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A couple of times a month, I share lesson plans that will assist you, my readers, with integrating technology into the digital classroom.

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All are student-centered, age-appropriate methods of collaborating with classroom teachers in subject areas such as science, math, social students, language arts, grammar, spelling, and more. The Futures Channel Educational Videos and Activities Deliver Hands-On, Real World Math and Science Resources for the Classroom.

10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have. Mindmaps: Students Making Their Own Meaning. I love mindmaps (concept maps), not only for my own use in preparing presentations or mapping out a problem in a PBL unit, but I love having students create their own, either as a before, during, or after learning activity.

Mindmaps: Students Making Their Own Meaning

What I love the most about mindmaps for student use is that, to me, they are one of the best formative assessments to use in order to see what students really understand and exactly how they are understanding it. You can see beyond content acquired and peer right into what connections students are making between concepts, as well as seeing how their brains are working to organize information--a key skill that many students lack and isn't explicitly taught to most students.

In other words, it helps students get beyond "I have to know this" and gets them to "I can think about this. " Technology and Education. Teachable Moments: The Most Powerful Photos of 2011. Whether you’re in a photography class or not, photos are powerful.

Teachable Moments: The Most Powerful Photos of 2011

They can teach about an entire event in just the blink of an eye. 2011 was a year filled with powerful scenes and events that affected everyone. The following photos are from a curated list voted by the users of Buzzfeed. I’ve closely examined each of these photos and tried to recall exactly which event they’re from. I was able to get nearly all of them. How about you? Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. A whirpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11. His sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami in Japan. Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1.

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Utah Education Network. This Year’s 10 Best TED Talks To Share With Students. In honor of the recent TED Live announcement , I thought it’d be a good idea to remind you why TED rocks. Below is just a small fraction of the amazing presentations put on by the folks over at TED. Each one of the presentations embedded below is perfect for sharing with students and showing in class*. Heck, assigning the viewing of these TED talks as homework isn’t a bad idea. Do you use TED in the classroom? I’d love to hear about it if you did and I know the rest of the Edudemic community would too! *There are of course many more presentations but I picked these because I thought they resonated with me and would do the same with students.

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level. One of the hardest things to teach, in my opinion, is research.

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

I have been teaching in a computer lab for going on five years and I have never taught research the same way twice. This is partially because I never teach anything the same way twice, but it's also because each year I learn something new. Sometimes I learn the hard way when things don't pan out the way I planned in the classroom, sometimes I learn because something I didn't plan arose and worked out well, and sometimes its due to my own self-education as I prepare to teach my annual research unit.

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes. Updated 01/2014 As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom.

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. A Quick Tutorial QR stands for Quick Response. 1. Have students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their professional website or portfolio.