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10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices - Edudemic

10 Powerful Screencasting Apps For Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Got a device in your classroom? These powerful screencasting apps will open up a whole new world of learning for students!
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Why I Hate School But Love Education

Why I Hate School But Love Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
That “school,” as it is, could be improved isn’t a new argument. How to make those improvements to revise our “systems” of learning in light of modern technology access and cultural patterns is why organizations like TeachThought, Edutopia, and so many others exist.With so many talented teachers working so hard to implement so many “research-based” and exorbitantly-funded initiatives, how is it that the the problems, like quicksand, only seems to deepen every time we move?
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No more books: High school goes all digital | firstcoastnews.com

No more books: High school goes all digital | firstcoastnews.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Out of curiosity, Nicholas Dadario weighed his backpack last year when it was filled with textbooks for his high school freshman honors classes at Archbishop Stepinac High School. It weighed 35 pounds. That backpack is going to be much lighter this year. Stepinac in White Plains has become one of the first high schools in the country to drop all textbooks like dead weight and replace them with a "digital library." When students started classes Monday, they were zipping to an app or website on their tablet or laptop and had instant access to all 40 texts in the Stepinac curriculum, not to mention all sorts of note-taking, highlighting and interactive features. "It's not only lighter, but you're mobile," said Dadario, 15. "You can bring your computer to your friend's house, wherever, and you're all set."
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10 Apps for Multimedia Remixing From edshelf

10 Apps for Multimedia Remixing From edshelf | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
" Remixing is the art of taking two or more pieces of music and combining them together into a new creative tune. Some remixes even become more popular than the originals. The culture of remixing is growing. It has even spread to videos. As a vehicle for self-expression, it is one that many teens and young adults have taken to en masse."
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Is iOS 7 battery life getting you down? These tips may just help

Is iOS 7 battery life getting you down? These tips may just help | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"It’s a situation we seem to find ourselves in with each iOS update, yet we always seem to be surprised when it happens. Alas, it seems that iOS 7 has left many of us with the same battery problems that plagued almost every other big point-0 release of the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad."
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As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age

As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
To understand the realities of the Social Age, we have to recognise that the boundaries between the formal and informal spaces in our lives have substantially collapsed. We inhabit a grey space whe...

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How to create nested folders on iOS 7

How to create nested folders on iOS 7 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Nested folders (or, folders within folders) are one of the most useful features of iOS 7. Unfortunately, it's more of a glitch than anything Apple

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Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Problem-Solving Power of Teachers

Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Problem-Solving Power of Teachers | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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"The best solutions to problems in education may just come from those closest to students."

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Problem Attic - New features, over 4300 new questions - testing/assessment/feedback


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Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools

Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

The days of "playlist" learning are here, and with widespread adoption of mobile technologies, the ability to implement personalized learning through data sharing on a broad scale is now possible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:36 PM

This article takes quite a positive view of what could be a very complex and sticky issue - our kid's data.

Dr. Debi Ash's curator insight, September 20, 2013 9:24 AM

I have recently designed/developed 2 classes that utilize playlists.  Here's the insight! 

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'Playlist' learning is the new thing in Ed tech and the use of mobile technologies allows it to happen more efficiently and in a more targeted manner. Using data, you can create personalized learning.

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27 Simple Ways To Get Students Excited About Innovation - Edudemic

27 Simple Ways To Get Students Excited About Innovation - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's actually not that tough to get students excited about innovation. Not when you take a look at these couple dozen simple ways. Happy innovating!
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Evernote 7 Gets My Most Improved Player Award | iPad.AppStorm

Evernote 7 Gets My Most Improved Player Award | iPad.AppStorm | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"With the release of iOS 7, Evernote is once again getting another huge visual update. This time, Evernote’s release is version 7. Not only has it been redesigned, but the very basics of how people use the app has been rethought on both the iPhone and the iPad. And, to my surprise, I love it. Read on to find out why I plan on making Evernote a steady part of my workflow again."
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Typeform | Discover a better way to ask questions online

Typeform | Discover a better way to ask questions online | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Typeform enables you to create beautiful forms, optimized for mobile devices. Typeform is easy to use and free.
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How I Approach Global Learning In My Classroom

How I Approach Global Learning In My Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
As the world becomes ever more connected, many universities and high schools have made efforts to “globalize” their curriculum.That is a worthy goal but achieving it is not easy. Developing global content is time consuming for the instructors and there are few guidelines that apply across disciplines.
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Elevated Math Takes Students to Another Level

Elevated Math Takes Students to Another Level | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Elevated Math is a completely kid-friendly app that has been designed to entice, engage, entertain, and of course educate kids in a very empowering way.
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Tell Time - A Free iPad App to Help Children Learn to Tell Time

Tell Time - A Free iPad App to Help Children Learn to Tell Time | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Tell Time is a free and simple iPad app designed to help children learn to tell time. The app uses a matching game format. When children opens the app they will see a digital clock and an analog clock displaying various times. The children then have to drag the matching times together. Tapping on one of the clocks will result in the time being read aloud."
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Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders Guide

A practical guide to help teens navigate facebook


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‘App(yness)’ In Learning | The Upside Learning Blog

‘App(yness)’ In Learning | The Upside Learning Blog | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
In this little virtual speaker’s corner and on my very own little ‘soapbox’, let me have a little ramble on how technology - specifically

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Emotive Vocabulary in MOOCs: Context & Participant Retention

Emotive Vocabulary in MOOCs: Context & Participant Retention | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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The Gamification of mLearning (Part 3 of 3) by Karl Kapp

The Gamification of mLearning (Part 3 of 3) by Karl  Kapp | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Chip Peters's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:50 AM

Third installment of Karl  Kapp's dive into Gamification - this one around mLearning - excellent insight from an industry thought leader - the series itself has some fantastic practical case studies, which I'm assuming will be part of his upcoming book!

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How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning? | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY


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7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Check out a roundup of Mashable's favorite new and updated apps from the week for iOS and Android.
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13 Ways to Curate Educational Resources From edshelf - TechThought

13 Ways to Curate Educational Resources From edshelf - TechThought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"There is a lot of educational information on the web that you can use in your lessons. A LOT. Videos, images, articles, documents, diagrams, games, exercises, oh my. However, quality can vary significantly. There are many lumps of coals out there. So every time you come across a high-quality gem, give yourself a high-five! Then take note of it somewhere. As your collection of gems grows, you may have colleagues who will find your curated resources very helpful. You may even find their curated resources helpful as well."
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The Human Body - An Anatomy App for Kids

The Human Body - An Anatomy App for Kids | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The Human Body by Tinybop is an iPad app designed to help elementary and middle school students learn human anatomy. The app features interactive diagrams of the major systems of the human body."
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