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Classroom <div align="center" style="margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; margin-top:20px; margin-bottom: 20px;"> This page uses Javascript. Your browser either <br />doesn't support Javascript or you have it turned off. <br />To see this page as it is meant to appear please use <br />a Javascript enabled browser. </div> Skip Navigation Blackboard Facilitate interactive instruction, help, and meetings Educate anytime from your preferred LMS Enhance learning, improve outcomes, and increase retention Whether you have two learners or two hundred, Blackboard Collaborate™ web conferencing capabilities (formerly Elluminate Live! At the core of Blackboard Collaborate, web conferencing gives you the functionality you need to support a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as two-way VoIP, multi-point video, built-in phone conferencing, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, mobile collaboration, and session recording. Blackboard® Classroom
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Education World ® Technology Center: An Interview with Assistive Technology Developer Steve Timmer Education World ® Technology Center: An Interview with Assistive Technology Developer Steve Timmer Technology tools that contribute to the academic success of those with physical disabilities or learning differences might help more students than we've traditionally assumed. In this informative Education World interview, Steve Timmer, founder of Premier Assistive Technology, explains how assistive technology tools can help all students succeed. INCLUDED: Information about a grant program open to all K-12 schools. Assistive technology -- software or hardware designed to benefit users with physical disabilities or learning differences -- is rapidly becoming common in regular classrooms. Education World: Mr. Steven Timmer: I was a nuclear engineer when I began to lose my eyesight to Macular Degeneration. EW: What, in your opinion, is assistive technology? S.T.: The body of knowledge surrounding assistive technology has progressed in leaps and bounds during the last 4-5 years. EW: What role does assistive technology play in the regular classroom? S.T.: Let's look at 5th grade and above.
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Ten Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration Ten Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration Welcome to the second in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech Leaders Online and giving a PBL session at the NICE Conference in Chicago. In this post I will introduce you to some outstanding collaboration tools found on the web that can be used in the PBL classroom. Before reading please take a moment to subscribe to this 21centuryedtech Blog by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. First Some Notes For PD This Week 1. 2. 10 Sites Supporting Digital Classroom Collaboration in PBL This PBL Mania post will explore some of those collaborative Web 2.0 tools that can enhance the PBL experience. Titan Pad – Great way for quick collaboration and sharing a document. Wall Wisher – Like collaborating with virtual post-it notes on a virtual wall. Corkboardme – A program a lot like wall wisher that can be used to support a group’s collaborative activities. Like this: Like Loading...
Collaboration Tools & services Collaboration Tools & services Collaborative learning is essentially people working together to solve a problem, create a product, or derive meaning from a body of material. A central question or problem serves to organize and drive activities, and encourage application, analysis, and synthesis of course material. While the landscape of technology that can be used to support central activities of collaborative learning is vast and varied, it is often lumped together under a single label: "collaboration tools." Given this vast and distributed landscape of tools, the difficulty of finding one or a set of tools to meet your goals can be time intensive. Tools that exist to support collaboration can: Communication Many features of collaboration tools are geared toward the facilitation and management of effective communication among team members. Virtual MeetingsEmailInstant MessagingScreen SharingBlogsVoice, Video, Web ConferencingDiscussion Boards Team Definition & Participants Project Management Resource Management
About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. 20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools 20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools
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On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration Cultivating Collaboration: The First “C” The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take? In this column, we’ll focus on the ideas that shape our approach to the standards. Librarians, teachers, administrators, parents, and children must work in concert. The best place for the collaboration to begin is around the topic of quality nonfiction. Identifying Quality Nonfiction LiteratureWhile there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes quality nonfiction, there is consensus on some basics. Finding Quality Nonfiction LiteratureEducators have an immediate need to identify quality nonfiction literature in all the content areas. Here is our starter list and a brief description of what each offers. Robert F. On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration
Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3 Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Among the highlights of her partnerships with educators in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Philadelphia, Miller featured ongoing, multi-pronged collaborations that are open to any educator wishing to include his or her students, such as Somewhat Virtual Book Club and World Read Aloud Day. If George Siemens’ statement, “The network is the learning,” is true, then Miller and her colleagues built a formidable learning platform for their students—and many, many others. Common Core
Social Bookmarking Definition and Benefits Social Bookmarking Definition and Benefits Updated December 16, 2014. What is Social Bookmarking?: Have you ever e-mailed a friend or family member and sent them a link to a website you thought they might find interesting? If so, you have participated in social bookmarking. What is social bookmarking? What Can Social Bookmarking Do For Me? Not only can you save your favorite websites and send them to your friends, but you can also look at what other people have found interesting enough to tag. continue reading below our video Play Video You can even search through what people have bookmarked by typing in what you are looking for in the search tool. What is Social News? Websites like Digg, Reddit and Propeller focus on social bookmarking of news-related items such as politics, sports, technology, etc. Social news sites are different from standard social bookmarking sites by focusing on specific articles and blog posts rather than websites. How Can I Benefit From Social Bookmarking?
Social Bookmarking Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO) It's just too much. Did you know that there are over 15 billion web pages? To make sense of it all, we need to pluck out the best pages and save them for later. We have choices. There's a new way that doesn't use a browser. We'll focus on three things: How to get started with bookmarking, how bookmarks are organized by tags, and why this kind of bookmarking is social. First, go to to sign up for a free account. Consider this example, you are a teacher who often uses the web to find math lessons for 8th graders. Here's what happens when you tag a site: a new window opens and asks for more information. When you save a page like this, two things happen. Let's fast forward two months to make our second point: Why tags are so important. To find all your sites about algebra, you click the algebra tag, and voila, one hundred becomes three. Think about your fellow teachers. Think about it this way. Remember there are three steps to get started. Social Bookmarking Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)
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Project Based Learning – The World is the Stage Project Based Learning – The World is the Stage The best educational decision I have made in the past 26 years was introducing Project-Based Learning (PBL). As a secondary school principal, I witnessed first hand the disengagement of students in their schooling coupled to their inability to see the relevance in what they were being taught. Like all school principals, I wanted to provide the best educational opportunities for my students and teaching staff, in an attempt to arrest this disconnection of interest. The inspiration for Parramatta Marist’s move to PBL came in 2005 when I met with New Tech Foundation (NTF) staff in Napa, California. At Napa New Tech High, I observed relationships between staff and students, built on trust, respect and responsibility – as described by the students themselves. Subsequent exploration of models of best practice in PBL has led to international visits, collaboration and training with the New Tech Network; the Buck Institute for Education (BIE); High Tech High, San Diego, all US-based.
What the Little League World Series Can Teach Us in the Classroom | Laur Educational Consulting If you didn’t follow this month’s Little League World Series, you missed out on some amazing baseball and really great kids. I live in Lewisberry, PA. We are located approximately 100 miles from Williamsport, PA, the home to the Little League World Series. The close proximity makes it a given that I will pay attention to the series each year. Not to mention, it is just good old fashioned fun. My real reason for writing this blog is because school just started in our part of the county this past week. Little League Baseball ”is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.” The Red Land team spent the last several weeks perfecting their teamwork. In the classroom, developing projects or learning experiences that require teamwork, don’t necessary promote collaborative skills. The LLWS is about authentic as you can get for a stakeholder audience!
Online Technology Training Video Tutorials for Schools - Atomic Learning Is technology fully utilized in your district, or does the lack of basic skills prohibit use? Help is just a few clicks away! With an online training library of over 60,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 250 of the most commonly-used technology devices and software applications, Atomic Learning provides answers to how-to technology questions anytime, anywhere. Whether you are just getting your staff introduced to technology or are well on your way to true classroom integration, Atomic Learning has the training your district needs to prepare college- and career-ready students with critical technology skills. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Try it yourself using the videos provided below or search our complete training library! Ensure technology is mastered with robust assessment tools and then encourage classroom integration with a library of standards-searchable tech integration projects. Explore our solutions or request more information today!
3 Minute Teaching TOOL-torials Be sure to share these great resources with your friends and colleagues! Access all of these videos in this YouTube Playlist How to Add “Time Tags” to Youtube Vids (so Viewers can Jump to Tagged Sections)It’s Super Easy to Create These Simple ‘Bookmarks’ so Viewers Can Pop to Different Section of Your EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress, etc. EdPuzzle is an awesome free tool that makes it a breeze to embed questions in YouTube and Vimeo videos. Create Top Notch Graphics With Ease, for Little or no Cost with Canva (fun for Students too!) Share Videos With no Distractions or Inappropriate Content, Fast & Easy with SafeShareA quick overview of the SafeShare.TV application that makes it easy to safely share YouTube and Vimeo videos without the distractions of ads and other extraneous content, or inappropriate content! ThingLink: Creating fun interactive learning content with ThingLink is a blast.
November 3, 2016 Explore is a new interesting feature that Google introduced few weeks ago to empower Drive users with a wide variety of new functionalities. In today’s post we are sharing with you (especially those who haven’t seen them yet) a review of the main things you can do with Explore on both Google Docs and Google Sheets. Check them out below and as always share with us your feedback. 1- Explore for Google Docs Here are some of the new features Explore brought to Google Sheets 1- Access suggested content As you type in content in your document, Explore will display a panel with suggested content that can help you with the writing of your document. This content includes: Topics: This tab features a number of suggested topics related to the content of your document. Images: The tab provides you with a set of images related to your content which you can add to your document. 2- Explore for Google Sheets Here are some of the new features Explore brought to Google Sheets. Everything Teachers Need to Know about Explore for Google Docs and Sheets
When I was a college student, art history courses revolved around a 1960s-era carousel slide projector. Its monotonous humming and clicking in the darkened lecture hall often put my classmates to sleep. For years, technology used in college art history classrooms was limited. Only in the past decade have departments transitioned from using the Kodak 35mm slide projector to computers with PowerPoint presentations. As I prepared to teach my own art history course last year, I wanted to implement new technologies to make the lectures more interactive and relatable to a 21st-century audience. How could I engage a large class, foster scholarly interest in art history and make the material relevant for today’s students? I decided to incorporate Twitter, the 140-or-fewer-character micro-blogging site, into my curriculum. Using Twitter in the classroom I was teaching “Introduction to Art History,” a survey from the Renaissance to the present. About 50% of my students participated. How an art history class became more engaging with Twitter
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