Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera Portable USB Document Camera The Point 2 View (P2V) USB Document Camera provides real-time video capture for documents, pictures, and three-dimensional objects — all at hundreds or even thousands less than conventional document cameras and overhead projectors. With its ultra-portable size and featherlight weight, the Point 2 View is a perfect mobile solution for teaching, presentations, distance learning, and video communication of all types. The Point 2 View's versatility starts with its multi-jointed stand and weighted base. The camera features an excellent macro mode to capture tiny details and the smallest text from as close as 2 inches (5 cm) away. Along with your PC, Mac or Chromebook and a digital projector, the Point 2 View can be used to project sharp, clear video for teaching or presentations. The Point 2 View packs a whole lot of image-making power into a tiny package. Easy-to-use image tools at your fingertips with IPEVO Presenter software
Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future We are seeing a big push into interactive publishing. From iPads to Chromebooks to mobile devices … the future of books is a hot topic right now. There are places like Boundless offering free customized open source textbooks and even textbook publishers building entire iTunes U for classes. The book of the future is being written right now, it seems. In the above video, design consultancy IDEO shares their vision for the future of the book. Read more about the book over at IDEO’s official website. The team looked at how digital and analog books currently are being read, shared and collected, as well as at trends, business models and consumer behavior within related fields.
27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher The term ’21st century teacher’ has been met with a bit of backlash over the past year or so. I’ve seen it pop up all over the place (including Edudemic of course) as a term to describe a ‘modern’ or ‘connected’ or ‘digital’ teacher. Basically, we all seem to trying to find the best term for a teacher who uses technology to enhance learning. Since that is quickly becoming the vast majority of teachers in many countries, there almost seems to be no reason to have a different name for something like this. So I’ll just stick with ‘digital teacher’ and move on. See Also: A Day In The Life Of A Connected Educator The terminology is not important. All of these goals are important and, more importantly, they’re detailed in Edudemic posts every day. So if you’re looking for tips, activities, or simply want to quickly know what it takes to become a modern / connected / 21st century / digital teacher, then use this visual as a jumping-off point to get you on your way.
5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use Hyperboles run rampant when it comes to education technology. The old adage of ‘under promise and over deliver’ does not appear to be the cultural norm. Almost like a demigod, the education industry seeks the golden bullet that will solve the problem of providing an engaging personalized learning experience for every child and we assume it will have a USB port. Perhaps reflecting on historical advances in education will shed some light on the task. As one considers the implementation of slates, inkwells in desks, exercise books, chalk (black and green) and white boards as well as overhead projectors it is worth wondering if they received the same degree of expectation that modern tools do. I recall with great fondness a teacher I worked with in my first appointment, she took great pleasure in explaining her use of some sort of jelly pad device which paint or ink was applied to. Using Technology Without The Art Behind It Effective Use Of Education Technology
New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated. This new Padagogy Wheel (which honestly is less about iPads and more about technology integration now) should encourage you to focus on redefining your current standards, the current role tech plays in your classroom, and just about everything else. Want to print out the poster? The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The SAMR model: engage in deep learning and authentic contexts Issue 7 Do you leverage technology to plan and implement highly effective learning that was previously inconceivable in traditional classrooms? Effective learning in any environment requires good design, management and pedagogy. The SAMR model, developed by Dr Ruben Puentedura1, aims to support teachers to design, develop and integrate learning technologies to support high levels of learning achievement. The SAMR model describes four levels of technology integration that increase in complexity and effect, from simple substitution which barely changes the function, to a more complex redefinition where the technology use can provide opportunities to create what would not be possible without that technology. This practical example highlights the difference between each of the stages and what can be achieved when students are provided authentic opportunities within the redefinition stage.2 Example: usual practice is for the students to use pencil/pen and paper for a persuasive writing task. .
The eight qualities of successful school leaders | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional What are the qualities needed to be a successful school leader? This is the question I set out to answer in a new book for which I interviewed some of the UK's best headteachers. It started with a challenge: imagine you are cast adrift on a desert island with a school full of children in desperate need of a great headteacher. What eight qualities would you take with you to run your desert island school? The challenge, based on the long-running BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs, produced a treasure trove of contributions from school leaders. Far from being clones enslaved by government diktat or professional orthodoxy, the best headteachers run their schools through conviction and often sheer personality. 1. It's easy to dismiss the concept of "vision" as vague and woolly, but the best school leaders are visionaries with a clear sense of moral purpose. 2. Successful school leaders show great determination, with the willpower and patience to see things through. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing online, but don’t remember exactly where…). But what happens when you need to delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? Perhaps you made a few too many online faux-pas, or you’re finding too much of your personal information out there – a likely scenario for students who may not be well informed enough to not put their personal info into every site that asks! The handy infographic (via) below looks at some ways you can begin to erase yourself from the internet’s memory…at least a little bit. Do you have any other tips and tricks?
Bringing Joy to Math Class It’s difficult to be a teacher today. Between covering all the state standards, preparing students for state testing, conducting data analyses of student learning and our own progress as teachers, and providing evidence for evaluations, we have a lot on our plates—and I didn’t even mention preparing lessons, let alone teaching them. It’s even more difficult to be a teacher of mathematics, that being a subject that students rarely find interesting and engaging. 1. The traditional belief is that students need to be shown procedures and to be able to reiterate the steps in order to show their knowledge through a correct answer. We want kids—not the textbook or the teacher—to ask the questions. My favorite part about this is that in the traditional model of teaching, we would have told students the figure was a rectangular prism. 2. If you want to get your class or an after-school club excited about topics or ideas within mathematics, consider making your own music videos. 3. 4. 5.