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

Starting a Student Technology Support Team

Gaggle Speaks

Whether you choose a BYOD policy or your school or district provides devices through a 1:1 initiative, there will be some aspect of support required. If tech support is not a line item in a budget, the technology plunge might be a scary one.

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When Google Slides and Google Draw Collide


Google Slides and Google Draw are two powerful publication and graphic design tools, but when combined together the results are absolutely explosive for student creativity and expression. This rat is created entirely in Google Draw using Geometric shapes.

Versatility of Google Slides


Not only does Google Slides allow you to work in real time, collaborate with others, but it allows for an endless amount of creativity and originality. I have been using Google Slides for several years now and have yet to be limited by the by the graphic design and presentation features.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Karly shares her Google “spark,” her favorite tricks, and not one but TWO LESSON PLANS!!! Listen to Episode 2 of the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast with @KarlyMoura!

The Publishing Power of Google Slides


Being a Certified Google Trainer my students have become fluent and proficient in the core applications of Google Apps for Education. I knew that Google Slides would be the perfect platform for these two talented students to produce their very own children’s book. Google Tips: 1.

Cook up your Communication with Parents using Google!


The personalized activities, collaboration, and project-based learning that students are doing these days in Google are like an endless buffet- there is no end in sight! With the help of Google, we can easily flambé the way we connect and engage with parents on a daily basis. Google Sites: . Google Sites a great way for parents to have a glimpse into the daily school life of their child without feeling like they are nagging or being too intrusive.

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Some information and not others. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Google Slides


Google Slides is a powerful publishing and presentation tool when formatting is sharp and ideas are clearly communicated in clear and engaging ways. There are so many different ways in which Google Slides can be incorporated in the classroom, from publishing a novel to classroom posters and taking the time to showcase the many features of Google Slides will be sure to promote top notch designs that allow students to thrive and be successful with their learning.

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits


Before I start confessing my love for EdTechTeam Summits I have to be transparent with you and declare that my only affiliation with EdTechTeam is simply this blog, which I write for exclusively to share my passion for Google at no charge nor any sort of employment or financial contract.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.


Technology or pedagogy? I would argue that technology is not the tool that makes children creative, instead it is a support. The learning is the priority when planning lessons; the technology is merely a dynamic aid. So can technology support higher order thinking?

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

The Writing Process that Utilizes Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

I can't help but wonder how does technology support that well-oiled process because well.that's what I do.wonder about technology. Why not allow students to plan using the Wave Rocketbook notebook that would back up to their Google drive?

How to Run a Parent Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents often find technology a roadblock to helping their children with classwork. They can be offered while parents are waiting for students to finish after-school activities, as a brown bag lunch program, or online during evenings or weekends via Google Hangout or Skype.

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Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. But today, Mike, we are talking about your Google Certified Innovator Project, “Help at Home.”

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

When used appropriately, these tools can help educators create learning environments that incorporate key research-backed principles shown to underlie effective learning in the following ways: Supporting personalized, differentiated and self-paced learning. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Digital curriculum offers videos, games, and simulations that support multiple ways to learn new material.

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. Wait, TVs to Support Collaboration? TED Talk: Why Technology Can’t Fix Education.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

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


Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. ” With this information in mind, I will now address each question.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class.

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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.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom


If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Too Much Information? Because technology is a doorway to an ever-expanding universe of information.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs—what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce.


1:1 Reflections of a Fifth Grade Teacher

Tech Helpful

As a 5 th grade teacher I would describe myself as someone who embraces technology and sees the benefits of its use in the classroom and who can also see how it can be used to help enhance the educational and learning experience for our students.

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed


Excerpted from “ The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students ,” by Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, with permission from the authors. Technology Support —It can’t be assumed that students have experience using technology tools in presentations.

Are we more intelligent?

Learning with 'e's

This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. So the future of technology supported learning is uncertain and contested.

Global forces

Learning with 'e's

It is a force that affects our economy, travel, exchange of goods and services, access to information, communication, health provision, education delivery and even the way we have begun to reconceptualise the world about us. Resistance to New Technology.

Learning Revolution Events - Future of Museums Events Are This Week - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschooling - Gaming in Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are still spaces left, so please see more information at Thursday: The Future of Museums Conference will be a free, online, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. Check out for more information about the films, viewing options, and a schedule of live interviews with the directors. As part of the International Global Libraries Initiative, facilitates citizens’ access to modern technology.

8 Tips for the Care & Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User

The Daring Librarian

Teachers, staff, and admin will respond better when you show them one tip at a time instead of everything you might know about technology. jenniferlagarde 26 Aug Meet them where they are, provide lots of scaffolded support & love! MsMensing Patience, support & encouragement!