Teacher of 28 years.15 years in Ag Ed & 17 years as Comp. Instructor/ Tech Coord/ TI. M.Ed - SDSU. Farm on the side. Likes Disk golf, softball and Senior Games.
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Back in October, I wrote a post about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom (1) . As it is Internet Safety Month (2) , I want to share a sample lesson for teaching Internet Safety to students as young as kindergarten. Yes, you read correctly . . . kindergarten. With children spending time online at younger and younger ages, it is vital that we explicitly teach young children how to protect themselves online. Most young children get the " Stranger Danger (3) " talk at school, so they know about how to handle strangers in their neighborhood and in face-to-face situations. There are three considerations when addressing Internet safety with these students.
50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools Recently I've been experimenting w/ a bunch of curation sites that are beneficial to creating and sharing lists. While exploring these tools I've been "fine tuning" my Web 2.0 list for schools. I have created a list of 25 Web 2.0 sites for education over a year ago, but a lot has changed since then. More sites have been developed and more tools are available to students and educators then ever before. FYI, This list is in alphabetical order. 50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools 19 Pencils - 19Pencils is the easiest way for teachers to discover, share and manage web‐based educational content with students.
Citing resources is an important skill for the 21st century students and for any other learner or researcher. I have already included it in my ebook " The 21St Century Skills Teachers and Students Need to Have ". It is a fact universally acknowledged that citing resources nowadays is way harder than it used to be when technology was not a huge issue. As technology crouches into our life, new ways of communication emerge giving birth to novel content providers.
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An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software.
Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit. Make completely customizable photo books, yearbooks, cards, and calendars with students and colleagues from any computer with Internet access—for free. With Mixbook, there are no contracts, no commitments, and no fees to create and share a project among students, faculty, and parents online.
» 50 Tools that didn’t quite make the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning List Learning in the Social WorkplaceIt seems that many people like tools lists, if the fact that there have been over 110,000 views of the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning presentation via Slideshare since 13 November is anything to go by! So here is my Christmas present to you – 50 More tools! This time the ones that didn’t quite make it onto the 2011 list. 25 of the tools have actually already appeared on previous Top 100 Tools lists (in 2010, 2009, 2008 and/or 2007), but 25 are completely new to the list. There should be something there for everyone’s learning needs – in the workplace, education or even for pleasure. Below is the embedded presentation via Slideshare.
Parents, politicians, and educators often criticize video games as a waste of time that distract kids from healthier activities such as school, outdoor play, sports, and community service. Just one problem: Research is quickly proving the theory wrong and illustrating that gaming can be a beneficial and well-rounded part of a healthy, balanced media diet. Moreover, due to their interactivity, at odds with passive mediums such as television, kids’ video games can actually be one of today’s most powerful tools for sparking learning and creativity.
MacMost includes more than 600 free video tutorials on how to use your Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple technology. Select a category below, or search above to find a tutorial and learn how to get the most from your Mac! Also: Accessories (1) , Accounts (2) , Apple TV (3) , Contacts (3) , Disk Utility (1) , Dock (2) , dvds (1) , iBooks (3) , iBooks Author (1) , iDVD (1) , Internet (2) , iPhone Ringtones (3) , LaunchPad (1) , Mac Applications (2) , Mac Apps (2) , Mac Hardware (2) , Messages (2) , Mission Control (1) , Networking (1) , PDF (1) , Photo (1) , Photos (1) , Printing (2) , Support (2) , Switching (1) , TextEdit (2) , Utilities (2) , Video Editing (3) , Widgets (3) . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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My name is Dale Borgeson and my tech team hails from Temecula, CA where I have managed a classroom for 33 years. This year we have high hopes that our players (education technology) will take us all the way to the postseason. It’s time to start getting your starting nine ready for Opening Day. Every team is a balance of veterans, consistent everyday players, and rookies. Your classroom educational technology roster should be no different. A wise manager will also have a talented cadre of players on their bench.
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Please let us know what you think of the new TIM. Click here to take survey
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I will be keeping a running journal of all things Evernote as I roll out a complete Evernote Environment in my classes that will be utilizing a class set of iPads. I'm excited to see where this takes me and I cannot wait to see how my students use Evernote. Stay tuned for more updated as I move closer to the school year.
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I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes.
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