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#8 TL4Ed: Learning from Maine’s Island Schools

In this episode, I share my thoughts about the challenges of teaching in the current COVID19 quarantine environment, and how we can learn from the experiences of some of Maine’s island schools.

#IDEACon – SAMR: More Than a Model

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SAMR: More Than A Model Workshop Materials Wednesday, February 26, 11:15 am • #IDEACon •Schaumburg, IL Session Description: The SAMR model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has been around for close to 20 years. Can anything that’s been around education that long really be useful anymore? The answer is, YES! Your veteran teachers are the foundation of your faculty, and SAMR is more relevant today for most educators than it… Read More »#IDEACon – SAMR: More Than a Model

#4 TL4ED: Using Augmented Reality to Integrate Black History Month Across the Curriculum

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Date: January 22 , 2020 Time: 4 PM Eastern Topic: Using Augmented Reality to Integrate Black History Across the Curriculum Are you looking for engaging lessons for Black History Month? Have you ever wondered how Augmented Reality fits into your classroom? We’ll discuss and learn about how students can use digital storytelling techniques with Augmented Reality to create their own Black History Videos. 3DBear’s Augmented Reality Creation App allows teachers to conduct Inquiry-based… Read More »#4 TL4ED: Using Augmented Reality to Integrate Black History Month Across the Curriculum

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3DBear — Augmented Reality and Digital Story Telling

What is it? 3DBear is a media creation tool that allows you to insert 3D objects into your “real world” space via Augmented Reality (AR) to record video or take photos. It includes a large library of objects ready for use that includes a wide variety of objects ranging from geometric shapes, the alphabet, and animals to dinosaurs, planets, and vegetables. Students can use 3DBear to design a space, tell… Read More »3DBear — Augmented Reality and Digital Story Telling

SAMR Decision Tree

A SAMR Assessment example

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In a recent post, I shared a simple way to assess your use of technology with the SAMR model. I wanted to provide an example of what this looks like in action. Let’s run through an example of students writing an essay for Mr. Smith’s high school US History 11 class. “Old” way Mr. Smith’s school is not a 1:1 school, and access to computers and good broadband outside of… Read More »A SAMR Assessment example

SAMR Model

Assessing Your EdTech Use With SAMR

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I often see posts and get questions from educators asking whether or not a product is good. Or if what they are doing is right. Sometimes it’s phrased in the form, “How do I know if what I’m doing is better?” All of these questions revolve around a simple fundamental question, “Should I do (or use) this or not?” For many years, I’ve pointed educators at the SAMR model created… Read More »Assessing Your EdTech Use With SAMR