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Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

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Google has joined forces with Raspberry Pi to create an open-source educational programming platform, Coder.

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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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Meet 'Eddie' the 3D Printed Balance Bot

Meet 'Eddie' the 3D Printed Balance Bot | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
3D printing and robotics are two fields that continue to converge on a daily basis. We are constantly seeing new ideas and open source projects emerge based on

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 1, 9:54 AM

3D printing and robotics converging...I like that. ;)

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Two Great Lego Tools to Enhance Students Creative Thinking (Work on Chromebooks too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Lego Tools to Enhance Students Creative Thinking (Work on Chromebooks too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Below are two useful apps that allow students to engage in creative activities through building and experimenting with Lego bricks.These apps are easy to use and students will definitely enjoy working on them. They are also compatible with Chromebooks.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, January 19, 2:30 AM

Webapp to test in the Art class!!!

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Using Assessment to Elevate Learning

Using Assessment to Elevate Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
If we hope to improve student learning, we need to build into every student a growth mindset and a passion for becoming a better student and a better person.

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Arduino Day 2015 Set for March 28th - Geeky Gadgets

Arduino Day 2015 Set for March 28th - Geeky Gadgets | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The Arduino Day 2015 annual event which started last year will now take place on Saturday, March 28th 2015 and will be a world wide event that

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Making Raspberry Pi Web Controls

This video will show you how to control your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins from a web interface. This will allow you to control motors, lights and other electronics from the web! You can even make...

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3D Printed Raspberry Pi A+ Case

Find out how to design and 3D print an enclosure for the Raspberry Pi A+. This is simple two part case that let's you securely mount the Pi A+ with machine screws. It's got all the openings...

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Year 3/4 Coding Lesson Plans - Teach Kids to Code! - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Year 3/4 Coding Lesson Plans - Teach Kids to Code! - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Summary of Lesson Plans: In this series of lesson plans and activities, students learn how to code learning binary code and how to follow

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

To educators who embrace new technologies wholeheartedly, digital devices are a powerful tool for creating an engaged and individualized educational experience. To those that are a little more hesitant, digital devices seem more like a quick route to Instagram and Facebook — that is, to distractions that interfere with the educational experience, rather than boosting it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2014 4:49 AM

Some useful tips.

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Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 2014 5:02 PM

Excellent article that gives educators some additional ways to incorporate digital devices into the curriculum.  The author also explains ways to get around using these devices as well.  You have probably heard of learning styles. Did you know there was such a thing as a "distraction style?"

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Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Find a new dimension to maker education with an un-makerspace, a classroom set up for dismantling obsolete technology to investigate how it works.

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StratEDGY Strategic Foresight's curator insight, November 26, 2014 3:12 AM

Great way to pull useful knowledge and #hacks from the past through into the present, and recombine with emerging technology to generate 'up-cycled' ideas AND things

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10 tech trends that will impact (virtually) every teacher

10 tech trends that will impact (virtually) every teacher | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi

16 Fun Projects for Your New Raspberry Pi | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The new Raspberry Pi is smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient—not a bad way to update a best-selling device.

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Fantastic iPad App and MakerEd Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

Fantastic  iPad App and MakerEd Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.

 

Loads of Maker Projects and Ideas: Maker Library, Programming, Electronics, 3D Printing, Crafts, Maker Tools, HowTos, etc. 


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MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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Sticky Actuators

Sticky Actuators | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Sticky Actuators are inflatable plastic pouches that you stick to the joints of the objects to turn them into animated robots you control by pumping air.

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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started.

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Beyond the Yellow Boat @YellowBoat @Facebook HOPE! Floats!!! @JayJaboneta @docAnton

When Jay Jaboneta heard that a group of children in the Philippines have to swim to school, he started a fundraiser on Facebook to buy them a boat—only to realize that the solution required a more local perspective.

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To donate to the foundation, please use the donation page onhttp://www.yellowboat.org . Thank you in advance!... 

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http://povertypitch.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/beyond-yellow-boat/

Not another advocacy

Jay Jaboneta’s story isn’t like most of the fundraising charity stories that I often see and share on my newsfeed. Seeing that it was a Facebook featured story, I was expecting it to be another case of social media charity. You know the type. It goes from a sob story to a happily ever after all thanks to the amazing power of online social networking and advocacy. These often come with a picture of a child and their new shoes/books/clothes/school, etc that were donated thanks to the supportive people who ‘liked’ the cause.

 

Yes, it started out typical with the efforts to buy a boat for the community, but it didn’t stop with that. I was very impressed with the video’s emphasis on the limits of this charitable act and the switch to thinking long-term and local. Instead of top-down charity, Jaboneta switched to a bottom-up perspective that switched his efforts towards fostering local education through college scholarships for highschool students.

However, given that it is only a 3 minute video, it left a lot of questions unanswered. Why did they focus only on the kids and not the rest of the community? What were the children doing in the middle of the video with the plants that they tied together? Was this child labor? Can these kids even make it though highschool to get the college scholarships? Why do those families live in that area in the first place and is the government doing anything about it?

Nevertheless, this video serves the same purpose as most other short videos in our current digital age. It gives us a small dose of interesting material to suit our attention span and then gives us the opportunity to search for more of the same topic on the internet.

 

Yellow Boat of Hope @YellowBoat 

We are the @YellowBoat of Hope Foundation, Inc. We ferry kids to school. Like us on Facebook

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Philippines 

http://www.yellowboat.org

 

 


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Impact of social media and problem solving.

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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, January 5, 1:18 PM

Great suggestions!  If you do use YouTube as a starter, consider using a site like QuiteTube to cut out ads and suggested content.

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10 of the best Raspberry Pi projects for kids: How to teach kids to code ... - PC Advisor

10 of the best Raspberry Pi projects for kids: How to teach kids to code ...
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This is a really cool project carried out by a Dad with his son: making a mini beast habitat fit for an insect, complete with connected camera via Raspberry Pi.

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Cowterspace: More Than A Cute Cow in Space Video

Cowterspace: More Than A Cute Cow in Space Video | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I've done my research. It's a trope- Everything's Better With Cows. Watch the elegantly (student) produced animation story below. Retweet it. Facebook it. StumbleUponIt. It's great. Yes, I landed t...

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BookChook's curator insight, December 7, 2014 3:21 PM

Learning process AND shiny product!

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...

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María Luisa Meza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Video para los desafíos de la educación en el curso de docencia en línea.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:48 PM

When so many new technologies promise to transform education - what role is left to the teacher?  Why is the teacher still important?  This powerful clip effectively presents compelling arguments for the importance of teaching students in a 'social' classroom setting - with reference to 'how' students learn; making the best of all types of tools to aid what goes on 'in the student's head'.

Anabela Luís's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:54 PM

Dá que pensar.... 

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Raspberry Pi interview: Laura Dixon, Computing At School author - Innovate My School

Raspberry Pi interview: Laura Dixon, Computing At School author - Innovate My School | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi is becoming more and more popular in education every day, but how can unfamiliar teachers begin using this technology in their work? Laura Dixon - Raspberry Pi expert, head of Computing at Royal High School and Computing At School author - was kind enough to answer some questions on the matter.

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Good insight into introducing the Raspberry Pi into your classroom.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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Anica Petkoska's curator insight, November 29, 2014 9:18 AM

Nice! This is exactly what my EFL students are doing.  I will post some of their work when ready.

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How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education

How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Learn how the maker movement can change your classroom and find project ideas for maker classrooms.

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What’s the dif? Personalization, differentiation, individualization

What’s the dif? Personalization, differentiation, individualization | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
During a recent parent-teacher conference for my fourth-grader, the teacher said she had been differentiating instruction for my child. I wasn’t sure exact

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, November 19, 2014 7:41 PM

I sometimes get confused by the lingo too.....

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Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Gonzalez

 

"Instead of listing all the different ways a task deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target in a single column of traits."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Interesting idea, but I think using this technique to develop an actual rubric might be better. As in this case, start with statements about level 3, which represents attainment of the standard. Then, to the right, elaborate on  examples of advanced performance, and to the left, examples of performance needing improvement.


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Dan Miller's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:44 AM

I think this is an interesting idea worth tinkering with. Perhaps though it would be better to list the criteria for a 3 or meets standard and let the students describe what would be short of standard or exceeding standard. Perhaps even letting them submit a completed rubric with their rationale and descriptions of why they hit, missed or exceeded in certain areas.

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Education 2.0 (Ken Robinson and other great minds...worth viewing)

This video was created as a final project for a graduate-level course entitled "Technology and Education" (KMD2003/TPS1447) at the Ontario Institute for Stud...

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