Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS, and also give me a follow… on Twitter at mjgormans.

Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

Edsurge

Integrating technology into your classroom can be overwhelming at first—especially navigating the different resources and district technology support staff that are available to you. Below, we dive into three potential resources and their intended purpose, so you can keep classroom devices working and redefine the way you approach your curriculum with the use of technology. Ask for one-on-one support. Follow her on Twitter: @TatumOmari.

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

The interview

Learning with 'e's

We talked about the latest developments in technology supported education and discussed the contents of my new book. reasons why I use Twitter, and why teachers should adopt blogging as a professional practice. education learning podcast Technology Twitter

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education. When technology fails in the classroom, it takes away from valuable instructional time and hinders student learning. Rather than instructors pointing fingers at IT staff (or vice versa), Antwon Lincoln, instructional technology coordinator at Chula Vista Elementary School District , says that collaboration and communication are the keys to success. How to Marry IT and Instructional Technology.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching , a special issue of CITE Journal , examines the need to bring the transformative principles of connected learning into teacher education, and explores some of the work already underway. DML connected learning connected teaching teacher education

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with 'e's

I spend a lot of my time thinking through issues and challenges around technology supported learning. I try to come up with new ways to use technology that take learning into another place, or into new directions.

It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. It's not easy integrating technology into education.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict. Twitter: @MoreThanATech.

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The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

Innovative Educators named Bammy Awards finalists!

The Innovative Educator

The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the finalists for the second annual Bammy Awards which recognizes the contributions of educators across 23 categories. Here are the innovative educators from around the nation who made the cut, listed in alphabetical order.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. Is technology a distraction?

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 281 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. Use his research to educate yourself.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education. Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of technology support and PD opportunities in our district.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid. Twitter: @josephfatheree ‏.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

You have probably been delving into your own professional development, reading and research in preparation to be an even MORE awesome educator this school year. Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom.

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When Google Slides and Google Draw Collide

EdTechTeam

Google Slides is a great platform for connecting their character image with some supporting text about unique character traits and attributes. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Creativity Google for Education

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. The EDEN Network of Academics and Professional (NAP) will also be hosting several #EDENChat sessions live on Twitter from the conference.

Join our global #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

We enjoyed a great first #EDENchat of the season during the EDEN Research Workshop when my colleague Antonella Poce hosted the Twitter session last week. Contact me if you're interested in hosting and have a technology supported education theme you would like to propose for #EDENchat.

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

Learning with 'e's

Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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A New Year of #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

As the new year begins, I want to draw your attention to the new season of #EDENchat Twitter sessions we have planned. In each one hour session, we discuss a topic related to technology supported learning, distance education or innovative approaches to education.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. MORE FROM EDTECH: See why educators embrace the benefits of esports. Esports Equipment Can Support Other School Initiatives. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. Earlier still, were the cave paintings of early man a primitive form of distance education? Does this mean that the term ''distance education'' has had its day?

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. Kasey – How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams (12 Tips).

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. students need to be self-directed to work at home Ways technology supports the strategy resources are posted online via class website, LMS (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, etc).

Making sense of digital

Learning with 'e's

I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter. Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors.

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. Keep the focus on students and educators… not the technology.

Dazzling Classroom Creations with Google Draw!

EdTechTeam

The artistic flare and graphic design capacity of Google Draw are largely underrated by educators and students. This portrait of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and female education activist, is created primarily with the curve and polyline tools. I encourage all educators to explore the unique features of Google Draw to inspire and motivate their learners. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam has a great community of passionate educators that make it an all-inclusive experience for everyone. Every presenter, either local or from EdTechTeam, is happy to keep connecting via email, Twitter, or directly through the core applications of Google. Twitter: @EmmaCottier.

Google Slide Your Way from Zero to Hero

EdTechTeam

Knowing where to start formatting Google Slides can often seem like a daunting and overwhelming task for any educator or professional. Royal Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Google for Education TipA task that many would think is time consuming, tedious, and only for a trained digital specialist.

#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

Simply adding technology to a classroom doesn’t make it an innovative space. It’s imperative that classroom design is driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning experiences for students,” says Tom Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “It’s Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), agrees. Twitter.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Google Slides

EdTechTeam

Supporting Fonts. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Google Google for Education Tip googleEDU gsuiteeduA User Guide for Powerful Student Presentations! Google Slides is a powerful publishing and presentation tool when formatting is sharp and ideas are clearly communicated in clear and engaging ways.

Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Role of Tech in Ed: Consideration #1

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know how to move technology from being viewed as a weapon of mass distraction to being used as a tool of engagement, but this isn’t intuitive for everyone. Tech is a powerful teaching and learning tool that has the ability to transform education. Start with these ideas of ways to use technology to support teaching and learning. Teaching Technology can changes the role of the teacher in meaningful ways.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

Darren Clay learned early on the value of an education, when his assistant principal father did double duty as the school’s evening custodian – with his sons’ help — to pay for their private schooling. What inspired you to become an educator? Educational Leadership, Ed.S.

Edublog 2010 Nominations

The Web20Classroom

Last year this blog was nominated in several categories and I won Twitterer of The Year and #Edchat won for Best Series of Tweets. The awards are a great way to find new blogs to follow, twitterers to follow and resources to discover. Best Individual Blog: Free Technology For Teachers - Richard''s blog is always my first stop in the morning when I want to learn about something new. Some of it technology, some of it bits of wisdom that will make all of us better.

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