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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning

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Personal and Professional vs. Public and Private cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker During my time over in Australia, there was a lot of talk about the notion of having both a “personal” and “professional” identity on social media. The “personal” account would be one that is used with friends and family, where as the “professional” account would be one that is used with the work that you do in school. Although I understand the notion behind what is being said here, I don’t know if this is what I would really be focusing on when working with students or educators. We should really be focusing on the notion of “public and private” and how that works in our world. This is not to say that you can’t have separate accounts.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Individual is Better Than Exclusive: Why Luxury Brands Should Embrace Social Media The terms “Luxury” and “Exclusivity” are often used, if not interchangeably, then at least with a high degree of overlap. Social networks, on the other hand, are all about openness and sharing. Shouldn’t luxury brands shun social marketing? The experience of luxury brands like Tiffany & Co and Burberry suggest otherwise: social and mobile marketing have paid enormous dividends for both of those brands, so why the apparent contradiction? In a white paper – The Luxury Marketing Myth: Exclusivity is critical to maintaining luxury’s allure – Pam Danziger explains that the tight coupling between luxury and exclusivity is “an old-European myth.”

10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool.

How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Mind map A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole.[1] It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added.

Presentation Materials - Leading Change in Changing Times: EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA Here you can find almost all of the presentation materials from the Keynotes, Featured Presenters, and Concurrent Sessions from the November 7-8. 2012 Summit at Harvard University. They are listed alphabetically by schedule. Wednesday, November 7th – 9:45am Session iLessons (on the iPad) for Higher Order Thinking Skills – Sue GormanPDF File (10 MB) Flipped iPad ClassroomGoogle Presentation With 3D camera and depth sensors, any object can be touch-enabled Gain instant and exclusive access to over 5,000 of the most creative ideas, innovations and startups on our database and use our smart filters to take you direct to those that are most relevant to your industry and your needs. Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters.

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Teachers find new ways to engage students with games, tech PARKERSBURG - Area educators are using electronic games both as a teaching tool and as a source of motivation for students. Judy Johnson, director of curriculum and instruction for Wood County Schools, said educators are using more and more technology in classrooms, including video games, to better engage students academically. "One of our focus points in raising student engagement," she said. "Children today are used to technology at home. That is what draws them in.

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