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Find the Right Tools for Student Projects – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! The majority of our students use technology daily to learn and share their voice, creativity, ideas, and passion with the world! When we integrate technology effectively into the curriculum students discover how to use technology to problem solve, create, and better their future and world. Before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Below are some websites, blogs, and Twitter accounts where you can find…

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9 reasons to attend FETC 2020 – Education Article

Educators from around the world are gearing up for the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Miami, Florida, on January 14-17, 2020. What’s more, it’s the 40th anniversary of the conference. Whether you’re a third-grade teacher, an IT director, a special education administrator, or in charge of district innovation, you’ll find plenty to see and do. From sessions and workshops to hands-on demos and an Expo Hall filled with products from more than 400 companies, FETC is a can’t-miss…

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A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth. My students also create several digital products throughout my courses, such as mind maps, infographics, posters, presentations, video commercials, audio interviews, comics, ebooks, portfolios, visual prompts, speaking avatars, etc. These digital projects, or what I often call, “learning missions,” are adaptable and can be used to teach different age groups (children to adults)…

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Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

In a previous post I outlined my 6 step process for implementing digital projects (1. Evaluate an example, 2. Assign the mission, 3. Students carryout the mission, 4. Peer edit, 5. Share the mission, and 6. Feedback/evaluation). In upcoming posts I will be sharing some of my student projects to give you ideas for the upcoming year. In the following project students produce a TV commercial marketing their inventions. Students don’t actually create an invention, instead they  come up with ideas…

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The Beginners Guide to Google Classroom – Education Article

As the classroom is becoming more and more paperless, teachers have to start finding solutions to hand out assignments, manage their classroom, communicate with students, and so on. A rapidly growing number of teachers are finding their way to Google Classroom. An ingenious virtual classroom that focusses less on tech and more on teaching. You don’t have to be a tech professional to handle this classroom. In this post I’ll explain what Google Classroom is, and what you can or can’t…

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Addicted: How the Internet Affects Student Behaviour – Education Article

I can still see him clearly in my mind. He would come into math class looking like a zombie. His ability to produce any kind of results were practically nil. I eventually found out that he was trading precious hours of sleep to be on social media and Skype. His addicted routine saw him using the internet until 4 or 5 in the morning, every day, leaving an hour or two for sleep. His addiction had caused him to be…

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