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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard

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Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Technology to undo, redo, move, resize, rotate, all while recording, are enhanced features that replicate working in a common office software.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

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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. Classroom activities should be handled the same.

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The Foundations of Flipping

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Best Practices for Teaching Today "Kids don''t show up to learn new stuff. They show up to apply the things they''ve learned at home." How do we get students to reach higher levels of learning? Today, examples of flipping your classroom use a different medium.

20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Kids!

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What I really like about this collection of resources is that they include the teacher''s voice of how the tool can be used within the classroom. Often I hear of amazing tools, but I''m left with trying to figure out how the tool fits with the learning. Educreations 3.

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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. Educreations.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image. As with most technology, I start using it at home with my own two children.

The Art of Classroom App Smashing

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App Smashing is relatively new (2+/- years) in the world of technology. Popplet / Educreations. Device users app smash when one app does not serve all the needs of a project.

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. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Educreations is best suited for any age group and is designed for iPads.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

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5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. The program’s goal was to improve student achievement and higher-order thinking skills through more effective use of educational technology. Teachers struggle at times to stay focused on planning and creating technology-rich instruction and resources for themselves and their students.

How to Craft a Learner-Centered Classroom – Guest Post from Ann Feldmann

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How can we craft learning environments that take advantage of technology to help students become independent, engaged, and reflective of their work? Having technology is just one important piece. Using technology for whole group instruction and formative assessment.

15 Good Replacements for ScreenChomp

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Educreations – -also a whiteboard. When done, share with email, an Educreations link, or via social media. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Classroom management Web Tools

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

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Technology is changing the way we see literacy. Cathie Norris and ElliotSoloway, university professors studying how much time today’s youth spend with text-based materials vs. image-based materials, “ estimate that 90 percent of K-12 classroom time in the U.S. is spent with text-based materials, and 10 percent with image-based materials; but outside the classroom, 90% is spent with image-based materials and 10 percent with text-based materials.”

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). A great deal was learned after I reflected on year one of the PGP.

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

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Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others. Your students will have a much valuable learning experience if they create their own. Future students can learn with these videos and create others to demonstrate the same concepts.

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Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

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And while I do, I can be sure the kids are learning at their own pace. This way, the student who is doing the explaining gets the material solidified in her head, and the student getting help gets to learn from a peer.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Digital Tools for Flipping Your Classroom

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This post originally appeared on The FETC: Future of EdTech Insiders Blog At FETC, I was delighted to attend a session by high school foreign language teacher Rachelle Dene Poth titled, Flipping Classrooms: Trading Spaces and Places Digital Tools and Ideas to Empower Students.

Setting Up Digital Workstations

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Try utilizing existing tools in your classroom to set up digital workstations that allow for differentiation, collaboration, choice, and active engagement. If you only have one iPad, you can use EduCreations to internally flip your classroom for a specific station/content area.

Go Paperless for Earth Day

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Someone in your school, maybe the parent group, will raise the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. If the school’s wifi network constantly goes down, teachers will learn not to depend upon it.

5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition

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One of the best things about going 1:1 with technology is the amount of options students have to present their learning experiences. Draw and Tell Draw and Tell is a great app for literacy usage in the classroom.

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An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom

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Using technology everyday and teaching others about it is my passion. Each year, I am seeing more and more students entering elementary school with technology knowledge greater than ever before. Afterall, that''s when real learning takes place right?

Goal: Make It About the Relationships

Teacher Reboot Camp

Draw and Dash – Each student will need to use a piece of paper or a drawing app like Tackk, Educreations, Magic Paintbrush, or Sketchbook Express. Find the Knowledge Swap handout that accompanies this activity in Learning to Go.

5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition

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One of the best things about going 1:1 with technology is the amount of options students have to present their learning experiences. Draw and Tell Draw and Tell is a great app for literacy usage in the classroom.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

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I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of knowledge and it caught me off guard. It was not the belief that technology has yet to be harnessed to its highest potential that surprised me. It is true that many fields are only starting to see the benefits technology brings to their work. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

Digital Tools for Inclusivity

Reading By Example

Here are three categories of tools the authors suggest teachers consider: Tools for collaborative learning (to learn from and with each other): Google Docs : Students work on the same document and comment on each other’s work.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

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The Background Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. iPad mobile learning mobile technology online learning professional development

6 Ideas for Creating Math Centers – From Beth Holland

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Suzy Brooks ( @SimplySuzy ) first introduced me to the concept of using technology to create learning centers through her creative use of her SMARTBoard. First, she created a center where each student used Educreations to create video story that presented a math problem.

5 Easy Peasy Options for Tech Integration

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There are some ways to integrate technology in your classroom that adds value to your learning environment and pretty much can be a go to no matter what the lesson plan. Technology is a great way to aid students in studying.

Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

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The 3rd and 4th grade classrooms I have taught were at about a 75% or higher ELL (or ESL) population. As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.

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February’s 11 buzzworthy edtech tools

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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. ].

Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

The Hechinger Report

Others will bypass weighty sessions at NewSchools Venture Fund summit altogether, preferring to tinker with dozens of new tools and products that promise to “transform teaching and learning.’’. Participants can teach to student avatars in a virtual classroom, check out the Two Bit Circus or attend “Hour of Power,’’ sessions that promise to be “provocative, fun and interactive.”. Technology

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

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One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. Introduction to close reading Here''s an overview of close reading: What does close reading look like in the classroom? Students learn to annotate their thoughts as part of the process. I''m interested in learning from you.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

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Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

The 3rd and 4th grade classrooms I have taught were at about a 75% or higher ELL (or ESL) population. As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.