EdTech Integration

By Simon Vasey | A collection of articles, blog posts, and websites that showcase the amazing ways technology can enhance the learning experience for our students. Follow me on Twitter @vasey103 I'm a K-8 Technology Integration Specialist at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire, IL. I enjoy growing my PLN, and I'm a promoter of Twitter for self-directed learning. Also a BIG Apple fan! Website and blog at: svasey103.weebly.com

Watch | 11 Year Old Designs 3D Printed Solution with City X Project

As students across the country went back to school this month, many were greeted by a new game changing learning tool: The 3D printer.<p>Educational …

Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool | Emerging Education Technologies

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More<p><i>Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education</i> …

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One of the best ways for frustrated parents, students and teachers to convince school leaders that it’s time for a reboot is with amazing student …

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) | Emerging Education Technologies

Start the New School Year With More Fun, Engaging Techniques and Resources Than You’ll Probably be Able to use all Year!<p>Are you looking for ways to …

6 Good Classroom Posters on Digital Citizenhsip

September, 2014<br>This is a short telegraphic post to share with you this new digital citizenship resource I learned from TechChef4U. Venspired ( a …

A Gold Mine of #EdTech Resources

As I am sure it is for any educator, my student teaching experience was definitely memorable for many reasons. Some good. Some bad. One particular …

Empowering Students Through Blogging

How many times have you heard a student ask, “How long does this paper have to be?” or “Will this be on the test?”<p>Many students come to school with …

STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

<i>STEM Everywhere</i> Video Series<p>Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, …

A Whole New World of Apps (for the Under 13 Generation)

As students fill the hallways of our schools on their first day back, there is a major change afoot for those kids under the age of 13. Students in …

The Importance of STEM Education for K-2 Learners

There’s a buzz around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education these days. Teachers on all levels, administrators, …

How Howard County schools are harnessing teens' tech obsessions

Mt. Hebron High School algebra teacher Natalie Rau has flipped her classes. Now students learn at home and do their homework in school. The change is …

Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories

Earlier this week I received an email from a reader who was searching for a good way to have students create mapped timelines. The idea is to have …

SAMR Swimming Lessons

You want me to do what with technology?<p>I’ve received lots of great feedback on my SAMR Swimming Pool analogy (Taking a Dip in the SAMR Swimming …

iTunes U update: It’s now push AND pull

Okay.<p>It’s a Monday, it’s summer, and my brain is still working to wake up. So much of what you’ll read below is from an official Apple press release …

Activators and Summarizers with Mobile Devices

<i>This post first appeared in my "Kathy's Katch" blog for the Discovery Education Network and is re-posted here with permission.</i><br>Activators and …

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It’s Never Too Late to Become a Connected Educator - Getting Smart by Guest Author - connected educators, EdTech, math teacher resources

<i>By: Gayle Allen</i><p>Have you been teaching a decade – or more? Do you find online technologies overwhelming? Do you ever fear you’re falling behind? Do …

The perfect iPad creation trifecta: iMovie, Storehouse, and Voice

Hi. My name is Glenn and I’m an Apple nerd.<p>I haven’t yet crossed the line to join the semi-crazed, standing in line for days to get the latest Apple …

Announcing New iOS and Android Versions for the Award-Winning Digital Passport™

Today, Common Sense Media is proud to announce the release of Digital Passport™ on both iOS and Android platforms, making the award-winning web-based …

Build Community: Teach Digital Citizenship in Edmodo

Did you know that we offer digital literacy and citizenship activities on Edmodo? In 2012, we partnered with the popular social network for teachers …

Anne Collier

Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

For six years, I taught in a basement classroom with no windows, and yet I could see what was happening around the world thanks to the Internet. …

Taking a Dip in the SAMR Swimming Pool

Dr. Ruben Puentedura in Boston – Nov 2013I recently got to watch the SAMR master himself, Dr. Ruben Puentedura take the stage at iPad Summit Boston. …

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Get Rolling with SPRK Programming Curriculum - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - CCSS, common core, EdTech, programming

Robotics and programming have quickly become the project du jour of classrooms and students at all levels. There are a number of different platforms …

Snapshot- A Great New Edmodo Tool For Teachers

May 6, 2014<br>I just learned about this new Edmodo tool from Matt Bergman and I want you to take note of it as well. Edmodo has recently released a new …

7 Great TED Talks on Autism Teachers Should Not Miss

May 6, 2014<br>A few months ago I posted here a visual wheel that features an array of iPad apps for autistic students and today I am adding these great …

Digital Parenting 101: An iTunesU Course For Parents

Digital Parenting iTunesU course<p>Part of having any type of success in a school is to have the support of parents. While some schools can overcome a …