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This is a quick presentation about how technology impacted in education improvement within the last few years.

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Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014.


One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. Every single one of these apps is special, and worth a spot on every iPad in every classroom.

 

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 18, 9:58 PM

Mind/Shift has run a series on digital games and learning and has not put together a guide that provides the highlights of this series. Why? To quote from the post... "to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning."

A few of the topics covered are:

* What Research Says About Gaming and Screen Time

* How to Start Using Games for Digital Learning

* Overcoming Obstacles for Using Digital Games in the Classroom

The post provides a more in-depth overview.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 19, 8:08 AM

Over 30 pages of ideas of how to pick and use games with your students.

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | Education Matters | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 7:22 PM

When teachers and School managers use social media well and thoughtfully, they have the potential to get the message out. Social media combines with more traditional media to support information distribution.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 14, 7:49 PM

Social media is becoming our new communication method. Here are some tips on getting started in a number of formats. 

Halle Aux numeriques.com's curator insight, November 19, 9:45 AM

http://www.halleauxnumeriques.com

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Making Moocs social is the next challenge

Making Moocs social is the next challenge | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Finding ways to engage thousands of people in discussion online is set to change the higher education landscape

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 17, 11:30 AM

Engagement is a key to retention and completion. 


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What is Student-Centered Learning? How to get it right.

What is Student-Centered Learning? How to get it right. | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"At its most general, student-centered learning is an educational experience that is driven by its students. This can manifest in many different ways. In student-centered learning, students might choose what they want to learn within a set range of topics, lead their own discussions after doing research online, or complete a mixture of online classes and independent study. Student-centered learning can encompass (but is in no way limited to or defined by) project-based learning, active learning, and collaborative learning."


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5 misconceptions about blended learning

5 misconceptions about blended learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is transforming roles of teachers and students in many classrooms and has become a trendy buzzword in education in recent years. Yet, for all its trendiness and efficacy, the true meaning of what blended learning means has somehow gotten lost in all the buzz. This has become a term that has many meanings to many different stakeholders. I want to use this blog post to start the conversation around some of the most common misconceptions I encounter regarding blended learning, with hopes that we can demystify this very solid instructional approach."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 15, 8:47 AM

Yes, let's clear these up. ;)

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think - TeachThought

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it

- TeachThought"When your formative years are spent working your fingers through apps and iPads, smartphones and YouTube, the digital world and its habits can bend and shape not just how you access information, but how you conceptualize it entirely.

And among the most powerful forces here is the Google.com search engine."


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Three Good Videos Explaining Critical Thinking for Teachers

Three Good Videos Explaining Critical Thinking for Teachers | Education Matters | Scoop.it

After posting about the 6 questions every critical thinker should be able to ask, I went ahead and looked into my archiveand did a little search on YouTube and compiled this list of good videos explaining what critical thinking is all about and how to go about fostering a critical thinking culture in your class. I am hoping you ll find these resources helpful. Check them out and share with your colleagues.

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Create flipped class videos (how to - thanks Ed Hitchcock)

An overview of making short video lessons for those interested in "flipping" their classroom.

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Carola Brunnbauer's curator insight, November 11, 5:22 AM

einige Anregungen, wie Videos für den Flipped Classroom gestaltet werden können, in Ergänzung zum Buch von Sandra Schön und Martin Ebner «Gute Lernvideos ... so gelingen Web-Videos zum Lernen» 

 

http://www.bimsev.de/n/?Freie_Lernmaterialien___Gute_Lernvideos-so_gelingen_Web-Videos_zum_Lernen

vgpascal's curator insight, November 12, 3:36 AM

Une synthèse pratico-pratique et l'occasion de tester Open Broadcatser Software (Open source).

NB : pour les francophones le programmes s'installe en français ;-)

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"The idea here isn’t simply that educators can improve by connected through social networks–they already are doing that. Rather, that schools can decentralize the teacher training effort by cutting them loose and supporting their self-directed efforts through an array of resources. The purpose of this post, beyond clarifying some how social media-driven and self-directed teacher professional development might work, is to offer some (mostly) concrete ideas for actually getting started designing such a program in your school or district. We would love to hear any suggestions in the comments because, well, that’d be social of you."

 


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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 28, 8:17 PM

Self-directed teacher PD - designing programs for your school or district

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 10:44 PM

A great guide for those people looking at pursuing new professional development opportunities. 

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It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Teachers, like doctors, are expected to be mistake free. Administrators, parents, and even other teachers judge them very negatively for making mistakes. Yet when a teacher forms strong relationships with another teacher or two, they share their problems freely, ask for and give advice, and learn from each other. This also happens in schools where mentor teachers share ideas with new teachers."


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Overcoming the common hurdles in the flipped classroom - Daily Genius

Overcoming the common hurdles in the flipped classroom - Daily Genius | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is very on-trend right now and plenty of teachers, and their institutions are circling around the issue and wondering how, and when, to start.

Digital technology allows educators to play with the model of teaching, adjusting the role of teacher from one who drives knowledge to one who guides understanding. But that first step into the flipped classroom is a tricky one, filled with theoretical and practical issues. It’s one that’s been tackled before at Daily Genius, but now Edutopia are having a go.

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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from one grade to the next and prepare them to record their future accomplishments.

 

There are plenty of ways to create an e-portfolio, and we feel Evernote is the best. Not only is it a feature-rich platform, but its free price tag also makes it a cost-effective solution for even the most frugal classrooms.

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how to teach students to creat info graphics for research projects

how to teach students to creat info graphics for research projects | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 21, 3:32 PM

i love infographics. Displaying information visually, especially when it is beautiful to look at, works for me. This post by EduDemic takes teachers through the process of using them in the classroom. 

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Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms

Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Four trends – MOOC-based degrees, competency-based education, the formalization of learning, and regulatory reform – are shifting educational practice away from core tenets of traditional education, indicating not a transient phenomenon but rather a fundamental change to the status quo.

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Why teachers must embrace disruptive technologies

Why teachers must embrace disruptive technologies | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Affordable, accessible technologies can democratize opportunities for EVERYONE to become innovators and inventors. Countries can take advantage of this opportunity to create new jobs, new industry and skilled workers to achieve further economic growth and increase competitiveness. Also, preparing citizens with problem solving skills and entrepreneurial mindsets helps solve various social problems in the country.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, November 18, 1:39 PM

Caveats: Students need to NOT be pressured into an economic mold—it destroys motivation , curiosity and love of learning (science shows that these are the basis for life-long mental resilience). People learn at their own pace and have individual processing modes. It is vital for our future to nurture instrinsic motivation in the next generation.

Juan Manuel De La Cruz Moreno Nápoles's curator insight, November 19, 4:07 PM

Interesante, tecnologías disruptivas.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 20, 3:34 PM

Why teachers must embrace disruptive technologies | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Education Matters | Scoop.it

Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes - Edutopia

6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes - Edutopia | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.

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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it

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Compliment, Correct, Compliment. Focus on the skill.

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6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask

6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask | Education Matters | Scoop.it

The key to critical thinking is the ability to pose challenging and provocative questions to yourself. To think critically is to delve deeper into those hidden layers of meaning and dissect the message in a comprehensive way. Of course, critical thinking is a very important skill mandated by the cognitive demands of a highly conceptual era.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education - TeachThought

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education - TeachThought | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What is a hashtag?

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.”

How do hashtags work?

Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”

A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase.

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10 Infographic Tools for Data Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation

10 Infographic Tools for Data  Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.

If you’re hoping to incorporate infographics into your lessons, or to encourage your students to learn to communicate information visually, we’ve come to the rescue! These ten web-based and iOS apps will help you integrate infographics into a host of different lessons.

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Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral

Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral | Education Matters | Scoop.it

There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at the DML Competition in Badges for Lifelong Learning work closely) and Cathy Davidson (with whom I co-founded HASTAC) have laid out a vision for how badging might work to reveal, recognize, and reward learning and learning pathways. But there are also skeptics in the room. Mitch Resnick has laid down the challenge to badges for learning. It is good to have serious and thoughtful skeptics to keep the evangelistas honest. Similarly, Henry Jenkins has popped the balloon of a too quic


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Why You Should Exercise Mindfulness at School and Home | Edudemic

Why You Should Exercise Mindfulness at School and Home | Edudemic | Education Matters | Scoop.it

As you go about your day — are you mindful of your thoughts, your body, and your surroundings? Mindfulness isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed popularity thanks to books like “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn and “Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom” by Meena Srinivasan. In this article, Edudemic provides you with mindfulness tips and techniques that can improve your life, both at school and at home.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 6, 2:56 AM

For @CatalystPart and everyone interested in #Mindfulness.