Tech in Ed
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There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education.
This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place ! Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. The use of the triangle shape for Bloomin' apps projects was not used to help clear up the misunderstanding that the levels are hierarchical and the top levels only make up a tiny portion of the cognitive processes.
The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools. One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as iPad As.. by edtechteacher.org , focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads.
In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad (1) and Google Apps for Education (2) launches. In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments. My assertions are not based on opinion, but on evidence directly observed in secondary classrooms at Burlington High School and from the students that traverse these halls daily.
This past November I was offered the position of director of technology for the Greater Clark County School district in Jeffersonville, Ind.
I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference (1) introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board.
Web 2.0 TOOLS
During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education.
Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that promises to shepherd us through these uncertain and challenging times.
Let me start with a borderline heretical confession: I believe that the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" have done more harm than good in shaping the direction of teaching and learning in the 21st Century. The way I see it, calling students "digital natives" and any adult over the age of 35 "digital immigrants" all-too-often leaves teachers convinced that they have no real place in helping students to figure out how to grow as capable and competent learners.
Last week, I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop for school and system leaders: 21st Century School Leadership, Leading Change in Changing Times . We had 18 participants from all over the country and around the world: 2 from Qatar, 2 from Saudi Arabia, 2 from Texas, 3 from New York, 1 from India, and then one each from Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.
We got so many additions and updates to our 2011 list we thought it was time to bring you the most up-to-date list for 2012.
A little over a year ago I wrote a post about the flipped classroom, why I loved it, and how I used it.
by Pat Kossan - Mar. 31, 2012 11:08 PM The Republic | azcentral.com