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Dec 27

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Dec 17

Chad’s Choices

It’s time for another edition of Chad’s Choices! Below are a few articles and blog posts I’ve come across recently that made me think, wonder, and learn. If you haven’t seen these, I’ve included a snippet from the article to pique your interest.

 

 

This post shares the 10 most popular teaching tools of 2014. Obviously, this list is an opinion, but I do think it’s a pretty good one. I’m using many of these on a daily basis, do?

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in the rankings.

Read the entire article here.

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When new teachers come to your school, do you think they’re prepared for today’s learners? Do you think you learned what you needed in your preservice classes? Jeff Utecht shares some great thoughts in this article.

This is going to come as a shock I know…but pre-service education programs are not preparing teachers for a technology rich classroom teaching experience. Or to put that another way the classrooms of today.

Read the entire article here.

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Most teachers are using social media of some sort, whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Many, however, are not using it professionally or in the classroom. This should change and the article below shares 5 ways social media can be used in the classroom.

Social media in the classroom reminds me of the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” Instead of perceiving it as a distraction or a hindrance to learning, we must embrace opportunities for social media to expand capacity and facilitate education.

Read the entire article here.

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If your children or students are anything like mine, they are constantly on a device. Is this good or bad? I believe there are arguments for both sides, but one thing is for sure, technology isn’t going away. This article shares some reasons why kids won’t quit technology – whether we want them to or not.

They just can’t get enough; one 2013 study found that college students check their digital devices for non-class purposes 11 times per day on average, and 80 percent of them admitted that the technology was distracting them from class

Read the entire article here.

 

 

 

 

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