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Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom

Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
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Sharing Full Session Resources for Comic and Cartoon Creation using iPads and Web Tools.

 

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A tour of Student-Created Curricular ExamplesA tour of Graphic Novel Apps and BooksA list of apps that Create Comics/Cartoons100+ Student-Created Curricular ExamplesAugmented App-Smashing ExamplesClever Web Alternatives to Comic Creation AppsThings to Consider when Publishing Student WorkIdeas for Using Comics in the ClassroomIdeas for Using Graphic Novels in the ClassroomAnd Much, Much MORE!!!


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Getting creative with graphics.

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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, 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 Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 16, 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

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
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, 9:54 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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

#recommended

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 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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Children will have better job choices if more of them have school choice - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Children will have better job choices if more of them have school choice - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Children will have better job choices if more of them have school choice Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) All parents should be free to choose a school that works for children so no child faces a lifetime of poverty, government assistance,...
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Can children and their parents really make choices when choosing a school?

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To the 12-Year-Old Student I Pushed Too Hard - Huffington Post

To the 12-Year-Old Student I Pushed Too Hard - Huffington Post | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
To the 12-Year-Old Student I Pushed Too Hard
Huffington Post
Children with an attitude. Adults with no attention span. You. You are none of those things. You are a child without an attitude and an adult with the focus of a freaking ninja.
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Have we shattered children's dreams in the name of discipline and toughening them up for the world?

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Educational Leadership:Resilience and Learning:Handle with Care: A Conversation with Maya Angelou

Educational Leadership:Resilience and Learning:Handle with Care: A Conversation with Maya Angelou | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us—I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up.


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Resilience is not achieved alone, I believe that it requires having someone, at least one person on our side...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:55 PM

The building of self-esteem in young people is a developmental step towards knowing oneself as capable and able to belong in a community. The importance of resilience, and being able to rebound from failure and hardship, is critical to building self-esteem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 1:37 AM

We can still learn a great deal from Maya Angelou. Her poetry and poetic voice shine for us.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 18, 1:36 AM

We have so much to learn from Maya Angelou. Sometimes we need to be still to hear the different messages that come out of the words. 

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Blendspace Joins Wikispaces and TES - Premium Features Now Free!

Blendspace Joins Wikispaces and TES - Premium Features Now Free! | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

""Blendspace, formerly known as EdCanvas, is now a part of Wikispaces and TES. The Blendspace service will continue to run as a stand-alone service. The aspect of the merger that has the most immediate impact on teachers is that the premium features of Blendspace will now be free. The premium features allow you to collaborate with other teachers to creation of lessons."


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Possible dramatic changes in how lessons are prepared.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 31, 9:21 PM

Blendspace is joined Wikispaces and TES and now offers their premium services for free to educators! Why use Blendspace?

* It is easy to organize and share materials.

* The format is visual (which appeals to many learners).

* You pick the topic and you pick the materials: videos, links, images, files, etc.

There are additional features and you may use Blendspace to assess and track student progress. You might consider using Blendspace as a component to introduce blended learning into your class.

This post from Richard Byrne also includes a video that teaches you the basics of Blendspace as well as Flipping and Blending the Classroom.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 31, 11:42 PM
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Blendspace is joined Wikispaces and TES and now offers their premium services for free to educators! Why use Blendspace?

* It is easy to organize and share materials.

* The format is visual (which appeals to many learners).

* You pick the topic and you pick the materials: videos, links, images, files, etc.

There are additional features and you may use Blendspace to assess and track student progress. You might consider using Blendspace as a component to introduce blended learning into your class.

This post from Richard Byrne also includes a video that teaches you the basics of Blendspace as well as Flipping and Blending the Classroom.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 1, 12:35 AM

That makes sense.

 

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Boost Your Learning with Gamification

Boost Your Learning with Gamification | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
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, 4:54 AM

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 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, 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, 3:36 AM

agregar su visión ...

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

Librarians, think about the teachers you train.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 23, 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, 10:23 PM

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

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

Nice reminder

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 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, 3:30 PM

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

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Five things adults get wrong about teens - Toronto Star

Five things adults get wrong about teens - Toronto Star | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
We should listen to teens and avoid unwanted advice. But even then, be aware: teens still hate us.
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We should listen to teens, it would save unwanted advice...

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How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation

How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
eLearning professionals should learn more about the biological basis of learning. Check out this simple explanation.

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We need to know more about how the brain works in the learning process so that eLearning can be more effective.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 24, 10:53 AM

Are you looking for a simple explanation on how learning happens in the brain? The infographic above shows the shorthand version and a more detailed version is available in the post. Although this post is geared to e-learning the four processes that take place are also found in the traditional (and the blended) classroom.

Process 1: Getting the information which takes place in the sensory cortices. This is the time to touch as many of the senses as possible. Try to create lessons when introducing new material that include audio, visual and kinesthetic experiences.

Process 2: Make meaning which takes place in the temporal lobe. To make meaning of new information we must provide time for reflection.

Process 3: Form abstractions which takes place in the prefrontal lobe. The learner has received new information, reflected on the information and now begins to make meaning in their brain by making relationships, forming abstractions and creating new knowledge.

Process 4: Active testing which takes place in the motor cortex. The abstract becomes active, providing guides for future learning.

You will also find a link on this page which will allow you to download an eBook - Neuroscience Based eLearning Tips.

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 7:35 PM

This is your brain ... this is your brain when it learns.

Shawn Wright's curator insight, September 6, 9:14 PM

Cool

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Roberto Rojas's curator insight, August 14, 10:39 AM

A new learning model to try

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

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Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom

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Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom

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Transformation starts  in your own classroom...don't pass the opportunity around , do something

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 10:47 AM

I wonder so many reformers are outside classrooms? Some I know spent little time in classrooms, racing through them, and pronouncing themselves expert on what they only glanced at in passing.

 

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