Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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Kids are baptized in iPads and smartphones. Common Core expects teachers to use internet-based tools in their teaching, to ask students to find resources through online sites. Expect students to evaluate different media [print or digital].

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. I could not figure out a way to accomplish close textual analysis in an efficient and digital manner.

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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. Students would create a digital portfolio of crime scene photographs, videos of witness'' testimonies, and/or scenes from the mock trial.

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

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Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own.

Hour of Code–What is it?

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They provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do this on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” They even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core math Standards.

Hour of Code–the Series

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They provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do this on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” They even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core math Standards.

Hour of Code is Coming!

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Throughout participating websites, you’ll find a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” You’ll even find unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Here’s a video to kick things off–you can’t watch this and not get motivated: Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core Math Standards.

Hour of Code 101

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They provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that say “anybody can do this on a browser, tablet, or smartphone” They even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core Math Standards.

Storyboard That–Digital Storyteller, Graphic Oranizer, and more

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Storyboard That is a leader among online digital storytelling tools thanks to its comic-based themes, clean layout, vast collection of story pieces, varied strip options, and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Writing comics digital storytelling visual organizers

PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

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Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor, PleIQ is launching its Kickstarter campaign , offering a revolutionary tool that blends the physical and digital world into one that is irresistible for kids.

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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

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Here are ten of the most common face-palming, head-slapping myths that I have to correct: Kids are digital natives. Teach the digital tool and then use it. Do you use a smartphone and all of its scintillating apps?

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32 Math Apps for a Rigor-infused Classroom

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Here are some great math apps for iPads and smartphones that add rigor and automaticity to your classroom: AIRR Math –student centered math activities in AIRR Math promote a strong, solid foundation for students’ success throughout their educational experiences.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Technology includes the iPads toddlers play on, the smartphones we use to guide our days, the apps that turn our lights on and off–or start our car. Common Core: A Lesson Plan for STEM (on Bridges). STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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The code symbols are a bit small for a smartphone screen and become hidden under the iPhone’s lower coping. . The Robo Wunderkind Curriculum is fifty+ hours of activities that teach and reinforce core robotics skills.

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Fundamental programming concepts include: abstraction and symbolism–variables are common in math, but also in a student’s education. sequencing–knowing what happens when; mentioned in Common Core standards for grades 1 through 5.

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3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Mixed in with the scores of digital tools I see every week, I’ve found three that stand above the rest and will quickly become staples in your teaching toolkit: Sonocent–for note-taking and study skills. Audio Notetaker is a robust digital note-taking and study tool.

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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. Adobe Voice is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for iPads.

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3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

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a way to quickly accomplish common tasks. easy access from digital devices that teachers commonly carry. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Digital Citizenship. Learning through games (from physical to digital).