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Top Tech for Digital Annotation. Even Apple (AAPL) is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end — Quartz. It was with a sigh of relief that the world’s progressives greeted the Dutch general election results on March 15, exactly one week ago.

Even Apple (AAPL) is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end — Quartz

The international press had descended on The Hague to see if the openly Islamophobic, EU-hating, far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) would further the dawn of populism in Europe. Despite “the Dutch Donald Trump’s” strong early lead in the polls, however, current prime minister Mark Rutte came out ahead by a decent margin. Six Achievable & Effective Techniques to Enhance Learner Motivation. By Ethan Edwards, Chief Instructional Strategist/ @ethanaedwards We often talk about the importance of motivation in e-learning instructional design.

Six Achievable & Effective Techniques to Enhance Learner Motivation

Fix Weird Wordpress Characters: ”, “, ’, ‘ If you’re anything like me, you occasionally have to re-import your WordPress blog database into your [new] server.

Fix Weird Wordpress Characters: ”, “, ’, ‘

For whatever reason, WordPress imports the database and replaces all apostrophes, quotation marks and other characters into weird, unrecognizable gibberish. S.T.A.T. The Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Publications and Products. Classroom Assessment is divided into two parts, each containing three lessons.

The Florida Center for Instructional Technology - Publications and Products

Part I focuses on basic concepts and common assessments such as multiple choice and essay questions. Part II includes performance assessment, classroom interactions, and attitude surveys. ClipArt ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free illustrations for classroom use. ClipPix ETC is a growing collection of quality, royality-free photographs for classroom use. Instructional Technology. Advances in technology have changed the way students live, play, and learn.

Instructional Technology

Now more than ever, Florida educators use their ingenuity to adapt to both the ever-changing technology and the needs of today’s students. In many cases, educators are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist. This is a formidable challenge; however, by teaching students essential 21st century skills through the merging of effective technology tools and best practices of instruction, transformative teaching is happening in Florida schools. Resources While the Florida Department of Education does not officially endorse any specific technology standards or models of teaching with technology, the resources provided are made available to assist educators and administrators with the facilitation of technology integration into classrooms, schools, and school districts.

Organizations. Technology "look for's" in teacher evaluations. My attempt to integrate technology use into Charlotte Danielson's Frameworks of Learning has gone absolutely nowhere in my district.

Technology "look for's" in teacher evaluations

In February 2011, I proposed adding some technology competencies to our system of teacher evaluation divided into Danielson's domains. The original document/tool I wrote is here. 4 Great Websites to Look for Copyright-friendly Photos to Use in Class. April 10, 2016 Below is a collection of some very good websites you can use to search for copyright-friendly photos to use in class with students.

4 Great Websites to Look for Copyright-friendly Photos to Use in Class

Some of the photos provided there are under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) giving you much more freedom to use them for a variety of purposes. Have a look and share with your students. AnswerGarden. Integration Frameworks - 21st Cent Teaching & Learning. TPACK.ORG. ISTE NETS T Project - Educational Technology. Ed Tech Solution Planner. Most Popular in 2015, No. four: 8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom. Innovation can’t be tested or graded — but it can be built up Ed. note: We’re counting down the top stories of 2015 based on popularity (i.e. website traffic) to No. 1 on Dec. 31.

Most Popular in 2015, No. four: 8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom

How to create a more interesting, innovative classroom was a theme of many of the top stories this year, perhaps as educators, finally comfortable with technology begin to branch out into ways into using it to strengthen higher-order thinking skills and create projects unthinkable five or ten years ago. Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools - The Web in the Classroom Part 2. I have been asked in the past to provide key questions that a district and teachers could use to vet a website.

Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools - The Web in the Classroom Part 2

While all websites designated for class use should be previewed by the teacher, it is especially important that Web 2.0 sites go through a vetting process. While everyone may have a different definition of Web 2.0, I promote the idea that a Web 2.0 site is a site that allows for interactivity. In this interactivity, a user may be able communicate and interact with others, leave a digital footprint, store digital information, and be open to various outside sources. Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Schools that work for kids. Major Advantages and Challenges of the OER Movement. Digital content has never been so accessible. The burgeoning Open Educational Resources (OER) movement reflects wider trends in the K-12 space–rapid shifts to blended learning and personalized instruction. Flipped Learning Network / Homepage. Flipped Learning Network / Homepage. Resources.

27 Free Media Resources for Learning Designers & Media Artists. News and Notes from the eLearning Kitchen. Free presentation templates. Google Apps how-to guides. BlendKit Course. Introduction The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning developed by Dr. Seven Pathways - Design 2015 Albemarle County Public Schools.

Seven Pathways to ensuring Life Long Learning Competencies for Every Child (for posters see bottom of page) Choice and Comfort: It is our responsibility to provide every learner with real learning space choices based on task-based and physical comfort-based needs, which not only allow their cognitive energy to be focused on learning but helps students to develop the contemporary skills needed to alter and use spaces to initiate and accomplish collaborative and individual work. This includes the availability of multiple communication tools and contemporary technologies as well as assisting students in understanding and creating a variety of learning products which demonstrate student choices in curriculum, task, technologies, and media.

Case Studies. Detailed profiles of districts that have designed and implemented effective online and connected professional learning can be accessed below. Each profile provides ways to obtain additional information about that district’s approach, including key action steps and lessons learned. Albemarle County Public Schools.

50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. CSS 3D Editor. About - Using Technology Better. Mike Reading is the founder and lead trainer at Using Technology Better. Mike is an experienced educator with over 13 years of teaching experience in NSW government schools. Mike’s mission is to help school leadership teams plan a sustainable ICT strategy, as well as ensure teachers use the most relevant technology to increase student motivation, engagement, and deliver better learning outcomes. EdtechTraining. Press Play — Press Play. EdtechTraining. Student Quick-Sheet Guide.

EdtechTraining. ExamTime - Changing the way you learn. EdtechTraining. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware.

EdtechTraining. TRUDACOT - Pocahontas Tech Integration. EdtechTraining. Edtech Index. EdtechTraining. Engagement: Do LMSs Engage Learners? 20 Oct October 20, 2014•Gamification• Do you believe that learning platforms should engage your learners? EdtechTraining. EdtechTraining. EdtechTraining. Textbooks Go out the Window as Ed Tech Spreads in Pennsylvania Schools. A Critical Look at Blended Learning. With all the hype about blended learning, higher education leaders are taking a closer look at how effective this learning method really is. Blended Learning Barriers Spark Creative Workarounds. EdtechTraining. Classroom tech: A history of hype and disappointment. Adriene Hill | May 28, 2014 In 1976, Liza Loop went to a meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club, in Silicon Valley.