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Rhondda Powling

Educational Technology Guy: Read & Write Text to Speech web app comes to iPad and Android - 4 views

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    "Read and Write for Google is an excellent Chrome app that provides text-to-speech functions from your browser. They have just released a free iPad and Android app. The apps provide text to speech functions, which are great for ESL, learning disabled, visually challenged and struggling readers, on your device, just like the web app does in the Chrome Browser and Chromebooks.
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10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom | Edudemic - 1 views

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    "It is pretty much a given these days that students have mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers. Leveraging what your students already have and already know how to use is a smart idea - even if you aren't implementing a full-on BYOD classroom environment. There are many ways to have students use their mobile devices in the classroom in a format geared towards learning rather than for leisure. The infographic in this post takes a look at ten fairly general ways to use devices in the classroom. The general nature of some of the recommendations makes it a great starting point if this is a newer concept for you or for a particular group that you're working. "
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Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning - 2 views

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    A reflection on some powerful learning in the classroom. Some of the highlights, with examples of student work, and some amazing student feedback are described. It was a great way to develop learning skills and address research standards. It also exemplified personalized learning by some high motivated students.
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education - 6 views

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    Post contains a nice chart that compares the difference between simply using technology (more as an adjunct to classroom tasks) and integrating technology so that the use is seemless and part of the learning that is going on.
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21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation thro... - 2 views

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    A post discussing how to promote online student discussion that is meaningful and academically rigorous. It is also important that good digital citizenship practices are understood and followed.
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | Edudemic - 4 views

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    Edudemic post "Symbaloo created by user lcobbs detailing 50 great classroom tools that are all easy to implement into just about any classroom. From Animoto to Prezi to Dropbox to Stixy (wait what?), there's a lot to check out."
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    I posted this on ICT and Pedagogy Diigo site. Great blog and heaps of digital tools we can still learn about, thanks. Many more to add to my toolbelt!
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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education | Edudemic - 2 views

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    You can also insert the term "Tablet" for iPad: the questions and arguments for thinking about the task before the technologies are still very valid and worth considering. 
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10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 4 views

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    Several lists of digital tools you can use for these activities. Icebreakers are " discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax and ease into a group meeting or learning situation" (Dover, 2004). Icebreakers are very important in the learning-teaching process that takes place within the classroom. They can help in creating and maintaining a healthy and successful learning environment for students and are also the best warm-ups to get students engaged in a learning task." 
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Rethinking AUPs | Dangerously Irrelevant - 0 views

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    A post that is rethinking acceptable use policies (AUPs) in schools. "In all of our efforts to teach students safe, appropriate, and responsible technology use, are we forgetting the more important job of teaching our students empowered use" A iist with a lot of links to AUP discussions
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The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic - 3 views

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    Article is an excerpt from the December issue of Edudemic Magazine. It lists the best apps (from educators around the world) resources for 2012.
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10 Secrets To Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad - 3 views

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    The ideas and concepts apply to tablets (or mobile devices) not just the ipad
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Educational Technology Buzzwords - 1 views

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    A interesting interpretation of where we are heading with the current technology available to us.
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20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading | Edudemic - 1 views

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    A list from the edudemic people listing "some of the best edtech reads out there, from essential texts on the subject to cutting-edge research, that will help you learn about and implement educational technologies and curricula that can truly benefit both you and your students."
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