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Rhondda Powling

Teacher guides - 4 views

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    Microsoft has some great Teacher Guides available. The guides have teaching tips and step-by-step instructions on a variety of topics and tools and technologies. The guides are all free and downloadable in PDF form. Topics include: Critical Thinking in web searches, Windows Movie Maker, Free tools from Microsoft, Digital Storytelling, Microsoft Office, web apps, OneNote, Bing and Mathematics, and Accessibility in the teaching. The guides are easy to use and read and a great resource
Rhondda Powling

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code Infographic | My Educational Technology Blog: A Place of Technology and Tools for Educators - 1 views

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    This infographic sets out some very good reasons to support the case for teaching coding in schools.
graham hughes

Using Multimedia Tools to Help Students Learn - 14 views

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    Researchers have begun to understand more about the situations in which students learn best, they have found that "the structure and resources of traditional resourcess" are often inadequate and that "resources - when used effectively - can enable ways of resources that are much better matched to how children learn"
graham hughes

Digital literacy across the curriculum - 14 views

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    This handbook has been informed by the work of fourteen teachers who are interested in how technology is used in technology technology and who took part in Futurelab's digital participation project. Rather than being prescriptive, it aims to provide information which will help teachers to make the best use of their own expertise to support students' emerging digital literacy.
graham hughes

EDUCATOR'S GUIDE - Facebook for Educators - 3 views

  • instruct them in safe, ethical, and responsible Internet use
  • can enhance learning inside the classroom and beyond
  • new technology is changing your technology
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  • 1.Help develop and follow your school’s policy about Facebook. 2.Encourage students to follow Facebook’s guidelines. 3.Stay up to date about safety and privacy settings on Facebook. 4.Promote good citizenship in the digital world. 5.Use Facebook’s Pages and Groups features to communicate with students and parents. 6.Embrace the digital, social, mobile, and “always-on” learning styles of 21st Century students. 7.Use Facebook as a professional development resource
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    Educators have traditionally helped parents teach young people about appropriate behavior towards others. Now, with the explosion of social media, educators can be part of a larger conversation with young people about digital citizenship and online behavior. We will discuss more about what digital citizenship means in Section 4. As educators you can instruct them in safe, ethical, and responsible Internet use
Tony Searl

THE DIGITAL EDUCATION REVOLUTION: A Dramatic and Wide-reaching Change or The Same Old Rhetoric Masquerading As Real Innovation Of The Future? | To Learn from Within - 11 views

  • Ray & Coulter (2010) supports this stating that currently, teachers as a collective, do not see the potential for technologies to aid in the development of new knowledge, active engagement and linkage of knowledge to a real-world setting
  • There is no doubt that the Digital Education Revolution once completely rolled out will improve the digital resources available for each school and student nationwide, and that the intent of ensuring that all education professionals in Australia are skilled up to support this roll out is well-meaning.
  • but no where is it stated that teachers are required to be trained in the use of information communication technologies and being proficient in doing so.
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  • our students are already miles ahead of the politics and the policies which are just coming into play.
  • We just don’t have the luxury of time for the groundswell of teachers to find their own way.
  • it promoted an infrastructure agenda instead of a learning agenda – which then filters down to the classroom interface resulting in old things in new ways.
  • think what the agenda has lacked (with the DER and more broadly with the ICT agenda) is a clear, research-driven compelling case for change
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    Ray & Coulter (2010) supports this stating that currently, teachers as a collective, do not see the potential for technologies to aid in the development of new knowledge, active engagement and linkage of knowledge to a real-world setting.
Nigel Coutts

Good Reads for Great Assessment - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Recently I have been diving into the world of Assessment, seeking to better understand how we might design effective processes around this essential phase of the learning cycle. In doing so I have found a wealth of resources and quality reads that offer insights and strategies to be applied into our resourcess. Here then is a sampling of what I have been reading. 
Rhondda Powling

Apps in Education: Apps 4 Teachers - 6 views

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    "Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. There are plenty and I am sure as more and more teachers gain the confidence to design their own apps, there will be more suitable one to come. Here is a list of apps that you can use to make your job easier."
Ruth Howard

Infotention How-to (Discovery) | Social Media Classroom - 0 views

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    "First step in creating a radar is process of discovery" Howard Rheingold on Infotention How To 
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