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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills. Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe.

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability. But where does one begin? Teaching digital literacy is about more than just integrating technology into lesson plans; it’s about using technology to understand and enhance modern communication, to locate oneself in digital space, to manage knowledge and experience in the Age of Information. Digital literacy isn’t about knowing computers inside and out; it’s about using technology to change the way you think. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Magnetic Motor. Augmented Reality. Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroomthis post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster. Pretty cool, right? The first time it happens, it seems like magic. AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet. Applications of Augmented Reality in Education. Augmented-reality-apps-and-websites-for-educational-use. Augmented Reality and Applications for Education – Part 2.

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Augmented Reality and Applications for Education – Part 2

Though many would say that augmented reality is destined to play a role in the future of education, others would point out that it’s already here. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Augmented Reality Apps for iPad. In this post Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of some awesome augmented reality apps for your iPad but before that let us first see what the concept of augmented reality is all about .

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Augmented Reality Apps for iPad

Augmented reality is a relatively new digital phenomenon that is brought about by the recent development in the field of technology and particularly mobile technology. In augmented reality the line between the virtual world and the real one is blurred. Engineers use some sophisticated technologies to pull out graphics from television screen and computer display and integrate them into real world environments. Augmented Reality in Education. String Augmented reality is a 3D learning environment which connects real and virtual world.

Augmented Reality in Education

It provides interactive tools for learning, and fosters informal learning. Besides, augmented reality increases motivation and engages learners. 20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education. Second Life proved an incredibly valuable tool for educators hoping to reach a broad audience — or offering even more ways to learn for their own bands of students.

20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education

Augmented Reality Development Lab: Affiliated with Google, Microsoft, and Logitech, the Augmented Reality Development Lab run by Digital Tech Frontier seeks to draw up projects that entertain as well as educate. The very core goal of the ARDL involves creating interactive, three-dimensional objects for studying purposes. Reliving the Revolution: Karen Schrier harnessed GPS and Pocket PCs to bring the Battle of Lexington to her students through the Reliving the Revolution game, an AR experiment exploring some of the mysteries still shrouding the event — like who shot first! Players assume different historical roles and walk through everything on a real-life map of the Massachusetts city. Teachers' Guide to Augmented reality. Augmented Reality is a concept that has been around for sometime now but with the latest innovations in the digital world, augmented reality has been foregrounded posing serious questions as to its relevancy in education and learning.

Teachers' Guide to Augmented reality

What is Augmented Reality ? Augmented Reality is exactly what the name implies: an augmented version of realty created by mixing technology with the known world. It might be a distorted, augmented, or less augmented version of the actual world but in its basic form, augmented reality is a simulation or rather a way of superimposing digital contents into the real context. Augmented reality has its origins as early as the 1950s and has progressed with virtual reality since then, but its most significant advance have been since the mid 1990s when researcher Tom Caudell coined the term "augmented reality,"

7 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for iPad. Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning. Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcast.

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience but fail to consider classroom applications. In our elementary school classrooms, we use AR to create active learning experiences hitherto inconceivable, and in the process redefine the learning space!

Classroom Applications. AR Flashcards 2.0 IS Here And It's FREE! Augmented Reality. Using Book Creator to collaborate on a class ebook: "A week in 2nd grade" 110 Flares Twitter 29 Facebook 23 Google+ 2 Pin It Share 56 56 110 Flares × Andrea Hernandez’s students were inspired to create an ebook about life in the 2nd grade.

Using Book Creator to collaborate on a class ebook: "A week in 2nd grade"

Here’s what they came up with. Andrea Hernandez is a Google Certified Teacher and teaches at Martin J. How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom. With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution.

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom

While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and Learning Management Systems that work well with iPads, Google Classroom will likely become a top contender for iPad classrooms because of the integration with both the Google Drive and Google Docs iPad apps as well as any number of iPad creativity apps. While there is not an iPad app for Google Classroom, the web interface works seamlessly and allows students to turn in any assignment or file that is in their Google Drive account as illustrated by the video below. Students access Google Classroom through the web on iPad. Online Whiteboard tools.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers. A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. Magic Tree House If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing.

The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. ED Tech. ED Tech. The Best App For Monitoring Students. About a year ago, we decided after much input to open up YouTube Safe Search for students. While there can be a lot of mind-numbing videos about squirrels on jet-skis, there is also a large amount of instructional content on there. Want to learn how to do Photoshop? Or maybe just the right way to carve a turkey? It’s all on there. Being a 1:1 iPad school district means that anything we enable on the filter side, pretty much goes out to all students since it’s all at their finger tips. Ten full minutes after announcing that YouTube would be open for students, I received the following email: (Name omitted) I knew the sender of this email very well and for the sake of this article we’ll just refer to him as Jim.

I made sure to include the all important smiley face on my response so that Jim knew I was being somewhat tongue-in-cheek but also sincere when it came to thinking about shifting the pedagogical practice he was employing. The Infamous “2Eyes” app 1. 2. Like this: Exploring Non-Fiction Text Structures Using iPads. Happy February! Hope everyone is having a great start to 2014! Since the holidays, my days have been filled with winter benchmark assessments, report cards, parent conferences, building data days, schedule changes, oh… and teaching! :) Needless to say, I’m beyond ready for our school break coming up next week.

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to post this, and I finally found a few minutes to share! Throughout the year, I’ve been trying to find ways to integrate my set of iPads into my small intervention groups. Getting Started Once you download the apps, they’re very easy to use! Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom. Making Thinking Visible Comics. Learning words. iPad teaching is NOT about iPads. I’ve covered technical and workflow ideas on this blog a lot but it’s time to properly summarise a teacher’s first priority when the kids have iPads. Keep It Simple: With Apps, Less is More. How iPads can support, extend and assess learning. Tried and tested, and proving incredibly successful, these simple ways of integrating iPads into a lesson helps to keep pupils focused, organised, and engaged with their learning.

These tips could be used in any lesson with any year group, but I will share examples of contemporary best practice from my role as Upper Key Stage 2 teacher and ICT Coordinator. Coding Across the Curriculum. "I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. " - Steve Jobs The above quote is on the homepage of the coding website Tynker. Note-Taking with iPads. I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. Redefining the Writing Process with iPads.

The 4 Apps Needed To Run A One iPad Classroom. If you don’t have the luxury of a 1:1 classroom or even a 10:1 classroom then you might want to sit down. 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block. All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year. I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students. The Habits and Philosophy of an Effective iPad Teacher. I recently had the pleasure of connecting up with Richard Wells from Auckland, New Zealand through Twitter. A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads.

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