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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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cherimacleod's curator insight, June 14, 2015 1:09 AM

Tools tools tools

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 2015 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 2015 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

As with most education jargon, the phrase isn’t fixed, but it usually connects to the idea that not all students need the same thing at the same time. It implies choice, multiple pathways to learning, many ways to demonstrate competency and resists the notion that all students learn the same way.


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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 28, 2015 4:59 PM

#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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Sir Ken Robinson has a lot to say about U.S. school reform (it isn’t good)

Sir Ken Robinson has a lot to say about U.S. school reform (it isn’t good) | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
A Q & A with Robinson on school reform.
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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.
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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.
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Digital Age Skills for Educators | Educator Innovator ~ by An-Me Chung

Digital Age Skills for Educators | Educator Innovator ~ by An-Me Chung | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Mozilla has recently kicked off two exciting new planning projects to help in- and out-of-school educators identify and teach digital-age skills, and to prototype badges with clear learning and achievement outcomes related to those skills. Mozilla is working with an advisory group drawn from the Mozilla community, industry, higher education, policymakers, and others to ensure the content and evidence is grounded in real-world application. Finally, Mozilla is making sure to document lessons learned for broader reach and information back to interested stakeholders.

The Leveraging Linked Learning and Career-ready Badges project, funded by the Irvine Foundation, will create and prototype digital badges with Linked Learning educators in California. The Afterschool, Digital Age Skills Badges and Competency-based Learning project, funded by the Mott Foundation, will also create a set of digital badges for prototyping and piloting, as well as to influence policymakers on the important role of afterschool programs in supporting and supplementing learning.

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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

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015
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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, 2015 1:05 PM

añada su visión ...

Juan Antonio Castán's curator insight, March 20, 2015 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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Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 2015 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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Manuel Morilla Jaren's curator insight, March 30, 2015 4:41 AM

añada su visión ...

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The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills

The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it


The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.



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Lena Leirdal's curator insight, June 16, 2015 9:07 AM

Very inspirational and relevant!

Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, June 24, 2015 12:26 AM

6 wichtige Fähigkeiten, die es braucht, um gemeinsam zu lernen und gemeinsam zu wirklen.

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, June 24, 2015 5:08 AM

A veces lo que creemos lejano no lo es tanto.  Con un poco de orden, estructura y algo de información podemos conformar un paisaje de cultura digital y ciudadana para ser usuarios del siglo XXI.  

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The Conversation Prism: Visual map of the social media landscape

The Conversation Prism: Visual map of the social media landscape | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

What is The Conversation Prism?

Developed in 2008 by Brian Solis, The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape. It’s an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organizes them by how they’re used in everyday life.


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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 10, 2015 7:45 AM

#socialnetwork #blogging 

Frances's curator insight, June 10, 2015 9:41 AM

Given the role of conversation in the wider world, do we pay enough attention to oral communication skills in school?

ERBRAINS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS's curator insight, June 11, 2015 3:40 AM

Nice Work

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 25, 2015 4:11 PM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 28, 2015 4:33 AM

La technologie change notre enseignement. Voici quelques chiffres.

Carla Kessler's curator insight, May 22, 2015 10:36 AM

Many articles have been written on technology in education. This one summarizes it neatly in an accessible visual format. 

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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Defies Measurement ~ Vimeo ~ Shine On Productions

DEFIES MEASUREMENT strengthens the discussion about public education by exploring why it is so important to address the social and emotional needs of every student, and what happens when the wrong people make decisions for schools.
For information on how to screen this film for others and for resources to learn more and take action, visit
defiesmeasurement.com

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | K-12 Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 2015 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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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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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 2015 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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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
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