Have you ever wondered if there are any opportunities out there where you can apply and be awarded money for technology items in your classroom. Of course it isn't easy or guaranteed to get money or technology for your classroom, but it can be well worth it. Here are links to the opportunities that I discuss in the podcast episode:
Ed Tech Team Grants - https://www.edtechteam.com/grant/Donors Choose - http://www.donorschoose.org/Adopt a Classroom - http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/Digital...
Throughout our history, we have asked important questions, such as, "why is there air?" "How many people does it take to change a light bulb?" and "Did the chicken or the egg come first?" One age old question that teachers have asked is, "should I create a class website or a class blog?" In this podcast episode I help to answer this age old question by discussing when you might want a blog or a website. I also discuss alternatives to both approaches and some of the tools that teachers use...
Have you been asked to integrate technology in your classroom, but you don't know where to start? In this episode, I share some ideas from Doug Johnson's book, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide. First I share some ideas to change non-technology-based activities into technology-based ones. Then I share about some basic and easy activities and technologies that can be incorporated into classroom learning.
Have you ever wondered what types of interventions, teaching and learning practices and other items really make a difference for student learning? In this episode, we take a look at the interventions, teaching and learning practices and other elements have an above average effect on student learning.
I discuss John Hattie's framework for Visible Learning to help answer some of these questions.
Visible Learning, and Visible Learning for Teachers
This week, I discuss a model of intrinsic motivation and how the proper use of technology can support intrinsic motivation for learning. Here are the four main elements of the taxonomy of intrinsic motivations:
Malone, T. W., & Lepper, M. R. (1987). Making learning fun: A taxonomy of intrinsic motivations for learning. In R. E. Snow & J. F. Marshall (Eds.), Aptitude, learning, and instruction (Vol. 3, pp. 223–253). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
This week, My students discuss four different technologies and how they might be used on the four different levels of the SAMR model. Here are the four levels of the SAMR model:
Here are the four different tools:
WebexGoogle DriveGoogle HangoutsTizmos
This week, I talk about the importance of making your voice sound engaging when teaching. This post comes mainly from a section of my book, Educational Technology for Teachers. I also share the four main elements of voice and tell how to practice varying them. The four main elements of voice are:
This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to digital media. These websites and apps allow teachers to create media projects. The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and apps for learning activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
Garage Band - iPad appiMovie - iPad appWeeblyWixGoogle SitesPicMonkey
This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to quizzing. These sites allow teachers to prepare for or implement class quizzes. The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for learning activities. Here are the websites discussed in this podcast:
This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to learning management tools and systems. A learning management system allows you to post assignments and activities so that students can complete them and submit them online. The teachers also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for learning activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
This week, Josh Jensen and I discuss some of the barriers to South Dakota teachers using new ideas and new technologies in the classrooms. We also talk about some nice sites for scheduling parent-teacher conferences and other meetings. Here are a few links from this episode:
This week, South Dakota Teachers share their favorite websites and apps that relate to classroom management. They also share some examples of how they use these websites and tools for classroom management and other activities. Here are the websites and apps discussed in this podcast:
GoNoodleClass DojoDoodle BuddyYoutubeYoutube SchoolsLiveSchoolToo Noisy
This week, I discuss the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report. This report outlines 6 new technologies that will be adopted in K-12 education over the next several years. Here are the technologies discussed:
Here's a link to the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report for K-12 Education
This week, I discuss some things you really should consider before adopting iPads for your classes on a 1:1 basis. They certainly don't do everything and they aren't perfect educational devices. Here's what you need to know organized under three categories, the good, the bad and the ugly.
This week, we talk a little about the future of education and how what we do now with technology in the classroom can be student-centered. Remember, it's how you use technology that really counts! Simply using technology in your classroom won't make a difference with student learning. Using it in student-centered ways will!
Here are the links from this post:
More information in my book -...
This week, I continue a previous podcast on project-based learning technologies and discuss the 9 elements of project-based learning and give some example projects that might work for different subject areas. Here are the nine elements of project based learning:
• Student choices
• Student inquiry
• Collaboration and teamwork
• Teacher coaching and feedback
• Student reflection
• Public presentation
More information in my book - Educational Technology...