5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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Many of these, educators would love to teach but “just don’t have time for “, even though they align well with broad goals of preparing students for college and career. If you’re looking for meaningful lessons to wrap up your school year, here are my top picks: Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Share the Digital Passport leaderboard to show student progress on the class screen. Applied Digital Skills.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

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note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. It has become such a part of what we do and who we are that it become to be defined as a sort of “digitalcitizenship. So what describes a digital citizen? In short: living within a digital world. How can users balance this idea of ultimate knowledge with being with others IRL (In Real Life)?

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What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

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Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more. Education applications.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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In these 169 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. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge. How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model.

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What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. The ‘college and career’ students are preparing for is different so the education model must be different.

How to Build Your PLN

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’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. focus your PLN on your avocation –technology in education or education in general.

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How to Build Lifelong Learners

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” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. I respect the job done by education programs around the world, but six to eight hours a day five days a week can only go so far. John Dewey, one of the most influential voices in American education in the early 1900’s, once said: Education is not preparation for life. Education is life.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

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The following blog post first appeared on my Discovery Education blog in February of 2019 , and is re-published here with permission. Becoming a good digital citizen commonly includes the mastering of a multitude of skills. link] Creative Commons license: [link] The Digital Classroom Starter Kit from Common Sense Education provides digital citizenship activities and lessons as part of their classroom technology use ideas. digital literacy

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

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What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? What if we asked those student learners to create informative, instructional digital content that is accessible to all? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

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