SAMR Explained

June 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

SAMR Model Graphic

Below is a PDF created by Ruben R. Puentedura Ph.D that explains the SAMR Model. Great info listed here!

SAMR Six Exemplars

 

Check out Dr. Puentedura’s website for more information. Dr. Puentedura Weblog  (Image Source)

Thought LeadershipI absolutely love using Prezi both for my coursework and with students in my classroom. I recieved an email today with a link to a Prezi titled: The Journey of the Modern Thought Leader. I almost deleted the email without reading the contents and I am so glad I took the time to view this Prezi presentation. Continue Reading…

seoWith Google constantly updating their algorithm and SEO becoming more reliant on Social Media, it is important to write some really awesome content. I ran across this InfoGraphic and thought I would share it with you. Continue Reading…

VideoScience AppVideoScience is a Science App for iOS (iPhone and iPad). This App contains a collection of over 80 science-based video lessons. Each video can be shared by email and social networks. Continue Reading…

Innovation in the Classroom

I found this video on Youtube this morning and thought I would share. It is a great illustration of how technology has evolved in education over the years. I like to bookmark videos like these to show preservice teachers & high school students the advances in technology over the years. Continue Reading…

ScribbleMix Monsters UniversityScribbleMix: Monsters University Pack is free for a limited time! This drawing game is a great way for your child or student to express their creativity. Users draw a picture and then friends must correctly guess their drawing to earn coins.  Continue Reading…

Web 3.0 vs Web 2.0

June 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Web 3.0

Often I have students ask me what is Web 2.0? Occasionally one can find themselves in a conversation about educational technology and the term Web 3.0 will pop up. Well, if you ever had any confusion as to what Web 3.0 or even Web 2.0 for that matter actually is, the chart below is a great tool to use to help explain each. Continue Reading…

ToonCamera AppToonCamera is an iOS App (iPad & iPhone) that converts your pictures and videos into cartoons. ToonCamera combines creativity, art, and photography in one awesome app that has a wide range of uses. Continue Reading…

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a website created by the American Federation of Teachers and TES connect. A collaborative venture between two organizations that strive to help teachers have everything needed to reach each child in their class. Continue Reading…

HeartPhys for iPadHeartPhys is a great app that lets students learn about the heart and cardiovascular system with graphics, videos, and interaction.

Interactive diagrams help students learn the hardest concepts related to the cardiovascular system. Students can easily tap the “Info” icon to pull up descriptive text complimenting the visual aspects of this iPad App. Continue Reading…

boxer email app for iphone

Are you frustrated with managing your email? I’m sure you are as we all receive way too much email on a daily basis. There is an email app that was recently updated on the 5th of June called Boxer. Boxer adds a few interesting features to an email application that may just cause you to want to switch from the iPhone’s native application.  Continue Reading…

Pipe App for FacebookThe new Pipe App, an App for Facebook allows users to transfer files among other Facebook users. The app will allow uses to simply drag and drop files (pictures, music, videos, and documents) into a big green pipe where users receive the files whether or not they are Pipe users. Continue Reading…

I despise standardized testing in our country, and I honestly think that our educational system can hinder critical thinking skills with so much attention put on state test prep. I ran across an article and infographic I really thought illustrated how we as teachers could foster 21st century critical thinking skills. Continue Reading…

I was flipping through Pinterest and saw this graphic. Thought I would share.

always learning

Source: Work Is Not A Job

minddrive

We have seen students build electric cars before, and although those projects are accomplishments, this new electric car surpasses all others. In Kansas City, MO, students have created an electric car that runs on Social Media. Yes, that’s right…. a car that runs on Tweets, Instagram shares, and Facebooklikes and shares. Continue Reading…