Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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I love hearing from colleagues about tools they discover that make a difference in their classroom. This online video making tool is a great solution for incorporating mixed media into lessons as well as supporting the flipped classrooms ideology. The tool provides clear guidelines in each of their many storyline templates, and the Explainer Engine technology automatically suggests images for the most important text, which are called keywords.

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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Then enforce it by suspending privileges, warning abusers, or whatever works best in your classroom climate. Here are my ten favorite uses of Twitter in my classroom: Answer tech problems. Teach digital citizenship.

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Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

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Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements? Chances are, you entered a classroom using a discussion method known as Socratic Debate , aka Socratic Method, Socratic Circle, or Socratic Inquiry. In a traditional classroom, asking and answering questions is stressful to many students who are afraid their answer will be wrong. Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher 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).

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.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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What is the best way to set up my classroom for device use? 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? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. One way to do this is by encouraging students to learn how to use digital creation tools. What is the best way to set up my classroom for device use?

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. Perhaps a digital learning journal could be employed to promote reflection. Through proper facilitation, learning that happens in the classroom can happen anywhere.

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