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John Evans

8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle - Emerging Education Technolo... - 1 views

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    "The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. "SAMR" is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using "tech for tech's sake"."
John Evans

The 4 skills any new edtech teacher should have - Daily Genius - 5 views

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    "Find the right tools for you and your classroom. Don't dive into the world of becoming an edtech teacher just because your students have smartphones or you got a budget approval for an iPad. Use education technology as a learning tool, not as the entire toolkit.

    After all, you got into teaching not to just be the person handing out iPads and letting others do the teaching."
John Evans

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms | Teacher Tech - 3 views

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    "Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the questions do not apply for every student. If students answer no they are not participating in a sport the section of questions about which sports the student participates in can be skipped. If you are using a Google Form as a formative assessment quiz you can direct students to a page with instruction on the topic if they get the question wrong or go to the next question if they get the question correct."
Phil Taylor

15 Reasons Why Educators Should Be Connected - 0 views

  • Being connected is about getting to know new people who can help stretch your thinking
John Evans

Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert | EdTech Magazine - 4 views

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    "Educator and blogger Alice Keeler has written extensively on integrating Google Classroom with everyday school work.

    Spanning three posts on her blog Teacher Tech, Keeler has assembled 46 ways teachers can take advantage of Classroom, the latest in Google's Apps for Education lineup. Google's cloud-based classroom organizer streamlines the flow of daily assignments and helps overcome teacher-student communication barriers."
John Evans

Digital Learning Day / Homepage - 3 views

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    "Digital Learning Day increases equity and access to high-quality digital learning opportunities that empower teachers, increase student engagement, and improve college and career readiness. From classroom activities to district- and statewide initiatives, Digital Learning Day events are diverse and unique and share the goals of encouraging innovation, supporting teachers, and spreading best practices for the use of technology in schools."
John Evans

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills | MindShift - 4 views

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    "One of the most intimidating aspects of infusing technology into curriculum is that educators often believe that they will have to master and then teach their students to use new technology tools before assigning a project. These concerns are understandable as our time for professional development is finite and school curricula are already packed. However, consider the impact if, rather than focusing on new tools, we explored the skills students need to learn and then incorporated the most effective digital resources to accomplish those objectives."
John Evans

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED : - 0 views

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    "Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

    We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and learning analytics have streamlined the education process and allowed for quality online delivery.

    But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? The following things have been identified by educational researchers and teachers alike as the most powerful uses of technology for learning. Take a look.
    1. Critical Thinking

    In Meaningful Learning With Technology, David H. Jonassen and his co-authors argue that students do not learn from teachers or from technologies. Rather, students learn from thinking-thinking about what they are doing or what they did, thinking about what they believe, thinking about what others have done and believe, thinking about the thinking processes they use-just thinking and reasoning. Thinking mediates learning. Learning results from thinking.

    So what kinds of thinking are fostered when learning with technologies?
    Analogical

    If you distill cognitive psychology into a single principle, it would be to use analogies to convey and understand new ideas. That is, understanding a new idea is best accomplished by comparing and contrasting it to an idea that is already understood. In an analogy, the properties or attributes of one idea (the analogue) are mapped or transferred to another (the source or target). Single analogies are also known as sy
John Evans

Apps in Action: Using Book Creator to Create and Collaborate | That #EdTech Guy's Blog - 1 views

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    "Book Creator is a fantastic tool that does exactly what it says: it lets users create books. The interface is simple and intuitive and that's what makes it so great for the classroom. It also won the Best Educational App at the BETT Awards 2015!"
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