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Sessions - CPS Tech Summit. Technology Initiatives at CPS Google 101, Tracey Flynn, SADA Systems Chicago Public Schools is about to take an exciting technological step forward in both communications and the availability of e-learning tools with the planned implementation of Google Apps for Education.

Sessions - CPS Tech Summit

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers. 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers by Miriam Clifford This post has been updated from a 2011 post.

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”. Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing? Yes, those two were of course Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft. Critical Thinking - Recharge Learning. A Google a Day Challenges help your students put their search skills to the test, and to get your classroom engaged and excited about using technology to discover the world around them.

Critical Thinking - Recharge Learning

Challenge students critical thinking skills using the daily search challenges.Build a lesson connected to a classroom unit using Google Search Lesson Plans. Conduct a research project based on the answer to A Google a Day challenge.How can A Google A Day support student learning in your classroom? Share your ideas and thoughts in the Recharge Learning Google+ Community. Recharge Learning. Collaboration - Recharge Learning. Collaboration Resources - Google Docs. CLASSROOM - Splashtop Inc. Splashtop Classroom allows teachers to share their desktop and applications.

CLASSROOM - Splashtop Inc.

Once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices. Splashtop Classroom is perfect for teachers and instructors who want to engage the entire room! Teach from all four corners of the classroom Connect to the class PC/Mac from your mobile device Get out from behind your desk and improve classroom management and student attention Sit next to students while still keeping the class on task Turn your mobile device into an interactive whiteboard Use the toolbar to draw, highlight or write over any content Take snapshots of the screen, save, then share with students Draw over flipchart backgrounds or include your own worksheets Use the spotlight and screen shade tools to keep students focused Share anything. Your Smarticles: I'm Thinkin' Thinglink. One of my foremost objectives is to empower my students to use technology in project based ways to create as they learn.

Your Smarticles: I'm Thinkin' Thinglink

It may be exciting for me to create and share items I've made with technology, but enabling students to create for themselves is MUCH more fulfilling. Thinglink describes itself as a way to be creative and to make images come alive with music, video, text, images and more! This recent blog post is a good example of Thinglink in use. With Thinglink you simply upload an image, tag the image and add the media or text that you wish to accent the photo with. Amazingly, Thinglink is available as a Web Based version but also as an iOS app. ThingLink Classroom Management Workflow. Instructions. As we begin the 3rd week of the our Classroom Creative Challenge, we would like to pause for a moment to highlight the school images displayed in our Book Channel at the top of the post, share a story illustrating one approach to completing the creative challenge, and collect some feedback from participants to get the most out of the learning.

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We also want to give busy students and teachers some time to catch up or join us. This project gets better with a lot of participation! It is clear now that the most important task for this challenge is to share an interactive image of your school, and then build on that by participating in additional challenges as time allows.

Browse Ask a Digital Historian - multimedia. Inside the classroom, outside the box! ” The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Inside the classroom, outside the box!

By Albert Einstein I had one of those days recently when I went down the internet rabbit hole and got lost. I don’t know how I got to learning about Hexagonal Thinking but I love the concept. MediaSmarts. Media Literacy Fundamentals. What is Media Literacy?

Media Literacy Fundamentals

Media are powerful forces in the lives of youth. Music, TV, video games, magazines and other media all have a strong influence on how we see the world, an influence that often begins in infancy. Digital Literacy Fundamentals. Introduction Today’s youth are often called ‘digital natives’ by adults because of the seemingly effortless way they engage with all things digital.

Digital Literacy Fundamentals

Digital Literacy Fundamentals. Educationalwikis - Examples of educational wikis. LEARN THE NET: Your Online Guide. Video Guide to Audacity Make and Break Education - Video Guide to Audacity. Use PayPal below to safely purchase the Video Guide to Audacity for US$24.99 now.

Video Guide to Audacity Make and Break Education - Video Guide to Audacity

For business, podcasting, music, voiceovers, or education, Andrew Mercer’s Video Guide to Audacity is easiest way to learn how to use Audacity! Andrew covers a wide range of recording and editing skills and is perfect for beginners and advanced users. Teacher's Guide to Teaching Writing through Technology. As teachers, when it comes to writing, we can " choose between sentencing students to thoughtless mechanical operations and facilitating their ability to think.

" ( Syrene Forsman, " Writing to Learn Means Learning to Think " ). I find Forsman saying to speak volumes for the writing crisis in our schools. There are still teachers who teach writing as a mechanical process and probably some of us ,the digital immigrants ,were taught writing this way, but does this make it the right teaching strategy to use with your students ? Definitely not. John Dewy was unequivocal on this, for him " If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday we rob them of tomorrow". Today's students are totally different , they have different learning needs and styles. Create Animation - Sketch Star. The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Google Apps Support Bloom’s Taxonomy–Take a Look. Kathy Shrock has done a wonderful piece linking the multitude of Google Apps to the levels of Blooms Taxonomy.

This is an invaluable resource for all teachers. BTW, she’s updated the page since I posted this 18 months ago so the picture looks a bit different. How to Align Technology with Common Core State Standards. This past month, I have had a rash of requests from school districts to assist them in aligning their technology program with Common Core State standards. This takes me back to the days when everyone wanted to match their lesson plans with ISTE NETS standards. We all had to review our activities, rethink connections and rework details.

Now, for the 46 states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, that’s happening again, with a different tilt. Let me back up. What are Common Core State Standards? Woodland School District 50 creates social media policy — Gurnee news. Facebook and other social media sites may now be incorporated into the learning process for grade school students attending Woodland District 50 schools. Trading Cards. Undergraduate Students and Technology. My Top 10 Web Tools as A Teacher. I have been doing a lot of reviewing of educational web tools over the last couple of years. It has been such a rewarding experience to be able to keep with this growing influx of web 2.0 tools. Every new day comes with its new batch of tools and I don't think the journey of discovery will ever stop. One of the repeated questions I often get from my readers is about the kind of web services I use in my teaching.

I am not really sure how to answer this question because it depends on the kind of lesson or activity you are teaching. I choose the tools that can best work for my lesson objectives. However, generally speaking, there is a set of some excellent web tools that every teacher should try with their students and below are the top 10 I personally use and recommend others to use. ICTmagic - home. JakesOnline! High Techpectations from Lucy Gray - powered by FeedBurner. - 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers. Music Links. Flipped Learning: A Response To Five Common Criticisms. Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Free plagiarism checker - SeeSources.com. About ArtSnacks. Kevin Honeycutt. Free Technology for Teachers.

Storybird for Schools. Teachers. The Zimmer Twins is a fun way to incorporate technology into the classroom. Watch your students expand their vocabulary, practice proper writing habits, and become junior movie producers all at the same time! GoAnimate for Schools and Educators. Teacher's Lounge Group News. About us: a peek inside Storybird. Mark says: @swiftiegal: official Storybird challenges will resume later this year. @bluebird26: the American Censorship site is organizing support against a bill that's been proposed in congress called SOPA.

The bill is "officially" designed to help American media companies (Disney, NBC/Universal, etc) try to stop piracy on foreign websites (like, say, the Pirate Bay). Photo Effects and Photo Editing with One Click - BeFunky.com. Teacher's Lounge Group News.

Education - Apps on Android Market. gText - A network of group communction. Collaborate On Multimedia Slideshows With Tumblecloud. The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. 9 web 2.0 sites to publish student work. TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL. Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero.

Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) The EdTech Early Edition. Tech Forum - Strategies, Solutions and Innovations for Technology Leaders. Social Media and Student Devices: Developing Guidelines David Jakes (moderator); Ryan Bretag, Scott Floyd, Ben Grey and Hank Thiele. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011. It’s that time of year again when I start posting year-end “The Best….” lists. Coincidentally, this one is also the eight-hundredth “The Best…” list I’ve published!

You can see them all here. The Teacher’s Guide To Keeping Students Safe Online. This is the second in a series of online safety discussions. Ten Best Podcasts for Teachers. By Sarah Stegner. The Benefit and Danger of Education Technology. Digiteen « UDL Spotlight. Unwrapping the Gifted. Bloom's Taxonomy in a Web 2.0 World (2011) by Nicole Zumpano on Prezi. DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms. Sophie: Classroom 2.0. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom. Groups - Find a Special-Interest Group or Start Your Own. 52 Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom. TitanPad. Web 2.0 Guru - home.

Curation: The Third Frontier of the Web (slides for presentation at... Delicious. Beautiful Word Clouds. Welcome. Wiki Ideas for the Classroom.