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Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad is an educator, EdTech consultant and designer who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Susan has been a classroom teacher and an active instructional technology facilitator in Chicagoland for more than two decades. She provides professional development for busy teachers via a variety of online and in-person platforms. Susan blogs about thoughtful ways to incorporate technology as an efficient and effective tool for learning on her own blog, Cool Tools for 21st Century LearnersFollow her on Twitter @soxnevad

3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology

Here are three ways for teachers to prepare to design learning experiences that encourage higher order thinking through the use of technology as a tool for learning.

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts.

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line

The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences to achieve the next level.

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.

3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards

Summer is a time for teachers to take a break from the rigorous demands of day to day teaching, relax, and enjoy a change of pace.

Explain Everything A Connected Creativity App

As I dig deeper into the reality of the one iPad Classroom I am most intrigued by apps that allow me to create. On a computer I have learned to weave together digital tools to make them do exactly what I want them to do, but I must admit I am not there yet on the iPad.

5 Ideas for the One iPad Classroom

I am excited to be part of a plan to roll out iPads to all teachers in my school this spring. All teachers will be getting an iPad, an Apple TV for projection and a stand to utilize the camera as a document camera. The goal of this One iPad Classroom initiative is to allow wireless mirroring of an iPad through the projector in the classroom. This will add some interactivity and recording capabilities to our classrooms.