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Apps in Education: NMC Horizon Report Summary

Apps in Education: NMC Horizon Report Summary | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"I was re-reading the Horizon Report the other day when it occurred to me that it could be easily summarised. This has helped me consolidate the main elements of the article in my own mind. It is always interesting to reflect on where your school or region is at in this whole process. I hope this is helpful for you too. Please feel free to use and share."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 8, 2014 3:03 AM

Infography about the most common apps used in educational contexts

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Book Creator + student designed curriculum = iTunes U - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator + student designed curriculum = iTunes U - Book Creator app | Blog | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"I think Book Creator is now one of my favourite creation apps!  Several of my Health Without Borders project groups are using Book Creator to develop their final product to teach elementary kids health concepts.

 

They were pretty excited to get to use the new drawing option, as many found it difficult to find free for re-use images in Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons  that were appropriate for their topic and target age group.

 

They found the app very easy to work with and really had no questions for me at all.  They loved that they could AirDrop the book between group members so different people could contribute easily.  The voiceover option is also simple to use and works well with just the microphone on the iPad.  I was so impressed with their final product!"


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20 productivity apps are currently on sale in the App Store for a limited time - iMore

20 productivity apps are currently on sale in the App Store for a limited time - iMore | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"Apple has kicked off a limited-time sale on 20 productivity apps in the iOS App Store in a section titled "Amazing Productivity Apps". With some of the apps on offer for just $0.99, the promotion is a great way to stock up on productivity tools. Notable discounts include Clear, which is now available for $1.99 (down from $4.99), Fantastical 2, which is on sale for $4.99 from $9.99, and Writer Pro, which is on offer for $4.99, down from its regular price of $19.99."


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5 Fundamental Assessment Resources From Learnist

5 Fundamental Assessment Resources From Learnist | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"...assessment isn’t always employed correctly. It sometimes gets over, under, or misused. Assessment should work seamlessly into the classroom routine. The traditional test can be intrusive and stressful. True assessment flows into the lessons and gives a constant pulse on student learning. Here are some techniques that can help to master assessments. There are many types of assessments to use in different situations." 


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An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

When Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe wrote Understanding by Design (UbD) they did what no other educator had ever accomplished.


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Bloom's and Gardner's Writing Matrix for Years 3/4/5 - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Bloom's and Gardner's Writing Matrix for Years 3/4/5 - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

Summary: This writing matrix is directly linked to blooms taxonomy and Gardner’s multiple intelligences. It includes a wide range of writing activities that cover multiple areas and year levels in the Australian Curriculum.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:57 PM

This is an interesting blend of taxonomies.

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The Innovative Educator: Discover what your digital footprint says about you

The Innovative Educator: Discover what your digital footprint says about you | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

Discover what your digital footprint says about you Does your digital footprint convey the message you want? If you don't know you should spend time figuring this out. In the 21st century our digital footprint conveys an important image and people should know what that is.  Below are ideas that will enable you to explore and consider if your digital footprint conveys the message you want to share with the world.  It will also give you ideas for activities you can do with your students so they can do the same.

 


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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:22 AM

From the article:  "Does your digital footprint convey the message you want? If you don't know you should spend time figuring this out. In the 21st century our digital footprint conveys an important image and people should know what that is."  Interesting and worth a look.

simondcollins's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:48 AM

Good insight.

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The Geography and Literacy Connection

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"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

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In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum. 

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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Do Critical Thinking

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Do Critical Thinking | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

Children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through. This is probably the result of living in today’s age of technological instant gratification. It is becoming increasingly challenging for teachers to successfully grab and hold students’ attention long enough for them to process the information they receive using critical thinking skills.


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Audrey's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:14 PM

This is why homeschooling is so crucial. If children are given the tools: educational games, toys, books and resources at home, from they get up in the morning they are interacting with a variety of learning resources which develop their brain. Games such as: *Mathlink Cubes an interactive and visual way to get to grips with mathematics - a hands-on manipulative kit can be used to teach a range of maths concepts to all ages;

 

*Homeschoolsource's classic game of charades is designed especially for children to help them play and learn. This educational game will help children express themselves by acting out a charade.

 

*Help develop their creativity with geological material such as crystals and gemstones. Or what about the ecology of the solar system or Uncle Milton’s Star Theatre for creating light like Halley’s Comet? 

 

*As they get older you provide word games, lateral thinking puzzles, dictionaries and thesaurus's to develop their verbal thinking and expression and challenge existing views (critical thinking).

 

*Microscopes and Binoculars illustrate different views of the world. They encourage lateral thinking, leading children to question: “What if?”  

 

With these home resources children will learn to get their own answers and develop critical thinking through interaction with learning tools. At school the teachers will be the ones rushing out to find these homeschoolsources!!!!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:15 PM

Yes, we should have begun this years, if not decadess, ago.

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Comfortably 2.0: 10 Activities to do on an iPad instead of a Worksheet

Comfortably 2.0: 10 Activities to do on an iPad instead of a Worksheet | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"I always have teachers wanting to know how they can better utilize the iPad in their classrooms. I know that it's very easy when first receiving an iPad to take a worksheet that you have done for several years, and convert it to glass. But glass can be boring too, so I created this Breakfast Club session to give my teachers some ideas on ways to better utilize this powerful tool in their classrooms."


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Two iPad Apps to Help You Reduce Paper Consumption in Your Classroom - iPad Apps for School

Two iPad Apps to Help You Reduce Paper Consumption in Your Classroom - iPad Apps for School | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

"I don’t know any teacher that doesn’t want to reduce the number of papers he or she has to collect and organize. These two apps will help you do just that."


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Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart - lifehacker

Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart - lifehacker | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it
Creative Commons is an ideal way to share your creations with others and find art for personal projects. Some of us, though, don't always understand the rules. This chart helps you understand the key differences among licenses.

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should AnswerThe difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.


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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning. The tips are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes plan


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:30 PM
A very handy guide to a range of assessment tasks...
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10 + 1 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

10 + 1 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it
When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last summer I mistakenly assumed that all posts would seamlessly transfer.  I have since found the error in my thinking and have decided to re-post so...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:24 AM

 

Please read this...

 

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7 Steps for Choosing the Best Technology Tools for Your Teaching

7 Steps for Choosing the Best Technology Tools for Your Teaching | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it

With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do educators choose the right technology tools to incorporate into their teaching? If you are in the situation of considering a new technology tool in your teaching, here are 7 steps to take as you choose which tool may be best for you -

 

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:30 AM

useful article to help navigate the maze of choices.

NEng's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:24 PM

Tech Tools selection

LearningAviation's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:44 AM

Looks like a great article

 

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25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography

25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography | Classroom ideas | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:22 PM

I love this site. Lots of great information here. It's not only for students or teachers. It's for everyone who wants good information. Or someone who likes to learn new stuff all the time.