Index of Topics

Topic References
Activities 52Bullying 9Chromebook 2Classroom Management 4Coding 36Constructivism 11Engagement 16Feedback 17Games 13iPad 13Language 65Lesson Plan 15Motivation 13PICRAT 7Planning 17Pornography 11Privacy 11Safety 10SAMR 6STEAM 20TPACK 5

Activities

Blogging

Blogging Activities for Student Buy-In…p make sure that students are ready for Activities like blogging.…s are to simply think about some of the Activities that you have been doing in y…… also inform their families about class Activities.…r frequency, such as science and school Activities.…Student Council member had a blog, what Activities would he/she blog about? If t…

Computational Thinking

… that (1) there is a wide variety of CT Activities that do not require the use o…

Connectivism

…n specialized communities are important Activities.… personal understanding of the state of Activities organizationally.…s and intensifies existing large effort Activities. Brown provides the example o……rporations face in knowledge management Activities. Knowledge that resides in a ……ology and connection making as learning Activities begins to move learning theor…

English Language Learning

… 55). Oftentimes, participating in such Activities, ELLs are also given the spac…Miss Caroline then provided various Activities to teach students how to create a…

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 1

…students have opportunities to lead the Activities in the classroom and to do mo……record audio to describe their favorite Activities, talk about family, narrate a……nity to make choices about the types of Activities they are interested in, stude…

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 2

…ency. In this lesson unit, she designed Activities and projects that prompt stud…… to questions, clothing, and some daily Activities. The topic of this lesson is …

Gamification

…nt will not want to engage in classroom Activities - no matter how the material ……various assignments, quizzes, exams and Activities. A core component of a gamifi…

iPad Learning Centers

… one of the most  common instructional Activities used by many early elementary……e learning by providing a wide range of Activities to help students (Tomlinson, ……idspiration–to design learning center Activities for reading, writing, and Mat……pt. This will also make the rest of the Activities which may relate to the subje…

Lifelong Learning

…Facebook, Sal had to change some of his Activities and the things that he posted……as lesson plans, rubrics, and classroom Activities descriptions. You can also el……t ideas for experiments and other class Activities. And on Twitter, she follows ……rs should be thoughtful about how their Activities online and approaches to info…… she often finds herself spicing up her Activities not for her students but for ……s to devote to formal lifelong learning Activities, such as professional develop…… Pinterest, she should consider how her Activities might be interpreted and whet……g resources and reflecting on classroom Activities. An RSS aggregator helps you …

Online Professionalism

…ying to distance yourself from previous Activities or experiences that you do no……l "while at school or at school-related Activities," and many districts require ……ent regarding school or extracurricular Activities, the educator may use text or…We watch each other's Activities online and draw conclusions about one another, …

Online Safety

…iltered district, monitoring of student Activities is essential to ensure that t…… device so that the teacher can see all Activities in the room at once. The majo……e legal ramifications of these kinds of Activities but should also be taught the…

Open Educational Resources

…e of OER allowing users to engage in 5R Activities. With the permission to remix…… are definitions and examples of the 5R Activities teachers can engage in OER fo……actice using OER and engaging in the 5R Activities in two ways:…can search for and engage OER in the 5R Activities because OER are made availabl……, Ms. Williams already has an idea what Activities can be integrated in a lesson……users free access and permission for 5R Activities:Practice: Let’s engage in the 5R Activities

STEAM Mindset

Activities…n an enjoyable manner in this series of Activities. Initially, the teacher condu……nvention called CARTS (Concept/Content, Activities, Resources, Technology, Suppo……ing and learning content or engaging in Activities. STEAM is a mindset for growt……energizers with authentic project-based Activities and genuine feedback.…

Bullying

Online Safety

CyberBullying…d beyond (e.g., child pornography, cyberBullying). Given the severity of many of……teachers may approach the issue of cyberBullying with skepticism, either because…… of the following statements about cyberBullying are true?Bullying has always been a problem in schools. In fact, most people who have gon…Bullying online can feel even more real and pervasive than Bullying offline.……g: privacy, inappropriate content, cyberBullying, and the creation and sharing o……ctive role in speaking out against cyberBullying and addressing specific instanc…CyberBullying [https://edtechbooks.org/-LY] is a form of Bullying that uses inte…

Chromebook

English Language Learning

…ss to iPads and 4th grade or higher has Chromebooks.

Technology Integration

…gy administrator might want to purchase Chromebooks, and a principal might want …

Classroom Management

Blogging

… you wrote, or discuss ideas for future Classroom Management plans. Any topic th……sson you recently implemented, or a new Classroom Management strategy you’re t…

Lifelong Learning

…y find world-class experts on teaching, Classroom Management, curriculum develop…

Online Safety

…cts exist to help support this, such as Classroom Management or classroom monito…

Coding

Coding

Research shows a growing need for Coding in the job market. Computing jobs are g…… computational thinking strategies with Coding as part of the curriculum in elem……they will develop an idea and use their Coding to seek a solution. These student…… & Mowers, H. (2013, October 3). Should Coding be the "new foreign language" req……r can use to aide in the integration of Coding across the curriculum. Much of wh…While the idea of teaching Coding may seem overwhelming and complex, basic codin……to progress from simple to more complex Coding concepts and teachers can track s…… B. (2015, May 26). 10 reasons to teach Coding [Blog post]. Retrieved from http:…Coding and its relationship to ISTE StandardsWhat Coding looks like in the classroomWhy is Coding in the K-12 classroom important?Coding resources and additional studyLow or No-Cost Coding Tools for the ClassroomCoding with ScratchCoding Resources for Professional StudyWeb-based Software for CodingBasic Coding Concepts…ildren’s Books to Encourage a Love of CodingRobots for Hands-on Coding ApplicationCoding touches on most of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Edu……eed to first start with the belief that Coding is for everyone and everyone need…For many Coding games or apps, once the blocks are arranged, a program can be ru…Coding involves problem-solving, perseverance, collaboration, mathematical logic…When teaching “plugged” Coding, computer availability might be a concern. To…Many times during a Coding project students need assistance to troubleshoot thei……eive feedback on their work. During the Coding process students troubleshoot and…The last ISTE standard Coding meets is the one that is most obvious. That is the……preservice teachers with an overview of Coding and how it is being taught in the…… with computers might start with simple Coding programs. Simple Coding programs …Coding is simply a language that a computer can use to complete a task. It is a …

Computational Thinking

…e, or engaging students in an unplugged Coding activity. However, since CT does …… a different skill set, specifically in Coding and computer science" (CNN Wire, ……skills? Try computational thinking (not Coding. Retrieved from EdSurge News: htt…… January 27). 3 easy lessons that teach Coding and computational thinking. Retri…But before computer programming - or Coding, as it is sometimes called - many be…

Universal Design for Learning

…y syntax and structure), 2.3 (Support deCoding of text, mathematical notations, …

Constructivism

Connectivism

…eriences. Behaviorism, cognitivism, and Constructivism (built on the epistemolog……learning. Behaviorism, cognitivism, and Constructivism do not attempt to address…Behaviorism, cognitivism, and Constructivism are the three broad learning theori…Constructivism suggests that learners create knowledge as they attempt to unders……ations of Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism…ments that initially defy order. Unlike Constructivism, which states that learne……ated with behaviorism, cognitivism, and Constructivism – namely, learning as a…

Technology Integration

Constructivism…constructed in the mind, some then took Constructivism to the stage of a pedagog……rs might influence how learning occurs, Constructivism [https://edtechbooks.org/……ation include behaviorism, cognitivism, Constructivism, constructionism, and con…

Engagement

Blogging

…learning and can lead to higher student Engagement.

Computational Thinking

…ng CT, including improvement in student Engagement, motivation, confidence, prob…

Gamification

…nt behaviors to increase motivation and Engagement. Similar to ClassCraft [https……tion of gameful experiences, can impact Engagement, motivate target behaviors an…… badges can be used to increase student Engagement when gamifying academic conte……o be an effective way to promote active Engagement in learning by allowing stude…

iPad Learning Centers

… two iPad apps that  allow for greater Engagement as well as transform a lesson…

Open Educational Resources

…materials that support student learning Engagement. OER have created an extraord…

STEAM Mindset

…dence and collaboration, understanding, Engagement, and responsible risk-taking.…

Universal Design for Learning

Multiple Means of Engagement…onsideration in lesson planning, though Engagement must go beyond the hook. Once……iers can transform student learning and Engagement.… learning as they can affect readiness, Engagement, motivation, meaning making, ……fective network correlates with learner Engagement. The guidelines have been rea……ample(s) of providing multiple means of Engagement:…ped into by providing multiple means of Engagement, representation, action and e…

Feedback

Acknowledgements

Rick West provided Feedback on drafts of the textbook and used remixed versions …Tadd Farmer provided Feedback on drafts of the textbook and used remixed versio…

Blogging

… and peers. Plus, teachers can then get Feedback on the lesson from others who h…… their posts with a classmate and offer Feedback to one another.…nities for students to read and provide Feedback to one another, opens up the co…

Coding

…They also are able to share and receive Feedback on their work. During the codin…

English Language Learning

… as well as opportunities to provide us Feedback. On the other hand, outside the…

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 1

…instantly, allowing teachers to provide Feedback to students when they need it t…Having Feedback while learning happens is critical for student growth. When teac…

Information Literacy

…xperts who create, critique, or provide Feedback on creative works. Because we r…

iPad Learning Centers

… and then have a partner record his/her Feedback to the author. Then, the author…

Lifelong Learning

…ities descriptions. You can also elicit Feedback from the community by allowing …

STEAM Mindset

…ic project-based activities and genuine Feedback.…acher can provide meaningful, authentic Feedback that encourages perseverance. A…

Technology Integration

… writing blog, which they use to elicit Feedback from peers, parents, and the on…

Universal Design for Learning

…tudents can express their learning. The Feedback students receive from teachers ……toring), 8.4 (Increase mastery-oriented Feedback), and 9.3 (Develop self-assessm…

Games

Coding

Computer or Mobile Device Assisted GamesFor many coding Games or apps, once the blocks are arranged, a program can be ru…… a variety of digital objects to create Games, visualizations, models, or simula…

Gamification

…Framework for Meaningful Gamification. Games, Learning, Society, 1–7. https:/…In his book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, Jame……oceedings of the European Conference on Games Based Learning, 1(2009), 50–57.…Gee, J. P. (2014). What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy…… (2006). The motivational pull of video Games: A self-determination theory appro…… Unlike teaching through the playing of Games, gamified instruction is the integ…

iPad Learning Centers

…ay more than just drill and practice or Games to keep students busy and quiet. T…

Online Professionalism

… and share information about the team's Games/tournaments/success. He tells his ……cations (e.g. Google Docs, online video Games) (University of Texas at Austin, 2…

Technology Integration

…oviding incentives to learning, such as Games or other rewards, or by providing …

iPad

Blogging

…navigate. The free platform also has an iPad app that can be used to facilitate …

English Language Learning

…indergarten to 3rd grade have access to iPads and 4th grade or higher has Chrome…

iPad Learning Centers

…enters, math centers, computer centers, iPad centers.....etc.Strategies of Using iPads in Centers…the following section, we introduce two iPad apps that  allow for greater engag……of  how K-2 teachers could incorporate iPad learning centers in the classroom. ……d to first. For example, teacher group, iPad group, table group, etc.…the center involves reading or using an iPad, consider allowing them to sit on a……e (See Figure 2). Therefore, when using iPads in centers, we recommend teachers …

Online Professionalism

…her naked. Tammy used her school-issued iPad to take pictures of herself. Tammy …

Technology Integration

student_iPad_school, Brad Flickinger via Flickr, CC BY 2.0student_iPad_school - 225, Brad Flickinger via Flickr, CC BY-SA…lassroom teacher might want to purchase iPads, a technology administrator might …

Language

Blogging

… blog? Just like the tone of voice, the Language and writing style needs to keep…

Coding

Language Arts…aching coding is more than teaching the Language for computing. It is not a lang…… graphical format with the more complex Language hidden. For example, Blockly is…Coding is simply a Language that a computer can use to complete a task. It is a ……ng coding classes to count as a foreign Language credit in high school (Zinth, 2……ls, and rules to communicate - that is, Language study - improves thinking by ch……r 3). Should coding be the "new foreign Language" requirement? [Blog post]. Retr……ts the option of learning simple coding Languages or even beginning with block-b…

Computational Thinking

Language Arts & Foreign Language…English, history, math, science, second Languages, and other core and elective s…

English Language Learning

…s to challenge the dominance of English Language and the cultural values owned a……le the backgrounds and needs of English Language learners may vary profoundly, o…… but also honor their home cultures and Languages and strive to cultivate both t……the teacher may not share the same home Language as the students and their famil……ommunications go beyond written or oral Language. People communicate with one an……re able to express themselves with both Language and visual representations.……k other learning opportunities, such as Language exchanges or study abroad exper……ilable resources for empowering English Language learners through integrating te……tion at this school are ELLs whose home Language includes Spanish, Chinese, Kore…English Language learners (ELLs), who often come from families where Languages o…… a digital story utilizes things beyond Language to convey meaning to the audien……ts to negotiate their identities in the Language learning process. Teachers have…

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 1

…ans available to implement with Foreign Languages and more. It is a great option……r ways to have students create with the Language and design materials for their ……ers text to speech options for use with Language classes. It gives students an o……levant and authentic pieces. In foreign Language classrooms, students can demons……d other visuals that can be used in the Language classroom. It has a library ful……ir blog space their own. In the foreign Language classroom, this is a great way ……or for telling their own stories in the Language they are learning.

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 2

…n Chinese with the facilitation of body Language, gestures and other techniques ……eo selected is from BBC Bitesize Modern Languages (https://edtechbooks.org/-UH),…… of communicative competence in foreign Language teaching and provide available ……, simply having students use the target Language does not mean the learning task……e as resources to one another and where Languages mediate the process of meaning……ldn’t be the easiest task for foreign Language instructors, but thanks to mode…In learning a foreign Language, gaining vocabulary knowledge is an important way…It requires more than basic Language skills to make effective communication happ…For Language learners, nothing is more exciting than communicating with a real p…… World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages proposed by the American Counc…… as you can see from the example, all 6 Language skills are equally important an…A communicative Language learning approach heavily emphasizes Language learning …Miss Lee teaches Chinese as foreign Language at the Sunshine Elementary School i…… (2007). Theory and research: Audience, Language use, and Language learning. In ……deo students watch for practicing other Language skills. For example, the video ……of the most important goals for foreign Language teaching. Learning a foreign la……c materials and authenticity in foreign Language learning. Language Teaching, 40……than knowing the vocabulary, grammar or Language patterns. The foreign LanguageWorld-readiness standards for learning Languages. (n.d.). Retrieved from https:/……ds: Integrating "communication" in your Language instruction. The Language Educa…Being able to communicate in a foreign Language involves the speaker’s integra…Miss Dubois teaches French as a foreign Language to students at the Henderson Mi…… Government. (n.d.). Supporting English Language learners: Tools, strategies and……es of integrating technology in foreign Language teaching

iPad Learning Centers

If you choose to do centers for Language Arts in the morning, and Math centers i…

Online Professionalism

…ome involve alcohol, some involve crude Language, some involve risqué photos or…

Online Safety

…opriate content, and they often reflect Language from state level agencies and s…

Open Educational Resources

…in his class due to learners’ various Language proficiencies.  This issue cou…

Technology Integration

…dge, such as science, math, history, or Language arts. When viewed in this way, ……ut fractions, you must teach them using Language that they will understand and c…

Universal Design for Learning

…ntation removes barriers to perception, Language and symbols, and comprehension.……fferent countries, speaking 4 different Languages. All of his students come from…… students who speak English as a second Language. Providing access to digital di……& Kienzle, J (2015). Success of English Language Learners: Barriers and Strategi……ols), 2.4 (Promote understanding across Languages), 3.1 (Activate or supply back…

Lesson Plan

Blogging

…log about a field experience you had, a Lesson Plan you designed, a book review …

Computational Thinking

CT Learning and Lesson Planning Resources Resources

Copyright and Open Licensing

…ary by use. For instance, if you copy a Lesson Plan for use in your classroom wi……ie, video, song, lyrics, poem, picture, Lesson Plan, web page content, etc. Any ……n. Similarly, copying another teacher's Lesson Plan, changing a few words, and p…If a work (e.g., picture, song, video, Lesson Plan, rubric) does not have a stat…

Foreign Language Teaching, Part 1

…s, text, props and more. There are many Lesson Plans available to implement with…

Lifelong Learning

…rking site along with resources such as Lesson Plans, rubrics, and classroom act…

Open Educational Resources

… of school duties, including developing Lesson Plans, creating teaching material…… grade teacher, can search for existing Lesson Plans other 5th grade teachers cr……or educational purposes such as videos, Lesson Plans, digital books, online cour…

Universal Design for Learning

Lesson Planning with UDL…son, is often an early consideration in Lesson Planning, though engagement must ……r a lesson is one of the first steps in Lesson Planning. Connecting them to stat……ncorporate the UDL guidelines into your Lesson Planning, there are four critical…

Motivation

Blogging

…s, and more, which will help build some Motivation to write. Move around the cla…

Computational Thinking

…ding improvement in student engagement, Motivation, confidence, problem-solving,…

Gamification

…son is that students would have no real Motivation to try risky or challenging a……ified elements such as badges and other Motivational tools. It is likely that Ca……by, C. S., & Przybylski, A. (2006). The Motivational pull of video games: A self……r various student behaviors to increase Motivation and engagement. Similar to Cl……ch as a classroom, in order to increase Motivation and attention on a task (Dete…… often, they may diminish the intrinsic Motivation of students on other assignme……room: A longitudinal study on intrinsic Motivation, social comparison, satisfact…

STEAM Mindset

… curriculum. STEAM is a mindset of Self-Motivation, Thinking, Energizing, Advent……nd outward, to motivate and to look for Motivation, to absorb learning, make lea…

Universal Design for Learning

… they can affect readiness, engagement, Motivation, meaning making, and memory. …… expectations and beliefs that optimize Motivation)

PICRAT

Technology Integration

[https://edtechbooks.org/-jBP]PICRATWhat does PIC in PICRAT stand for?How useful does PICRAT seem to you?… thinking about technology integration. PICRAT [https://edtechbooks.org/-Dfb] as…The PICRAT model of technology integration…de the following: TPACK, RAT, SAMR, and PICRAT.… their practice toward the top-right of PICRAT

Planning

Blogging

…next step! If you’re a teacher who is Planning on creating a blog for yourself…

Computational Thinking

CT Learning and Lesson Planning Resources Resources…g more about computational thinking and Planning lessons that integrate its comp……derstandably feel that, unless they are Planning to get an endorsement in inform……ve a few key words to keep in mind when Planning lessons, guiding discussions, c…

Gamification

…here are so many variables to consider. Planning is key and the first step in th……lete. While there is certainly a lot of Planning and thought that needs to go in…

Universal Design for Learning

…dent needs have taken this approach: by Planning to address the needs of the stu…… to fundamentally shift the goal of our Planning away from those in the middle t……e students, and is a way to think about Planning classrooms and lessons in ways …Intentional Planning for learner variability can take many forms. It may be usef……ate the UDL guidelines into your lesson Planning, there are four critical elemen……o be intentional and strategic in their Planning to meet the needs of the unique……ply background knowledge), 6.2 (Support Planning and strategy development), 8.3 …Lesson Planning with UDL… often an early consideration in lesson Planning, though engagement must go beyo……son is one of the first steps in lesson Planning. Connecting them to state conte…

Pornography

Online Professionalism

…were charged with distribution of child Pornography. Pat was also charged for po……s the licenses of educator's who access Pornography at school. In addition, ther……student in possession of possible child Pornography, the educator should not hav…

Online Safety

Child Pornography and Sexting…nd students need to understand is child Pornography. Child Pornography [https:/……eby leading them to not only view child Pornography but also to create and share……priate content) and beyond (e.g., child Pornography, cyberbullying). Given the s……hat should you do if you discover child Pornography on your students' devices?……and aware of the laws surrounding child Pornography, and teachers need to counte……, and the creation and sharing of child Pornography or sexting.First, though Pornography is not itself illegal, Pornography that depicts childr…

Privacy

Blogging

Student Privacy ConcernsWhen teaching students about online Privacy, Common Sense Media [https://edtechb……re sharing about themselves, to respect Privacy of others and to represent thems…

Online Professionalism

… do so "privately." The problem is that Privacy in online media is very differen……for maintaining appropriate content and Privacy settings on their personal elect…

Online Safety

…evel, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), requires teachers a……at the website values your security and Privacy or that it is run by a company t…Privacy… student safety in the classroom (e.g., Privacy, inappropriate content) and beyo……our examples of these areas, including: Privacy, inappropriate content, cyberbul…

Technology Integration

…et mandated security, accessibility, or Privacy requirements. Similarly, filteri…

Safety

Blogging

…troduce students to the ideas of online Safety, and can help make sure that stud…… unique challenges in regard to student Safety and digital citizenship. We will ……ovide lessons and instruction on online Safety prior to an internet-based activi…

Online Safety

Student SafetyStrategies for Student SafetyIn the context of online security and Safety, a hack [https://edtechbooks.org/-I……s chapter has explored issues of online Safety by focusing on threats to the per…Online Safety for Kids, Intel Free Pass, CC-BY SA…active role in ensuring their students' Safety and security, but they are not al……hould seek to ensure their own personal Safety and security while using these te…

SAMR

Technology Integration

…ication is separated into two stages as SAMR's augmentation and modification. Al……will include the following: TPACK, RAT, SAMR, and PICRAT.…, Thomas, & Scharber, 2006). Similarly, SAMR [https://edtechbooks.org/-tgt] is a…RAT and SAMR are very similar technology integration models, though RAT has been…RAT and SAMRA comparison of the levels of SAMR and RAT

STEAM

STEAM Mindset

STEAM AttributesA STEAM MindsetSTEAM Cards (Younger Students)STEAM Poster/People Activity (Early Middle School)The five STEAM attributes…nts are immersed in the components of a STEAM Mindset in an enjoyable manner in ……e words STEM and its expanded relative, STEAM. STEM refers to the renewed emphas……nder that Great Grandpa Smith’s model STEAM locomotive became my symbol for th…A STEAM Mindset is important because it is a mental framework that allows an ind…Classes are punctuated with STEAM allusions and techniques. Bulletin boards illu……me, and keep “learning under your own STEAM” for yourself and your students.……this chapter is to consider the acronym STEAM in a new light. Rather than consid…STEAM is more than teaching and learning content or engaging in activities. STEA…Learning is an adventure. A STEAM Mindset brings out the adventurer in individua…A STEAM Mindset suggests that an individual is an energizer. The person works wi……dent becomes more attuned to his or her STEAM Mindset and embraces an adventurou…Use technology to foster your own STEAM Mindset and to teach others.One answer is to look toward a STEAM Mindset. In exploring a STEAM mindset, stud…The STEAM Mindset, in this context, moves from an emphasis on curriculum to a su……vehicle for developing and sustaining a STEAM Mindset. Classrooms throughout the…

TPACK

Technology Integration

TPACKTPACK goes on to explain that when we try to integrate technology into a classro……permission of the publisher, © 2012 by TPACK.orgTPACK [https://edtechbooks.org/-qqB] is the most commonly used technology integr……ill explore will include the following: TPACK, RAT, SAMR, and PICRAT.