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Thursday, June 6

  1. page Cell Phones in Education edited ... {iphone_home.gif} Great tool or Evil Distraction Do Do you have for these items in you…
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    Great tool or Evil Distraction
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    e.g. 'Send a text to Dave Smith', then follow the instructions to record your message
    When you're finished recording, just hang up (if you're all done) or stop talking and Dial2Do will figure it out.
    K-12 tablet and mobile implementation guide.
    I have published some steps to k-12 mobile implementation and two case studies for download here http://pages.optify.net/k12-schools-mobile-device-management These steps and cases are based on our experiences at Notify Technology. We are a mobile device management technology provider based in Ohio.

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Wednesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 30

  1. page Virtual Field trips edited ... In the era of test, test, test, physical field trips are often denied or discouraged. Virtual …
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    In the era of test, test, test, physical field trips are often denied or discouraged. Virtual tours are a useful way to engage students and give them a worthwhile meaningful experience. They can visit places where they may never have dreamed of going before all without leaving the classroom.
    Virtual tours also focus on utilizing technology in the classroom and familiarizing students with the educational possibilities and resources on the internet. Connecting the information you have taught with the place where it happened brings the event to life for the students, it becomes real!
    
    From Wikipedia:
    Virtual Field Trip: A virtual tour is a “virtual reality simulation of an existing location, usually comprising 2D panoramic images, a sequence of hyperlinked still or video images, and/or image-based models of the real location.”
    Google Earth is one great way to take a virtual field trip. If you need to install Google Earth on your computer click here for a quick free download. Then try some of the example Google Earth Field trips below or add your own.
    Take a tour of Roanoke, Jamestown, & Plymoth!
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    Here are some great websites that include virtual tours. Don't just use mine, wiki away and add your own favorite sites!
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    How do you use Backchanneling in the classroom?
    I use backchanneling to facilitate discussion while we watch videos. I have found that students are more engaged when they are watching, discussing, asking, and answering questions all at the same time. Long gone are monitoring students sleeping, passing notes, or distracting others. On the backchannel they are all engaged learners, some providing more insight or better questions than others, but all learning.
    
    Share your backchanneling stories/ideas below.
    
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Tuesday, May 1

  1. page itsLearning edited ... _ As I began to explore itsLearning from both the teacher & admin perspective I was pleas…
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    As I began to explore itsLearning from both the teacher & admin perspective I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of access, levels of control, & organized help. As a teacher there were several features that immediately caught my eye for classroom use including video conferencing, the ePortfolios, & the student email accounts. As an LMS administrator features like Hierarchy Management, user & profile policies, multiple interface skins, the syncing of parent/student accounts, & the install service & support were big plusses.
    For more information about itsLearning contact Account Executive Nadia Munson @ nadia.munson@itslearning.com or visit their websites online
    US Website:
    http://www.itslearning.net
    Global Website:
    http://www.itslearning.eu

    With itsLearning one of the great advantages are the multiple interface skins they provide including one for Early Learners. Teachers create content using the same format, but it is facilitated to the students through the appropriate skin as seen below. (What grade levels we use each skin for is in the () below)
    High School Skin (7-12)
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  2. page itsLearning edited {its_logo_jpeg.jpg} _ An LMS or Learning Management system is becoming increasingly important…
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    An LMS or Learning Management system is becoming increasingly important in order to organize & deliver 21st century lessons to the students in your school district. Wikipedia defines a LMS as a “software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content.”
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    As I began to explore itsLearning from both the teacher & admin perspective I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of access, levels of control, & organized help. As a teacher there were several features that immediately caught my eye for classroom use including video conferencing, the ePortfolios, & the student email accounts. As an LMS administrator features like Hierarchy Management, user & profile policies, multiple interface skins, the syncing of parent/student accounts, & the install service & support were big plusses.
    With itsLearning one of the great advantages are the multiple interface skins they provide including one for Early Learners. Teachers create content using the same format, but it is facilitated to the students through the appropriate skin as seen below. (What grade levels we use each skin for is in the () below)
    High School Skin (7-12)
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    Intermediate Skin (5-6)
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    Animal Skin (3-4)
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    Early Learner Skin (K-2)
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