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A Post-Google Reader World

A Post-Google Reader World | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
...the plan is to add more services you can choose from in the next weeks and months...* Sue Waters and Richard Byrne recently posted about alternatives to the much-loved Google Reader for RSS feed...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:27 AM

Suggestions for RSS Feed; some are mentioned in this curation while you can still find other alternatives, also included in Digital Delights-Digital Tribes (under RSS)

Cynthia Tait's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:32 AM

i am already mournig it and am grateful for some pos solutions - didn't even realise quite how much I relied upon it until it was gone  <that should be in a song> :)

 

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ClassDojo scores $1.6M from top investors for gamified classroom management | GigaOM Tech News

ClassDojo scores $1.6M from top investors for gamified classroom management | GigaOM Tech News | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

Test scores and academic performance get a lot of talk in education – and rightly so – but classroom learning isn’t just about ingesting information and mastering skills, it’s about developing habits of mind and building character. Teachers spend a significant amount of their time managing student behavior but, for the most part, they’ve had few tools to help them out.

 

Since launching last year, however, San Francisco-based ClassDojo has shown that game mechanics (and cutesy avatars) can go a long way in helping teachers not only keep their students on track but encourage positive behavioral skills. On Wednesday, the startup, which was part of education startup accelerator Imagine K12‘s first class, is announcing that it is officially launching out of beta and has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from top investors. The long list includes Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator (it was a personal investment), Ron Conway at SV Angel, Jeff Clavier at SoftTech VC, Kapor Capital, the Start Fund, General Catalyst, Morado Ventures, Lerer Ventures,Learn Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund and other angels.

 

Co-founded by Sam Chaudhary, a former high school teacher and McKinsey analyst, and Liam Don, a game developer and computer science PhD candidate, the mobile and web app lets teachers give students real-time feedback using any computer or mobile device and a smartboard or display screen.

 

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Flipped-Mastery Classroom

Peer into Jonathan Bergmann's Classroom as he explains the flipped-mastery model. Presently Jonathan Bergmann & Aaron Sams are writing a book on the flipped ...


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I have seen this video before and it is an excellent demonstration of the Flipped Classroom.

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Backchannels - What are they? Richard Byrne

Backchannels - What are they?              Richard Byrne | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

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Edmodo is a great way to connect with students and parents.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne


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Rich has such great ideas...can't wait to check them all out.

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8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
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Great ideas for the end of the year.

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8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
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Colleen Elia's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:22 AM

Great ideas for the end of the year.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free Tools for Curating Educational Videos from Across the Web | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne


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Colleen Elia's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:25 AM

Rich has such great ideas...can't wait to check them all out.

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Backchannels - What are they? Richard Byrne

Backchannels - What are they?              Richard Byrne | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

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Colleen Elia's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:30 AM

Edmodo is a great way to connect with students and parents.

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A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

"This is a post several of you have been looking for, I know this from the emails I have been receiving from you. Now you have a great video tutorial on how to use Google Drive app to create documentation, spreadsheets, tutorials, and PDF annotation all from the palm of your hand using your own iPad."


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:33 PM

Life stories with iPad and g-DRIVE

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Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo

Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

Improve Behavior

Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.

Share Data

Print or email beautiful behavior reports to easily engage parents and staff.

Save Time

Save time by recording behaviors and accomplishments right in class, with just one click: NO extra data entry required.


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This may be our answer to student behavior in our classrooms. Dojo allows each teacher to document behavior as it happens. Each teacher can customize their environment to suite their needs. Teachers and parents will be able to see clear patters of student behavior and create an effective plan to help student to make better behavior choices. I like that you can reward students for their good choices too. Dojo looks very promising.

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

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Dialogic teaching...want to know more about this.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:23 AM

I believe that it is important that learners be able to share their insights while presented with new information.

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10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids

10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

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Students need to learn online safety, and computer manners.

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3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beautiful e-Book ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beautiful e-Book ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
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Colleen Elia's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:52 AM

great idea for 2014

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25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
RT @ictedservices: 25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/p8k0B7zcJx #cisedtech

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So many topics to learn and grow...

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3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beautiful e-Book ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beautiful e-Book ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
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great idea for 2014

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A Post-Google Reader World

A Post-Google Reader World | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
...the plan is to add more services you can choose from in the next weeks and months...* Sue Waters and Richard Byrne recently posted about alternatives to the much-loved Google Reader for RSS feed...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:27 AM

Suggestions for RSS Feed; some are mentioned in this curation while you can still find other alternatives, also included in Digital Delights-Digital Tribes (under RSS)

Cynthia Tait's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:32 AM

i am already mournig it and am grateful for some pos solutions - didn't even realise quite how much I relied upon it until it was gone  <that should be in a song> :)

 

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10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids

10 Excellent Digital Citizenship Tips for Your Students and Kids | Computer Skills | Scoop.it

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Colleen Elia's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:27 AM

Students need to learn online safety, and computer manners.

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Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video

Wordia - help students to learn subject vocabulary through free learning games and video | Computer Skills | Scoop.it
A free resource that uses interactive video and games-based learning to teach students vocabulary. Educators can set school tournaments, and students can play fun learning games challenging classmates and other schools.

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Wordia is a great and learning tool especially at the end of the school year.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:44 PM

english language learners...

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:18 PM

Aids cocab development

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:58 PM

looks like fun... maybe I can create some of my own topics in this?