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AnswerGarden Poll What is your favorite digital tool? 20 characters remaining pearltreespuppet pals Share Share this AnswerGarden on various social networks using the following buttons. A Technology Integration Planning (TIP) Model For Teachers Teachers are the ones that decide on instructional strategies and how to carry them out. When teachers create an instructional design for technology integration, they need to consider the characteristics of their topic and the needs of their students and then decide on a course of action that will meet both needs within the constraints of their classroom environment. When deciding on teaching/learning methods the first distinction a teacher must make is whether or not to use directed strategies or constructive strategies. After determining whether integration strategies will be primarily directed or constructive, also consider content approach.

Most Popular in 2015, No. four: 8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom Innovation can’t be tested or graded — but it can be built up Ed. note: We’re counting down the top stories of 2015 based on popularity (i.e. website traffic) to No. 1 on Dec. 31. How to create a more interesting, innovative classroom was a theme of many of the top stories this year, perhaps as educators, finally comfortable with technology begin to branch out into ways into using it to strengthen higher-order thinking skills and create projects unthinkable five or ten years ago. Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal. In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it can be incredibly difficult to foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity that inspires students.

Lee Shulman Lee S. Shulman (born September 28, 1938) is an educational psychologist who has made notable contributions to the study of teaching, assessment of teaching, and the fields of medicine, science and mathematics. He is a professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Education, past president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, past president of the American Educational Research Association, and the recipient of several awards recognizing his educational research. From 1963 to 1982, Shulman was a faculty member at Michigan State University, where he founded and co-directed the Institute for Research on Teaching (IRT). Among his many achievements, Shulman is credited with popularizing the phrase "pedagogical content knowledge" (PCK).

High Possibility Classrooms: Student Agency Through Technology-Enhanced Learning Imagine a classroom where very young students produce beautiful paper puppets that are scanned and then used to inform writing narratives. Picture a classroom where the teacher tells elementary school students on a regular basis: "Questions are more important than answers." Visualize a classroom with long bench-like seats that are set up around work tables and where there is no teacher desk -- a place where the teacher uses a process called Q U E S T and BYOD to support middle school students in understanding what topics in the curriculum are important to them. Envisage a high school classroom where eager students learn film protocols in a digital media unit alongside their visual arts teacher who is a successful Australian filmmaker.

Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools - The Web in the Classroom Part 2 I have been asked in the past to provide key questions that a district and teachers could use to vet a website. While all websites designated for class use should be previewed by the teacher, it is especially important that Web 2.0 sites go through a vetting process. While everyone may have a different definition of Web 2.0, I promote the idea that a Web 2.0 site is a site that allows for interactivity. K-6 Literacy Access the interactive [K-6 Literacy] Activity Types taxonomy. The most recent version of the K-6 Literacy Learning Activity Types taxonomy is available for your use in PDF format here: K-6 Literacy Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - English K-6 Literacy Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - Spanish^^ Please feel free to share this file, with attribution, with teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators.

Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence Preface Early in my training as an educator, I was exposed to William Glasser’s conceptualization of basic human needs and their importance in creating a healthy educational setting. They are: Technology Integration Research Review Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Vanessa Vega, with subsequent updates made by the Edutopia staff. Technology integration can be one of the most challenging topics to find quality research on. The term itself is a broad umbrella for numerous practices that may have little in common with each other. Fantastic Comprehensive List of Assessment Tools for Teachers About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

Internet safety Rules of the road​​​ Users of the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) Internet Portal System, Internet services and digital devices must comply with: Acceptable Use Guidelines: For employees, contracted workers, volunteers and all other non-student and non-parent users of HIDOE-owned or leased digital devices. [VIEW​]Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines: For students and parents. [VIEW]

National Center for Technology Planning John See Technology Integration Specialist Minnesota Department of Education [Originally appeared in The Computing Teacher, Vol. 19, Number 8, May 1992] Contact information for John See -- unavailable as of Feb 2012 Effective technology plans are short term, not long term. Five year plans are too long. Technology is changing so fast that it is almost impossible to plan what type of technology will be available for use five years from now. 4 Great Websites to Look for Copyright-friendly Photos to Use in Class April 10, 2016 Below is a collection of some very good websites you can use to search for copyright-friendly photos to use in class with students. Some of the photos provided there are under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) giving you much more freedom to use them for a variety of purposes. Have a look and share with your students.

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