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. Now at version 2.0, it features another band around the edge focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology. 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?
2013_0108_Applications .xlsx 10 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself an Ed Tech Star This Summer As I watch Twitter at this time of year I see a mix of sadness, relief, and excitement that the school year is ending for many teachers. The summer is a great time to tackle some of that personal learning that got pushed to the back burner during the school year. If one of your goals for the summer is to improve your knowledge and skills in educational technology, here are ten things that you can do to work toward that goal. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Allan's Blog Fourni par Traduction DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION: V4 published Mar 2015. This PDF Poster has links to 122 of the latest and most popular educational apps. Now these resources are available in 19 different languages. V4.0 was published in March 2015 but I knew I was onto something useful when I first put the Padagogy Wheel together in July 2012. So why the need for Version 2.0? We need to have transformation at the core of what we do: If it is all about the students, where do you start with curriculum and/or teaching design – surely it is with what do you want your graduates to look like? Technology integration into the fabric of learning and teaching: is where we should be heading with all we do as teachers. Finally, can you help with V3.0? Please join in the conversation with your ideas and comments using the comments area of this blog. The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
44 Education Apps For K-6 Open-Ended Learning On The iPad Education apps are helpful for teachers because they refract content through engaging, colorful, and gamified approaches to content interaction. They are also mobile, can offer data, and can be played at school or home, making them useful in a K-12 blended learning or flipped classroom setting. With this kind of flexible utility in mind, it’s no wonder they’re in such high demand–so here are 44 education apps for K-6 students doing the best kind of learning math teachers hate and English-Language Arts teachers love: open-ended learning. Open-ended learning challenges learners to revisit old questions, reflect on their own thinking, and struggle not for the sake of “being correct,” to honor the learning process itself.
33 Signs You Are an EdTech Nerd Wondering if you qualify as an edtech nerd? How many of the following statements describe you? 1. You know that MOOCs did not start with those AI guys at Stanford. 2. You have strong opinions about the WebCT user interface. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. What would you add to this list? Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps | Langwitches Blog LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange. How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level. I want to encourage/challenge you, to take a look at the iPad apps on YOUR iPad and to categorize these apps with the different thinking levels and THEN take the next step to SHARE your list with other educators. Remember: Exhibit memory of previously-learned materials by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers. describenamefindnamelisttell Suggested apps: Suggested Apps: Suggested Apps
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K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy (Updated 10/2013) It is Benjamin Bloom's belief that the entry point to learning is the acquisition of knowledge. He postulates that a solid foundation of terms, facts, theories, and skills is the educational base that will allow the mind to evaluate information effectively and inspire innovation. Our schools' emphasis on and devotion to standards-based instruction and high-stakes testing reflects a desire for students to become proficient at memorizing terms, and facts as well as and mastering various sets of skills. Yet, we live in an age of "too much information" where facts are readily available on the mobile devices carried in our pockets. Educators sensitive to these changing needs are embracing the cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy as revised by Lorin Anderson and David Krathwohl. The Role of Mobile Apps What I mull over is how instruction using mobile technology can contribute to this type of thinking. Remembering Criteria Does the app help the user: Define information?
Augmented Reality: an Alternative to QR Codes? Over the past year we have seen QR Codes make a mark in the classroom as an easy way to send students to a site, make interactive book talks , share information with parents at Open House , among many other uses. But what is augmented reality (AR) and how does it match up for classroom use? From dictionary.com : - - an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data. My first experience (other than on TV) was seeing a couple of our teachers play with String at our Regional Ed Tech Cadre. After seeing this, it lead us to spend time experimenting with a free app called Aurasma Lite . Making my own was pretty fast and easy. Advantages to AR was that I could create a target and upload my own video all within the one app and device. Interactive word walls with video definitions? Check out how students and teachers are using AR: Augmented Reality in Education: Shaw Wood Primary School Other AR Experience Apps:
20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers In the essential reading Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, authors Allan Collins and Richard Halverson state that the knowledge revolution has transformed our jobs, our homes, our lives, and of course our schools. Now I know that most readers at Fractus are probably pretty tech-savvy, but still, some may not quite be to that level yet. The worst part about it is that the technology world moves so fast and changes so rapidly that the jargon and slang is extremely hard to keep up with, even for people who try to pay close attention. So today I thought I’d bring you a mini-encyclopedia or mini-dictionary of sorts, where I’ll lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis. 1. Read as “one to one.” 2. This is an educational practice which uses computers as interactive instructional devices. 3. Short for “Acceptable Use Policy.” 5. 6. “The cloud” is not one single device or location. CMS stands for Content Management System.
Creative Book Builder - All about apps in YOUR classroom! Creating assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write Use Creative Book Builder to have students design an eBook to educate others about a core content topic. Students could develop text, video, and audio to embed in their book. Science students could formulate a hypothesis for an independent experiment, assemble their data, then write about their results. Language Arts students could write their own narrative, create a video to embed that depicts their favorite scene, and design effective illustrations. Evaluating appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate Use Creative Book Builder in a Social Studies classroom by having students argue that a controversial historical figure is either a hero or a villain. Analyzing appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test Applying choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write