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From Twitter to Edmodo: Schools Collaborate With Social Media -- THE Journal

From Twitter to Edmodo: Schools Collaborate With Social Media -- THE Journal | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are using a variety of social media tools to help students connect and work together.
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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:41 AM
Excellent resources for young researchers within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I suggest they add Zotero to the list.
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100 Great Teaching Images

100 Great Teaching Images | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, December 30, 2016 7:57 AM
Why I love Geography!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 9, 2:10 AM
100 Great Teaching Images
Marianne's curator insight, January 15, 11:00 PM

Something here for everyone and every situation...Brilliant!

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What programming language should you learn first?

What programming language should you learn first? | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Most people’s journey toward learning to program starts with a single late-night Google search.

Usually it’s something like “Learn ______”

But how do they decide which language to search for?"


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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, November 6, 2016 8:33 AM
Great infographic!
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27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Makerspaces.com

What makerspace materials and supplies should you buy or stock for your hands-on learning lab?  There are a lot of options out there to choose from and it can be confusing when you’re first starting out as a maker educator.  Instead of just spending money randomly on items you think you will need, it’s always a great idea to work backwards first.  You need to make a list of your goals for your makerspace and then define some of the projects you want to do in your makerspace.  Once you have defined the projects, you will have a better idea of the materials you need to buy.  Since money is always tight and you can’t buy everything, try partnering with another maker educator and share/trade some of your items.  Lets say you’re both working on a series of robotics lessons.  Each of you can buy one type of robotics kit and then when you have completed a few lessons you can trade with each other.  This is also a great way to try out new types of kits, equipment or materials before buying them. Now keep in mind makerspaces don’t always need structured lessons and are great for open ended exploration.  Give your students some materials, maybe a little instruction and then let them loose to see what they do.

Here are some of the top makerspace materials and supplies a classroom or library should consider adding to their space.  They are not ranked in any particular order and they all have a STEM component to them.  Please let us know in the comments section if we are missing any good materials so we can send out an updated post later on.

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Growth mindset for teachers - Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist

Growth mindset for teachers - Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"When it comes to using technology, a significant number of teachers can have a bit of a mental block – this can be for a large number of reasons; from concern over it not working or that it won’t have the right impact or that they simply feel incompetent and can’t use it. This parallels itself quite nicely with the popular research related topic of growth mindsets. Certainly, I’m all about making sure we use technology for purposeful reasons, but not because of reasons mentioned above. Our kids and those we work with, have a right to access learning in all manner of different ways, including with technology.


I recently created a sketchnote style graphic using Paper by 53 to support growth mindset for students which has resonated a fair amount with folk. So to help with this topic, I’ve followed up with a similar graphic, mostly created in Paper but followed up with some fine-tuning in Photoshop (Paper now has a ‘send to Photoshop’ option which is pretty cool!)."


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Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan 

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven'

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 23, 2016 11:37 AM
Engage students until mastery is achieved and the learning sticks. There is a solid foundation to build upon.
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Tools for creating polls and surveys

Tools for creating polls and surveys | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Any internet search will show that there are a huge number of online tools available for the creation on polls and surveys. The ones included here are some of the best I have used and show some of the variety of polling tools available.

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Trevor Corso's curator insight, October 25, 2016 9:35 AM
Some very nice tools in this article for creating polls and surveys.  I've used a few of these and some I am going to check out.
Juan Carlos Avendaño Cuéllar's curator insight, October 26, 2016 4:22 AM
Herramientas para evaluar conocimientos online. Útil para recoger información para sondeos, altas de fichas de inscripción y evaluaciones continuas con los alumnos.
Lydia Brown's curator insight, November 3, 2016 1:21 PM
Eliminate the confusion of choosing the best tools for your business
 
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The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management

The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
To effectively manage a classroom, teachers must prioritize building relationships, leveraging time, and designing behavioral standards.

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15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy (Infographic)

15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy (Infographic) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Below, we have outlined, the “15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy” in order to dish out for you the various ways in which one can implement visual hierarchy in one’s data and reduce the noise.

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Dave Wood's curator insight, September 12, 2016 7:19 PM
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What is Innovation in Education?

What is Innovation in Education? Stephen Downes Ghent, Belgium March 30, 2015

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What is Innovation in Education? Stephen Downes Ghent, Belgium March 30, 2015

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/a-holistic-view-of-what-will-influence-education-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/luxembourg-education-interviews-1-the-luxembourg-edu-system/

 

 

Ebba Ossiannilsson's curator insight, September 8, 2016 1:19 AM
Very interesting by Stephen Downes
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 8, 2016 9:49 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Best EdTech and Authoring Tools lists

Best EdTech and Authoring Tools lists | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Authoring Tools lists by categories: electronic resources for teachers and elearning designers.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 31, 2016 9:13 AM

Wow-what a fantastic list of tools-lots of my fav's are listed!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 2, 2016 2:48 AM
Joli ensemble d'applications ou sites internet à utiliser pour préparer les cours, ou à utiliser en classe.
Karen Draper's curator insight, September 6, 2016 1:31 PM
Good List
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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 3, 2016 1:03 PM
Looks like a great way to encouraging students to be organized and think logically by building their own step-by-step instructions. 
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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Becky Christensen's comment, July 15, 2016 8:52 AM
This article gives me hope that someday the Internet will be a real resource for specific information without the mountains of unnecessary information that doesn't really apply to my searches.
EuroSys Education's curator insight, July 20, 2016 1:35 AM
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Edinson Uriarte's curator insight, November 14, 2016 8:25 AM

Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0.

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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 9:12 AM

Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism.

 

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

 

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, January 13, 11:58 AM
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Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
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What programming language should you learn first?

What programming language should you learn first? | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Most people’s journey toward learning to program starts with a single late-night Google search.

Usually it’s something like “Learn ______”

But how do they decide which language to search for?"


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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, November 6, 2016 8:33 AM
Great infographic!
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Middle School students use green screens, technology to connect to learning

Middle School students use green screens, technology to connect to learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Longfellow Middle School students are using green screen technology to transport themselves and their classmates to new worlds of learning."


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10 apps for foundational math skills | SmartBrief

10 apps for foundational math skills | SmartBrief | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to building math mastery, it's easy to find app focused on math fluency; app stores are overflowing with them. But teachers looking for tools that build conceptual understanding are often left wanting. These tools can be tough to find.
But not anymore. Below are 10 apps I use with my students. These apps let students practice number concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, regrouping, and even multiplication and division in developmentally appropriate ways. Many times these are more effective than physical manipulatives. Digital manipulatives can be broken apart, put back together and moved around in ways that are not possible with bags full of Base 10 Blocks and counters.  The “aha” moments captured with these apps make lasting impressions on a child’s mind, building a strong mathematical basis.  Even better, teachers who have access to only one device can take advantage of these apps by using an Apple TV or reflecting software.

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Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace

Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Unless you live under a rock or are completely off the grid when it comes to technology, you’re probably aware of the maker movement. However, if you need a refresher, I made an infographic. The maker movement is such an exciting time for students and teachers alike! Yet, while a part of you is excited, the other part of you is flooded with the reasons why you just can’t start a makerspace right now.

“I have no money.”
“I’m just not super comfortable with technology.”
“We don’t have devices at my school.”
“I don’t have the space.”
“I don’t have the schedule that allows me to teach the kids how to do the stuff.” 


I find this to be incredibly unfortunate. Not unfortunate in that I wish you had more money and were more comfortable with technology (although I sympathize), but unfortunate in that you think you need both of those to start a makerspace. With the massive amount of information out there about makerspaces, somewhere along the way, the term “maker” became synonymous with words like “3-D printing” and “robots.”

My husband loves woodworking and I like building computers. Am I more of a “maker” than he is? Am I being less of a maker when I use zip-ties and soda caps to fix my son’s toy car rather than 3-D printing a replacement part? Absolutely not!


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Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking

Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.


The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2016 5:38 AM

My latest ebook in the Digital Classrooms Series.

Ttoo2's curator insight, October 5, 2016 11:39 AM
Infographics are such a great differentiated way for kids to show what they know.  
Susan Kelly's comment, October 14, 2016 8:37 AM
Thanks. I'm eager to read this and wonder if you've included the BIg 6 Information Literacy Skills.
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What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee (EdSurge News)

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee (EdSurge News) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

James Paul Gee is living many a teenager’s dream. (Or mine, at least.) The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 14, 2016 9:39 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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8 Must-Try Creative Image Maker Tools for Class Projects

8 Must-Try Creative Image Maker Tools for Class Projects | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Try these 8 cool creative image maker tools on for size and have students incorporate them into dozens of PBL lessons for some extra creative visual punch.

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Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty

Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Students have invented lots of ways to cheat and, with the growing use of technology in education, new cheating options appear on a regular basis.

Although it seems an overwhelming problem to address, there’s no need to despair. Do your due diligence–stop violations and cultivate honesty among students by also finding technology that works for you.

Check out the list of 10 edtech tools below that can help promote academic honesty while fitting nicely into daily routines and improving the quality of your educational efforts.

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Antonio Andrade's curator insight, September 9, 2016 8:26 PM
Interesting Tools
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 21, 2016 1:45 PM
Some great resources listed here. I would argue, though, the best way to combat cheating is create engaging assessments that students want to do and learn from. 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 12, 2016 6:08 PM

1. RefWorks

 

2. Unplag

 

3. Respondus LockDown Browser

 

4. Respondus Monitor

 

5. ProctorU

 

6. Mendeley

 

7. Purdue OWL

 

8. Google Scholar

 

9. Poll Everywhere

 

10. Self Control

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How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | #LEARNing2LEARN in #ModernEDU

How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | #LEARNing2LEARN in #ModernEDU | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
LEARN

It’s no longer enough for teachers to get a credential and then sit back and teach the same content year after year.

 

Richardson says to be part of modern learning, teachers need to actively educate themselves about the context students live in and how they can improve as educators.

“There’s never been a more amazing time to be a learner,” Richardson said. “How are we in education not running towards that in our own personal lives and embracing that?”

It’s not just about connecting on Twitter with other educators or asking for professional development about technology. If teachers are waiting for a planned PD about something they are probably already stuck. “You have to have the disposition of an eight-year old to find your own learning,” Richardson said.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/unlearning-the-old-relearning-learning-to-learn-howto/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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It’s no longer enough for teachers to get a credential and then sit back and teach the same content year after year.

 

Richardson says to be part of modern learning, teachers need to actively educate themselves about the context students live in and how they can improve as educators.

“There’s never been a more amazing time to be a learner,” Richardson said. “How are we in education not running towards that in our own personal lives and embracing that?”

It’s not just about connecting on Twitter with other educators or asking for professional development about technology. If teachers are waiting for a planned PD about something they are probably already stuck. “You have to have the disposition of an eight-year old to find your own learning,” Richardson said.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/unlearning-the-old-relearning-learning-to-learn-howto/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2016 1:59 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 18, 2016 2:21 AM
This article discusses how educators can learn from the new Pokemon Go game. A really interesting read. 
Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, July 18, 2016 9:53 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.