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#BookSnaps – How-To-Videos – R.E.A.L. District Administration Magazine. As in years past, this new year will bring all sorts of new technology to schools.

District Administration Magazine

The question for educators is: To what degree do these technologies enhance education? “Figuring out which tech belongs in education is just the start,” says Kelly J. Calhoun, research director at Gartner Research, a Connecticut-based market analysis firm. “The real hard work is adapting it to help in the classroom.” Hundreds of new technologies appear every decade, but only a few end up having a lasting impact on education.

Edutopia. Do you like apps?

edutopia

Do you use them in the classroom? Not every district, school, or parent has the ability to support apps in the day-to-day learning environment, but for those that can, there are some fun, effective, tried-and-true apps that can make a tremendous difference in the lives of diverse learners. Many states now require incorporating technology into standardized testing, so the number of systems with the ability and willingness to support apps and software is also increasing. Many teachers and parents enjoy apps just as much as students. Naturally, the apps that are optimal for student learning are those so engaging that students forget or never know that these things were designed as educational tools. Staying on Track. Ways to use thinglink in the classroom. 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics. APPitic: Home. EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology.

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads. Via TeachThought So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward. How iPads Function In Education The Access Model: 1:1 Teaching with iPads, by TeachThought Terry Heick of TeachThought looks at the characteristics of an iPad-friendly curriculum.

Jackie Gerstein looks at engagement and user-centeredness of a tech-focused classroom DML looks at the iPad and “generativity.” Sync Teaching & Second Screen Learning, by Terry Heick. Incorporating Infographics in eLearning - ThinkingKapThinkingKap. This post is part of an eight-part series on graphic design for eLearning.

Incorporating Infographics in eLearning - ThinkingKapThinkingKap

You can look for this series every other Thursday here on our blog (and sharpen your skills with each and every post.) 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics. Alternatives to YouTube. The Skyping Renaissance. Illustrartion by Jean Tuttle “What’s a Skype?”

The Skyping Renaissance

I still remember my mother asking that question when I mentioned one of my early virtual author visits in a phone conversation years ago. Today, there are few corners of the globe where Skype isn’t a well-known verb as well as a noun, describing the videoconferencing platform that connects kids and grandparents on computer screens all over the planet. Those few years have made a world of difference in the way videoconferencing is used in educational settings as well. In 2009, I’d just started experimenting with Skype author visits with the launch of my first middle grade novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z (Walker, 2009), and wrote a feature called “Met Any Good Authors Lately?” Back then, this was something of a radical idea for many schools. The new world of videoconferencing Fast-forward five years, and we’re living in a whole new virtual world.

Widening the circle Windows onto new ideas “The students would emulate Dr. Skype Resources. Archives - #MOedchat. Free Data Visualization Software. How Google Apps for Education Can Help You Implement Common Core. Common Core | Feature Page 2 of 2 How Google Apps for Education Can Help You Implement Common Core After attending the district’s GAFE summer training, Central Elementary’s fourth-grade grade ELA teacher, Vernetta Jones, is incorporating more online activities into her classroom.

How Google Apps for Education Can Help You Implement Common Core

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive. Google Drive has unlimited potential.

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive

The feature that lets users upload documents, images, spreadsheets and more has millions of neat little ways to boost your everyday activity. It's also a useful online warehouse that holds all the things you don't have space for on your computer. Want to know how to boost its capabilities even more? Download these six nifty Chrome extensions that offer unique and handy features. 1.

If you need to keep your documents as private as possible (you know, like that secret novel you've been working on), check out Fogpad. 2. As the name suggests, Save to Google Drive lets users save web content or browser screenshots directly to their Drive accounts. Student Blogs. Follow the links below to our Kidblog sites.

Student Blogs

Email Mrs. Klipfel with any questions. pklipfel@topsfieldps.org "Kidblog is built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the most out of the writing process.