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What Will Be Obsolete in 2020? What Will Be Obsolete in 2020? Culture Teaching Strategies Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020. Walls around the classroom, said Bernadette Adams Yates, senior research analyst, who works at the Office of Education Technology at the Department of Education.
The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Pinterest The following article is by Julie Delello of the University of Texas at Tyler. She can be reached at jdelello[at]uttyler.edu if you have any questions or comments. Children learn social skills by interacting freely with peers. Playgrounds provide an opportunity for children from different classrooms to interact and enhance skill development. What if there was a place for the teachers to play, learn new skills, and network with others? The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Pinterest
The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday.
Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com Canine combat vet guards Pentagon halls1:56Soldier's shocking airport surprise1:52Gay Olympian: We've come a long way2:20WWII veteran receives special gift2:27Gay skater thought Olympics was impossible2:57Donor puts $3,500 ring in donation bucket1:27 W. Virginia Governor: 'It's pretty bad'4:29Mayor: Chemical spill is like a prison1:58Material has impacted the water supply2:15Chemical leak contaminates water source1:54Manchin: We'll find the culprit in spill2:48Fed. emergency in West Va. chemical leak2:35Chemical spill contaminates water Many without water after chemical spill GOP members gloat over Christie troubles2:39Who is former aide Bridget Anne Kelly?3:09New documents shed light on scandal1:50Christie denies involvement in scandal Giuliani: Dumb political prank backfired Christie: I fired Kelly because she lied Gov.
Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Digital Differentiation Digital Differentiation
Free Audio Tools for Teachers ( Presentation ) I have been receiving several emails recently asking me for a presentation about free audio tools that teachers can use in their classroom. I know I am a little bit late but I hope you would understand it is just because of the constraints of my thesis studies and work as a teacher. There are several audio tools out there online and a single querry in a search engine would generate a plethora of links but the question of how useful these tools are they to you will depend on how smart you are with search algorithm and all that bubble. Speaking from the" in the trenches " perspective, I know exactly what kind of audio tools you are looking for as a teacher. You might be in need of a simple web application, easy to use and above all free . Well this presentation has 12 such tools. Free Audio Tools for Teachers ( Presentation )
heyjude heyjude In a world where libraries are completely reinventing themselves, where universities and schools are moving away from labs to BYOD, and where the focus of everything seems to be on mobiles —what will be the role of technology in the next decade? What do leading institutions need to be doing now to prepare? What are the strategies that will provide them the most flexibility? The greatest competitive advantage? These are the overarching questions that recently drove the discussions at 10th anniversary New Media Consortium Horizon Project special convocation and retreat. Over its decade of work, the Horizon Project has grown to the point that it may very well be producing the single most important body of research into emerging technology within the world of education.
Ask Macworld editors to name our favorite apps, and most of us would mention Dropbox. The file-synchronizing service has revolutionized the way we use our Macs; we’re always looking for new things it can do. Towards that end, a couple of months ago we posted a note on Macworld.com, asking readers, “How do you use Dropbox?” The response was incredible: Between our forums and email, we received nearly 250 suggestions. We sorted through them and then boiled them down to our 60 favorites. 62 things you can do with Dropbox 62 things you can do with Dropbox
5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute There are many excellent platforms that teachers and students can use to create and maintain a blog throughout the school year. Depending upon your chosen purpose for student blogging, some platforms are better than others. But if you just want students to occasionally publish an essay to the web for peer review, you might not need a full-fledged blogging platform. Here are five ways that you can have students publish their essays to the web in under a minute (writing and editing time excluded). Pencamp is a simple platform for quickly publishing your writing. To get started writing and publishing with Pencamp just enter a name for your page and enter specify a password for editing then start writing. 5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute
Education Week Teacher: Education Week Teacher Book Club (Jossey-Bass) by Doug Lemov Discussion Dates: April 12-14, 2011 In Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov, founder of the Uncommon Schools charter network, offers 49 "concrete, specific, and actionable" techniques that teachers can implement immediately to drive student achievement. The techniques are not ones Lemov invented, but rather ones he has seen time and again in his observations of highly effective teachers. Education Week Teacher: Education Week Teacher Book Club
26 Oct Microsoft offers a collections of materials in its Digital Citizenship in Action: A Guide to Education & Events Toolkit. The toolkit includes all the elements needed to teach yourself and help educate others about computer security, data privacy, and online safety issues, prevention, and remediation. The toolkit contains the event planning guide and supplemental posters designed to help plan and advertise your online safety event to various audiences – parents, educators, policymakers NGOs, etc. Event guide and posters included in the toolkit: - A Guide to Planning an Online Safety Event - Digital Citizenship Begins with You Poster - Is Your Teen a Good Digital Citizen - Student Body Language_On Texting - The Naked Truth_Beware What You Share Digital Citizenship Toolkit - Event Guide & Posters Windows Info Portal
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Tools You Can Use – Week of January 23, 2012 – Google Forms | BPS Educational Technology Team If you aren’t aware of Tom Barrett and his “Interesting Ways” series , then you are missing out on a tremendous resource that is actually a crowd-sourced collection of examples on how you can utilize various technology tools in your classroom. One that I stumbled across this weekend was a collection of examples on how you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Here are some of the examples that you can use right away in your classroom: Exit Ticket/Check for Understanding
By Nik Peachey In the first instalment of his brand-new series, Nik Peachey looks at podcasting and how it can be used to help students develop their listening and speaking skills both inside and outside the classroom. Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on podcasting, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide. Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting
In most U.S. classrooms, texting is a violation. But in Joe Gianotti’s English classes at Lowell (Ind.) High School, texting is required. Gianotti’s students use a web-based texting service called Celly to conduct “backchannel” discussions about classroom topics, which he projects onto the wall from his notebook computer for everyone to read. “While the kids are reading novels, watching movies or listening to podcasts, there’s this awesome discussion taking place without anyone saying a word,” Gianotti says. Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom
i 2 Votes This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom. The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. I enjoy sharing and I am also motivated by knowing that I am making a difference for you. 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning
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