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Blogging vs Threaded Discussions in Online Courses | Connected Principals

Blogging vs Threaded Discussions in Online Courses | Connected Principals | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
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The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, July 28, 11:48 AM

Intriguing information about how storytelling affects the brain and makes it easier to remember things and make distinctions between the story and our experience.

M. W. Catlin's curator insight, July 29, 10:09 AM

I've been talking about these ideas in my workshops for quite a while now.  We are hardwired for story.  It's one, if not a significant reason for our "success" as a species.  It's also one of the incredible frustrations of our times.   That science and facts yield the field to the fiction of prevarication and conspiracy is a tragedy.  

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, September 15, 2:10 PM

Sin duda, narrar, contar relatos en unas de ls actividades más atractivas para cualquier clase, en particular las de lenguas. Es algo común a todos los seres hulmanos. Algunos datos a tener en cuenta.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 26, 7:19 PM

Beautiful infographic; powerful message

Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 27, 9:57 AM

My Beginner ESL students have started blogging everyday and it has been a huge success!  They are enjoying it so much that they are improving their writing skills without realizing it. Blogging is good for all!

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:27 PM

I SOOO need this infographic.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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99 Top Tools for Online Teaching | top5onlinecolleges.org

99 Top Tools for Online Teaching | top5onlinecolleges.org | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

Laundry list of good resources.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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K-16 PBL Consortium

K-16 PBL Consortium | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Designing and implementing problem-based learning (PBL) environments
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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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David Donat's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:11 PM

Quatre paraules per explicar l'essència de l'aprenentatge basat en projectes (PBL) a partir d'una bona infografia difosa des de Twiter (https://twitter.com/paulscurtis/status/390188798618771456/photo/1) en la que s'incideix en les diferències respecte d'alguns "projectes" que de vegades emprenem des dels centres educatius.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:31 AM

Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

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8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad - Edudemic

8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad - Edudemic | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
It's never been easier to quickly and easily get your digital pen flowing. The following are powerful apps designed to help you create books on the iPad.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:13 AM

The possibilities just keep growing!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:30 PM

We use Book Creator, which apps do you use?

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SmartBlog on Education - Digital leadership for administrators - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Digital leadership for administrators - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Year after year, hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into technology initiatives and resources in school districts throughout the country. From ha
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Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students

Some Useful Educational iPad Games for Your Students | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
August 28, 2014
A fun game can be a great way to deliver instruction, especially during a break from school. It can make education more engaging for even the most recalcitrant student. And sometimes...

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Sprites - Create Infographics

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Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 3:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

Amy Burns's curator insight, June 3, 6:18 AM

Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 5:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 24, 8:24 PM

This is a good infographic to add to your teaching and learning environment.

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 24, 8:53 PM

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carldowse's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

Very useful productivity tips for teachers and learners

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Create Standard eBooks Easily from Any Google Drive Document with Liber.io

Create Standard eBooks Easily from Any Google Drive Document with Liber.io | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

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Giuseppe Bonanno's curator insight, March 11, 5:15 AM

Un interessante strumento per la cura di contenuti in formato eBook, direttamente da Google Drive.

Debbie Alston's curator insight, March 18, 8:47 PM
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Raquel 's curator insight, March 30, 4:28 AM

porque não?

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The Teacher's Guide To Project-Based Learning

The Teacher's Guide To Project-Based Learning | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
The Teacher's Guide To Project-Based Learning: how-to guide, pbl, 21st century learning
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▶ Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation - YouTube

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...
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Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we've been keeping a list of the many types of "_____- based learning" we've run across over the years:


Case-based learning
Challenge-based learning
Commu
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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's note: John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), contributed to this post.

The Common Core has embedded within it some Big Ideas that shift the role of teachers
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Project-based learning: the top teachers to follow on Twitter

Project-based learning: the top teachers to follow on Twitter | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it
A list of top teachers on Twitter sharing ideas, tips and insights on project-based learning
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15 Excellent iPad Apps for Creating Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Excellent iPad Apps for Creating Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"I just learned through our colleagues in TeachThought about this interesting list featuring 15 iPad apps to create books. The list was created by Meg Wilson . Of course the word 'book' here is, more or less, used metaphorically to mean small to medium size writing projects. These are projects you can do with your students in class or ones that can span the entire semester or even school year. Book Creator and Book Writer  are my favourite apps in this list and some of the apps included here are also new to me which is not surprising giving the rapidity with which apps are developed and created each day."


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36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf - TeachThought

36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf - TeachThought | BSD Digital Learning | Scoop.it

"As more classrooms adopt mobile devices such as iPads, teachers and technology integrators are faced with the question: “What apps do I install?”

 

That is quite a hefty question too. There are over 90,000 iOS apps in the Education category of the App Store. Since apps that teachers can use fall into other categories too, the number of choices is well above 100,000. Does your head hurt yet?"


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ajit jhangiani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 12:08 PM

It is not the product/tool that determines if it ought to be added. What/how does it comlement ans supplement waht the teacher is trying to accomplish with each student. So i woud train the teacher in a few of these and leave it up to her.

stephanie vanderlaan's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:03 PM

Looks interesting.  I have yet to try the apps but thank you for sorting them to this point.

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:58 PM

Great list of apps

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Penny Circle | A Dan Meyer Three Act

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I LOVE this!

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