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Paul Beaufait

Edudemic search results for "digital citizenship" - 4 views

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Paul Beaufait

MultiBrief: Effectively incorporating technology with English learners - 1 views

  • Perhaps the first consideration is the instructional purpose of the lesson, and how the technology will enhance that purpose or help students to achieve the goals and objectives of the lesson.
  • Technology, as mentioned earlier, has the power to increase student knowledge and skills in various content areas. Yet another consideration that must be taken into account when working with English learners is how the technology is increasing academic language knowledge and skills.

    It is critical, then, that teachers take into account not only the content goals and objectives for the lesson, but also the language goals and objectives as well as the linguistic demand of the tasks students will need to accomplish in the classroom.

  • English learners need additional instructional supports or scaffolds, including providing students with necessary background knowledge that other students may possess, using graphic organizers, pictures/visuals, demonstrations and realia, and providing redundant information and differentiated instruction based on students' language proficiency level.

    When researching various technology tools, it is critical that we investigate how the tool addresses these principles.

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  • The use of technology in the classroom is quickly becoming not only commonplace, but also essential for helping students gain the 21st-century skills they will need to be successful in the future.
  • when implementing technology in the classroom, an important component of instruction is to teach students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Students may need guidance and instruction on how to use technology appropriately given the task and learning at hand, how to avoid distractions with technology, and how to effectively navigate the digital world.
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    In this article, Herrmann explains principles to guide the adoption and utilisation of technology to help meet general and specific needs of English-as-an-additional language learners.
Paul Beaufait

Essential Conditions (ISTE, 2015) - 12 views

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    "The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning" (Essential conditions, ¶1, 2015.03.12).
Paul Beaufait

WebQuest Direct - Ecocide is a Crime - 6 views

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    "In the context of this WebQuest, you will have the opportunity to learn about Ecocide as a concept, of its history, and you will have the opportunity to reflect on what is happening to our Planet and how it affects life as we know it (plants, animals, and humans)" (Home, para 2).
Paul Beaufait

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - DigL... - 14 views

  • The seamless integration of technology into the Common Core-aligned curriculum supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success.
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    Oxnevad suggests, "Students can develop transferrable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge" (¶1). She argues for "seamless integration of technology" that will enable "students students to have access to the tools and information they need for success" (¶2), and proposes five instructional strategies for teachers to use to achieve those ends, namely:

    1. Preparing "complex questions that require students to use higher level thinking skills" (Help students uncover knowledge, ¶2);
    2. Facilitating learning from engaging and online resources, rather than delivering content (Eliminate the front of the classroom);
    3. Creating opportunities for real world collaboration (Encourage collaboration);
    4. Exploiting classroom and online opportunities for "frequent [and] informal assessment to gauge the effectiveness of your instruction and make adjustments to maximize the learning experience for each student" (Informally assess students [and instructional practices]); and
    5. Preparing and publishing screencast tutorials for students to peruse whenever necessary, "...[i]Instead of spending valuable instructional time teaching the same tech skills over and over again to individual students" (Provide students with built in tech support).

    This October 30, 2012, post ends with an illustration comprising focus questions and a ThingLink product of fifth grade students' work. A list of links to related posts follows.
Paul Beaufait

Tech Niche - 8 views

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    Antoinette Spiegel's "curating niche to catalogue and share neat tech ideas, tips, techniques and favorite tech resources for teachers" (Home, para. 1, 2012.09.08).
Paul Beaufait

Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders - 9 views

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    This About Binders page comprises links to a 90 sec. intro. video, a page with additional explanation (Learn More), and exemplars (View Great Binders).
Paul Beaufait

Moodle Hosting | Key To School - KTS - 10 views

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    Recommended by Sar Davila, http://saradavila.com/front/moodle/
Paul Beaufait

The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About | Larry Ferlazzo's ... - 13 views

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    In July 2011, Larry shared his choices, "[starting] ...off with posts from educators" that he recommended reading, along with the comments that followed. A note at the head of points out news of update as of Sept. 2011.
Paul Beaufait

How to use TeacherTrainingVideos.com - 4 views

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    Video introducing Russell's website and the various types of videos it provides for learners of English and teachers interested in using technology in ELT and other areas
Paul Beaufait

Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012 - 15 views

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    "Introduction to and directions for using Google Drive and Google Documents" (deck, 2012.05.08)
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)
Jose Antonio da Silva

myBrainshark - Add your voice to presentations, share online, and track viewing | myBra... - 18 views

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    Adding voice to ppt presentations
Paul Beaufait

Sitemap - Richard Byrne - 7 views

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    Richard Byrne's Favorite Tech Resources for Teachers (Google Site, sitemap)
Jose Antonio da Silva

Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users - 17 views

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    Creative commons 
Nessy yitway Biz

Flash Game Downloader v1.0 - 0 views

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    You may have tried some of the ways, but with many methods or tools it still remains difficult to accomplish this task. That's why I want to show you this amazing solution. Flash Game Downloader allows you to easily download and play unlimited free flash games from all over the web.
andrew bendelow

111 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed-Treasure Chest July 3, 2011 | Tech the Plunge - 21 views

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    Nice compendium of web-based learning resources from Thomas
Paul Beaufait

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Crowdsourcing Knowledge with Students - 4 views

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    Peachey recommends "a very simple brainstorming and voting website called tricider ... that it is incredibly quick and simple to use" (¶1, retrieved 2011.07.05).
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