Thursday, April 10, 2014

Where Are You? What Direction Are You Headed?

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What is 21st Century Education? (video)
Did You Know? (video)
An Introduction to Technology Integration (video)

Questions to consider:

  • How is instructional technology a part of your class?  
  • What direction do you need to take in the area of instructional technology?
  • How will you get to where you need in the implementation of instructional technology in your classroom?

1. Effective use of instructional technology: SAMR model

Focus of the SAMR model: "A support for educators to visualize HOW technology can be integrated and HOW it can transform instruction and learning to prepare students for the 21st century workplace and beyond."  --Lisa Johnson

personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and receives valuable knowledge from. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection.

Why is a PLN So Important? 
How to Build a PLN?

Possible PLN platforms:

1. Edmodo: Join Subject Communities in Edmodo (YouTube video)

*Note, your "iPad communities view" will only reflect the communities you have joined from your desktop login.  To join new communities, login to Edmodo and use the screen shots below.

2. Discovery Education: 
"Connecting educators to their most valuable resource...each other!"


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