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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...
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Innovation Excellence | A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

Innovation Excellence | A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class consisted of words that led to information that whirled into blended realms of creativity set up just for students, created by students..
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 2, 7:34 PM

There are some nice synopsis for all fifty. They are appetizers waiting for the whole meal to be explored and enjoyed.

 

The constructivist learning summary included a rarely heard name, Vico which leads us to Gadamer and other contemporary thinkers i.e. Jardine.

 

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MD Muniruzzaman's curator insight, December 6, 12:55 PM

wonderful!

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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
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Minecraft 101: The Underwater Dome Project

Minecraft 101: The Underwater Dome Project | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A high school teacher, who uses Minecraft to build community, assigns his students to make him an underwater office in the virtual world.
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Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to join in the effort.
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Ed-Tech and the Templated Self: Thoughts from the "Reclaim Your Domain" Hackathon

Ed-Tech and the Templated Self: Thoughts from the "Reclaim Your Domain" Hackathon | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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20 Timeless Ways to Make Your Classroom Extraordinary #carpediem | Change Agency

20 Timeless Ways to Make Your Classroom Extraordinary #carpediem | Change Agency | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Inspired by my post from earlier today about Robin Williams, I started thinking about how I have and how, if I were still teaching in a brick-and-mortar classroom, I would make my own classroom extraordinary for my students.  The following is a simple list of 20 timeless ways to make your classroom extraordinary for your students this year.  All of these can be done without technology and many can be enhanced with a wide variety of technology tools (and many of these can be done even in the online classes that I teach now) — but at the core of this list is an emphasis on student agency, independence, respect, care, engagement, and support for each individual’s learning process.

 

Your students won’t remember the worksheets you handed out or the math problems you made them work to practice their skills.  They probably won’t even remember some of the curriculum content of your class, but they will remember you and how you made them feel in your classroom.

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20 Great Rubrics for Integrating Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Rubrics for Integrating Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 4, 2:43 PM

This is cool...

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ScratchJr - Home

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Jan Eade's curator insight, August 3, 8:16 PM

"Coding is the new literacy!" ScratchJr (ages 5-7)  is available  free . As with other Scratch products it is a fun way to problem solve, design and program interactive projects, games, stories and creatively express themselves.

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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning? | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting range of responses to this question...

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5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT)

5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I was listening to a fascinating show by Pat Flynn, blogger and podcaster who was interviewing Bryan Kelly from What The Speak on the neuroscience behind great presentations. As I thought about the...
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I consider myself to be an "experienced" educator -- that means I've spent many years in the classroom and I'm "old."  But I've never stopped trying to learn more and to be reflective about what I am doing so that I can improve how I help students learn.  

The five ingredients listed in this blog post are fairly "spot on" in my opinion and my experience.  I would have enjoyed a post like this when I first started my teaching career.  I'm not sure if I would have fully understood all of this initially -- but it would have made it much easier to learn this in the trenches.  

Share this with all of your teaching colleagues -- "experienced" and "new" to the profession... 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 27, 7:53 PM

So many webinars do NOT follow this handy SPLAT acronym.  Q & A, by "raising your hand" is not the same as "talking is learning."  We have a long ways to go to enable full conversation in webinars.  The current stay is still MUCH more lecture based.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 2, 4:01 PM

Getting social with learning, powering up by getting diggity digital with it.   Why not release the power by empowering in the 2014 learning places?   ~  Deb

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The Must-Have #EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have #EdTech Cheat Sheet | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning ... it can get overwhelming. Luc...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lisa Durff
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Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, October 24, 5:39 PM

Très intéressant ! Dommage que le document ne soit pas également disponible en français, car j'ai des doutes sur la terminologie en français...

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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and…
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All Aboard the Connected Classroom! (EdSurge Guides)

All Aboard the Connected Classroom! (EdSurge Guides) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
All aboard!


Learning--for both students and teachers--is increasingly connected. We share learning practices, lessons and insights both to support one another and sometimes just for the sheer joy of it.


Throughout this October's "
Connected Educators" month, we'll share articles, to
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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 26, 8:18 PM

Comprehensive guide to get on the digital train.

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Big History Project

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An incredible free resource -- an entire online curriculum that engages learners in critical thinking around big questions/themes in history and science!

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it's almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that "we don't do technology".  Part of b...
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Excellent list of ideas for things to incorporate into your classroom this year!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 5, 12:22 PM

I am sure there are more than 21 things. One that jumped out for me was greeting each student daily and listening to them.

 

Not everything is digital which the author points out once in #6. A no-tech day is not just nostalgic. It is about being present in ways we cannot be digitally. A key for teachers will be the ways the integrate various media into their teaching.

 

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Matleena Laakso's curator insight, September 6, 1:53 AM

Tässä oli monta hyvää ideaa!

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Scratch Releases "Creative Computing" Teaching Guide (EdSurge News)

Scratch Releases "Creative Computing" Teaching Guide (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
LOOPS AND LISTS AND EVENTS, OH MY!: The ScratchEd team today released its newest guide to using coding instructional tool Scratch in K-12 classrooms, museums, and more. The guide, entitled "Creative Computing" (PDF available here), offers ideas, strategies, and activities for introducing creative co
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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This is How to Use Google Drive with Edmodo to Share Docs and Assignments with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is How to Use Google Drive with Edmodo to Share Docs and Assignments with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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David R. Perry's curator insight, August 4, 10:34 PM

Edmodo is a daily starting point in my classroom. We incorporated Google Apps into Edmodo last school year and the result has been nothing short of magical! Needless to say I am a BIG fan of the combination!

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The TES - Education Jobs, Teaching Resources, Magazine & Forums

The TES - Education Jobs, Teaching Resources, Magazine & Forums | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Latest news, comment, education jobs, teaching resources and discussion from the TES.
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​Rafranz Davis on the Classroom, Technology and Building a Community of Educators (EdSurge News)

​Rafranz Davis on the Classroom, Technology and Building a Community of Educators (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
As an instructional technology specialist with nine years of teaching math behind her, Rafranz Davis has experience with how technology can help in the classroom. She’s got valuable advice for educators and entrepreneurs, so when EdSurge got a chance to ask her a few questions about her experiences
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"If edtech companies are not engaging in conversations with teachers and students, they’re doing it wrong." -- Rafranz Davis

That is precisely why I joined the team at June Labs -- we are building a platform and community of educators & ed tech companies who will "be the change" within the ed tech ecosystem.

I, and the rest of the team at June Labs believe in two fundamental ideas:

1) Educators want and need to be more involved in the development of educational technology in order to create better tools for today’s classrooms.

2) Educational technology companies want and need the involvement of educators to develop valuable, viable, and impactful products.


We connect educators with ed tech companies and vice versa, so they can work together to build valuable products that improve education. We are creating an ed tech ecosystem that will result in better outcomes for learners while also creating a win-win for educators and education companies. 


 

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The Unruly Playground: Free OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News)

The Unruly Playground: Free OER and Paid Digital Materials (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Is the relationship between Open Educational Resources (OER) advocates and traditional educational publishing companies like a playground dominated by bullies? Or more like two groups of kids, ignoring each other as much as possible as they play?If current activity is any indication, it’s a little o
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A free 3D modeling app for iPad

A free 3D modeling app for iPad | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

We believe in the power of 3D thinking and our vision is to make 3D modeling, designing + printing more accessible and affordable for people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. There are many potential uses for Morphi - prototyping, visualization, making functional products and wearables, creating decorative items, rendering quick architectural models, building 3D models to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math), literacy and much, much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:02 AM

This is a great app to get students started creating and designing 3D objects and printing them on a 3D printer.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 7:28 AM

Ja lisää kokeiltavaa.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments

Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

By using ThingLink in this way I can have students and more than just text comments in response to the visual prompt. To extend the activity I can have students look for YouTube videos and or websites that will help to explain answers to the questions generated by looking at the featured image. 


Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=ThingLink

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Thinglink-Course

 

 

 


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I discovered ThingLink while teaching one of my online art classes.  It is a great tool for any blended learning environment, but was extremely useful for my 100% online class.  Students were able to annotate images to provide commentary on symbolism, artist intent, and historical context on the precise areas of the image where the comments were relevant.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, July 27, 12:30 PM

Comunicación y Educación 3.0

Nicola Parkin's curator insight, July 28, 7:36 PM

Thinglink is easy to set up. Use with low-stakes activity first to test for student usability issues

LeRay Allen's curator insight, July 29, 2:12 PM

With today's school budget this site is a necessity for

my learners and its cost effective for my school.