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The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More! Here’s a link to my two-part Ed Week series on successfully implementing one-to-one programs I’ll soon be covering a question in my Education Week Teacher column about one-to-one laptop/tablet programs, and thought it would be useful to readers (and to me!) to create a “Best” lists on the topic (Check out my nine-minute BAM! Radio Podcast on What Are the Real Benefits of a 1:1 Program? What Are the Biggest Challenges? Educators Alice Barr and Troy Hicks share their thoughts, and they are also among contributors to one of my future Education Week columns on the topic).

The Importance of Video Games in Education It is really amazing how some kinds of video games can be of great help to our students. At least, there are some educational benefits in video gaming. Below is an In fographic that contains some great facts and data about video gaming. ISB Google Apps Ninja Training Center Welcome to the ISB Google Apps Ninja Training Center here you will find all the materials you need to become an ISB Google Apps Ninja Master. There are 5 essential ninja apps categories you must master to become a true Apps Master Ninja. Become a Ninja Apps master in all 5 areas and be earn your Ninja Apps Master T-shirt, stickers, and other fee goodies as well as get private ninja invites to try out the latest technology at ISB before it becomes available to other students. To become a Ninja master in each area you must complete all of the ninja exames for each ninja colored belt with an 80% or better accuracy. White Belt: Must get at least 8/10 on the white belt test Green Belt: Must get at least 80% on the white belt test and 8/10 on the green belt test

Grockit Answers Grockit Answers is just-in-time Q&A for video lectures. In Grockit Answers, interactions happen around video lectures, and participants ask and answer questions about specific points in the lecture. Since every question is attached to a specific point in time in the video, Grockit Answers displays a question and its answers at the point in the lecture that they are most relevant. And since the things that confuse you are likely to be the same things that confuse others, you'll find that answers to your own questions pop up on the screen just as you're starting to get confused.

Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers The use of multimedia in the classroom is a great way of getting students engaged. One of the biggest challenges we all face today is how to hold students attention for a longer time. It seems like multitasking has taken every bit of attention from our students. No wonder, the visual stimulus they are exposed to is huge : Tv, video gaming, social networking, texting, emailing,are but the emerging tip of the iceber and unless we seriously address this phenomenon it will definetly grow out of control. One of the recommended suggestions in this regard is the use of video materials in your classroom . Google Documents and Common Core Standards As I mentioned in my previous post, today I spent the day working with teachers on using Google apps to address some Common Core standards. One of the things that I love about working with other teachers is the opportunity to learn from other teachers. During my afternoon workshop I talked with a Language Arts teacher who uses the commenting features in Google Docs and Google Presentations to have students identify and label bias and propaganda in examples that he shares with them.

Storybird for Schools Professional artwork jumpstarts student creativity, quickly drawing them into the writing process and scaffolding their progress. Simple tools keeps them on track; social feedback keeps them going. Onboard students with or without email, issue challenges, review and share work, and build a beautiful class library. All in a private setting that collects NO data from you or your students. REMC MI Streamnet: Video On Demand REMC Connected Educator Series Published on April 19, 2012 QR Codes are popping up everywhere. All that is needed is a "smart" device and students will be able to easily access anything from text, to pictures, to videos, or even websites. See how Amy Baldwin from St. Paul Lutheran schools has her students create QR codes along with some other ideas you can use in your classroom.

iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with.....

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