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Apple TV vs Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom | Instructional Tech Talk

Apple TV vs Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom | Instructional Tech Talk | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"There have been several posts on the web discussing what makes the most sense to purchase for the classroom, an Apple TV setup or an Interactive Whiteboard. While it’s great to say one is better than the other, I would like to show you the differences between the two setups and break each setup down into categories to see which outperforms the other."


Via John Evans, Carlota Pérez Sancho
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I would like to hear from teachers who have experience with both IWB and Apple TV in the classroom. What is your opinion?
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Educational Technology Guy: Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy: Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."”
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 20, 11:41 AM

So many great ideas to take from this...

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:57 AM

Now this is a great idea! 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:50 AM

Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. “People no longer have to come to a library to get information,” she says, “so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate.”

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“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving - Life-Long-Learners @bkmetclafe

“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving - Life-Long-Learners @bkmetclafe | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled “Problem Solving with ‘Aunt Emma’”, I described an engaging activity which helps students look at problems from a variety of different perspectives. Today, I want to share with you a similar problem solving classroom activity that you can use to challenge your students to think laterally."


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Anne Bridget's curator insight, April 28, 10:08 AM

Thinking skills...?

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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos ~ by Richard Byrne | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“On a cold winter night four or five months ago I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years. I called the list Practical Ed Tech Tips. Since I started that list I've made an effort to add one or two new screencasts to it every week. Yesterday, I added the 100th video to the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist.In the playlist you will find videos about tools for flipping your classroom, videos on managing workflow, social media tips, search strategies, and media production. The entire playlist is embedded below.”
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 3, 10:20 AM

A vast amount of needed information to expand your use of technology in the classroom. The short screencast videos are easy to follow and extremely practical.

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6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics - EdTech & MLearning

6 Good iPad Apps to Turn Pictures Into Cartoons and Comics - EdTech & MLearning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"I spent sometime this weekend curating and working on the list of iPad apps below. These are apps that students can use to create beautiful cartoons to use in their multimedia projects or in activities that involve comic strips, digital storytelling, presentations and many more. All of these apps are easy to use and do not require any advanced technical skill. Some of the things students can do with these apps include: take pictures and turn them into cartoons, capture cartoon videos, draw cartoon sketches, customize and add different effects to pictures, convert photos into cartoon avatars, and many more."


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NYCTechMommy's curator insight, April 17, 9:12 AM

Kids will love using these!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 3:33 PM

Herramientas...Six good iPad apps to turn pictures into cartoons and comics | @scoopit via @ungerlm http://sco.lt/...

gabriela chaparro's curator insight, April 19, 12:37 PM

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Research: Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests in Early Years | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

Research: Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests in Early Years | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Using tech, like iPads, in schools has turned into a heated political debate. Los Angeles infamously spent $1.3 billion on a program to give iPads to each student that has subsequently been plagued with problems. In the United Kingdom the head of the National Association of Head Teachers claimed he was dubious about using tech as a teaching aid in non-IT classes. One solution could be using shared tech in classrooms. A promising study by a researcher at Northwestern University found that kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly outscored their peers on achievement tests who were in classes that had no iPads or classes with iPads for each student (1:1)."


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How to start using Apple TV in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to start using Apple TV in the classroom - Daily Genius | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ The big push for education technology is coming from a handful of sources. There’s the teachers, the administrators, the students, and the technology producers. Technology is not the final solution to improving education, though. Far from it. Education technology is a powerful tool in a teacher’s toolkit to create effective learning opportunities. It’s just a tool – not the entire toolkit. This seems to be the general consensus now that edtech is becoming more ubiquitous and attainable for many schools in developed countries. Sadly, it’s still far out of reach for many developing countries.”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 10, 10:10 AM

I have yet to use (or even SEE) an Apple TV! Thanks to John Evans.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.”
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Amy Burns's curator insight, April 7, 6:20 AM

Brief article with helpful links for each of the eight skills students must possess for the future.

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Meet Google Keep, and 6 ways it can help schools

Meet Google Keep, and 6 ways it can help schools | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Google Keep is like a bulletin board you can keep with you wherever you go. It's perfect for organizing ideas or quickly jotting down inspiration.”
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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Great tip for accessibility!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 4:08 PM

BigNate may be a talking head, but he's talking sense about Closed Captioning. This video is a good introduction to Closed Caption creation of YouTube videos.   Give it a try! 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

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Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.”
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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 11:05 PM

This is an interesting idea.  But it seems like one would be in the car for three weeks to get to London.  I wonder what kind of towns would pop up after Fairbanks.  If it's going to cost trillions, where would the return come from?  Who would get the return on the investment?  If Russia is willing to fund this then why don't they fix the areas of Russia that need help.  

Louis Mazza's curator insight, April 21, 1:13 PM

Talk about a highway connector. Russia has plans that builds a superhighway, which would be the world’s largest. This could happen if Russian Railway head, Vladimir Yakunin has his way. He wants a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link the countries eastern border with the United state of Alaska. By crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea, which separates Asia and North America geographically. Russia is calling this a “future zone” and it must focus on leading technology. And they have the right idea

Jacob Conklin's curator insight, Today, 12:37 PM

One of the major and controversial issues facing the world today is globalization. Russia has traditionally defined itself as anti-western. Combining these two parts of the world could create a much smaller world and the further fuel the globalization monster. By connecting the world in this way, New York, Fairbanks, Moscow, and London will be more linked. However, Africa and Asia are left out of the "loop." Globalization has its victims, and in this case it would be Asia and Africa. On the more positive side, this newfound intimacy between the "Western World" and Russia could help ease relations between the two entities. In the long run, this project will benefit the world as a whole. 

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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne

Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids to have students create short audio stories about their favorite animals. I also shared an example of using Morfo to create audio biographies in which students give voice to famous people in history. Below is a short summary of both of those apps as well as another app useful for a similar purpose.”
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Twitter for Teacher Leaders: Connecting on Twitter, Video 1 - YouTube

Have you heard fellow educators rave about the connections they’ve made on Twitter, but you don’t feel that connected? Or do you have an account, but aren’t ...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Ines Bieler, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers - iPad Apps for School

Two Math Apps that Have Students Slicing Numbers - iPad Apps for School | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ As the end of the school year approaches I find myself receiving more requests for review and skill practice apps. Yesterday’s post was all about fractions review. Today, I have a couple of apps dealing with factoring, multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition.”
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21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers - InformED ~ by Saga Briggs

21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers - InformED ~ by Saga Briggs | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Tired of reading the same old list of recommended apps? We've curated twenty-one fresh ones for you here, and you won't find Dropbox or Evernote among th”
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - How to Use Handwriting in Google Docs and Forms ~ by Richard Byrne

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - How to Use Handwriting in Google Docs and Forms ~ by Richard Byrne | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Twice last week John Stevens tipped me off to new developments in the Google Docs and Forms Add-on called g(Math). First, he alerted me when g(Math) began supporting handwritten responses in Forms and then he notified me when the same support arrived for Docs. In the videos embedded below you can learn how to use g(Math) for Google Forms and Google Docs to accept handwritten entries.”
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Used Effectively or Simply Used?

Used Effectively or Simply Used? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Beth Holland shared her presentation "Used Effectively or Simply Used" from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter. The message from her slides caught my attention... I kept thinking ...”
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Research: Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests in Early Years | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

Research: Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests in Early Years | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Using tech, like iPads, in schools has turned into a heated political debate. Los Angeles infamously spent $1.3 billion on a program to give iPads to each student that has subsequently been plagued with problems. In the United Kingdom the head of the National Association of Head Teachers claimed he was dubious about using tech as a teaching aid in non-IT classes. One solution could be using shared tech in classrooms. A promising study by a researcher at Northwestern University found that kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly outscored their peers on achievement tests who were in classes that had no iPads or classes with iPads for each student (1:1)."


Via Stephania Savva, John Evans
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This is what we were thinking. Glad to see some statistics comparing 1:1 vs. Shared vs. No Tech.
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30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom

30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 11, 11:52 PM

Thought Twitter was only for professional development? Think again!

Erwin Bord's curator insight, April 13, 4:21 PM

Faire découvrir Twitter à ses élèves et l'utiliser à des fins pédagogiques

Stuart Shulman's curator insight, April 18, 2:45 AM

Twitter is an ideal data source for introducing computational social science to no technical students.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 AM

Interesting article on how Minecraft is being used in education.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, April 7, 7:59 AM

Using a popular game to teach!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, April 7, 11:12 AM

añada su visión ...

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How to use Twitter for teaching and learning | Edudemic

How to use Twitter for teaching and learning | Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Teachers can use Twitter to connect with experts around town to get perspectives that will enrich lessons ..."


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Rebecca's curator insight, April 8, 4:22 PM

It's great

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 9, 11:07 AM

I LOVE Twitter and as a TL can see the benefits of search engine education!

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12 Marvelous Math Apps for Kids - ParentMap

“ While it might seem unlikely that “math” and “fun” can exist in the same sentence, it's easier than you think. There is a googolplex of math-related games and apps for smartphones and tablets, just waiting to be played by eager learners. And, believe it or not, they make math fun. Read on for 12 fun apps that make math a "piece of pi" for kids of all ages (on Pi Day and every day).”
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5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning

5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The selection we curated for you today contains some  useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. Some the things your kids will get to learn from these apps include: learning how to write letters, learning phonics and spelling, composing syllables by combining vowels and consonants, and several other basic literacy skills. Some of these apps also include tracking features which allow teachers and parents to keep updated about the progress of their kids.

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Allison Leckie's curator insight, April 19, 9:29 PM

Fantastic apps that will meet the students expectations of learning and great for parents and teachers to see the progress of the children's learning.

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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide”
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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 29, 9:36 PM

I like where we are going...

Designing for Learning's curator insight, March 29, 9:53 PM

this #evolution is relevant across education even in #highered sectors. integration of these ideas into #curriculumdesign challenges the full spectrum of work in learning and teaching

David Witzeling's curator insight, April 6, 5:55 PM

A look into what may be coming to the K-12 classroom in the next few years. Some of these technologies are already in use in many places.

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5 Ways Innovation Will Change Business In the Next 5 Years

5 Ways Innovation Will Change Business In the Next 5 Years | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Change is constant, as every enreprenuer knows. What seems like a brilliant idea now can quickly become outdated. What are you doing to adapt to the new advances in technology that will change business in the next 5 years.

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