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Why Illiterate Educators?

Why Illiterate Educators? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to an understanding of the term “literacy” most people understand it as the ability to read and write in an effort to communicate, understand and learn. That has been the accepted und... A literate educator in the 20th Century is not the same as a literate educator in the 21st Century. Our education system is loaded with many 20th Century holdovers. Most are great people, and good teachers, but they are illiterate in 21st Century terms. We need not cast them aside. They are valuable and revered sources and educators. We need to support them with methods to upgrade their literacies. It must be a priority.
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iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds - National Geographic Daily News

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds - National Geographic Daily News | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The power of iPads and other tablets can help students learn concepts of enormous scale, like the size of the solar system, that traditional methods struggle to teach.
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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time. And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using...
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A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners - become expert learners

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners - become expert learners | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners
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Stratgies for using technology effectively in the college classroom

Stratgies for using technology effectively in the college classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
by Naa Amponsah Dodoo Ph.D. student, University of Florida Teaching with technology is in and it’s in to stay. Most if not all educational institutions have jumped on the use of technology in the classroom bandwagon with a passion in an effort to ensure that they are keeping up with the trend of incorporating technology into the classroom. Universities also want to take advantage of the benefits that technology is thought to achieve both for the instructors and the students.
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10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science - Mashable

10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science - Mashable | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
These 10 apps are perfect for exploring the world of science, especially for kids.
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Spellyfish - Fun Phonics iPad Apps - iPad Apps for Schools

Spellyfish - Fun Phonics iPad Apps - iPad Apps for Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Spellyfish is a pair of iPad apps designed to help students learn phonics. Spellyfish Short A Words focuses on teaching students how to recognize and spell consonant-vowel-consonant words that contain the letter “A” and the short “A” sound. Spellyfish Short I Words teaches students to recognize and spell short consonant-vowel-consonant words containing the letter “I.”
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The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up. Without re-hashing the entire conversation, it basically boiled down to this idea “Isn’t augmented reality mostly something in the movies”? Well, no, it isn’t."
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Embedding Google Forms into iBooks

Embedding Google Forms into iBooks | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Embedding google forms into iBooks. Paul Hamilton looks at using Bookry widgets and google forms and inserting into iBook Author. The end result is an iBook ...
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15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom

15 Engaging and Creative Ways to Use iPads in a K-12 Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you are looking for unique and innovative ways to use the iPad in your classroom, then you have come to the right place. In this post I teamed up with Stephen Lai and Meg Wilson to bring you 15 ...
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3 Steps To Start Learning How 2 Learn

3 Steps To Start Learning How 2 Learn | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There is a lot of thoughts and ideas about what learning in the 21st century is supposed to look like. Most likely you are constantly bombarded with books, workshops, keynote presentations, webinar...
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iLearn Technology: Hour of Code: 30 ways to get your students (k-12) coding! #hourofcode

iLearn Technology:  Hour of Code: 30 ways to get your students (k-12) coding! #hourofcode | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"What it is: This week is Hour of Code week! From December 9- December 15, Code.org is hosting an event to introduce students everywhere to computer sciences. The event is super flexible, you can plan your hour anywhere it fits in your schedule this week. Code.org has MORE than enough resources, videos, activities to get you going, but these days there are all kinds of great resources to help you bring programming and the Hour of Code into your classroom. The best part is, there is no previous coding experience required, really!"
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20 iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"There are several ways to enable students to showcase what they have learned. While some of these ways do not require technology, my emphasis today is on those handy digital apps that learners can easily install on their iPads and use to demonstrate the insights and knowledge they have garnered in class. Students can showcase their learning through video recordings, screencasts, sketches, drawings, posters, audio recordings... and many more. I have done some digging through the hundreds of apps I have been reviewing this year and come up with the list below."
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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool - Edutopia

Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool - Edutopia | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Middle school students create their own 3D virtual worlds and learn lessons about communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship through the first-person sandbox-style game called Minecraft.
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New Phishing Research: 5 Most Dangerous Email Subjects, Top 10 Hosting Countries

New Phishing Research: 5 Most Dangerous Email Subjects, Top 10 Hosting Countries | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
With cloud infrastructure easily scalable and rented botnets coming on the cheap, the cost of conducting massive phishing campaigns continues to decline for cybercriminals.
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Our Story for iPad: The Best Digital Storytelling App for Young Writers - Jonathan Wylie

Our Story for iPad: The Best Digital Storytelling App for Young Writers - Jonathan Wylie | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"There are a lot of digital storytelling apps for the iPad. Each is just a little bit different from the others, but one stands out among the others, at least for me, because of its simplicity, ease of use, and ability to tell great stories. On top of all that, it is 100% free! I’m talking, of course, about Our Story for iPad, an app created by The Open University. In my opinion, it is the best digital storytelling app for young writers. Here’s why."
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Apps (Part 1) - Tales of a Travelling Teacher

These Are a Few of My Favorite Apps (Part 1) - Tales of a Travelling Teacher | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I'm feeling Christmassy these days, hence the title of this blog post. Now I can't get the tune out of my head. :) These 9 apps make up the first screen of the folder on my iPad titled Ed Tech. They are my "go-to" apps, the ones I use in almost any classroom, regardless of the age of the students or the subject."
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15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Here are some great new ideas to use your iPad in your classroom, K-12 and beyond! The iPad, as we all know, is a great tool for education. We are hoping that you can use at least a few of these new and creative ideas."
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Why educating the educators is complex

Why educating the educators is complex | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Teaching is both craft and profession -- and more. Thus teaching is a deeply social and emotional activity. You have to know your students and be able to read them quickly, and from that reading make decisions to slow down or speed up, stay with a point or return to it later, connect one student’s comment to another’s. Simultaneously, you are assessing on the fly Susie’s silence, Pedro’s slump, Janelle’s uncharacteristic aggressiveness. Students are, to varying degrees, also learning from each other, learning all kinds of things, from how to carry oneself to how to multiply mixed numbers. How teachers draw on this dynamic interaction varies depending on their personal style, the way they organize their rooms, and so on—but it is an ever-present part of the work they do.
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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.
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iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"One of the most iconic freedom fighter has just left us a couple of days ago leaving behind him a huge legacy for next generations to learn from. Nelson Mandella's life was a genuine fight for human rights and justice and it was thanks to his civil activism that apartheid was abolished in South Africa. The fight for freedom cost Nelson so dearly, 27 years of his life was spent in prison. The lessons we can draw from Nelson's eventful life experiences are inestimable and here are some of the teaching resources I have curated fro you to help yu teach your students about this legendary man."
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Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: 10 Ways to use a Youtube channel in education

Mike Gunn - Failing to Learn Better: 10 Ways to use a Youtube channel in education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A marmite resource which teachers either love or hate. Personally, I love it. Marmite me up all day long, if you will. It provides a never-ending source of educational videos, inspiration, challenge, provocation and kittens launching themselves at erratic torch-beams wielded by sadistic owners waiting for their cat to splat into a wall and bag them £500 from "You've Been Framed". What's not to like?
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How get the most out of Google's apps and services when using an iPad

How get the most out of Google's apps and services when using an iPad | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Going “all in” with Google’s online services does not mean that Android is the only option for your tablet. The following will show just how much attention Google has given to to Apple’s own iPad.
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