10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Educational Technology in 40 Years

Key Statistic: 65% of grade school kids will work in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

Do you know what technology you’ll be using in the classroom 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? A new visualization may be able to help.

Thanks to the hard work by Envisioning Tech, it’s simple to see what we could expect to happen in the next few decades. From today’s iPads to holograms in the year 2040, there’s a lot coming to a classroom near you.

Better still, the visualization below is categorized into color-coded topics. This is one of the most impressive visualizations / infographics I’ve ever seen (and I get like 5-10 every day, so that’s actually saying something) and hope you enjoy it as well. ~

Click here to see the graphic and read the rest of the post by . Want to post this up in the teacher’s lounge or on your desk? Use this PDF for easy printing and in-person sharing.


Summarization and Close Reading of Text

Here is a Summarization Strategy for Reading and Writing called “The Incredible Shrinking Notes”

Summarization Helen Teague**

Students read a section of text either assignned by the teacher or self-selected.

Students write a summary of the reading selection on the large index card. Depending on the age and ability of the students, teachers may need to give guidance as to number of sentences, sentence structure, whether misspellings will be noted, etc…

Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium-sized card.

Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.

Great way for students to get to the main point/idea, engage in CCCS of “close reading of text” and summarization, a skill needed across the curriculum.

**Click the Piktochart above to enlarge. Can be saved to use in your classroom.


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