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Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions - 12 views

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    In a recent webinar, more than 90% of school leaders responded that they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology. At the end of the webinar, when polled again, only one leader claimed to be leading an innovative school. The complete reversal was due to a presentation of the Six Questions that you will read about in this article.   This list of questions was developed to help educators be clear about the unique added value of a digital learning environment.
Cally Black

YouTube Audio Library Features Tons of Free Music to Use in Classroom Multimedia Projec... - 5 views

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    Some good news today from YouTube. I just learned about this gigantic step YouTube took by allowing people to download music for free from its new service called YouTube Audio Library. This is not a comprehensive library and don't expect to find every piece of music you want there but still it is a very good start and is one of the best platforms we can use with our students to access free music downloads.
Cally Black

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students' Progress for Teachers - NYTimes.com - 4 views

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    "SAN ANTONIO - Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their textbooks."
    They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes - or simply not opening the book at all.
Cally Black

Inquiry Learning - 12 views

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    Apps and websites to support inquiry learning - mostly apps!
Cally Black

Snapshot of | Smore - 4 views

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    This week the focus is iPad and Web 2.0 Tools Tutorials. These tutorials will support teachers to effectively embed technology into their Literacy and Numeracy programs.
Cally Black

The Digital Education Revolution comes to an end. Where now? | isupport - 2 views

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    The final round of government funding is currently being distributed to schools all around Australia. So far over 967,000 computers have been bought, infrastructure built and (most) teachers up-skilled to benefit from the acquisition. But as the funds come to an end, many school principals are wondering if the process has been beneficial, and how can they continue to support and progress the Digital Education Revolution?
Cally Black

How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms | Edudemic - 1 views

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    I strongly believe that technology is going to completely revolutionize the classroom. But when are we going to start addressing the negative aspects of the one-to-one classroom? When are we going to acknowledge the fact that just because every student has a device it does not mean that they will get a 36 on the ACT? I have seen videos of babies that can play with an iPad, but that does not mean that high school students intuitively know how to use one to effectively collaborate and communicate in the classroom.
Cally Black

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA | Edudemic - 4 views

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    there are now guidelines on how to cite social media using the MLA and APA standards.
Cally Black

How to Open Zip Files & Extract Archives on the iPhone & iPad - 5 views

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    If you've ever run into a .zip file on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad you will probably have discovered it's a bit of a dead-end initially, because by default there isn't much you can do with zips or any other archive format. That doesn't mean you can't open ZIP files though,
Cally Black

10 Digital Citizenship Tips From Your Mother | Edudemic - 9 views

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    While 'the internet' and 'manners' don't tend to pop up in the same sentence very often (at least not in the positive sense), there are a number of ways that manners really do matter when you're interacting online.
Cally Black

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | November Learning - 4 views

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    device, I'm concerned that most one-to-one implementation strategies are based on the new tool as the focus of the program. Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.
Cally Black

How to Set Up a Remote Control for iPad Presentations Using Keynote Remote | iPad Academy - 6 views

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    how to wirelessly control a set of Keynote slides running on an iPad connected to a projector. Not surprisingly, there's an app for that. Apple has an app called Keynote Remote to support your Keynote slideshows.
Cally Black

Plagiarism Tester | Neil's Toolbox - 5 views

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    Copy sections up to 50 words from your essay or report in the following box, and you will see if you are plagiarizing someone else's work online. Try it a few times with different sections of your text.
Cally Black

Free Technology for Teachers: 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos - 9 views

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    "iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately,
    creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as you might hope it
    is. Back in June I shared a
    free 110 page book about using iBooks Author
    . However, if
    video tutorials are more helpful to you I have found twenty six videos that you
    should look at."
Cally Black

Saving Face - 2 views

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    When socializing or communicating with Facebook here are some resources to support your understanding of the environment, a few tips to ensure for a safe experience, and some links to keep up you up to date on changes and privacy settings. The concept to be aware of is that anything online is not private. So be cautious and thoughtful about what you say, share and post. It will be associated with you
    on the internet and you may never be able to get rid of it. Think before you post!
Cally Black

Splash Home - splash.abc.net.au - 6 views

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    "ABC Splash is a new education website for Australia, packed with 100s of videos,
    audio clips and games. Totally free to watch and play at home and in school."
Cally Black

Students Are Competent to Show Us What They Need to Learn - 5 views

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    "I used to think
    that my job as a teacher was to "fill" my
    students with the knowledge I possessed, even if I'd just acquired that
    knowledge from the internet the night before."
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