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Feb 27, 15

Aricle that considers the statement "Dystopia is flourishing. In the process, it is becoming routine and losing its political power."

Feb 27, 15

A lot of links here to help you get started. Categorised under headings: Primary, junior, intermediate, tutorials and apps

Feb 27, 15

"From a tutorial about building a custom search engine for elementary school students to use. If you have ever wanted to build your own search engine, the directions contained in the slides and videos in this post by Richard Byrne should get you started on the right path."

Feb 27, 15

"A post with some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below Richard Byrne demonstrates how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video"

Feb 27, 15

A short video showing exactly how you can edit images right inside of Google Drive using Google Slides and Drawings.

Feb 27, 15

In this article there are 10 reasons that explain (briefly) why innovative advances in technology are of benefit to student learning and classroom education.

Feb 27, 15

Richard byrne discusses an update to an alternative tool to iMovie, WeVideo. This tool can help teachers create all sorts of video projects, they creating instructional videos, producing book trailers documentary videos or creating your own Common Craft-style videos,

Feb 27, 15

"The culture of any library should not only encourage meaningful student learning, but also provide the tools, resources, and opportunities for students to thrive and flourish. The impact of these types of transformations on libraries can support all learners and encourage them to contribute to building a more dynamic and creative community."

Feb 26, 15

Alternatives to Minscraft. "Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It's one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area. "
An annotated list, with links, of 6 other alternative games that you could use for teaching purposes.

Feb 26, 15

"Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game's free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods."

Feb 26, 15

This is an episode of The Tech Educator Podcast. The usual was absent for this but others took up the challenge and shared. "Lots of great tools were shared on this episode and therefore I wanted to share the episode here on Instructional Tech Talk"

Feb 26, 15

Eight useful apps for educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices. These apps may make life easier to do various thingssuch as move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and more.

Feb 26, 15

"A post that offers advice on how to spot a fake website in relatively simple terms. This advice may save a lot of frustration. Everyone needs to be sure that they know what is being clicked on.
Some basic advice that will help you from becoming victim of a phisher or an identity thief.

Feb 25, 15

Well-reasoned piece giving a good explanation as to why YA books have a general appeal beyond the intended target.

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