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QR Codes. How To Easily Make Your Own Textbook. One of the latest buzz words in social media is curation. Some media analysts ponder whether the content curator might be the next big social media job of the future. In a review of Steven Rosenbaum’s Curation Nation, Frank Paynter wrote that: ‘The job of curator has spread across the digital media world and may already have replaced “editor” and “publisher” in the minds of marketers and social media mavens’. What are the implications of curation in education? How will content curation impact the textbook market? We are seeing more and more publishers jumping into the digital textbook market but so far the digital editions are mere pdf versions of the hardcover versions. What? The Journal’s article: 5K-12 Ed Tech Trends for 2012 includes: ‘Beyond the Digital Textbook’ as one of the trends with the premise of adding interactivity to digital versions of textbooks.

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CogDogRoo - StoryTools. 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note!

CogDogRoo - StoryTools

50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. 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'. Education in the Social Media Era.

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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.

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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. Were you using iGoogle mainly to keep track of the latest headlines?

Why Symbaloo is an excellent iGoogle alternative.

Then you are going to LOVE Symbaloo as iGoogle alternative! Symbaloo is a visual way for you to link to your favorite online news sources and sites and therefore the best iGoogle alternative. You can save any link along with an image, to a tile on Symbaloo so that you can easily find it later. 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. " Then, I use the sort function to see what I need to do each day or to see the timeline of a particular project (sorting by category). I like being able to ask, "When is Galileo testing? " I'm not suggesting everyone should use a spreadsheet for a calendar. Too often, students learn a rigid definition of how a particular technology tool should be used.

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

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. Go to related 2011 article » The U.S. 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. Check out our list (organized by topic, not ranking) for some great STEM resources that can help you build your knowledge about everything from calculus to fire science. Universities These universities, many of which are renowned for their STEM programs, offer resources like course materials, videos, and lecture series. Edtechfuture. 10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future. What Teachers Make. What Teachers Makeby Taylor Mali He says the problem with teachers isWhat’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher? Use Twitter in PowerPoint. Free Digital Footprint eBook - giveitaway.net. What Students Think Of Mobile Learning And What Makes A Great App.

Scholr.ly Search Engine Takes An Innovative Approach To Research. 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. This week I received an email from ThingLink informing me of nice little addition to their interactive image creation tool. 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.

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