"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. "
Daniel Donahoo: Horizon Report K-12 Released: The Future of Education Is Mobile
Freakonomics » How I Self-Published a Book, And How You Can Too
Seriously considering self-publication for a future book idea.
You Don’t Have To Like It | Betchablog
eduTecher.net-explore. share. contribute
ISTE Award winning teacher, Adam Bellow created this site.....check it out now!
Anonymous or Transparent: Which Side Are You On?
Great article about deciding how to manage your digital footprint. Aligns nicely with our Brand of Me unit - http://brandofme.flatclassroomproject.org
You may have come across this already? I found it when exploring updates on the school Hua Shi Yi Fu Zhong High School who came from Wuhan to attend the Flat Classroom Conference February 2011.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Across My Desk (weekly)
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Across My Desk (weekly)
Free Homework Help Videos from Brightstorm
Math, Science, Test Prep
tags: free educationalnetworking science mathematics acrossmydesk
Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media
Aren't we all doing this now? This is not new......
Very powerful learning practice.
Mr Corben and 5C / Taiga and Jacques' Wetoku Diary
Great example from Nick Corben in Sth Korea of using Wetoku as a student diary, embedded into the wiki to share.
Meet, Record, Share
A real-time tool for communication using audio and video. Recording kept to share.
tags: virtualcollab collaboration acrossmydesk
Top 31 free alternatives to YouTube (video hosting sites)
tags: video acrossmydesk web2.0 youtube
American School of Bombay announce their online learning Academy....interesting
"I am Africa. This is my story..." -
"I am Africa. This is my story..." Contest
Digital storytelling contest for those in Africa! Great resources and ideas for all, and possibly a chance to connect with African classrooms.
What Are Your Essential Classroom Apps?
Join the conversation on iPads in Education. List your top 10 apps used in your classroom....this is exciting to see!
tags: ipad apps acrossmydesk
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Acoss My Desk (weekly)
List of schools and contacts using iPads in education!
tags: ipad acrossmydesk
Connect with other schools that use iPads - iPads in Education
Invitation to be listed as an iPad school AND to be able to find other schools implementing iPads.
tags: ipad education acrossmydesk
Social Calendar and Event Promotion for Twitter | Taweet
Taweet could be very useful for announcements and sharing events.
tags: Twitter socialmedia web2.0 acrossmydesk
Seven Questions to Ask About Texting in Class | MindShift
"# What’s the impact of messages related to classwork when they’re part of a large stream of messages students receive from friends, family, horoscope advice, sports scores and so on?
# What sort of learning happens best (or is reinforced best, perhaps) via SMS?
# How can these sorts of messages be adapted to students’ progress and how can they be sequenced and scaffolded over time?
# How many students are able and willing to participate in these sorts of educational activities via their mobile phone? Can students afford the texting fees? Do they want to use their text-messaging allocations for this purpose?
# Can we subsidize this sort of SMS traffic for student populations?
# If these sorts of messages between home and school become more common, will there be a way to include parents and parents’ phones in the loop?
# Can these quizzes be sent to parents’ phones so that they can have the opportunity to pose a question to their children? "
tags: digitalcitizenship acrossmydesk mobilecomputing education digital_access netiquette
Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media - NYTimes.com
A very rationale and supportive article talking about the use of backchannels in the classroom to support learning.
tags: socialmedia backchannel microblogging acrossmydesk digital_literacy social_media
Virtual Education Journal 5.11
From ISTE SIGVE - a great read!
"Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. written by Veronica Boix Mansilla and Anthony Jackson is now available for free here. This is a great resource for educators who want to incorporate Global Competence into their classrooms and schools."
tags: globaleducation globalcompetence acrossmydesk globalproject
4 Ways Mobile Tech Is Improving Education
tags: mobile technology techintegration learning acrossmydesk 2.2_IT_teach_learn
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"A Week in the Life...." - Finding Perspective
- School time
- Languages & Clothing
- Housing & Transportation
- Leisure time
- Food & Celebrations
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Acoss My Desk (weekly)
Enter The Group: Projects Central
Exploring this new educational/social online, project management tool. Looks useful for team work.
Parent Advice - How Rude! Manners for the Digital Age
Common Sense Media - 7 Rules for Online Etiquette
6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart
tags: cybersafety digitalcitizenship acrossmydesk cybersmart games
For More Students, Working on Wikis Is Part of Making the Grade - NYTimes.com
Interesting artclce supporting the use of wikis for higher order thinking in education.
tags: wiki collaboration acrossmydesk
The Geo-Historian project is aimed at educating K-12 students to become local historians who create digital content for an audience that transcends the walls of their classrooms. Project activities include the creation of curriculum on how to do digital, local history, training teachers how to apply it in their classrooms, and implementation in local schools. Student-created digital content will be accessible in relevant historical locations in the City of Kent via QR codes that can be scanned with mobile phones.
tags: mobilecomputing geography history qrcodes acrossmydesk
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Acoss My Desk (weekly)
Not Your Grandma’s Conference | always learning
I don't think I have featured this blog post by friend and Flat Classroom Student Summit co-leader, Kim Cofino, on my blog yet. In the absence of my own reflection (still to come!), Kim says: Although there were a number of challenges, I continue to believe that this is the future of conferences. Let me tell you why:
1. It's the students.
2. It's the action.
3. It's the leadership.
4. It's the flexibility.
It's the approach.
read the post for more details!
A new image sharing tool.
tags: digitalmedia acrossmydesk images web2.0
"UJAM is a cloud-based platform that empowers everybody to easily create new music or enhance their existing musical talent and share it with friends. "
tags: music web2.0 collaboration acrossmydesk
Create stories using social media - storify.com
Wissahickon School District's eToolBox - Choosing Tools
tags: tools web2.0 acrossmydesk
Home | George Washington University Online High School
Comprehensive, individualized and rigorous....explore the website.
Join this wiki and the Math 2.0 international network of researchers, educators, families, community leaders and technology enablers.