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iPad in Education: iPads Chosen in $30 Million Deal with Los Angeles Board of Education

iPad in Education: iPads Chosen in $30 Million Deal with Los Angeles Board of Education | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Image Source: http://www.larkin.net.au/blog/2013/03/01/vic-ipad-workshops/ Apple has announced today that the they’ve received approval from the Los Angeles Board of Education on a $30 million roll...

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Wow, lucky students. A great investment in education!

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Great news for the kids and teachers of Los Angeles.

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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.


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A must read for anyone designing elearning.

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A must read for anyone designing elearning.

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This article discusses how educators can learn from the new Pokemon Go game. A really interesting read. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Easy Ways to Add Accent Marks in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Easy Ways to Add Accent Marks in Google Documents | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Getting Started with Quizzes in Google Forms

Getting Started with Quizzes in Google Forms | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
At ISTE this past week (2016 in Denver), Google announced the ability to create self-grading quizzes in Google Forms. This was a welcomed surprise to the Google Apps-using education world and inclu…
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5 ways to engage students in real coding this summer (hint: it’s not by playing Minecraft)

5 ways to engage students in real coding this summer (hint: it’s not by playing Minecraft) | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Teach students coding that goes way beyond drag and drop.
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What's New in Google Apps - GAFE Update site

What's New in Google Apps - GAFE Update site | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Track Google Apps updates, launch announcements, and rollouts to get access to the latest assets and resources to manage your organization.”
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Trends in Professional Development for Globally Minded Educators

Trends in Professional Development for Globally Minded Educators | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Current teacher professional development strategies and how they can be leveraged to create a global PD plan.
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7 Steps to Becoming a Gmail Power User · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury

7 Steps to Becoming a Gmail Power User · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Are you thinking of making the shift from your current email to Gmail?  Are you trying to figure out how Outlook features translate in the Google world?  I need to make a confession at the top of this post.  I am NOT a big fan of Gmail.  I honestly don’t get it.  It’s big and …
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Thanks for sharing these tips. I especially like your tip regarding "Linking" and not attaching files. The use of Google Drive in conjunction with Google Mail (Gmail) is transformational.
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How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
A teacher ignited her students' interest in math by introducing maker projects that apply practical hands-on math.
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Makerspace Project - Make an inchworm using littleBits - Makerspaces.com

Makerspace Project - Make an inchworm using littleBits - Makerspaces.com | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
By exploring stories, learners can acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation of STEM.
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Teachers want more tech in the classroom—even VR headsets

Teachers want more tech in the classroom—even VR headsets | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Long gone are the days when it was frowned upon for students to pull out a phone or laptop in a classroom. In the US alone, according to a survey conducted in the last two months from digital education company TES Global, 84% of teachers at the K-12 level are using some form of technology in their lessons


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Um? Not sure who these teachers are.

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Get ‘Em Started! Use These Resources to Teach Coding to Kids | Make:

Get ‘Em Started! Use These Resources to Teach Coding to Kids | Make: | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Teaching kids to code offers a lot of challenges that you don’t run into when instructing adults. Kids don’t have a ton of real world experience, so a lot of analogies fly over their heads. Abstract thinking can take a lot more effort, so you need to keep things more concrete. Many kids have extremely short attention spans, especially in groups. And if there isn’t a cool payoff almost immediately, they are going to get bored and zone out. All the lecturing in the world won’t get the lesson into their heads at that point. When teaching children programming, the goal is to empower them to understand the everyday systems they already use, and to know they have the skill to pick this kind of stuff up, both now and later in life. Not everyone wants to do software development for a living, no matter how smart of a career choice it is, but programming is creeping more and more into other fields every day.”
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The Rumors are True! There's a New Google Sites Coming! | Shake Up Learning

The Rumors are True! There's a New Google Sites Coming! | Shake Up Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
  Pinterest The NEW Google Sites Yes! It’s true. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. We’ve heard rumors of this elusive update for the last couple years, but now we have proof that it is a reality and will be in our hands sometime over the next year. If you have ever …

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A New Infographic on Project-based Learning for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Infographic on Project-based Learning for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

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Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Back in 2013, approximately 60% of Maine's participating districts chose iPads. Now, as has been reported, a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads. Why?Way back in 2002, when Friendster was the biggest social network and people were gathering in Internet cafes, the State”
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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.
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Minecraft Education Goes FREE

Minecraft Education Goes FREE | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Take advantage of this quick bargain as Microsoft gives Minecraft Education away to districts for free! Now your students can gamify their learning.
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A Great Summer Reading List for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Summer Reading List for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.
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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers at Arroyo High School are seeing how years of integrating growth mindset messages into every class have changed student attitudes about learning.
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The Ball that Teaches Kids to Code :: The New Yorker

The Ball that Teaches Kids to Code :: The New Yorker | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Spheros aren’t just fun; they are also an excellent teaching tool. Students have begun using them to learn everything from geometry to genetics. They can code them, too, to take a first step into computer programming. The toy’s infiltration of the classroom came about mostly by accident. Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, the inventors who came up with the Sphero, six years ago, were immersed in hacker culture, and they planned to disseminate portions of their code to anyone who wanted to improve on it or add to it. Eventually, they realized that if the app came with a simplified form of that code, kids would fiddle with it.

It was a fortuitous moment to create such a crossover product. The STEM movement—the effort to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the classroom—was gaining in popularity. Educators avidly debated how to help kids transition from the analog world of early childhood to the digital world of adults. Many teachers foresaw a crisis: only sixteen per cent of high-school seniors contemplate a career in STEM fields, even though the number of STEM jobs is increasing rapidly. Sphero and similar toys like Lego Mindstorms—simple robots that you build and then code—have come to be seen as stops on the road to the well-salaried position of programmer.

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Setting Up a Successful Learning Project With Good Storyboarding

Setting Up a Successful Learning Project With Good Storyboarding | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Don't underestimate the value of storyboarding when designing learning for the live online or in-person classroom.

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Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide

Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Employers’ demand for critical thinking skills is about to increase exponentially. Are you ready? A critical thinking definition for every day and everyone.”
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12 Ways to Use Twitter with Language Learners – ESL Library Blog

12 Ways to Use Twitter with Language Learners – ESL Library Blog | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

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