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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). What is in each cell? Within each cell of the Matrix one will find two lessons plans with a short video of the lesson. Download PDF of the Technology Integration Matrix Print this page Characteristics fo the Learning Environment ← → Levels of Technology Integration Into the Curriculum How should the Technology Integration Matrix be used? The TIM is designed to assist schools and districts in evaluating the level of technology integration in classrooms and to provide teachers with models of how technology can be integrated throughout instruction in meaningful ways. What is the history behind the tool?

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction. There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change up their daily routine. These apps can make everyday tasks easier, simplify what you're already doing, and maybe just inspire others to make an investment in technology at your school. Common Core MasteryConnect has designed a wonderful app to keep the Common Core State Standards at your fingertips. Pick a Student It's important that all students are held accountable during class discussions and everyone has a chance to speak his or her mind. Timer, Sand Timer and Traffic Light Whether you're preparing your students for state exams or feel that they need to practice their pacing and stamina, use the timer on your iPhone to keep them on task. BookLeveler If you're organizing a classroom library or helping a student find a "just right" book, the BookLeveler app will definitely come in handy.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. There are many gray areas for teachers to navigate, like setting guidelines, accessibility at school, and student safety. More Great Reads From Edutopia In addition to those great guides, there is a lot of useful information right here on Edutopia. EdTech: It isn't optional, it's essential | graphite Jump to navigation © Common Sense Media Inc. 2014 All rights reserved. The Common Sense, Common Sense Education and Common Sense Media names, associated trademarks, and logos, including the Graphite trademark, are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (FEIN 41-2024986). The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning

Learning About Blogs FOR Your Students- Part III: Commenting  This is Part III in the series “Stepping it Up: Learning About Blogs FOR your Students” In Part III , I am exploring COMMENTING on blogs. Commenting is a great introduction to student writing on blogs. It does not require to plan and write an entire blog post. Commenting could be used as a stepping stone for students to “earn” the right to author their own blog posts on a classroom blog or before they get to be administrators of their own student blog. Even with classmates or commenters from around the world leaving comments, WE ARE our students’ first and primary commenters. It takes time to learn how to become a quality commenter FOR our students. Model commenting Model writing Use traditional writing conventions (grammar, word choices, audience appropriate,etc.)Add digital writing conventions (linking)Integrate reflective writingCompose and publish comments together as a class by projecting the blog post Model proper grammar, etc. Know the difference between academic and social commenting

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment February 5, 2014 This post is born out of a discussion I had with a fellow teacher on the Facebook page of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the differences between summative and formative assessment. Luckily this discussion coincided with me reading Frey and Fisher's book " Literacy 2.0 : Reading and Writing in The 21st Century Classroom." and there was a section in which the authors talked about these differences in a subtle way by referring to formative assessment as assessment for learning and summative assessment as assessment of learning. However, knowing that several of you might probably need a refresher about these concepts I went ahead and created the visual below for you to keep as a reminder. Besides the book I mentioned earlier, I also drew on Eberly Center page for more examples. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues.

A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Graphic by TeachThought Staff If you’re a TeachThought reader, you know that thought is at the core of our content–curiosity, critical thinking, self-direction, and play among other slivers of learning. This is especially true as it relates to teaching, learning, and technology. And somewhere in that center of overlap is this graphic. If there is one thing teachers can’t get enough of, it’s Bloom’s taxonomy posters. In terms of graphic commentary, it’s a straightforward take on Bloom’s updated taxonomy (Create on top).

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom 25 Teaching Tools For The Digital Classroom: Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage What You Do by Mike Acedo Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms. Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. The use of smart phones, tablets, and other tech items in the classroom do not necessarily have to have a negative impact on student achievement. Below are some resources that teachers may find useful when attempting to implement technology into their classrooms, separated by 5 common areas that are increasingly important for teachers, and for an effective learning environment—Organization, Project Based Learning, Class Management, Presentations, and Assessment. Organization Engrade TheTogetherTeacher On this site, teachers can find multiple resources that will help them stay organized in their classrooms.

m-learning on iPad Across the US, universities and schools see the iPad as the device which will take classroom education truly into the digital era. Educators in particular, feel that tablets will change education because they dovetail with the goals and purposes of education in the digital age. Let’s look at the features that make the iPad such a great learning device. Touch Screen Usability The touch screen of the iPad has extended Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in a way that mimics human gestures. Kids who haven’t learned to read or operate a remote, are picking up the iPad’s interface with remarkable speed. Single Screen User Interface The iPad does not provide users the ability to read information from multiple sources simultaneously on a single screen through windows. An abundance of features can be a disturbance to the cognitive process and educators often prefer mobile devices without distracting features like messaging and phone calls. A Better eReader Convergence & Productivity

Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella Congratulations Fabiana! Click this image and “like” the facebook image to vote for Fabiana! Everybody is talking about 21st Century skills and preparing students for a whole different world. The truth is that our students have become digital and there are a whole lot of educators around the world who are still “analog”. That is why I would like to share my work with my two secondary school groups with as many teachers as possible. Internet and Technology in the Classroom have made a huge change in my daily teaching experience. My story starts right after my first online presentation for The Future of Education Reform Symposium 2013, (RSCON4) where I was kindly invited to participate by Shelly Sanchez Terrell. My first step was to open an account in Edmodo, the educational platform for teachers, in order to protect my students’ online identity. Last year, the fact that 100% of my students had a Smartphone (except for me as I just bought one) was a double advantage.