QR Codes are everywhere! Billboards, flyers, newspapers, books, on the side of buildings...everywhere! Now, they're making their way into the classroom and they are GREAT!My last post on QR Codes in the Classroom was so popular (thank you!), so I've decided to list some more ideas about creating lessons and activities using QR Codes. I hope you enjoy!In the elementary classroom, QR Codes could ... Read More about QR Code MANIA!
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What is digital citizenship? How should we address it in our classrooms? In our increasingly global and digital society, we must prepare our students to be digital citizens who are conscious of their digital presence.According to digitalcitizenship.net, digital citizenship is defined "as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. As teachers, we model appropriate ... Read More about Digital Citizenship
Chrome Apps for Education: Students
Wow! There are so many awesome Chrome apps that would benefit students in most any classroom! The apps listed below are incredible for managing information and creating amazing products. Enjoy!VideoNot.esTake notes WHILE watching a video! The notes are "time-stamped" so the student knows at what point in the video their notes were taken! This links with Google Drive...so they can access their ... Read More about Chrome Apps for Education: Students
Backchanneling in the Classroom
What is backchanneling? According to TodaysMeet.com, backchanneling is anything happening in the room that isn't coming from the person presenting the information.Sometimes, the "backchannel" can have a negative influence in the classroom environment. Students may be zoned out of the lecture and trying to use their electronic devices for activities that ARE NOT school appropriate. Maybe (at least ... Read More about Backchanneling in the Classroom
Social Media…it DOES have a place in education!
After my second awesome day of METC conferences, I've decided to take another look at the use of social media in schools. In my Educational Technology and Twitter post, I focused mostly on how teachers could benefit from using Twitter...specifically for professional development. Today, I want to branch out into other forms of social media and emphasize their place in the world of ... Read More about Social Media…it DOES have a place in education!