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EdTechTeacher How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - from Beth Holland on Edudemic. This post first appeared on Edudemic.

EdTechTeacher How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - from Beth Holland on Edudemic

Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. Speech Technology- 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces. Stroll through Sanlitun, a bustling neighborhood in Beijing filled with tourists, karaoke bars, and luxury shops, and you’ll see plenty of people using the latest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, or Xiaomi.

Speech Technology- 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces

Look closely, however, and you might notice some of them ignoring the touch screens on these devices in favor of something much more efficient and intuitive: their voice. A growing number of China’s 691 million smartphone users now regularly dispense with swipes, taps, and tiny keyboards when looking things up on the country’s most popular search engine, Baidu. China is an ideal place for voice interfaces to take off, because Chinese characters were hardly designed with tiny touch screens in mind. But people everywhere should benefit as Baidu advances speech technology and makes voice interfaces more practical and useful.

Content- 50 Favorite Classroom Apps. Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning.

Content- 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Best Practices-National Education Technology Plan - Office of Educational Technology. The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.

Best Practices-National Education Technology Plan - Office of Educational Technology

Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. Seesaw-Evaluation; Digital Portfolios. Plickers- Low Tech Class Evaluation. Content AR-junaio Reviews. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Assessment- Using Technology to Creatively Assess Students and Teachers. Do you ever just feel a little left behind when it comes to technology?

Assessment- Using Technology to Creatively Assess Students and Teachers

Just when you think you’ve got it down, something else comes along and you have to keep learning. Darn, I hate it when that happens. That whole “continuing education” thing really gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? PD- #NerdyCast by Nicholas Provenzano. BP/Continuing ED- Teachers Teaching Teachers. 59:39 minutes (40.96 MB) We were planning a "Welcome Back" episode on Teachers Teaching Teachers, something about how to launch connected learning with Youth Voices in our classrooms and how to be more planful about connecting our curriculum.

BP/Continuing ED- Teachers Teaching Teachers

The State of Tech. 8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms. What does the future of learning hold?

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom. Evaluating the use of technology in a classroom environment is not something most administrators are trained to do.

Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom

It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that every student is using a computer, but how do you really assess if and what type of learning is taking place? In the past, I have had administrators tell me “I walked into the teacher’s room and all the students were on laptops.” Evaluation- Using Technology for Evaluation and Assessment. Using Technology for Intentional Student Evaluation andProgram Assessment Authored by: George E.

Evaluation- Using Technology for Evaluation and Assessment

Steele “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives—choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” —Aristotle. If Aristotle is correct, then we in academic advising can always use assistance to be as intentional as possible in our practice. Curriculum Development Stages Useful to Assessment Intentionality is a critical component in the curriculum development model Understanding by Design (UbD) created by McTighe and Wiggins (2005, 2011).

PD-School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons? PD-Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms : NPR Ed. A group of recent studies on technology in education, across a wide range of real-world settings, have come up far short of a ringing endorsement. The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper look into these reports gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there's a lot we still don't know — or at least that we're not doing to make them effective tools for learning. First, a quick overview of the studies and their results: Practice-Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone. School lunch can be intensely lonely when you don't have anyone to sit with. A new app aims to help change that. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tetra Images/Getty Images. Content-6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6.

About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) 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. Tools- The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts - Market Brief. By Swaroop Raju, co-founder of eduCanon. Yes, there are a ton of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you be adopting for your classroom? One of the best ways to narrow your choices is to get in touch with experts. I sent an email out to ed-tech experts (and great teachers) asking for their recommendations. Here are the top 10 responses from master teachers. 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools.