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#TechTakeout @ Baker Elementary | CovaisTech

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by bplants

Friday the #TechTakeout crew had the great opportunity of taking over 4th grade at Baker Elementary School! Math has been one of the focus areas of the school so we decided to bring the math in our activities. We had such a great day filled with fun hands on technology infused stations. The instructional technology […]

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Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C’s of Digital Literacy

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by bplants

We all know that our digital natives are very at ease with technology. In fact, they’re in love with it, but does that automatically make them digital proficient? via Alice in WonderTech: The 9 C’s of Digital Literacy.

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How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter – Forbes

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by bplants

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. Games have become a common form […]

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When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher — The Atlantic

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by bplants

Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from “content expert” to “curriculum facilitator.” Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, […]

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True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by bplants

The other day I was working with a group of elementary school teachers on lesson planning with technology. They were introducing some new vocabulary words to their fourth grade students and were looking for some ideas. As we began, they said very little and it was clear were expecting me to introduce some new tools […]

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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning? | MindShift

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by bplants

When we talk about the digital divide in education, the discussions revolve mainly around two factors: lack of access to the internet and lack of knowing how to use that access in powerful ways that can fuel learning beyond consuming content. There are a lot of powerful tools for change available to educators and plenty […]

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CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education | EdTech Magazine

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by bplants

Today’s classrooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, but too often the teaching methods don’t take full advantage of the options these tools afford. Flipping the classroom — inverting the time spent on lecturing and homework — can create new inroads for learning by leveraging the technology used in classrooms and at home, says Kathleen […]

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Educational Technology Guy: Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by bplants

I’m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I’m out-and-about? I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more. Here are two apps that you can use for document scanning on your […]

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When Students Can’t Go Online — The Atlantic

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by bplants

Nearly every school in America has some form of Internet connectivity—but that alone doesn’t mean all kids have equal access to the web. via When Students Can’t Go Online — The Atlantic.

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Educational Technology Guy: Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by bplants

I’m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Why Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks: Here are […]

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