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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. 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. 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. After watching the video below, I knew I had to figure this augmented reality thing out. Aurasma is the app I use to create augmented reality. Sharing Aurasma with My Husband's Colleagues Not only is augmented reality amazing, it's also free and easy to do. While waiting for our table to be called for dinner, we were discussing the nice decorations displayed around the reception hall.

His colleagues began instantly brainstorming how this could be used for their business. Augmented Reality Vocabulary Step 1: 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. Guest post by James Roberts. 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. Here is a lowdown on what Augmented Reality is and some ways it can be used in the classroom. Augmented Reality (AR) is the combination of reality and virtual reality, and allows you to put 3D content and images into the real world. AR has many applications in various fields from military training to education.

Augmented reality provides a richer learning experience for the student, providing a extra element of visual/physical context that makes learning more interactive. Following is a selection of free applications that utilize Augmented Reality that can enhance learning in a number of subject areas: For more insights into developments in instructional uses of Augmented Reality applications, check out last week’s post, “The Evolution of Augmented Reality Applications for Education and Instructional Use”. 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 . 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 spices up the natural world with computer enhanced sounds, graphics, and feedback.If we are to put augmented reality in a continuum that has in one end computer generated environments and in the other end real world environments then augmented reality would be closer to the latter.

Check out the augmented reality apps below. Augmented Reality in Education. String Augmented reality is a 3D learning environment which connects real and virtual world. It provides interactive tools for learning, and fosters informal learning. Besides, augmented reality increases motivation and engages learners. Above all, augmented reality is good for kinesthetic learners; it enables learners participate interactively with computer generated simulations. My Top 3 Augmented Reality Apps: Quick Writer: is a text editor which enable you to watch things while you are typing. Digital Storytelling with Augmented Reality: Zooburst: is a digital storytelling app that lets you create your own 3D pop-up book. How to Create Augmented Reality: You can create augmented reality with Metaio! Some Articles on Augmented Reality: 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. 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. FETCH! Driver’s ed: Toyota teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi to deliver the world’s cleanest and safest test-drive via augmented reality.

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. 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," What is the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality? Augmented Learning ? How does augmented reality works ? 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. 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 Not Just Another Fad There are endless ideas and possibilities for using AR. AR Flashcards 2.0 IS Here And It's FREE! | AR Flashcards. Welcome to a new world of Flashcards. AR Flashcards make learning fun with the technology of Augmented Reality! “It’s definitely unique and a very clever way to get children involved in learning the alphabet and animal names.” – TheiPhoneMom.com “Through the use of augmented reality (AR) and flashcards – this app allows your children to learn in a new and exciting way!

A new approach to flashcards!” “My daughter was repeating the letters and animal names and I could tell that she was learning a lot from this app, which of course is what is most important to me as a parent.” – MidwesternMoms.com “Children will love playing around with the cards and animals while learning the letters of the alphabet.” – Appysmarts.com “I absolutely love this unique twist on flashcards. AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make Flashcards more entertaining for toddlers and preschoolers. Features: - 26 beautifully rendered Animals to help your toddler or preschooler learn the alphabet! 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.

Here’s what they came up with. Andrea Hernandez is a Google Certified Teacher and teaches at Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Florida, USA. She started using Book Creator after being introduced to it by her colleague Silvia Tolisano, who has long been an advocate of using Book Creator in the classroom. iPad explorations in 2nd grade Our school has been running a project called iPad explorations in 2nd grade, where students have had the opportunity not only to read ebooks but also create them. The class decides together Julia, who loves looking at the daily agenda, suggested that it would be fun to write a book about a day in 2nd grade. The first step was a collaborative brainstorming session to decide the most important and interesting things to include in the book. From paper and pencil to iPad Sharing with parents.

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?) , they’ll love The Magic Tree House Website. 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more!

6. 7. 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. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV). Reasons to App Smash: It demands creative thinkingIt demands more from the technology (value for money)It turns the issue of not having a ‘wonder app’ into a positiveIt removes any restrictions to take a topic as far as it can be taken.It often results in more engaging learning productsIt’s a fun challenge for ‘digital natives’ Key rules for successful App Smashing: Key Apps when App Smashing: Examples I’ve used: Watch me here chatting about App Smashing Final thought Other links: Like this: Related.

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: Like Loading... Exploring Non-Fiction Text Structures Using iPads | Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. 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. I’ve been finding great apps for my decoding/fluency groups, but not a ton for my comprehension groups. However, I recently came across the (FREE) ReadWriteThink apps for mobile devices, and they’re amazing! Getting Started Once you download the apps, they’re very easy to use! All apps require students to create a username so that they can save their projects.

Venn Diagrams The Venn Diagram app is very user-friendly. Timelines Happy Teaching! I’m hoping to have one soon for every holiday. Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom. Making Thinking Visible Comics App Smash Comics and Augmented Reality App Smash Comics and Thinglinks App Smash Comics and Virtual Worlds Lisa has 14+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state.

Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Her love for “cooking up” technology integrated lessons and the need for a creative & productive outlet led her to create the TechChef4u blog in early May of 2011. Other TechChef4u delectable digital delights are the TechChef4u app, “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” iBook, “Appy Hours 4 U” podcast, and the TechChef Techucation Gazette. Chic Geek iJewelrywww.etsy.com Sign Up for the TechChef Techucation Gazette Explore TechChef Thinglinks Explore other TechChef Smores Image Created with Story Me app. Learning words. iPad teaching is NOT about iPads. Keep It Simple: With Apps, Less is More.

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