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Ten Myths About Technology. Some of the best moments are low-tech Sometimes my view on technology seems paradoxical and messy.

Ten Myths About Technology

Sometimes it feels like cognitive dissonance. I hang with Luddites and Technophiles. I join #chats and write blogs and yet I frequently criticize technology. Computing. / Did you ever wonder how to do some of those special characters like ♥ and ♫ ? Well, here you are! All in one printable list. Wikijunior.

YOU HAD ONE JOB! Chrishildrew: Why teachers are turning to... Slice of Raspberry Pi: Teachers Guide to the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny little computer that costs about £30.

Slice of Raspberry Pi: Teachers Guide to the Raspberry Pi

It can do most things that a computer can do, but its size and the fact that it is very cheap makes it ideal for electronics projects. It was originally designed to be for the education market, but pretty quickly a lot of hobbyists have seen its potential and used it for everything from a small-scale web servers to brewery controllers. This guide is intended for teachers to help get the most from the device and find all the relevant resources. There will be plenty more educational resources available as people release them. Getting Your Pi. About Me Foundation Stage TopicBox. Twitter, howto - Patrick Larkin on Diigo. Teaching / 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By. Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In.

This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom.

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In

The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. Free Screen Sharing and Online Meeting Software.


The Literacy Shed - The Literacy Shed Home. Lingro – add to any website for interactive dictionary and word games. Lingro – - if you want to use a website with pupils but think that pupils would be helped by having an on-hand interactive dictionary then consider using Lingro.

Lingro – add to any website for interactive dictionary and word games

Just copy the website address of the website you wish to suggest to your pupils (e.g. and paste into the textbox on the Lingro site. Now when you share with your pupils the resulting website address (the BBC website now becomes it automatically includes the Lingro toolbar along the top and bottom. The Learning Spy - SOLO taxonomy. Solo Taxonomy and MentorMob. A Match Made in Heaven? Asking a better question? Online Resources to Support Higher Order Questions for Higher Order Learning – Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.

We are all asked questions.

Asking a better question? Online Resources to Support Higher Order Questions for Higher Order Learning – Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Factual recall of information is something we all do. List, name, describe, identify……. But with a more interesting question can be demonstrated a deeper understanding of the facts, a greater engagement with the task, a demonstration that the learning can be applied in a different context, and the opportunity can be provided for creativity to flourish. Great Teaching Ideas - weblinks - Home. Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating. Teaching Strategies Chris Davis, Powerful Learning Practice LLC.

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

The Third Teacher. Lessonstudy. 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. 7 Writing Links Worth Reading. BLOODHOUND / Intel Atom animation. I've Been Waiting for This! AirPlay Mirroring to a Mac (no Apple TV required) Update: Reflection has been renamed Reflector.

I've Been Waiting for This! AirPlay Mirroring to a Mac (no Apple TV required)

It is available for Macintosh and for Windows PCs. I am so excited for a new Mac app called Reflection! It shows my iPad's screen live on my computer screen wirelessly! Revolver Maps - Free 3D Visitor Maps. Event Time Announcer. Web 2 Tools by Task. Open source e-portfolio and social networking software. Three Primary Colors: OK Go and Sesame Street Explain Basic Color Theory in Stop-Motion. Creating a plan with students to use cell phones for learning. Want to integrate cell phones into learning?

Creating a plan with students to use cell phones for learning

You can involve your students with this planning lesson where students will focus on cell phones as learning tools. With an overview of the educational uses of cell phones (the Gr8 8, below), students will determine how they will choose to use their cell phones for educational purposes. Contracts for tools will be developed by students and the result will be a plan for educational uses of cell phones.

Lesson Title: Plans for Phones or Plnz 4 fonzTools Used: Poll EverywhereLesson Description:Start with a class discussion about tools, and their purpose, for learning.Multiple choice poll: Ask students to text into a poll everywhere free text poll examples of tools and their uses: pencil-communicating/taking notes, calculator-do math, dictionary-learn meanings of words, notes, books, websites, teacher instruction.Free text poll: Ask students to share the tools available on their phone.

Welcome to A Place for Teachers to help other Teachers. Blog design prompts.docx. Teaching and Learning Research Programme. iPad EdResources. Sankore - free open source IWB software. E-Safety. The Fallacy of Digital Natives. I have a problem with both the term digital native and how it has been manufactured into one of society’s greatest myths.

The Fallacy of Digital Natives

I also believe there is an improved way in which we should be articulating the use of technology in the learning continuum. Learning and technology has nothing to do with generational divides. But first, let’s dig into the background and the fallacy. There are two main culprits to the propagation of both the term and the associated myth; Marc Prensky and Don Tapscott. In 2001, Prensky published a paper in the periodical On The Horizon entitled, “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants“.

Why Social Media Can and Is Changing Education. Cc licensed flickr photo shared by shareski Social media is something that has become so prevalent in our culture that I have seen everything from large companies to churches having their own facebook accounts. When I first was presented with the idea that using Twitter, Facebook, or blogging as something in education I was weary of its application.

As I have immersed myself in the process, and have seen my own staff and school use this themselves along with students, I have seen some tremendous changes in their practice. Codecademy: Learn to Code Online, Naturally. If you use computers long enough, chances are you’ll eventually want to learn at least a little bit of programming. You can only hear so many stories about exciting new apps and whole businesses built from several thousands lines of code before you start thinking that you could do it, too.

Problem is, it’s often daunting to get started programming. QR Hacker: Customize a colourful, unique QR code. UNESCO Launchs ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. UNESCO in partnership with industry leaders and global subject experts has elaborated the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers which sets out the competencies required to teach effectively. This current version of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers is a 2011 update of the original version published in 2008, and is the result of the successful continued partnership between UNESCO and CISCO, INTEL, ISTE and Microsoft.

In their announcement of this version, UNESCO refers to the following 'Two decades after the first mainstream rollout of computers in schools we have learned many significant lessons about ICT in Education and their potential transforming impact on national education systems. Yet, countries around the world face urgent challenges in harnessing the power of ICT in the classroom and beyond. Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development?   Easy Private Video Sharing & Hosting - Share Videos Privately!

Communication Through The Ages. Evaluating Web-based material for your academic work by Karl Drinkwater on Prezi. Digeratii: Mario just found the most... Schools issued with 743-point behaviour checklist. Inspiration for Imaginative Teachers. Impact -Mr. Mitchell's Blog –