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Social media pioneer says technology will transform education

Social media pioneer says technology will transform education | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
How can technology and social media platforms transform how children interact and learn? You might be surprised by what LinkedIn's founder has to say.
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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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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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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

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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...

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The Top S'Cool Tools for Q2, 2014 (EdSurge News)

The Top S'Cool Tools for Q2, 2014 (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for effective and popular school tools to test out this summer, look no further.Every week, EdSurge delivers its educator-specific INSTRUCT newsletter (sign-up here) with a section on “S’Cool Tools,” calling attention to 3-5 edtech tools we’ve found, tested, and given our surging s
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Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish: If you want innovation, get a young idealistic teacher..and other damaging myths..

Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish: If you want innovation, get a young idealistic teacher..and other damaging myths.. | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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An Edtech Bill of Rights (EdSurge News)

An Edtech Bill of Rights (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
What happens when mixed groups of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors spend an hour talking with each other? Invited by Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, EdSurge facilitated such a conversation on May 13 at the Milken Penn GSE competition and conference in Philadelphia.


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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
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App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

App Smashing: Combining Google Drive, iTunes U, And Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple. Workflow is king and the easier it is …
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Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google | Enterprise | WIRED | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
For open source developer Johannes Ernst, what the world really needs is a simple device that anyone can use to take their data back from the wilds of the internet.
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What Is Net Neutrality and Why Should Educators Care That It’s In Danger?

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Should Educators Care That It’s In Danger? | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

The chances are good that you’re reading this article by way of an Internet connection. A link was clicked, and your browser connected to a series of networks to bring you the bits and bites of information to render on your screen. That, in simple terms, is how the Internet works. Aside from what kind of connection you use to access the Internet, you’ve likely never needed to think more about how you get information.

 

A possible overhaul of something called net neutrality could change all of that. A federal appeals court decision in January struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s rules regarding net neutrality, saying the FCC overstepped its authority by regulating a free and open net.

 

Net neutrality gives us equal access – Glenn Moses

This may seem far afield from the world of education, but according to Online Principal Glenn Moses, that’s part of the problem.

 

“People aren’t going to become aware of it until it’s already happened,” says Moses, principal of Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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Google: Previewing a new Classroom

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Educators Dominate Twitter | Change Agency

Educators Dominate Twitter | Change Agency | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Well this news is not news to many of the Twitter-using educators that I know. Some of us have been on the platform a looooong time… (My start date was 6-24-2007)

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Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity

Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3. Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different a
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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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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


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

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Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling? - DreamBox Learning

Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling? - DreamBox Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Our experience with this class was very personalized. And it was very personal. In education literature, the terms Personalized Learning and Personalization are being increasingly used and discussed, and disagreements about Personalized Learning and its value to students have resulted in several blog posts and debates in the past month. Audrey Watters links to eight of them and adds her perspective here, and Mike Caulfield furthered the conversation here. I agree with others that we need to define these terms better, and my experience with the hospital birth class is a useful and illustrative reference point....Read more ›
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‘Managing students’ technology’ equals ‘forcing them to sit and listen’ | Dangerously Irrelevant

‘Managing students’ technology’ equals ‘forcing them to sit and listen’ | Dangerously Irrelevant | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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OPINION: Moving PD Forward Beyond Videos (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Moving PD Forward Beyond Videos (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The fact that there are plenty of companies touting video-based PD as more efficient, individualized, cheaper, and faster should not surprise anyone who has been in the education game long enough to have suffered through Harry Wong.But to suggest that video versus in-person PD is the real play here
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How Much It Will Cost to Connect (Almost) All Schools (EdSurge News)

How Much It Will Cost to Connect (Almost) All Schools (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
How much will it cost to
"Keep calm and connect all schools"? Try $3.2 billion. That's how much CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the EducationSuperHighway say it will cost to equip and update public K-12 schools' existing infrastructure in order to meet President Obama's goal of con
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Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning

Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
In March, Tom Loveless, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, took an outdated swipe at the logic behind moving toward a student-centered learning system. He in essence suggested that because the curriculum wars have been decided more or less empirically, that people bent on disrupting the classroom and the factory-model [...]
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Screencasting in Chrome

Screencasting in Chrome | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I can recall having a discussion with my superintendent years ago.  YouTube was blocked to student and teacher desktops within the district and yet access was very desirable by some.  Teachers knew...
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Is There Really a Difference Between an A Student and C Student? | Brilliant or Insane

Is There Really a Difference Between an A Student and C Student? | Brilliant or Insane | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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How Online Classrooms Are Adapting To The Mobile Generation - Edudemic

How Online Classrooms Are Adapting To The Mobile Generation - Edudemic | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Education is a crucial component to success in the modern world. With the ever-progressing forms of communication and technology, we have seen an explosion of online tools and options that have become available to the mobile and tech savvy generation of today. Enhanced Models and Simulations Image via Flickr by possbeth In the past, teachers used tools …
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Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Your 1:1 Program: Can You Answer These 10 Questions?

Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Your 1:1 Program: Can You Answer These 10 Questions? | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News)

Twitter Exec Reports that Educators Dominate the Twitter sphere (EdSurge News) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
ALL A-TWITTER: Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown acro
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