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Karen Justl

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue... - 0 views

  • Young readers like know more “about the author” and the Internet is rich with resources produced both by the authors themselves, their publishers, and their fans.
  • Make sure older kids know about free websites like Shelfari, LibraryThing, and Goodreads. Biblionasium id great for younger readers.
  • Destiny Quest allow students to record what they’ve read, write recommendations, share their recommendations with other students and discuss books online.
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  • While not designed just for sharing reading interests like the tools above, generic curation tools like Pinterest, Tumblr, ScoopIt - along with older tools like Delicious and Diigo - allow the selection and sharing of interests among students.
  • multimedia tools to generate creative responses to books - and then share them with other students online. Using Glogster, Animoto, poster makers, digital image editors and dozens of other (usually) free tools, students can communicate through sight and sound as well as in writing.
  • Creative librarians do surveys and polls on book related topics using free online tools like GoogleApps Forms and SurveyMonkey. (Collect requests for new materials using an online form as well.) Does your library have a Facebook fan page and a Twitter account to let kids know about new materials - and remind them of classics?
  • Get flashy with digital displays. 
  • less expensive to bring an author in virtually using Skype, Google Hangouts or othe video conferencing program.
  • Check out the Skype an Author Network website to get some ideas.
  • Take advantage of those tablets, smart phones and other student-owned (or school provided) devices by making sure your e-book collection, digital magazines, and other digital resources are easy to find.
  • Book Bowl in May. Students form teams and then we use the book bowl questions from the site to have a great competition.
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    "I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Reading - the only undebatably fool-proof means of both improving reading proficiency and developing a life-long love of reading in every student. "
Karen Justl

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Plurality of Diversity @gcouros @timholt2007 #txeduchat ... - 0 views

  • The second problem is more systemic; since technology is not modeled as part of the implementation process,
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      How can we in SBISD change our practice to include consideration/appropriateness of technology in instructional/lesson planning?
  • "How have you reconfigured your lessons to take advantage of existing technologies students are bringing to school?' My second question is, "How are you connecting with other educators around the globe in your PLN to see what they are ALREADY doing?"
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    Miguel asks the right questions!
Sheri Alford

5 Eye-Opening Stats That Show The World Is Going Mobile - Forbes - 0 views

  • 1) Nearly half of all American kids want an iPad for Christmas.
  • 2) Global mobile traffic now represents roughly 13% of Internet traffic.
  • Nearly a third of all American adults own a tablet or e-reader.
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  • 4) There are 5 billion mobile phone users in the world, but only 1 billion smartphone users. 
  • Android is growing faster than anything.
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    This article contains stats that point to mobile technology (smartphones, tablets) as the digital future.
Karen Justl

TeachThought100 Twitter Tips For Teachers - 0 views

  • organize those you’re following into different groups.
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      I don't understand lists. That what my hashtags are, no?
  • Create separate accounts. 
  • Learn how to use hashtags.
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  • Choose a recognizable Twitter handle. 
  • Manage your online reputation.
  • Never say anything on Twitter you wouldn’t want people to find out about, or wouldn’t say in any other situation.
  • One of the best ways to connect with students and other academics on Twitter is by asking open-ended questions in your feed.
  • Twitter already forces you to be succinct, but you should keep things under the limit for a reason: when you shorten your tweets, it leaves room for others to chime in and retweet.
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      Never thought about this!
  • Tweet regularly. Twitter isn’t going to do you much good if you don’t ever use it. Develop a regular tweeting schedule both for yourself and for your courses that use Twitter.
  • Ask for help
  • Hold after-class discussions.
  • Ask questions relevant to course material. 
  • Use Twitter for class announcements
  • Share interesting online material.
  • Have a Twitter account for each class.
  • Reward participation. 
  • TweetdeckTweetdeck is an app by Twitter that makes it easier to arrange your feeds, schedule tweets, filter your content, and much more. A must for any Twitter power user.
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      I use this and don't consider myself a power user at all.
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      Take a look at these resources!
Sara Wilkie

Top 10 Mistakes When Using Technology - SimpleK12 - 0 views

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    "Top 10 Mistakes Educators Make When Using Technology:

    What process changes are you making?

    4.) Not giving the kids a choice.
    Give guidelines and options ... but give up some control. Let them choose what technology to use, allow them to take charge of their learning.

    3.) Not changing your teaching style.
    Kids have access to information instantly and can look up facts ... how do you see this changing how you teach in the classroom?
Richard Fanning

iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education. - 1 views

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    The goal of this community is to promote innovation in education through the use of technology. The site is not sponsored by Apple nor does it endorse the use of any specific technology or product.
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Richard Fanning

Web 2.0 Science Tools | Digital Learning Environments - 5 views

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    The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high
    school and middle school level.
    Some would also be appropriate for higher
    elementary grade levels. There are many new 'tools' or websites that take
    advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today's Internet.
    Web 1.0
    tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for
    full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some
    manner.
Richard Fanning

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - 6 views

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    A source for almost everything you need for technology in the classroom.
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    Think going through the videos of the month will be fun and inspiring. Kind of like an TED talk. The links on the side will help guide you to resources.
Richard Fanning

NSDL Middle School Portal for Math and Science Teachers - 3 views

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    The NSDL Middle School Portal project is evolving! You can
    still rely on the NSDL Middle School Portal web site for high-quality resources but now through the Middle School Portal 2: Math & Science Pathways (MSP2) social network you can connect to colleagues and share knowledge within and
    beyond the MSP2 community.
Richard Fanning

Intel Education - For K12 Education - 0 views

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    Intel® Education enables 21st century teaching and learning through free professional development, tools, and resources that help K-12 teachers engage students with effective use of technology.
Richard Fanning

DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms - 2 views

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    The goal of technology integration is to use technology seamlessly so that the technology itself becomes a transparent and integral tool to teach core curriculum. Read the articles below to find out how technology integration can
    make a difference.
Richard Fanning

Five things students say they want from education | Featured Superintendent's Center | ... - 4 views

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    Survey that reports what students want in education
Sara Wilkie

FreshBrain - 2 views

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    Ideas for project based learning
Richard Fanning

Technology Integration Matrix - 2 views

  • The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.
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    The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a foundation for professional development for technology integration and a common vocabulary for talking about effective uses of technology in teaching and learning. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.
Richard Fanning

ALA | AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning - 4 views

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    Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
Sara Wilkie

Top 10 Twitter Tips! | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom - 0 views

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    "Without a doubt, Twitter is my number one form of professional development and I am always recommending it to other educators."
Sara Wilkie

technoLanguages - iPod Touch & iPad Apps - 1 views

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    "All of the ideas on the iPods page can work on the iPod Touch, PLUS -

    lots of language learning apps - flashcards and games
    taking photos an labelling them using an app called LabelBox = these images can then be used for revision in another class"
Sara Wilkie

Branding BYOD: On/Off| The Committed Sardine - 0 views

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    "There is a new acronym that is rapidly becoming embedded in the public narrative about technology and learning: BYOD. It stands for Bring Your Own Device. It opens up an area of inquiry that can be summarized in the following questions: How should communities, schools, and teachers address the issue of students wanting to bring their own digital devices to school? What new opportunities and challenges would a pro-BYOD-or an anti-BYOD policy-present? How do educators manage a BYOD world?"
Richard Fanning

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® - 1 views

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    An online resource for students and teachers, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides standards-based content in all the core disciplines, grades 8-14.
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