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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom -

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10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative...

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Game principles in your lesson plan...
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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:49 PM

Great models of practice to gasify the classroom.

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UK Head Teachers to Report Children Playing Violent Games - IGN News

Head teachers in Cheshire have warned parents they will report them to the police if they allow their children to play games rated for over-18s. Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03...
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Rachel Benoit's curator insight, March 30, 4:27 PM

Seems obvious to us. What do you think? 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 31, 9:15 AM

Technology isn't the answer to everything.

Michael Ruzza's curator insight, April 5, 7:45 PM

This is essentially learning through play.

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Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1)

Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1) | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

Having the opportunity to expand the horizon of my traditional EFL classroom has been just as exciting for me as for my students.


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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A great tool which explains The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/PBceLJGLtC #edtech #flippedclass #flipchat

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How education is not restricted to the classroom

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Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 20, 12:34 AM

Know what Flipped classroom is all about!

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 10, 2:05 AM

Always useful!!!

Laetitia Jacob's curator insight, February 17, 1:38 PM

Une bonne vue générale concernant la classe inversée depuis son origine, le concept même de classe inversée présenté en détail et un aperçu de la recherche américaine sur le sujet.

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The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal

The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.


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Most popular educational apps according to The journal and "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 19, 2014 10:56 AM
Early elementary winning apps!
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8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
School districts in the United States spend billions of dollars each year to purchase tech for the classroom, yet the lack of technology and internet access in the nation’s public schools

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Are you a tech-strapped teacher? What can you do?

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:57 AM

GREAT ideas from an outstanding educator, Elaine Plybon.

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Former Sandy Hook Student Launches '26 Days Of Kindness' For Second Time - CBS Local

Former Sandy Hook Student Launches '26 Days Of Kindness' For Second Time - CBS Local | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
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26 days of kindness

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'It's essential that head teachers look beyond London' - Telegraph.co.uk

'It's essential that head teachers look beyond London' - Telegraph.co.uk | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Forget inspiring London's next generation of headteachers, the more pressing challenge is to inspire heads to look beyond the capital, argues Heath Monk
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On moving away from 'planet London'

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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning” - KQED (blog)

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning” - KQED (blog) | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.
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Connecting concepts to experiences to make real learning posible

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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

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Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.

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8 points to help your pupils regain the art of conversation

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:54 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, November 5, 2014 3:07 AM

#recommended

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:53 AM

The strategies provided can help with re-focusing conversation and discussion within your teaching and learning environments.

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Teacher Tips: Using Google Apps for Education to engage teachers and learners

How Google has helped schools align the curriculum with technology and evoke the engagement of the teachers and pupils. Presentation by Nathan Thomas.
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Google in the curriculum...

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Tory MP suggests sex education is driving up teen pregnancies despite rate being at lowest for 40 years

Tory MP suggests sex education is driving up teen pregnancies despite rate being at lowest for 40 years | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Tory MP who suggested sex education could have increased the number of teenage pregnancies may be surprised to learn the rate is actually at its lowest since 1969.
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So what is happening with sexual education?

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Candidates this November are studiously ignoring an issue that affects 50 million kids. We know, because we scoured their platforms.

Candidates this November are studiously ignoring an issue that affects 50 million kids. We know, because we scoured their platforms. | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Hopefuls for the governor's mansion and the Senate are weirdly silent on education.
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15 of the Best Blogs for Educators | Listly List

The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
—Winston Churchill

Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date. | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work, EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonom

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Keep up to date, progressing and improving as an educator. Here are some fantastic resources: check this selection of blogs.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 1, 2:48 PM

Great list, but heavy on the technology.  I found a few of my favorites at numbers 1, 10, & 14.

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

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It's all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call "manipulatives," toys and tools to help kids learn by d

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3D technology to help maths understanding in children's classes

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math http://3dprint.com/52139/3d-printed-math-manipulatives/

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3D printed educational tools developed by MIND Research Institute provides over 19,980 students across California the best chance with hands on education. MIND says “A single year of its ST Math® educational technology program in classrooms can have a significant impact on the performance of students.” They say one school performing at the 50th percentile in the state moved up to the 66th according to a recent study by the independent education research firm WestEd. Results like these show that having a hands on approach in schools can effectively increase a student’s capacity to learn and perform better in an exam.

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

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Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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How to make use of limited electronic-digital resources shared for the benefit of the whole classroom

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The Power of Daily Student Goals - Brilliant or Insane

The Power of Daily Student Goals - Brilliant or Insane | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Daily student goals help engage students in learning and make them accountable without the threat of a bad grade.

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Daily goals to engage children in learning.

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Boost Your Learning with Gamification

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This blog shares about designing learning games which can create the desired impact on a wide variety of target audiences.Read more ›

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Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic

Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Harvard physics professor says schoolchildren must be allowed to access the internet and talk to friends in the exams hall to reflect the conditions seen in the workplace

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Changes recommended by professor in how young people do GCSC exams to reflect the workplace conditions...using Google and conferring?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:54 AM

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 2014 7:42 AM

El profesor Eric Mazur, Decano de Física Aplicada en la Universidad de Harvard, muy conocido por su metodología de enseñanza "Peer Instruction" afirma que los adolescentes deberían tener acceso a internet y discutir preguntas con sus compañeros de clase durante los exámenes para que de esta manera realmente puedan estar preparados para el mundo real.

 

Estoy completamente de acuerdo y yo agregaría que las actuales formas de evaluación a través de exámenes y prácticas en aula deberían ser completamente reemplazadas por evaluaciones permanentes durante el desarrollo de las actividades lectivas, que deberían estar menos centradas en las tradicionales y aburridas (con honrosas excepciones por supuesto) clases magistrales y más en discusiones, desarrollo de proyectos, trabajos colaborativos y con enfoque interdisciplinar. Todo ello por supuesto conlleva a una mayor dedicación del profesor, a que él mismo desarrolle habilidades de trabajo en equipo, sea más creativo, se interese por la tecnología más allá del Word, el Powerpoint y el correo electrónico. En consecuencia.. un enorme reto por delante.

ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, December 20, 2014 5:03 AM

What fun.

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Mountain View School District Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week - Mid Valley News

Mountain View School District Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week - Mid Valley News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
El Monte Mountain View School District schools were busy this week as they joined schools across the nation to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the National Red Ribbon Week campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.
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Fund raising for a drug free life.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

"Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far more than labels: they capture the core conflict many of us involved in education — educators, parents, and even students — feel about the use of technology in the classroom."


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Education and 'Digital distraction'

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:36 AM

agregar su visión ...

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 22, 2014 11:18 AM

Librarians, think about the teachers you train.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:15 AM

We have to evolve to use technology in our classrooms 

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Is Lecturing Culturally Biased?

Is Lecturing Culturally Biased? | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Studies suggest that replacing the lecture-hall model with an active learning model can help close the achievement gap between students of different cultural backgrounds.
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Changing the modelo to bridge the cultural gap in education

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Poverty and education: a 'lost decade' for Spain's children

Poverty and education: a 'lost decade' for Spain's children | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A new Unicef report has highlighted the large increases in child poverty in southern Europe.
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Poverty and education in Southern Europe 

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity!

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity! | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Being a "21st Century" teacher is still very much in vo…

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Teaching in the present has become more challenging and demanding....do we concentrate a tad much on 'entertainment value vs building character, community values ,etc'?

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Write on Sports's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:23 PM

love love love this!  Each thing is as important as the next!

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, October 30, 2014 6:49 AM

Nice reminder

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:21 AM

#avancee e a revolucao  em aprendizagem que é ignorada por aqui.

21 praticas que todo educador do seculo XXI deveria fazer para manter a sanidade mental :D


Fato é, que algumas praticas, como encorajar a democracia na sala de aula por meio da discussão moderada,  são milenares e ainda muito dificil de serem adotadas com uma comunicacao nao violenta em diversos aspectos.

Quiçá as recomendações sobre video, posts, fotos, etc...

Sei que alguns educadores tem se empenhado para traduzir as angustias da geracao do seculo XXI, mas o movimento ainda é timido e mereceria ganhar um apoio publico.


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With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework | eSchool News | eSchool News

With no internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Students who lack home internet access often turn to school and public libraries for homework help, research, and other academic pursuits.

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What happens when you do not have internet access?

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 23, 2014 3:30 PM

I don't think most public libraries are ready for this continued computer usage patronage...