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27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher

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. 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. Related:  21st Century TeachersGeneral Ed Tech

The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher Some call them ‘connected educators’ while other use the phrase ‘digital teacher’ and many prefer the term ’21st century teacher.’ Whatever terms you use to describe modern teachers, it’s important to know what the terms actually mean. There’s a fabulous wiki devoted to just this topic here which houses some incredible bits of information. It’s by Andrew Churches who has curated quite a treasure trove of useful information for any teacher looking to outline what he or she actually does as a modern educator. See Also: The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have So what are the 8 characteristics of a 21st century teacher? So does this mean a 21st century teacher must embody every single one of these characteristics in order to be considered for the lofty and esteemed title? Man, that’d be exhausting. What you do need to do, though, is be able to pull from experience and be a leader, a collaborator, a communicator at a moment’s notice. What other characteristics would you name?

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. 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 In much the same way as my efforts would be painful behind the world’s greatest piano, the use of technology as a tool without the art behind it is painful. So it is the buzzword of the last 10 years “Pedagogy” that makes the difference. Effective Use Of Education Technology

23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad Using an iPad is simple due to its intuitive interface, elegant touch interface, and user-friendly operating system. Below we’ve listed 23 different tasks a teacher should be able to perform with their iPad. We’ve tried to focus on the basics, along with some typical tasks a teacher may be required to complete. We’ve also (roughly) arranged them from less complicated to more complicated, so consider yourself an Unofficial iPad “Basic Hacker” if you can get to the bottom. And let us know which important ones we’ve missed below on twitter or facebook. 1. Power button; long press and plug it in. 2. Apple has you covered: “To redeem an iTunes Gift Card or Gift Certificate, click the Redeem link in iTunes, enter the code on the card or certificate into the Redeem Code box on the page, and click the Redeem button. 3. For reference, check Apple’s help page, or Appducate’s page for some troubleshooting tips. 4. And this probably means social media messages, too. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers As is usual here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, every two weeks, I share with you here a list of the most recently released web tools that might probably have some educational potential for your teaching and learning contexts. It's been 7 months ago since I added this section featuring lists of educational web tools to my blog. You can check it to view the lists I shared there so far.These lists are particularly created to help those of you who are busy and have no time left to go online and hunt for the new releases in the world of educational technology. What you see in these lists are web tools other edubloggers have reviewed in their websites and blogs. Check out what I have curated for you during the last couple of weeks and let me know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Widbook An easy online platform to write books, share stories and add photos and video. Search by topic or exam. Silk is a place to publish your collections. 4- Tagboard 5- Shareor 6- Memofon 7- Wonderville

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.

Say Hello to the Mobile E-Learning Revolution Not long ago, the iPad was nothing more than speculation. It was spec drawings on techie blogs and whispers at conventions that drew our interest and peaked our curiosity. Some claimed that this would be the device that finally ended Apple’s reign of supremacy. Others thought that this device would open up a whole new market segment that revolutionized the way we viewed personal computing as a whole. One year later, the iPad – and tablet devices in general (and even smartphones) have in fact changed the way we look at, and think about computing. It has made us realize that computers can be created to fully reflect their users, and that devices can be customized to meet their needs. Should E-Learning be any different? Here’s my thought on the matter. In the past, mobile learning had nothing to do with the individual learner. I’m not asking you to reinvent the wheel. This could not be further from the truth! Mobile platforms should be natural extensions of our existing materials.

ENSURING SCHOOL IPAD SUCCESS The initial goal is to ready a school for the quick iPadding of all daily school tasks carried out by Teachers, Admin and students. The first emphasis must be to get staff and students to move their daily routines onto the iPad and not look back. This realignment will only be quick & successful if staff and particularly members of the leadership team understand iPad best practice. In the beginning, at least one senior leader must become fully fluent in how the iPad deals with the daily school tasks. 5 EVERYDAY iPAD ESSENTIALS THAT LEADERS MUST UNDERSTAND AND PROMOTE: A) DOCUMENTS: How to convert and ensure all documents (forms/worksheets) are shared in PDF format. B) COMMUNICATION: Email is dead! C) IMAGES: The leadership must decide on how staff iPads will upload, store and organise photos. D) VIDEO: This is quickly becoming the new ‘paper’. E) LEADERSHIP BLOG & ADVICE: This is a great idea to ensure genuine engagement from all staff and students. [Update] Other Considerations: 1. 2. 3.

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting. The graphic features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class. What is really interesting in this graphic is that all of these 7 habits are also the same features we find in people with " growth mindset ". If you still remember the comparison we have made between growth and fixed mindsets and we said that teachers with the growth mindset are more open to embrace change, take risks, persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as the path for mastery , and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. Without any further ado, I ll let you go through these 7 habits and don't forget to let us know what you think of them. Priginal source of the graphic is always prepped

15 Ways Digital Learning Can Lead To Deeper Learning How To Use Mood Boards For Visual Learning 4.70K Views 0 Likes Mood boards are used for photography, game design, interior design, marketing, fashion, music, advertising and even architecture; but who’s to say they shouldn’t be used in the classroom? Studie: Surfplattan ger smartare elever - Örebro Elever med surfplattor blir bättre på att skriva och läsa. Det visar en ny forskningsstudie gjord av Åke Grönlund, professor på handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet. Studien, som gjorts på 87 sjuåringar i Sollentuna, har testat när eleverna skrivit både med penna och dator eller surfplatta. Och skillnaderna är stora, menar Åke Grönlund. - När det gäller skrivning är det väldigt stora skillnader. Man kan se att de skriver otroligt mycket mer. Men det är en liten studie, så man får väl vara lite försiktig. säger han. Som mest skrev en elev 2 300 ord med hjälp av en surfplatta, vilket kan liknas vid fem A4-sidor text utan bilder. Han menar att surfplattan är ett stort hjälpmedel för alla elever i skolorna. - Även om man inte är dyslektiker, så kan man ha svårt med motoriken och det blir fula bokstäver som fröken inte kan läsa. I Sollentuna har man också använt en teknik där eleverna fått möjlighet att publicera berättelser på en webbsida som alla fått tillgång till.

Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the game. Put simply, you can now use the iOS6 function ‘open in app’, to open a document in Edmodo. This allows you to upload a document to your Edmodo library on an iPad. Lets look at an example to illustrate how easy this has made the sharing of assignments for a student and an educator. Once the student has completed their document they should tap on the share and print option in Pages and then tap on ‘open in app’. They should then select open in Edmodo and choose a file type to share – I can recommend the ‘Word’ option as this works well with the Edmodo annotation tool. This will upload the document to the student’s library (Backpack). The rest of the process is then the same as the educator can annotate and grade the assignment on any web based device including the iPad. Like this: Like Loading...

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