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Incorporating Technology into Education

Inner Aspie: Understanding the Why When Teaching Autistic Children

Inner Aspie: Understanding the Why When Teaching Autistic Children.

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For the Teachers

For the Teachers.

Amazing posters, resources for your teaching and lesson preparation.

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

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10 Steps To Auto Generate QR Codes in Google Spreadsheets!

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Step 1: Log into your Google Drive account.
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Step 2: Create a new spreadsheet. Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 7.33.30 PM

Step 3: Label Column A “Message.”
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Step 4: Label Column B “QR Code.”
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Step 5: Enter some text or URLs in column A.
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Step 6: In Cell B2, enter this formula (or copy and paste it.)
=image(“https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150×150&cht=qr&chl=” & A2)
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Step 7: Press Enter and a QR code will appear!
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Step 8: Resize the cell to make the QR code bigger.
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Step 9: Click and drag the corner of B2 to fill the entire column.
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Step 10: Resize the other rows and voila! You’re done!
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Happy QR code automating, y’all!

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Connecting With Students

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Do you connect with your students?

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~Mia

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A Nice Graphic Featuring The 3 Components of 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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10 Open Source Tools For Busy Teachers | Edudemic

10 Open Source Tools For Busy Teachers | Edudemic.

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | Edudemic.

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Assignment 3.1: Web Tools

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A quick look at three web based tools ( Math-drills.com, Animoto.com, Wordle.net) and an application of Wordle.net in the classroom with screencast of a “quick test” of how to use Wordle.net.

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Summer Learning Resources!

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Edudemic (May 2013) posted an article on Ten Resources for Learning Over the Summer.  This is a quick, easily read post for all educators looking to enhance a program or instructional design. Below is a list of the general content areas discussed. Click here to read the full article.

  1. How Do Teachers Inspire Curiosity in Their Students
  2. Teaching and Learning with Videos
  3. Creative Classroom Ideas
  4. Add Multimedia Components to Presentations
  5. PBL (Project Based Learning)
  6. Engage, Inspire, and Educate Interactively Online
  7. Game Statistics and Game Simulation Applications for PE Teachers
  8. Eureka Moments–Fostering & Inspiring Creativity & Innovation
  9. No Homework
  10. Tools for Creating

Tip: When you are ready to begin planning for the 2013/14 school year, consider introducing at least one new idea into your classroom/media center. 

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Gamification in Education

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With technology seeping into most every aspect of life, it is important to take a step back and evaluate what are the best, most appropriate applications in your professional and personal life. How much technology is too much? Does a game/program enhance how a particular topic is conveyed?  Can games induce excitement about certain content?

In September 2012, Edudemic, in partnership with Knewton, posted an article titled, The 100-Second Guide To Gamification In Education.  Gamification is becoming a growing trend in which games are introduced as a teaching tool to supplement the delivery of core curriculum.  Therefore, the question remains, if over 5 million people play games more 45 hours a week, what elements of gaming can be cultivated for education? As a follow-up to this article, this month Edudemic posted 25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification.

Here are three points made in the full article;

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Teachers Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

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The Teacher’s Guides To Technology & Learning (by Edudemic)

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Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic!

This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share.

Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. We’re always looking for the best and most useful resources so don’t be shy, share!

Just click on the title of each guide to view that particular resource. Enjoy!

The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter

Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill…

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Why It’s Time To Build A Powerful Personal Learning Network – Edudemic

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

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