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Darcy Goshorn

Who Are The Learning Technologist? - 5 views

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    Reflections/questions regarding the role of the learning technologist
Darcy Goshorn

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have - 9 views

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    From the author: "another list of  some equally important digital skills that you, as a teacher, need to seriously consider if you want to pave the way for the 21st century teaching. I have added a list of web tools under each skill for teachers to better exploit it."
Michelle Krill

Indicators of Technology Integration Tiers - 10 views

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    " Tiers of Technology Integration into the Classroom Indicators - with Examples"
anonymous

The New Media Consortium | Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. - 0 views

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    he NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology - from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses everyday; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research.
Darcy Goshorn

Zunal WebQuest Maker - 6 views

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    The easiest way to create a WebQuest with more than 132.4 thousand users Zunal WebQuest Maker is a web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time without writing any HTML codes.
Darcy Goshorn

Learning through ICT Resources. Thematic Units, Lesson Plans, Rich Topics, Educational ... - 5 views

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    in2edu.....unique resources prepared by a currently teaching ICT teacher. Featuring: ICT exemplars, integrated thematic units that focus on thinking, thinking resources, mindmapping tools (including downloadable Inspiration mindmaps), awards and banners in colour/blackline master form that you can view and download.
anonymous

Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) - 4 views

  • the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd)! CITEd identifies evidence-based practices for integrating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students.
anonymous

Free Technology for Teachers: Automatoon - Create Animations for the Web - 6 views

  • Automatoon is a free service for creating simple to complex animations that you can reuse anywhere on the web.
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    "Automatoon is a free service for creating simple to complex animations that you can reuse anywhere on the web. There are three basic steps to using Automatoon. First, you draw and color your images. Second, you break apart each element of your drawing. And third, you specify the animation action for each part of your drawing. "
Dianne Krause

The Seven Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift - 10 views

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    Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice.
anonymous

A Fistful of Challenges for Ed Tech -- THE Journal - 4 views

  • In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."
    • anonymous
       
      Whoa! What do you think of this?
    • Aly Kenee
       
      I think it's spot on. The big change our administration is pushing for is a new lunch schedule. Although it would be better for our students, he has met resistance...from the cafeteria manager, who claims it will cost more in labor for her.
    • Vicki Treadway
       
      We always deal with this - we are one of the top high schools in the state so, why mess with excellence?
  • The authors said that as long as the thrust of education support is on maintaining the existing system's "basic elements," meaningful change will face resistance.
  • The lack of congruence between what students are learning outside of school and what they're being taught in the classroom is causing a disconnect in educational practices.
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  • The existence of a wealth of online tools and communications tools is allowing teachers to "to revisit our roles as educators."
    • anonymous
       
      Can't argue with this, but the question is DO they revisit their roles?
    • Vicki Treadway
       
      Good question, Jim. I get frustrated with teachers that seem to just teach day in and day out but don't explore what is changing in their content area or in the world of their students. Teachers don't have to jump on every bandwagon that comes along but they should be aware of possibilites and be carefully choosing where they are going to focus their time and teaching methods.
  • "As IT support becomes more and more decentralized, the technologies we use are increasingly based not on school servers, but in the cloud,
    • anonymous
       
      This is great - as long as the bandwidth is there.
  • "The digital divide, once seen as a factor of wealth, is now seen as a factor of education
  • Digital literacy will also play an increasing role in career advancement, according to the report.
  • The ways we design learning experiences must reflect the growing importance of innovation and creativity as professional skills."
    • anonymous
       
      I like how this is phrased, too
  • Innovation is valued at the highest levels of business and must be embraced in schools if students are to succeed beyond their formal education
    • Aly Kenee
       
      I hear fairly frequently from students who resist technology. They have been brought up to copy notes from the teacher and spit info back, so meaningful tech integration means more work for them. I think we need to stress with them that their future may be enhanced if they have this knowledge.
  • "It has become clear that one-size-fits-all teaching methods are neither effective nor acceptable for today’s diverse students," according to the report. "Technology can and should support individual choices about access to materials and expertise, amount and type of educational content, and methods of teaching."
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    In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."
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    In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."
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    In the fourth slot was nothing short of the "fundamental structure of the K-12 education establishment," specifically, as the authors described it, "resistance to any profound change in practice."
Vicki Treadway

A Fistful of Challenges for Ed Tech -- THE Journal - 5 views

  • But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
    • anonymous
       
      Does this surprise you?
    • Melanie Hoskins
       
      differentiated instruction for teacher training - all our teachers get the same PD - with our without access to technology - yawn.
    • Dave Solon
       
      We stress to our students that they need that 21st Century Skill to 'learn how to learn.' Perhaps we need to re-invigorate our teachers and administrators with that idea as well.
    • Vicki Treadway
       
      Just had this discussion with a teacher today. She was telling me she is an auditory learner and doesn't learn well in a large group setting. I said we don't do with our adult learners what we say should be done with our students. I try to accomodate different learnning styles when I work with teachers.
  • "The challenge is due to the fact that despite the widespread agreement on its importance, training in digital literacy skills and techniques is rare in teacher education and school district professional development programs," the report said.
    • anonymous
       
      And, I would add, that the training is designed to teach the skills and not the pedagogy for using those skills in class. Teachers still see this as an aside to their job of teaching the content for the purpose of scoring high on the tests.
  • The third critical challenge cited by the authors was the failure of both technology and teaching practices to meet demands for differentiated, personalized learning.
    • anonymous
       
      And this SHOULD be easy, no?
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    But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
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    But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
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    But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
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    But the No. 1 challenge in ed tech, according to the report, is with teachers themselves and the inadequacy of their preparation and ongoing training.
Darcy Goshorn

How to make a 2 computer classroom work for you: tech integration and classroom management - 6 views

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    "I often get asked how I managed to integrate technology into my classroom before I was a technology teacher teaching in a lab (with every child on a computer). I must preface this post with: I am not an expert. I taught second grade for one year and had two computers in my classroom and no computer lab for the school. I used what I had and found a system that worked for me. With that in mind here is how I made my 2 computer classroom work"
Darcy Goshorn

Oregon Trail: Developed by 3 Minnesota student teachers! - 5 views

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    The story of how Oregon Trail was developed by 3 student teachers in Minnesota.
Michelle Krill

Digital Wish - Putting Technology in the hands of teachers to prepare today's students ... - 5 views

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    Teachers...Make a Wish Just like a gift registry, you build a wish list of technology products for your classroom. Then you can tell prospective donors how their support will make a difference to your students. After a purchase, Digital Wish automatically donates an additional 2%-10% in funding for your next technology project!
Dianne Krause

Office of Educational Technology (OET) - 4 views

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    "Secretary Arne Duncan announced the draft National Educational Technology Plan on March 5 This plan describes how information and communication technologies can help transform American education. It lays out a set of concrete goals to inform state and local educational technology plans, as well as recommendations to inspire research, development, and innovation."
Donald Burkins

10 Power Tools for Lifelong Learners | Open Culture - 5 views

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    "These collections are all free, and can be downloaded to your computers and mp3 players. When you add it all together, you will find thousands of hours of free educational content here from quality sources. "
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