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Technology in the classroom and teacher resources blog

ICT Evangelist

Education Evangelist

Education Evangelist - by Mark Anderson

Mark is an award winning education technology expert, keynote speaker and independent consultant, a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology. He led the teaching and learning and delivery on one of the world’s biggest 1:1 rollouts at Clevedon School which has led to him working with schools all over the world. Mark is the author of the best selling ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson’. With two decades of classroom experience, he knows the power and importance of student voice in developing sound practice having co-founded the Digital Leader Network in the UK. Mark is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and expert in mobile learning.

A fascinating site that I will revisit soon. These posts in particular caught my attention and are recommended reading.

  • SAMR flow chart based upon Ruben Puentedura’s work as a tool for helping with decision making related to planning lessons using technology.
  • TPACK - Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge
  • Digital Parenting with link to guidelines for different ages from Vodafone
  • He has a number of publications listed below that I can see filling my summer vacation reading slot. Read more >>>

    Teaching ICT resources from Teach-ICT

    The Teaching-ICT website is offers a variety of content, most accessible by annual subscription. Access to over 8,000 resources to help with ICT and Computing lessons is 199 pounds.

    • One off lessons
    • Video clips
    • ICT Glossary
    • Video tutorials
    • ICT Case studies
    • GCSE ICT quizzes
    • Functional skills
    • GCSE Computing
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    Facebook - Procrastination network

    Facebook - Procrastination network

    A link to The Magic Crayons Facebook page. I prefer to post things of interest relating to The Magic Crayons in our blog first, then post link to Facebook. A warm hallo to all our followers by the way :-)

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    Feedreader - RSS and Atom aggregator

    Description: Open-source aggregator that supports RSS and Atom formats. Runs under Windows 95 and later versions. A great alternative to Google Reader.

    No posts on the websites own blog since December 2013.

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    Flikr - Visualizing course activities

    Uses: Social tagging linkage, blog images, visualizing course activities

    Description (Wikipedia): Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

    My thoughts: There are many easy to find photos in flickr. Check carefully the terms of use before using in projects.

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    Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.

    Amazon recommendations to The Magic Crayons visitors…

    The Magic Crayons may receive a small commission for any purchases you make via these links.
    In My Feelings [Explicit]
    by Republic Records
    The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Various artists
    An essential source for school concert songs !
    KIDZ BOP 37
    This series continues to be immensely popular with kids. Buy or stream it.
    What If Everybody Said That? (What If Everybody?)
    Ellen Javernick
    #1 Best Seller in Children's Books on Bullies
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    The TV series breathes fresh life into the popular book. Click through to read sample pages.
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
    by Mango
    Buying the book is a step in the right direction at least