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Why #GoOpen? Using Open Educational Resources in Your School/District Presented by Andrew Marcinek, Former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, and Kevin Hogan, Content Director, Tech & Learning. Sponsored by Tech & Learning Magazine If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Technology in Schools community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer.

Educational Technology Home | Certification | Offices & Programs | Equity The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights recently released a Dear Colleague Letter on Resource Equity. Excerpts from the letter related to technology are provided below. OCR Dear Colleague Letter: Resource Equity This letter calls attention to disparities that persist in access to educational resources so that districts may address disparities and comply with the legal obligation to provide students with equal access to these resources without regard to race, color, or national origin. Open Education - Office of Educational Technology Openly licensed educational resources can increase equity by providing all students, regardless of zip code, access to high quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content. Secretary John King We believe that educational opportunities should be available to all learners. Creating an open education ecosystem involves making learning materials, data, and educational opportunities available without restrictions imposed by copyright laws, access barriers, or exclusive proprietary systems that lack interoperability and limit the free exchange of information. Openly Licensed Educational Resources Openly licensed educational resources are learning materials that can be used for teaching, learning, and assessment without cost.

Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite Web 2.0, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes Option 1 I was recently reflecting on the triangular shape the Bloom's taxonomies utilize. Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes up and down the categories as they create new knowledge, I was thinking another type of image might be more explanatory.Here is my draft of the idea of the "interlocking of the cognitive processes" or the "Cogs of Cognition".

The 5 Best Resources for E-learning Through Gamification You know this feeling. You came across e-learning and jumped on the bandwagon with a big promise to yourself to finish a full year of coursework. But now, your initial energy is flagging. How do you revive your enthusiasm? The answer: gamification. Do-It-Yourself Bioblitz A bioblitz is a species inventory that involves observing, recording and documenting living things in a short period of time. Want to conduct a bioblitz? Want to know how, what you will need, and where to start?

Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources The U.S. Department of Education announced today the launch of #GoOpen, a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials. As part of the campaign, the Department is proposing a new regulation that would require all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds to have an open license. “In order to ensure that all students – no matter their zip code – have access to high-quality learning resources, we are encouraging districts and states to move away from traditional textbooks and toward freely accessible, openly-licensed materials,” U.S. Web 2.0 List Here is a list of web 2.0 tools and other educational technology tools that I have previewed and many of them used in the classroom. Eventually I will do a tutorial and highlight most of these but in the meantime for those who are up to just exploring and figuring them out yourselves, then have at it and enjoy. Bibliography Makers/Generators Online Books/Online Publishing Presentation Makers Charts and Graph Makers and Calculators

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create technology solutions that work harder for its customers so they can do and achieve more. Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology. “If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” he says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.” Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways.

Future Ready Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. The pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning. Featured Resources Future Ready Schools: Professional Learning Toolkit

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