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”.
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 by TeachThought Staff What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom?
Does it depend on nation, grade level, or content area? Socioeconomic status? Culture? 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.
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. 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.
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.”
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 learninginhand.com revisited that idea with the following graphic that clarifies another talent of education technology–shared thinking. Publishing Student Work vs Assessment In lieu of its perceived art and science, assessment is a murky practice. Anything a student “does” can be used as a kind of assessment. When students publish their thinking with their right audience or collaborators at the right time, the tone and purpose of the work are able to shift dramatically. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education.
What is a hashtag?
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. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase. Who can use hashtags? 5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools. I thought I could read my students' body language.
I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. 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.
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. These web tools are excellent ways for English Language Learners, and others who might not be very tech-savvy, to have a good experience working with technology. In order to make it on this list, web tools must be: The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning. Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!
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.
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.” The 24 Best Apps to Remember Everything You Discover Online. Today, there’s never a lack of new things to see and read online.
In fact, the biggest problem is keeping up with the stuff you really want to remember. 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. 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. 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. Sketchlot is a free collaborative whiteboard service that works on any device that has a web browser. I tested it on my MacBook, my iPad, and my Android tablet. Aww App is a simple browser-based application for creating drawings. PixiClip is a great new tool tool for creating, narrating, and sharing drawings. Stoodle is an online whiteboard service supported in part by the CK-12 Foundation. 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.
This team should be open and transparent in all their conversations and decision making, and be clear about their shared goal. Resources for teaching safety online. Allan's Blog. When I received the invitation from the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, I decided to completely upgrade two seminar workshops. 10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For. Twitter. 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About. K-W-L Creator. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson. 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.
In this adorable talk from TEDGlobal, neuroscientist, artist and educator Beau Lotto shares why he thinks children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry — they are able to celebrate uncertainty and ask wonderful questions. 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. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. Make a digital mural with Mural.ly. Mural.ly is an interesting new site that lets users create a digital mural using images, videos, web pages and diagrams sourced from any website. While there have been other sites that have similar features to Mural.ly, it is definitely worth a look as it combines a number of great features from other web tools. 15 Examples Of New Technology In Education.
What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013? It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics. 27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking. » 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.
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.