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. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2.

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

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Welcome to the fourth 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 introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. How to be responsible digital citizens.

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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. 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.

Teaching During #CoronaVirus–An Old Strategy That’s Perfect

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A problem with online teaching is that students have to sit through a long lecture-sort of presentation–if you’re trying to replicate your classroom teaching. Some good advice I see over and over regarding teaching online is DON’T try to replicate your physical classroom. A good way to do that is with a flipped classroom. More on flipped classroom: Why flipped and blended learning are making waves.

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8 Tools that are going away (from the classroom). Digital citizenship I. Digital citizenship II. Digital note-taking. Inquiry in the Classroom. The Flipped classroom. Twitter in the classroom. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

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.

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.

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.

#101: Don’t Print Homework–Email it!

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from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. 22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom. What is the Flipped Classroom. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. By third grade, students can email their homework to you rather than turn in all those pesky hard copies.

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.

3 Apps That Energize Learning

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make access from digital devices easy and intuitive. extend a classroom discussion so all students can offer their ideas, even the shy members. IFTTT is intuitive, friendly, and will quickly become one of your favorite time-saving, life-organizing, classroom management apps. The freemium Screencast-o-matic is one of the easiest to use and most popular screencasting programs in classrooms. Provide video evidence of class activities in a flipped 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. 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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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

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

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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. All of these websites are free and easily-accessible to students from a wide variety of digital devices. Space units are always exciting.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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Award-winning educator, presenter, and teacher-author Alice Keeler says, “ Paperless is not a pedagogy” What she means is: Go paperless not to save trees but to improve the education experience. These sorts of digital tools are not more complicated to use or more expensive.

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. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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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.

10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. It’s considered the most feature-rich, flexible, and diverse of all presentation tools and where everyone goes first (or wants to go first) to create presentations. You can add closed captions to PowerPoint slides that will open your presentation to a larger audience. Export Presentation as a video. If you still use PowerPoint simply as background for presentations, take another look.

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.

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.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

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Well, at least in the classroom. The intent of the class is to use these tech tools to infuse learning so teachers come away with not just a theoretical understanding of, say, digital note-taking, but the practical application of these tools for three weeks in class. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’. The classroom is a wiki.

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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. Here a graphic of it’s start page: How does this blend into the classroom: Newsela develops student interest in non-fiction, deep reading, and inquiry with focused articles written to their reading level. With just a few clicks of the mouse, I can play music in my classroom. 5 Programs That Make Digital Note-taking Easy.

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The Hottest Posts Everybody's Reading

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Entry Pageviews One mistake presenters should never make and 8 str. Dec 7, 2014, 4001 Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #S. Nov 23, 2014, 3232 Educators Examine Flipped Classrooms Jul 9, 2012, 3177 Stop Letting Good Students Do Bad Presentations Nov 19, 2014, 2173 Screentime Is Good For #Students + #StuVoice Dec 14, 2014, 2110 Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog.

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

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Well, at least in the classroom. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment. One note about course content: With registration, teachers get reference materials that may only be addressed tangentially, but are considered fundamental to the integration of tech into their own classrooms (for example, a list of 98 tech tips that are common problems when students use digital devices).

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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.

What is WittyWe and Why You Want to Use it

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After the trial, there is the option to purchase a classroom license with individual student accounts or a District license. Flipped classrooms where video content underpins lessons, in preparation for the next class. Watch this video: With its exciting presentation of sometimes complicated topics, WittyWe will soon become your go-to online site for lesson plan resources. There seems to be a limitless supply of online education content.

Bring Experts to Your Class Easily with Nepris

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Its intuitive options, step-by-step guidance, and commitment to making the experience positive for both teachers and students helps to not only bridge the gap between classroom and career as students meet those who have applied school knowledge authentically to their jobs, it levels the education playing field across rural and urban landscapes, between schools with vast resource budgets and those who struggle to stay out of the red year-to-year. This is great for flipped classrooms.

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. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. digital devices. digital note-taking. digital portfolios. flipped classroom. Digital Devices.

10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

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I’ve written a lot lately about the benefits of using videos in your classroom. If you’re not a believer in video and need some convincing, or you’re still slowly hopping on the bandwagon, here are 10 reasons why educators should be using video inside and outside of the classroom. Embrace Technology in the Classroom: According to 78% of teachers, technology has a positive impact on students, and emerging technology helps classrooms keep up with the digital age.

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Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star

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Bright Science — short videos on various science topics, many by learned presenters against a white board. Teacher Training Videos — directed at the teaching profession, this includes a wide variety of PD topics such as flipped classrooms, specific digital tools, and more. More on videos as a classroom tool: How to teach with videos. The engine of learning is not always fueled by reading.

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

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Well, at least in the classroom. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment. One note about course content: With registration, teachers get reference materials that may only be addressed tangentially, but are considered fundamental to the integration of tech into their own classrooms (for example, a list of 98 tech tips that are common problems when students use digital devices).

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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). Check out these class blogs: Mrs. Maddox’s Classroom.

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!

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 classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios. Middleton Digital Learning and Technology.

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).