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Bringing Joy to Math Class. It’s difficult to be a teacher today.

Bringing Joy to Math Class

Between covering all the state standards, preparing students for state testing, conducting data analyses of student learning and our own progress as teachers, and providing evidence for evaluations, we have a lot on our plates—and I didn’t even mention preparing lessons, let alone teaching them. How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint. Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen.

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint

The eight qualities of successful school leaders. What are the qualities needed to be a successful school leader?

The eight qualities of successful school leaders

This is the question I set out to answer in a new book for which I interviewed some of the UK's best headteachers. It started with a challenge: imagine you are cast adrift on a desert island with a school full of children in desperate need of a great headteacher. What eight qualities would you take with you to run your desert island school?

The challenge, based on the long-running BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs, produced a treasure trove of contributions from school leaders. The SAMR model: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts. Issue 7 Do you leverage technology to plan and implement highly effective learning that was previously inconceivable in traditional classrooms?

The SAMR model: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts

Effective learning in any environment requires good design, management and pedagogy. The SAMR model, developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura1, aims to support teachers to design, develop and integrate learning technologies to support high levels of learning achievement. The SAMR model describes four levels of technology integration that increase in complexity and effect, from simple substitution which barely changes the function, to a more complex redefinition where the technology use can provide opportunities to create what would not be possible without that technology. Samr. Samr. Samr. Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future. We are seeing a big push into interactive publishing.

Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future

From iPads to Chromebooks to mobile devices … the future of books is a hot topic right now. There are places like Boundless offering free customized open source textbooks and even textbook publishers building entire iTunes U for classes. The book of the future is being written right now, it seems. Professional Development for Creating 21st Century Student-Centered Learning Environments.


Integration of Ed Tech. 5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use. Hyperboles run rampant when it comes to education technology. The old adage of ‘under promise and over deliver’ does not appear to be the cultural norm. Almost like a demigod, the education industry seeks the golden bullet that will solve the problem of providing an engaging personalized learning experience for every child and we assume it will have a USB port. Perhaps reflecting on historical advances in education will shed some light on the task. As one considers the implementation of slates, inkwells in desks, exercise books, chalk (black and green) and white boards as well as overhead projectors it is worth wondering if they received the same degree of expectation that modern tools do. New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model.

Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense.

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model

That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. Now at version 2.0, it features another band around the edge focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology. Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera. Portable USB Document Camera The Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera provides real-time video capture for documents, pictures, and three-dimensional objects — all at hundreds or even thousands less than conventional document cameras and overhead projectors.

Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera

With its ultra-portable size and featherlight weight, the Point 2 View is a perfect mobile solution for teaching, presentations, distance learning, and video communication of all types. The Point 2 View's versatility starts with its multi-jointed stand and weighted base. Three points of articulation mean that you can position the camera at most any height and angle. And the camera's ergonomic grip give you even more view options. The camera features an excellent macro mode to capture tiny details and the smallest text from as close as 2 inches (5 cm) away. 15 Ways Digital Learning Can Lead To Deeper Learning. How To Use Mood Boards For Visual Learning 4.70K Views 0 Likes Mood boards are used for photography, game design, interior design, marketing, fashion, music, advertising and even architecture; but who’s to say they shouldn’t be used in the classroom?

(You might be doing this already!) 27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher. The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher.