Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Habits of Highly Effective Teachers

I came across this infographic on The 7 habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology. Looking at these seven habits I realized these are also 7 habits of highly effective teachers. This goes to show teachers good at integrating technology into their classrooms are typically just good teachers. Good teachers don't use technology because they have to, they use technology because it helps their students learn.  

It's not about the technology.  It's about the teacher.

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

#EdTech Resources 04/30/2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014

#EdTech Resources 04/28/2014

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

#EdTech Resources 04/26/2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Interesting Map Resources

Okay , I like maps.  So when I come across map resources on the web I like taking the time and checking out the resource.  Here are a few maps I have come across in the last couple of weeks.

The All American Music Map  Find where a genre of music is most popular.  It's not always where you expect.

See location of  a particular teams Baseball Fans based on Facebook Likes

A map looking a little closer at regional baseball fans.  This is really interesting when looking at teams who are in close proximity to each other.  Cubs/White Sox  Mets/Yankees  Redsox/Yankees Dodgers/Angels etc.

March Madness map of fans from 2013 based on Facebook likes.

NFL map of fans also based on Facebook likes.

Here is a map showing where nobody lives in the US based on US 2010 census data. Now compare to this map which shows where people do live.

Here is a map that shows where people in the US are biking and running.

If you know of any other off the wall types of maps share them in the comments section. 


#EdTech Resources 04/25/2014

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

How Do They Do It for 180 Days?

I am in my 4th straight day of training/learning. Three full days of Peer-Ed coaching and a full day workshop (okay not really a workshop) on blended learning.  All the topics have been interesting to me and are sessions that I wanted to  be involved with.  I'm interested in the topics.  I want to learn the information.  It is so hard to stay focused and involved in the learning.  I want to move ahead, check out things that spark my interest on the web.  I fell the need to get up and walk around while I listen.  I just don't want to sit there and take in the information.  I want to interact with it.  

My questions are how do students sit all day long for 180 days of "learning"? How can they stay focused on the work for that length of time?  I'm not sure I could do it for 180 days.  I also wonder if teachers had to experience this kind of learning would they keep teaching the same way?  


#EdTech Resources 04/24/2014

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