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The School of One tries to take advantage of technology to essentially customize education for every kid in every classroom and help teachers do their job more effectively. http://www.schoolofone.org/
For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellentstarting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The following list compiles some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter.
Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone.
Push the play button to hear it for yourself.
Student created videos are a great way to engage students while making learning fun. Check out this video by Brock education students.
Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Bryne
The new school year is here for many teachers. For those who haven't started school yet, the new school year will be here soon. If you've set the goal of trying something new in your classroom this year (shouldn't that always be one of our goals), here are eleven techy things teachers should try this year.
Gemma and Eliana Singer are big iPhone fans. They love to explore the latest games, flip through photos, and watch YouTube videos while waiting at a restaurant, having their hair done, or between ballet and French lessons. But the Manhattan twins don't yet have their own phones, which is good, since they probably wouldn't be able to manage the monthly data plan: In November, they turned 3.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press Writer - Fri Nov 27, 2009
Ariana Leonard's high school students shuffled in their seats, eagerly awaiting a cue from their Spanish teacher that the assignment would begin.
"Take out your cell phones," she said in Spanish.
The teens pulled out an array of colorful flip phones, iPhones and SideKicks. They divided into groups and Leonard began sending them text messages in Spanish: Find something green. Go to the cafeteria. Take a picture with the school secretary.
Leonard's class at Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, a middle-class Florida suburb about 30 miles north of Tampa, is one of a growing number around the country that are abandoning traditional policies of cell phone prohibition and incorporating them into class lessons. Spanish vocabulary becomes a digital scavenger hunt. Notes are copied with a cell phone camera. Text messages serve as homework reminders.
The intent of the second annual Brock Faculty of Education event, Teaching and Technology: A Collaborative Showcase is to provide a unique opportunity for teacher education candidates, practicing teachers, school administrators and university faculty members to become acquainted with the latest technological innovations available to the education community.
Common Classroom Document Camera Uses
- Display notes and math problems
- Newspaper Articles
- Shared Reading Every book is a big book when you have a document camera! I use the document camera daily for shared reading with 4th and 5th graders.
- Zoom into specific details you want to present
Zoe Branigan-Pipe and her students at Lawfield Elementary in Hamilton chatted with Ryerson University students about Maker Culture via Skype video
The following story from the HWDSB website is written by Brock graduate student & Teacher Education associate teacher
From the New York Times
Today, though, 21st-century technology carries the potential to nudge mainstream education back toward the 16th-century vision of one-to-one tutoring.
The Internet, high-speed networks, powerful and lighter computers, and clever software for video, collaboration and simulations on the Web all help. Equally important is a maturing understanding of how to use wisely the new digital tools in education. The goal, proponents say, is to open the door to more engaged, interactive and personalized learning.
Since we launched Google for Educators, many teachers have come to us with stories of how Google products are helping them in the classroom. Here, we'd like to share some of what we've heard about the products that comprise Google tools for educators, including three new products, Google News, Google Page Creator and Google Groups. And be sure to check out some examples of teacher work in the new classroom activities section.
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100 Terrific Twitter Feeds for Teaching Advice: Twitter has evolved into a great resource for news and current events. Luckily, it’s also a great resource for other important information, such as awesome teaching advice. Whether you are still earning your teaching certification or are just starting out as a teacher, these Twitter feeds offer resources you shouldn’t miss.