Monthly Archives: February 2013

Progress of Technology in the Classroom

Progress of Technology in the Classroom

I found this picture on Pinterest (click photo to see original post) and thought it was really interesting. It has charts of how often social media is used by professionals in the classroom and which social media sites were found most useful. It also shows how the positive opinions of the importance of online education has increased while the negative opinions have decreased. This picture shows charts of how students use technology for education and how technology in the education profession has increased throughout history. I think this is a great, easy to understand, visual for how important technology has become to the learning environment.

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February 26, 2013 · 9:15 pm

Professor Joe Martin’s Tip to Teachers!

Professor Joe Martin's Tip to Teachers!

Professor, writer, award winning national speaker and education consultant, Joe Martin, wrote this article, “Be A Pro-Change Teacher” to help teachers open their minds. (Click picture for full article). His advice to all teachers is to not have “change-phobia”. The fear of change limits a child’s learning abilities. He suggests a writing project with your students called “Teacher for a Day”. With this project students start off their paper with “If I were a teacher for the day this is what I would do to make our classroom more fun and educational”, then the child can write in paragraph form, list form, or how every they are most comfortable expressing their ideas. Being open minded to these ideas may help increase the effectiveness of your children’s learning!

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February 18, 2013 · 9:08 pm

365 Teacher Tips!

This site has some great tips for teachers for every day of the year! Helpful tips to help organize your classroom, or engage your students better. Check it out! 

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February 12, 2013 · 9:54 pm

Learning in the Digital Age

Check out my power point presentation on Learning in the Digital Age! 

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February 8, 2013 · 7:30 am

ipadin classroom

This Article describes how properly integrating technology into classrooms raises success rates, saves money and more effectively engages students in learning. Online collaboration successfully increases learning productivity and student engagement.  Using online collaboration schools saw a 69% reduction in disciplinary action where schools without it only saw 47%.  Also the dropout rate reduced by 62% in schools where technology is integrated, whereas other schools only saw a 42% reduction rate. Using technology in the classroom is a must! 

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February 4, 2013 · 9:40 pm

My Tech Set Up

Setting up different blogs, social networks and websites was more difficult for me than I would have thought. There are so many different types of designs and tricks to each of these sites that caused me some confusion during the set up for this class. I have finally gained an understanding of most of these sites now and am hoping the rest of my time on the web will be struggle free and enjoyable!

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