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A Menagerie of Chrome Extensions. Tools and Apps for the Connected Educator – Tech Talk Tuesday in Review. As this is Connected Educator Month, the topic of conversation amongst participants at the recent online Tech Talk Tuesdays webinar was “Tools and Apps for the Connected Educator”.

Tools and Apps for the Connected Educator – Tech Talk Tuesday in Review

As bandwith, access to technology, confidence with technology etc differs across the world and with people we connect to, it is essential that we have a broad toolbox at our disposal and a willingness to try many options. Those people who are highly connected and techno savvy may have to go back in time to the simple basic tools where other cultures are comfortable. Link to the recording The following questions were discussed and the responses from all those who attended is featured below. Who do educators connect with? People they work withteachers, classes and students elsewhere and across the worldcelebrities, authorsexperts in topics they want to learn aboutparents, students, community memberspeople who share information and encouragement Some different ways of connecting? Great SAMR video for staff discussion. The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. AITSL online and social media. SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0.

Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

It follows, then, that the education field should evolve as new opportunities and forces emerge and present themselves. But in general, this is not the case. From the Time Magazine article, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century There’s a dark little joke exchanged by educators with a dissident streak: Rip Van Winkle awakens in the 21st century after a hundred-year snooze and is, of course, utterly bewildered by what he sees. Men and women dash about, talking to small metal devices pinned to their ears. The evolution of education can be explained from moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0.

Briefly, Education 1.0, 2.0. and 3.0 is explained as: Education 1.0 can be likened to Web 1.0 where there is a one-way dissemination of knowledge from teacher to student. The following chart provides an overview of the ideas discussed in this post. 20 Excellent Free Tools for Interactive Collaboration Experiences in … Home - eSmart Digital Licence. Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology. For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration to help them effectively use tech as a tool for learning.

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology

I’ve adopted a few different tech integration models over the years, discussed the ideas with administrators for use as a starting point for tech integration, and kept the ideas front of mind as I invent and discover new ways for using technology as a tool for learning. Discussing the stages of tech integration has led to some thought provoking and inspiring conversations, but the ideas have not gained a lot of momentum in my face-to-face teaching environment until now. As many districts jump on board with 1:1 implementation, Apple’s use of the SAMR model as a framework for tech integration presents a consistent, clear and powerful message that is spreading! About SAMR Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through specific levels. Image created by Dr. An Emphasis on Task Design. The Virtual Staffroom. Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Blooming Orange. Excellent image search engine. 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work.

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work by TeachThought Staff Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

This is partly a push for authenticity. Work that is “real world” will naturally be more engaging to students because it has more chance to have credibility in their eyes, and usefulness in their daily lives. This kind of work has value beyond the current grading period and culminating report card. But work that is made public has other benefits as well. Tony Vincent from revisited that idea with the following graphic that clarifies another talent of education technology–shared thinking.

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. What is a hashtag?

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. 5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools. I thought I could read my students' body language.

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers Formative assessment is done as students are learning. Here's what happened in my classroom. "We've got this, it's easy," they said. The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly. I’ve been posting annual lists of the Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly for seven years.

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

I thought it would be useful for readers, my students, and me to review them all and identify my choices for the “all-time” best ones. The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning. Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning

This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom. How To Fake A 21st Century Classroom by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post because I loved the original so much and it made some people mad, which is always good 21st century learning isn’t a trend as much as a reality.

10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom

It’s 2015 (almost 2016), so whatever you’re doing in your classroom right now is technically 21st century learning. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.” Blogging. 7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively. May 23, 2014 Students love to work in groups and every teacher knows this fact by heart.

7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively

Group work has several pedagogical pluses that includes developing collaborative and co-operative skills, enhancing social skills and interactions, promoting critical thinking skills, and nurturing a learning environment of trust and support. Now with the web 2.0 technologies, the potential of group work is even bigger. Students can create study groups online and learn collaboratively with others regardless of their geographical locations.

Below are some of the best web tools students can use to create online study groups. 1- Examtime. Members Area. You must register to attend the webinars Why? Each webinar has a capacity of 95 participants. If you do not register in advance then you may not get your first choice for day/time. If you have a Connected Learner Experience All-Access or Virtual Plus Pass (you’re going through a full, year-long experience) You must register for each webinar individually. Webinar 10. Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students. This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser.

With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Produced in collaboration with Facebook. Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. In recent months, many schools and districts around the country have taken steps to create social media policies and guidelines for their students and staff.

In my work with several districts to draft these documents, I have seen many approaches that work well, and some that don't. That said, there is no silver bullet for administrators; every school, district, and state has a different set of circumstances. With that in mind, here are some steps that will help you determine the best approach for your own community. 2.

This team should include educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not. Resources for teaching safety online. It can be risky to leave students totally alone to develop internet behaviours. Kathleen Morris highlights a range of resources which can help teachers support students to be savvy online. The internet has always been an evolving medium, however, the rate of change is becoming increasingly rapid. This means children are faced with more challenges in navigating their online world as both consumers and producers. Teachers and caregivers are also challenged as they seek to find the best way to guide children on their journeys. While all teachers would agree that addressing internet safety in the classroom is important, many are unsure how to get started. The following four websites provide a wealth of free information and resources for learning or teaching about internet safety. Allan's Blog.

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For. Twitter. 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. K-W-L Creator. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. TeachBytes. 9 TEDTalks by impressive kids. Few scientific papers are written in crayon and begin with the words, “Once upon a time.” But then again, few scientific papers are written by a group of 8 to 10-year-olds. Interactive writing and note taking with Meeting Words. Recently I attended an online seminar with Howard Rheingold, an advocate of using technology mindfully. As the session began, Howard directed participants towards a shared note taking space set up using the Meeting Words site. As the session progressed participants added notes in the shared space.

They pasted in links mentioned by Howard, made their own notes and shared ideas. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. Make a digital mural with is an interesting new site that lets users create a digital mural using images, videos, web pages and diagrams sourced from any website. 15 Examples Of New Technology In Education. 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics. 27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking. Publishing student thinking can be among the most powerful ways to improve learning.

There are a variety of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is that the “threat” of publishing moves the lodestone from the classroom to the “real world.” This, of course, changes everything. » Best Websites for Teaching and Learning: Looking back while moving forward AASL Blog. Back-to-School Guide. Online Video Conferencing Services. PowToon : Create Animated Presentations Online. A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology. Educational-blogging.wikispaces. School Page. Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features. Audience Response Systems. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom.

Web Tools for Teachers by Type. A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows. Free Online Slideshow maker. Ed Tech Crew 195 - The Fisherman's Friend. Video Training and Online Learning.

The Global Classroom Project: 2011/12 - home. Blogging Tips for Teachers. Ultimate Web 2.0 List. Top 10 Web Tools. 50 Ways to Integrate Technology in your Classroom Tomorrow. ActivLearning.

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Wikis. Free-downloads. » Top 100 Tools 2011 C4LPT. Russeltarr's mindmapping Bookmarks on Delicious. My Top Free Online Tools and Resources for PBL. Free technology teacher training videos for teachers. YouTube. Using Prezi in the Classroom. Twitter. Google. Blogs.