderstanding about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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DimensionU is a collection of engaging interactive multiplayer fantasy games for grades 2-10 (some can be played solo) that focus on core skills in mathematics and literacy. Content aligns with Common Core, state standards and classroom instruction. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. How to Gamify Your Classroom (a lesson plan).

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

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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. Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. Google Classroom.

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

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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. Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. Google Classroom.

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

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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. Click on any of the titles below to read our full review of the tool's classroom potential. Google Classroom.

The Maker Movement In Education

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His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. True, it has long since been time to transform the classroom from a boring place of black and white textbooks to a virtual experience filled with 21 st century tools and projects. High Tech In The Classroom.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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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. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Passport: Digital Safety for Elementary School Kids . What a trip!

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, June 12th at 10:30am in Madison, WI GLS 10 Conference - Games in the Classroom , A panel discussion on surveys about games and learning: what surveys can and can''t tell us about this topic, what we learned via survey data, and implications for practice. Presenters: Barry Fishman (University of Michigan), Lori Takeuchi (The Joan Ganz Cooney Center), and Michelle Riconscente (GlassLab/NYU), Seeta Pai (Common Sense Media). How can we help kids make a better digital world?

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

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A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning. Resources: “Finding the Nouns or Facts” How might your identification of the curriculum standard nouns along with OER fit into a classroom ? Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards including common core. Incorporate Digital Citizenship.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides teachers, librarians, and education technology coaches with a variety of ways to customize their learning over the summer. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you. Common Sense Education provides many valuable resources focused on helping teachers identify how they can use tools and technology to assess learning in the classroom.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides teachers, librarians, and education technology coaches with a variety of ways to customize their learning over the summer. If you are a classroom teacher, the following learning paths or opportunities may be ideal for you. Common Sense Education provides many valuable resources focused on helping teachers identify how they can use tools and technology to assess learning in the classroom.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. The video is part of Impero’s work to support schools in keeping students safe online and promoting good digital citizenship.

Learning Revolution Events - Online Reform Symposium This Week - Tweetwood Mac - Future of Museums Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Details at: [link] Sanderling - Free Course Offering : Participants explore educator projects on eduClipper, create a resource for their own classroom use, and earn a digital Open Badge linked to evidence of their work. Thursday, July 10th in Nashville, TN Common Sense Media - Identifying Quality Apps, Websites, and Games for Learning , As technology is being integrated into classrooms, teachers are searching for quality apps, websites, and games for student learning.

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This webinar will cover what to look for in a game, where to get good games for learning, and strategies to integrate games into the system of a classroom. Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass , Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Reinventing the Classroom - Correction. Some of you noticed that the announcement about our exciting ed tech event on May 1st, Reinventing the Classroom , had a broken link -- sorry about that! Topics will include how to integrate technology into English Language Arts and Math classrooms, differentiated instruction, technology implementation strategies, and more. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, Flat Classroom®, and iEARN.