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Contrary to some philosophies that would suggest that we completely remove technology from every sphere, those who are realistic understand that we need to help students understand that good digital citizenship is ultimately good for our health…
Is using social media an acceptable form of content delivery for educators? Bob and Amy discuss tech aversion post-pandemic, and the difference between “screen time” and educational learning experiences using technology, including social media. Also, the importance of cybersecurity and the ramifications of a cyberattack.
…beware of students submitting papers written with AI. It’s becoming increasingly easy for students to use AI to generate essays and other written assignments, and chances are good that at least some of your students are already doing it…
Technology, when used well, can open doors upon doors of opportunities for learners. Students who learn to use technology well will outlearn and outperform students who can not use technology. As educators, we can help them open these doors. Or, we can stand idly by as we watch them enter a world we know full well is increasingly technological–yet have done nothing to help them survive in it because we thought technology was just a nice thing to have…
This edition: how to merge data from a spreadsheet into personalized bulk emails, a good use of Jamboard so each student has a separate board, and a good way to thwart email phishing attempts.
What recently happened to the Los Angeles Public Schools is one reason we’re so serious about security.
A fabulous collection of almost every known technology tool organized for a wide variety of classroom uses. Regularly updated. (Bookmark it!)
Check out the ready-made Constitution Day activities in Nearpod!
Learn how to see an animated history of a document–yours or a student’s, create quick QR Codes in Google Chrome, and how to know when a site is encrypted.
Virtual Reality has been slowly entering the educational scene for several years. One of the most interesting uses of VR I have seen is in the ability to create “meta” spaces for learners on a platform such as…
Here’s another great set of resources courtesy of Ditch That Textbook. Included are ideas and templates for ice breakers, games, first week activities, tech tool refreshers, building community, read alouds, back to school templates, and more!
Teachers can not easily copy questions from one quiz to another within Schoology. However, there are other options for people looking to use questions on multiple assessments: Item Banks.
Back in late fall, a Tech Coach from LakeVille, Michigan, reached out via social media in hopes of finding a first grade class to collaborate with. DuVall’s first graders and their teacher, Emily Press, stepped up. This is their story.
Nearpod has recently updated Collaborate Boards with some new features. If you haven’t used Nearpod in a while, here’s what’s new:
Check out these new features in Nearpod’s “Time to Climb”.
The Tech Coaches will be offering another professional learning opportunity- Creating Interactive Activities Online. In this session, we will explore some of the engaging features of using H5P within Moodle with your students.
Here are 5 common Nearpod activities that help you meet technology integration standards.
Join the Tech Coaches and our Schoology Trainer for our final Schoology professional development opportunity of this school year- Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students.
There are a few slots left for our Technology Professional Learning Experience on Thursday, April 7th.
The Technology Department will be partnering with Schoology for another professional learning opportunity for teachers: Collaborating, Communicating and Managing Content in Schoology. Highlights from the agenda include: Resources, Personal Resources and Public...
If there’s anyone who has failed in the effort to create an aesthetically-pleasing learning environment, it’s me–from day one…
Technology for Lifelong Learning
The goal of instructional technology coaches is to help teachers become effective at using technology to provide the most technology-rich, positive learning environments possible. To this end, we believe effective teachers…
- Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.
- Model digital age work and learning.
- Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.
- Engage in professional growth and leadership.
from Standards for Teachers.