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Adam Babcock

Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines - 16 views

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    Timetoast is a great way to share the past, or even the future...Creating a timeline takes minutes, it's as simple as can be
Dennis OConnor

Memrise vocabulary learning and memorable dictionary - 13 views

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Adam Babcock

NCTE Media Blog - 8 views

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The0d0re Shatagin

Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary | Edutopia - 8 views

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    An excellent set of tips for anyone at the beginning stage of technology integration PK-University
Adam Babcock

Education Week's Digital Directions: Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy - 10 views

  • English-language learners
  • audio recorders to have student-teachers read sets of vocabulary words, then she creates matching PowerPoint presentations with the words and burns them onto DVDs
  • 2nd through 4th graders over 16 weeks as they used webcams to see themselves reading and then he identified their mistakes.
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  • at least two fewer mistakes per minute.
  • podcasting to help her students practice fluency.
  • Then they can literally see the pauses or mistakes they made in the editing program and correct them.
  • Using VoiceThread, for instance—which allows users to create collaborative, multimedia slide shows with images, documents, and videos
  • Storybird, allows students to tap into a library of illustrations to create digital books, says Lovely.
Nik Peachey

Development - Some Pros and Cons of iPads for ELT | Delta Publishing - English Language... - 1 views

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    "Well the iPad has really hit the news in education circles since it's release last year. I'm sure lots of teachers are wondering whether it's hype and what the true potential of these devices are as tools for learners. I've had my iPad for about 8 months now, so I've decided to share my reflections so far on what I like about the iPad, what potential I feel it offers for developing course books and course materials and some of the problems."
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    Well the iPad has really hit the news in education circles since it's release last year. I'm sure lots of teachers are wondering whether it's hype and what the true potential of these devices are as tools for learners. I've had my iPad for about 8 months now, so I've decided to share my reflections so far on what I like about the iPad, what potential I feel it offers for developing course books and course materials and some of the problems.
Adam Babcock

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - NYTimes.com - 4 views

  • Bypassing Vonnegut, he clicks over to YouTube, meaning that tomorrow he will enter his senior year of high school hoping to see an improvement in his grades, but without having completed his only summer homework. On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.”
  • The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention.
  • “Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing,” said Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston. And the effects could linger: “The worry is we’re raising a generation of kids in front of screens whose brains are going to be wired differently.”
Adam Babcock

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction - NYTimes.com - 3 views

  • Bypassing Vonnegut, he clicks over to YouTube, meaning that tomorrow he will enter his senior year of high school hoping to see an improvement in his grades, but without having completed his only summer homework. On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.”
  • is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention.
  • plays video games 10 hours a week
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  • regularly sends Facebook status updates at 2 a.m., even on school nights
  • his best friend calls him a “YouTube bully.”
Adam Babcock

EdTech by Bloom's Taxonomy levels - 23 views

shared by Adam Babcock on 13 Nov 10 - No Cached
Jo Hawke liked it
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    This chart includes Web 2.0 tools to be used with each level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and hyperlinked to the the tools' websites.
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    This is fantastic--I already sent it to everyone in my department. Thx
Adam Babcock

The Texting Revolution Is Here - WSJ.com - 2 views

  • We default to text to relay difficult information. We stare at our phone when we want to avoid eye contact.
  • has named "micro-coordination"—"I'll txt u in 10mins when I know wh/ restrnt."
  • it steals from quiet reflection. "When people have a mobile device and have even the smallest increment of extra time, they will communicate with someone in their life,"
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  • If I were to call someone, it would have to be urgent," she says. "Otherwise, it's sort of rude and invasive.
  • "American Idol put texting on the map," says AT&T's Mr. Collins.
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