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Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School

Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
When I first saw these contraptions my initial reaction was how in the world would we incorporate these devices with our demanding academic curriculum? The last couple of months my instructional technology team and I have had a ball coming up with strong academic tie-ins for using MaKey MaKeys and programming with our elementary students. I was astonished how easily and naturally programming and incorporating MaKey MaKeys have been, even for first graders! Just the other day I was working with first graders who were learning about the four cardinal directions. We had them create interactive compass roses by programming a sprite in Scratch to move north, south, east or west depending on the arrow key they pressed. Some students were even able to add voice recordings to their script!

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The Makings of a Makerspace: Three Examples - Getting Smart

The Makings of a Makerspace: Three Examples - Getting Smart | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - Tools, organization, student projects of the makerspaces at Marymount in NYC, Ann Richards STARS in Austin, and Edmonds CC in Seattle.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 6, 2015 8:04 AM

Great article with fantastic photos for anyone thinking about a MakerSpace.

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Fiveyearolds to learn coding in school

Fiveyearolds to learn coding in school | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Unknown to many parents, as the kids go back to or start school this week, the national curriculum has changed to include elements of IT training that will affect children as young as five, or Year 1 pupils as schools prefer their charges to be known as. Learn more: - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/ - http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Stop say...

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Stop saying "balance is key" when discussing technology on Innovation in Education curated by Gino Bondi (Finding flow, seeking your element: "Stop saying "balance is key" when discussing technology" | @scoopit...
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Best Practices in Designing Online Courses

Best Practices In Designing Online Courses: http://t.co/gIhLH5duQi

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 12, 2014 6:27 AM

Great  overview that covers the basics in instructional design of online learning.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add Ons

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add Ons | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

If you open a Google Docs or Spreadsheet you will find a new option in the menu bar named Add-Ons. An Add-On is a way to add functionality to Docs and Sheets through integration with 3rd party apps. It's similar to the Google Chrome Apps store. 

There are many useful tools to Add-On to Google Docs to improve the efficiency of working in Google Docs. You'll find Add-Ons to help you get your own work done, and also for use in the classroom.


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Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
In recent years, most students in my project-based AP Government classes have indicated, in both class discussions and anonymously on surveys, that they prefer project-based learning to a more tradit (RT @MindShiftKQED: How to assess individual performance...
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A Math Teacher's Journey to PBL - Experts & NewBIEs

A Math Teacher's Journey to PBL - Experts & NewBIEs | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Over two years ago, Jennifer Rust, a math teacher at John Dubiski Career High School in Dallas, Texas, attended the first day of a three-day Buck Institute for Education “PBL 101” workshop. She came ...

 

 

 

8 essential elements

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Formative Assessment | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

“ The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise.”


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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web

A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Using multimedia is part and parcel of students work in the classroom. Several classroom projects now include curating resources, using images and videos. However, the use of such media materials is...

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Emma C. Fernández ツ's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:29 PM

Creative use of then web for our students!

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Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas - @gravescolleen

Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas - @gravescolleen | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Check out this great collection of Maker resources from Colleen Graves, Maker, Teacher ,Librarian @lamar_library

 

 


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finkxenon's comment, June 6, 2015 3:05 AM
wonderful :)
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Stewart MakerFair 2015 - RENOVATED LEARNING @DianaLRendina

Stewart MakerFair 2015 - RENOVATED LEARNING @DianaLRendina | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
In April, we held our second annual Stewart MakerFair during our final parent conference night of the year.  Last year’s Mini Makerfaire was focused more on introducing our parents and community to what we had started with our Makerspace program.  This year, our program was already well-established, so we created a fun event focused on STEAM exploration in a variety of no, low and high tech stations.
 

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John Evans's curator insight, June 6, 2015 2:20 PM

Be sure to check out the video of their MakerFair to see some of the possibilities that can happen in a short time!  

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Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Game-based learning forces students to apply knowledge in a contextualized way, it creates an interdisciplinary learning experience where subject-specific knowledge is used in a context that requires diverse applications. The borders between disciplines become fuzzy and ambiguous. Learn more: - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator
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The Student Learning Journey - ePortfolios

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The Student Learning Journey - ePortfolios | Piktochart Infographic Editor -
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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (The convergence of biology with engineering and the physical sciences [audio] http://t.co/n2QNhVVdn2)...
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I love this product for storing audio files and posting neatly on the web!

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Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - template gallery

Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets - template gallery | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets is a fantastic new addition to Drive. See these Add-ons for Google Docs and sheets and how you can use them with students

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the "cloud" (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized. Many teachers have turned to digital portfolios -- or "e-portfolios" -- for their students. These digital portfolios have caused a huge shift in how teachers assign, collect and assess student classwork and projects.


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Becky Mowat's comment, June 12, 2013 6:37 AM
Impressive, Ludmilla!! Love PBworks as well.
Becky Mowat's comment, June 12, 2013 6:37 AM
Impressive, Ludmilla!! Love PBworks as well.
Rebecca Delabrer's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:45 PM

This article describes how student's work in school used to be more private and usually only seen by the teacher if it was done on paper. Now that schools are resorting to "paperless" classrooms, children's work is becoming much more easy to share and find and other things.

I don't think schools should go paperless. The internet is a dangerous place, especially for dumb kids our age. Not only that but the internet allows kids to cheat a lot easier than they already do now so it's promoting cheating indirectly.

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The Nerdy Teacher: Letting Go of Control #PBL

The Nerdy Teacher: Letting Go of Control #PBL | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How To Create Infographics

Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How To Create Infographics | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Infographics are everywhere these days. I've shared a bunch of them on here over the last couple of years. When they are designed well they can provide a good way to interpret and talk about data. Creating an infographic can be a good way to get students to think about they data that they have collected or found in research. In the fifteen minute video below Linda Braun explains how to create an infographic and some of the nuances of the better infographics."


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Contemplating pbl vs. PBL

Contemplating pbl vs. PBL | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
If you are a student, educator, parent, or other-labeled learner, then do you ever wonder about this acronym “PBL?” In my daily work, I hear people ask such questions as, “Does it...
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44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher

44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher

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4 Important Graphics on Blended Learning for Teachers

4 Important Graphics on Blended Learning for Teachers | 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a form of learning in which students combine face to face classroom methods with computer-mediated activities to create an integrated instructional approach. In the past, digital...

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