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Dr. Morrison (CMS Superintendent)
Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
Starting 2012-2013 students will be able to bring their own technology devices to class with them. With this initiative will come opportunities to increase student engagement, refine classroom management practices, and change the way we teach. The purpose of this page is to provide resources for this change in pedagogy and classroom management.
BYOD Teachers Talk Classroom Use
Other App Ideas:
iPad Apps for Teacher Use.docx
iPad Apps for Teacher and Student Use.docx
iPad Apps for Student Use.docx
Free Technology for Teachers
This Handy Extension Helps You Get Back on Task
Use Historical Images to Spark Discussions
Try Lapse It for Creating Timelapse Videos
The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts
CommonLit Added a Guided Reading Mode for Students
Take a Virtual Tour of Petra In Google Cardboard or In Street View
Three Ways to Create Stop-motion Videos
Reading Rockets Provides Students With Daily Reading Tips
Two New Google Calendar Features Help You Schedule Meetings
Create Audio Recordings and Save Them In Google Drive
Teaching like it's 2999
Hooray! Thursday 12/8 - Book Signing and Fireside Chat :)
Hooray! My book is now available for Pre-Sale!
Update: You can now sign up for pre-sale notifications!
Courageous Edventures: I Wrote a Book!
Google Expeditions Pioneer Roadshow Launches at Des Plaines District 62!
Finally! Calendar comes to Classroom... and More!
5 Tips to Make the Most of #ISTE2015
Coding Creativity: Winning #makewonder Student Coding Videos
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words... Images in Mobile Google Docs and Slides!
Join Me for the #createwithcode Twitter Chat!
Technologies – eSchool News
7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology
How 4 visionary schools are venturing into a new mixed reality
How we used GIS projects to connect with our community
How our elementary school got a tech makeover
New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage, and build
IT #2: 3 reasons why AI is education’s future
8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017
First MakerBot Innovation Center at a high school opens
App of the Week: Extension for learning outside the classroom
Are outdated computers reverting students to a prehistoric era?
This is a simulator for an APP I designed. Test it out and let me know what you think.
ITSE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS (National Education Technology Standards)
NETS for Students
NETS for Teachers
NETS for Administrators
NETS for Coaches
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
Free websites help boost student engagement, teacher productivity
Future Work Skill 2020
"... This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. ... Rather than focusing on future jobs, this report looks at future work skills - proficiencies and abilities required across different jobs and work settings. ..."
- US Secretary of Education comments on
The New Learning Platform
"... And it helps teachers working in out toughest schools with our most disadvantaged students by providing them with effective lesson plans and teaching strategies that match their needs. ..."
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