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7 Ways Technology Is Impacting Modern Education – The Tech Edvocate. 26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy. Fostering critical thinking skills is always a challenge in teaching.

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy

Educators still honor Bloom’s Taxonomy as the basis of learning. With that giving way to its revised and updated interpretations, we now have critical thinking tools that can help in all of the key components of developing such skills. Convert Your VGA Projector into a Wireless Display Using Miracast. The following is a guest blog post from Mike Gioia about how he has replaced his old desktop computer with a Surface Pro 2 tablet.

Convert Your VGA Projector into a Wireless Display Using Miracast

There is a twist to this story as Mike has figured out a way to connect FOUR external monitors to his setup using a special docking station and adapters. He now has the best of both worlds; having a desktop computer for hard-core computing tasks, as well as a tablet for a more mobile experience when needed. Instead of buying three different devices (a laptop, a tablet, and a desktop computer) Mike is now using just one device that is flexible enough to meet both his desktop and mobile needs. Here is his story about how he setup a multi-monitor desktop solution using the Surface Pro 2 as the center piece. Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action. The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You To Attend A Webinar Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action PanelistsTodd Keruskin, Assistant Superintendent, Elizabeth Forward School District (PA)Tom Murray, Director of State and District Digital Learning, Alliance for Excellent Education Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar that continues a series on connected learning and the digital transition.

Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action

How Public Libraries Are Solving America's Reading Problem. Cell Phone Charging Stations.

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Speak Up Reports. Dewey Connection Cart - izzy+ Product Category: CaptureLiveHD™ IntelliClass - Complete Classroom AV Presentation Systems. Crestron IntelliClass™ are bundled presentation systems that are simple to install and easy to use.

IntelliClass - Complete Classroom AV Presentation Systems

IntelliClass™ come with all you need to get a presentation system in any classroom up and running; no programming or training required. IntelliClass™ consist of a room controller, audio amplifier, speakers, input wall plates, cables and mounting hardware, including projector mount. Simply add your choice of video projector, screen and AV sources, enter them into the Intelliclass software wizard, and you're done. With simple, labeled button presses, instructors can power on the projector, choose the video or computer source and adjust volume. RoomView Connected™ DLP projectors make setup even easier, with Crestron plug-and-play support built right in.

Network communication between IntelliClass™ and Crestron RoomView® software is safe and secure. Built-in broadcast messaging enables single-click display of daily announcements or emergency alerts on any projector on the school network. SmartEd Services, SMART Boards, professional development and school technology. TecPodium Lite Lectern TecPodium Lite Interactive Lectern - Tecom Electronics Ltd. - AV-iQ.

How Steelcase Redesigned the 21st Century College Classroom. How Classroom Technology Creates Collaborative Classrooms. How Classroom Technology Creates Collaborative Classrooms Posted by Ashley Wainwright on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 @ 10:15 AM Technology in the classroom has transformed education into a more interactive and exciting experience for students today.

How Classroom Technology Creates Collaborative Classrooms

In the past classrooms were a stale environment where teachers would just give the information while students tried to gatherer it. Today’s learning environment has evolved into more of a cooperative effort to share information and ideas among teachers and students.This enhanced teaching approach has been proven to further creative and critical thinking skills as well as student engagement and understanding. Audio Visual Technology News - Digital Signage - Systems Contractor - AV Network. YOUmedia. The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs.

Form Follows Function in Education (Part I): Rearranging the Media Center. It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,Of all things physical and metaphysical,Of all things human and all things super-human,Of all true manifestations of the head,Of the heart, of the soul,That the life is recognizable in its expression,That form ever follows function.

Form Follows Function in Education (Part I): Rearranging the Media Center

This is the law.[2] - Louis Sullivan, “The Tall Building Artistically Considered” (thx Wikipedia) The above article was written at a time in architecture when the old rules were no longer providing adequate usefulness in the design of a building. Sullivan, inspired by his mentor Wright, adopted this maxim as universal, but in our everyday life, it is not being applied that way.

In 1896, the challenge was to ask what would influence the design of a building if tradition was not the template to use? I submit that the same is true in education: Put places where students were likely to talk in areas that were already high traffic and less conducive to quiet study. Separate areas of talking. Swain Library: Redesigned FOR students BY students using Google SketchUp « Lorri's Blog. About a month ago, I launched a project with my geometry class to redesign our school library.

Swain Library: Redesigned FOR students BY students using Google SketchUp « Lorri's Blog

In trying to keep this project as authentic as possible, Sarah Ludwig, our school’s Academic Coordinator/ Librarian presented the library’s needs gleaned from a student/ faculty survey and from her own observations. I also asked our school’s Facilities Director, Jim Hunter, come to class to present the original architectural drawings of the building. Node Chair by Steelcase at NeoCon 2010. At the 2010 NeoCon show in Chicago, the furniture manufacturer Steelcase introduced a new classroom seating product called Node.

Node Chair by Steelcase at NeoCon 2010

Steelcase Inc. the global furniture manufacturer, today introduced node™, an active learning classroom solution at NeoCon 2010, the World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design and Facilities Management. Based on extensive ethnographic research, node includes a variety of features to support the new ways students are learning. This is the first product from Steelcase Education Solutions, a dedicated group within Steelcase that partners with educational institutions to design products that meet the needs of today’s students and educators. Steelcase research shows a variety of teaching modes occur in today’s classroom, such as group discussions, team collaboration, and lecture — all of which contribute to more effective learning and instruction.

Educators are turning to multiple teaching modes to support multiple learning styles. Next Generation Learning Spaces at The University of Queensland. Ideal Classroom Design for 21st Century Learning. #Edchat 21st Century learning spaces - creative solutions!

Ideal Classroom Design for 21st Century Learning

We are very happy to have Adrienne Michetti (@amichetti) providing our #edchat summary this week. Innovation studio.