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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. Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically.

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DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs. FAQDIF mapped to Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards mapped to DIF (pdf) Full Circle Kit. Free Website Builder.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. 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:” on any materials you use or develop. * If you are already a member please login first to download our resources. Make Just One Change Use these resources to learn the process and how to facilitate the QFT. Experiencing the QFT This guide describes the key components of the QFT and includes a template that will allow you to experience the process. Introducing the QFT Into Your Classroom Practice. 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?

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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. 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. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They're all free! 1. InkleInkle is a fun digital storytelling tool for students. 2. 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. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy. 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.

It’s that time of year again when I start posting mid-year “The Best….” lists. 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: Here are the digital tools included in my taxonomy: Remember: 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. It was difficult deciding which technologies to include and which to exclude. Suffice it to say, this is just a snapshot in time and if you ask me to carry out the same exercise in a few months time, the list could be totally changed.

If you feel I have some glaring omissions, post a comment below. Tagged as: CESI, iPad Apps, iPod Apps, Resources Websites, Technology. 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.

However, though these changes are revolutionary but they are still far from being transformative because the gap between the technologies our students are using out of school and the ones they have access to inside the walls of school is widening.