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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. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis.

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

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One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. 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.

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Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

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We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. Among the Common Core Standards addressing media understanding are: CC.11-12.R.I.7 While the tool was designed for sports and your coaches will love it, consider its use for recording and analyzing: chemical reactions in the lab, musical performances, children working on projects, directorial approaches and staging in theater, student speeches or presentations.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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Quickly, it is becoming the close reading tool of choice for teachers because of its ease of use, differentiation of needs, depth of tools, and variety of resources. It provides reading resources either uploaded by the teacher or selected from the platform’s library of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books (some free; some through Prime plans), Common Core-aligned lesson plans, videos, or simulations. in the library as a research tool .

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Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

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Today, done well, they become real teaching tools that use optics to communicate ideas, unpack granular concepts, and connect students to information. For many teachers, though, there’s the rub: How do they use this tool to agilely and effectively deliver content? Let’s start with five clever video edit/format tools: EdPuzzle. Merge any videos on your YouTube channel either created by you or offered under the Creative Commons license.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Ever since I started Classroom 2.0 I''ve looked forward to holding an event specifically about Ed Tech in the classroom. Classroom 2.0

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Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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Well, at least in the classroom. Summer PD is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-8 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. This 18-hour course provides students with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. In this way, teachers will be able to select the strategic tech tool appropriate for audience, task, and purpose in their own teaching.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Also, teachers will embed web tools (i.e., The classroom is a wiki.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Well, at least in the classroom. Summer PD: The Tech-infused Teacher is for credentialed and non-credentialed K-12 teachers, tech teachers/integration specialists, library media specialists, and pre-service professionals. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Also, teachers will embed web tools (i.e., The classroom is a wiki.

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Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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When the Internet arrived, I — as did my colleagues — adopted it mostly for two reasons: 1) research — in place of the library, and 2) rote drills, such as supporting math practice. Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods. save teacher time because s/he can automate instruction where possible using tech tools.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, and lab teachers–gathered virtually for three-five-week-classes that included: The Tech-infused Teacher. The Tech-infused Classroom. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

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Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6. For youngers who need to learn Dolch Words (those 200+ words they will most commonly run across in their grade-level study), this is a fun way to gamify the process. There are a wide variety of teacher resources available once you create an account including articles, how to adapt the app to a flipped classroom, and printables.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Summer PD 2015 just ended.

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

Even in the face of adversity in the form of education reform mandates, Common Core alignment, impending PARCC exams, new educator evaluation systems, loss of funding, and an aging infrastructure we have not only persevered, but proven that positive change can happen with the right mindset. So many of my teachers are making the choice to integrate social media as a learning tool that I just can''t list all of the examples. Makerspace added to the library in 2013.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The posts generate ideas on how these concepts just might fit in the classroom and/or provide some driving/guiding questions. Geogebra – Get this free online math tools for graphing, geometry, 3D, and more! While it was created to allow for family interaction, it is also figures into the Math PBL classroom. MIT Blossoms – All of the lessons in the MIT Blossoms library have been contributed by BLOSSOMS partners from around the world.

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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. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

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

Graphite Blog

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. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

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

Graphite Blog

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. But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Some tools definitely have more potential than others. Google Classroom.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Updates "Reinventing the Classroom" Starts Wednesday Evening! Reinventing the Classroom" Call for Volunteers. Saturday, May 3rd at 12pm Classroom 2.0

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. The Flipped Classroom". For the past ten years, every ten months or so, someone would pen an op-ed claiming it was time to ban laptops in the classroom.