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Technology Trends in Education

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom - 2015's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size

Skype in the classroom --- This website provides a list of 50 different ways Skype can be used in the classroom. The list is divided into the larger categories (Promoting Education, Promoting Community, Skype Ideas for Teachers and Parents, Resources for Getting Started and Using Skype, Finding Others Using Skype).

Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the classroom --- Highlights the use of Skype for bringing in author's or other types of guest speakers (includes a video of an author visit via Skype). Also has links to a Skype Pen Pal Project called Around the World with 80 Schools Challenge.

Expanding your global community: Skype in the classroom

Skype in the Classroom --- Provides a brief history of Skype and explores a few reasons teachers should use Skype in their classrooms. Provides tips for using Skype, including how to handle technical issues. Provides ideas and links for lesson with Skype and ways to assess student learning. Multiple links embedded in the site.

6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom --- Details 6 different ways that Skype can be used with students:
*Collaborate with other classrooms
*Conduct expert interviews
*Use with students who can't attend class
*Tutoring outside of school
*Host a Career Day
*Cooperative group collaboration

Also include links to helpful tools for setting up collaboration, presentations, and recording sites.

Curriculum Corner - Using Blogs With Students

Blogging in the classroom --- This website includes links to help create guidelines and expectations for student blogging. It also includes a list of expectations for making meaningful comments on blogs.

5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

Blogging in the Classroom --- This article discusses the use of blogging as an eportfolio for students. It highlights 5 benefits of blogging:
*Open Reflection
*Developing Literacy with Different Mediums (includes links to different platforms students can use .... SoundCloud, SlideShare, Youtube)
*Student Voice
*Creating an Open Archive of Learning (wonderful for letting students see their growth over a period of time)
*Developing a Positive Digital Footprint

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the Classroom --- This article discusses the use of blogging as a way to promote and improve students' writing. Blogging can cover numerous objectives and standards while being more engaging for students. Students are also still accountable for their learning, but with more independent control. Overall writing skills have improved and are transferring into regular classwork. All students are more engaged and enthusiastic about blogging.

How To Use Blogs In the Classroom - eLearning Industry

Blogging in the Classroom --- includes a youtube video of how blogs fit into the classroom. Links to the top 3 blogging platforms for teachers. Includes 11 tip for using blogs in the classroom.

Using Podcasts in the Classroom --- Website explains what a podcast is. Provides links to places to upload podcasts to the internet. Includes a list of ideas for using podcasts in the classroom.

WeAreTeachers: 10 Podcasting Projects Teachers Should Try in The Classroom

Using Podcasts in the Classroom --- This site lists 10 specific podcast projects for teachers to try in their classrooms. Each project includes a link to a detailed description, the objectives met, and the materials needed for each project.
My favorites:
*Pen Pals
*Roving Reporters
*Reading Radio (book report)
*Current Event Newscasts

Educational Podcasting, Educational Vodcasting

Using Podcasts in the Classroom --- This website explains the difference between podcasts and vodcasts. It provides simple how-to steps for doing each one in the classroom, as well as, links to programs and websites that you might need to be successful.

Listening to Themselves: Podcasting Takes Lessons Beyond the Classroom

Using Podcasts in the Classroom --- interesting article about a teacher who uses podcasts in his classroom and the benefits he has found with their use. It also discusses KidCast: Podcasting in the Classroom, which is an online community for students podcasts.




Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Podcasting In Education

A presentation to share information and advocate for podcasting in education.

The Educational Value Of Podcasting

A presentation on how podcasting can enhance learning across the curriculum

THE TECH EFFECT: Podcasting in the Classroom--A Sound Success

Podcasting, a morph of the words 'iPod' and 'broadcast,' was first coined by U.K. journalist Ben Hammersley. (In fact, it was declared to be 2005's Word of the Year by The New Oxford American Dictionary, edging out both 'Sudoku' and 'trans fat' for the philological nod.)

Students and Teachers, From K to 12, Hit the Podcasts

THE subjects were typical for a seventh-grade classroom: a summary of a mealworm's metamorphosis, strategies on improving memory and making studying easier and a story about a classroom candy thief. But the discussions last fall at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wis., were not taking place only for their classroom to hear.

Sites to See: Podcasting

Education World has compiled some of the Web's many podcasting resources to help you get started with this exciting and doable technology. Included: How-to articles, lesson ideas, free and fee-based software download sites, and much more!

History of Podcasting

From its humble beginnings to its rise as an instrumental agent of change, particularly in the broadcast arena, podcasting's mainstream acceptance has been documented and preserved for generations to come. Podcasting, once an obscure method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content, whether it be for corporate or personal use.



Podcasting is known as a show, whether it be audio or video, that is released in episodes to the public. The name, which derives from Apple's popular mp3 product, the iPodĀ®, was designed to be streamed or downloaded to the user's machine and then transferred to the user's mp3 device.

10 years of podcasting: Code, comedy, and patent lawsuits

A decade ago today-August 13, 2004-former MTV VJ Adam Curry spoke these words, recorded in his car in rural Belgium while driving to the Netherlands: "Well, good morning everybody, and welcome to the Daily Source Code. Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file.

KidCast: Learning and Teaching with Podcasting Podcast by Dan Schmit - Free Podcast Download

Description KidCast is a companion to the book Kidcast: Podcasting in the Classroom by Dan Schmit (available from FTC Publishing - People Who Liked KidCast: Learning and Teaching with Podcasting Podcast Also Liked These Podcasts: Reviews & Ratings User Reviews Rate this title If this Podcast isn't working, please let us know by emailing us and we will try to fix it ASAP: Podcast Feed URL: Podcast Website: Error reading RSS data.

Research Spotlight on Academic Ability Grouping

The educational practice of ability grouping emerged around the turn of the 20th century as a way to prepare students for their "appropriate" place in the workforce (Cooper, 1996). Students with high abilities and skills were given intense, rigorous academic training while students with lower abilities were given a vocational education.