10 Ways Any Teacher Can (and Should) Use Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. While this might sound like a mouthful of EdTech, I assure you that combining all that is on our crowded plates is far better than tackling each individual initiative in isolation. 21st century skills CCSS common core standards edtech free technology P21 resources SAMR webinar

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Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Catlin Tucker

Educators today are facing two major shifts in education–a move to the Common Core Standards and increasing pressure to teach students with the technology they’ll be expected to use in their lives beyond high school. I’ve written Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology to support English, history/social studies, and science teachers as they shift to the new Standards using technology.

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

Edudemic

What is becoming obsolete in the classroom? The post Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete? Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsDetermining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators. appeared first on Edudemic.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Thanks to this website, however, you get all types of educational content from National Geographic that safe to be shown in the classroom. The website gives you videos, images, and articles related to the questions and aligned with Common Core standards. It’s a great website for students at all levels; you just need to find the right video to show in the classroom. The Internet gives you opportunities to connect your students with classrooms from all around the world.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Owl Eyes does several things for reading literature: You can create a classroom and invite students. Create a classroom with your students. If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE. Owl Eyes is a new, simple-but-powerful, and FREE web-app for reading classic books with your students.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

Using Tech to Support Literacy Across 13.8 Billion Years of History

Edsurge

BHP’s writing rubric is aligned with the Common Core and the writing approach is aligned to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards dimensions of inquiry. The challenge of using OER in the classroom is not just finding good content, but instilling good practices. The challenge of using OER in the classroom is not just finding good content, but instilling good practices. Using OER is hard.

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From AOL Squatter to Start-Up Sensation: The Eric Simons Story & Claco Launch

Kleinspiration

Yong Zhao describes a classroom culture where the curriculum follows the child. Nearly every popular #edtech blog on the web from Hack Education and Edudemic to FreeTech4Teachers and Web20Classroom was sharing his product with their readers. AOL Squatter Cameron Herold Claco Class Connect Common Core common core standards edtech entrepreneur Eric Simons Imagine K12 iste start up Steve Jobs teacher lesson plans Yong Zhao young entrepreneur

Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

Edsurge

The very first year I taught middle school science, I found myself teaching more reading lessons than I had ever expected—and that didn’t change when I switched to a middle school math classroom two years later. Dora Kastel may not be a traditional classroom teacher, but she and the team at the American Museum of Natural History have founded a number of professional learning programs and tools related to the Next Generation Science Standards.

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District. The post 10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in Education

Betsy DeVos Touts Personalized Learning, Slams Common Core and Reform Efforts

Edsurge

Yet where she sees “promise” are movements to improve education at the classroom level, particularly through instructional approaches now often referred to as “personalized learning.”. “We Department of Education, Common Core is dead. More recently, former AltSchool educator Paul Emerich wrote a blog post titled, “Why I Left Silicon Valley, EdTech, and ‘Personalized’ Learning,” where he offered critiques of the personalized learning movement in his school.

Listen Current Raises $950K to Bring Public Radio into the Classroom

Marketplace K-12

Listen Current, a curator of public radio stories geared towards science, social studies, and English/language arts classrooms, raised $950,000 in seed funding. Common Core Ed-tech Venture Capital commoncore edtech englishlanguagelearners k12dealmaking listencurrent publicradio venturecapital

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It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are 3 Insights for Educators.

Edsurge

As EdSurge’s State of Edtech 2019 report puts it, “Given today’s divisive political environment, foundations and nonprofit organizations are driving awareness to the importance of civics and media literacy.” As these issues permeate the classroom, we remember the goals we put first and foremost when developing our content library. Education Technology Common Core Digital and Media Literacy Student Voice Diversity and Equity Student Engagement Arts and Humanities Teaching & Learnin

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

From interactive whiteboards to educational applications, here are 13 edtech tools that every teacher and student to aid and enhance teaching and learning. #1 Now the IWB has found its way in many modern classrooms as a powerful tool for enriching lessons and engaging learners. It’s a place akin to a digital classroom, where teachers, students, and even parents get to be involved in education. Writing reports, book reviews, and projects are common place in school.

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Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

Often, “what needs improvement” dominates the conversation; if parents must endure this in multiple classrooms with multiple teachers, it doesn’t provide the incentive to come back next time. Edtech requires student buy-in too. My experience in classrooms has taught me that it’s possible for technology to transform parent-teacher conferences.

Help Teachers Truly See Their Students Through Usable, Connected Data

Edsurge

One of many in a classroom packed with students, his learning struggles often went unnoticed. And therefore, they can actually have a very positive impact on the way they teach, the way they communicate with their colleagues, and have very comprehensive profiles of their classroom and individual students. Tell me about the benefits a data-standard can bring to the classroom? As a young student in Germany, Philip Heimes recalls feeling “invisible” to his teachers.

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New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. If new edtech isn’t supported by high quality research, then claims about efficacy are just that—marketing claims. student needs vary greatly from one classroom or school to the next,” says Kevin Connors, Director of Personalized Learning for Chicago Public Schools. I would definitely use games like these in a classroom again,” she says.

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

CUE

I’m constantly looking for ways to mix things up and make them better and different in my classroom. It’s important that I write about all that long way to get here before getting to the really creative bits because that’s how a classroom works the first time you do something. All they had to do was find somewhere quiet-ish to record (behind my desk, under a table, the empty-at-the-moment tutoring classroom across the hall, but not in the hallway.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

Claco: Teachers & Technology Team Up

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In my previously paper-based classroom, I had shelves with 3 ring binders of each unit and novels studied, and file folders of resources stashed (ok, crammed) in filing cabinets. Resources can be tagged by grade level, subjects, Common Core Standards (YES, Common Core Standards!), Having the Common Core Standards already embedded is a major selling point for me.

If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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).

Driving over Tukey's Bridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I greatly enjoyed working on creating questions, quizzes, and annotations for a young adult title, applying all that I''ve learned from teaching canonical texts like A Tale of Two Cities , Great Expectation s, Romeo & Juliet , Young Adult literature should have a place in the academic classroom. Dr. Jung Kim from Lewis University makes the case here for young adult literature in the classroom. common core curriculet delirium edtech Maine Reading young adult

An EdTech Authentic Ending

CUE

The end of the year in my classroom was always a time for reflection, positivity, and gratitude. When I was in the classroom we didn’t have access to Chromebooks or iPads so I used an old school pencil and paper version. They can be related back to the Common Core Standards for writing (always important) but more importantly, they remind our students to observe the world around them. The post An EdTech Authentic Ending appeared first on CUE Blog.

Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

Question Tank

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School TechnologyPut aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

Question Tank

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School Technology Put aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

The Importance of Unit Planning in a BOLD (Blended Learning)/21st Century Classroom

Saving Socrates

The reasons I like it don''t vary that much from other school''s reasoning; however, I particularly like it in a blended/21st century classroom that and even more particularly find it necessary in a yeshiva day school where the number of hours dedicated to general studies is even more crunched. Magen David teachers are working on utilizing the common core state standards to drive their units of instruction and utilizing Bloom''s Taxonomy to differentiate students in the rotational model.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.

5 questions teachers should ask before investing their time and money in edtech

eSchool News

As someone who has dedicated her career to making the world a better place through the education of our children, I was excited to learn that tablets and computers are nearly commonplace in elementary school classrooms across the nation. A recent study by Tyton Partners found that about 60 percent of teachers are responsible for making the digital purchasing decisions for their classroom and 27 percent purchase the content out of their own pockets.

January’s 11 buzzworthy edtech tools

eSchool News

note : Common Sense Education’s Edtech Eleven is chosen by Common Sense Education every month and helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Go to Common Sense Education for free resources including full reviews of digital tools, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.]. Next page: Edtech tools 6-11).

CSI: Salinas

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

A student''s smartphone or tablet does not have to just be used for a special occasion in the classroom. assessment BYOD BYOT common core digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping literature PBL project based learning teaching technology writing Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

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…. Subscribe to Common Sense Media , which has a WEALTH of tools to help your students grow as digital citizens. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

Let’s Start Coding!

EdTech4Beginners

If you’re an EdTech teacher, you’re likely thinking about teaching your students some coding. There are many options, but what do your students really need to learn and how can you integrate it into your classroom? You might be thinking “Great, but how can I integrate this into my own classroom?” There are over 100 pages of lesson plans and in-depth alignment with: Common Core Math Standards. Common Core English Standards.

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

I look at outside resources and edtech organizations like CETPA , CUE , iNACOL and ISTE , for example, to connect with people who have tried the products to see if they could be a solution for our teachers. People in committees make decisions, which then trickle down to classrooms. That has shifted a lot of parents’ perspectives and what they talk about with a district tech leader, a principal or even a classroom teacher.