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The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively

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 ". 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

A Teenager’s View on Social Media Written by an actual teen I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble opinion. For transparency, I am a 19-year-old male attending The University of Texas at Austin. I am extremely interested in social media’s role in our society as well as how it is currently evolving. This article will not use any studies, data, sources, etc. I think the best way to approach this would be to break it down by social media network and the observations/viewpoints I've gathered over the years. Facebook In short, many have nailed this on the head. Facebook is often used by us mainly for its group functionality. Facebook is often the jumping-off point for many people to try to find you online, simply because everyone around us has it. Instagram Twitter Snapchat Tumblr

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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX , Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you’ve ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time. Google’s new Course Builder software comes on the heels of a massively popular online Google class ‘ Power Searching With Google ‘ hosted by Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig. Click here to get started with Google’s new Course Builder Why They Did It Norvig shared a bit more information about the impetus for creating the online course and the power searching course, saying it “was a strong success and also generated some technology that we thought would be useful to share with the world,” says Norvig. It’s interesting that Google is trying to do something completely new rather than help build edX or an already established tool. Google+ Hangouts Coming Soon Join Peter Norvig and special guests for two Hangouts on Air. The Details From Google

PhoebeMapTechnologiesToActivities – Phoebe guidance Overview ¶ These pages are intended to help you if you know something about a particular technology or tool and want ideas for what you can do with it. See What technology can I use for...? if you want to know what different tools can support a particular activity. Below, you’ll find an alphabetic list of different types of technologies and tools, with links to pages on which you can learn more about each type. Where a particular type of technology can have more than one name (e.g. Note: As far as possible, we avoid naming specific products. Top | Contents page Argumentation visualisation toolsAudience response systemsAudio blogs BlogsBookmarkingBulletin Boards ChatCitation toolsClickersCollaborative word processorsCollaborative writing toolsConcept-mapping toolsConferencingCourse management systems Databases (of online resources)Digital audioDigital camerasDigital videoDigital mediaDiscussion forums E-booksElectronic voting systemsEmailE-portfolios Games Hand-held computers Journals Newsfeeds

Oppimisen tulevaisuus: MOOC, Flipped Classroom ja muita ilmiöitä Opetusala on myllerryksen keskellä. Suurin yksittäinen tekijä muutoksen taustalla on internet ja erityisesti sen vuorovaikutteinen web 2.0 –vaihe. Teknologia on kuitenkin vain kolikon toinen puoli ja samaan aikaan on kyseenalaistettu totuttuja toimintamalleja ja laajemmin koko opetuskulttuuria. Miten muodostaa kokonaisvisio tästä sekametelisopasta? Koulutusteknologian alan keskustelu käy vilkkaana ja se vilisee termejä kuten MOOC, Flipped Classroom, PLE, PLN, konnektivismi, sosiaalinen oppiminen, mobiili oppiminen, BYOD, pilvityö, uuden vuosituhannen taidot jne. Aloitan tässä artikkelisarjan, jossa hahmottelen oman visioni ja yritän saada palapelin palaset loksahtamaan paikoilleen. MOOC: Massiivisten avointen verkkokurssien tsunami 2012 Bill Gates ennusti jo 2010, että ”viiden vuoden päästä maailman parhaat luennot löytää ilmaiseksi netistä. Huippuyliopistot avaavat kilvan oviaan verkko-oppijoille Web 1.0 vai Web 2.0 -oppimista? Yksisuuntainen sisällön jakelu ei ole tätä päivää

Building Mobile Applications / OpenCourseWare This is OpenCourseWare. Computer Science E-76 is a course at Harvard Extension School. Even if you are not a student at Harvard, you are welcome to "take" this course via by following along via the Internet. (The course's own website is at If you're a teacher, you are welcome to adopt or adapt these materials for your own course, per the license. Special thanks to Chris Thayer and Harvard Extension School for the course's videos. djm Copyright © 2012 – 2017, Dan Armendariz and David J. This course's content is licensed by Dan Armendariz and David J. you are free: to Share — to copy, distribute, and transmit this content to Remix — to adapt this content under the following conditions: Attribution — You must attribute this content to Dan Armendariz and David J.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 4 Android Apps for Creating Screencasts and Tutorials October 4, 2014 After writing about the three different ways to record a screencast on Chromebooks, I received a few emails asking about similar apps to use on Android. So I went ahead and compiled for you this short list of what I personally believe are some of the best apps you can use on Android to record your screen and create beautiful screencasts. Have a look and share with us if you think we forget to include a title to this collection. 1- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 2- UTGreat UTGreat is similar to Educreations on iPad. 3- Animoby AniMoby allows users to create presentations on their tablet using an advanced interactive whiteboard, sound recording capabilities, and a variety of design tools (paint, photo and text insertion, draw, highlight, etc.). 4- Lensoo Create

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Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about There is more computing power in the average smartphone than the spacecraft that sent the first man to the moon, Gareth Ritter, head of creative arts at Willows high school, is fond of pointing out. “That’s an incredible educational resource, and every student has one, but schools often try to ban them. It’s absolutely crazy,” says Ritter, who won the 2013 Pearson award for outstanding use of technology in the classroom. Technology is now playing a greater role in young peoples’ lives than ever before and the opportunities this provides for new teachers to enliven their lessons and engage with students are incredible. Yet it also poses a challenge that trainee teachers need to be ready for. Here’s our overview of the key trends in educational tech that trainee teachers should be aware of. Online learning “The Coursera ones are great because they’re free, make for fantastic extension work for more gifted students, and stand out on personal statements and CVs,” she adds. Social Media

App Building, the Do-It-Yourself Way Google for Education: A Classroom mobile app and new teacher goodies Posted by Jorge Lugo, Software Engineer, Classroom (Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog) While it’s a new year on the calendar, many teachers and students are just midway through the school year. They’ve clearly been hard at work, turning in more than 30 million assignments with Classroom since it launched six months ago. Today we’re launching a native Classroom mobile app for both Android and iOS (also available in Google Play for Education) to help teachers and students connect from wherever they are, and save even more paper and time. With the mobile app, students and teachers can: Snap a photo: Right from the assignment page in the mobile app, students can snap a photo and attach it to their assignment — whether it’s the experiment they just did for a science class, or a drawing they made of their family tree. Teacher Assignments Page We’ve heard from many teachers that they want one place to keep track of all the work they assign across all of their classes.