Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration to help them effectively use tech as a tool for learning. I’ve adopted a few different tech integration models over the years, discussed the ideas with administrators for use as a starting point for tech integration, and kept the ideas front of mind as I invent and discover new ways for using technology as a tool for learning. Discussing the stages of tech integration has led to some thought provoking and inspiring conversations, but the ideas have not gained a lot of momentum in my face-to-face teaching environment until now. About SAMR Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through specific levels. The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences to achieve the next level. Substitution
10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes) If you follow my Twitter-stream, you know that I spend a lot of time viewing, collecting & sharing videos. In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media. 1) Conversation with Future Me/You: “A Conversation with My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition” is a recently popular video by Jeremiah McDonald. Another angle for this activity could be to create a video or a dialogue with a literary, historical or popular media character. 2) Genre Shifting Movie Trailers: 5) Stop Motion:
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online teacher training for using ICT in education How to work with screencasting tools www.teachertrainingvideos.com uses Camtasia for making the training videos. I also use JING for making short videos. If you look at the menu on the left-hand side, you can see a complete list of the screencasting tools that I have worked with and made videos for. Here are a few of my favourites. Camtasia 7-Two sets of videos All the videos I have made on this site use Camtasia 7. SnagIt SnagIt is not free but it is a very reasonably priced option for creating screencasts and it also allows for doing much more. SnagIt part two ScreenR A simple screen cast tool that works on the web. ScreenCast-o-matic Another free screen casting tool that does not need any download and allows you to record quite long videos. Russell Writes in the Teacher Training Journal
6 Best Education Videos to Make for Your Classroom | Animoto Blog Videos are a great way to bring vibrancy into the classroom! For teachers, a video shares content in a powerful and engaging way. For students, a video encourages interaction with academic material by hand-picking images, video, music and text. Here are 6 videos you can quickly and easily integrate into your curriculum: Video Technology for Teachers Introduce yourself — You’ll look more approachable when you use video instead of the standard introduction speech. Video Technology for Students Book trailer — If you’re an English teacher, this is definitely one of the coolest projects out there. Learn more about how to create a fun and engaging education video with just a few photos and a few minutes.
50 websites that help make learning science fun Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students. Try Science Try Science is a very cool site that offers many resources to get kids to love science. There are over 50 experiments that kids can perform either online or at home. The site offers virtual field trips to different locations around the world. Quarked This fun website provides a fun way for kids to learn about the subatomic universe. Windows to the Universe Your initial impression is that this is another astronomy website and you would be correct but when you look deeper you will find there is more here than meets the eye. Strange Matter This site is dedicated to helping students learn about material science but in a fun way. Science Kids Hey! websites around.
A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students March 9, 2014 Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education. The features and functionalities provided by Edmodo for teachers and students are invaluable and hence the importance of having access to a handy guide like the one below. This visual guide aims at helping teachers tap into the educational potential of Edmodo. What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. How can I use edmodo with my students ? Place digital resources on edmodo for students to access or download,Create polls for students to vote online.Write short summaries of lessons for students who were absent from class (better yet: get your students to write the summary).Post homework information.What is it that makes Edmodo class a secure environment ? To create a group click on " Groups" then "create". Second way Creating a note: Creating a poll:
10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education George: I strongly believe that education is the single most important job that the human race has. Teacher: We're actually out to reform the public school system. Student: You know, we're not stupid. We have a lot of drive in us. We could do anything we put our minds to. Teacher: You know, it hits you. Teacher: Jeffrey? Student: Are we going to have enough room for the whole webpage just on that one line? Teacher: You'll be surprised. Student: Water. Student: And the water... Teacher: Imagine if kids from the beginning could be learning through developing their interests through things that they’re in love with or that they cared about. Teacher: We would place the dome right here for instance. Student: Okay. Narrator: These sophomore geometry students in Seattle have a problem, and they're excited about solving it. Teacher: The problem that they have to solve is how do you design a state-of-the-art high school in the year 2050 on a particular site. Student: It's the fire-eliminator.
Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students. Try Science Try Science is a very cool site that offers many resources to get kids to love science. Quarked This fun website provides a fun way for kids to learn about the subatomic universe. Windows to the Universe Your initial impression is that this is another astronomy website and you would be correct but when you look deeper you will find there is more here than meets the eye. Strange Matter This site is dedicated to helping students learn about material science but in a fun way. Amazing Space This cool website allows students to explore the amazing world of outer space with a wide array of features. Science Kids Science Sparks wants kids of all ages to love science.
The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, SAMR, Teaching This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring about. SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level. Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills I have created an interactive graphic of the SAMR Ladder to illustrate the big picture. Final Thoughts The learning that occurs as teachers climb up the SAMR ladder is what will eventually lead to successful lesson design.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.