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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool

Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.
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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students
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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
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Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.
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Teaching Innovation Is About More Than iPads in the Classroom

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Argues for innovation from the margins! 


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Google's Free Lesson Plans - A Look At Google's Massive Library Of Free Lesson Plans

Google's Free Lesson Plans - A Look At Google's Massive Library Of Free Lesson Plans | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
Google's Free Lesson Plans - Showcasing a massive online library of free lesson plans in all subjects for classroom teachers of all levels from the internet giant, Google.
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Seattle gamer introduces social, competitive reading for kids

Seattle gamer introduces social, competitive reading for kids | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
A Seattle man thinks he's found a more engaging way for dyslexic kids to read through a new app that combines eBooks with video games.
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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning
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Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills : NPR

Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills : NPR | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
Elaborate toys, busy schedules and the demise of recess have left children with fewer opportunities for imaginative play — and it shows. Researchers say changing the way children play has changed their emotional and cognitive development.
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How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects

How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
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Technology is a Tool

Technology is a Tool | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
By Bill Ferriter The Tempered Radical blog.williamferriter.com @plugusin
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Anne-Mart Olsen's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:08 AM

I cannot agree more! 

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Rearranging The Deckchairs

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Here's a thought for today. What if the so-called "world class" education systems that have been so painstakingly under construction in countries like the UK and the USA turn out to be very similar...
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Everything is assessment

Everything is assessment | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
If there is one bias that I have developed when it comes to assessment for learning it is this: As much as possible, we should not have to stop teaching in order to conduct our formative assessment...
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DNA of a 21st Century Educator (v2)

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator?

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It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program

It's the Pedagogy, Stupid: Lessons from an iPad Lending Program | HeadThoughts | Scoop.it
Recently, we were tasked with developing policies and procedures for an equipment lending program initiated within the Faculty Technology Resources Center at the University of Cincinnati. The progr...
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iPad: Creation versus Consumption

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  What type of iPad user are you? Do you mostly use your iPad for consumption purposes or creation ones? I would argue that the vast majority of the public will fall into the consumption categ...
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