Collaboration and File Sharing Platforms

24/05/2017

BroadyEdTech

Use this for file sharing:  Three Alternatives to DropItToMe for File Collection at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/05/three-alternatives-to-dropittome-for.html?m=1

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Leave the Classroom With Augmented Reality

20/05/2017

BroadyEdTech

Great apps featured in AUGMENTED REALITY APPS THAT HELP YOU EXPLORE THE WORLD at https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.popsci.com/amp/augmented-reality-apps

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Kids Using Handheld Devices Don’t Read Anymore, or do They?

11/05/2017

BroadyEdTech

An interesting aspect of the changing discipline of literacy in Can Social Networking Boost Literacy Skills at  https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Teaching%20in%20Alberta/Resources%20for%20Parents/Parent-Friendly%20Articles/Pages/CanSocialNetworkingBoostLiteracySkills.aspx.  Esxcerpt:

Perhaps text messaging, social networking sites and blogs are a new form of literature that will soon be studied in schools in the way that books, plays and poetry are now. In Scotland, new curriculum literacy guides specify that children should be familiarized with new media and taught modern communication methods so that they will be able to function in today’s workplace. The guides emphasize the importance of teaching students how and when to use particular communication methods. For example, students are taught to avoid using abbreviated text language in e-mails in which formal language might be more appropriate.

The jury is still out on whether studying Shakespeare will be replaced by reading Taylor Swift’s tweets. Parents who want their children to become more literate probably know what they…

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What’s Writing Gotta Do With it? Technology and Skills to Use it

08/05/2017


Effectively incorporating video and video technology into lessons

01/03/2017

Erik Halvorson

Education Connections

When designing classroom units and lessons, how do you support learning through the inclusion of technology and non-text-based materials?

For many educators, the integration of videos and technology into their lessons and units is not a new concept. With the expansion of video hosting platforms and increased access to technology, instructors are using, and even relying on, technology and video production to support student learning in the classroom. Videos can be great tools, especially for EL students, to provide visual and reduced text-based support to lessons, means of building student background knowledge, and avenues for students to show their learning, comprehension, and understanding. However, even though a lesson might include visual support through the integration of video technology, it may not be designed correctly or be an effective support for students. The inclusion of visual media and supports in lessons and activities requires careful consideration and planning in order for these opportunities to become meaningful ways to support student learning.

To explore some ideas on how to effectively incorporate video technology into classroom learning specifically for EL students, check out this article from Edutopia.

The International Literacy Association (ILA) also recently posted an article with further resources on effectively integrating video technology and learning into your classroom and lessons.


Leveraging ed tech to better serve ELLs and students with disabilities

13/02/2017

Read more here http://www.educationdive.com/news/leveraging-ed-tech-to-better-serve-ells-and-students-with-disabilities/435475/


7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

24/01/2017


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