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A Novel Idea For Student Writing

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Within our classroom, we build our writing community by sharing our Google docs with trusted classmates (and some outside of our class) to get feedback without disrupting the quiet writing time. Of course we also share our writing aloud and give/seek feedback face to face, but an online community allows us to continue these conversations far beyond the classroom. Student novels.

7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

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Classrooms are infused with technology. You rarely see a lesson that doesn’t ask for online this or digital that. Students are expected to collaborate and share online as young as kindergarten when they read digital books or draw pictures using iPad apps. As soon as students start using digital devices to record and share their thoughts, they need to be able to type without losing their chain of thought. Digital Citizenship.

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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.

Subscriber Special: July

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Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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

Shake Up Learning

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.

6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging

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What a wonderful shortcut to save-insert-find media you usually have to do. Then, you get into a rhythm: Jot an idea down as a ‘draft post’ using whatever digital device you like (mobile, iPad, laptop, computer. You have to pay attention to proper writing skills, be careful to not plagiarize content or media, be a friend to your ebuddies, be constantly and brilliantly inspired, and be a tech genius who can fix all those geeky things that make social media work.

Classes in Remote Teaching

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Common Core State Standards ) We''ve been using their Week in Rap news feature in our MHTV school TV studio since they landed on the hip hop education scene in 2008 ! So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

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.

The Fun of IFTTT

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It uses a simple statement that will turn all the social media mavens into engineers—IF THIS THEN THAT. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. If you run a stock market game in your classroom, IFTTT can notify students when their stocks change. Classroom management Reviews app review hour of code

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Building Digital Citizens.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit 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. All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. digital law.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit 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. All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. digital law.

Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship. update.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

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million education-oriented Pre-K through High School lesson plans, curricula, videos, classroom activities, assessments, books, bulletin board ideas, classroom decorations, interactive notebooks, task cards, Common Core resources, and more. A favorite phrase was “That’s OK” Rarely was Common Core mentioned and never did politics come up (thank goodness!). Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Pick a topic: Tech infused Teacher/Classroom. Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Building Digital Citizens. digital citizenship.

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The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

I attended ASCD two years ago in Philadelphia and I couldn’t help but notice that while conversations haven’t necessarily shifted too much (school leadership, school transformations, teaching strategies, assessment, Common Core) I found that more and more sessions addressed digital technologies, connected learning and inquiry-based learning. Social Media and Connected Learning. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

169 Tips That Easily and Quickly Integrate Tech into Your Class

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That was a relief because—as you probably know–using technology in the classroom can be frightening, whether you’re a grade-level teacher or in charge of the lab. In these tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

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). Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media. Be comfortable in your knowledge of all facets of digital citizenship.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

I attended ASCD two years ago in Philadelphia and I couldn’t help but notice that while conversations haven’t necessarily shifted too much (school leadership, school transformations, teaching strategies, assessment, Common Core) I found that more and more sessions addressed digital technologies, connected learning and inquiry-based learning. Social Media and Connected Learning. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

Reflective Blogging in the Classroom with WordPress, Weebly, or Tumblr

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Drawbacks: Some media tools require paid subscription. Benefits: As easy as social media. Can build class community and build digital citizenship. In case your administrator wants to see how blogging relates to the Common Core State Standards, you can use these for reference: WS 11-12.4: Olga Dysthe, professor of education at the University of Bergen, separates student writing into two categories: thinking-writing and presentation-writing.

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.

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. . 3 Digital Tools To Keep Parents Up to Date.

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Why and How Students Can Blog

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Digital footprints. Students want to blog because it puts them online, but before they begin, they must understand the concept of ‘ digital footprint ’. With that as the entry ticket to getting online, they practice with every post they publish until protecting their digital footprint has become habit. Though blogs use many media, their essence remains text. Reflection is a task at the core of many learning standards and is well-delivered with blogs.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Building Digital Citizens. Here is more detail on each class: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. social media.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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Digital portfolio sites. Rather than a two-page printed document that can be lost and serves only one user, a digital portfolio posts your resume online, in an easy-to-understand format. Here are suggestions for digital portfolio sites: Wix. A free site that lets you collect all the pieces of your experience into one nicely-formatted digital place. Set up a digital portfolio that includes the following categories: Teaching philosophy.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. According to Center for Digital Storytelling , there are seven elements critical to a good digital story: Point of View — What is the perspective of the author? Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

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–and worse, non-existent classroom real estate–before they can be used. a way to quickly accomplish common tasks. easy access from digital devices that teachers commonly carry. What a great lesson for students to learn about the power of the internet, social media, and one person. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6.

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Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

During a past professional development workshop, the consultant informed us at one point to end independent reading in our classrooms. Some students will utilize this time effectively, but in my experience as a classroom teacher and principal, it is the students that need our guidance the least that do well with silent reading. Classroom time to read. The authors also cite the Common Core Anchor Standard that addresses independent reading: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. 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. Classroom 2.0