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Improve teacher development using a challenge-based model | eSchool News | eSchool News

Improve teacher development using a challenge-based model | eSchool News | eSchool News | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I could start my workshops by showing teachers how to find and do everything. I could lead them through a step-by-step, do-what-I-do tutorial of various apps —“point here, click there”—and teachers could simply watch what I do and then repeat what I do. But the problem with that approach is, by the end of the workshop, it creates a culture of dependency. The instructor ends up the center of the learning, not the students, and disseminates information to a mostly passive audience. I’m simply not empowering them to learn if I’m at the center of learning.
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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 13, 1:58 AM

Awfully good list!

Tdutec Innovación Educativa's curator insight, January 25, 11:51 AM

añada su visión ...

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 8:31 PM

Wow! Extensive Lots of ideas here!!

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ukr-Content-Curator curated by Vladimir Kukharenko (The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:49 AM

This should come in handy.

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Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog

Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Further recognition of the massive adoption of iPad by so many schools around the world, Apple have just launched two new sections on their iPad App Store. One section is aimed at teachers and parents with apps for the children, broken down in to different age groups and learning activities. "


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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:37 PM
Apple have recognised the particular market we represent.
Ralph Springett's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:51 PM

Good, but for teachers in New Zealand the curriculum and professional development still needs to be connecged to these resources. Teachers can do this, of course, but wouldn't it be nice if there were some resources available which make those connections?

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:56 AM

But are these apps really any good for education?

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5 iPad upgrades iOS 7 brings to education

5 iPad upgrades iOS 7 brings to education | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Apple's new mobile operating system offers more than a bright and shiny exterior — it has powerful new features for education, too.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 20, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you again...
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 20, 2013 11:25 AM

Just upgraded three devices. I will explore.

Maggie McGuirk Veres's comment, September 20, 2013 11:26 AM
Looking forward to discovering.
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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."


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Marian Royal Vigil's comment, September 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Great, Maria. Thank you.
BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great list of apps for iPad classrooms!  Check them out and tell me what you think!

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 2, 2013 3:02 AM

A good up to date resource for teachers and parents.

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher

How To Be A Terrible iPad Teacher | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

`The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher:"


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Manuela Bazen's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:04 AM

Met een knipoog: ik heb een iPad en ik gebruik 'm in de klas, daarmee ben ik een effectieve 21ste eeuw onderwijsprofessional. En zo zijn er nog negen 'waarheden'.

 

Kristen Baker's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:22 AM

Great advice!

EuroSys Education's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:46 AM

Herkenbaar en heel goed om weten :-)

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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:46 AM

This is awesome.  So much theory of teaching collides with the practice.  This could be a great way for teachers in the trenches share their experience and get genuine change in education happening.

Denise Weinhoeft-Renfro's comment, July 5, 2013 3:17 PM
This is truly a great tool in my estimation, but theory and reality also collide with technology. If you are not 1:1 then the potential of the app is not getting used in the best way that it can.
Peter Pappas's comment, July 5, 2013 3:22 PM
Good point Denise. I'm hoping it's something school will grow into over time.
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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:23 PM

I have been having 'battery' issues with my iPhone so this post was timely. I use my iphone for personally and professional use almost 24/7 and often the battery is not lasting the day (particularly when I use camera/video/email/social networking/fitness tracking apps all day eg weekends!) I don't personally agree with all of it. In my opinion, by disabling some of this features you are also 'depowering' the device. I do agree with disabling the Location Services feature on 'unnecessary' apps that you don't regularly use. I also agree with disabling  the Notifications function on many apps (I've just done this on the majority of mine so will be interested to see if it makes a difference.). As with any 'tips and tricks' type advice I'd give it a go (as long as it is on a 'surface' level and not delving into the inner workings of the device and also that you have the confidence to 'revert' things if you need to), if it makes a difference for you then it was worth it. 

Anne Matheson's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:13 PM

Not really African education, but will help speed up my ipad and I want to remember them

Jan Eade's curator insight, May 13, 2013 2:20 AM

Some good advice can be found in this article.

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Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization Chart

"There is a difference between personalization and differentiation and individualization. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey developed this chart on the differences on approaches to teaching and learning.

The chart clearly explains that personalization is about the learner and the distinct difference in the learning environment."


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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos!

A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos! | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Sharing YouTube video is easy using options available on the platform, but there is another way, a nicer way to share YouTube™ videos with your students. NicerTube is an amazing platform that allows users to share YouTube videos getting rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos."


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 6, 5:27 AM

 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 10, 7:23 PM

This is a great way to show YouTube Videos in your classroom. Takes less than a minute to set up and gets rid of all the extra clutter. You can quickly select one of their own backgrounds or even use your own blog as the background. Check it out. It's free!

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 11, 10:09 AM

add some focus to your selections, and subtract the distractions.

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | BSD Educational Technology | 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, 2014 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, 2014 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 2014 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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Special glasses (high tech) help surgeons 'see' cancer​​​​​​​​ | Newsroom

Special glasses (high tech) help surgeons 'see' cancer​​​​​​​​ | Newsroom | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, whichglow blue when viewed through the eyewear.


The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time today at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Centerat Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to see, even under high-powered magnification. The glasses are designed to make it easier for surgeons to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells, helping to ensure that no stray tumor cells are left behind during surgery.
ImageHigh-tech glasses developed at the School of Medicine help breast surgeon Julie Margenthaler, MD, visualize cancer cells in a patient Feb. 10.


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Krishan Maggon 's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:27 PM

Great advance in cancer surgery.

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:39 PM


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Cancer


Gail M. Roper's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:52 AM

Wearable technology in the operating room.  Fascinating.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You spend, like, half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.
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Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms

Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Get The Maximum out of Evernote with These Awesome Tutorials ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Get The Maximum out of Evernote with These Awesome Tutorials ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal

Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.

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Ten Reflections on the First Year of an iPad Pilot

Ten Reflections on the First Year of an iPad Pilot | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Passing out iPads to students on the first day of school was like celebrating Christmas (or in this case Hanukkah)  with thirty antsy kids sitting around the tree,  attempting to hide their impatience.  Once the iPads had been handed out, students were instantly excited, engaged and enchanted with the new learning device in their hands. At first, everyone was confused about where to find work, where to save and store their products – and which app to use for what purpose. As with every pilot, these issues worked themselves out and soon classes were running pretty smoothly. Once they all learned what a “hard reset” was we were on our way. After an exciting year chalked full of learning lessons and changes in our learning landscape here are my takeaways:'


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John Rudkin's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:22 AM

Great insights.

msayrach's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:48 AM

reflexions interessants entorn al desplegament d'ipads en un entorn 1x1

msayrach's comment, June 7, 2013 7:02 AM
Genial! Coincideixo amb tot, menys el punt 6. Disposar de Mac seia genial però no ho veig imprescindible, si més no a la nostra escola hem pogut desenvolupar un bon flux i creació de continguts en entorn Windows la majoria dels professors.
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The Top 10 Educational Trends

The Top 10 Educational Trends | BSD Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.


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Laura Starace's comment, June 3, 2013 3:22 AM
I am also surprised 15% have no interests in using whiteboards though, not all schools have the chance or "permission" as already mentioned to use it or implement it
Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape

Alfredo Corell's comment, January 26, 9:16 AM
well... Elena, you are speaking about a 2013 post!!!!
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How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources | Best Universities

Online education puts the best universities right at your fingertips. Browse our guides to discover how education can change your life. Start today!
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