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Whether you love them or hate them, infographics are still one of the most effective ways to present a lot of information in an interesting, concise and easily digestible way.

It’s much faster to get the gist of something by scanning an infographic than reading several paragraphs of text. There have been a lot of bad infographics presented over the past few years, but overall, I’m noticing that the quality is going up. 55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content. Interesting Ways. 55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content. Google Image Search will let you use an actual picture as your search parameter, how cool is that? Even better search results: Getting to know Google search for education. Full Circle Kit. Full Circle Kit. Free Website Builder. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning.

Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum. Applying. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. Educator Resource Area - Right Question Institute. We’ve developed this resource page to help educators deepen their understanding of the QFT and offer materials to support implementation of the strategy.

Educator Resource Area - Right Question Institute

Our materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you may use, adapt, revise, re-purpose, and share our materials. We ask that you reference the Right Question Institute by including “Source: rightquestion.org” on any materials you use or develop. * If you are already a member please login first to download our resources. Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators’ instructional practices.

Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Even Geniuses Work Hard. What Is An Infographic? Sources. Virtualschoollibrary / Personal Learning Environments. Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) What is a Personal Learning Network?

virtualschoollibrary / Personal Learning Environments

In the 21st century, it's a set of tools that you can use to keep up with current trends, debate, discussions, ideas, resources, and pretty much anything else you can think of! ArtsEdge. Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning. If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6. About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6

Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers. Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ?

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers

At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content. The chart below from Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology.

Have a look and, as always, share with us your feedback in the comment form below. Check out the full chart from this page. 10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students?

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools)

Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that’s an added bonus! Interactive Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. 10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love. If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work.

Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. 13 New EdTech Tools to Boost Engagement 2016. By Learn2Earn Blog Team When students are engaged in learning, they experience increased attention and focus, are more motivated to practice higher-level thinking skills, and have meaningful learning experiences.

13 New EdTech Tools to Boost Engagement 2016

Luckily, technology makes it easier than ever to engage your students. Make 2016 the year you master the art of creating an engaging learning environment. 12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers. January 11, 2015 TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. 16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. EdTech K–12 Magazine (@EdTech_K12) The Ultimate List of Educational Websites. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014 – So Far.

Bloomin peacock. Last week I blogged about my Bloomin’ Peacock, a new Bloom’s Taxonomy visual I made to share with teachers in a training. Over the years, I have created a number of Bloom’s Taxonomy pictures to hang in my classroom for students to refer to. My Bloomin’ Peacock was such a hit with you all, I thought I would start sharing the others I’ve made. Today I revived one that I created for my classroom and added the digital version (again the digital tools displayed relate directly to the Treasures reading curriculum).

This is my Um-bloom-ra Bloom’s Taxonomy: …and the digital version: 40 Technologies for the Classroom. This was my presentation delivered at the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) annual conference on February 23rd, 2013. As the society was celebrating its 40th birthday, I decided to share 40 different technologies that can be used in the classroom. The presentation is a mixture of recommendations of websites, apps and technologies. The 5 Emerging Educational Technologies You Should Know about. January31, 2014 The educational landscape is witnessing a drastic change due to the use and integration of emerging technologies.