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TouchCast: My New Toy

TouchCast: My New Toy | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.
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Awesome tool for so many uses!!!
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:47 PM

A definite app to explore!  Love the teacher's video of Touchcast!

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Includes ideas, research, infographics & videos that support & guide thru process of designing tech integrated learning environment.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Great blog and guid to creating a Maker Space.
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Good resource for those wanting to pursue a maker space in their classroom or campus.
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IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap - Austin American-Statesman

IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap - Austin American-Statesman | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
IT, higher ed leaders aim to bridge awareness gap Austin American-Statesman Gaining access to those 1,200 occupations may need a fundamental shift in education, which may have to start with parents before children even step into a classroom.
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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

Via Pierre Levy
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Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 1:39 PM

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 8:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.

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Prohibition - 8th Grade Social Studies

OLHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Website
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Writing beyond the ELA classroom. Example of writing in SS classroom using Google site to drive content and writing.
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Blogging in Your Classroom: A Guide to Getting Started

Blogging in Your Classroom: A Guide to Getting Started | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Here's the outline of our Blogging in Your Classroom adventure: What is a Blog? The Purpose of Blogging in Schools. Setting up a Blog. Ideas for Getting Started!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 8, 2013 7:02 AM

Good guide.. Share it.

Shea Stehm's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:25 PM

Hope to make a prezi about this soon. 

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How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic

How Social Media Is Being Used In Education - Edudemic | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 faculty members in higher education to find out more about how faculty are using social media.
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A Framework For Student Motivation In A Blended Classroom

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What is a MOOC?

What is a MOOC? | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital Differentiation Tool
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Teacher Helpline: How Can I Incorporate Social Media Into Icebreaker Activities?

Teacher Helpline: How Can I Incorporate Social Media Into Icebreaker Activities? | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
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Screencasting on a Chromebook

Screencasting on a Chromebook | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
More and more I am loving my chromebook. It is super light weight, boots in 8 seconds. Most of what I do is web based anyway. I use a lot of Google Docs so the chromebook suits my needs for so man...
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Great step by step how to screencast with chrome book.
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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world.
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Provides great framework and technology applications for each step in the process including a reflection piece. A definite storytelling resource!
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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube
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Great list of resources, but the best part are all the different curation tools listed and ways they can be used for both instructional purposes and for student created work.

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Quakertown school getting technological - The Intelligencer

Quakertown school getting technological - The Intelligencer | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Quakertown school getting technological The Intelligencer At Strayer, the school has incorporated a “blended” model of learning, using an equal amount of technology and books in the classroom, said Chris Deily, a cyberteacher for social studies and...
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80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Google Forms is a great tool...


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The list is endless.  Looking through this helps generate ideas on how to utilize forms to enhance/inform instruction, gain insight and individualize learning for students..

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Infographic: Video Games in School: Pros and Cons

Infographic: Video Games in School: Pros and Cons | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Like many other technological approaches, video games have also proved their worth in contributing towards educational enhancement. As we know, educational video games are an effective way to improve one’s critical thinking and problem solving nature.

 

This infographic covers both pros and cons of usage of video games in school."


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After recently completing an online MOOC: Video Games for Learning I am seeing more and more benefit to a blended approach in education with video games and classroom instruction.  This infographic briefly addresses both the pros and cons of this approach to education.

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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers
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Good Web Tools to Create Classroom Posters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Good Web Tools to Create Classroom Posters ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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Great ideas on how to use Google apps to create anchor charts or kids to make posters.

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TouchCast: My New Toy

TouchCast: My New Toy | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.
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Awesome tool for so many uses!!!
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 4:47 PM

A definite app to explore!  Love the teacher's video of Touchcast!

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Box of Tricks

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Technology and Education
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Unending list of applications and a brief annotation about the application.  An instructional technology specialist's best friend!

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The Definition Of Student Backchanneling

The Definition Of Student Backchanneling | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Student Backchanneling
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Helps those still unsure about using SM alongside instruction in class or in PD see the additional focus it can provide and how, in turn, it diminishes distracting side conversations.
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Ways to Teach Using Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Ways to Teach Using Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
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#pblchat

#pblchat | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
#pblchat, by David Prindle: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Great curation of articles, videos and chats regarding PBL.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Blended Technology and the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom
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Suggested choices for all types of infographics. Provides suggestions for utilization I different types of applications based on content.
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