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Extending The Reach Of Excellent Teachers [Video]

Extending The Reach Of Excellent Teachers [Video] | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

This comprehensive video explains how new models let schools pay teachers up to 40 percent more and teacher-leaders up to 130 percent more, within budget. The beginning explains how excellent teachers can close achievement gaps, and why schools must reach more students with these teachers.

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MathFileFolderGames.com Helps Middle-Schoolers Conquer Fractions

MathFileFolderGames.com Helps Middle-Schoolers Conquer Fractions | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

MathFileFolderGames.com have released their third math app game for middle schoolers. Ordering fractions from least to greatest may strike fear in the hearts of students, but give them a compare and ordering fractions game, and that fear is greatly diminished, as the students’ skills improve.

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Textbook Talk: The Breakdown of Books

Textbook Talk: The Breakdown of Books | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

This infographic from TextbookLand is all about textbooks has some fascinating statistics on the use of textbooks, including almost 60% of students are now buying their textbooks online or secondhand.

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Noodle Launches First and Only Life-Long Education Search Engine - AvatarGeneration

Noodle Launches First and Only Life-Long Education Search Engine - AvatarGeneration | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Noodle Education has announced the launch of Noodle.org, the first and only life-long education search engine that provides users with free, unprecedented access to education information and interactive learning tools. Noodle.org’s personalized recommendation engine is the best way to help users — from parents and adults to high schoolers — find the best schools and programs to fit their needs.

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Case Studies of ICT in Primary Education Around the World [UNESCO Report] - AvatarGeneration

Case Studies of ICT in Primary Education Around the World [UNESCO Report] - AvatarGeneration | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) launched a new project in 2011 which aimed to research the role of ICTs in primary education all over the world. This long term study looked at how ICT is reshaping and changing the teaching and learning processes of children in primary education.

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning [Video]

Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning [Video] | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

This video from the Washington Library Media Association describes the importance of school library and information technology programs. It highlights the essential role teacher librarians play in information and technology literacy instruction, reading advocacy, and information management. It gives an interesting discussion on the use of technology in the library space, and how teacher librarians are facilitating it.

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15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013

15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013 | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013? It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently.

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Reading Eggs Spelling App for Grades 1-6

Reading Eggs Spelling App for Grades 1-6 | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

 The Reading Eggs Spelling app use spelling and letter games for kids in Grades 1-6. Each app includes 10 spelling games that reinforce a different literacy skill, including proofreading, word endings and plurals, compound words, and syllables.

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Learning Chinese is No Longer Puzzling with PinYinPal

Learning Chinese is No Longer Puzzling with PinYinPal | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Mandarin Chinese is spoken and understood by well over one billion people worldwide and is notorious for being the hardest language to learn. As business opportunities continue to arise in Asia, mastering Mandarin is becoming more and more important. Enter PinYinPal, a new app for the iPad that makes it easy to define, read, and recognize Chinese characters. This is the first and only viable word game available in pinyin and comes in a format that many will recognize. Think of it as Words with Friends with a twist.

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China Is More Likely To Integrate Technology Into The Curriculum

China Is More Likely To Integrate Technology Into The Curriculum | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

A new survey from Dell indicates there are quite a few things the U.S. can learn from China when it comes to meeting students' technology needs.

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Learning the Life-Cycle of Penguins with Rounds: Parker Penguin

Learning the Life-Cycle of Penguins with Rounds: Parker Penguin | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it


Penguins are one of nature’s most endearing and fascinating creatures, and NosyCrow’s latest storytelling app, Rounds: Parker Penguin uses an age-old story to teach kids from 3 – 7 years about the life-cycle of the penguin.

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Questia iOS App Launched for Mobile Research

Questia iOS App Launched for Mobile Research | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Questia the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, today announced the release of its new iOS app designed specifically to provide a compelling mobile research experience, allowing students to write even better research papers faster.

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The Tragedy of Student Loans

The Tragedy of Student Loans | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

For the first time, the delinquency rate on student loans is higher than credit cards, car loans, or any other kind of consumer loan. CollegeStats.org published an infographic exploring ‘The Tragedy of Student Loans’ and why this is such an important issue with harsh implications for the future.

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Speech Therapy App for Apraxia "Words"

The National Association for Child Development and Blue Whale Apps have announced the release of their breakthrough app aimed at assisting children and adults with speech and articulation. The application, “Speech Therapy for Apraxia-Words,” which is part of their NACD Home Speech Therapist line, is now available on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, and Barnes & Noble App Store for the iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Android Tablets.

 
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Duolingo: Language Learning While Translating The Web

Duolingo: Language Learning While Translating The Web | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Duolingo is free language learning education website that teaches users a new language while they simultaneously translate content across the web. Duolingo’s mission is to translate the web into every language, as well as make language education accessible to the masses. Co-founded by crowd-sourcing pioneer Luis von Ahn, who also developed CAPTCHA, reCAPTCHA and the Google Image Labeler, Duolingo is dedicated to translating the web into every language by having language students translate it while they learn a new language for free.

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4 Major EdTech Trends for 2013

4 Major EdTech Trends for 2013 | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
2013 will no doubt see countless technological advancements, some of these occurring in education. Check out this infographic from OnlineColleges.net on the 4 Major EdTech Trends for 2013.
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Participants Required for Study in Emergency Management Teacher Training through Game Based Learning

Participants Required for Study in Emergency Management Teacher Training through Game Based Learning | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Are you a teacher? Do you like game based learning? Would you be interested in participating in a study? The study is about how to train teachers for emergency situations in school through game based learning. Emergencies on school property are caused by a wide variety of uncontrollable events. For some countries the threat of earthquakes is a priority while others fear hurricanes, school shootings or the spread of disease. In preparation for the unpredictable, many schools now develop an emergency management plan in anticipation of crisis events.

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Educational Virtual World Pora Ora Launch New Learning Game Apps

Educational Virtual World Pora Ora Launch New Learning Game Apps | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Pora Ora  the 3D educational virtual world used by over 500 schools is launching a range of educational apps.
Their first offering Pora Ora: LeapFrog delivers a fun and exciting way to learn multiplication on-the-go. Divided into three packs, each configured to different levels of difficulty, kids will blossom from ‘Tadpoles’, to ‘Little Frogs’ and become ‘High Jumpers’. Pora Ora: Bubble Trouble is their another great math app for kids aged 5-10 years where they burst numbered bubbles in the correct order to complete sequences.

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There’s No Homework in Finland

There’s No Homework in Finland | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

To some people, Finland isn’t a whole lot more than a chilly, northern country boasting a population of around 5 million people. Whether you’ve been to Finland or not, you probably haven’t had the chance to take an up-close and personal look at one of Finland’s greatest accomplishments to date – its high-achieving education system.

 

Students in Finland have, over the past several years, risen to the top of the academic food-chain, and they’ve become some of the top scholarly performers in the world. Compared to many other developed nations, including the US and Canada, Finland’s high school graduation rates have continued to grow steadily and impressively. Furthermore, a huge percentage of students continue on to earn college degrees, and students at all levels perform exceedingly well on standardized tests.

 
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New Website from Scholastic Demystifies the Common Core State Standards for Educators and Parents

New Website from Scholastic Demystifies the Common Core State Standards for Educators and Parents | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards foremost on educators’ minds in 46 states, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch of a new “Common Sense for the Common Core” website which gives teachers, school leaders and parents help in understanding and unpacking the new standards, as well as instructional and professional development programs to implement the CCSS.

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10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function

10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Check out this list of 10 great brain-training apps from Becomeananny.org that are supposed to increase brain function, actually making you smarter! 

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Scholastic Launches "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" App for iPad

Scholastic Launches "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" App for iPad | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced today the U.S. launch of "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" App for iPad, available exclusively on the App Store.
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Child-Proof the iPad with the Speck iGuy case

Child-Proof the iPad with the Speck iGuy case | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it
Mobile Fun, the UK's leading online retailer of mobile phone and tablet accessories have sourced the Speck iGuy iPad case: the perfect case for child-proofing the iPad.
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Canadian Indie App Company Re-Imagines Word Games with the Launch of WordWorthy

Canadian Indie App Company Re-Imagines Word Games with the Launch of WordWorthy | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

Canadian indie app company Ten Eighteen Studios Inc. have launched their first game, WordWorthy. Available now for iPhone on the iTunes App Store, WordWorthy is an exciting new take on word games, combining a slide-tile puzzle with word-building action.

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Powering Blended & Flipped Learning with PowerMyLearning.com

Powering Blended & Flipped Learning with PowerMyLearning.com | AvatarGeneration | Scoop.it

We love hearing from passionate educational technologists, and the team behind PowerMyLearning.com, a free online learning platform designed for K-12 students, parents, and teachers has given us some insight into their product, and how it’s being used for blended and flipped learning.

 
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