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iPad Education Games | Teach.com

iPad Education Games | Teach.com | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Five of the most popular and highly rated education apps available for the iPad to help stimulate students through fun and engaging educational games.


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Digital Writing Tools

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Thanks to Ms Westwood for this link.

"I have assembled a collection of tools which break the mold of traditional writing and use the power of the digital medium to create multimodal, interactive texts. Please add more examples in the comments, I want to keep collecting tools which can help to recreate what writing looks like in the digital medium."


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YouTube Launches Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Teachers

YouTube Launches Digital Citizenship Curriculum for Teachers | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Going deeper into the education sphere, YouTube has just launched a digital citizenship curriculum for teachers


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For a Better World

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For A Better World Multi-Cultural Blog A multicultural effort on showing how the world could become better. This blog is an example of multi-cultural author collaboration.

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Leaders and Emotional Intelligence: What is the Connection?

One of my readers has suggested more emphasis on the psychology behind leadership and how a leader’s awareness may affect …Continue reading » (RT @EQforSuccess: What is the #connection between #leadership and #EmotionalIntelligence?

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LessonNote - A lesson study classroom observation app for iPad

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LessonNote for iPad - Designed for the collaborative improvement of teaching and learning.

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Lack of exercise kills roughly as many as smoking, study says

Lack of exercise kills roughly as many as smoking, study says | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of studies was published in the Lancet.

 

Eight out of 10 youngsters age 13 to 15 don't get enough exercise, according to one of the Lancet studies released Tuesday, and nearly a third of adults fall short. The problem is even worse for girls and women, who are less active than boys and men, researchers found.

 

The results are fatal. Lack of exercise is tied to worldwide killers such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. If just a quarter of inactive adults got enough exercise, more than 1.3 million deaths could be prevented worldwide annually, researchers said. Half an hour of brisk walking five times a week would do the trick.


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Engagement, responsibility and trust | Generation YES Blog

Engagement, responsibility and trust | Generation YES Blog | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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Writing @Web English Teacher

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Carla Beard has run Web English Teacher for well over a decade, compiling a mountain of resources for...well, English teachers. This is her section on the teaching of writing. It contains more than 30 categories (such as Argument and Persuasive Writing, Character Sketches, Digital Storytelling, Revision, and Writing to a Prompt) and links to hundreds of excellent resources. -JL


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Finding Coherence with RtI and Personalized Learning

Finding Coherence with RtI and Personalized Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"One of the constant challenges facing educators is to find coherence in the work we are doing. We need to understand how our efforts relate to and support each other in pursuit of student learning.  This task can be difficult, especially in an environment where we are working to transform our education system while also trying to maximize student success in the current system. The relationship between efforts to implement Response to Intervention (RtI) systems and our work to personalize learning offers a good example of this dilemma.

 

The Personalized Learning Initiative advocates a different organization and approach to learning that is committed to getting learning right the first time. The goal of personalized learning is for students to experience their maximum rate of progress as the level of challenge and complexity in their learning grows so that falling behind is not a concern.

 

RtI and personalized learning differ from the perspective of the type of educational systems within which they are presumed and designed to exist. For the most part, RtI is designed to serve within the current system where batch processing of learners and learning is part of the design.

 

An educational system that is designed to support personalized learning is structured differently from the current system. Instruction is designed to wrap around the learner at all times. The framework of a personalized learning approach enables educators to position intervention to occur as soon as the learner needs it."

 

 


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What links might you suggest to shed light on the type of structure needed to support personalized learning? thx
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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development

15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

iPad apps, professional development iOS apps Med kharbach

 

With the advance of mobile technology into our life, the notion of professional development has been radically reshaped.To grow professionally is no longer limited to a certain geographic setting with a predefined set of resources, we can now learn wherever we are and on the go. No more boundaries and this is certainly one of the biggest advantages in embracing this kind of technology.

 

To expand this professional development notion to your iPad , I have compiled a list of some of the best free apps that you as a teacher and educator, can install on your iOS device. The list is not exhaustive and there might be other important apps not mentioned here but the ones below are a great stepping stone into the world of self learning. Check them out.


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The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process, Animated

The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process, Animated | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Before we can find the answer -- before we can even know the question -- we must be immersed in disappointment." 


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6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions | The Science of Learning Blog

How often do we teach students how to formulate good, in-depth questions? Use these 6 steps to help boost your students’ ability to ask better questions and drive their own learning.

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Promoting Student Engagement: The Digital Learning Farm: A Call to Action

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RT @gcouros: Promoting Student Engagement The Digital Learning Farm A Call to Action http://t.co/yEPRh4ay...


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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun.

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Information Literacy - Home

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Seven modules from the University of Idaho.


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Online Art Games - LiveBinder

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This binder contains lots of interactive art games for kids!

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Play Online Games FREEEEE... http://www.gaminghunks.com/
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Interesting idea that art is an "interactive game."

 

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Simple Ideas for Building Vocabulary

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Retired elementary teacher Gail Terp offers helpful hints on increasing your child's vocabulary through reading, conversation, and game-playing.

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Connectome: How the brain's wiring makes us who we are

Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells -- and...

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Start to Learn (Mostly for Kindergarten Teachers

Start to Learn (Mostly for Kindergarten Teachers | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Access resources from the green menu:
A second edition resource guide download at "Start to Write."
An original poetry-teaching resource guide at "Poetry."
A Project Approach guide at "Project Approach."
Project Approach resources at "Project Approach."
Start Common Core Writing-A New Guide!! at "Common Core."

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Technology with Intention | 5 best iPad apps to teach programming | Page: 1 | Technology with Intention

Technology with Intention | 5 best iPad apps to teach programming | Page: 1 | Technology with Intention | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

5 Things Every Teacher Should Know | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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