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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

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Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop. Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom. Yes, use technology.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed. Use a Google Form to create a survey you can send to parents. Investigate some good web tools for building digital portfolios.

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. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

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On our team was the principal, the associate principal, the technology infrastructure leader—and me. The intended outcomes of the one-to-one device initiative was in keeping with the Ministry’s vision: “ Digital technologies are constantly changing the way we live, work and play. All New Zealanders need new skills to participate fully in this digital world. We also initially had Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model of adopting technology.

Subscribers: Your February Special is Available

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8 Tools that are going away (from the classroom). Digital citizenship I. Digital citizenship II. Digital note-taking. Google Search and research. Grading Technology. Inquiry in the Classroom. The Flipped classroom. Twitter in the classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Organizing your classroom. 30 minutes each, show how to set up your classroom to be tech-infused. Do you wonder how to set up an effective, exciting, motivating classroom to teach tech? It’s not difficult–but there are steps you must take that are different from a grade-level or subject-specific classroom.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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When and how much should students be using technology in class? What is the best way to set up my classroom for device use? How can I make sure I am protecting student privacy when using technology? Which policies and procedures will help me get the most out of teaching with technology? Are there benefits to allowing student phones in the classroom? How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology?

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

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Digital Citizenship.

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Organizing your classroom. 30 minutes each, show how to set up your classroom to be tech-infused. Do you wonder how to set up an effective, exciting, motivating classroom to teach tech? It’s not difficult–but there are steps you must take that are different from a grade-level or subject-specific classroom.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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Once teachers create an account, they set up their classrooms either by importing student lists from Google Classroom, Microsoft, Clever, or Edmodo, or by providing the class join code to students. I like that student research done through Actively Learn can be merged into Google Docs. In fact, Actively Learn integrates fully with Canvas, Google Drive, and Google Classroom. in a flipped classroom to upload texts, articles, and multimedia resources.

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Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Today: Organizing your classroom. 30 minutes each, show how to set up your classroom to be tech-infused. Do you wonder how to set up an effective, exciting, motivating classroom to teach tech? It’s not difficult–but there are steps you must take that are different from a grade-level or subject-specific classroom.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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When students see too many apps, they: decide technology is confusing. A colleague considers technology “as approachable as a porcupine” Don’t let students think of the apps you’re so excited about as porcupines! Google Apps.

In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There

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This can be played online or as an app through Google Play. Good applications not only for space but engineering, mechanics, and computer technology. It can be included in a list of websites that students independently access during flipped classroom preparation for a space unit. Use this simulation as part of either a space science unit or to encourage critical thinking and problem solving among students, possibly within an exercise on gamifying classroom lessons.

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

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And Google Hangouts. You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw: You’re missing a lot. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. Well, at least in the classroom. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online. Research around the pedagogy of effective blended learning will help you understand how to effectively combine your physical classroom and your online classroom. Blended Learning Classrooms are made of “bricks’ and “clicks” and every teacher should be ready.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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And Google Hangouts. You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. Well, at least in the classroom. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides students with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Digital portfolios—via wikis.

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35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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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. It was run like a flipped classroom where class members read, tested and experimented from resources available in the weekly syllabus.

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

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Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more. As a teacher for twenty five years (the last fifteen in technology), it has my head spinning. Technology is in their DNA where we adults–it’s like bringing out the fine china for a special guest. digital devices.

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

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And Google Hangouts. You’re technophobic, but lately feel like teaching without technology is like looking at a landscape through a straw. Technology in education is the greatest show on earth. Well, at least in the classroom. ” Education’s fix requires technology. This 18-hour course provides participants with first-hand experience leveraging technology as a strategic tool when teaching academic topics. Digital portfolios—via wikis.

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5 Tools To Shake up the New Year

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I belong to several Tech Teacher forums, FB groups, G+ Communities, and every day I find more great tools I can’t wait to use in my classroom. This was difficult, but I sorted, shook, noodled, experimented, sifted, and whittled my list down based on tools that differentiate for student needs, simplify the teacher’s job, and entice students to use technology in learning. With just a few clicks of the mouse, I can play music in my classroom.

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10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. This includes DropBox, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Camtasia, and Adobe Stock. This is great for flipped classrooms or auto-generated lesson plans that students can play, pause, and rewind as needed for their learning style. This is great for teachers who use PowerPoint for flipped classrooms, snow days, subs, or other lesson planning. Digital tools to create slideshows.

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 classroomGoogle 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.

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

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More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroomGoogle Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

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Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Students are great at digital collaboration!

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. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. digital portfolios for students–this can be accomplished with the LMS you use, Google Apps, Google Classroom, or even Dropbox.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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Study.com also offers a special (fee-based) Teacher Edition where educators can set up five virtual classrooms with up to 50 students in each, share class-themed videos, assign lessons and quizzes as homework, grade student work, print out worksheets, and get detailed reports on student progress. They can be uploaded to Google Classroom, Schoology, Blackboard, and a selection of other LMSs. Create a classroom (in about ten seconds).

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

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When looking for an app to curate classroom reading, consider these requirements: works well with your current LMS. It can access many cloud accounts including Dropbox and Google Drive. Today’s classroom requires teachers build how-to videos that are used on class websites, in flipped classrooms, and for professional development. Educreations can be linked to file locations like Dropbox and Google Drive as well as LMS communities like Edmodo.

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. Offer a fun, unique approach to digital storytelling. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Once a project is complete, it can be uploaded as a pdf, an image, or a video to most major digital portfolios. Google Hangouts on Air. More about classroom tools: 22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom.

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

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Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. It is regularly called the “present and future of education”, “one of the central features of modern school reform”, and “the newest way to personalize education” For many teachers, it’s fundamental to a style of teaching called “blended learning” (sometimes referred to as “hybrid learning” or even “flipped classroom”).

10 Space Websites That Will Launch Your Class Study

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100,000 Stars is programmed by space enthusiasts at Google. It can be included in a list of websites that students independently access during flipped classroom preparation for a space unit. This game is by Planet In Action, a provider of exciting Google Earth-based games. Use this simulation as part of either a space science unit or to encourage critical thinking and problem solving among students, possibly within an exercise on gamifying classroom lessons.

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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. Take a few weekends this summer to set up a class blog and class website and get comfortable with the digital side of your school. digital portfolios for students–this can be accomplished with whatever LMS you use, Google Apps, Google Classroom, or even Dropbox.

Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

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Welcome to the fifth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Vote and possibly win $4000 of technology from CDW – I recently supplied CDW a list of products that I thought would be great for a Podcasting/Webinar Production/Flip Classroom Studio.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. We must allow our students to use their gifts and skills to make and create using technology the teacher may not even be familiar with.

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Learn why Synth is the Perfect FREE Application for Teachers who want to bring Audio and Video Podcasting into their Classrooms.

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Today, we are proud to announce that Synth is being awarded the 2019 TeacherCast Best in Class Award for Best Classroom Podcasting Application. Created by the same company that brought you the Swivl, Synth’s are short audio/video clips that can be used to help students learn curriculum in an extremely dynamic format while giving teachers the ability to flip their classrooms easier than ever before. . This is a great feature for creating classroom discussions.