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flickr for teaching and learning for all grade levels to foster communication with classrooms across the world

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carleen Allison Nov 7, 2012. 9 Replies

Please review the flickr website and take the tour.I found that I can use flickr for my classroom and students will be able to interact with other students across the world. flickr allows you to…Continue

Technology educational affordance: Bridging the gap between patterns of interaction and technology usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Petrick Oct 16, 2012. 4 Replies

I read and reviewed a very interesting research article about the higher education online learning environment.  Technology educational affordance helps to bridge technology and instructional goals.…Continue

How has technology in your classroom impact student learning and achievement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Petrick Nov 6, 2012. 23 Replies

I am very confident that both student learning and achievement can significantly improve when classroom technology is successfully implemented. Continue

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I am an elementary education teacher and I am always searching for new ways to meet my students' learning goals.  21st century students have unique learning styles and integrating technology is important to help differentiate instructional needs.  The following sites will allow me to collaborate with other professionals to meet my professional goals.  In addition, I am able to stay current with both research and  classroom practices. 

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 1:27am 0 Comments

Please review the interesting perspective about integrating technology.  It is titled, Blended Learning:  Behind the Scenes.  This blog provides information of eight key points beyond technology and online dialogue.

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 7:08am 0 Comments

I located an interesting blog post about technology integration.  It is titled

K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding: Part Two of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.  I especially enjoyed the Motion Math HD app, it meets the needs of the kinesthetic and visual learner.  The apps should maintain the students' motivation by making learning fun.

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At 8:47am on November 30, 2012, Tomi Waters said…


 Through our class, I found an interesting book titled Classroom Teachers Technology Survival Guide (by D.Johnson), which is a step-by-step introduction to technology in the classroom. Some of the strategies you mentioned are included. 



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