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Paul Beaufait

Ed Tech News | Scoop.it - 6 views

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    "'The latest trends and ideas for the classroom' curated by Carla Arena" (Scoop.it! deck, 2012.03.07)
Paul Beaufait

Home | Spigot - 4 views

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    On this site, the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (University of California Humanities Research Institute) "aggregate[s] news, research, opinion and info for those working at the intersection of learning, technology, and youth" (2012.03.07).
John Evans

Digital Life: Today & Tomorrow on Vimeo - 13 views

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    "Digital Life: Today & Tomorrow"
David Wetzel

What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom? - 16 views

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    Strategies and techniques are provided regarding the benefits of using digital tools to support teaching and learning in any content area or grade level.

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    Great article, it's amazing to me how much technology has changed and improved the classroom and students' learning. Thanks for sharing.
David Wetzel

What Does the Online Digital Footprint in Your Classroom Look Like? - 3 views

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    In contrast to the digital footprint you use for your personal learning network, this focus is on the online digital footprint students' use in your science or math classroom. The power of a well designed digital footprint brings the capacity to transform a classroom into an online learning community. Within this community your students use digital tools to create and develop a personal learning network.
David Wetzel

5 Reasons Why You Should Use LiveBinders - 11 views

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    LiveBinders is a web 2.0 tool which provides the ability to save and organize materials for your science or math class. The great thing about this free tool is that you can update the resources instantly to ensure your lessons include the latest ideas, tips, and resources in science and math.
David Wetzel

Top 5 Search Tools for Finding Flickr Images for Use in Education - 14 views

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    The top five search tools for finding Flickr images are designed to help teachers and students locate just the right image for use in any subject area and project. Without these tools finding the right image on this image hosting site is often an impossible, or at least a tedious, task. The value of this site is its ability to provide digital pictures which are often impossible for a teacher to obtain any other way.

    Like everything else on the internet, trying to find something is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. This where the top five search tools become valuable resources for teachers and students trying to find images comes into play. These search engines are specifically designed to search the more than three billion pictures on the Flickr hosting site.
David Wetzel

Top 10 Online Tools for Teaching Science and Math - 17 views

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    Why use Web 2.0 tools in science and math classes? The primary reason is they facilitate access to input and interaction with content through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

    These tools offer enormous advantages for science and math teachers, in terms of helping their students learn using Web 2.0 tools. For example:

    * Most of these tools can be edited from any computer connected to the Internet. Teachers can add, edit and delete information even during class time.

    * Students learn how to use these tools for academic purposes and, at the same time, can transfer their use to their personal lives and future professional careers.

    * RSS feeds allow students to access all the desired research information on one page.

    * Students learn to be autonomous in their learning process.
Paul Beaufait

Action! Get the Cameras Rolling with Digital Storytelling - 0 views

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    Thanks to Carla A. for pointing out this rich resource collection!
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    Making Teachers Nerdy Blog post sharing "resources to help you get started In exploring what digital storytelling is, what web 2.0 tools are available to use, blogs from other Ed-tech folks who are brilliant in digital storytelling, and few ideas to spark your imagination"
Paul Beaufait

Bridging the Writing Gap | Authorship 2.0 - 0 views

  • Students, in their infinite wisdom, have identified what makes Web 2.0 communication media so powerful: they genuinely put the act of communication back into writing. They offer a platform for students to use writing to develop their ideas and communicate those ideas to real audiences with real purpose.
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    summarizes and reflects upon College Board and Pew Internet collaborative report on Writing, Technology and Teens:http://pewresearch.org/pubs/808/writing-technology-and-teens (2008.04.24)
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    Marielle (Classroom 2.0) aka mapl3 (Authorship 2.0) publicises findings of a telephone survey and discussion with focus groups of U.S. teens about writing online
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