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Interact Cafe. Tools_For_Teachers_Media. 15 Best Sites for Open Source Images. Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received.

15 Best Sites for Open Source Images

The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!” (Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock photo!) Digital Life 101 (6-8) Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. Galerie de clasesdeperiodismo. Edutopia.

While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.


How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Educational Hash Tags.

k12learning20 - 2-web2. Connected-educator-month-starter-kit-2014.pdf. New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model. Digital Survival. When online speech causes in-school problems... Online speech that causes in-school problems leaves school officials feeling as if their hands are tied.

When online speech causes in-school problems...

While schools have to take action to prevent bullying, they must also tread carefully to avoid violating students’ speech rights. Finding themselves in the midst of a Catch-22, many school officials now incorporate Internet safety programs, such as cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion lessons, into the curriculum. Are these strategies working? At the International Bullying Prevention Conference held in Seattle, author Richard Guerry presented attendees with an alternate solution that was recently recognized by the School Safety Advocacy Council and awarded its 2010 Exemplary School Safety Program Award. Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs.

21st Century Fluency Institute. Understanding the Digital Generation - Ian Jukes.

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Collaboration Fluency. Media Fluency. Solution Fluency. Creativity Fluency. A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills. I have just finished working on a graphic that I have made specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ( of course anyone else is allowed to use it ).

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

I am not the kind of guy to ask for favors in return for freebies I publish here. I honestly hate it and I have seen this practice in different blogs and websites. They tell you you can for instance download a certain PDF or eBook for free provided you register with them using your email or to like them on Facebook..etc. I would understand it from bloggers outside the educational arena but I can not swallow it when I see someone claiming to be an educator committed to the cause of education and yet providing such kind of services. I have recently been working on certain eBooks and other things ( let it be surprise ) that I will give you as a gift for the new year. Here is the poster. All About Computer Cookies - Session Cookies, Persistent Cookies,How to Enable/Disable/Manage Cookies. Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom 

Twitter, without a doubt, has become the social network for educators to take their professional development into their own hands.

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom 

Twitter allows teachers to connect with other educators from around the world, join discussions related to their interests and have a steady stream of resources (to help them teach and learn) available to them whenever, whereever and however. Creating a network on Twitter has catapulted educators to be part of a connected world where learning happens anytime, help is only a tweet away, collaboration partners meet and communicate, conversations that directly or indirectly impact their physical lives take place 24/7. Twitter is helping educators gain many 21st century skills and literacies which could easily transfer to their classrooms. So the next question is… How do you bring Twitter into your K-8 Classroom?

If your students are under the age of 13, they cannot create their own Twitter account (Minimum Age Restriction). Related 21. Education Tech News » Blog Archive Teacher claims 'expectation of privacy' with cell phone. Should teachers expect privacy regarding their cell phones?

Education Tech News » Blog Archive Teacher claims 'expectation of privacy' with cell phone

Not in this case, a New Jersey appeals court ruled in a claim involving a sex crime. An ex-student went to police to report middle-school teacher Patrick DeFranco had committed sex acts with him when DeFranco was his teacher. To back up his claim, the former student agreed to phone DeFranco and let police listen in on the call. But the phone number DeFranco had given the student was not in service. DeFranco still taught at the school, so police got his new number — a cell phone number — from the SRO. The phone number was listed in the staff handbook/directory and school emergency plan – and wasn’t marked “private,” though others were. During the call, the former student and DeFranco discussed details regarding their sexual relationship.

Rhondda's Reflections – wandering around the Web. Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools. - From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week - Using Twitter as a Lifeline. 45 in 45 by Mike McGowan on Prezi. Media: Social Networking Guidelines. iMOM » Tweens » Parenting » Safety » Media: Social Networking Guidelines Here are 10 tips for monitoring and protecting your kids on social networking websites: 1.

Media: Social Networking Guidelines

Parents will know the password and have access to child's page. 2. Parents can customize their child's settings to make profile safer (privacy, visibility, etc). 3. 4. 8 TED Talks You Need to Share with Your Students. Using multimedia in the classroom has become imperative in the 21st century classroom.

8 TED Talks You Need to Share with Your Students

Students tend to show more engagement and motivation when you play a video in the class.Given this importance of audio visual materials in education, more and more websites are created to provide video resources for educators. I have already compiled a list of 80 educational video resources to make it handy for teachers and even students to access the different video platforms and browse the materials they want. TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) is one of my favorite video resource I use quite often. The videos included in TED are organized under different categories such as : Creativity, Inspiring, Funny, ect. Teaching Young Students to use Technology Responsibly. We need to prepare our students to act responsibly when the moment of stupidity arrives.We should not just hand students technology and expect them to use it responsibly.

Teaching Young Students to use Technology Responsibly

They are kids after all. Here is a fictitious story to show my point: imagine three fifth grade students check out a Flip video camera to work on a class project during lunch recess. They want to show the principle of an arc by showing a student swinging on a swing. EdRoundtable: The Future of Google+ in Education. Infographic: The Lowdown on Social Media and College Admissions.

Infographic: The Lowdown on Social Media and College Admissions

Technology in Education Group News. Connect a Million Minds - Home. Technology-Using Professors Group News. By Jeffrey R. Young The spread of a seemingly playful alternative to traditional diplomas, inspired by Boy Scout achievement patches and video-game power-ups, suggests that the standard certification system no longer works in today's fast-changing job market. Educational upstarts across the Web are adopting systems of "badges" to certify skills and abilities. If scouting focuses on outdoorsy skills like tying knots, these badges denote areas employers might look for, like mentorship or digital video editing. Many of the new digital badges are easy to attain—intentionally so—to keep students motivated, while others signal mastery of fine-grained skills that are not formally recognized in a traditional classroom.

At the free online-education provider Khan Academy, for instance, students get a "Great Listener" badge for watching 30 minutes of videos from its collection of thousands of short educational clips. Employers might prefer a world of badges to the current system. 21st Century. Some JCPS students take part in social media education program. Translated matching for multilingual plagiarism detection introduced. 10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff. Start small, make training personally relevant, pair staff with knowledgeable co-workers—and keep it fun, readers recommend. NO SOPA: 'American Censorship Day'

International Society for Technology in Education Group News. Digital Tools for Students. Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes. Updated 01/2014 As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction.

- Top 100 Sites of 2011. 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23. Jacqui Murray. Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves. Dr Matthew J. Koehler. Summary of Project - Digital Citizen Project at Illinois State. - 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education. 21 Century Info. Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: 15 digital citizenship resources for schools. S Copyright and Fair Use Resources. The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies. Updated February 2013Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, February 15, 2008 Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.

These literacies are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. 21st Century Literacy. Copyright Stuff. National Education Technology Plan 2010. Fact Sheet: Digital Promise Initiative. “Digital Promise” Factsheet. Welcome to Route 21.

Science. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - “The Benjamin Franklin Effect” In The Classroom. This post was formerly called “”The Benjamin Franklin Effect” In The Classroom.” However, since it originally included additional resources on other psychological “effects” and “laws,” I’ve renamed it and added new resources at the end. Many teachers know that an effective classroom management move to turn a disruptive student into an ally is by giving him/her responsibilities in the classroom — tutoring another student, offering them a key classroom job, etc. I knew it, and have used it, but didn’t know until recently that an actual psychological finding explains why this strategy works. Online Tools. Home. Defining a 21st Century Education: At a glance. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Home. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Above & Beyond.

In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. 21st Century Fluency Project.