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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

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Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...


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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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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

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A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

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junewall's curator insight, January 21, 4:48 PM

A good example of a questioning matrix that we should use to teach with.

margot roi's curator insight, January 22, 8:12 AM

Going beyond " THE PROJECT". 

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The child-driven education | LEARNing To LEARN | LEARNing By Doing

The child-driven education | LEARNing To LEARN | LEARNing By Doing | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 20, 12:47 PM
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.


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


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The Great Robot Showdown- Ollie vs. Sphero vs. Dash - @GravesColleen

The Great Robot Showdown- Ollie vs. Sphero vs. Dash - @GravesColleen | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Librarians always want to know how to get the best “bang for their buck” because it’s always important to stretch a budget as far as possible. With all the robots rolling around these days, you might wonder which Bot is the best for you and your patrons.  Here’s a comparison chart to help you decide (Since this table might be difficult to read, so you can also read this chart in Googledoc format, but make sure you scroll to the end of this post to see my favorite robots!)

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Worlds of Learning | Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

Worlds of Learning | Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015 | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
As this year draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect upon some of our favorite makerspace things.  Upon doing so, Travis Lape and I, have compiled a list of our ‘Top Ten Favorite Makerspace Items of 2015’.  In this post, we have provided links to all of the products, as well as a brief description of each. It is our hope, that this versatile and fun list will get you thinking about things you have never thought of before and help your makerspaces to continue to grow and evolve.  

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15 Good Tools for Quickly Gathering Feedback from Students

15 Good Tools for Quickly Gathering Feedback from Students | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Polls, chat tools, and interactive quizzes provide good ways to hear from all of the students in a classroom. These kind of tools allow shy students to ask questions and share comments.


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Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using @Sphero) @coolcatteacher #makered

Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using @Sphero) @coolcatteacher #makered | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Robots are everywhere, they open our garage doors, vacuum our floors and if you are lucky they even park your car.  Until recently there weren’t many robots in the classroom and now I couldn’t imagine approaching STEM without them.  Using the Sphero robots in my after school programming club has opened my eyes to both what can be taught using simple robots and how to do it.  I want to share with you some tools and tips for teaching with robots.

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Maker Education Card Game - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered

Maker Education Card Game - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I like and have always used games in my classrooms. One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. The game I am presenting here is a card game that ends with the makers making something based on selected cards. Each participant picks a card from each of the three categories:

The Thing or Process
The Product
The Population.

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Makerspaces: A Visual Perspective #makered

A visual collection of makerspaces in libraries around the world.

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50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy -

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses...

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Alyce Dalzell's curator insight, November 9, 2015 11:46 AM

Outstanding resources that correlate with Bloom's.  

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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day.

I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time. Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active. Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. The last group is the ongoing strategies. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone. For each strategy, you’ll find a list of other names it sometimes goes by, a description of its basic structure, and an explanation of variations that exist, if any. To watch each strategy in action, click on its name and a new window will open with a video that demonstrates it.

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Think, Make, Innovate Makerspace Show - The Grant Wood WAEA DIGITALLEARNING

Think, Make, Innovate Makerspace Show - The Grant Wood WAEA DIGITALLEARNING | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

"The cardboard challenge is about thinking outside of the cardboard box  and repurpose a cardboard box into something new."


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My Ardunio Hello world - 3 LED's and a Potentiometer

My Ardunio Hello world - 3 LED's and a Potentiometer | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
This morning I jumped out of bed at 7am (like at 9 year old boy), brewed a coffee (like a middle-aged man) and set about playing with my new Arduino (like a 9 year old boy).

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(Un)folding a virtual journey with Google Cardboard

(Un)folding a virtual journey with Google Cardboard | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
A year and a half ago we introduced Google Cardboard, a simple cardboard viewer that anyone can use to experience mobile virtual reality (VR). With just Cardboard and the smartphone in your pocket, you can travel to faraway places and visit imagined worlds. Since then everyone from droid lovers and Sunday edition subscribers, to big kids and grandmas have been able to enjoy VR—often for the very first time. Here's a look at where we are, 19 months in:

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QR Wild - Play and Create QR Code Games!

QR Wild - Play and Create QR Code Games! | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

QR Wild® scavenger hunt games are perfect for trade shows, conferences and educators! Your audience scans trackable QR Codes placed at physical locations that you'd like them to visit. As the game pieces are scanned the player earns points and unlocks "badges" while spreading the word by sharing progress on their social networks. You can even display a scoreboard online or at an event!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 22, 2:16 AM

You can create free games that are open to anyone. Great for situated learning.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 23, 12:31 AM

This app looks very cool. It offers online options that a regular manually constructed QR game cannot. I'm going to try it!

Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 25, 9:57 AM

כלי ליצירת הפעלות ומשחקים באמצעות קוד קיו אר.

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Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro with Brian Sztabnik

Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro with Brian Sztabnik | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The four minutes beginning and ending class matter most according to teacher Brian Sztabnik. How to make the most of those valuable minutes.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 AM

This involves conversations rather than technology. Interestingly enough, the etymology of technology suggests a dialogue and conversation between people and their tools.

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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#MakeyMakey #Math – #Coding Probability Simulators #makerED @mraspinall

#MakeyMakey #Math – #Coding Probability Simulators #makerED @mraspinall | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

"As I gear up to present student work at ETFO’s ICT Conference in Toronto, I’d like to share some ideas:

 

1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation.

 

2. Coding is a place for students to fail safely.

 

3. Coding allows students to take risks and solve problems.

 

4. Computational thinking is a form of problem solving not accomplished with textbook work.

 

5. “Making” is creative. Creativity is fun.

 

Here is a student application coded to support our Grade 8 probability strand. We extended our projects with Makey Makeys so users had a physical interaction."


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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
One of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos. Given my current interest in maker education, I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Luego de una irrupción muy fuerte del internet y del mundo digital en nuestra vidas aparece el "maker movement" como una nueva tendencia social que pretende construir ese puente entre el mundo real y el digital (internet de las cosas). No se trata de la reminiscencia de la era del hobbista, se trata de un proceso mucho más complejo donde las nuevas tecnologías, el diseño, la programación, la electrónica confluyen en un sólo espacio para interactuar con el entorno de una manera nunca antes vista. 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:36 AM

Great examples curated by Jackie Gerstein.

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Arduino UNO - Jingle Bells & LED Synchronization

This Arduino project uses: 1x Arduino UNO 1x Small Bread Board 1x Piezo buzzer 8x Wires 4x 330 Ohm resistors 1x Red LED 1x RGB LED NOTE: The RGB ...


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Raspberry Pi or Arduino? One Simple Rule to Choose the Right Board | Make:

Raspberry Pi or Arduino? One Simple Rule to Choose the Right Board | Make: | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Here at Make: we see new, ingenious projects from our community every day. Many of these projects are made possible with the use of development boards. However, if you’re new to the whole idea, it can be confusing to parse out the differences between boards and the advantages of using one over another.

We’ve created this super simple guide to help you get started. Then, when you’re ready, head to the Maker Shed to check out Arduino and Raspberry Pi Starter Kits, which come with all the goodies you need for your inaugural projects. Not sure you want all those peripherals yet? Start with the essentials: Grab the board of your choice and guide yourself with our Getting Started With series for Arduino and for Raspberry Pi.

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How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life - Mind/Shift

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life - Mind/Shift | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth Little, who teaches middle school math and science, doesn’t know exactly which of the hands-on projects she introduced to her remedial math class turned the class around. But by the end of the school year, all her math students, not just those needing extra support, were clamoring for more math.

How did this happen?

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5 Ways the Raspberry Pi Can Be Used in Schools @MakeUseOf

5 Ways the Raspberry Pi Can Be Used in Schools @MakeUseOf | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi was developed and built as a low-cost board to help encourage the understanding, learning and continued study of computing in schools.

You probably know this already.

But how, exactly, can schools embrace the Pi and promote this sort of education?

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:01 AM

A supercomputer built from Rasberry Pi boards and Legos, amazing!  Check this out.  

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Don't Think Like an Instructional Designer—Think Like a Game Designer

Game designers create immersive experiences that keep players engaged for hours. In games, players immediately take action, make meaningful decisions, and volu…

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Turn Boring PowerPoint Slides into Visual Masterpieces using these 11 Image Hacks

Turn Boring PowerPoint Slides into Visual Masterpieces using these 11 Image Hacks | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
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MAKE STEAM: Giving Maker Education Some Context

MAKE STEAM: Giving Maker Education Some Context | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
As an experiential educator who has fully embraced technology as a means for allowing and facilitating learner voice, creativity, innovation, inventiveness, the Maker Education movement fits into m...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 30, 2015 4:59 AM
STEAM is an interesting innovation. The Maker movement can help to introduce STEAM.