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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom. May 29, 2014 As a doctoral researcher in the field of emerging literacies, I view the affordances brought about by the integration of digital technologies in education as a major game changer in the transformation of those basic literacy notions that have accompanied us since the emergence of the first signs of literacy (writing) 5000 years ago.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom

The impact of these networked digital technologies in the first decade of the 21st century alone is unprecedented both in scope and breadth. We are now witnessing the birth of a new educational system that is more geared towards celebrating diversity, collaboration, independent learning, self directed learning and on-the-go learning. Of course any change in the education ecosystem is first felt in the classroom where it is demonstrably translated into teaching and learning pedagogies.

In the case of the 21st century classroom this change is clearly noticeable in three main areas: Table created by GASH-Math. Educational Technology Philosophy Statement. When discussion turns to “educational technology” many consider only those “technologies” that can be used to augment a typical American classroom.

Educational Technology Philosophy Statement

Thoughts turn to digital projectors, computers, software, and the internet. All of these technologies can be quite beneficial. They allow teachers to illustrate principles that would be very time-consuming or difficult to illustrate using only a chalkboard. Computers and software can provide drill and practice with much more immediate feedback which greatly enhances learning.

21st Century Classroom

Lesson Plan Idea: Acting Out Shakespeare Through... Teacher Tools. Apps for Education. Farnsworth Blogging Req. How To Videos. How To Videos. 50 Fab Apps for Teachers. Less Is More You don’t need a one-to-one classroom (one device for every student) to integrate tablets into instruction.

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Whether you have one tablet or five, possibilities for teaching with them abound. Single Tablet • Independent reading Load up your tablet with books in a reading app. Allow students to check out the tablet for the day or week for in-class use, just as they would a book from the class library. Have students sign a contract that they’ll handle the tablet properly. • Accessibility Have a student that might benefit from accessibility apps? Small Set of Tablets • Small-group reading A few tablets are perfect for engaging students during small-group reading instruction. . • Research Portability makes tablets conducive to quickly accessing information for research projects. Education—there’s an app for that. By many accounts, some of the most powerful education apps are used for teaching reading and supporting differentiation for students with disabilities. Language Arts Math. Key Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Class.

I am preparing to do a workshop with Icelandic Educators this week and I was asked to give them a list of questions to consider as they begin to flip their classes.

Key Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Class

As I wrote these I realized that many people could benefit from these questions. It is no doubt an incomplete list. If you have more questions that I should include, please comment and I will add them. Overall Questions: E-Learning. VideoNot.es. How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit. Teaching Strategies.

How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit

13 Free Web Annotation Tools for Teachers to Draw, Add Notes, and Highlight Sections on A Web page. 1- Diigo Diigo is the first web service that comes into mind when talking about web annotation. .

13 Free Web Annotation Tools for Teachers to Draw, Add Notes, and Highlight Sections on A Web page

Diigo has a tool that lets you annotate web pages, add notes and colour specific chunks of a paragraph to share with your colleagues. 2- Sharedcopy This is another great bookmarking and annotating web service. It allows users to save a web page and annotate it the way they want via adding comments in text boxes or highlighting important parts. 17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times.

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17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times

Your students turn in their homework on printed paper...instead of digitally. 2.) For poster assignments, your students need glue, construction paper, and scissors... instead of using an online tool like Glogster. 3.) 50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.

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100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

The following virtual tours bring opportunities to explore cities, famous landmarks and buildings, museums, college campuses, and even outer space. Turnitin.

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Conciselearning. Scholarcast. Podcast.ucsd.edu. Lesson Plan: Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics. Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice This lesson is used for discussion of a novel read by the whole class.

Lesson Plan: Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics