Teaching Students to Use Technology to stay Organized & Study – a Case Study

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This past weekend my school, Trinity Valley, gave me the opportunity to teach a one day Saturday enrichment course for students that focused on using technology to help them stay organized, manage …

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I wanted to something like this. Great idea!

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool – New York Times (blog)

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New York Times (blog) Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool New York Times (blog) “Minecraft extends kids’ spatial reasoning skills, construction skills and understanding of planning,” said Eric Klopfer, a professor and the…

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ClassBadges

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ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

Brian Romero Smith‘s insight:

Fantastic for students who set their own goals and for self-paced exploration classes. 

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Augmented Reality to Inspire Creative Writing ~ Two Guys and Some iPads

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by Drew Minock

 

“During this first week of school, I wanted to inspire my students to be creative and have fun with their learning. In years past I have always struggled to make my writing lessons fun and engaging, yet productive. This is year I decided to introduce writing with the help of my favorite tech tool: Augmented Reality! 

“I gave the students a choice to pick one of the 10 different coloring pages from the app ColAR Mix, and use the image on the page as a prompt to write a creative story. There was only two rules for the assignment: 

1. Have fun
2. Use your imagination

“The students got started right away, some writing their story first, and some coloring. Many students were very excited about their stories saying, “Can I please share my story?!” This all happened because I gave the students a choice to create what they wanted and NOT what I wanted. “

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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers – Edudemic

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Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

Brian Romero Smith‘s insight:

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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