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Tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

Tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

In the past couple of years, digital education has experienced such profound growth and investment that it’s not hard to imagine that its momentum will only continue to build and re-shape schools and classrooms. But as important as building the technology to enable competency-based classrooms is building teacher support and education for new models. The technology is increasingly there, but the challenge is breaking through bureaucracy and overcoming entrenched ways of thinking about how education is structured and experienced.


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Top Ten Android Apps for use with Raspberry Pi

Top Ten Android Apps for use with Raspberry Pi | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I regularly use my Nexus 7 or my Android smartphone (was Galaxy S2, now Nexus 5) to help me with my Raspberry Pi activities. Here is a 'top ten' roundup of my favourite Android apps that I use with...

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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days

How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.

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A productive way to spend the summer!

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Learn how to write an ebook in 30 days

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Useful tips on writing an e book! 

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Leah Buechley: Crafting the Lilypad Arduino

Leah Buechley:  Crafting the Lilypad Arduino | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

I’ll never forget the first time I heard about Lilypad Arduino. I was astounded and said, “You can make LEDs light up and you stitch it with conductive thread? How does that work?


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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning ~ Edutopia

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning ~ Edutopia | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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"Looking to dive headfirst into hands-on assignments with your students in September? Get inspired with Edutopia's "Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning" video series, or check out its core strategy PBL page."


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Wearables at Camp Galileo with Arduino Woman

Wearables at Camp Galileo with Arduino Woman | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Hello World!  My name is Tenaya Hurst and I teach at Camp Galileo – The Tech Summer Camps at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.  My class is titled Wearable Technology (and I get to teach Circuits & Electronics and Maker Studio).

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How fun- thanks to Tenaya for sharing!

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Apeiros Arduino Based Open Source Robot (video)

Apeiros Arduino Based Open Source Robot (video) | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
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Students, makers and developers that are in the market for an open source robot might be interested in a new Arduino-based robot called Apeiros.

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Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14 - Edutopia

Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14 - Edutopia | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.

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21st Century Book Talks & Trailers (using iMovie)

21st Century Book Talks & Trailers (using iMovie) | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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Arduino-Controlled LED Chandelier Made With Mini Jars

Arduino-Controlled LED Chandelier Made With Mini Jars | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Could your humble abode use a little microcontrolled LED pizzaz? Why not class up the joint with a stunning arduino-controlled chandelier made from jars using this brilliant tutorial?

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The messy, hands-on Maker classroom is perfect for a PBL unit when the teacher is willing to collaborate, tinker, fix, break, and rebuild alongside students.

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Arduino, or a Raspberry Pi, What's better?

Arduino, or a Raspberry Pi, What's better? | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Well that question is like asking what's better, a hammer, or a saw? It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to read analog and digital inputs, make a decision, and control a device, the Arduino is the clear winner.

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A 3D Printer That Turns Coke Bottles Into Whatever You Can Imagine - StumbleUpon


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Turning recycled PET bottles into 3D objects will be possible with this $1200 printer. 

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Arduino, or a Raspberry Pi, What's better?

Arduino, or a Raspberry Pi, What's better? | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Well that question is like asking what's better, a hammer, or a saw? It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to read analog and digital inputs, make a decision, and control a device, the Arduino is the clear winner.

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning.
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Always a challenge with students who have learned how to do traditional school!

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

"A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.

 

Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. They want to know what happens cognitively – how this learning process helps form habits of mind, builds character and how it affects the individual."


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This information will be most helpful as we introduce our MakerSpace this year!

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:05 PM

This sounds really interesting to me :-)

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The World Cheapest Linux Computer? Pogoplug Mobile Now Sells for $7

The World Cheapest Linux Computer? Pogoplug Mobile Now Sells for $7 | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Somebody asked “Anyone knows a computer cheaper than a Raspberry Pi with a network interface?” on Google+ mini PCs community. Some OpenWRT routers such as TPLink WR703N selling for about...


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Cheaper than the Raspberry Pi?  Learners have many choices for trying new things!

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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers

A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 16, 2:49 AM

More resources for teachers to use. So glad people share, love sharing! 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 16, 7:52 AM

Something for our teachers.

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SWEET!

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10 Ins'Pi'ring Raspberry Pi Projects

10 Ins'Pi'ring Raspberry Pi Projects | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
No matter the level of your nerdism, there’s a Pi-based project for everyone out there. We've trawled through the mountain of makers to find you 10 of the best.

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Student promotes DIY with super-awesome videos - ISTE

Student promotes DIY with super-awesome videos - ISTE | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

"From a cardboard periscope to robots programmed to paint, seventh grader Sylvia Todd likes to make things. And she wants to inspire other kids — particularly girls who sometimes shy away from STEM careers — to get passionate about science, technology, engineering and math.

 

"Some girls in my class think [STEM] is only for boys or only for adults," Sylvia said. "They say, 'I can't do that. I have to do something else or other types of occupations.' But you can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be. I really like inspiring other people to do what they want to do and what they want to have fun with.

 

Her vehicle for spreading that inspiration is her website, Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show . http://sylviashow.com/ This is where you can find videos of Sylvia demonstrating how to make everything from crafty decoupage pieces to advanced science projects from pre-made kits."

 

 


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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
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There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+.

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Notice that the teacher clearly told the students what was expected. We are focused on what the curricula wants and forgetting that curricula is a series of complex conversations which need to happen between students and teachers.

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Crunchzilla

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Crunchzilla offers interactive tutorials that get people excited about programming. Play with code, build, and learn.

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TiddlyBot fun and simple Raspberry Pi Robot

TiddlyBot fun and simple Raspberry Pi Robot | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
TiddlyBot is a simple little funbot with some amazing features. It draws, follow lines, and helps with the learning of technology.

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Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 13, 10:48 AM

TiddlyBot is a simple little funbot with some amazing features. It draws, follow lines, and helps with the learning of technology.

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Wireless could come to more Arduino boards with Atmel buy

Wireless could come to more Arduino boards with Atmel buy | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Wireless could come to more Arduino boards with Atmel buy
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In a move that could bring faster wireless capabilities to gadgets and Arduino boards, chip maker Atmel is buying wireless chip maker Newport Media for US$140 million.

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The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom

The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Peer assessment can be as effective as any done by an adult or teacher, and allows for deeper differentiation in the learning process for our students.

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Um relato interessante de como se pode ir tentando soluções tendo em vista a promoção de processos de avaliação participados, no caso em Educação em Ciências mas transferível para outras áreas. Só é necesssário não ter medo de fazer diferente... 

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MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice - Murfreesboro Post

MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice - Murfreesboro Post | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice
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It's called a field school, and it gave these masters' and doctoral degree candidates an opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice.
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