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Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement

Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Open Badges are online indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. In order to understand how badges might be used to support learning and development in higher education, Ian Glo...

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Now you can earn game achievements in learning new things. Considering how popular this simple idea seems to be in gaming, it should be effective. Some form of feedback, especially if it is immediate and pleasing in some way, is usually helpful.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 27, 2013 12:48 PM

Perfect idea to empower your students in the online world.

Dawn Wright's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:35 PM

I don't know if this will replace paid credits, but it is a start toward a new paradiam

Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:57 PM

This is an interesting idea to use in the classroom. It would motivate students to improve their skills to achieve these badges. I would suggest implementing these with some incentive system so that students pursue these badges instead of earning them passively as useless labels. These badges can be useful to track progress of historical thinking skills.

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Four Good Resources for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Blast Off! NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches | Kelly Dickerson | Space.com

Blast Off! NASA App Teaches Kids About Rocket Launches | Kelly Dickerson | Space.com | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

NASA has developed apps to track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt comets, but its latest app is an educational project aimed at teaching kids all about rocket launches.

The agency's Launch Services Program (LSP) released the new free app called "LSP Activity Book" available for iPad and Android users. Kids can learn about the mission planning process and the precise measurements behind creating the right kind of launch vehicle.

LSP prepares NASA's unmanned spacecraft for launch. The organization engineers and purchases the launch vehicles for spacecraft. LSP matches rockets to spacecraft based on payload. The payload of a given spacecraft can include instruments like satellites, cameras and landers.

 

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Student Information System Software - Try Workday Today!

Student Information System Software - Try Workday Today! | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Workday's Student is the first true cloud application for higher-education schools. Get insight into student finances, enrollment/recruitment, and more.
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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

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Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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MinecraftEdu

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Bring Minecraft to the Classroom! MinecraftEdu is a school-ready remix of the original smash hit sandbox game, used by teachers in over 40 countries worldwide.
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The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™

The best educational apps of August - iPhone app article - Monica Burns | Appolicious ™ | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

"With back-to-school in full swing you may have noticed all of the new apps and updates flooding the Apple App Store for iOS devices. There are iPad apps designed to help students prepare for the new school year whether they are entering preschool or starting their first year of high school. These five apps are all brand new or have been updated this month. Each one shows the power of the iPad as an educational tool when used at home or in the classroom. This list includes selections that push children to think deeply about simple tasks and interact with complex information. These iPhone and iPad apps use high quality graphics and interactive content to help students explore and learn about new concepts."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:44 PM

Get those iPads out and start learning using a digital device in the early years!  

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Gamification In Learning: Featuring Gains Through A Serious Game Concept

Gamification In Learning: Featuring Gains Through A Serious Game Concept | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Gamification In Learning: Featuring Gains Through A Serious Game Concept. A Case Study that compares serious game concept vs traditional eLearning approach.

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Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren't a bad thing

Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren't a bad thing | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
The numbers that really matter are the reviews and ratings.
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7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class

7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
With tech breakthroughs and innovative ideas, science class isn't what it used to be.
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I doubt I'll ever be fully comfortable with the idea of completely replacing hands-on experiments with simulations, but I certainly wouldn't miss the frogs.

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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This is not just good advice in teaching but in any environment where technology must be integrated into work. It can be easy to forget the importance of continuous learning. The article also has a number of potentially useful links throughout.

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Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals

Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.
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3D printing company brings 3D printed robots to schools | Inside3DP.com

3D printing company brings 3D printed robots to schools | Inside3DP.com | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

3D printed robots became the talk of the industry back in June when Intel announced it had developed a functional ‘high-end’ 3D printed robot named Jimmy. Since then, no other company has made any big announcements about a possible competitor the the $1,500 Jimmy, but leading printer manufacturer HP (which announced in March it would be entering the 3D printing market) sent the rumor mill going again when it posted a job opening in September calling for a “Robotics Scientist in 3D Printing.” The company hasn’t revealed any further details yet, but we may be seeing something innovative from them in the near future.

 

Meanwhile, companies in the UK are actively dabbling with 3D printed robots. PrintME 3D, a London-based 3D printing solutions company which recently attracted top firms to an event on 3D printing for architecture, is working to integrate 3D printing robots with education. In a partnership with two robotics companies, PrintME 3D have launched a new campaign that aims to introduce 3D printable robots into schools.

 

PrintME 3D teamed up with BQ and EZ-Robots in the new campaign. Spain-based company BQ is known for its Witbox desktop 3D printer, but the company also recently developed a line of 3D printable robot kits called PrintBots. EZ-Robot, a Canadian company that specializes in robot kits and adaptable robotics, also recently released a line of 3D printed robots called the Revolution Robots series.

 

BQ’s products cater to all ages whereas EZ-Robot’s kits are designed for more advanced users, so PrintME 3D say they are confident that they can cater to any classroom environment. Each robotics kit comes with basic instructions to get students started:

 

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EDUCAUSE 2014: Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities

EDUCAUSE 2014: Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions are poised for a massive shake-up, not unlike what tech companies experienced in the 1980s during the rise of the PC, said EDUCAUSE's first general session speaker."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 7, 2014 4:25 PM

K-12's too! 

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Microsoft: Minecraft Will Be Used To Teach Kids About Science And Technology

Microsoft: Minecraft Will Be Used To Teach Kids About Science And Technology | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
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Microsoft is certainly saying the right things.

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Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' for $2.5 Billion but Founders Will Leave

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' for $2.5 Billion but Founders Will Leave | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Microsoft is buying the maker of the hit videogame "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion, but the startup's founders and top executives won't be joining the software giant.
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Hoping that this doesn't impact MicrosoftEDU negatively, Microsoft would probably be wise to support the project but it's difficult to predict things like this.

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Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.
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EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students

EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
The non-profit MOOC provider will be the first to offer an organized high school curriculum.

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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning.

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LitCharts.com

Free downloadable literature summaries. http://www.litcharts.com/

 


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Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses

Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses. Why offer courses online? What types of courses work best online? How do we transition to online courses?

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Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts

Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Students tackle tough computer science concepts by embodying the computational thinking behind them, all without ever touching a computer.
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STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it
Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | Computer Enhanced Teaching | Scoop.it

Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.

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