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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers
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Arizona Technology In Education Association - AzTEA | AzTEA - Leading the Way The Nerdy Teacher Classroom 2.0 Teaching My Calling Educational Technology — The Official Website of the Arizona State Department of Education Hot Topics The Educational Technology group offers a wide variety of support on the effective use of technology in the classroom to increase student academic gains. The Educational Technology group provides technology integration support tools, approves technology plans, supports the E-Rate process, provides online professional development and digital resources, and guides the work of the Statewide Instructional Technology Project (SIT). Mission To provide the state of Arizona with support and examples of education technology that will enhance student achievement, increase teacher effectiveness and create cost savings and efficiencies. Vision Create a 21st Century education experience using cutting-edge digital devices, digital content and proven pedagogical practices.

iLearn Technology What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Students can respond with short video responses using any browser, Chromebook, iPad, tablet, or mobile device. You are the Flipgrid Topic Designer (your students could be as well!). How to integrate Flipgrid into your classroom: Flipgrid is a great way to get your students reflecting on learning, collaborating, and providing peer feedback. In the science classroom, students can: share each step of an experiment through the scientific method with each step being a new video, document dissection, reflect on failures, show the process of building or designing, make predictions, document process, demonstrate, post wonderings, or class challenges. Flipgrid makes for an excellent addition to the portfolio. How do you use Flipgrid in your classroom?

Course: Twitter - Making the most of Tweets The JISC Regional Support Centre for the Southeast is one of 13 RSCs covering the UK. It's our job to support the development of e-learning and Information Learning Technology in FE, Sixth Form and Specialist Colleges, Adult and Community Learning, Work Based Learning and aspects of Higher Education. We cover teaching and learning, management, staff development, technical IT and business support. This course is freely available for use by the clients of any RSC but copyright and usage restrictions apply (see below). Unless otherwise stated, all content provided in this course from RSC SouthEast is copyright of RSC SouthEast . All rights are expressly reserved. A non-exclusive perpetual licence is granted to access, download, print, copy and use, without adaptation, the content available on this website, or parts of it by FE, 6th form, University and Specialist Colleges; Adult & Community Learning and Work Based Learning, for non-commercial activities.

Free Technology for Teachers Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Should We Really Abolish Term Papers? Elucidating Issues in the NY Times “Blog V. Term Papers” I admit it. I was dreading the appearance of Matt Richtel’s “Blog versus Term Papers” article in the New York Times. He’s written pretty critically before about technology in classrooms and, although he was careful and professional in our interviews, I was paranoid that I was about to be ambushed. When I saw the title of the article, my heart sunk: I’ve never thought of it as a contest or a competition or a sports event. For me, what to assign in my classes is a matter of deep pedagogical conviction. [You can read Richtel's NYT article here: "Blogs vs. In some ways, Richtel’s article is less aggressive than my own piece (Sept-Oct 2011) in Academe which is highly critical of the establishment English Department that too-often forgets its own importance as society’s “keeper” of two of the three R’s of traditional literacy, namely “reading” and “‘writing.’” But is blogging the answer? (b) I respond more too. I loved their demands on me. What did they do in a quarter of first-year comp?

Educational Technology Guy 21st Century Information Fluency Home > Web 2.0 > Featured Article Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency: Evaluating Blogs By Joyce Valenza Evaluation Skills in the Web 2.0 Information Landscape. This fluency involves determining accuracy, relevance, comprehensiveness; distinguishing among facts, points of view and opinions; and selecting the most useful resources for a particular information need. The traditional publication process made evaluation a much simpler skill back in the days before digitization, and in the days before information assumed new democratic formats. New, as well as traditional questions emerge as learners evaluate the information they find. Just as mega-store sites like Amazon address the long tail or the niche market, the Web, and blogging especially, promote the flourishing of the niche opinion, a great democratic concept, but a challenge for learners struggling to evaluate context and bias. How should students evaluate and select blogs as information sources? Blogs require new types of examination

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