This work compiled by:Kathy Beck, Instructional Technology Coordinator andKaren VanVliet, Media Specialist A little bit about Karen and Kathy - two girls who REALLY love exploring and sharing Technology for Educators and Students to integrate into the learning environment! Kathy has a BS in Elementary Ed and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and MA in Educational Media and Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University. She taught elementary students, taught in a computer lab, and has been working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator currently serving 7 schools, training Educators and working with teachers and students collaboratively on projects integrating technology. Karen has a Bachelors of Education in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii, a MS in Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Education in Educational Media from the University of South Alabama.
Bloom’s Taxonomy & The iPadThe iPad – A Device To… Create Despite Steve Jobs having declared the iPad as a device for consuming media, students at Zeeland Public Schools (ZPS) continue to create engaging papers, presentations and multi-media products to demonstrate their deep understanding of the curriculum. Pic Collage, Story Creator, Corkulous, Scribble Press, Videolicious, Educreations, Evernote, Haiku Deck, and iMotion HD are just a small sampling of the amazing apps students at every grade level are using to synthesize their understanding. Consume Not only are students creating on the iPad, but teachers are generating their own products for their classes to consume. Collaborate & Communicate Collaboration and communication go hand-in-hand, and the 1:1 technology initiative at ZPS fosters these skills. Critical Thinking Metacognition and critical thinking reach new heights as our teachers challenge learners to evaluate their own work, that of their peers, and even that of people in other countries.
Excellent Chart Featuring Useful Web Tools for The Under 13sSeveral of the web tools available online have restriction for the under 13 years old. This is really frustrating because students in primary schools are therefore restricted from using digital media in their learning. There are, however, a select few of web platforms that support this age category and provides access to the under 13 but still some of these tools require parental permission. Mark from Mr G Online has done a wonderful work by compiling a variety of web tools that are kids friendly. He divided them int 3 categories those that are available for free for the under 13s, those available for this same age category but are paid and another section for web tools restricted to 13 and over. I invite you to read the original article of Mark from which this chart is taken.
PHSlib 2.0 / FrontPageSideBar Hello! Welcome to PHS Library 2.0 Tools2Create4school This tutorial is designed so that you can learn how to use the tools of web 2.0 effectively and creatively. You will explore 10 different topics and complete the activities within each. Why do this? How to complete this tutorial: Complete each step. • If you get stuck doing any of the activities while at home –skip it and continue on to the topic • DON’T STOP when you get stuck on a tool. It’s not always easy to learn these new tools. •Take your time to view the site tutorials •ask questions of your blogging classmates and try to work things out on your own •Most of the time you can figure it out by yourself or with a friend. •Email Ms Williams if you do need help or drop by the library for some 'hands on' help. Need extra credit? Topic 1: Blogging A blog is an online journal. Your job is to create a blog in which you will share your insights and experiences and to demonstrate some of the things you'll be learning in this tutorial. 4. 5.
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The 10 Web 2.0 Tools/Apps I Use Most As A Teacher, Learner & LeaderAwhile back Larry Ferlazzo wrote about the Web 2.0/Social Media tools that he uses every day. I read Larry’s blog all the time, but what struck me about this post was not the tools that he listed as being useful to him, (even though I use many of them myself), but rather the actual process of identifying the technology he uses each and every day. Not that this is hard work, mind you, it’s just that technology is such a ubiquitous part of my life; the tools/toys I use most often don’t feel like “tools” at all – rather they are almost an extension of who I am: a part of my daily routine so “normal” that I don’t think twice about the important role they play. Of course I start my day with a cup of coffee, my google reader and a personalized web curation app. Doesn’t everyone? And that’s what’s so brilliant about Larry’s post. #1 & #2 Google Reader + Feeddler Pro: In Larry’s post, he says that “RSS is truly a magical service” and he is so right! #5 Twitter: #9 Instagram: Bonus!
6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can not only improve learning outcomes, but just might be the secret to providing personalized learning for every learner. This content begs the question: why does one need alternatives to the established and entrenched Bloom’s? Because Bloom’s isn’t meant to be the alpha and the omega of framing instruction, learning, and assessment. So with apologies to Bloom (whose work we covered recently), we have gathered five alternatives to his legendary, world-beating taxonomy, from the TeachThought Simple Taxonomy, to work from Marzano to Fink, to the crew at Understanding by Design. Six Facets of Understanding with examples
60 in 60 – 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes with Brandon LutzFlying solo, DEN STAR Brandon Lutz #60in6012 Last year’s P.A.E.C.T. Advocate of the Year, this year’s P.A.E.C.T. Southeast Regional Director, and always a DEN (super) STAR, Brandon Lutz is a legend at PETE&C any year. His name is synonymous with 60 in 60, a presentation that packs an overflowing full house eager to cheer him as he achieves the superman impossible: 60 tools in 60 minutes. Hard to find a faster hour, unless it’s his App Attack: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes. The countdown begins... Brandon began his presentation by noting he has added 50 new since last year because he is always trying to keep his work fresh, timely, and relevant. Prezi: Keynote or PowerPoint is Prezi, a whole new concept in presentation media. Super Simple, Fast, and Fun! Another amazing presentation, the second of two 60in60 presentations in one day! PETEC201260in60CheatSheet