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In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
A woman in Miami Shores is suing after her town insisted she remove vegetables from her garden.

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Not just Florida. Condos do not like use of landscape for gardening.

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This podcast highlights the political governance issues surrounding urban agriculture. 

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Where you can and can not plant vegetables can become a major issue in communities that want to maintain their "reputations". While some gardeners plant crops where they can get the most sun and access to supplies, neighbors and neighborhoods, such as that in Miami Shores, do not always approve of planting in the front yard. This story focuses on a woman's need to garden for food and the shift into "turf-wars."

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Out of School Stem Learning Summit: National Academy of Sciences

Out of School Stem Learning Summit: National Academy of Sciences | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Bracey Sutton Associate Editor What I liked about this summit was that it was representative of various places in the US and very diverse. It was interesting that all of the researchers u...
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Connected Educator Month 2014 Calendar - many new free events have been added

Connected Educator Month 2014 Calendar - many new free events have been added | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Use the search box and filters at right to help you find events & activities of interest. To find events/activities just for you, roll over "primary audience" at right. To find events/activities on a specific topic of interest, roll over each of the event types at right. By default, events are displayed in Eastern Daylight (New York) time. Learn how to view events in your local time here. Register as an attendee or organization to create a profile, make your customized calendar, interact with ot

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Google Leads $542M Round in Virtual Reality Startup

Google Leads $542M Round in Virtual Reality Startup | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
As far back as I can remember we’ve been talking about the next generation of human-computer interface, one that seamlessly and visually merges the physical and virtual worlds in three dimensions. The 2D display we’re used to looking at -- from a tiny smartphone to a giant movie screen --...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 12:20 PM

Check out Magic Leap!

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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[Infographic] Surprising Facts About Students Who Learn Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Surprising Facts About Students Who Learn Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Shows some surprising facts about students learning online.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 22, 7:55 PM

Well, there go my preconceived notions.

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Google Dongle Is Latest Salvo in War on Passwords | MIT Technology Review

Google Dongle Is Latest Salvo in War on Passwords | MIT Technology Review | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.”


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How A 'Small But Mighty' Team Of Googlers Is Using Maps

How A 'Small But Mighty' Team Of Googlers Is Using Maps | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Turning pixels into knowledge.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 21, 8:34 AM

This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Game On: Why Gamification Works

Game On: Why Gamification Works | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"Gamification is not really games; it’s the use of game-like elements to facilitate learning. You can’t simply push knowledge to your learners solely through games without incorporating the other essential elements of eLearning. Let’s look at the why and the how of incorporating gamification."


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Saskia Wenniger's curator insight, October 17, 9:34 AM

Voor de beginners. een simpele opsomming van waarom gamification werkt

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Sesame Street To Focus On Autism | Disability Scoop

Sesame Street To Focus On Autism | Disability Scoop | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

The nonprofit behind Big Bird, Elmo and Abby Cadabby is launching a new effort to reduce stigma surrounding kids with autism and help those with the developmental disorder learn life skills.

 

Through a new initiative dubbed “See Amazing in All Children,” Sesame Workshop said it will create digital tools to help children with autism learn to play with others and complete everyday activities like brushing teeth, getting dressed and trying new foods.

 

In addition, the organization said it will use Sesame Street’s brand and characters to educate the public about autism and emphasize that kids on the spectrum are much like their typically developing peers.

 

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The Year 2004 - Things that did not exist 10 years ago: Google, YouTube and more ...

The Year 2004 - Things that did not exist 10 years ago:  Google, YouTube and more ... | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
As T celebrates its 10-year anniversary, a look back on what made the news — and our pages — in the fourth year of the millennium.

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Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation

Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Nancy White

 

"I manage a grant project in my district designed to assure students acquire “21st century skills” A current strategy for this is using backwards design, formative assessments of 21st century skills, and “blended-learning.” New for next school year: teachers are being asked to “curate resources” to accompany the backwards-planned, inquiry-based units of instruction.  I had my own ideas on what curating meant at the time I was asked to design professional development for teachers in the project – but realized very quickly that this term has taken on a life of its own, in uses by not just educators, but marketers.  A quick Google search on “content curation” turns up 1,240,000 results. Remove terms like “marketing”, “business”, “influence”, “customer”, and “startup” and the results are pared down to about 45,400 hits. Within this subset of information about curating content, definitions of curating seem to have no boundaries – collecting – aggregating – curating –what exactly is the difference?  Or is there a difference?

"This curiosity led to further questions:  Why curate?  What is the value of curating for teachers? Really –what is the benefit of curating in terms of the learning goals – enduring understandings and 21st century skills for our students?"


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The 5 Most Important Things To Come Out of Educational Summits in 2014 | Edudemic

The 5 Most Important Things To Come Out of Educational Summits in 2014 | Edudemic | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Leah Levy

 

"Blended learning. Digital literacy. Mobile learning. Game-based learning. When these top educational trends came onto the scene, they sparked a learning revolution. That revolution continued into 2014, but if there was one theme to come out of the top educational summits this year, it was this: smarter use. We take a look at exactly what that means below."


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City of Mount Vernon - Video On Demand - Powered by LEIGHTRONIX PEG Central ®

Craig Settles and Christopher Mitchell discuss the benefits of publicly owned broadband network systems and the benefit that this infrastructure has on economic development efforts. Connect to the World 2014.
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Doctor Who Game Will Teach Kids How to Code

Doctor Who Game Will Teach Kids How to Code | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
"The idea is simply to use one of our biggest brands to inspire children to find out more about programming."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 12:27 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Coding for munchkins.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, Today, 12:28 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Coding for munchkins.

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, Today, 8:42 AM

..."Reading interventions for dyslexia should be most effective if they combine auditory perceptual training and memory for speech sounds (phonological memory) with exercises that require relating speech sounds to the written letter (phonemic awareness and targeted decoding)."

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Pumpkin Geography

Pumpkin Geography | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"During the month of October, I take advantage of the pumpkin harvest to bring hands-on geography to my students.  After spending a month becoming familiar with the location of the seven continents and the major bodies of water, each student is given a pumpkin to turn into a globe. Students paint the entire surface of the pumpkin blue to represent water. Next, they use pushpins to position and trace the outline of each continent onto their pumpkins. They use actual globes as models and are careful to place the continents in the correct hemisphere. Then, they paint and label each continent a different color. They label the major bodies of water and use white paint to represent the North and South Poles."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 22, 8:57 AM

Happy October everyone!  The pictures above (from a friend's website) show how teachers and parents alike can get children involved in a fun craft that will strengthen kids' mental maps--all with a seasonal twist.  If you really love idea of pumpkin globes, you should also see this one.   


Tagsart, K12, fun, seasonal.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, Today, 9:17 AM

Happy October everyone!  The pictures above (from a friend's website) show how teachers and parents alike can get children involved in a fun craft that will strengthen kids' mental maps--all with a seasonal twist.  If you really love idea of pumpkin globes, you should also see this one.   


Tagsart, K12, fun, seasonal.

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So what *is* eLearning?

So what *is* eLearning? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
“... the use of new multimedia technologies and the Internet to improve the quality of learning by facilitating access to resources and services as well as remote exchanges and collaboration" Bring...

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Anatomy

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Anatomy | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 22, 4:03 PM

Even if you don't teach anatomy, these sites are fun to explore.

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‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom

‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
For new and veteran teachers.
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Do and Don'ts of PowerPoint

Do and Don'ts of PowerPoint | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Do and Don't ppt.pptx

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, October 22, 12:54 PM

Students learning about the "Do's & "Don'ts" of PowerPoint. As well as make their presentations interactive via @SlideGo 

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EdGIS: Free geotools for smart teachers

EdGIS: Free geotools for smart teachers | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Find GIS lessons, data, readings, and materials from a variety of GIS in education websites. Geographic Information Systems
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Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift

Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Now that nearly every song is as easy to find as any other, what are we music snobs to do?

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Nichole Carter

 

"Last year, my school rolled out iPads for every student, and with the transition to Common Core, it was the perfect time for a massive curriculum shakeup. I'm lucky that my department gave me ample time to start working on this process. Simultaneously, I started experimenting with Genius Hour for my 8th grade students. Genius Hour equated to one hour a week, or one class day, where I let the students become experts in anything they wanted. This allowed them to explore their passions, and I saw engagement like never before. All of these things coalesced into a different mindset for me as a teacher. I'm nowhere near a full personalized education model, but I'm keeping the student-centered approach in the forefront as I continue this process."


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9 Free Web Conferencing Tools

9 Free Web Conferencing Tools | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some free to use web conferencing tools? Well, if your answer is yes, then you are lucky enough to land on the right page. In this round up,

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 20, 10:41 PM

If you can't find  something here then I have nothing to say.

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For those looking for free web conference tools, look no further.

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GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering

GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup focused on building toys for girls aimed at getting them hooked on engineering, has this morning taken its..

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 19, 11:17 AM

Check this out! Thanks to R. Conrath.