The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. It’s designed to make it abundantly clear which skills you should have, who should consider themselves ‘digitally competent’ and more. We know the audience of Daily Genius is a lot more than just teachers – so we hope you find some value in this graphic even if you’re not a teacher. Why Teachers Who Use Technology Will Replace Teachers Who Don't? About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! Teachers Guide to Creating Rich Interactive Visuals Using ThingLink July 22, 2014ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create can come alive by adding to them text, video, music, and links. ThingLink has also recently rolled out a new feature, which is still in beta, that allows you to add interactive pinmarks to YouTube videos.
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom 6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving complex problems, thinking critically about tough concepts, and communicating their ideas effectively.
What IS innovation, anyway? - Written by Susan Perri, Grants Consultant, Hanover Research Innovation has become a major buzz word in the grants world. Funders increasingly want to support social experiments that will yield positive, cost effective solutions to problems, and they want to do so by investing in models that provide scalable solutions in new, novel ways. QR code This service will give you full control over: The block size The padding size The border size The background color The block color The border color The image below explains each of these values: If the block size is large the generated QR code is more stable and easier to read with a QR code scanner. On the other hand, as the QR code symbol size gets larger, a larger printing area is required.
A Good Tool to Annotate and Create Interactive Videos for Your Class July 23, 2014 ThingLink is one of my favourite web tools for creating interactive images.If you have never used ThingLink before then here is a step by step guide I posted earlier to outlining the entire procedure to create your first interactive visual that can embed videos, maps, text and links. ThingLink has also released a new feature called ThingLink for Video. This new feature is still in beta phase but you can request an early access to try it. ThingLink video allows you to easily add interactive elements to public videos on YouTube. This is a great way to add rich layers of information and resources to videos you share with students. You can for instance add links to websites where students can read more on the topic of the video, or add links to other videos.
Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students.
Why the next years of online learning strategies will smash the last 10 How we see learning, now, ain’t going to be the same in 10 years. Technology has become ubiquitous to the point it is used for nearly every task in our work and personal life … and people demand itThe age of learners are getting older, implying there are more wanting to learnMobile technology is the new norm for driving ALL information on a global basis, including the delivery of mobile learning (mLearning)The lines are blurring between the consumer and creator of contentRobotic and wearable technology are emerging as commonplace technologyGamification, using games to learn, is a new way to develop higher order thinking skillsCollaborative learning through learning communities is extending social networking into richer realmsThere is a demand for self-directed learning Underlying these trends are the needs and desires of people worldwide, who use technology on a constant basis. 3 Key Changes Happening in E-Learning They will want more than just the content. We need to ask for it.