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Chart Using Technology Vs Technology Integration

Chart Using Technology Vs Technology Integration
Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ? At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content. The chart below from Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology. Have a look and, as always, share with us your feedback in the comment form below. Check out the full chart from this page. Related:  Teaching with Technology

Free iPad Apps to Teach Current Events My students use their iPads as creators every day, whether they are recording their thoughts, using virtual tools or publishing authentic assessments. Content can be both created and consumed using an iPad, and my students take on both roles. There are abundant resources for content consumption, and these apps can be used to teach current events. Many schools are increasing their use of informational and multimedia texts in order to align their instruction to the Common Core Learning Standards. It's important to acknowledge that current events are more than just articles in a newspaper. Watchup This app is in my top ten for personal use, and it has a clear place in your classroom. SnagFilms There are lots of ways to introduce current events into your classroom, and documentary films can be a powerful tool. One reason I love the NPR app is the multiple ways to access multimedia informational text. NBC Nightly News TED Talks

One Stop Resource for Google Docs If you’re a Google Docs user, curious about Google Docs, work with Google Docs with students, and especially if you’re looking for help understanding all of the features of Google Docs, then you’ve got to bookmark MaryFran’s Google Docs Tutorials. Created as a Google Site (of course), this is a huge collection of resources, tutorials, videos, … all devoted to helping the visitor understand the ins and outs of working with Google Docs. That’s really the best description I can think of to describe this site. Navigation and use is as simple and powerful as Google Docs itself. Just select a topic of interest from the left side navigation menu and read on. Screen captures are included along with complete descriptions of just what activity is being discussed. Google Docs users – make sure that you bookmark this resource. Powered by Qumana Like this: Like Loading... Related OTR Links 12/16/2011 Main Page - Math Lesson and Unit Plans page divided by grade level and strand. In "Links" OTR Links 04/09/2012

Appropriate Technology in Education | Technology for Learners Appropriate technology is transparent technhology in the classroom. Education and technology have always been strongly related. This is demonstrated by the many technologies, old and new, that are used in classrooms everyday by teachers and students alike. In her book, Teaching as a Design Science, Dana Laurillard makes the interesting observation that education does not drive technological invention. Appropriate technology in an educational setting should therefore be assessed for its potential to meet educational aims. The current definition of educational technology from the Association for Education Communications & Technology (AECT) is as follows: Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. Traditionally, the concept of appropriate technology has been discussed with respect to economic development. References: Januszewski and M. M. F.

A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] Cram a dozen educators into a conference room and ask them to name the most popular social media tools used by students, and it’s a safe bet everybody at the table could rattle off the top two: Facebook and Twitter. But those are far from the only online applications making inroads in schools. As administrators warm to engaging students through social media, the list of potential resources at their disposal grows longer by the day. Facebook and Twitter are the obvious choices. Of course, if naming the latest social media tools seems tough, learning how to use them all is harder still. As the editors at Edudemic were right to point out, the infographic, which was written with small businesses in mind, has a few glaring omissions — Pinterest, for one. Is there a social media application not listed here that you’d like to learn more about?

Edmodo in your Classroom Edmodo is a learning platform that is increasingly popular among teachers and educators. It is really amazing the popularity Edmodo gained within a very short time since its introduction. In my past articles here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I talked about the importance of Edmodo as a tool to flip your classroom, I also emphasized, in another post, on its use as a community building platform for your class where teachers and students get to share learning resources and interact with each others. Another good thing about Edmodo ,which I like so much, is its security. Edmodo is also one of the best means of teacher-student communication. Here is an awesome slide that features 21 ways to use Edmodo in your classroom.

Use Your iPad as a Document Camera by @InstTechTalk The iPad has found yet another great use in the classroom – as a document camera to record and/or project just about anything. Either by using a homemade rig or one purchased through this website , the iPad is a great device to achieve one of the following great things: Annotate over the projected image (use a great app called Board Cam ) Record your lessons to post for the class later Record a dissection or science experiment and annotate over the video (apps such as Coaches Eye) Project and annotate textbooks Create and discuss mind maps and graphic organizers (several apps do this) The nice thing about using the iPad as a document camera is that it has several options to project the screen. The first way is through the dock connecter into a VGA port (or HDMI). The second way is via AirPlay wireless streaming. For the easiest way to use your iPad as a document camera, consider using the stand that is created by Justand – it serves multiple purposes and is great for the classroom.

Scrapbooking fonts, alphabets, Journaling Delights and Clip Art - Lettering Delights SEI Videos Videos produced by the University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI) and the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI). Other Videos Non-SEI videos that we recommend: iBiology Scientific Teaching Video Series - active learning module (produced by A collection of short videos that provides current and future undergraduate biology instructors with the rationale and tools to design and implement active learning in their classrooms, featuring biology faculty at a variety of colleges and universities. Eric Mazur shows interactive teaching A short video showing Eric Mazur (Harvard University) implementing Peer Instruction using clickers. SEI Videos licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. Back to top

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter and tools such as Skype are connecting students to learning opportunities in new and exciting ways. Whether you teach an elementary class, a traditional college class, or at an online university, you will find inspirational ways to incorporate social media in your classroom with this list. Ideas for K-12 Classrooms Implement these great ideas in your K-12 classroom to have students learning in a dynamic new way. Make literature real. Ideas for College Classrooms Integrate these suggestions into college classrooms for engaging learning opportunities. Window to daily life at school. Ways Students Can Use Social Media From practicing a foreign language to finding scientific research, these tips will have students using social media to enhance their education. Find scientific research papers. Offer a class. TweetDeck.

vanhempien lupa oppilaan verkko-opiskeluun? Viikon pulma: Jos oppilaan tulisi tuottaa sisältöä verkkoon, tarvitaanko joka lauseeseen lupa vanhemmilta? Täytyykö oppilaiden verkkopuuhailuun saada vanhemmilta lupa? Kyllä. Kuva: Gunnar Wrobel, CC BY-SA Somerumpu kertoo, että Opettaja-lehden välissä pari viikkoa sitten jaettu Kopiraitin Tekijänoikeuden ABC on saanut opettajat paniikkiin. Oppilaan tekemä aineisto ”Myös oppilaille syntyy tekijänoikeus tekemäänsä teokseen, jos teos ylittää teoskynnyksen. Ja nyt sitten kysymys kuuluu, että onko tilanne todella noin paha. Kopiraitin tekemä opaslehtinen on faktuaalisesti tietenkin oikein. Alakoululainen oppilas voi hyvin olla teoksen tekijä, jos hänen tuotoksensa yltää luovuudessaan riittävän korkealle. Mutta mitä se tarkoittaa, että oppilaalla on yksinoikeudet? Todetaan nyt ensin, että oikeastaan mitään ei toisen teoksella saa tehdä, ennen kuin se on tekijän luvalla julkaistu tai julkistettu. Käytännössä yllä kuvattuihin tilanteisiin harvoin pyydetään lupia. Lisää luettavaa: