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What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology Look around at any restaurant or mall and it’s easy to see: adults are always connected to their mobile devices. But as this technology becomes even more ingrained in our lives, what can we expect for our children? Studies show that – used wisely – technology can be an important part of their everyday lives as well. Check out the infographic below to see how mobile technology is integrated into the lives of even the youngest kids. Over 1/2 of children under 12 who use iPads use them for educational purposes. 10% of children under 1 use mobile technology, 39% of kids age 2-4, and by age 5-8, 54% of kids are using mobile technology. 100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started!

10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class. Read my previous post for the full story. I learned by trial and error. I have also found some very helpful resources that I would like to share with you. 1. : The leading screen casting software title on the market. Easily zoom, pan, and create call-outs on your screen captures. 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have Smart Classroom | Feature 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips No doubt about it, Google Search has revolutionized the way we do research. Gone are the days when we need to reside in the library for days-on-end just to finish work we’ve set ourselves to do. What is great about Googleling for research is that you can do it in your favorite cafe while sipping cups of your choice brew. Join me as we peruse this resource I found while I Googled like a boss at Tribeca Coffee, Ilocos Norte.

Best Technology For FC Flipped classrooms may just be the future of education. Quite simply, they’re a setup where the teacher acts more like an adviser than a lecturer. It lets the students have a more hands-on approach to education. Technology Services / Technology Department It is the mission of the QCSD Technology Department to provide all district stakeholders with proactive technology support and service for administrative and instructional purposes aimed at the overall goal of student achievement. This shall be accomplished through targeted staff development as well as prompt, courteous and effective interactions with each stakeholder. Click HERE to see the latest overview of QCSD Technology initiatives. QCSD was one of three schools in the nation to be highlighed on Digital Learning Day 2013.

A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been publishing some great checklists over the last couple of years. We have decided to go through all of them and come up with the list below. Some of the checklists are new and have been included here for the first time. Some advantages of Checklists ? As we said before, checklists have several pluses and here are some of them :

Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students June 2, 2014 If you are running out of ideas of how to leverage iPad in your classroom teaching then the 5 tasks I have for you today are enough to establish your workflow and get your students engaged in interactive learning tasks. These tasks are designed by isupport and are geared towards providing teachers with a general outline of how they can integrate iPad in the classroom. I have spent some time going trough each of these tasks and have found them really worth sharing with you. Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform. I've rounded up this list of videos so you can learn more about the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms. Video Playlist: Flipping the Classroom Keep watching the player below to see the entire playlist, or view this playlist on YouTube.

The secret of developing a technology-based classroom Create an engaging environment that is student-centered and group focused. Of course, this takes a lot of preparation and classroom management skills, but it can be done. To start this process, consider developing behavioral contracts to establish expectations within the technology-based classroom. One effective practice is to have students place their devices in “polite position” when it is time for instruction or group collaboration. Inquiry Teapots.. Indo Style So earlier this year @dwyerteacher from Japan asked me if I’d like to receive an Inquiry Teapot. I knew a bit about this Inquiry Teapot initiative from @Namastececi and Craig’s blogpost on Inquiry Teapots . My grade one class and I accepted and were pretty excited.

Authentic Audiences “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The idea of “When I Grow Up” pervades our educational culture. Even in elementary school parent conferences, a child’s declaration to pursue a future profession is often one of the first things parents choose to share with teachers. Suzy wants to be a teacher, Joey wants to be an architect, and one out of a million children dream of making advances in string theory.

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