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QR Codes Can Do That? There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction -- with powerful results.

QR Codes Can Do That?

I've been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white squares, it's so much fun to see the "aha" moments as we explore different ways to use scannable technology in the classroom. This list of five things that you may not know about QR codes contains some simple ideas that definitely pack a punch.

These tips include strategies for differentiating instruction, distributing materials, and keeping families up to date on classroom activities. If you've tried one of these QR tips or have another to add to the list, the comments section of this post is the perfect place to share! 1. QR codes can talk! 2. Since a QR code is connected to a web address, you can take a scanner to any location on the internet. 3. 4. 5.

So you have a Twitter account. Now what? Listen to an extended version of this post as a podcast: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:14 — 28.1MB) I hear it all the time: “I have a Twitter account, but I don’t really know how to use it.”

So you have a Twitter account. Now what?

I understand this thinking completely. Before I signed up to Twitter less than three years ago, I didn’t get it AT ALL. I would go to someone’s Twitter page—if that’s what it was even called—and none of it made sense. But I kept hearing people say things like, “Twitter is the best professional development I’ve ever had.” The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning. The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us.

The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning

Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are supplementary, serving the original design of the classroom and usually automate some previously by-human task or process–grading multiple choice assessments, searching for a source of information, or sharing messages and other data across large groups. But fully integrated and embedded in the learning process, technology can be transformative–and disruptive. Scaffolding the learning of anything unfamiliar–somehow–is a way of supporting the learner and setting them up for long-term independent success. Should elementary school be stage 1, middle school stage 2, and so on? Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead)

Classroom technology is everywhere.

Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead)

Schools are filled with shiny, interactive devices, and new gadgets and apps flood the market every day. Teachers in districts with limited funding for technology are turning to crowdfunding sources to obtain technology for their classrooms. But is technology the panacea that we’re all searching for? Nope—but it can help. Let’s explore five common myths about educational technology, and how we can get the most out of tech for our students. AnswerGarden » ...- Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities. It’s no secret that kids learn better when teachers provide learning activities that keep them engaged. Teachers work tirelessly to plan engaging lessons that capture and keep the interests of their students, thereby making content more accessible.

However, teachers continue to feel the daunting pressure to compete for their students’ attention amidst the ever-evolving and rapidly-hanging mass media, social media, and entertainment industry, as these elements do a stellar job of keeping students highly engaged outside of the classroom. Although it is vitally important for us to know and understand our students' interests and the best conditions under which they learn, there is good news: It’s not necessary that we focus our efforts on competing with the devices and activities our students engage in during their downtime outside of the classroom!

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Word Clouds for Kids!

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.