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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
How to Create Short Answer Activities in Socrative
How Formatically Helps Students Format Essays in MLA Style
PD Webinar - Fun With Formative Assessments
The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts
How to Add Interactive End Screens to YouTube Videos
Kupiter - Asteroids Meets Review Game
Create and Track ACT & SAT Prep Activities in PrepFactory
3 Online Alternatives to Audacity
Use Socrative to Create Quiz Games That Accept Short Answers
Free Through the Weekend - Teach Your Monster to Read Mobile Apps
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
How I use Skype to prevent school violence
District sees massive STEM gains with VR
3 ways a new E-rate funded technology is helping schools save
Making the case for common K-12 standards
A new technology is fundamentally changing learning–here’s how
The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump
4 good computer habits every teacher should have
Virtual inclusion helps this district commit to all students–no matter what
The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more
How one platform is launching student careers in high school
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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