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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year - Edudemic | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them!

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John Purificati's comment, September 1, 2013 8:42 AM
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Edith Paillat's curator insight, September 2, 2013 2:29 AM

Tools are coming and going so often, it is always good to spend some time to check the new tools out there...

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Imagistory | Wordless Picture Book App

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A wordless picturebook app for iPad that inspires your child to become the storyteller.


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This looks cool!! Now imagine hooking this to a projector in your class and using it as a story starter. Would be interesting to see how many different stories emerge.

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natasha dcosta's curator insight, October 3, 11:24 PM

Technology for teachers 

natasha dcosta's curator insight, October 3, 11:41 PM

story telling for kids 

Maria Margariti's curator insight, October 5, 4:43 AM

Fun!

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Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts

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Thought Plan: A minimalistic tool for planning projects, organizing your thoughts and storing simple documents. Powered by markdown.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 8:45 AM

This looks like a powerful tool for planning essays and assignments.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 10, 3:26 PM

I checked this out. It's pretty interesting. 

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, October 11, 6:27 AM

Plusieurs voies pour s'organiser amène de la créativité

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Don't Miss These Google Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education

The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop - User Generated Education | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School.Staff were given access to the slide deck in order in...

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 11:58 PM

I like the infographic that is used in this piece as it shows clearly how a growth mindset can help both teachers and students to shift how they think and become more open to different possibilities. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 14, 3:03 PM

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, September 14, 8:29 PM

making up my mind

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

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"It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the “things” a student knows.

Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, but rather meaningful response to that information. Thought.

And thought has a source–a complex set of processes, background knowledge, and schema that we can, as educators think of as cognitive habits. And if they’re habits, well, that means they’re probably something we can practice at, doesn’t it?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 10:09 PM

We want our students to demonstrate that they know how to think, to understand that they have the ability to ask questions and find answers, answers that may not be available through Google (esp. if we are asking them to research). In short, we want them to use metacognitive skills.

But how do we teach them these skils? The image above, from teachthought, provides 15 questions that may help students create the habits that students need to learn. Below are three of the questions. Click through to the post for the entire list, as well as some great discussion.

* Is this idea important to me? To others? Why or why not?

* Is there a “part” of this new idea I can take and “pivot”? Create something new and fresh?

* What real-world models–examples–relate to this that can help me understand this further?

Consider posting these questions in your classroom and using them when appropriate with students.

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, September 18, 5:50 PM

Thinking and questioning, the more the better. Engaging with new information and building curiosity.

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 11:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 3:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 9:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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6 Great Things You Can Do with Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 30, 6:49 PM

Something about telling our stories can often keep us in loops of despair and darkness but in sharing them these clouds can often lift and lead to empowerment and engagement with the world around us again!

 

This is a great infographic suggesting how physiological aspects are affected by storytelling...believe it or not - do the research and make your own mind up!

 

Commercial aspects aside and the idea of branding, how could this concept work in  educational environments? Need to give this more thought...ideas anyone - very welcome!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 1, 3:55 PM

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 3, 2:02 AM

One more proof to show how important storytelling may be!

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A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
RT @miss_martins: A New Excellent Interactive SAMR Visual for Teachers http://t.co/uKwlSExehK via @medkh9 #edtech #ceoelearn

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, October 24, 10:05 AM

Vale a pena conferir as sugestões do professor John Evans.

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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


Learn more:

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers

typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Free, minimalistic, distraction-free, highly customizable cloud text editor for writers. TypWrittr featuring unique concept of inspirational presets. Write your book from any device with pleasure, for free, forever.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 3:56 AM

This looks like a good way to make sure your students don't get distracted by facebook while they are supposed to be doing writing tasks.

kathyvsr's curator insight, October 7, 7:58 AM

Imagine students writing without playing with the fonts and colors...

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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

 


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natasha dcosta's curator insight, October 3, 11:40 PM

teachers of the future 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 6, 11:44 AM

More DIY publishing and this time it's gone MOOC.

Akhtar Hameed Khan's curator insight, October 20, 1:05 AM

Teaching young boys and girls to understand the principles of accounting in easy steps is my goal.

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Project-Based Engineering for Kids

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This is a collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of t...
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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2:36 AM

Le mélange est intéressant, même si par exemple personne ne parle d'Edmodo chez nous. 

Libchelle's curator insight, September 25, 4:18 PM

This looks quite helpfuL. 

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 26, 9:07 AM

Una lista  miy completa de aplicaciones.

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Three Ways Blended Learning Makes Teachers More Efficient

Three Ways Blended Learning Makes Teachers More Efficient | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
September 4, 2014. Don't miss these three ways blended learning can help make teachers more efficient.
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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools)

10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (& Resources and Tools) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 9, 9:16 PM

What are the engaging techniques? Below are five. More are in the post and many have links to specific tools (many of which are free) that will help you.

* Interactive Collaboration

* Active Learning

* Student Created Presentations

* Embedding Questions in Videos

* Digital Maker Spaces

Learn much more by clicking though to the post.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 23, 9:32 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We…
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SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy

SchoolCircle | Parent-teacher communication made easy | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how SchoolCircle makes parent-teacher communication easy and fun. Our service will make your school year stress-free.
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A free tool for teachers to communicate with parents on a variety of topics.

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