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Garth Holman

Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable | Edutopia - 0 views

  • Similarly, smashing multiple apps can lead to extraordinary learning artifacts, so why not apply it to Chromebooks? In four steps, we have the potential to create and share something entirely new.
  • As teachers, we should look to incorporate smashes because we want our students to demonstrate their understanding, to reflect on a process and to envision creating a learning artifact that was previously inconceivable. We want students to take ownership of their learning process, develop technology fluency (2), and identify the best possible means to "show what they know." When there are no limitations to what can be created with the available tools, then there are no limitations to how students can demonstrate their growth as learners.
  • Essentially, our goal as educators is to help our students develop into creators and innovators. When we know that smashing is a possibility and introduce this potential to our students, we not only empower them to take ownership of their learning process, but also teach them to go beyond the initial obstacles in order to problem solve for better learning and expression.
Katy Eyman

WebQuests: Explanation - 0 views

  • online lessons created by teachers
  • inquiry-oriented online tool for learnin
  • involve group work
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  • specific roles or perspectives
  • built around resources that are preselected by the teacher
  • USING information, not LOOKING for it
Katy Eyman

WebQuests: Explanation - 0 views

  • six critical components
  • goal of the introduction
  • is to make the activity desirable and fun for students
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  • engage
  • excite students
  • Task:
  • teacher finds resources
  • teacher devises an activity
  • incorporates the information
  • publish their findings on a Web site
  • collaborate in an online research initiative with another site or institution
  • create a multimedia presentation on a particular aspect of their research
  • Process:
  • Introduction:
  • description of the steps learners should go through
  • with links embedded in each step.
  • Resources:
  • list of the resources
  • resources embedded within the Process section,
  • non-Web resources can also be used
  • Evaluation
  • rubric 1 for evaluating students' work
  • clear goals, matching assessments to specific tasks
  • During the introductory stage of the WebQuest, it can be very helpful to point out three types of student examples: exemplary, acceptable, and unacceptable.
  • Conclusion
Jenny Sommers

Innovation Excellence | 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used ... - 0 views

    interesting... the photo looks familiar!
Garth Holman

iPad Apps and Resources for Teachers - 3 views

    Huge list of Ipad apps by discipline.  Worth a look. 
Michael O'Connor

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - FIZZ - 0 views

    "Life is too short. Stop repeating yourself. Flip your classroom!"
Elizabeth Bendlak

The Importance of Mobile Phones in Education - Articles - Educational Technol... - 1 views

    I'm researching articles for my multicultural education class final paper and I thought this was very interesting. My topic is cell phone usage in the classroom. I hope you find this as interesting as I did!
Michael O'Connor

Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones | The Columbus Dispatch - 0 views

  • “The easiest technology to use is the one we have famili
  • Jon Stonebraker, the district’s technology coordinator. “When we’re familiar with it, then it allows us to be more-effective workers.”
  • The district kicked off its “Bring Your Learning Technology” campaign this year that urges kids to bring their devices as long as they are used responsibly. Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and Westerville schools have similar initiatives.
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  • The local efforts reflect a national movement that recognizes that students’ electronic devices can amplify instruction.
  • “Today’s constantly evolving mobile devices provide ever-changing options for schools and districts,”
  • By encouraging students to bring their own devices, schools can spend less money on technology and funnel funds to those who can’t afford their own devices.
    • Michael O'Connor
      Amen to this! BYOT has an upside!
  • After a nine-week trial period, staff members found that students respected the rules.
  • “Last year, kids were still using them, but behind everyone’s back,” she said. “Now this year, we have an open policy, and it lets us have a better experience at school.”
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