EdTechTeacher News What do Texas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Illinois, Iowa, and Ontario have in common? We had workshops or presentations in all of them this week!  Shawn McCusker and Greg Kulowiec continued our Summer Workshop Series in Chicago with The iPad Classroom. Then Tom Daccord led Teaching History with Technology at the end of the week, …

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools –  From Patrick Larkin & Beth Holland on Edudemic

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools – From Patrick Larkin & Beth Holland on Edudemic

This post first appeared on Edudemic. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community …

Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads – From Greg Kulowiec on Free Technology for Teachers

Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads – From Greg Kulowiec on Free Technology for Teachers

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student …

The Role of the Real World in a Digital Classroom – from Beth Holland & Greg Kulowiec on Edudemic

This post, co-authored by Greg Kulowiec & Beth Holland, first appeared on Edudemic. Lately, when talking with teachers about bringing mobile devices into their classrooms, a common concern has surfaced – that connections to the physical world are being sacrificed by over-emphasizing …

Carl Hooker Keynote from Leading Future Learning – LIVE Blog from Beth Holland

What – How – Where – When are we learning??? From #selfies to parent concerns, Carl Hooker began his keynote by talking about what happens when learning happens outside of the box. It’s no longer about “here’s the learning” but about “what …

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Subtext and Tellagami are two amazing free apps that can expand the way you discover information about each student’s reading comprehension. By using their combined power, students can produce and publish valuable information …