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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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Why new technologies could never replace great teaching

Why new technologies could never replace great teaching | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Technology in education gets plenty of hype, but let's not forget the importance of teaching and learning, says Pamela Wright So where do I stand as an educator, as a leader in education? The centre point of my passion is a philosophy that I instil into my staff, into the school and into every school I support. It is the child – first and foremost. Teachers don't simply teach concepts and skills. Any new technology can do that. Good teachers inspire our young people to be lifelong learners, creating a culture of independent enquiry with their enthusiasm and passion. I know this because I see it every day. Good teachers have the skills to know exactly how to get the best out of each and every young person in their care.
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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."
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6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process - Edudemic

6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!
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5 Great New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great New Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"This is the second post in a series of weekly posts intended to provide my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning with a round-up of the latest and most recent releases in the world of educational iPad apps. These are apps other educational bloggers have already reviewed and they cover a wide range of topics from early literacy to science apps. Check out the titles I handpicked for you below and share with us if you know about other new releases."
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12 Must Have iPad Apps to in Your Teaching Toolkit ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Have iPad Apps to in Your Teaching Toolkit ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"This post is born out of a request I have repeatedly received from several readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Some of you have emailed me asking for apps to help increase teachers productivity in terms of classroom management, planning tasks and assignments....etc. I have already reviewed apps for each of these categories and some of them are included in the links below :"
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Bootstrap teaches algebra though computer coding - The Boston Globe

Bootstrap teaches algebra though computer coding - The Boston Globe | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A software engineer at Trip Advisor, Bill Stitson finds himself every Tuesday at the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester helping sixth-graders learn algebra by making video games. No, it’s not a pushover class.
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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.
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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

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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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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Some call it the new Pinterest for educators, Educlipper is really a great and promising website where teachers get to curate and organize digital content. Educlipper has been designed specifically for educators and by an educator ( Adam Bellow: founder ). The process of setting up your Educlipper account is pretty easy and can be done in a few clicks and once logged in you can instantly start adding content ."
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A Visual Guide To The Languages Of The World - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To The Languages Of The World - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
While there are a number of discussions happening around this topic - including those on funding for language classes, it is interesting to see what Americans attitudes about languages are.
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Introducing Tablets To Your Class - Avatar Generation

Introducing Tablets To Your Class - Avatar Generation | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Tablets can be a great way to aid instruction and learning in a classroom, but they must be used effectively with careful planning and background thought.
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The 30 must-have iPad apps for teachers around the world - Learn Egg

The 30 must-have iPad apps for teachers around the world - Learn Egg | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Taking the plunge into launching iPads in your classroom? Check out these awesome iPad apps for teachers looking to enhance learning with technology.
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Teachers Rubric for Selecting Mobile Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Rubric for Selecting Mobile Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Below is a wonderful rubric to help you select mobile apps to use with your students. I am adding this resource to the section I have created here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning under the label " Teacher App Rubrics ". I come across this rubric from Cybraryman app page but the rubric was created by elearning skills."
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