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Rosaura Briones

3 Reasons Your Students Should Be Blogging - Instructional Tech Talk - 0 views

Rosaura Briones

Few Amazing Ways Teachers and Schools are Using Google Hangout - EdTechReview... - 0 views

  • you can set a Hangout and then develop the presentation to help them to either see it live or have access to the archived sessions.
Rosaura Briones

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

  • Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds.
  • SAMR model as a blueprint scaffolding your technology integration into education. It is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your classroom.
  • Watch the video to learn more about SAMR
Rosaura Briones

Choosing the Right Web Tools for Your Classroom - 0 views

  • He offers the following advice on selecting which web tools to use in the classroom: Try one new tool at a time. Trying to do too much at once can result in a negative experience—and turn teachers off from using digital tools in the future. Choose one tool and try it out. How well it fits into your curriculum should determine whether it deserves a second shot. Focus on tools that let students create. The most powerful tools on the web involve making something, whether it’s video, audio or mashup media, Bellow said. “I find it much more empowering for students to be able to create content digitally or to share content in a new way than to get the latest flash cards. I think the best way to learn something is to make something new.” Find out how other educators are using it. Web tools are useful only if you figure out how to thoughtfully integrate them into your curriculum. Fortunately, teachers have started banding together on Twitter and at edcamps to help each other do exactly that. Another way to find ideas is to check the tool’s “help” page, Bellow suggested, as many developers now provide examples of classroom applications. Test it at school before using it in class. “There are still districts that are banning and blocking the tools teachers find for the classroom,” Bellow said. Perform a trial run at school to make sure the tool isn’t blocked, to test whether you’re proficient enough to model its use and to make the process as simple as possible for your in-class users. Be willing to fail. Adding digital components to a lesson does open the door to potential glitches. But educators who keep at it will discover that the potential rewards are more than worth it. Just make sure you have a backup plan—traditional pen and paper will always do in a pinch. “The tool does not define the lesson; it should enhance it, Bellow said.
Rosaura Briones

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology | Edudemic - 0 views

  • Keeping Students on Task While Using Devices Set A Timer: For some activities, you’ll know about how long it will take the student to find the information they’re looking for or to complete a task. Set a timer for an appropriate amount of time, and let the students know they’ll need to complete the task by then. Ensure there is proper motivation for finishing on time. “Punish” With Paper:  Many tasks can be completed both with a device or with paper. If they can’t get their work done in the allotted time with the device, have them use paper the following day. Having to use paper is a lot less cool than using a device to do the same thing – especially in your students’ eyes. Use Guided Access: If you really want to be 100% sure that your students are only using a single app, use the Guided Access feature in iOS. It may feel a little big brother-y, but it definitely does the trick. Set Goals: Students are more likely to goof off when they’re faced with a blank screen and no plan. Before taking out devices, have the students make a plan (write it down if necessary). What goals are they trying to achieve today? What information do they need? What are they trying to communicate? The Tech Doesn’t Always Have To Be “ON”: It may seem like a basic concept, but just because you have a 1:1 classroom doesn’t mean the technology always has to be on. Technology isn’t always needed, and when it isn’t (say, during a lecture or a portion of the class when the teacher is explaining a concept (rather than a student ‘doing’), students may be tempted to have a wandering eye. If the technology isn’t necessary, have them close the laptop or turn off the device, and move it away from them a little bit.
Rosaura Briones

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic - 0 views

  • you need to find a way to turn a lecture into a two-way conversation.
  • Responsive technology can help, allowing you to embed questions into your presentation and enable students to answer using a keypad or smartphone. A good responsive technology solution can enable you to instantly aggregate and display response data in chart form.
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  • Define Objectives
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  • When creating your lesson plan, outline the objectives you and your students would like to accomplish.
  • If you’re using responsive technology, you can adjust lectures on the fly based on how the class responds, spending more time on harder-to-grasp topics and moving on once student responses indicate that they understand.
  • Add Context
  • First, you can gauge student’s existing topic knowledge with a pre-assessment slide. Then, you can see how they’ve progressed at the midpoint with a slide that has questions designed to explore how they are applying what they’ve learned. A post-assessment slide can help you understand how students are using the new concepts they’ve learned to solve problems.
  • Keep It Simple
  • Keep in mind that most learning happens during a discussion of the topic, not from reading the words on a slide, so keep the text to a minimum – just enough so that students can understand the question or subject – and rely on the discussion to flesh out key points.
  • Make it Interactive
  • Making the presentation interactive and embedding questions for the class on multiple slides gives students a stake in the discussion from beginning to end.
  • For teachers who are seeking new ways to connect with students, creating an interactive presentation can be the key to achieving a truly engaged classroom.Technology makes it easy to embed questions and gather and analyze audience responses. A focused presentation with clear goals captures learners’ attention, and gauging learner progress with contextual slides that are simple and clutter-free gives the instructor valuable clues about the effectiveness of the session. But most of all, inviting students to participate in a lesson as a two-way conversation enhances the learning process.
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