3D Printing in the Classroom?

3D Printing – Here is a PowerPoint presentation that I have done in regards to 3D printing in the classroom.  What is it? What can you create?  How does it benefit the students?

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Miller Makerspace!

Miller Makerspace

Our Makerspace is officially one year old this month!  Please check out the above link as it directs you to a blog page initially created by our students!

MITE 2014 Evaluation

Click here for the evaluation

Thank you so much for attending!

 – Jodi

Collecting Attention and Assignments using iPads

How are students using personal technology? 

What technology do students currently use?  Facebook is actually not the correct answer…that along with Pinterest has become the hangout of “old people”… you know, 25 plus.

Snapchat is by far the most used personal app by our students.  One thing we must constantly remind our students of is the need to be positive digital citizens and to be aware of their online presence.

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Gaining the attention and engagement of the students is not a new concept, but the advent of technology has made distractions much more readily accessible for our pupils.  Positive classroom management and daily routines help to teach our students acceptable behaviour yet allow them the freedom and creativity to use technology to assist in their learning.

One app really helps to alleviate the issues with students not paying attention while using iPads or other devices:

NEARPOD

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Kahoot – online question game

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Once these apps have assisted in the engagement of your class we now have to figure out a good way to get assignments from their devices so you can give them the feedback and assessment they desire.

This has been tricky and is still in the trial process but there are two ways to have students “hand in” assignments from their devices.

  1. Google Drive

  2. One Drive

Welcome to MITE 2014 – May 16, 2014

3 Questions to ponder as we start our day together –

  1. Does Technology help or hinder student attention?

  2. Our world is changing – what are 21st Century students?

  3. Technology and Digital courage…how is that affecting our students?

 

*Our goal for today – continue the pursuit of technology integration acknowledging that the desired end result is student success. 

The technology we use is simply a tool of engagement and should never overshadow student achievement.

 

 

 

Interview: Science Teacher and the EdTech Used to do the Flip

See on Scoop.itTechnology and Education

“Welcome to the second installment of 21st Century Educator’s teachers-in-the-field interviews! We first interviewed a high school history teacher to discover his favorite digital tools. This time we interviewed a science teacher, Mrs. M, who has spent the last two years making a full 360 degree flip of her physics and chemistry class. She shares what she’s learned from the last two years, how to start ‘flipping’, and our favorite part – a nice huge list of her tried-and-true EdTech tools that help her ‘flip’ be a success.”
See on 21stcenteducators.blogspot.fr

The Student Guide to iPads – It’s Great for Teachers Too

See on Scoop.itTechnology and Education

As intuitive as the iPad’s user interface is, there are still some occasions on which students and teachers might get stuck. That’s when a free iBook like The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6 is …

See on ipadapps4school.com