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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’. How To Easily Make Your Own Textbook

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- http://50ways.wikispaces.com/ It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. CogDogRoo - StoryTools

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Create Instant Interactive Text Based Activities 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. 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.
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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." 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. Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms' Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms'
Spotlight on Implementing Online Learning 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. 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.
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New Paper Refines Blended Learning Classifications - Digital Education

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Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online. 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. And creating Google Maps does require you to have a Google account which is an obstacle to use in some schools too. 21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers 21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers
Why Symbaloo is an excellent iGoogle alternative. Why Symbaloo is an excellent iGoogle alternative. Were you using iGoogle mainly to keep track of the latest headlines? 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 Need to Use Technology the Wrong Way I don't think I've ever known anyone else who uses a spreadsheet as a calendar. 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?" You Need to Use Technology the Wrong Way
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. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship

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. 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! EdTech Cheat Sheet Infographic - Boundless
A Tale of Two Students Meet Michael. 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.

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning

In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. 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 technology has changed the way we learn:

Building and sharing life and event timelines with the iPad, no Facebook required | iGo With My iPad | Edutechification
101 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers You Should Know About | Edutechification
New Tool to Provide Tech Inventory for Common Core - Education Week News | Edutechification
AR SPOT: An Augmented-Reality Programming Environment for Children | Augmented Environments Lab | Edutechification
40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edutechification
Could This Be Your Classroom Of The Future? | Edutechification
10 Real-World Tips For Using iPads In Education | Edutechification
Tech vs Text: New Study Unveils What Students Are Actually Using To Learn | Edutechification
Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Education | Edutechification
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. 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?

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

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 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online
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? He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s true what they say about teachers:Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. I decide to bite my tongue instead of his and resist the temptation to remind the dinner guests that it’s also true what they say about lawyers. What Teachers Make | Taylor Mali
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Add More to Your Images with Thinglink
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Edutechification / 100 Powerful Search Engines You May Not Know About | Edudemic #edchat #edtech #elearning #tlchat
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Edutechification / The Teacher's iPad Spectrum - 25 ways to use iPads in the classroom | Edudemic #edchat #edtech #mlearning
Edutechification / The Teacher's iPad Spectrum | Edudemic #edchat #edtech #mlearning
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