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Jamey Everett

Preview or review for homework?

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For the last few weeks, the second grade team has been experimenting with flipped instruction: posting a content related video on their blogs and assigning it for homework BEFORE in-class instruction begins. Students make a comment on the post to show they watched the video. The team’s not doing it every week, but the word on the street is that parents and kids LOVE it; the team is noticing how it’s changing their instruction. How is…

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Typing Skills in the Lower School

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Even with all the changes we see in technology, keyboarding is still recognized as an important skill to develop and practice. Students in the Lower School use their school devices (iPads and Chromebooks) for creating, collaborating, communicating, and investigating – typing with accuracy, efficiency, and using the correct technique makes writing much easier and more productive. Below is a list of websites that may help build typing skills. Above all else, students should focus on…

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Moving from Toy to Tool: How our youngest learners use the devices

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In our home, the family laptop and tablet are used for entertainment. Our kids, ages three and five, think they’re toys. They get to play games, some more educational than others, and watch videos. The devices are an activity during long flights or quiet time after school. The tablet often magically appears during a long wait at a restaurant. And in my conversations with students in the Lower School, the technology is primarily used for…

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit A repost from Edutopia APRIL 23, 2014 Both project-based learning and STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are growing rapidly in our schools. Some schools are doing STEAM, some are doing PBL, and some are leveraging the strengths of both to do STEAM PBL. With a push for deeper learning, teaching and assessment of 21st-century skills, both PBL and STEAM help schools target rigorous learning and problem…

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Teaching our students online learning skills

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So much of what we have to teach, as educators, goes beyond the content of our academic discipline. Eric Hudson, Dean of Instruction at Global Online Academy, shares with us three ways GOA teachers are teaching online skills. Contact a PT Tech Integrator to learn more about how you can translate these ideas into your own teaching/learning environment and Blackboard. International Society for Technology in Education Standards (for Students): 1. Creativity and innovation Students demonstrate…

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom Reposted from MindShift | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments Email Post Getty By Carl Hooker Between societal changes and technological breakthroughs, it’s become abundantly clear that the human brain is transforming the way it processes and learns information. While there are many discussions about whether or not this is good or bad for us as a society, it’s definitely a change. As educators, it’s our job to make sure that students (and adults) are learning….

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