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Latest update 28th February 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education . This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Used wisely, technology empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning. In Leonardo’s Laptop , Ben Shneiderman provides teachers with a powerful framework, Collect-Relate-Create-Donate (CRCD) , for designing student-centered learning opportunities using computers. In particular, Shneiderman’s CRCD framework emphasizes the importance of the social aspects of learning in generating creative work. In CRCD projects, students research information, work collaboratively to create a meaningful product that demonstrates their learning, and contribute that project to a larger learning community.
Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. Read on to see how you can put wikis to work in your classroom. Resource Creation Using these ideas, your students can collaboratively create classroom valuables. Virtual field trips : Have your students research far away places they would like to go on a field trip, and get them to share images and information about the location.
As the recently released "2012 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition" suggests, mobile devices and apps will become mainstream in a year or less. But apps aren't all about playing games. Converge asked three instructional technology coordinators and teachers to share how they're using apps to help students achieve learning goals. 1.
For many academics, the ability to track changes and otherwise make comments on a shared document is an essential part of one’s work. Many people use this word processing tool to collaborate on writing projects, and probably at least as many use it to comment on or grade student writing. For these folks, the fact that no iPad-based word processor supported track changes dramatically limited the device’s utility.
To use a keyboard shortcut, or key combination, you press a modifier key with a character key. For example, pressing the Command key (the key that has a symbol) and the "c" key at the same time copies whatever is currently selected (text, graphics, and so forth) into the Clipboard. This is also known as the Command-C key combination (or keyboard shortcut). A modifier key is a part of many key combinations. A modifier key alters the way other keystrokes or mouse/trackpad clicks are interpreted by OS X.
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Bio Kevin Buran teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School. I use Evernote, Everywhere: I love… ScanSnap Scanner for scanning in worksheets and student work JotNot for taking snapshots of my daily itinerary and saving them instantly to Evernote
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—62 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology. This is my attempt to make it just a little easier. I post a Treasure Chest every Sunday! Featured
So in this first of many in the series, I would like to cover some of the simple and easy things you can do to help bring some of your course content into the digital age. Specifically, ways you can connect with students at their level, and still maintain your own sanity. Technology is all about us, and many people feel overwhelmed when it comes to solving pedagogical problems. You might be looking at some of this technology or some of my advice and think, “Where do I even begin?”
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When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education. Even with all of the benefits of technology in the classroom, however, educators must use caution to ensure that students are focusing on the lesson and not giving in to distractions.