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7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now. Social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news about education.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Here are seven types of posts you can start using immediately. Social media has become a way of life. It’s where much of society meets and discusses life. Students are there. Their families are there. Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news about education. Want some examples of people who do it well? Jason Markey, principal, Leyden High School District 242, Chicago, Ill. Note: Joe and Tony have written a book on this very topic called “The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story” (click this link to buy it on Amazon). Where do they promote the awesome work of their kids and staffs the most? Sharing great posts on social media can be daunting, much like staring at a blinking cursor on a blank document waiting on inspiration. Click for full-sized image. 15 Ways To Use The New iPad In Classrooms. A Useful Twitter Cheat Sheet 3.97K Views 0 Likes Think you're supposed to actually type a full 140 characters for each tweet?

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Classrooms of Tomorrow, Today: Kinect Math App Available for Download

“Kinect Math” is more than just evidence revealing the classrooms of tomorrow. It’s proof that this classroom is here, today. Created by University of Washington Bothell students and professors, this development reveals the power of custom-developed Kinect applications for mainstream classrooms. Robin Angotti demonstrated this development at Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum in Washington D.C. I visited with her briefly about it at the event, but this is the first time I’ve seen it in action (video below). Now Serving. TechChef4u App: See the TechChef4u app Snapguide!

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Educator Reviews: “Wow! What an amazing resource for apps, iKnowledge, and iPad expertise! A must-have app for any district using iDevices.” – Carl Hooker. “This app should be the first app that every teacher downloads as they begin their iDevice planning. App Features: Educational App Store: Search for apps by Platform, Grade Level, and Category.Search Featured apps. Why FREE apps? Who is Calling all Guest iChef’s. BAYSIDE/PORT PHILLIP EDITION. Push Button Security. Screenshot-1861.jpg 1,046×678 pixels. Ipadsinschool - Lesson Plan Template. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation. Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation

You need to ensure that you clearly understand and communicate how the technology integrates with your overall pedagogical objectives. Too many institutions purchase technology and then search for ways to utilize it ... or leave it collecting dust on the shelf. Planning needs to consider both infrastructure needs and the educational applications of the new technology. Without the proper preparation, technology initiatives are liable to become expensive failures. Campus Infrastructure Considerations Signal Strength: If you’re using wifi iPads then you’ll need a strong and reliable connection to the web. Home.

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Cool iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Apps: Fraction Math

Those children in 3rd to 8th grade are working with fractions which can be difficult, but with the right encouragement can be easily mastered. Fraction Math deals with positive and negative fractions, improper fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers. The user can also reduce the resulting fractions. Learning to Change-Changing to Learn. NRICH Packages. Packages are handy bundles of NRICH resources which you can either preview online or download for later offline work - good for interactive whiteboards or in classrooms with no internet access Three reasons why you should use NRICH packages: We've done your searching for you!

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We have saved you time by collecting together NRICH resources which help to develop a mathematical idea. Packages include extra guidance for using the resources in the classroom. NRICH Package. Rich Tasks. Eprofile_3.1_example. Locate Secondary content. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Blooming%20Smarts%20Master%20Planning%20Matrix. Blooms%20multiplication%20activities. BloomsTaxonomy. Christmas. 05-2Bloom-16-17+Stems+for+Instruction.

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