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Rhondda Powling

Stories Teachers Share | Free listening on SoundCloud - 1 views

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    Katrina Schwartz and Ki Sung at MindShift started a podcast titled "Stories Teachers Share". It highlightst the many varied and interesting work teachers do daily. It gives teachers the opportunity to help the larger community better understand what it really means to be a teacher.
Rhondda Powling

Minecraft Resources for Teachers on Flipboard | Flipboard - 2 views

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    "The game Minecraft is an emerging way to teach and learn basic concepts of collaboration in the classroom. Minecraft rose to popularity due to elaborate pop culture recreations and the ability to explore other people's lands. With Minecraft, students can learn about survival, experience history digitally and create models of cells for biology class. If you are using Minecraft in your class, follow these magazines to get new ideas for your lesson plan."
Rhondda Powling

What Twitter offers teachers: The evidence | EduResearch Matters - 6 views

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    This offers some research-based evidence about how Twitter can be useful to educators. "In order to convince teachers of the possible benefits of using a new technology, such as Twitter, we decided to look for evidence of its qualities. What in particular, does Twitter offer educators? Is it worth getting involved?" 30 leading educators (with an interest in educational technology) were identified. They were the ones who were currently using Twitter. The study analysed samples of their tweets in order to determine their purpose and the possible benefits of the tweets to their followers. Also examined were a sample of tweets from the twitter streams of two popular educational hashtags: #edchat and #edtech, in order to determine what 'followers' may gain."
Rhondda Powling

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online - 2 views

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    "Five free services that you can use to add an audio message to your blog or website."
Heather Bailie

Educators Will Never Be 100% Connected. | My Island View - 1 views

  • eing a Connected Educator is a mindset and not the result of a workshop or seminar for professional development.
  • The 21st Century has now further complicated the teaching profession by requiring an additional third area of mastery, digital literacy.
  • We no longer have a choice about using technology in education, since the education system is part of a society that depends on technology to communicate, collaborate, communicate, and create.
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  • educators would be to adopt a learner’s mindset and replace content mastery with digital literacy, namely learning via social networks.
  • Jenny Ashby on Twitter and she suggested that until staff incorperate technology into the everyday aspects of their lives then how can we really magically expect them to embrace it at their workplace.
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    Educators have always needed to master the understanding of at least two fields of endeavor to be successful. First, they needed to master their content field. They are required to be experts of content. Second, they needed to master the field of education with a clear understanding of the latest and greatest methodology and pedagogy available. The 21st Century has now further complicated the teaching profession by requiring an additional third area of mastery, digital literacy. This is required to accomplish many of the necessary tasks in the space occupied by our nation in a computer-driven world. It is the mastery of this third element that educators struggle with today. It is this third element that also directly affecting the evolution of content and education.
Rhondda Powling

Teachers Know Best - College Ready - 0 views

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    "the Gates Foundation released a report surveying 3,100+ teachers (and 1,250+ students) on what they want from digital instructional tools. The report, entitled "Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want From Digital Instructional Tools," suggests that while many teachers support tech, only 55% of teachers reported available resources sufficient in helping students meet college- and career-ready standards. Educators also spoke to four instructional areas that lack usable digital tools..."
Tony Richards

Code Club opens up its coding-for-kids projects for UK parents and teachers | Technolog... - 5 views

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    Thanks for sharing this Tony. Looks very interesting - Python reminds me of Microworlds. Might look into running a lunchtime programming club for grades 5-6. Although still trying to get a Minecraft Club started! - unfortunately my school techs don't know Minecraft and although it has been on their 'to do' list from last year limited time makes it really hard for them to get it up. :-( Cheers - Chris Trimnell
Rhondda Powling

Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 2 views

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    From the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog - post "the apps cover a wide variety of skills including writing, presentation making, mind mapping, referencing, and many more. In fact, I could not offer you any better than this great list for back to school. "
Russell Ogden

Tips for Teachers: Using Google Forms for Grading Rubrics - YouTube - 7 views

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    Nicely explained!
Heather Bailie

Reflective Practice- Are you Doing it? | An Ethical Island - 2 views

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    "Reflective practice occurs when teachers step back and evaluate the learning environment. The teacher looks at himself or herself. They ask, "How can this be better?" They identify what went right or wrong. It occurs both during the learning events and after."
Ian Quartermaine

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of ... - 4 views

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    Here are my choices for The Best Funny Clips Of Bad Teachers:
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