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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love
If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They're all free! 1. 2. Cooperative learning idea: Have students share a computer and agree on an image. 3. Cooperative learning idea: Students can collaborate and create a science comic strip, such as: the life cycle of a butterfly or frog, the journey of a raindrop or the transformation of matter. 4. 5. Cooperative learning idea: Students can take turns talking. 6. Cooperative learning idea: Older students can work in teams and create a digital book for a presentation. 7. Cooperative learning idea: Students can share a computer, generate a "What if?" 8. 9. 10. Related:  Useful linksDigital Literacy

Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools For the last eleven years, I asked my students to fill out a survey about how they use technology. Although I am now teaching university students, I think I'm going to do a similar survey. The questions are both about technology use (have you ever edited a video online?) to attitudes (what is the purpose of a smartphone?) to beliefs (how are devices changing human communication?) The results always feel depressing. 100% have watched a video online or with a device96% have played a game online or with a device*82% have used Facebook8% have created a slideshow (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Presentation)2% have written a blog postless than 1% have edited a videoless than 1% have edited audioless than 1% have codedless than 1% have created a visual model When I look at the data, I notice a trend. Students Are Consumer Natives For all the talk of "digital natives," the truth is that my students come to class as consumer natives. This isn't an indictment on this generation.

Technology Integration in elementary classroom Technology in the Classroom | iHeartLiteracy Let's get some technology resources together for teachers. Here are just a few: 1) 27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice 2) What do you want kids to do with technology? 3) 9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning 4) 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom 5) Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers What other resources do you love? 10 Apps para organizar el Aprendizaje por Proyectos 1. App: OmniFocus Plataforma: iOS OnmiFocus es una aplicación CARA (39.99€) - las cosas como son - y, además, no está disponible para Android; es posible que quizás, al menos, como profesor/a, te convenga: notas de voz, imágenes adjuntas, ubicaciones, tareas integradas... 2. App: GoodReader Esta app para iOs cuesta unos 5€ y sirve para leer y editar casi cualquier tipo de archivo. 3. Plataforma: Android y iOS Ambas listas de tareas, para Android y para iOs, son gratuitas. 4. Un blog de notas gratuito: permite guardar y compartir cada nota, e integrarla fácilmente en Evernote 5. Es tan obvia su utilidad que sobran las palabras: puedes crear carpetas (cuadernos) para cada proyecto, las notas integran voz, video, capturas de páginas web, texto (claro), ... 6. EdModo es una mezcla entre LMS y Red Social tipo Facebook cuyo potencial en Educación formal es más que ENORME: si te cuesta imaginártelo, piensa en una fusión entre Moodle y el muro de Facebook... 7. 8. 9. 10.

10 Ways to use Instagram in the classroom Instagram isn’t just a platform for selfies, business promotions, and cute animals. With a little creativity, you can bring the visual power of photos and videos to your classroom, weave them into your students’ learning process, and bring a little fun to their (and your!) days. Do you use Instagram in your classroom? How do you use it? 10 ways to use Instagram in the classroom Send classroom notifications Many teachers use other forms of social media – like Twitter and Facebook – to share classroom news and other notifications. Showcase students and student work Feature a student of the week or month, with a short bio and some tidbits about themselves and their work. Review content from class Remind your students of some things you’ve talked about in class, to keep the concepts fresh in their minds. Share reading recommendations Not all students get really excited about extracurricular reading. Track student progress over time Snap photos of student work throughout the year. Have a contest

5 Pillars Of Online Teaching And 40 Smart Apps And Tools To Make Your Life Easier As An Online Educator In this article I will identify 5 pillars of the online teaching business and share 40 smart apps and tools to help strengthen each pillar. Each pillar will then strengthen the others, so that each aspect of the business becomes its own powerful hub of productivity, in and of itself, as well as beyond itself. Life as an online teacher can get complicated if we get lost in technology, marketing, social media, creating courses, running courses, dealing with email, and growing as an online professional on the cutting-edge of education. Remember also that many “Teacherpreneurs” these days adopt Pareto’s principle into their working lives. I will identify 5 pillars of the online teaching business; within each pillar you will find a variety of tools to help you smarten up that side of your business. The 5 Pillars Of Online Teaching Image created by Sylvia Guinan using Prezi technology. Website/Blog. Let us have a look at how you can strengthen each pillar with the following smart apps and tools:

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a challenging task. We’ve organized some of the best resources from Edutopia and beyond to help you figure out what tools are best for your early elementary school students. Explore different ways to integrate technology into your instruction! Favorite Apps 7 Apps for Helping Others (Edutopia, 2015) Children can practice empathy through apps that encourage collaboration, whether it’s drawing pictures together, cooking for each other, or creating lessons to share their knowledge. Back to Top Best Practices Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom (Edutopia, 2014) In this post you’ll learn how to develop a tech-friendly task that addresses the Common Core State Standards. Engaging Activities Have you used iPads with students in grades K-2?

Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips By: Kennedy Schultz Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I’m always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones. Virtual Field Trips Since my field trip budget is pretty limited, I especially love websites that offer virtual tours and live webcams to show kids what it REALLY looks like in another world location. Live web cams are another great cultural resource. We have also found web cams of the storks roosting on roof tops in Rust, Austria, and have shared our own local webcams of Niagara Falls with our pen-pal classrooms in other countries to give them an idea of our region. Organizing Teacher Resources With all these cool resources, how do you keep track of them and retrieve them when needed?

Free Domino Maker - printable text, dot, or image dominos Tools for Educators offers as resources for lessons, lesson plans and K-6 printable materials for classes. The domino maker is a worksheet creator that allows you to create dominoes for any vocabulary set. enter a single word, enter a definition, or type in a two to three sentence description . You can make up to 10 dominoes per sheet. Once your dominoes have been generated, go into the 'file' menu at the top left of the browser and choose print. These can handle some foreign languages as well. You may need to adjust your left margins if you are printing on A4 paper.