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Embracing mobile devices and social media tools | District Administration Magazine

Fast disappearing from schools are internet “lock and block” policies that keep students off social media and restrict them to carefully curated websites. Even with sophisticated filters and firewalls

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Technology: the wrong conversations – Do academics dream of electric sheep?

Technology is people. If we were saying (and doing) the right things technology would be embedded in teaching by now. You wouldn’t need people like me.  I have spent years encouraging and sup…

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Design Your Own Digital Choice Board |

This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. As a group, they wanted to focus on: Differentiation Student choice Assessment One of the strategies we discussed with the potential to weave these three

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Teaching Information Literacy is More Important than Ever

This SLJ article by Laura Gardner is an important read/share in the wake of the latest election and the outcry over fake news sites on social media. fakenews

Once again, we are faced with the fact that school librarians’ goal is to teach these lessons in critical analysis of online information and yet so few schools have a school librarian in place.
This is an article I plan to place in my admin’s mailbox.

Annotating Videos in the classroom

This article offers three great options for students to annotate videos in the classroom. Each one has its benefits, and I would add another that i have used. It’s EdPuzzle, a Google Chrome Extension that allows teachers to edit a clip and insert comments, comprehension questions, and bookmarks so students can interact with the video meaningfully.

These are all some great tools for using video in the classroom.