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AZ Education Technology Resource - home. The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD. Of all the initiatives a school can begin, integrating technology may require the most professional development.

The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD

This is partly because of the equipment, hardware, and software involved and partly because of the shift that a teacher must make in his or her teaching style, technique, and planning process in order to effectively use technology in the classroom. Here are some basic "dos" and "don'ts" for anyone doing tech integration professional development. This approach requires those who provide professional development for teachers to listen to their needs, and to know the school and staff they are either visiting or presenting to.

This includes situations when staff present to their colleagues. The Tech Commandments: Ideas to Revitalize Education « Visibility Matters. According to author Adam Bellow, The Tech Commandments are a reaction to what he has seen and experienced in schools over his several years as a technology training specialist.

The Tech Commandments: Ideas to Revitalize Education « Visibility Matters

We got connected with Adam through Twitter, and he graciously gave us permission to share a condensed version of these commandments with our readers. Training is Essential Providing training to staff is almost more important than the technology itself. If a school spends its entire technology budget to buy “stuff,” but nothing on teaching and supporting the use of the “stuff,” it is a huge waste. Training and support should be a top priority. Money Isn’t What Makes Educational Technology Work Buying an expensive camera doesn’t make you a good photographer. Restricting Access is Too Extreme Students need to be kept safe from offensive areas of the web. Teaching technology abroad. Small-changes-big-returns - Images & Video. Fractals—Math, Science, Art, and Sketchpad.

Share Josephine mentions in her recent post how exciting it was to see what someone was doing in mathematics and that it involved Sketchpad.

Fractals—Math, Science, Art, and Sketchpad

I also was inspired by someone who stopped by our booth at NCTM Albuquerque after having seen a presentation on fractals from the Fractal Foundation. My Math Sites. Most Essential Tools for Presenters and Conference Organizers. Conferences have come a long way in the last few years.

Most Essential Tools for Presenters and Conference Organizers

As a presenter or as an organizer, here are some useful tools and tips to help you get the most out of your sessions. Conferences have come a long way in the last few years. People just don’t attend a presentation, take down notes, ask a few questions and leave but they expect something more. As a conference presenter, here’re some useful tools (and tips) that may help you get the most out of your session. Once the details of your session has been finalized, set up a Google Moderator page to get an idea of what people expect to gain from your presentation. It will help if you can create a public Facebook event for your session. If you are speaking at a big conference, the organizers may have already set up live streaming for your session but if that’s not the case, go live yourself with the help of services like UStream or LiveStream. Google Tools and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Facts.Leslie Owen Wilson provides a good overview of Anderson and Krathwol revised Bloom's Taxonomy which was updated in 2000.

Google Tools and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Andrew Churches developed a model, called Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, to highlight the use of tools and technologies at each level to facilitate learning.Alex Ambrose (2009) created a site dedicated to his idea of Googlios, the use of Google tools to support the creation of student ePortfolios to enhance their personal learning environment. After looking through the wealth of information offered by Andrew and Alex, and having already developed my own version of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy with my favorite Web 2.0 tools for students to use at each cognitive level, I decided to combine the two-- a Bloom's Digital Taxonomy using ONLY the suite of tools offered by Google.

Boy, was I surprised! Even as a Google Certified Teacher, there were so many cool new tools that I did not know about! Geogebrawiki - Learn GeoGebra. Geogebra-na. Digital tools for the classroom. Top >10 Mathematics Websites. Checked and updated – August 2013 This post remains one of the most popular on this blog.

Top >10 Mathematics Websites

So – time for a revisit and an update. Most of the original post still stands – a few additions rather than deletions. Any post claiming top 10 or >10 in my case is clearly the author’s top 10, not the top 10! MathFuture. CEET NING. Greenhaus Education and Other "Effects" An educator for the 21st century. share. contribute. Scenes from a Dynamic Math Classroom. Tech Powered Math: News, Graphing Calculator Reviews, Math Education Apps, Learn Math. The TPACK-model, why? In my privious blog I wrote an explanation about the TPACK model and what it includes.

The TPACK-model, why?

In this one I continue on this and discribe why we need a TPACK-model, what the added vallue of TPACK can be and how the TPACK-model can be used. This in relation with everything I have learned so far in the course "Pedagogies for Flexible Learning Supported by Technology" within my mastertrack. The TPACK-model, why? CLIME Connections. 11 Mathematics Resources to Try in 2011. To start off the new year, each day this week I'll be posting a list of eleven resources to try in a particular content area.

11 Mathematics Resources to Try in 2011

Today's list is for mathematics teachers, tomorrow's list will be for science teachers. Brain Nook is a virtual world in which students can practice their mathematics and English skills.