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Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide

Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Biteslide is a fun and easy-to-use slidebook app that promotes student creativity, self-expression, and imagination.
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The Web: Writing Tools, K-12 Educators Collection by Lisha Vuskovich

The Web: Writing Tools, K-12 Educators Collection by Lisha Vuskovich | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Lisha Vuskovich
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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

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Often times all it takes is a spark of creativity to start a innovative revolution. Education is no exception.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:42 AM

I absolutely LOVE this article (not to mention the cute photo that goes with it!). My favorites are suggestions 16, 17, and 18:  (16) Make elementary school about literacy, creativity, and play–and that’s it. (17) Make middle school about attitude, accountability, and character–not training, but metacognition and transparency. (18) Make high school about citizenship, thinking habits, and guided participation in physical and digital networks. YES!

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12 Must Have iPad Apps in Your Teaching Toolkit ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Have iPad Apps in Your Teaching Toolkit ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to

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Tools and Ideas for Your Online Classroom: 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students

Tools and Ideas for Your Online Classroom: 20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
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27 Simple Ways To Get Students Excited About Innovation - Edudemic

27 Simple Ways To Get Students Excited About Innovation - Edudemic | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
It's actually not that tough to get students excited about innovation. Not when you take a look at these couple dozen simple ways. Happy innovating!
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

 

Mitra’s work has roots in educational practices dating back to Socrates. Theorists from Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi to Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori have argued that students should learn by playing and following their curiosity.

 

Einstein spent a year at a Pestalozzi-inspired school in the mid-1890s, and he later credited it with giving him the freedom to begin his first thought experiments on the theory of relativity.

 

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin similarly claim that their Montessori schooling imbued them with a spirit of independence and creativity.

 


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Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:46 AM
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I really enjoyed this article. Finally a postivive slant on education that provides teachers with a way of improving and changing the way they interact with students. I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that as the world changes and expects different qualities and skills from students, so too must the education system reform. 

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The main focus of this article is discovering the most effective way to learn. In Mexico, a school José Urbina López Primary School 

 changed their curriculum and allowed children the freedom to explore and learn on their own. The new curriculum was modeled after Sugata Mitra’s “school in the cloud.” In today’s age of constant information, “school in the cloud” challenged if a computer can teach students as well as a teacher.

 

I found this article incredibly intriguing. The model of education has been the same since the 1800’s. A teacher instructs a classroom of pupils with routine tests to analyze  each student's progress. I have heard of online high schools and college classes, but the idea that seven year olds can learn on their own astonishes me. I never even thought of changing the standard teacher-student classroom in elementary school.  Replacing a teacher with a computer is an extraordinary idea for the future. It is very difficult to imagine. However, our society is changing with this new technology. Therefore, it makes sense to me that our education system should change along with it.

 

Most people would agree that it is easier to learn material that one finds interesting. The type of learning in this article plays into this strength. I wonder if this type of learning would work in an area with distractions such as television, video games, and cell phones. I would be interested to see if the outcome would show the same positive results. I do not think it would. 

 

 This article ties in with the TedTalk by Sugata Mitra. To further learn about this type of learning, I suggest watching the video

 

 http://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/179015266/how-much-can-children-teach-themselves

 

AnnKatherine Brito's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:59 AM

Students in control of their own education. This is amazing! Will this revolutionize education?

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Engrade

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This is an online grading program that is accessible anywhere you have internet. Co-teachers can use it together. Print reports, share with students and parents.

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MobyMax: Complete K-8 Curriculum

MobyMax: Complete K-8 Curriculum | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
MobyMax is a completely integrated curriculum and teaching system with progress monitoring, goal setting, fluency practice, motivation tools, and much more.
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A good site for assessing and practice for both math and reading.

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
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This is a simple way to get your kids involved with blogging and loving writing. It also protects privacy.

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Flowboard

Presentation software designed for an always connected, always mobile audience.
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Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards

Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
For many years, intelligence was thought to be static (fixed) and could not be altered. Informal research has shown this to be particularly true when it comes to students thinking about their mathema
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Technology doesn't magically change teacher's practice "The iPad as a Trojan Mouse"

Technology doesn't magically change teacher's practice "The iPad as a Trojan Mouse" | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it

Technology doesn't magically change teacher's practice. You can have students use iPads in much the same way that they once used slate boards. But what new technologies like tablets or laptops can do is open new avenues for conversation. In schools where every child has a portable, multimedia creation device, what can we do differently? What is possible now that wasn't possible before?


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The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy

The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
WP5 output site: curriculum

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Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology

Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology

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The more it is said the more people will realise the truth of it.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.

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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.
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This is a great go to tutorial for back-to-school technology for any teacher. 

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new Apps for Teachers category in the App Store.…

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:19 PM

Apples is moving forward with the iPad teacher resources.

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Thank you Apple!

Selin Gelinci's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:54 AM

This resource gave me quick insight on the app's that i could download for the future on the ipads. It was beneficial to me because as technology is very popular in regards to education in the 21st century, it is useful to have read this website and explore further into things that were launched by Apple in order to help teachers with their teaching with the use of ipads. 

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Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders

Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the web, create an online binder for content curation
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This resource allows you to keep all of your favorite websites in one place. There's even an app.

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Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom

Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
Meet Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education. Easily create interactive multimedia presentations to engage your audience.
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Nearpod is an amazing app for your ipad to share content with students.

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ScootPad :: Learning Personalized and Accelerated! Common Core Standards. Math. ELA. Reading. Spelling. Vocabulary. Writing. Projects. Games.

ScootPad :: Learning Personalized and Accelerated! Common Core Standards. Math. ELA. Reading. Spelling. Vocabulary. Writing. Projects. Games. | 4th Grade Tech Bytes | Scoop.it
ScootPad is an adaptive & personalized learning platform for Grades K-5 covering Common Core Standards (Math, ELA/Reading, Writing, Spelling/Vocabulary, eBooks). ScootPad is used by over 25,000 schools and 1.2+ million students!
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An amazing site and app that allows students to work at their level in common core for both reading and math independently. There is even an ebook library with leveled readers to meet the needs of all student levels.

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