Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board. Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today." I leaned over to my husband, Brad Flickinger, an "unconference expert," and whispered that I'd love to learn more about educating teachers about technology.
20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have By Laura Turner In 2005 I wrote a similar article and have had requests to write an update. Technology has changed a great deal in the last 5-6 years. Although, realistically, you would not use all of these technologies, you should be knowledgeable in what each of the following technology is and how it could be/might be used in a classroom. GoogleDocs and Collaboration in the Classroom Last month, I taught a course on professional writing. (I know, right? I’m having a very decadent summer, thank you very much.)
10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some awesome free educational web 2.0 tools that we have unearthed in different blogging platforms and websites. We are adding this list to the section we have previously created and labelled Educational Web Tools where we feature some of the most important web services that are of direct relevance to education. We are hoping that teachers, particularly those busy ones who do not have time to go online and dig for web resources, would use this section as a repository of the technology tools they might need in their work. Check out the list below and as usual , don't hesitate to share with us your suggestions and recommendations. 1- Quizslides This is a great web tool that is completely free and that allows users to easily create quizzes in the form of slideshows.
Everything’s a Game: Gamifying My Classroom Over the course of this school year, I’ve learned about a lot of different teaching methods and ideas about which I wasn’t previously aware. I’ve been trying some of them in my own classes (21st century skills, crowdsourced grading, increased prominence of blogging, etc.) but there has been one that has intrigued me quite a bit that I have yet to implement and that’s game based learning. Gartner, Inc. has predicted that “by 2015, more than 50 percent of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes.” Since the same principles seem to make sense in an educational setting, I’ve been toying with ideas in my mind about how to make it work within the context of my classes.
8 Great Free Technology Posters to Hang in your Classroom So you want to start your next school year with a great new look for your classroom ?.A look that will be technology enhanced ? Well, we have suggestions for you: Technology posters . Posters are a great way to catch students attention and stimulate their learning drive . Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Updated by David Brear, May 12, 2014 KnowSchools Presentation 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010 Online Resource Site for Students - compiled by Dave and broken down by subject.
12 Tools for Quickly Gathering Informal Feedback from Students This morning I'm again facilitating a workshop with Greg Kulowiec. At the start of the session we introduced three tools for quickly gathering informal feedback from students. The three that we introduced were Socrative, Poll Everywhere, and TodaysMeet. But there are many other tools for quickly gathering informal feedback from students. Here are twelve tools that you can use to quickly gather informal feedback from students. Week in Review - Everyone Back to School! Judging by the massive spike in traffic to the blog this week, I think it's safe to say that almost everyone is back into their school year routines. Whether it's your first year or thirty-first year in education, I hope your year is off to a great start. Speaking of back to school, this weekend I'm spending some time having a mini-reunion of sorts with friends from my days at the University of Maine at Farmington. I hope that all of you have equally fun plans for the weekend.
10 Ways To Integrate Technology Using A Single Computer “Can I integrate technology with only one technology device?” is a question many educators ask. You will be amazed at how much technology you can integrate with one device available in your classroom. When I started on my integration of technology, I only had my classroom’s desktop and my cell phone.
Help Your Child Succeed in Our Digital World digg Emaildigg Email With all the talk of “Bring Your Own Device” and the burgeoning educational apps available, digital literacy continues to be a vital element of both the formal and informal curriculum. Teachers and parents can model safe and efficient digital literacy skills for children. What is Digital Literacy?
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers Introducing new technology tools to your students or to your colleagues can become a frustrating exercise if you end up repeating the same step-by-step directions over and over again. Not only is it frustrating for you to repeat those directions, it can also be frustrating for the students who want to go ahead but can't because you're waiting until everyone is on the same page. One way to avoid that is to create annotated screen captures of the tools you're introducing. Another way to avoid repeating directions over and over again is to creating screencast videos in which you explain each step of the process.
8 Great New Educational Web Tools for Teachers 1- Class Tools This is a great website that allows users to create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds. You can also host them on your own blog, website.No sign up is required. 2- Classroom Jeopardy Using this tool, you will be able to create a custom jeppardy review game for use in classrooms, training sessions, or anywhere else a fun, team based review game is appropriate. 3- Inskilled