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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: google docs. 10 Ways to ensure that this year parents won’t even have to ask “What did you do at school today?" I think parents don’t like it, or, at the very least, get annoyed when they ask their children, “what did you do at school today?”

10 Ways to ensure that this year parents won’t even have to ask “What did you do at school today?"

And the answer is “nothing.” Social Bookmarking and Annotating. The driving force behind the Web 2.0 revolution is a spirit of intellectual philanthropy and collective intelligence that is made possible by new technologies for communication, collaboration and information management.

Social Bookmarking and Annotating

One of the best examples of collective intelligence in action are the wide range of social bookmarking applications that have been embraced in recent years. Social Bookmarking Overview Designed as information management tools that allow users to categorize web finds through the use of tags---keywords that allow for easy searching and grouping of content---social bookmarking applications take advantage of the wisdom of millions of users to identify resources worth exploring. In their simplest form, social bookmarking applications allow users to organize their own personal bookmarks in an online forum accessible from any computer connected to the internet. Twitter weekly chat list. Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca. Multitasking while studying: Divided attention and technological gadgets impair learning and memory.

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Multitasking while studying: Divided attention and technological gadgets impair learning and memory.

7 takeaways from #ISTE2014 SmartBlogs. ISTE 2014 broke records this year, with more than 16,000 people registering for the event, and nearly a half million tweets using the #iste2014 hashtag floating around the Twittersphere during the four-day conference recently held in Atlanta, Ga.

7 takeaways from #ISTE2014 SmartBlogs

Imagine the expo hall with thousands of educators — and others — visiting booths, learning about new products and trends. Imagine also the constant stream of attendees navigating four floors of escalators leading to sessions, playgrounds and more. The SmartBrief education team was among those attendees looking to uncover what’s on the horizon for educational technology. Here are some of our takeaways from the event, based on conversations with attendees, vendors and others. Learn SketchUp. Next-Generation Molecular Workbench. 9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets. 9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets by Terry Heick This post is sponsored by Samsung in Education.

9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets

They asked us to write anything we felt was relevant to mobile learning or learning through tablets. We focused on the shift in instructional planning to accommodate laptops in the classroom. Taking notes? Bring a pen, skip the computer. 7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology. 12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education. There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. 21st Century Fluency Project. Social Media Infographic (ASCD) Bloomin' Apps.

iPurpose before iPad. The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.

iPurpose before iPad

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. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. Padagogy Wheel. Padagogy 201. Padagogy 101. Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments. 6 pillars of a 1:1 initiative SmartBlogs. This past November I was offered the position of director of technology for the Greater Clark County School district in Jeffersonville, Ind.

6 pillars of a 1:1 initiative SmartBlogs

It’s a great honor and I’m excited about what the future holds for the community here! SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers. What will I gain by replacing the older technology with the new technology?

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

Have I added an improvement that could not be accomplished at the fundamental level? Does the modification fundamentally depend on the new technology? Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners, my blogd97cooltools.blogspot.co.uk Research:Students can quickly access flexible search engines to find information. Writing:Students will begin to write more than with handwritten text. 40 iPad Apps for SAMRL Model. Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology. I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference 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.

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today. " 20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading. 5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students 6.55K Views 0 Likes MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools.

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iPad/Mobile Devices. How to Master Your Internet Presence. What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? 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.

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like?

It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student. Over that same period time, our students’ math and verbal test scores have remained unchanged. I am no Warren Buffett, but I can comfortably say to you that that is a lousy return on investment. In an increasingly competitive world, it is clear that our education system--as currently designed--isn’t sustainable. Teaching Innovation Is About More Than iPads in the Classroom. 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. And there isn’t a more visible symbol of innovation than the iPad.

It’s captured the hearts and minds of disparate subcultures and organizations. In education it’s been widely hailed as a revolutionary device, promising to transform education as we know it. Leadership in Technology is Really Leadership in Learning - EdTech Researcher. The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Teacher Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom Network - A professional learning community for teachers using vodcasting in the classroom. The Flip: End of a Love Affair. Arizona schools flipping homework, lectures. Educational Vodcasting - Flipping the Classroom. Flipped learning skepticism: Do students want to have lectures? - Casting Out Nines.

This article continues a look at some of the skepticisms I’ve seen about flipped learning and the flipped classroom. Previously, we discussed whether flipped learning means having students learn everything on their own and whether students can even learn on their own in the first place. Classroom 2.0.

The Wejr Board - …a blog about the present and future system of education. 3 Ways to Reconfigure an Old Computer Lab. Not so long ago, Bentley University's Computer Information Systems Lab was known affectionately as the "bat cave" because of its secluded location in a remote basement corner of a campus classroom building. The CIS Lab, opened in 2000, was a typical computer lab for its time: 40 computers faced the walls and students went there to access the Internet and get help with homework. 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills. It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code.

Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run.