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John Evans

8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching - 0 views

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    "In the first week of April, I participated in a Twitter chat for the ASCD Leader to Leader initiative, hashtag #ASCDL2L, on the role of the modern teacher. As the conversation unfolded, it caused me to think more deeply than I have before about what elements teachers might consider on their path to developing a more modern version of their current role."
Phil Taylor

- Teaching with Instagram: 20+ Ideas & Resources - 1 views

  • Remember, your students need to be 13 years-old and up to have an account
Phil Taylor

3 Epic Technologies That Transform Teaching & Learning - Edudemic - 0 views

  • what is the benefit of technology in the classroom? The more I ask this question, the more I realize that it is not about the technology at all.
John Evans

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Edutopia - 6 views

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    "For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, students almost universally name a subject: "math," "English" or, in some instances, "school." Doubting that all of school is the issue, we then ask to see their last test. After some grumbling, the student digs down, deep into the dark, dank recesses of his or her backpack, and pulls out a balled-up, lunch-stained paper that, once smoothed out, turns out to be the latest exam. "
Phil Taylor

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Integrating technology doesn't have to consume your life as an educator.
John Evans

4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content - Edudemic - 5 views

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    "Infographics are popular. They're a fun way to present and read data, and many people believe that information that is presented visually is often retained better (at least for some learners). Many teachers today are using infographics, both in their classrooms and for their own professional development. There are so many tools out there to make your own infographics. In the education realm, most people I chat with say that they use Piktochart because it is free and very simple to use. One of the (newer) trends we've been noticing lately has been that more and more infographics are interactive."
John Evans

30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and ... - 3 views

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    "Throughout my different experiences working with teachers integrating technology in their classrooms I noticed that several of them still do not know about the powerful features that YouTube has. The fad that YouTube is a mere video hosting platform is still pervasive among many while, in fact, most if not all of the features provided by premium video websites are also found in YouTube and for free."
John Evans

Helpful Teaching Resources For Women's History Month - Edudemic - 0 views

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    "Did you know that March is Women's History Month?

    Yes, I know that there is a month or day for celebrating just about everything out there, a number of these designations offer excellent teaching and learning opportunities. While it may fit better into some curricula better than others, the women that are highlighted by the NWHP (National Women's History Project) do come from different personal backgrounds, time periods, and professions."
John Evans

iPad App of the Week: Tynker, Teaching Children to Program the Fun Way | iPad Insight - 4 views

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    "Years ago, this phrase was thrown around a lot in tech circles: 'The applications make the platform'. In the case of the iPad I don't know that apps entirely 'make the tablet' - but great iPad apps are definitely a huge factor in making it such a game-changing device. "
Phil Taylor

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information | MindShift - 3 views

  • In the past 10 years, perhaps nothing has changed more than the relationship between teachers and the information being distributed in their classrooms.
  • information scarce environment, the main form of instruction was a lecture
  • new economy of information has freed teachers from their role as “font of knowledge” and allowed them to become chief analyzer, validity coach, research assistant, master differentiator, and creator of a shared learning experience.
John Evans

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - - 11 views

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    "Thinking is troublesome.

    For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts and reaches out uncertainly towards moments in the future. Put another way, you think in a singular, precise space about plural, imprecise times."
John Evans

Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella... - 0 views

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    "Everybody is talking about 21st Century skills and preparing students for a whole different world. The truth is that our students have become digital and there are a whole lot of educators around the world who are still "analog". That is why I would like to share my work with my two secondary school groups with as many teachers as possible. Internet and Technology in the Classroom have made a huge change in my daily teaching experience."
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