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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.
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"Technology" is not a "silver bullet" and simply allowing students to bring their own devices without an overarching plan/vision will not help to increase equity for all learners. BYOD, Personalized Learning, Flipped Classes and other strategies sound great and have a wide appeal, but we need to constantly remind ourselves (and find creative new strategies) of the realities that poverty and culture place upon many of our families (and students).

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TED-Ed | Periodic Videos

The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table.
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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
by TeachThought Staff
We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point.

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Silvan Pan Morel's curator insight, March 19, 1:05 PM

añada su visión ...

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, March 20, 4:28 AM

Videojuegos para aprender

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 19, 10:23 AM
Excerpt:A revolution in the classroom:Check facts: probably the most common use of all. Both students and teachers can now find facts within seconds. This can be very useful when explaining and debating topics.Take photos: mobile phones can be used as cameras to illustrate work and presentations.Make videos: similar to the last point. For example, videos can be used to record experiments and later include them in projects.Carry out tests: this is probably one of the most interesting and revolutionary uses of the mobile phone in the classroom. Students can now take quizzes and tests on their mobile phone that were created earlier by their teacher. In this way, teachers can gain valuable real-time insight into the knowledge of their students and the effectiveness of their teaching. To implement this technique now, download the ExamTime Mobile App for iOS or Android.Read the news: many teachers often include news articles as part of their teaching methods (for example, in Economics). With an endless amount of news gathering mobile applications, you can bring news and current affairs into the classroom in an instant.Dictionary: there are a multitude of dictionary applications that allow you to check the meaning of a word instantly.Translator: again, this can help with meaning and explanation of a foreign word just like the dictionary application.Click title to read more.....
Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.
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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 9, 11:13 PM

Nice selection of Chrome extensions but do follow the warning...don't add too many extensions to the browser.  It will slow things down!

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Free lessons - Math in the real world

Free lessons - Math in the real world | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
EconEdLink.org contains economics and personal finance lessons for K-12 teachers and students. EconEdLink.org is brought to you by the Council for Economic Education.

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Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Helicopter parents and teachers, stand down. Kids of all ages need time to learn through play in school.
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10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing

10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The mere mention of the word "mathematics" is enough to strike fear into the hearts of adults around the world. For thousands of people, the thought of doing annual tax returns, applying for a mortgage, or even just helping children with their homework can bring them out in an episode of cold sweats and get…

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 5, 6:15 PM

Good list of tools for online Teachers... have a try!!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, March 5, 7:42 PM

Looking for some great elearning resources!  Here you go.

MindEdge's curator insight, March 12, 12:11 PM

A few innovative tools for mounting and communicating your learning content. #edtech #elearning #onlinelearning 

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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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Choong Soo Mei's curator insight, March 25, 7:11 AM

Worth trying out...

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 10:19 AM

This article shares how Finland is changing how they teach children and adults. This is similar to the comments I recently shared from Stanford's president. Thoughts?

jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

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Great teacher = great results? Wrong | Jack Marwood

Great teacher = great results? Wrong | Jack Marwood | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
David Cameron, like most politicians, has fallen for a fallacy that ignores the fact that children have to want to learn
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▶ Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word - YouTube

▶ Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word - YouTube | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The Latest Spoken Word Video from Suli Breaks. PURCHASE ON ITUNES: http://goo.gl/ZhqVl JOIN MAILING LIST FOR EXCLUSIVE UPDATES: http://bit.ly/1pz1o7W SUBSCRI...
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Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Modern classrooms are teeming with students of varying interests, backgrounds, abilities and learning needs. As educators, it’s important to understand the nuanced differences between the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized learning in order to best meet their needs.
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Text 2 Mind Map: Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map: Simple mind mapping online | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

A great tool to generate easy mind maps online in minutes...


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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, March 5, 8:05 AM

#aprendizaje_tecnicas

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 3:50 PM

Just 2 seconds: type your text and see your MIND MAP


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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 4:46 PM

Get your ideas and data across in a very effective way.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:49 PM

Here are links for to help with creating info-graphs.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, March 23, 6:21 AM

Omdat ik heb zitten stoeien met Easel.ly en dat niet echte een fijne tool vind (heel beperkt en grafisch niet zo...), hoop ik dat hier een tool bij zit die me meer aanspreekt! Uitproberen dus...

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A New Approach to Education Technology Takes Emotions Into Account

A New Approach to Education Technology Takes Emotions Into Account | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Neuropsychologist David Rose spent years helping kids with learning disabilities participate in school by creating digital textbooks with pop-up graphics, text to speech, flexible fonts, and other customizable features to fit individual needs.
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Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.
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Active Learning - create an active classroom

Active Learning - create an active classroom | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
How to create an active classroom experience with technology.   GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders The traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher,...

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 1, 9:50 AM

I really like the advice given in this article.  Not reinventing something, using the objectives and easing into technology eases the stress of trying new technologies in class.  Good suggestions are also given.

Choong Soo Mei's curator insight, March 8, 12:26 AM

Worth trying

Steven Hill's curator insight, March 10, 11:16 AM

Will read and comment.

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~