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Updated by Jamie Overschmidt Wildt on Jun 04, 2015
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Assignment #2 Technology Trends in Education

Cyber Teacher Association

The Cyber Teacher.

CISOs for Teachers is a program designed for teachers to understand how to incorporate cybersecurity into their classrooms. In this program students are engaged in everyday activities all while learning the safety of the web. Teachers are equipped with resources and professional development in order to effectively implement this style of teaching into their lessons. With the increasing number of job opportunities in cybersecurity, this program helps students learn the fundamental skills needed in order to potentially begin a career in cybersecurity one day.

Understanding cyber security starts with the teacher and is critical in our expanding cyber community.

Learning Matters: Inside The Life Of A Cyber School Teacher

The Cyber Teacher

This interview lists some of the benefits of the cyber teacher vs. regular face to face teacher. There is a true connection with the students because there is more one on one attention. These teachers are seeing 100% participation 100% of the time. They are paid significantly less but are passionate about their positions and feel this style of teaching has a true impact on the students education.

This is a great example of the benefits of cyber teaching.

elearn Magazine: 10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online

The Cyber Teacher.

This site provides some great example of challenges faced within online learning. For example, online teaching takes a lot of work, there needs to be regular and timely feedback from the teacher, some activities that work in a classroom may not be as effective online, keeping students motivated can be difficult and typical comes when points are given, must provide a pace or assignments with deadlines, and not everyone is fit for online learning.

This site provides great examples of some of the challenges a teacher may face when it comes to cyber teaching.

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool

Use Social Media as a Learning Tool.

This site offers great ideas for using social media the students typically use in the classroom setting. If students are going to use them anyway, why not make it easier by letting them use it for your classes as well. It will be an easy way to keep everyone informed and involved. Examples include, creating a class Facebook group, create a topical twitter feed (parents can join in and it's easy to track information), develop student blogs, post student videos to YouTube, and post student work on Instagram.

Great ideas for incorporating social media into my classes. I LOVE the idea of posting student work on Instagram because i'm an art teacher and this would be really neat to try out! I also like the idea of using twitter to remind students of upcoming due dates for class.

How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning

Using Social Media as a Learning Tool.

Teachers need to be providing opportunities that reflect the world in which we live. Social networking has become the way 21st century citizens communicate and schools need to reflect this type of behavior. In order for this to work teachers need to explore and experiment ways to incorporate social networking into their lessons effectively. In order for this to work it needs to be the direction of the whole school not simply one teacher.

Administration needs to be behind this and it needs to be the direction of the whole school not one teacher. Teachers need freedom and time to explore and experiment what this will look like for their classrooms.

100+ examples of use of social media for learning

Using Social Media as a Learning Tool.

Collaborative calendars create a great lesson for clearly organizing your assignments, due dates, etc. for a class. This is also good preparation for a job setting where calendars need to be kept and conflicts often arise and need to be rearranged. Podcasts are a great way for students to publish their work in a reflection of the year. Photosharing is a great way to share photographs taken in art classes.

This site is helpful because it demonstrates a lot of real world experiences these students should leave high school understanding and being able to do. I could see all of these things being used when working for a company or working with others.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Using Social Media as a Learning Tool.

This site provides some opinions of those who a resistant to using social media. It also provides answers to those opinions by making it easier and more accessible to those who are resistant.

Good for those teachers who may not like change :).

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles

Flipped Classroom.

This video provides tips for a successfully flipped classroom: Be sure everyone can access the Content (have usb drives for those without internet access), teach students how to watch a video, create safeguards and hold students accountable for the material (exit/entrance slip the next day), don't worry about making your videos perfect, and you don't have to flip the entire semester just try it out for a lesson.

This site provides help when it comes to common mistakes/hurdles when trying to create a flipped classroom.

Flipping the Classroom

Flipped Classroom.

This site provides a detailed description of the flipped classroom. Students watch videos and cover content and then student engage in more in-depth learning through applying what they've learned , analysis, or evaluation. This site provides evidence of the flipped classroom being an effective tool for learning.

This is a great documented resources on an effective flipped classroom.

My View: Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed

Flipped Classroom.

This video interview is from a principal of a Clintondale High School in Michigan which has implemented the flipped classroom style of teaching. Students watch the videos or lessons at home and are able to do their homework and application of the lessons in class. By doing this, the teachers are there to help student when they struggle. Before students would go home and do the homework and often get stuck and were unable to finish the assignments. Student grades have increase with this model of teaching. This school is financially challenged and the flipped classroom is great because it is mainly a restructuring of resources and cost efficient.

Flipped classroom doesn't require money, simply a structural change.