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John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: The Latest Mission U.S. Game Teaches Students About Immig... - 3 views

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    "City of Immigrants is set in New York City in 1907. Players take on the role of a fourteen year-old Jewish immigrant named Lena Brodsky. Lena is from Russia and she arrived in New York after her older brother who came to New York a few years earlier and sent money home to buy passage for family members. Lena is now trying to earn money to send home so that her parents can come to New York. Throughout the game you meet other people in Lena's life in New York who are faced with tough choices just like she is."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Ecosystem Explorer - Activities for Learning About Predat... - 2 views

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    "Ecosystem Explorer, produced by PBS Learning Media, is a nice collection videos, images, and games designed to help students learn about the roles of predators and scavengers in ecosystems. Three animals are featured in Ecosystem Explorer: wolves, sharks, and vultures."
Nigel Coutts

Confronting our fears in the haunted house of the unknown - 2 views

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    A recent lesson with my Year Six class reminded me of the fear teachers face when confronted by the unknown. I thought the lesson would go quite smoothly, I have taught it before but this time things went in an unexpected and frightening direction.
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: The Science of Kissing and The Odds of Finding Love - 2 views

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    "With Valentine's Day just around the corner this is a good time to take a look at the science of kissing. The following video from It's Okay To Be Smart (produced by PBS Digital Studios) explains why humans kiss, the history of symbols associated with kissing, and some cultural views of kissing. When I saw this video I immediately thought of my friend Jeni who teaches high school health."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: CK-12 Launches a New Collection of Elementary School Math... - 0 views

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    "CK-12 has long offered tutorials and practice exercises for middle school and high school science and math students. Today, CK-12 unveiled a new collection for resources for elementary school mathematics. The collection is organized by grade level (grades 1 through 5) and skill. The resources are a mix of videos and online practice exercises."
Phil Taylor

Education Technology As A Matter Of Principle - 0 views

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    "Are we willing to design learning models that understand how technology functions in the lives of modern students?"
John Evans

January's Favorite Education and Instructional Technology YouTube Videos - 4 views

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    "In this month's best of YouTube cull, sink your senses into videos exploring multimedia learning, hybrid learning, and the potential of flipped learning. Consider the realities of the #edtech 'revolution' and get inspired by the transformational power of technology …"
John Evans

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | User Generated Education - 0 views

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    "Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.

    What follows is an Infographic that proposes some of the technology integration strategies that can be used to addressed the different levels of Maslow's needs."
Cally Black

Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions - 1 views

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    In a recent webinar, more than 90% of school leaders responded that they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology. At the end of the webinar, when polled again, only one leader claimed to be leading an innovative school. The complete reversal was due to a presentation of the Six Questions that you will read about in this article.   This list of questions was developed to help educators be clear about the unique added value of a digital learning environment.
John Evans

Amazon Unveils Kindle Textbook Creator -- Campus Technology - 0 views

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    "Amazon has launched a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), KDP EDU, targeted at educators and authors of textbooks and other educational content.

    Publicly available as a beta, Kindle Textbook Creator is designed to allow authors to use PDFs "easily prepare, publish and promote e-textbooks and other educational content for students to access on a broad range of devices," according to a news release. Once created, the resources can be uploaded to KDP for use by students anywhere in the world on Kindle Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices, Macs or PCs."
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