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Mobile multi media case for the iPad and iPhone. Fluency Tutor™ for Google - from Texthelp. Recite. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. How The Post-it Note Could Become The Latest Innovation Technology. In 1978, F.W. Lancaster, an information scientist from the University of Illinois, prophesied the dawn of a paperless society in his book Toward Paperless Information Systems. In the book, Lancaster laid out the evolutionary steps from print to electronic publications, starting with scientific journals and eventually leading to popular literature. Thirty-six years later, how close have we come to Lancaster’s prediction?

On one hand, the use of paper has been on the decline over the last 10 years in the U.S., thanks to a transition to the likes of electronic newspapers, ebooks, and magazines. On the other hand, the average American still uses 531 pounds of paper every year, according to Statista. So it’s ironic that the transition from paper to electronic documents is considered innovative and futuristic, while the newest tool in the innovation shed might just turn out to be a 2,000 year old invention: paper. From Document Routing to Innovation Catalyst Using paper to unlock solutions. Interesting Ways. Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes. Kaizena · Give Great Feedback. Coggle. Pi-Bot Teaches Students About Robotics and C Programming. 11 February '14, 09:33pm Follow Engineering education startup STEM Center USA has created a Kickstarter campaign for Pi-Bot, an affordable Arduino-based robot that you can use to teach students how to build their own robots and program in C.

While the Pi-Bot might sound like it uses a Raspberry Pi computer, it doesn’t. It’s named after the mathematical constant because of the shape of its chassis. Pi-Bot comes with a complete kit for assembling and programming the robot, as well as a manual and curriculum for students. If you’re interested in fiddling with the Pi-Bot, you can pick one up for a pledge of $75 or more. . ➤ Pi-Bot: The Next Great Tool in Robotics Learning Platforms [Kickstarter] How What Why of Flipping your Classroom with Ponder. What everyone reads. What I read. What is Ponder? Ponder is a browser add-on and iOS app. Once installed, Ponder allows you to create micro-responses anywhere on the web (on text and video) and measures reading activity on sites listed in the Class Reading List.. A Ponder micro-response consists of 3 parts: Extraction. Ponder micro-responses are shared through a Class Feed that aggregates class activity by topic area, student reactions (Sentiments) and course concepts (Themes).

What is it for? Every learning tool has baked into it a set of assumptions and biases. Students are more engaged if they have a say in what they’re engaging with. Yes Ponder is a browser add-on which allows students to create Ponder “micro responses” on any web page, but at its heart, Ponder is also a fun way to read. The ability to extract from a text, the aspects which will be of interest to other people is in its own way an effective way to assess understanding and critical thinking when reading. Who is Ponder for? - Got a picture? Blabberize it! Kano: A computer anyone can make by Kano. How one teacher is using Google Glass to change her classroom. By Carmel DeAmicis On December 13, 2013 Margaret Powers was intrigued when Google Glass came out. As a technology coordinator at a pre-K-2nd grade school, she immediately grasped its potential for use in education. When Google ran its #ifihadglass competition to pick people for the Glass Explorers program, she tweeted exactly that.

To Powers’ shock, she won. Thus began her year long quest to integrate Glass into her classroom, and to document the process Powers started a blog, 365 Days of Glass. Before she received Glass from Google, she solicited recommendations and advice, and spent a month posting links to new Glass news, whether it was one of the earliest occasions of a young child wearing one or an infographic explaining how it worked with people’s retinas.

“#IfKidsHadGlass they’d capture their class fish, the library and kitchen centers, their job chart and the Smart Board along with a few other parts of their classroom,” Powers wrote on the blog. Only2Clicks. Twitter Magnets. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Google Docs Tutorial. Ruben R. Puentedura's Weblog. EDpuzzle. Scrawlar - Cloud based Word Processing for edu! A safe space to write, collab & share without email. Create a map | BatchGeo. MIT App Inventor. How to use a phone. Ten crucial steps for implementing new technology in your classroom. So, you want to use that new app, site, web tool, gizmo, or doo-dad in the classroom?

That’s great! Now what? Using a process to vet, research, and test a new addition to your repertoire is crucial for approval and success with students, parents, and administration. Here are the steps to should take as you begin: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Education technology is a great advantage and a great responsibility.

Like this: Like Loading... Ontario ConnectEd Leaders Consortium - Education and Social Media — The View from Ontario. Earlier this week I read Chris Kennedy’s blog post “Education and Social Media in British Columbia“. Chris takes stock of where edublogging is at in BC and includes the provocative claim that BC is numero uno across Canada when it comes to the use of social media in education. As much as I like to remind myself that I am not competitive, it just isn’t true Chris’ claim got to me. I tweeted his post to share it with others with the lament, “wish I could say the same for Ontario”. Doug Peterson tweeted back: We were both preparing to craft responses to Chris’ post and it occurred to us that we should work on it together using a google doc.

I’m always reading Chris’ blog, and I know that his leadership has a huge impact on how widespread the use of social media is in BC schools. 1) It is not as “new” here as it is in many places: While there will always be those who find it “new”, there has been an established core group in Ontario for years. Ontario doesn’t take a back seat to anyone here! Educational chats on Twitter by David Wees. Advice for Teachers: Reflect, Curate, Connect, Create - with Alec Couros.

I Created A Class Twitter Account, Now What? Each morning as we start our day together, I draw attention to things that my students may have missed or mentions from our Twitter feed. This short time together each morning discussing our Twitter feed has resulted in rich discussions that prompt thinking, cause us to wonder and lead us to seek out further information.

There are many opportunities during the school day to incorporate the use of twitter. A good place to start is to read the tweets from the other classes you follow, ask questions or provide comments as a whole class. The following examples will give you some ideas on how to involve Twitter in literacy, math and science. All of the Twitter activities explained can be done as a whole group, small group or by individual students. Wonder Questions I encourage students to continuously ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. Fairy Tale Riddles Once Upon A Tweet Erin Mastin, a grade 1 teacher in Michigan created the hashtag #1uponatweet. Post A Daily Word. Positive Action for Student Success: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. Your teacher will assign specific lessons to you. Please follow instructions for each lesson and let your teacher know when you are finished. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lesson 1 - Do You Really Have Privacy Online?

Watch the video below, then click the link below the video and answer give your feedback to complete the lesson. Complete the lesson by clicking the link below to give your feedback on the video.Click HERE: Video Feedback Form --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lesson 2 - Abbas's StoryWatch the video below, then click the link below the video and answer give your feedback to complete the lesson. Complete the lesson by clicking the link below to give your feedback on the picture.Click HERE: Sharing Photos Online-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SAMR-model.jpg 800×600 pixels. 5 Tips for Helping Teachers Adopt Technology | The VHS Collaborative. Principals - Get ready for fall with 5 tips to help your teachers integrate technology, social networking and online strategies into their classrooms. 1. Demonstrate its Uses: Consider Practicality over Novelty Illustrate for your teachers how technology can benefit their classroom lessons in practical ways.

Explain how it can be used to advance learning goals (i.e. diversify lessons, make learning more relevant and engaging for students). Teachers are less apt to integrate technology simply because it’s new and “exciting.” 2. Encourage teachers by modeling the usage and implementation strategies you would like to see. 3. Attend conferences and events to learn how your colleagues are integrating technology into their schools and classrooms. 4. Hardware, software, and learning applications are only as effective as the teacher who uses them. 5. Encourage your staff to communicate and share resources with one another, as well as with colleagues in the industry. Mind-Mapping And The Digitization Of Learning.

Mind-Mapping And The Digitization Of Learning by Olin Reams, General Manager, Digitization has been a disruptive force across the board, leveraging existing technologies and taking them to new levels and unprecedented speeds. Like healthcare, finance, and other industries, higher education is evolving and is increasingly digital; today’s students can download notes from the cloud and turn in assignments via email. While new technology has in many ways made education simpler and faster, it has also institutionalized constraints and made impractical settings the standard. My thesis is that some education software can fail in its task because it does not store, organize, and communicate knowledge more effectively than non-digital means. However, I believe digital mind mapping applications now surpass their pen and paper predecessors when used to their full extent.

The efficacy of mind-mapping is well-understood and tested yearly in worldwide studies. Note the Difference. Technology Integration Matrix. Teaching Towards the Future. The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) Looking for the best cloud computing software for your school? What about a way to remotely store homework and other assignments? It’s time to figure out which web 2.0 tool is right for you! The following presentation contains dozens of the most popular tools being used in classrooms right now. In fact, I’ve personally used more than 90% of these tools in higher education. They’re useful, most are free (some are freemium), and true time-savers. You’ve probably heard of some but I can almost guarantee there’s something new here for you. See Also: The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You Each slide in the below presentation by Rafael Scapin contains the name, description, link, and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does.

Edudemic’s Recommendations If you’re looking to try out some of these tools, here are the top 5 tools we recommend you try out (if you haven’t already). Slideshare - Get the credit and audience you deserve for your presentations! YouTube For Schools Strips Away Kitten and Fail Videos So Students Can Actually Learn Online. The last time I visited my mom, who is a teacher, I saw her sitting at the dining room table watching YouTube videos, not for fun but for ideas and examples she could use in the classroom. How cool, I thought, it is that teachers these days can use YouTube videos as inspiration for what they do with their students! Starting this week, YouTube is making it easier than ever for teachers to discover worthwhile educational content on YouTube with YouTube for Schools.

Brian Troung, a Project Manager at YouTube, explains on the YouTube blog, “We’ve been hearing from teachers that they want to use the vast variety of educational videos on YouTube in their classrooms, but are concerned that students will be distracted by the latest music video or cute cat, or a video that wasn’t appropriate for students. To solve this problem and help teachers bring the power of video to the classroom as a tool for education, engagement and inspiration, YouTube has developed YouTube for Schools. - 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman. 1 Comment May 28, 2012 By: Michael Gorman May 28 Written by: 5/28/2012 12:30 AM ShareThis Welcome to the another in a series of PBL Mania Posts here at Tech & Learning.

For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some multimedia mega-sites found on the web that can be used in the PBL classroom. In this PBL Mania Post I explore Online Multimedia Resources. WGBH Teacher Domain - Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. PBS Teachers – Launched within the last year, PBS Teachers is an awesome place for all kinds of educational multimedia. The Khan Academy – At Khan, students and teachers are encouraged to “Watch… Practice… Learn almost anything for free”. YouTube – Let’s not forget YouTube and its amazing searchable collection.

Thinkfinity – This site is worth an entire write-up in itself and will provide a wealth of activities for PBL products. Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. How Secure Is My Password? TES iBoard+ Interactive Resources for your IWB. I’ve written about the Interactive Resources by TES iboard in the past, but they’ve been updated and improved since then, so I thought I should mention them again. TES iboard+ has over 1,000 resources, complete lesson plans, units of work and printables for Key Stages 1 and 2. The resources are designed for use by the teacher on their interactive whiteboard but many are also suitable for pupil use, usually responding to a task or challenge set by the teacher.

Resources are available for literacy and numeracy – packaged into units of work, and also interactive resources for Science, History, Geography and RE. The user-friendly layout ensures that either teachers or children can easily navigate through the site, searching either by activity or by work unit. You can also arrange resources into your own “activity folders”. Some resources are available for free, with the rest of the site available on subscription.

It’s a really useful resource, and well worth a look. 11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy. - tech tools. Pinterest in the Classroom. My Ta-da Lists. Thoughtboxes. Audio Memos - A Voice Recorder for iPad & iPhone. Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools | Web Presentations | SlideRocket. How Do You Keep Up With All of This? How do you keep up with all of this? That's a question I am often asked after giving a presentation or when I meet people at conferences. One of the ways I keep up and learn about new things is through Twitter. In a guest post last winter Steven Anderson offered some great advice about using Twitter. Google+ is increasingly becoming a good way to keep up with what the people in my circles are sharing. The other way, in fact the primary way, that I keep up is through my RSS reader. I am currently subscribed to 273 blogs and websites in my RSS reader. If you're an iPad user or Android tablet user, there are some excellent apps that can improve your RSS viewing and reading experience.

The app that I'm currently using to read RSS feeds on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet is Feedly. Educational Hash Tags and Live Channels. 35 experts weigh-in: How we create influence on Facebook. 12 Most Must-Have Habitudes for Social Media Success. Utilize The 24/7 Classroom. Meebo: More of What You Love.