7 Apps for Student Creators | Edutopia

7 apps for student creators (promote higher-order thinking, encourage collaboration, and connect students to real-world learning

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | see boards "My Screening Room - Kid Viewer At Heart" & "To Release My Inner Web Designer - Animation"

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices | see boards "My Screening Room - Kid Viewer At Heart" & "To Release My Inner Web Designer - Animation"

This year's popular ed tech trends included 3D printing, iPad add-ons, tools to enhance flipped learning, collaborative approaches for 1:1 classrooms, and more PLN-friendly networking tools.

2015's Ed Tech Trends in Review

This year's popular ed tech trends included printing, iPad add-ons, tools to enhance flipped learning, collaborative approaches for classrooms, and more PLN-friendly networking tools.

7 Apps for Helping Others | Edutopia

7 Apps for Helping Others

Children can practice empathy through apps that encourage collaboration, whether it’s drawing pictures together, cooking for each other, or creating lessons to share their knowledge.

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

In a testing-driven environment, it& critical that we foster student creativity in the classroom, whether through open-ended projects, 20 percent time, or team-building activities.

Teachers stand on the shoulders of giants who developed tried-and-true strategies by testing them out, reflecting on the outcomes, and honing those strategies over decades or longer.

Defining "Best Practice" in Teaching

Defining "Best Practice" in Teaching. "Why re-invent the wheel." An article about and a list of some of the best teaching strategies.

5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing | Edutopia

5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing

12 AWESOME EDTECH APPS -- An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances. Whether that includes Kahoot!, Screencast-O-Matic, or Scratch, it's ultimately about your teacher-student relationship.

5 Quotes to Focus You This Fall | Edutopia

We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve education.

Video example of high school blended learning classroom with focus on rotation and differentiated instruction.

Transitioning to Blended Learning

Blended Learning: At P. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

SAMR “smashed” with Bloom’s Taxonomy to integrate iPads in the Classroom

SAMR App Dice

Learning in Progress: SAMR Smash - Integrating iPads into Teaching & Learning Practices - SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy

This app, Geddit, enables classroom feedback to help educators to determine student comprehension during a lesson. It is free and works on any web-enabled device. In addition, this real-time system assists teachers to find where each student is in relation to the learning and differentiate accordingly.

Normally students are embarrassed to truly show their understanding. Geddit allows them to show what they know or their confidence level without other students knowing.

Make Chromebooks Work Smarter in the Classroom These five tips can help teachers better integrate the Google Chrome–based mobile devices into instruction.

TPE: Making Content Accessible I use ChromeBooks all the time in my classroom. Such a good way of allowing students to look at websites and play games for content material.

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

When it comes to social media, students may know more than you, but as students progress through school, online research skills become more important.

What does 21st century learning look like in the elementary classroom? Includes links to photos/videos of K-5 student projects.

What does 21st century learning look like in an elementary school?

What does century learning look like in the elementary classroom? Includes links to photos/videos of student projects. - need better technology

Four Powerful Formative Assessment Tools for the Chromebook Classroom

Game-based blended learning classroom response system with BYOD (works with a variety of devices) student accounts not needed

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