The Path to Digital Citizenship | Edutopia

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  I’ve written and taught about digital citizenship for several years. And, while the term is new in our lexicon, the meaning spans generations. The simple acts of carrying oneself in a civil, appropriate manner are skillsets that have been integrated into every classroom since the very first school. Many would argue that digital citizenship […]

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

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Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity […]

5 Apps for Learning and Media Creation for Elementary Students in the Inclusive Classroom | EdApps.ca

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In the inclusive UDL classroom, accommodations are made to allow students multiple ways to share what they know and how they feel. When using iPads with students, consider apps which allow students opportunities to create media which demonstrates understanding and lets them show what they know and how they feel. This is a very engaging, challenging, and […]

Rolling Out With Google Play for Education – Getting Smart by Alison Anderson – 1:1, EdTech, GAFE, Google, mlearning, tabs | Getting Smart

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The news broke a few weeks back that Google Play for Education was ready for teachers. Being a faithful user of all devices Apple, I was not sure if I should really “go there” and try and dig into what Google now has to offer teachers implementing devices in the classroom. Really, my mind is […]

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

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One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether scientific advances, technology breakthroughs, new political and economic structures, environmental solutions, or an updated code of ethics for 21st century life, everything is in flux—and everything demands innovative, out of the box thinking. The burden […]

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought – NYTimes.com

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Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early results for such large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethinking of how college instruction can best use the Internet. A study of […]

The Beginner’s Guide To Augmented Reality – Edudemic – Edudemic

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I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up. Without re-hashing the entire conversation, it basically boiled down to this idea “Isn’t augmented reality mostly something in the movies”? Well, no, it isn’t. Augmented reality is more mainstream than many of us think. It […]

8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard – Edudemic

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By Katie Lepi on December 5, 2013 Interactive whiteboards are a great classroom tool. Many teachers use them to project and capture images – basically as a high tech, connected chalkboard. While definitely useful in these ways, the handy infographic below describes using your interactive white board that way as letting it go ‘underused’. So how do you ensure […]

Why Teachers Must Have a Digital Footprint

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It’s so funny. Looking for other blog posts about how teachers need a digital footprint uncovers almost nothing. But, it’s true– It is no longer an option. Teachers must have a digital footprint. Why? Here are a few reasons: 1. To Get a Job Principals and Heads of Schools want more than a resume these […]

21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

Originally posted on TeachBytes:
In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as…

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