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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it

Technical issues with devices can be a headache, so setting some ground rules for device management helps mitigate some hiccups. Mills recommends making it clear that it is students’ responsibility to bring their device to school charged and ready to go. Designating a spot on student desks or tables where devices go when they aren’t being used for a specific assignment is also a great way to deter students from succumbing to distraction.


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Glad to see that some of the recommendations that we have already discussed with teachers are stated in here.  

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:53 AM

Some useful tips and advice in this article.

Mlle_Prof's curator insight, August 15, 2014 10:27 AM

So many teachers shy away from tech, here are some great tips for making the most of what's available to you.

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Car Garage Fun Game for Kids http://goo.gl/Hvzyk2
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From STEM to ST2REAM

From STEM to ST2REAM | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Students learn best with a curriculum that reaches across many disciplines, including the sciences and the humanities, writes Kenneth Wesson.

 

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ST2REAM? I'm fascinated by this new (to me) take on the conversation that has resulted from the adoption of the phrase "STEM education."

 

I enthusiastically, leapt at the improvement made by the proponents of replacing STEM with STEAM in order to include the ARTS. Well sort of leapt. I did think that the acronym recalling not future technologies but past technology of steam was "unfortunate" in it's pointing more to the past than the future.

 

I did not leap however, because STEAM is a point for our side so much as because it makes an important point about what it really takes to produce well-educated graduates. My point having always been that Information without wisdom isn't enough.

 

So, when I saw the title of this article leapfrogging past STEM to ST2REAM I was intrigued; thinking perhaps that a further refinement in the concept of what a well-designed 21st century education program ought to look like might be in the works.

 

I must admit that (spoiler alert) ALTHOUGH I CAME TO APPRECIATE THE BASIC POSITION OF THE AUTHOR BY THE END OF THE ARTICLE, I was a bit put off by how the argument was made. Giving credit to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with a series of cherry-picked opinions seemed almost proof that the author had not spent enough time studying history and the arts. My initial thoughts were that if he had, he might not have suggested that "Columbus' historic trans-Atlantic journey in 1492" was proof enough that science has "done good" and therefore would benefit other curricular area studies.

 

His point being that science should be mentioned in social studies classes. I agree. As I also agree that social studies ought to be mentioned in science classes.

 

Because history tells us that Columbus....

 

- may have received undue "credit" for being the first to discover the real world. A controversy that continues to rage today among those recognizing the damage done to native peoples and cultures by his arrival and among those who still think that Amerigo Vespucci or the Nordic peoples or even the Chinese had been there prior to Columbus and that in any case, they all "discovered" that the new world had already apparently been discovered by perhaps millions of people already living there.

 

- may not have had the purest of motives for his "grand discovery" having made clear indications that the native populations.

 

"From his very first contact with native people, Columbus had their domination in mind. For example, on October 14, 1492, Columbus wrote in his journal, 'with fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is required of them.'   These were not mere words: after his second voyage, Columbus sent back a consignment of natives to be sold as slaves." (see: http://www.understandingprejudice.org/nativeiq/columbus.htm

 

But, he apparently did have pretty good technology.

 

Though the author draws excellent conclusions about the advantages of cross curricular studies, and I might also suggest cross-cultural studies, his initial references to the benefits of STEM education using Columbus is as much an example of the shortcomings of his own apparently STEM-heavy education. A point he might well have intended making. However, he does not close his example of the benefits of STEM-alone education by pointing out the very kind of "additional understanding" that would be an immediate benefit of his ST2REAM proposal.

 

I do appreciate the author's recognition that science integration into other curricular areas would enhance the "truths" of those other content areas. But, if I'm not mistaken, I don't think I saw a single mention of the value to science education that might result from the bringing the truths of history and other curricular areas to the study of science.

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~


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This commentary might give an idea of those in the social sciences and the A areas in the STEAM to think about how they can work/contribute with this initiative.  

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Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar

Help Students Find Credible Sources using Google Scholar | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Google Scholar is one of the most useful but often overlooked research and academic tools available to students and educators online.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Would be a good tool to add to our students toolbox.  

 

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, September 5, 2014 6:43 AM

Helping students learn to discern. Good practice.

ATweetsville's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:24 PM

Not just for teaching kids to properly cite sources- hopefully it creates a habit of checking the validity of information you find on the internet (aka, no more blindly reposting/retweeting inaccurate info masquerading as fact).

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:22 PM

This is 'one of those essential skills'

 

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it

Technical issues with devices can be a headache, so setting some ground rules for device management helps mitigate some hiccups. Mills recommends making it clear that it is students’ responsibility to bring their device to school charged and ready to go. Designating a spot on student desks or tables where devices go when they aren’t being used for a specific assignment is also a great way to deter students from succumbing to distraction.


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Glad to see that some of the recommendations that we have already discussed with teachers are stated in here.  

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:53 AM

Some useful tips and advice in this article.

Mlle_Prof's curator insight, August 15, 2014 10:27 AM

So many teachers shy away from tech, here are some great tips for making the most of what's available to you.

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Car Garage Fun Game for Kids http://goo.gl/Hvzyk2
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Learning can be Fun Learn new Words by Trenna Sue Hiler | Education Space 360

Learning can be Fun Learn new Words by Trenna Sue Hiler | Education Space 360 | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Learning vocabulary words can be fun for elementary students. There are many ways to present the words and then follow through with games and projects.
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New Presentation Tools Which Teachers Would Love to Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

New Presentation Tools Which Teachers Would Love to Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
List of new presentation tools for teachers and students to create awesome presentations.

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For the innovatite teacher whio wants to try  something new.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 22, 2014 11:06 AM

Lists 3 presentation tools, Haiku Deck, Projeqt, and Present.me and their features. Present.me would be great for adding your audio to go with your ppt to place on your website. 

Ann Vega's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:05 AM

Great list

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:17 AM

From my Ukrainian friend! Web 2.0 tools travel all over the world

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A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Poster on The Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it

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I think this counts as an infographic of 21st Century skills.  

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:58 AM

Many people associate 21st century learning with digital technology; this is a misconception since 21st century education goes far beyond technology.  The principal purpose of 21st education is to provide students with a set of skills that will be needed for success in the global workplace (creativity, collaboration, critical-thinking and communication); Med's infographic illustrates 21st century learning and thinking skills perfectly ... thanks for sharing

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Free Technology for Teachers: Crunchzilla's Cod...

Free Technology for Teachers: Crunchzilla's Cod... | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
"Crunchzilla is a service that students can use to learn to write Javascript programs. There are two versions of Crunchzilla; Code Maven and Code Monster.

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Learning to code should be fun! This seems to follow that prinnciple...

 

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Hard Questions About ePortfolio Evidence - AAEEBL

Hard Questions About ePortfolio Evidence - AAEEBL | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it

The eportfolio field – the field of evidence-based learning or of “folio-thinking,” a Stanford University phrase – is at the point of needing to begin developing consensus on eportfolio evidence – a taxonomy, a theory, guidelines, and other initiatives.  What does a person need as eportfolio evidence in different fields [of] study, at different points in a learner’s development, and for different purposes? "


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10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students

10 Remarkably Free Digital Tools for Educators and Students | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
1) Hemingway Editor This is a free Web-based app that lets you paste in your writing to be analyzed and edited for optimal readability. The app quickly ide

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, August 17, 2014 8:48 PM

Some new ones listed I hadn't heard of or used. I am off to try them out and you'll have some great new tools if you do too. Easily learned and creates the impact you want. Not just for teachers either. Enjoy!

Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:49 AM

Nice list from Ana Cristina Pratas. I'll have to try Hemingway Editor, Zooburst and GIFBoom soon. 

Celia Molares's curator insight, September 11, 2014 4:45 AM

Editor Hemingway,  Adobe Voz para narración de cuentos, ZooBurst herramienta para contar historias, entre otras aplicaciones.

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Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Creating Effective Whiteboard Activities

Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Creating Effective Whiteboard Activities | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Creating engagement in the virtual classroom is easy when you design effective whiteboard activities. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Some basic ideas that can help you get onboard.

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10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it

"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."


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Not all of those are free but it is useful to have a place to begin.  

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:16 PM

Pad Book Creator Aplicaciones para usar con los estudiantes.

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Just in time for my summative book assignment. Thanks 

joan gavin's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:13 AM

Great resource and nice to see different age groups catered for.

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Edgar - For Web-Based Storytelling

Edgar - For Web-Based Storytelling | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Edgar is a beautiful place where people tell and share digital stories about what they craft, sell and do in their life.

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Seems to be a simple tool...we´ll see the results.

 

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Ticeman's curator insight, February 10, 2014 12:50 AM

Possibilité de présenter des images avec du texte. Avantage de pouvoir ajouter des images HD qui sont ensuite navigables dans la présentation. Avec un clic souris le texte s'efface et si l'image dépasse le cadre, on peut se déplacer dans toute sa surface

HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, February 10, 2014 1:50 AM

Un logiciel en ligne pour monter, raconter des histoires en 7 moments clés maximum. Pour chacun de ces moments, vous pouvez intégrer une image ou une vidéo et un texte de 140 caractères maximum. Les contraintes éditoriales sont intéressantes pour forcer les élèves à organiser, à structurer leur récit ou leur reportage. On pourra ainsi leur demander de raconter un évènement historique en trois moment clés : une situation initiale, un évènement perturbateur et une situation finale. A tester !

Justement Anthony Lozac'h a testé pour vous. A lire ici : http://sco.lt/7H4SPJ

alexislucas's curator insight, March 25, 2014 4:37 PM

un twitter diaporama like pour une belle interface

 

visiblement une approche échangiste qui pourrait plaire aux jeunes

grosses limites : la nécessité d'avoir un compte par élève + réduit en nombre de caractères par page et nécessitant de charger des images

 

bilan : ne peut suffire à une vraie activité : nécessite d'être amélioré (visiblement beta modifiée en septembre 14) 

 

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7 Best Apps That Are Making History Subject Way More Engaging Than Ever

7 Best Apps That Are Making History Subject Way More Engaging Than Ever | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
These apps facilitate students with everything about history – historical events and important personalities.

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Lindsay Ahmann's curator insight, January 12, 2014 8:50 PM

Since most people are on the internet the majority of their day whether it is social media, work, email, or research, wouldn't it be so much easier to research things for school right on your phone and not get scrambled answers? YES! most teens use their smartphones to do their homework anyway, so why not make it a more reliable answer by having a certain app for it on their phone. Yes, it will increase the time they spend on their phones, but maybe it will make them learn more while their on them instead of being on Facebook or Instagram.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:40 AM

per gli insegnanti di Storia

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PresentationTube: A New Way for Producing & Sharing Video Presentations - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

PresentationTube: A New Way for Producing & Sharing Video Presentations - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Collaboration and teaching tools | Scoop.it
Presentation Tube aims to help teachers and students produce and share quality video presentations in an innovative and beneficial way.

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This seems to be a collaboration tool easy to use.

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Ronald Nanninga's comment, January 6, 2014 3:01 AM
Only windows....