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edWeb: A professional online community for educators Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014) Video: An Introduction to Technology Integration (2012) Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future. For a look inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day, also check out our "Tech2Learn Video Series: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom." Research Review: How to Successfully Use Technology in the Classroom (2013) Edutopia's tech integration review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.

The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using Classroom Tools | Feature The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using By Andy Jeter07/22/13 Even the most tech savvy teachers face challenges when it comes to selecting and implementing the right tools to enhance instruction. One of the biggest: Engaging students in rigorous and relevant learning using tools they’re already accustomed to amidst the ocean of potential distractions provided by the web. Overcoming this obstacle requires developing fresh and exciting projects that utilize these tools. Of course the biggest roadblock most of us face is funding. 1. iTalc. 2. 3. 4.

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12 The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Here are the Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class... 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If anyone has more ideas to capture the wondering, daydreaming, (hormonal) minds of middle school students, I would love to read about them. Related Articles 10 MORE Ways to Wake-up Students in Class About the Author Michelle Doman is a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin's Rosendale-Brandon School District. P.S.

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All Tech Considered Qualified Candidates in Select U.S. Regions Can Now Earn Columbia Master of Social Work Online | Columbia University School of Social Work The School of Social Work at Columbia University has announced that it is expanding its Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program through a new online option available in select U.S. regions. The program is open initially to residents of the areas of greater New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Hartford, Stamford, Washington, D.C., Miami/West Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the entire state of New Jersey. Applications will be accepted through December 1st for the Fall 2015 semester. Prospective applicants should sign up for an informational Webinar on October 8. For more details, go to or call 1-855-532-5200. “We’re removing campus borders, and bringing Columbia—its quality education, its legacy and its network—to more people across the country,” said Dean Jeanette C.

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Skills: Communication; problem-solving 2. This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs. Skills: Problem-solving, creative collaboration 3.