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Check Out My 2-Minute Illustrated Video on the SAMR Model. I created this sketchy video to illustrate the SAMR model.

Check Out My 2-Minute Illustrated Video on the SAMR Model

If you like this video, please check out my YouTube Channel, where I have also created video writing ideas and short wordplay videos. Digital vs Digitized Learning. As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction.

Digital vs Digitized Learning

Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. However, the greatest potential of learning with technology tools is that teachers and students can transform the traditional learning environment, processes, and products. There’s no app for good teaching. 8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

There’s no app for good teaching

Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards).

Changing What We Teach. Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom by Terry Heick Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is being pushed to the forefront of “things.”

Changing What We Teach

In movies, on the news, and other digital avatars of ourselves, coders are increasingly here. In Hollywood, computer coders are characterized as aloof and spectacle geniuses in green army jackets who solve (narrative) problems in a kind of deus ex machina fashion. Hack the mainframe, change the school grades, save prom, etc. 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle — Emerging Education Technologies. The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr.

8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle — Emerging Education Technologies

Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Technology: A Catalyst for Learning. Technology may not replace teachers, but teachers who integrate technology as a catalyst for learning will probably replace teachers who do not.

Technology: A Catalyst for Learning

Think about that for a moment. During a recent chat regarding technology integration, a few tweets sparked my curiosity. Relationships are number one in education. 'Most Likely To Succeed': Schools Should Teach Kids To Think, Not Memorize. Technology Integration Matrix. Technology Integration Matrix Evaluation Form. Design to Personalize: How to Help Teachers and Students Succeed.

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Design to Personalize: How to Help Teachers and Students Succeed

In the pursuit of helping all students reach their fullest human potential, schools are increasingly seeing the need to personalize learning to meet each student's distinct learning needs. The challenge though is implementing personalized learning at scale in a school. In the absence of having a tutor for nearly every student, it's not easy to meet each student's distinct needs. Looking to Personalize Learning? Yes! Now What?? EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

Looking to Personalize Learning? Yes! Now What??

Moving towards personalized learning is like starting to drive on the left hand side of the road in after a lifetime of driving on the right. Absolutely everything flips. Personalized learning isn’t a project to be grafted onto the traditional-school-model side of the road. Five Minute Refresh: Comparing Personalized, Individualized, and Differentiated. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

Five Minute Refresh: Comparing Personalized, Individualized, and Differentiated

Personalized learning. Differentiated instruction. Describe the differences in thirty seconds. Having trouble? Used Effectively or Simply Used? Beth Holland shared her presentation “Used Effectively or Simply Used” from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter.

Used Effectively or Simply Used?

The message from her slides caught my attention… I kept thinking about the questions Beth proposes we ask when we walk into a classroom: Principles for Meaningful Technology Integration. Fishtreeblog.tumblr. Backwards Planning Professional Development for 1:1. I love the Understanding by Design (UbD) method for planning learning with the end in mind.

This makes perfect sense, no matter what you teach – if your goal is to make sure that your students learn. (it’s not enough to say you “taught” it.) In my case, my learners happen to be teachers, and so modeling backwards planning when designing professional learning is essential. Currently, I am working on a plan for professional learning to support teachers who may pilot 1:1 through BYOD “Bring Your Own Device” in their classes next year. In UbD, Stage 1 involves identifying the learning goals for transfer, understanding, knowledge, and skills, and an overarching essential question that can drive the learning. Here are the goals I’ve drafted–what would you add? Transfer Goal: What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is the second post. This month we are answering the following prompt: What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom? The word “mistake” is a harsh word. Learning to Learn - From Sabba Quidwai. This post first appeared at Inside Higher Ed. Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, founders of EdTechTeacher say it best, “Technology should be used in the service of learning.” It is with this philosophy in mind, that Maria Maldonado, a practicing Physician Assistant and Instructor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Physician Assistant program, chose to re-examine how iPads were being used for teaching and learning in her curriculum.

She saw the ubiquity of technology use for her students and recognized that they learn differently today. Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12. If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students in grades 9-12 will engage with technology in different ways than younger children.

They can create content, interact with their peers, and explore a range of topics using an iPad. How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind. By Jennifer Gonzalez So you’ve decided it’s time to add more technology to your educational repertoire. The process won’t be painless: Technology can be tricky even for the most tech-savvy person, and if you don’t have a good plan, you might give up before you ever really get started. These seven steps will give you a framework for adding more technology to your teaching practice. Step 1: Get Clear on the Reason. Before you start using any tech tool, figure out why you want to use it. The tool could solve a problem for you.It may improve learning for some or all students.It could save you time or stress.It may give you access to new skills, people, or information.It looks like fun.

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning. After reading an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence, students form a circle to engage in conversation about liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The inquiry circle begins with two questions posed by the teacher: What is more important, liberty or the pursuit of happiness? Are liberty and the pursuit of happiness inalienable rights? 3 things great teachers do with technology. The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic.

Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from "content expert" to "curriculum facilitator. " Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation’s most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic.

The "virtual class" will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country’s best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record. Ed Tech Coaching: Words Matter: Are You Talking About Technology, or are You Talking About Learning? Pedagogy First – Technology… We Need to See beyond The “Tool” When it comes to education technology, learning must come first Daily Genius.

Life of an Educator: Is technology the silver bullet to all of our problems in #education ? 2 Teachers have 9 thoughts as iPad turns 5. Why Technology Alone Won't Reform Education. Digital Learning Strategies PDF. Deepening Technology Integration. 10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology. 5 Tech Implementation Challenges for Teachers. Pedagogy Before Technology? Educate 1 to 1. 3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool Brilliant or Insane. 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education. Integrating Technology in the Classroom. iPads in the Classroom. 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips. What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? Educate 1 to 1. Best Apps and Websites for the Flipped Classroom. 10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator. TrueTechIntegration. 5 Top Ways to Integrate Technology into the New School Year. Digital Learning Success Is About More Than the Technology.