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Teaching With QR Codes

Teaching With QR Codes | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"So, what are QR Codes, you ask?  Well, you know what barcodes are,  like when you buy something at the store and the clerk scans a code to enter the item and amount into the till?  The QR (Quick Response) Code is kind of like that, except that it offers much more information.  Quite often the QR Code will give you a link to a website, or a text message, image, etc.  To read the QR Code, you need to install a QR Code Reader onto your device.  There are many available for free.  I like using i-nigma, seen below. Simply open the app, point it at a QR Code and your device will do the rest.  Try it with the code above.  It should take you back to this blog."


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QR Codes in Education

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Wondering how to use QR codes in your classroom? Here are some great ideas.

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SWe've used this in classes and the students loved it.

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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...
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More than 225,000 Apple iPhone accounts hacked

More than 225,000 Apple iPhone accounts hacked | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Apple accounts for more than 225,000 jailbroken iPhone owners were hacked with a new kind of malware called KeyRaider.
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How to teach your kids to love poetry (Hint: fall in love with it yourself) - Christian Science Monitor

How to teach your kids to love poetry (Hint: fall in love with it yourself) - Christian Science Monitor | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“One mom finds that her love for poetry is passed along to her kids as she falls in love again with the simplest stanzas.”


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Google steps farther into the weather business with new hurricane tracker

Google steps farther into the weather business with new hurricane tracker | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google says the new tracking tools are a part of its Crisis Response project, which was born during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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What is it About Minecraft? ^ Educator Innovator ^ by Liana Gamber-Thompson

What is it About Minecraft? ^ Educator Innovator ^ by Liana Gamber-Thompson | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, community members and counselors from Summer of Minecraft gathered at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts to reflect on their experiences in the online summer camp organized by Connected Camps. Summer of Minecraft enabled kids ages 9-13 to hone their skills in the creative, construction-based game with the help of experienced counselors. Campers also had a chance to learn coding in the programming language, Lua, and were able to explore and build in a safe environment on Connected Camps’ moderated servers—all from the comforts of home.

At the summit, which was held on August 4, 2015, Summer of Minecraft counselors showcased the work students developed in response to building, game-design, and problem-solving challenges in front of a distinguished panel of tech, scholarly, and creative leaders. Participants also toured the USC School of Cinematic Arts digital and game design labs. The day started with a roundtable discussion on Minecraft in Education, which was facilitated by Mya Stark, Director of LA Makerspace, and Brendon Trombley, game designer for Institute of Play and Connected Camps.

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Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet

Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
VIDEO: And you'd never even know they were there.

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Collection of Math Resources - (thanks Jed Butler - @mathbutler)

Collection of Math Resources - (thanks Jed Butler - @mathbutler) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.


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Amazing Shortcut for Sharing Google Docs

Amazing Shortcut for Sharing Google Docs | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Super easy shortcut to share published versions Google Docs, Sheets and Slides! This little secret was revealed in an Google  Apps Show  episode a couple weeks ago. This is soooooo simple! There is...
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As Math Education Changes, Social Media Play a Role

As Math Education Changes, Social Media Play a Role | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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Teachers learn to collaborate in an online program .

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Next-Generation Molecular Workbench

Next-Generation Molecular Workbench | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Molecular Workbench is one of the most versatile ways to experience the science of atoms and molecules, and now it works in web browsers.
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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe.
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Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning

Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
What's the Difference Between eLearning and mLearning? Here, we list down four of the main differences between both.

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Do the Math . . . Right | Edutopia.org

Do the Math . . . Right | Edutopia.org | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Every year, millions of students are struggling in algebra class. And, despite what the pundits say, the answer is not to get rid of math education; the answer is to fix it.

 

Math teachers in the U.S. have the world's hardest job, because opinions about the subject are already stacked against it. Over the years, the humanness and relevancy of math have been squeezed out, and students no longer see its significance. To get students engaged in math again, we have to add the human element back.

 

Math is everywhere. The nautilus shell is nature's Fibonacci sequence. Architecture is geometry in action. Snowflakes illustrate symmetry. And even hairstyles, like African braids, show us fractals at work.1 Math is the poetry of the universe. It is time to show it that way. Let's teach math in a popular and less archaic way.

 

Let me share a dirty little secret about math education within the university: it is pretty rotten! Maybe you knew that already. What I can add is that there is no motivation to change it. University math departments have an awesome deal. They teach an often-required and often-dreaded math class for all undergraduates at the university, which justifies their existence. Since many departments are beholden to them for this service, math departments are less apt to change.2 As such, they teach math as if all students are future mathematicians, and do little to invoke the general student population with any kind of inspiration. Here lies the linchpin for our nation's poor math performance. As a result, generations of students have had bad math experiences.

 

Teaching math poorly is expensive. Colleges spend two billion dollars helping students build basic math skills.3 And those students who want to go into STEM fields often leave because of their difficulty with the math requirement. The data shows that over 60% of students who want to major in STEM fail to do so.4 The impact is especially severe for women and minorities.

 

Math classes are designed to dissuade; they are weed-out classes.4 Weed-out classes have a long yet unknown history in the U.S., which I uncovered when writing my book Save Our Science. Weed-out classes have been around since the end of the 19th century. Difficult classes were created to discourage doubtful students and identify future scientists when course offerings were limited at the advent of the elective system.5 This outdated mindset has been passed on, and many professors don’t want to change (or know how to change), because it has always been that way. Many professors have adopted the backward thinking that they don't want to "spoil" the next generation, and everyone should pay their dues. But we don't have time for that kind of foolish thinking anymore. There is too much at stake.

 

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Updated Map: Which States Have Adopted the Next Generation Science Standards?

Updated Map: Which States Have Adopted the Next Generation Science Standards? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Tracking state adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards can be trickier than you might think. We've updated our map.
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Tracking state adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards can be trickier than you might think. Achieve, the group that led the development of the common science standards, doesn't keep a map on its website. There isn't one on the official Next Generation Science Standards site either. And some states have been quiet about their adoption decisions, likely to avoid drumming up the kind of controversy that's characterized the Common Core State Standards.

So we've updated our own map to keep you in the know:

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12 ways to use Google Classroom’s newest features

12 ways to use Google Classroom’s newest features | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google has released some great new features for Classroom. But what can we do with them? Here are some ideas.

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Google Classroom: Change Docs to Can Comment ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Google Classroom: Change Docs to Can Comment ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
When sharing files with students in Google Classroom you are able to give them viewing rights or editing rights on a document. The option for students to only comment on a document is not expressly listed.

If you want your students to insert comments on a document but not edit it, here are the steps to do this.

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It's Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It's Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
It's Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

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Classify It! - A Fun App for Learning to Classify Plants and Animals - iPad Apps for School

Classify It! - A Fun App for Learning to Classify Plants and Animals - iPad Apps for School | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Classify It! is a free iPad app designed to help elementary school and middle school students learn to classify plants and animals. In the app students are given a question and shown a selection of plants and animals. Respond to the question students have to correctly identify the plants and animals that answer the question.

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Elementary school tool for science outcomes using iPad app learning to classify plants.

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Digital tools, Connected Educators, Maker Space, and more - Free - Join edWeb this year

Digital tools, Connected Educators, Maker Space, and more - Free - Join edWeb this year | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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learning center today for free access to professional development, ... and provides educators of all types with an opportunity to play with new tools, make .... http://goo.gl/HJAuMo

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Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom - University of California, Irvine | Coursera

Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom - University of California, Irvine | Coursera | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom from University of California, Irvine. Learn how to elevate your teaching by studying what some of the most successful virtual teachers are doing to propel their students forward. We will investigate what teaching strategies make the biggest impact in virtual education, connect with innovative and experienced teachers, and apply core strategies to the key areas of K-12 virtual instruction. Take free online classes from 120+ top universi

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Updates On Two Important Learning Resources: NY Times Learning Network & "Science In School"

Updates On Two Important Learning Resources: NY Times Learning Network & "Science In School" | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
I regularly blog about the great resources at The New York Times Learning Network, and not just because I write a weekly post for them about teaching English Language Learners :) They just publishe...

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