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Digital Leadership: Readings

Here are some professional readings to help you become a digital leader in the classroom.

The 7 habits of effective digitally competent teachers

By | Published Figuring out the best way to effectively leverage technology in (and out of) the classroom is critical for all digitally competent teachers. In order to learn from how others use education technology to inspire effective learning, you might want to stand on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms)

By | Published There's a reason teachers like Google tools. They're free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it's a good time to be a teacher.

Twitter: A Cultural Guidebook by Keri-Lee Beasley & Jabiz Raisdana

Many Connected educators around the world are using Twitter as a professional learning tool. This book will help you understand the learning potential in one of the world's most popular social networking tools.

Design Secrets Revealed by Keri-Lee Beasley

You are preparing your students to live in a media rich world where being able to present information clearly, succinctly and visually is a skill they will need to develop.
Four simple principles of design - Contrast, Alignment, Repetition & Proximity - can have a significant impact on the quality of student created posters. 
By explicitly teaching these principles to students, we can help them communicate more effectively to a range of audiences, and create meaningful, appealing content.
This book will take you step-by-step through each design principle, and provide you with examples and suggestions to help guide the teaching process for your students.

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students | Edudemic

When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product. Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible ...

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology | Edudemic

One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work. Playing games, chatting with their friends, and browsing the internet are all likely suspects ...

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers

Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social...

Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic

Getting students actively engaged and learning by leveraging the power of gamification in the classroom is a hot trend these days. The idea of getting students learning, sharing, and laughing by using gamification shows great promise, to be sure. But where should you start in terms of finding the tools that will actually help you ...