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Education transformation next generation chap 5. Used Effectively or Simply Used? Beth Holland shared her presentation “Used Effectively or Simply Used” from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter.

Used Effectively or Simply Used?

The message from her slides caught my attention… I kept thinking about the questions Beth proposes we ask when we walk into a classroom: Are students engaged? Are students creating artifacts as evidence of their own understanding? Are students constructing their own knowledge? Are students sharing their learning? I have noticed that sketching a message (spending time thinking more intensely about it) Have I used technology effectively, when I created the above sketchnote? Did I create an artifact to show my understanding of learning from Beth’s slide deck? Could I have used a piece of paper, instead of the iPad app (the technology involved here)? Related. 129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics. Here’s a long list of websites to address Digital Citizenship topics you teach in your classroom: Avatars to promote digital privacy Copyrights and Digital Law Curriculum Cyberbullying DigCit (General) Digital Communications Facebook, YouTube, Texting: Rules of the Road for Kids Digital footprint Digital privacy Digital rights and responsibilities.

129 Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics

Applying the #edtechcoach Model. “Let’s agree that neither one of us is an expert in this, we’ve just spent a little more time doing something that the other hasn’t.

Applying the #edtechcoach Model

Could we, perhaps, just say we’re both going to be learning together? I’ll learn more about writing workshop, while you learn more about technology, and we can plan the road ahead together?” “That sounds do-able! Gaggle sur Twitter : "6 Ways Students Can Use Office 365 to Take Better Notes: #Office365 #MSFTedu #OneNote. Dan McCabe sur Twitter : "The Connected Classroom #satchat #edtech. Connecting Students. Digital DocumentsNew apps and software platforms allow teachers to keep their student lists, attendance records, calendars, and correspondence all in one place.

Connecting Students

Google Classroom is one that allows students to hand in homework online and see their grade when the teacher is done reviewing it. Schoology is another popular example. CommunicationMore than 20 percent of U.S. teachers use an app called Remind to text parents and students about deadlines without exposing personal information, according to the app maker. Pearson’s PowerTeacher and PowerSchool apps give parents real-time feedback about their children’s grades or behavior. Class WebsitesTeachers can make class websites using Haiku Learning or Google Sites without writing code. GamingStudents can earn points for good behavior on ClassDojo, or by answering questions on their smartphones in the Kahoot! Graphite. Are you curious about game-based learning but don’t know where to begin?

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In our April 27, 2015, Digital Classroom webinar, Matthew Farber, classroom teacher and author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning, suggested clear steps you can take today to integrate games into your teaching. He discussed what to look for in a game, where to get good games for learning, and strategies to integrate games into the classroom. Farber also showcased terrific games that can be used to support a variety of classroom content, including The Land of Venn, Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, and Minecraft. Matthew Farber teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, N.J., and is a doctoral candidate in educational technology leadership at New Jersey City University. Webinar Highlights: 15:23 -- "Games are systems. 22:00 -- "Actions that students do in a classroom, even if it's not a game, but it's your activity, may not line up with the learning goal. How to Create a Drop-Down List in Excel 2013.

Need to add a drop-down list to your spreadsheet?

How to Create a Drop-Down List in Excel 2013

This can be useful for forms, tracking sheets, and more. The simplest way to create a drop-down list in Excel 2013 involves listing the choices in a dialog box. This method works best if you are going to create just a few cells with drop-down lists, because in order to change the choices you would have to modify every cell where it appears. But for simple situations, it’s a great method. Follow the steps in the video above, or: From the DATA tab, select Data Validation.Click Data Validation in the drop-down list.In the dialog box, select List from the Allow drop-down menu.In the source field, type the choices you’d like your drop down menu to include, separated by commas. Now, spreadsheet users will be prompted to select from the drop-down menu when entering data into that cell. Eric Patnoudes sur Twitter : "In other words, there's no app for #pedagogy... Sounds familiar :-) #edtech #edchat #edtechat #mieexpert15.

Applying the #edtechcoach Model. Eight Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey. This framework is something that I've shared with district technology directors and coaches.

Eight Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey

If you're curious about having me meet with your team, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this post. So AJ Juliani and I have started a new Classroom Questions series on rethinking professional development. We have a ton of new episodes that we're going to release all at once this week. One of the things I've been thinking about lately is how professional development should work when districts are doing larger technology rollouts (such as Chromebooks or iPads or, if it's 1996 Palm Pilots).