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QR Codes. How To Easily Make Your Own Textbook. One of the latest buzz words in social media is curation. LMS. CogDogRoo - StoryTools. Curation. Comic Life in Education. Sourcing Images. Textivate. Create Instant Interactive Text Based Activities. Creating computer based materials can be incredibly time consuming and also very frustrating as websites and web based content can change so quickly, that's why it is always so nice to discover tools like Textivate which can enable you to create instant interactivity using almost any text you find from around the web.

Create Instant Interactive Text Based Activities

All you need to do is copy and paste your text into the Textivate window and then click on 'textivate now'. Here you can see some text I have copied from the Goldilocks story which I found on the Project Gutenberg site. Now I get a range of different exercise types to choose from. Education in the Social Media Era.


Districts Require E-Courses for Graduation. Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms' Benefits and drawbacks seen in replacing lectures with on-demand video A growing number of educators are working to turn learning on its head by replacing traditional classroom lectures with video tutorials , an approach popularly called the "flipped classroom.

Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms'

" Interest in that teaching method was in full view this summer at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference in San Diego, where almost every session on the topic was filled to capacity. The movement was inspired partly by the work of Salman Khan, who created a library of free online tutoring videos spanning a variety of academic subjects, known as the Khan Academy , which many view as a touchstone of the flipped-classroom technique. But, much like the Khan Academy itself, the approach is attracting increasing scrutiny—and criticism—among educators and researchers. Spotlight on Implementing Online Learning.

As e-learning moves further into the K-12 mainstream, it is attracting greater scrutiny from educators, policymakers, researchers, and the news media.

Spotlight on Implementing Online Learning

March 12, 2012 - Education Week Multidistrict collaborations help schools save money and share best practices about online teaching and learning. The "flip model" of schooling calls for students to watch lectures online for homework and use class time for discussions, problem-solving, and labs. September 27, 2011 - Education Week.

Game Based Learning

LiveBinders - Exceptional Binders for Educators. Hot Web Tools + Apps. Edu Compilations. Delicious. New Paper Refines Blended Learning Classifications - Digital Education. PBL. New Social Collaboration Tool Helps Students, Professionals Work Together. iPad iOS and Android. 21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers. Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online.

21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers

Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it. Why Symbaloo is an excellent iGoogle alternative. Connected Educator Month. You Need to Use Technology the Wrong Way. I don't think I've ever known anyone else who uses a spreadsheet as a calendar.

You Need to Use Technology the Wrong Way

For me, it works, though. I have the date, the day, the task or event, the type of task and the location. For recurring events, I simply write "every week" or "every day. " 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom.

From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. EdTech Cheat Sheet Infographic - Boundless. Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector.

EdTech Cheat Sheet Infographic - Boundless

At Boundless, we’re confronted with these terms and technologies every day, and we do our best to keep all of the lingo straight. We put together a little cheat sheet to help you master some of the most important words to know in edtech. Brush up on your terms to make sure you’re not scratching your head at the next conference, meetup or debate about the future of education!

A Tale of Two Students. Meet Michael.

A Tale of Two Students

In June, he graduated from a high school where he was encouraged to use his own technology for teaching and learning, and to connect to the district’s Wi-Fi network, where he shared almost complete open internet access on school- and personal-learning devices while on campus. The district’s guidelines for appropriate conduct are delineated in the student code of conduct. The underlying principle that guides policy development in his district is one of trust. Edutechification. Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning. In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives.

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning

Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the teaching and learning process. With the help of some fellow teachers, here is a short list of the top 12 ways how technology has changed education: FlippedChat. Building and sharing life and event timelines with the iPad, no Facebook required. 101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About. New Tool to Provide Tech Inventory for Common Core - Education Week News. AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children. 40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future. Could This Be Your Classroom Of The Future? 10 Real-World Tips For Using iPads In Education. Tech vs Text: New Study Unveils What Students Are Actually Using To Learn.

Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Education. For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire. Stacy BrownErin Olson, an English teacher in Iowa who is featured in our post, uses Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

Go to related 2011 article » The U.S. Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month, and since we’d be nothing without the teachers we’ve connected with over the years, we’re enthusiastically on board. To celebrate, we asked every educator who has written a guest post for us, been featured in a Reader Idea, or collaborated on one of our features to answer two simple questions: What is one important thing you’ve learned from someone in your Personal Learning Network (P.L.N.), however you define that network?

50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online. Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Even better, these resources, whether classes, lectures, or tutorials, are all free of charge, meaning you can improve your knowledge without emptying your wallet. Edtechfuture. 10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future. What Teachers Make. Use Twitter in PowerPoint.

Your audience is tweeting How do you draw them into your presentation?

Use Twitter in PowerPoint

By asking for their opinion, and displaying their tweets directly in your slides. With Poll Everywhere, you can invite people to tweet a short comment directly to your slide in real-time, while still blocking inappropriate or off-topic tweets. You can also ask multiple choice questions and watch a graph evolve as people vote. Try it now: chart. Free Digital Footprint eBook - What Students Think Of Mobile Learning And What Makes A Great App. Search Engine Takes An Innovative Approach To Research. The web is cluttered. There’s a pantload of information out there and it’s hard to sift through. Google does a fabulous job at being your virtual Swiss Army Knife for finding what you’re looking for.

But even the likes of Google Scholar and Google Books are not perfect. Quickly finding and skimming abstracts, learning about authors, and surfacing new publications is tricky. Danielle Klaus on Listorious. Add More to Your Images with Thinglink. Add More to Your Images with Thinglink. Edutechification / 100 Powerful Search Engines You May Not Know About. Edutechification / 6 Types of Blended Learning [Infographic] Edutechification / 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest - via Mashable #edtech #tlchat #edchat. Add Colorful Pins to ThingLink Interactive Images. Edutechification / The Teacher's iPad Spectrum - 25 ways to use iPads in the classroom. Edutechification / The Teacher's iPad Spectrum. How to Create Interactive Images Using Thinglink. 11 Reasons Teachers Aren't Using Technology #edchat #edtech. How Twitter can be used as a powerful educational tool. Top Tools.

20 Must-See Teaching Tools Coming To Your Classroom Very Soon. It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t been radically changed by technology, and education is no exception. Few classrooms these days operate without digital tools, gadgets, or applications that have made it easier for teachers to track student progress and tailor lessons to student needs and interests. While the tools of today are great, there are even more great technological teaching tools and practices on the horizon, many of which are just starting to be adopted in the classroom or are just making it out of the developmental stages. These tools offer new and often very promising ways to connect with students and improve the quality of education offered in schools. Read on to learn about just a few of the websites, programs, and amazing technologies of the future teachers and students alike will soon be using. (Click the title of each tool to visit their respective website)


Learning and Growing: Keynote, Socrative, Simple Circuit App, BrainPop. Educational Websites.