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Apr
22

Educational Technology Clearinghouse

Welcome to the Educational Technology Clearinghouse

Digital resources for Florida’s schools

The iTeach Professional Learning program supports the appropriate integration of technology into K-12 education.

Visit the Florida Standards website for information about the Florida Standards.

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Each photo is available in multiple sizes great for student and teacher use. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 free photos per project.

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Over 20,000 backgrounds for your Keynote or PowerPoint presentations. Also a selection of themes, templates, and links to other presentation resource sites.

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Wireless laptops in education. This website features exemplary models of technology integration across the state of Florida.

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Every item comes with a choice of image size and source information for proper citations in school projects. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 items per project.

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Apr
6

UNC-TV provides educational programming to keep North Carolina children learning while schools are closed

North Carolina’s public school are closed due to the COVID-19 crisis but students can continue to learn by watching UNC-TV.

The state’s public television station has begun to air programming for students in grades 4-12  to complement remote learning opportunities provided by North Carolina schools.

The programs are designed for use by parents, caregivers and educators while schools are closed. The state’s public schools will remain closed until May 15, or longer.

Educational programming is available online, on air and through PBS LearningMedia for students in pre-kindergarten through high school .

N.C. Department of Public Instruction will link online and printable material and activity ideas that complement the UNC-TV lessons. Districts are encouraged to print the materials and the programming schedule to distribute at meal sites or mail to students.

“We’re excited about this additional learning resource for students and families during this challenging time across our state and nation,”

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Apr
6

Home of the best robot programming language for Educational Robotics. Made for NXT programming and VEX programming.




Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Comments Off

Robomatter and the REC Foundation are proud to announce the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds. Test your skills and qualify to compete at the 2019 VEX Worlds!



Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

The Robot Virtual Worlds team is very excited to announce the latest updates of several of our worlds. This release changes the process for logging in and tracking progress in Robot Virtual Worlds.



Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Friday, May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

We are thrilled to announce the availability of our brand new virtual environment, the VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point.



Posted by Cara Friez-LeWinter on Friday, May 11th, 2018 | Comments Off

We are excited to release our brand new virtual environment, the VEX IQ Challenge Next Level!



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Apr
6

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

AECT is my home in the field of instructional design and technology. My peers are here, my former students are here, who are now peers. Everything that goes on in instructional design and technology is here. You go beyond the journals, and it really is my family within the field.”
Ginger Watson-Papelis, Associate Professor of Education, University of Virginia

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; and in any other places where educational change takes place. AECT members include instructional designers, researchers, professors and teachers, educational technologists, and other professionals united by a passion for improving teaching and learning. Our members serve in many different settings

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Apr
4

Gadget Science – Educational Science Projects and Experiments

How to turn a lesson into halloween magic

You’ve seen it–that magical moment when you students just “clicked” with your lesson. They were engaged, even if just for a few brief moments, instead of daydreaming or wishing they could be texting their friends.

Adapting your lesson to a Halloween theme is more likely to engage them. Kids are already fascinated by Halloween. Connect your science lesson to it, and they will be more engaged and interested.

The holiday becomes a catalyst for engagement.

How to adapt your lessons

Three simple steps:

Step 1. Look at the lessons you have planned for the next two weeks.

Are there any demonstrations you will do? A small modification may be all you need to turn it into a Halloween-based science lesson.

Step 2. Look for connections to Halloween: pumpkins, smoke, goo, colors, or mixtures.

Pumpkins

Can you do the experiment inside a pumpkin? I’ve seen the classic baking powder + vinegar

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Apr
3

Introduction – Office of Educational Technology

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“One of the most important aspects of technology in education is its ability to level the field of opportunity for students.” -John King, U.S. Secretary of Education

Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.

Our schools, community colleges, and universities should be incubators of exploration and invention. Educators should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. Education leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive.

However, to realize fully the benefits of technology in our education system and provide authentic learning experiences, educators need to use technology effectively in their

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