The year is 2012 and we are well into the 21st century. How many times have you heard that you are a 21st Century teacher? Are you preparing your learners for the 21st century? It’s time to move beyond the term ‘teaching and learning in the 21st century’- we’re teaching and learning in the NOW Century!
With Spring arriving, ECOO has opened up its proposals database to you. Our conference this year will be October 24th – 26th, 2012 at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel in Richmond Hill. This call for presentations will close on April 23rd.
Start here: http://ecoo.org/conference2012/call-for-proposals/
We’re hoping you’ll take the opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues from around the province and indeed, the world. We are the showcase for innovation in Ontario and look forward to seeing the diversity of learning approaches involving technology that you can offer to the education community.
Sessions are typically one hour long (but we’re open to your ideas!) and you will have access to the internet and a projector (and a whiteboard if needed). We encourage you to be imaginative in content, process and product. We’re here to support you sharing your story with participants so let us know what you’re thinking.
One Lead Presenter will receive a day’s free registration; you can have as many co-presenters as required (for example, a panel or a class presentation). Vendors, of course, will need to arrange a booth in the coming months. Information for vendors and the opening of registration will be available on our website http://www.ecoo.org soon.
For those of you experienced in presenting, why not consider bringing in a novice presenter to share and support? Developing multiple entry points is not just good practice in the classroom.
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As children are surrounded by technology more than ever, the way computers are taught will need to change. This was reflected in a recent government announcement by Michael Gove around reforming and updating the computer science curriculum.
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The Star Trek tricorder has become a reality, thanks to the hobby project of a cognitive science researcher. Dr. Peter Jansen has developed a handheld mobile computing device that has a number of sophisticated embedded sensors. The device is modeled after the distinctive design of the 24th-century tricorder.
Microsoft Free Teacher Guides A Great Resource for Educators
Microsoft, The multinational corporation that develops, licenses and suports computer materials and software, has a great section for teachers and students. Microsft has created Teacher Guides where it provides free teaching tips and step by step guides for popular teacher tasks. These guides are supposed to help teachers and educators learn and explore better ways to inspire students and integrate technology in class.
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The April issue of the Edudemic Magazine is officially ready to go and just awaiting the final stamp of approval by Apple. We’re expecting a launch date of Monday April 2nd, just fyi. In that issue, which is jam-packed once again with edtech goodness, we have a ‘Twitter Spectrum For Educators.’
A List of Great Educational Infographics
I see there is a lot of interaction with the infographics I post here and that proves that you like the visually appealing posts. I do too and I think most of the people like to learn visually. Your students would love to have visual aids integrated into their classroom . It will drive off some of the boredom that looms around and would give life to group work activities. I have been covering several infographics in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. All of these infographics are educational and can be used in classrooms.
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A report into digital learning released today will also recommend that teachers and learners should not be prevented from using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in schools.
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Art in the Era of the Internet (and Why Open Education Matters) | Open Culture
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If kids are sweaty when they’re done playing the educational game Monkey Jump, the game creators will be happy.
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Technology tools, like iPads are particularly useful in meeting the diverse needs of our students with special needs. Technology makes what was once inaccessible for many of the students accessible. Since iPads are relatively easy to use and don’t have a significant demand on fine motor schools, they are becoming increasing popular for instruction of our students with special needs.
Cacoo Gives You a Virtual Whiteboard for Google+ Hangouts | Tech in Asia
We’ve written about Japanese startups Cacoo a few times before. You may recall that they operate a collaborative web service that can be used to create diagrams, charts, and mind maps with others. Just now I received a mail from them saying that Cacoo now can work in Google Hangouts.
62% Of Adults Worldwide Now Use Social Media (But Email Is Still More Popular) [STUDY] – AllTwitter
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Google Now Accepting Student Applications For Its 2012 Summer of Code
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Evernote for Android adds speech-to-text and custom widgets in latest update — Engadget
If you’ve been putting Evernote through its paces on your Android device, a new update adds a few more bells and whistles. First, the outfit has integrated speech-to-text transcription to go alongside its existing audio notes feature. Don’t worry, the original audio is also attached to each note and the new tool can be disabled for sound-only reminders. This feature only works with Android 4.0 tech and “certain other devices” though.
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