60apps - home RebelMouse: Let Your Content Roar - Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list. Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment.
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles 10 rules for a successful edtech program that have little to do with tech, part 1 Apr 1 Written by: 4/1/2013 7:03 AM By JD Ferries-Rowe, CIO Advisor 1. The first six months that I spent at Brebeuf Jesuit was an interesting time for me. They became frustrated because I spent most of my days walking around the school, watching classes, having conversations with teachers. Practically applied: We created a space for teachers to meet, gather, and plan called the Teacher Resource Room. 2. The key to the #edtech role is not based on an expansive knowledge of educational gadgetry or lists of links to include on the ubiquitous "Website Wednesday" newsletter. Practically Applied: Processes can also help to alleviate tensions between the classroom and the technology-cave. 3. At the #edtech and brainstorming level, we start almost every conversation with a teacher by asking: "What are you hoping to have your students learn?" 4. When the test of technology is use-case and not the spec sheet that is provided by vendors, the way the data is interpreted becomes different. 5.
The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology Pinterest is quickly becoming one of the biggest sources inspiration and innovation when it comes to cooking, design, and education. That’s right, education is a prominent fixture on Pinterest now and that, of course, means that education technology plays a starring role. In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey. The following boards are curated by teachers, admins, and other education enthusiasts. You’ll likely find some new blogs, tools, and ideas among them. After all, that’s what Pinterest is all about! Don’t forget to check out the Edudemic Pinterest board where you can keep track of all the stuff we’re up to. Patricia Brown : Patricia showcases a myriad of videos, articles, tutorials, and lots of other resources all about education technology. We want to see what YOU are pinning!
The Nerdy Teacher - 14 Edtech Integration Tips & 20+ Resources for the School Year 0 Comments September 16, 2012 By: Sep 16 Written by: 9/16/2012 1:52 PM ShareThis “Technology is just a tool. I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. Maybe you’re new to integrating technology or just need a few pointers. More Tips & 20+ Resources Beyond the first tip of connecting online and learning from other educators, I offer the following tips from my PLN, which are in no particular order: Tip: Assess if you need to use the technology. Tip: Have a back-up plan in case the Internet doesn’t work. Tip: Get ideas from other teachers. Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Tip: Make sure the technology supports higher order thinking skills and learning objectives. Kelly’s Peacock Digital Blooms Tip: Determine which is the best technology that will support that lesson. Tip: Familiarize yourself with the skills and pedagogy behind teaching with technology. Robin Good’s fantastic post, Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive Tip: Avoid the pitfalls!
30 Amazing Remote Desktop Sharing and Screen Sharing Applications On 05.23.10, In Tools, WebTools, by admin As everyone know Remote Desktop Sharing and Screen Sharing Applications makes life much easier to solve most of the issues in our day-to-day life. This is the best way of resolving most of development/designing issues rather than sticking up on phone and resolving. For marketing purpose this helps everyone a lot, if you want to showcase your products to clients its just a click away – select the options provided and share your respective screen to your valuable clients, it is a smart way to share data with others remotely quickly and easily. There are several ways were you can benefit from these types of tools/applications for example like: Remote Access - accessing your system remotely from work, school, library etc., Desktop Sharing – you can collaborate with your friends/clients/users easily by sharing your screen and you can resolve most of the designing/developing issues very easily by sharing your desktop. Skype Screen sharing – Free Soonr
Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. Look for educational technology blogs ( such as the one you are reading now ) and subscribe to their feeds to stay updated about the latest web tools to use in your instruction. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers
iLearn Technology Opening the floodgates? Making the move from Acceptable Use to Responsible Use We’ve written previously on our decision to implement a Responsible Use Procedure rather than an Acceptable Use Procedure. And while we’ve shared some of the philosophical reasons why we believe in the idea of a Responsible Use Procedure, we’ve not spent much time on strategies to make that move successfully. Grappling with and being ready to break from a long list of things that users shouldn’t do and moving to a shorter (and more memorable) list of responsibilities is both a philosophical and operational shift that takes consensus building. These strategies have been essential to our successful transition. Engaging the StakeholdersIs everyone swimming in the same direction? Educating EveryoneDon’t drown as people start considering their worst fears. Focus on Digital-Age SkillsThe vision for instructional technology within our district is embedded within the FCS Learner Profile. Review DataWhat are the statistics on current issues with “appropriate use” in your district or school?