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Transmedia Learning

Use storytelling techniques combined with the use of multiple platforms that creates an immersive learning landscape which enables multivarious entry and exit points for learning and teaching.

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Using fair internet filtering policies

School districts sometimes overreact and filter out too many free web 2.0 tools that can enhance teaching and learning. Embracing more reasonable policies and having committees oversee the filtering decisions rather than an individual person creates a better process for allowing more technology into the school for free. Teachers are able to innovate using blogs, wikis, and many other web 2.0 tools without any cost ...more »

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League of Innovative Teachers

Committed to the technology that can optimize our practice and improve our student’s outcomes, Team Beta Classroom has over 150 extraordinary educators from across this nation who are committed to test-driving promising technologies. We help ed. tech. executives and entrepreneurs see their products from the teacher’s perspective. Beta Classroom is an online space where teachers can find beta technology and help the executives ...more »

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1:1 iPad deployment

To create a paperless learning environment, with a creativity tool and textbook tool combined, our campus has deployed 1:1 iPads for a pilot of 11th/12th graders/teachers. Documents can be exchanged paperlessly, students have built in access to movie creation, photo creation, project creation, and online textbooks, library materials, e-books, etc. can all be accessed from one very portable device. It has improved efficiency ...more »

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Authentic Simulations Which Integrate Content

More learning simulations that place students in authentic roles (scientist, explorer, social scientist, etc.), are collaborative / competitive, and allow teachers the flexibility to easily integrate different types of content depending on the teacher's need.

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Libraries as full partners in tech/learning

School libraries should be a hub for informational literacy of all kinds. They should be well-staffed with professional librarians who are also well-versed in the use of technology tools and how they can be well-integrated into research and learning. The library is a learning and creativity hub for the entire school, a think tank of sorts. Rather than have separate library/research/and technology faculty, the learning ...more »

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Gamified Learning

Harness the same powerful psychological hooks games like FarmVille and World of WarCraft use to make education more engaging for students. I don't mean actual "games" in the traditional sense, but rather just dividing up course material into smaller "levels", with points and "badges" awarded. Have a "health bar" for student behavior, that sort of thing. Disclaimer: I am working on an online platform called http://craniak.com ...more »

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Online Assessments

In Maine, my school piloted a program that integrated professional development and assessments (both formative and summative) of high school reading comprehension and writing. It was the best thing to happen to my classroom. The Professional Development piece, FineTune, helped me to better assess student writing. As a result when I used the summative assessments of Assessment21, I could focus on how my students were ...more »

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Crowdsourced Online Learning on MentorMob

There are more than a few problems that keep students from engaging in effective self directed online learning, and MentorMob, like Khan Academy and Edmodo, are working to leverage technology in order to disrupt education. MentorMob is a learning platform that allows anyone to build sequential "Learning Playlists" on topics that interest them. The community can then rate, comment on, and add to Playlists that have already ...more »

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online curriculum

Courses for virtually every class should be online FIRST and remain available forever. This way students and teachers can always return to their materials, and the crucial step of organizing a course or class can take place in a collaborative environment--the Internet

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On-Demand Streaming Media & eBook Management System

Combine on-demand segments of video, tv program recordings, PDFs, documents and presentations to provide students with a complete learning environment. Include Copyright, TEACH Act and Fair Use tools to ensure district compliance. Allow students access to grade appropriate media from a variety of high-quality publishers from home. Connect digital media with iPads so students can continue learning when not connected ...more »

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Use web based products for student presentations

Encourage students to use web based products such as Glogster or Prezi for presentations such as book reports and research topics. Students are more motivated using web tools, it equalizes the access to materials (as opposed to tagboard and poster materials), and quite a bit of writing can be included, as well as sound and visuals. These can be worked on both from home and at school, as well as community centers or libraries ...more »

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Simulations and Games for Science Education

Creating games or simulations that help solidify abstract science concepts and allow for guided practice in processing skills. This can be an intervention as well for students with learning disabilities. Simulations can offer accurate visual representations of concepts while games are repeated practice in a scaffolded environment.

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Mobile learning that works both offline and online

Our company has a mobile learning product (the app is free) which enables students to download educational material to their devices while connected, which can later be accessed when offline. Students can even take quizzes, and play interactive learning exercises without being connected. Educators therefore don't have to worry about "dog ate my net connection" homework excuses, and parents don't pay anything additional ...more »

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Ultranet online student-centred learning environment statewide

The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access ...more »

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Free Open Courseware Offers Learning to Anyone/Anywhere/Anytime

The non-profit Khan Academy offers free world-class online learning for K-12 Common Core subjects. I ran across this outstanding technology web-based resource today while researching open courseware and was astounded at what is being offered free to anyone. It is so compelling I just needed to share this website with other educators and students who may not be aware of its potential for advancing global learning to anyone, ...more »

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IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS

We are presenting our 3D virtual environments to CAA2012 as a potential tool for recreating archaeological reconstructions. We have a 3D test environment running at present at http://wa692.avayalive.com When you click on this link you will be asked to download a plugin (agree to ActiveEx control) and you will appear in the environment as an avatar. This environment will allow for the simultaneous entry of 30 avatars. ...more »

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Technology Integration in Education

I am the founder of the website Technology Integration in Education with over 10000 members world wide. We exist on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Diigo and our own website @ http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com . The premise behind the website is to create a central location for all educators to quickly and easily find all education resources that help to best integrate technology into their teaching. The ...more »

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Use Google Earth as a learning platform

I use Google Earth as the learning platform for math activities and lessons. My website, RealWorldMath.org provides teachers with lesson resources that promote active learning and constructivism. The best thing about this is that with Google Earth I can easily connect with ideas from other subject areas such as Science or History. By presenting ideas in a virtual world setting, students can see the relevance of ideas ...more »

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Learning to Read - Explore Software that Tests and Trains

I am a clinical neuropsychologist from a family of teachers and have developed a fun reading program for grades K-3 that systematically develops reading skills. It has become clear to me that children from K to 3rd grade must learn to read, because from 4th grade on they must read to learn. In order to achieve this goal the TNT Reading software first tests a student's skills and then develops a targeted training program ...more »

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