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44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning

44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
While the potential is great, in short a QR Code is a physical link that can be scanned by smartphones or tablets in mobile learning circumstances. The following list from listly user Marianna Talei offers a huge variety of QR resources, from QR code generators to attaching images and hosting QR code treasure hunts.

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Two Excellent Apps to Turn Your iPad into A Presentation Remote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Excellent Apps to Turn Your iPad into A Presentation Remote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

There are different ways  to remotely control your presentations through iPad. For instance you can use one of the wireless mirroring apps to display your iPad screen on a projector while playing your presentation on the connected iPad. There are also two other reliable apps that allow you to use your iPad or iPhone as a presentation remote or clicker. These are Prezi (clicker) and keynote Remote.


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Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Seriously, kids have it so easy these days. Not only do they have smartphones to be able to communicate with their friends after school's out, but they also probably have more knowledge when it comes to using computers than their parents. While this could be a great thing — they are the future, you know — it can also be very bad if they start searching for or accidentally pulling up things they aren't supposed to see.

Now, to the delight of parents, kids will be able to use their very own version of Google when using this search engine called Kiddle.

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The Digital Classroom - TES

The Digital Classroom - TES | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.


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Darya Barfuss Horuzh's curator insight, March 2, 1:37 PM

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.

Ester Feldman's curator insight, March 28, 8:50 AM

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.

Brad Fallis's curator insight, April 3, 10:29 AM

A collection of lesson plans, books and development resources to help teachers exploit digital technologies and build digital literacies.

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25 Best Education Apps for the iPad - Daily Genius

25 Best Education Apps for the iPad - Daily Genius | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the very best learning tools ever made in the history of mankind is sitting on a table, couch, bed, or in your hands right now. If you think your iPad is just a toy, you’re only half-right at best since that is perhaps one of the best computers available right now.

That’s right; it’s a computer just like your desktop or laptop, as well as your mobile phone. You get screen size and portability all in one, and that is exactly what you need in a learning tool.

With its convenience and power all in one package, you should make the most of it as a learning tool right now and download some apps that will help you expand your understanding of the world and become a more complete human being, as well as help others do the same.

Here are 25 of the best educational apps for the iPad available right now

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom - TeachThought

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom - TeachThought | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging. Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. The tools are changing… quickly. So making the best choices, based on the resources available in your school, or through your board, is critical. Here are some top sure-fire picks to ensure your goal has real purpose, not just an introduction of technology for the sake of looking tech-savvy. These are easy to use teaching tools–about as grab-and-go as it gets.

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Coolwired's curator insight, November 20, 2015 9:19 AM

Here are some unique and interesting tools for Teachers.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 20, 2015 10:30 AM

Great tools.

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

Now you have learnt how to create your very own QR Codes and are able to print these out but how would you use them in the classroom? Well do not worry, as I offer 10 practical ideas whereby teachers could use QR Codes, with text embedded within it, in the classroom. So what are you waiting for?


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 10, 2015 9:03 AM

If you still doubt about the usefulness of QR codes :) find ideas here.

 

Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Very useful and quick way. But one has to have the technological resources and be tech savvy to an extent.

TD's curator insight, March 8, 6:03 PM

Some really nice ideas.

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What Educators Want from Digital Tools (2.0)

What Educators Want from Digital Tools (2.0) | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
This study of more than 3,100 teachers revisits key questions explored in the original Teachers Know Best report: how teachers use digital instructional tools in the classroom, as well as their attitudes towards technology and whether they believe existing digital tools are effective. As with the original report, research centered on consumer analytics and insight provides an opportunity to shift from anecdotes to a richer understanding of whether product developers are creating the digital tools that teachers want and need,

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 12, 2015 1:10 PM

Brief summary and links to the full report. Interesting format and some interesting findings.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, November 5, 2015 10:10 PM

This comes from the 'Free Technology for Teachers Blog' written by Richard Byrne and it is FANTASTIC!

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google tools.
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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really.

But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, social media, blogs, reports, and the Daily Genius community to uncover the top 10 reasons that edtech is getting passed over. The results might (or might not) surprise you.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 5, 2015 1:48 PM

This article and infographic shares some of the reasons faculty do not use technology in their courses. Any surprises?

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Useful guide to help you think about how to effectively use tech in learning.

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Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!

Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, September 21, 7:13 PM
In my opinion, substitution, argumentation, modification and redefinition (SAMR) model is a very useful tool to have into account as a starting point, or as a reference one, to start thinking about the way teachers can design lessons and the role they want technology to play into the classroom. It could also be used as a way to make students reflect upon the way they normally use technology and to make them aware of other possibilities and different ways in which they could do it. Furthermore, we can use this method as a pretext to discover others and to explore other ways in which technology could help us all to enhance teaching-learning processes.
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Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets

Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
SeeSaw, a powerful and popular iPad app for creating digital portfolios, is now available as a Chrome web app and as an Android app. The new apps allow students to create and add content to digital portfolios.

Through SeeSaw students can add artifacts to their portfolios by taking pictures of their work (in the case of a worksheet or other physical item), by writing about what they've learned, or by uploading a short video about things they have learned. The SeeSaw apps students can add voice comments to their pictures to clarify what their pictures document. Students can create folders withing their accounts to organize content from multiple subject areas.

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Natalia Zhukova's curator insight, June 29, 2015 8:38 PM

I urgently need such a portfolio ..

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 2, 2015 2:36 PM

Even kindergarten students can use this app. 

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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
While online education can be an excellent choice for many students, it can require a bit of a learning curve on the part of the teachers. Obviously many of the same teaching strategies for the traditional classroom are not applicable. Utilizing these tips can help both young-adult and adult educators engage students in variety of online class scenarios

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 5, 7:18 AM
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Guido Remberto Bustillos Vargas's curator insight, May 5, 5:27 PM
engagement
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There is a growing shift towards online education. Many traditional universities are also now providing online education. Read on about the practices that engage students online.. 
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5 of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 2:48 PM
Students will enjoy using these apps. They won't even realize they are learning.
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Some Excellent Apps to Boost Students' Creative Thinking ~ EdTech and MLearning

Some Excellent Apps to Boost Students' Creative Thinking ~ EdTech and MLearning | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Below is a collection of some of the best iPad and Android apps to use with kids and young learners to enhance their creativity and boost their imaginative thinking. From doodling and sketching to drawing and digital storytelling, the apps below are particularly designed to unleash the creative gene from within. We invite you to check them out and share with your students. Enjoy

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5 ways to utilize iPad backgrounds & lockscreens | Technology Erintegration

5 ways to utilize iPad backgrounds & lockscreens | Technology Erintegration | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
You may not have thought much about the iPad background screens of student iPads.  Whether you share a cart with your grade level or have a small set to use or even have 1:1 iPads in the classroom, the iPad background screen is key real estate that you want to integrate into your iPad management plan.  Students look at the lock screen every time they open their iPads and the background whenever they switch apps.    Here are 5 ways to utilize that space:

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, January 29, 2:34 PM

Great tips for those student iPads.

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#Coding in the #Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion - @Edutopia

#Coding in the #Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion - @Edutopia | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
One need not look to superstars such as Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates to justify reasons for using code and programming logic in the classroom. There's plenty of literature that illustrates its positive learning outcomes. Coding in the classroom is linked to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning, and students who develop a mastery of coding have a "natural ability and drive to construct, hypothesize, explore, experiment, evaluate, and draw conclusions."

But there are other compelling reasons for integrating code in the classroom.

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iPad and Guided Reading - Digital Classrooms

iPad and Guided Reading - Digital Classrooms | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been using iPads to develop reading in the classroom. This post looks at how they can be integrated into guided reading, however the apps we recommend are versatile enough to be used across many teaching reading contexts.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News)

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News) | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Computer science is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, yet it does not (yet) play a significant role in K-12 education. Did you know that only 27 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation? But there’s a way schools can help--by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

CSEdWeek and Hour of Code arrive December 7-13th, and this annual event is bigger than ever. Below, you will find a resource guide for CSEdWeek and Hour of Code, in order to help all of you K-12 educators bring coding into the classroom.

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Gayle Kakac's curator insight, December 1, 2015 11:01 AM

Good info in light of Computer Science Week coming up!

 

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How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology

How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Classroom teachers and technology innovation has been a hot topic for many, many years. It doesn’t have to be stressful trying to learn something new. Approaching new technology with a plan in place will help you to become a master at technology in the classroom and will reduce the stress that naturally comes with trying to learn new technology.

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips.

Scott Langston's curator insight, November 11, 2015 9:19 PM

Some really good advice and ideas here

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:39 AM

Nice intro for rookies ;-)

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What is digital fluency?

What is digital fluency? | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
Crucially, the outcome of being digitally fluent relates to issues of responsibility, equity and access. We all have the right to fully participate in a digitally-enabled education system and in an increasingly digitised society. If we work with fluency in the way we use technologies, we are able to keep ourselves safe online and take full advantage of life chance opportunities such as being able to apply for work, manage our finances, or be part of our local community

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 3, 2015 7:31 AM

Nice interesting article

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 6, 2015 10:14 PM
Teaching students to create their own learning is every bit as important as teaching subject knowledge, arguably, more so.
Marta Botella's curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:52 AM

En pleno Siglo XXI las competencias digitales se han convertido en un requisito indispensable para la sociedad, tanto en el trabajo como en el día a día de las personas. Por ello se pide el reconocimiento de las competencias digitales como habilidades básicas esenciales.

Los maestros deben fomentar las competencias digitales en sus alumnos con el fin de formar ciudadanos capaces de resolver toda clase de problemas con eficacia y creatividad.

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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:20 PM

Voilà une des compétences du 21e siècle. D'abord les profs doivent être plus intelligents que de dire d'aller le chercher sur Google, et les étudiants doivent avoir quelques stratégies pour chercher de l'information sur Internet. Google en soi renvoie tout et n'importe quoi (en privilégiant son propre écosystème d'ailleurs).

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:07 PM

A terrific article that explores why digital literacy skills are so essential. Not just device proficiency! Not just effective search skills! Our students need to think critically about what they view - this requires explicit teaching.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:50 AM

añada su visión ...

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The impact of mobile in the digital era of education

The impact of mobile in the digital era of education | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it
This rapidfire communication to which we are accustomed spawns an interconnectedness that is awesome in scope, yet a challenge to structure, while adding a new dimension to individual opportunity.

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Javier Arana's curator insight, September 9, 2015 12:02 PM

El mundo cada vez mas Móvil y para todos

Eric Rodriguez's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:59 AM

Great quote at the end "Mobile is the source of opportunity, and will allow us to explore what has not yet been tapped for the good of the future and the world", the impact of a connected learner, teacher and facilitator has yet to be fully seen. Forecasters say I twill only grow exponentially and for the good of the student.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2015 8:36 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

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Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback

Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback | Clever Tech Ideas | Scoop.it

CorrectiveFeedback enables you to automate a large part of the marking process and to also make the feedback you give more effective. It does this through using a number of marking ‘grids’ which you can customise to the needs of your students and the nature of your assignment.


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 1, 2015 5:21 AM

A tester !

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, April 13, 2015 8:37 AM

Nick Walker’s CorrectiveFeedback.com was a major part of our lab on writing support tools. Glad it’s being recognized.

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 2015 1:36 PM

May try this.