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The What and the Why of Gamification | Bottom-Line Performance

The What and the Why of Gamification | Bottom-Line Performance | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Gamification of learning can mean a few different things: Creating learning games INSTEAD of courses and allowing people to play as they learn; Creating highly realistic simulations that mirror real-world environments.
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PBL Teaching and Learning Template

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6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills

6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Thereʼs plenty of talk about what to include on a 21st-century skills list, but why students need such skills is a different ...

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Bring Your Own Laptop Program Personalizes Learning (BYOL) | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist

Bring Your Own Laptop Program Personalizes Learning (BYOL) | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Cary Harrod shared how the BYOL program motivated teachers and students to create their professional learning communities (PLC) and encourage student-centered learning.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Data Visualizations to Your Google Site

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Data Visualizations to Your Google Site | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Edutopia

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: BYOT/BYOD - Dealing with the Fallout @paulrwood @timholt2007 @vbridges

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: BYOT/BYOD - Dealing with the Fallout @paulrwood @timholt2007 @vbridges | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Dealing with the fall out or rising from the ashes like a phoenix, schools are coming to terms, one way or another, with bring your own technology (BYOT) or bring your own devices (BYOD).

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Goal Book: Personalizing Education

Goal Book is a platform, currently in beta, that helps educators come together to create and track student goals. The interface is very Facebookesq in feel. Teachers can create and track student goals from within Goal Book, sharing those goals with any other team member that works with the student.

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A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten | MindShift

A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten | MindShift | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Could it be that the best way to learn happens in kindergarten? It’s an intriguing proposition, one that’s being explored at M.I.T. by folks like Mitch Resnick, the creator of the famous computer programming site for beginners called Scratch.

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71 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest September 25, 2011 | Tech the Plunge

71 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest September 25, 2011 | Tech the Plunge | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—71 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed.
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An Educator’s Virtual Classroom: Edmodo Style | STUDYBLUE

An Educator’s Virtual Classroom: Edmodo Style | STUDYBLUE | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Since I stumbled upon the virtual classroom website Edmodo, I have approached education in a slightly different manner.
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Free Resources for Learning to Use Google Apps in Digital Classrooms

These are excellent free resources for helping educators to utilize Google Apps in classrooms, especially to build ePortfolios for education.
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Internet Essentials

Internet Essentials | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
New from Comcast! Internet Essentials: $9.95 Internet service for qualifying families with kids who receive free lunches.
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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects| The Committed Sardine

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects| The Committed Sardine | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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The Innovative Educator: Building your personal learning network infographic

The Innovative Educator: Building your personal learning network infographic | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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The Innovative Educator: Using Google as an Educational Tool Right From Your Phone!

The Innovative Educator: Using Google as an Educational Tool Right From Your Phone! | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

For educators working in school districts that have banned these powerful tools, not to worry. Even though students are banned from using cells as educational tools during the school day, students are free to engage in 21st Century learning outside of school. I encourage innovative educators to "Think Outside the Ban!" and assign your students homework that allows them to use these cells outside of school. Your students will thank you for allowing them to learn in an environment in which they thrive.

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School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills : NPR

At one New York City public school, students not only play in gamelike environments, they also make video games. A Quest to Learn director says the games are integral to 21st century literacy.
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Personalize Learning with 20% Time | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist

Personalize Learning with 20% Time | Barbara Bray - Creative Learning Strategist | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers can personalize learning by using 20% of the time for students to work on something they are passionate about. Students engage in the learning process and are motivated to learn.
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St. Leo U Opens Digital Classroom for Teacher Prep -- THE Journal

St. Leo U Opens Digital Classroom for Teacher Prep -- THE Journal | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A school of education in Florida recently opened its first digital classroom to help prepare students for what they'll find in the 21st century classes where they'll be teaching one day.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Digitizing Student Portfolios with an iPod Touch [video]

This is an interview with Maine educator Kern Kelly about how students in his school district use iPod Touches, email, and Picassa Web albums to digitize content for their digital portfolios on Google Sites. Kern also discusses the benefits of students presenting at professional development conferences for teachers.

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Anytime Anywhere Learning: Five Web 2.0 Tools Principals Can’t Live Without

If principals want teachers to integrate technology into instruction, they need to model using technology with instructional leadership.

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4 Ways to Use Edmodo for Mobile Learning

4 Ways to Use Edmodo for Mobile Learning | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Did you know that Edmodo is accessible from any mobile device with Internet capabilities?
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TechCrunch | Imagine K12′s 2011 Startup Class Aims To Invigorate Education With Technology

TechCrunch | Imagine K12′s 2011 Startup Class Aims To Invigorate Education With Technology | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
One of my favorite bits from Disrupt SF was the set of rapid-fire presentations from Imagine K12, an incubator for education-related startups.
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Find Ideas for Integrating Technology | Thinkfinity

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Free Technology for Teachers: Aww App - A Collaborative Whiteboard that You Can Add to Your Site

Free Technology for Teachers: Aww App - A Collaborative Whiteboard that You Can Add to Your Site | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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