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Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far. The top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes.

Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far

Sketchnotes! Educators love them. Bianca 'Jim' Hewes sur Twitter : "Download the Digital Australia 2016 report looking at demographics, play habits, behaviours and attitudes. Free ebook: “The Digital PIRATE,” tech and PIRATE teaching. So, I made something for you.

Free ebook: “The Digital PIRATE,” tech and PIRATE teaching

I hope you like it! Dave Burgess’s book “Teach Like a PIRATE” has been an eye-opener for me and countless other teachers around the planet. GeekyAusTeacher : Which digital teacher are you? ... Mrkempnz : Integrating technologies in... 20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators. Online publication for school educators. A new study has found 'text speak' - such as shortening words and leaving out punctuation - does not have a negative impact on the development of children's grammar and spelling.

Online publication for school educators

Primary, secondary and university students copied all the text messages they had sent within a two day period, exactly as they'd written them, and sat formal tests of grammar and spelling. They repeated the same process 12 months later. Researchers at the University of Tasmania and Coventry University in the UK analysed the relationships between the texts and the results of the formal tests. The study, published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, found there was no evidence that breaking grammatical rules in texts was related to children's understanding of written and spoken grammar.

8 Great Free Technology Posters to Hang in your Classroom. So you want to start your next school year with a great new look for your classroom ?.

8 Great Free Technology Posters to Hang in your Classroom

A look that will be technology enhanced ? Well, we have suggestions for you: Technology posters . 7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs. You don't need a degree in rocket science to know that visually organized data appeals more to students than plain text-based scribble.

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs

The visual stimulus is quickly captured by the brain and requires way less processing to understand and code it than written text. As teachers, we need to capitalize on this and try to include as many relevant visuals as possible. One way to do this is to use these visual alternatives to Google Docs. The web tools below have almost the same collaborative features Google Docs provide and they also have an added feature which is that of capturing and organizing data visually. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them. 101 Recommended Educational Web Tools. Classrooms are fundamentally changing right now.

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools

You may not see it or even feel like it’s happening anytime soon. But the simple amount of web tools out there designed to genuinely improve education is astounding. With so many tools, it’s hard not to feel like technology is banging on education’s door louder and louder. 4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning. The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us.

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

Teachers Manuel to A Paperless Classroom. So how about having a paperless classroom ?

Teachers Manuel to A Paperless Classroom

Some say this is over-hyped at best, an outright fad at worse. Well let's get down to it and see what it all takes to do it. New Pedagogies For The Digital Age. 8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers. Avator tools are like the comic tools I have covered in an earlier post before, they both involve the use of images but in a funny and joyful way.

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers

Of course these tools can be used for a variety of educational purposes with our students in the classroom. Let us first see what is an avatar ? An avatar is a figure or character that you can create and customize the way you want. Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes. Blog. Having been born into technology our kids are shaped by that technology, and incorporate that technology daily into their leisure, friendship, and learning.


Not so for adults. We are novices in the digital age. Interestingly, the overarching emphasis in the new Australian curriculum in relation to technologies is the development of knowledge, understanding and skills to engage purposefully to help create socially responsible and sustainable patterns of living. So apparently we understand this. TeacherKit - Duplicate Class. 70+ ways to start using ICT and multimedia in the classroom. Teacher & Student Planners. Technology is a Tool. The 3 Tech Ninjas. Back to school doesn't have to mean back to homework. Help Your Child Succeed in Our Digital World. Digg Emaildigg Email With all the talk of “Bring Your Own Device” and the burgeoning educational apps available, digital literacy continues to be a vital element of both the formal and informal curriculum.

Teachers and parents can model safe and efficient digital literacy skills for children. What is Digital Literacy? What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology. Look around at any restaurant or mall and it’s easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that – used wisely – technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well. Check out the infographic below to see how mobile technology is integrated into the lives of even the youngest kids. Zeitgeist. Untitled. Digital Storytelling with Voicethread (and How to Do It Offline) As regular readers of this blog will know, I love doing things in class that are simple yet productive and full of student-generated content. It might be something like a drawing activity that leads into a whole series of other tasks, a couple of everyday items as the basis of discussion, or, as featured on my recent guest post on Teaching Village, a basic digital camcorder and some very creative young minds.

Another simple but effective web 2.0 tool I really like using is Voicethread. I love the interactivity it offers with different people able to leave messages on the same presentation slide as well as the option to combine images or text with audio or video comments. At the start of the school year, I was asked at work if I knew of any ways to make the activities we do for the school wiki more interactive and Voicethread was the first thing that came to mind. “Great - do it” they said. “Sure,” I replied. . (..pause..) 12 Must Bookmark Sites for Teachers Always Prepped Blog. The amount of online tools available can seem overwhelming Below are 8 must bookmark sites for teachers (we did the research, so you can spend more time teaching!)

: Common Core Help: Professional Development / Training. 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.

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. " How to Plan a Virtual Field Trip. Does your staff need Educational Technology training? The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. “Enjoy your field trip to the state park. Due to the budget, there won’t be any field trips at all next year," my principal said to us during our team meeting last week. Budget cuts, the need for an ever-increasing number of chaperones per student, and about a million other obstacles educators face every day are making class field trips a thing of the past. Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom.

A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have. Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Inquiry Teapots.. Indo Style. 35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy. Top 10 Mistakes When Using Technology.

Become a Tech Savvy Teacher by 2014: A 12-Month Plan. Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools. Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts. See The Good: A 365 Photo Project. I’m on a mission. Five Questions For The (Technology) Leader. As I am have been transitioning into a Technology Leadership role I have been thinking a lot about how to lead and drive real change in an environment where the pressures are clear.

Welcome to DART Connections - bringing the world to your classroom. Kidzcanfilm.wikispaces. Kidzcanfilm - Apply Flick-It-On! 2013. How Cloud is Changing the Classroom. The Power Of The Lurker. How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? “Stoodle” Could Be The Best “Virtual Corkboard” Site Out There. Tech Minions- An authentic opportunity for kids with a passion. The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014. Rules of Engagement; or, How to Build Better Online Discussion. Tech 4 Change. Awesome Timeline On The History of Classroom Technology. 157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Blooms Digital Taxonomy v2.12. 20 Web 2.0 Sites that does not Require Sto. Free Slideshow and Collage Maker. Strategies for Making the Most of Mobile Learning Tools in the Classroom.

How to Set Screen Rules That Stick. ICT Bingo for teachers! Coggle - A Simple Mind-Mapping Tool. One way to grow a networked teacher, is to grow a networked learner #pln. ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Automatic Group Maker. Technology Explained - ABC Technology and Games. Safer Internet Day 2014.