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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 ?
via www.avatargeneration.com Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology.
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. Take a look:
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?
Facebook and other social media sites may now be incorporated into the learning process for grade school students attending Woodland District 50 schools. The school board recently adopted two new policies related to social media and new technology. One policy allows teachers to use social media as an instructional tool.
Description ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters. Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: • Fictional person • Real person • Fictional place • Real place • Object • Event • Vocabulary word Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others.
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.
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A Great Resources to Creating Blogs and Websites that are Safe for Students. What does Bloom have to say about all of thei technology being used in the classroom? Well check out Bloom's Taxnomy listing different Web 2.0 tools. 101 Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers.pdf 101 Web 2 0 Tools For Teachers.pdf Integrating Tech and Marzano's Instructional Strategies.ppt
Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations. While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new. Dr.
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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! Take a few minutes to explore the Zimmer Twins and so you are familiar with the site before using it with your students. Getting Started The best place to start is the help area. Here you'll find answers to common questions as well as movies that act as great guides to new comers.
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). But "unofficially" the bill introduces VERY scary control features similar to what China, Iran, and Syria use to patrol/control their citizens.