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16 Mar 2015
Digital Natives have grown up with technology all around them for their entire lives. They need no instruction in order to figure out how to move apps around on their iPad, tweak the settings to their liking, change the passcode to 1234, and changing their lock screen to a duck-faced selfie. But making use of an iPad for educational purposes? Not as obvious to students. They don’t know what tools are out there or how to make the best decisions when using them. While they will figure things out very fast because digital natives are usually willing to experiment and…
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23 Feb 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective        Part 2:  Before Going 1:1      Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management Part 5: Starting Simple Part 6: Planning Your Workflow Part 7: Creation Over Consumption   The Rules of the Internet   I once read that the two rules of posting content to the Internet are: Be informative Be entertaining Better yet, be both! One of the most important jobs of teachers is to prepare students to be responsible adults. Technology is only going to increase in access and ubiquity. If we want students to be responsible with technology…
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13 Feb 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective         Part 2:  Before Going 1:1      Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management Part 5: Starting Simple Part 6: Plan Your Workflow   Creation Over Consumption   When teachers look at the iPad, I have found that many think of it as a toy. It is a device that has many games, some of which are fun and many are educational. But apps don’t teach students. Teachers teach students. The Shakopee Digital Learning Coach team put together the 6th grade base image of apps that put creation at the forefront. Instead…
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04 Feb 2015
Part 1: A Shift in Perspective         Part 2:  Before Going 1:1      Part 3: Learning Environment Part 4: Classroom Management Part 5: Starting Simple Part 6: Planning Your Workflow   Getting work to and from students is something we rarely have to think about. You hand assignments to students. They hand them back. You grade them and return them. (They put them in the recycling bin.) But staying organized with digital work can become a nightmare. Creating a digital workflow is often overlooked until after we have already created an assignment and don't discover the problems until it…
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