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My Favorite Education and Instructional Technology Books (What ...

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These are some of the books that I've found inspiring. Have you read other books about teaching with technology that you really liked? In my continual quest to.
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This is a quick source for inspiring books on 21st century teaching and learning!

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

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An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as
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Great reminders to help students be effective consumers of information!

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Common Core & Ed Tech: What ‘They’ Forgot to tell you When Flipping your Classroom

Common Core & Ed Tech: What ‘They’ Forgot to tell you When Flipping your Classroom | CC Tools | Scoop.it
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The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education - Education Week News (blog)

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The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education
Education Week News (blog)
It's a topic that I'm deeply passionate about; how the MOOC moment might spark improvements in teaching and learning not just in higher education, but in K-12 as well.
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Like you, I think that MOOC's have a place in the K-12 environment but there is still a lot of fear.  Maybe small steps can be taken to move schools along, without creating a paralyzing situation.  It will be interesting to watch this development over time.

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10 questions to ask when choosing education technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 questions to ask when choosing education technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | CC Tools | Scoop.it
Experts say that choosing the right education technology for the classroom is about pedagogy and creativity. Here are 10 questions to ask.
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This article clarifies the necessary steps to selecting the correct technology for your Common Core purpose.  Great read!

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Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CC Tools | Scoop.it

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Great new tools that can enhance classroom instruction!

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Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 8, 11:37 PM

Grewat short list to give us the essential tools.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 8, 11:38 PM

This is a great short list to get us staarted using the essential tools.

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3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing

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Technology can be a powerful tool to facilitate Common Core writing and research and transform traditional writing assignments.

Via Susan Oxnevad
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Wonderful article that gives Google tools that can make learning manageable for all learners, even ELL's and Special Needs!

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How Do Games Work in Online Courses? - OnlineColleges.net

How Do Games Work in Online Courses? - OnlineColleges.net | CC Tools | Scoop.it
Learning games offer new opportunities to explore and simulate real-world scenarios. What do you need to know about playing games in your online courses?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics | CC Tools | Scoop.it
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Fabulous article that gives 5 websites that can be used by students to demonstrate their learning in unique ways!

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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

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Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher's vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions (MT @EdTechLeader: Educational practices that will be obsolete in the near future
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While some of the ideas mentioned are in direct contrast to CC, most of the suggestions aligns well with what we know about how students learn.  Definitely worth a look!

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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"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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Pedagogical decision making should be based on learner results not instructional format variety.  Common Core philosophy strives to clarify this point through the use of a learning activities that provide rigor, relevance, and learner engagement.  Thanks for sharing this enlightening artifact!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 5:31 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. 

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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CristinaSkyBox: What If... ?

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Inspiration is needed for improvement.  I, for one, am getting tired of "don't rock the boat" thinking.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 1, 2013 10:49 AM
Absolutely Pam! Not only that, but today professionals are longer chained to the whims of their (transient) managers when it comes to professional development. It is those in managerial positions with an attitude stuck in the industrial age that make no professional progress or learn.
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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

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Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.

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Educational online games for older learners can be difficult to create on your own based on a specific learning standard. This site would be looks helpful for some more complex outcomes.

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

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Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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"Life writing" should be given it's due.  While it is often short and sweet, it should count as one part of literacy development.  The English teacher in me what's to say it doesn't effect classroom writing assignments, but the techie within knows that any practice expressing your ideas to other counts.  Learning both styles will produce a competent, educated person.

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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 6:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 7:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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The Role of Technology in Education: Andrew Essex at TEDxSudeste - YouTube

Andrew Essex combines mobile phones, the language of youth, with education, the necessity of future generations. TEDxSudeste, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Visit: h...
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This TED talk looks at the role of technology and mobile devices in education.  Great conversation starter...

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge | Diigo

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Great free photos to use for instructional purposes.  I can see this being really helpful to CC teachers.

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10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | CC Tools | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Wonderful article that challenges us to think through the online assessments and their prep!

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 24, 1:43 PM

Assessment should reflect purpose. We require summative assessment in our society and yet we know learners thrive, grow and develop on a diet of formative assessment. The balance is the key! Feedback and the use of authentic assessment tasks are critical positive factors.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 2:46 PM

They make sense, but ask teachers about authentic assessment. It is still thought of as an isolated activity where the student does their project alone. That is not the way of the world and has not been forever. We work and learn together. Why not assess together?

Dr Seroya Crouch's curator insight, February 25, 12:09 AM

Good ideas for better assessment of online courses!

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | CC Tools | 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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Wonderful article that reminds us that constructivism and Common Core are first cousins.  A must read for educators!

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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 8:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 8:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 27, 11:20 PM

Yes, I agree !

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Microsoft Project Siena

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Design your own Window Apps with this easy to use programming tool from Microsoft. Upload images and other media to use and share your app by sharing the link.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Wow!  I will be building my own app tonight!

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Dirk Strauss's curator insight, January 9, 1:32 PM

Soon programmers will be extinct

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The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal | CC Tools | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.

Via Cindy Rudy
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Great article that could help educators to see the direction for innovatively energizing classrooms.  Well worth a read!

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:42 AM

A great list of what could be on the horizon for 2014 in terms of tools, pedagogy, ideas... 

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We need pedagogy, not just cool tools

We need pedagogy, not just cool tools | CC Tools | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, The Rice Process, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Technology should be a tool to assist with learning, rather than a big checkmark when it is used!

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Inma Contreras's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:41 AM

Ante el aumento inconmensurable de herramientas, el docente se ve perdido en un mar de oportunidades de exhibir plumajes fatuos de pavo real y no siempre centrarse en lo que de verdad importa: quie los alumnos aprendan. Interesante reflexión al efecto.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:08 AM

agreed

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 15, 12:21 PM

This is a great article and needs to be read by every teacher.

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Teaching Secrets: Start With the Exit Ticket

Teaching Secrets: Start With the Exit Ticket | CC Tools | Scoop.it
An instructional coach discusses how giving students exit cards can help teachers determine what students know and redirect their instruction accordingly.
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Yes, definitely a good starting point but I hope instructors are using a variety of formative assessments to determine student learning and growth!

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Playsheets

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ttZXxMIJTI&feature=player_detailpage Playsheets are a digital worksheet, they should give immediate feedback. Oftentimes they take the form of a game. For exampl...
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This site demonstrates how to take traditional worksheets and transform them into online games.  Not only will students practice content but they will be inspired by the game format.  A fabulous bonus for Common Core and online instructors.

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The State of the Common Core

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Millions of teachers and thousands of districts in 45 states are currently undergoing a sea change in the way that they teach and assess students. The new Common Core Standards for learning have been
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Insightful article into the specs for online assessments and lessons learned from New York and Kentucky!

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17 illustrated brainstorm tips

17 visual tips for a perfect brainstorm. Extra tips are welcome.

Via Baiba Svenca
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Great slides that illustrate the creative, innovative way to view possibilities from many viewpoints.  Could be used to inspire real THINKING!

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Simon Condon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:07 PM

your group needs to be able to brainstorm to find new ways to apply, combine, modify the ideas given in this selection of resources.

 

Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 4, 2013 5:27 AM

Ser Creativo

R Menon's curator insight, January 18, 6:11 AM

sums it up nicely

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Common Core Standards: Preparing for the Journey with Maps, Timelines, and Logic — Live Webinar | Lorman Education Services

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by the vast majority of states and territories.
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Common Core Professionals,

Here is the link to my upcoming webinar.  Hope to see you there!

Pam

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