Differentiation Strategies
5.8K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Learning Technology News
onto Differentiation Strategies
Scoop.it!

Catchbox Is A Throwable Microphone To Get The Audience Talking

Catchbox Is A Throwable Microphone To Get The Audience Talking | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Catchbox is a new throwable microphone designed to liven up audience participation, and in turn reduce the faffing around that seems to occur whenever a conference turns to questions from the audience.

The brightly coloured padded cube houses a wireless microphone that doesn’t mind being tossed across a room or passed from person-to-person crowd surfing-style. In fact, it’s actively encouraged. That’s because, along with being able to sustain being dropped, the device has been engineered to automatically mute the sound when flying through the air or if it falls.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Jordi's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:07 PM

I want this!

BookChook's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:42 PM

Great for conferences and classrooms. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:49 PM

dreaming about one !

Differentiation Strategies
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Raspberry Pi
Scoop.it!

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...

Via F. Thunus
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
Scoop.it!

Wallace and Gromit's makers on how virtual reality is reshaping storytelling

Wallace and Gromit's makers on how virtual reality is reshaping storytelling | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
more...
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 19, 5:15 AM

 

Shona Ghosh:  "Virtual reality isn't just expensive to produce, it's completely overturned traditional methods of storytelling on film. Here Aardman explains how it's rethinking narrative when the viewer is in control."

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Keeping up with Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

Record Your Desktop with These 12 Great Screencasting Apps

Record Your Desktop with These 12 Great Screencasting Apps | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Need to record your desktop? Luckily, you'll find that screencasting apps are more common than you might think. Here are some of the best free ones.

Via WebTeachers
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

This crazy tiny Arduino clone nestles into a AA battery slot | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace 

This crazy tiny Arduino clone nestles into a AA battery slot | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace  | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
It's not as high-powered as a Raspberry Pi, but the AAduino is a tool many DIY types will find useful.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 20, 5:38 PM
It's not as high-powered as a Raspberry Pi, but the AAduino is a tool many DIY types will find useful.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

 

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification
Scoop.it!

Great Minecraft Lesson Plans

Great Minecraft Lesson Plans | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Discover awesome, inspiring ways to use Minecraft in your classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification
Scoop.it!

The unGamed Classroom

The unGamed Classroom | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I will freely admit that I have no time for SocMediaEdu types anymore. It's like watching a weird cabaret featuring the neo-Von Trapp singers. I wince at the ego driven need to be at the 'cool' conference, simply to churn our a  cover of someone else's song. ix years on from Minecraft's initial steps into Six…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Worlds of Learning | What do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? @LFlemingEDU

Worlds of Learning | What do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? @LFlemingEDU | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Since creating my makerspace and more recently, since publishing my book on makerspaces, I have had the honor of having conversations with, as well as working with, people all across the world.  One of the most important lessons I have learned is that….

No two school makerspaces should ever be exactly alike, because no two school communities are ever exactly alike.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Raspberry Pi
Scoop.it!

Picademy and beyond

Picademy and beyond | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
For all things Raspberry Pi including reviews, addons, programming and games
Via F. Thunus
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Raspberry Pi
Scoop.it!

BBC micro:bit: how the device works, features, and coding languages (Wired UK)

BBC micro:bit: how the device works, features, and coding languages (Wired UK) | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Micro:bit: BBC's coding device starts shipping to students across the UK
Via F. Thunus
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

BoardThing

BoardThing | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
“There is a misconception that the user wants more, more, more. I love the infinite (intelligent) possibilities you have created with less, less, less. I finally have a place to manage my incomplete thoughts.”

Via Nik Peachey
kathymcdonough's insight:

A great tool for creating collaborative post-it note boards.

more...
יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 12, 3:11 PM

A great tool for creating collaborative post-it note boards.

Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 14, 6:14 AM

A great tool for creating collaborative post-it note boards.

Marilyn Kleiman Brand's curator insight, March 14, 9:49 AM

A great tool for creating collaborative post-it note boards.

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Elementary Makerspaces!

Elementary Makerspaces! | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

An awesome collection of resources, well organized, as only a Librarian can do! -JL


Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Binary Alphabet with Lego - Breaking New Ground - @kstrachan_bng

Earlier in the year I posted about a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division who created a lesson around binary bracelets. Recently, a colleague of mine directed me to a similar idea created by the LEGO brand!

Actually, the LEGO site documented four separate ideas: an online Bits & Bricks Hour of Code Activity, a Binary Alphabet, a LEGO mini robot and a LEGO game building activity. All fabulous on and offline coding based activities. But I want to focus in this post on the Binary Alphabet activity.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital Storytelling
Scoop.it!

A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards

A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
"Scenes" is a tool and a method that was created to empower business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative storyboards without the need of refined drawing skills. Learn how you can use it.

Via José Carlos
more...
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 16, 8:52 AM

Cool for collaborative story planning and designing.

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch) | Reminds me #EDUcators #TEACHers #THEORY and #BlaBlaBla #Humor  

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 30, 12:25 PM

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch): reminds me #EDUcators #TEACHers discussions on <===> Problem Solving...

 

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools via GDC

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools via GDC | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
If you are set on mastering assessment language, here are some tips and resources to help you use the best words at the right times.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 22, 8:18 AM
Thanks for sharing Tom!
Encarna Llamas's curator insight, April 23, 6:16 AM
personalizing education
cherimacleod's curator insight, April 24, 12:09 AM
Bloom's taxonomy matched with verbs ;)
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital and Media Literacy
Scoop.it!

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey.



April 14th is Leaders for Literacy day, a movement started by the International Literacy Association in 2015 to bring attention to the plight of almost 800 million people worldwide

Via Linda Dougherty
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Raspberry Pi
Scoop.it!

Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar

Raspberry Pi Wall Mounted Google Calendar | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Recently I purchased my first home. In the kitchen there was a small TV wall mounted however the TV itself was faulty so I was wondering, what should I do with this wall bracket since I didn’t really want a TV in the kitchen area. Then it dawned on me, instead of using a paper calendar with tiny little boxes to write things in I want my Google calendar on the wall. To tackle this instructable you should have a general understanding of home networking and computing, some linux experience wouldn’t go astray but is not really necessary. If you run into something you don't understand just remember google search is your friend. Equipment you will need Home network (wireless if you can't run a cable to the Pi) Raspberry Pi (I've used the model B) SD card 2GB or larger AC Adaptor (I used a USB wall charger fo
Via F. Thunus
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital Delights - Digital Tribes
Scoop.it!

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us - Will Richardson

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us - Will Richardson | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
At a recent morning workshop for school leaders at a fairly small New England public school district, about an hour into a conversation focused on what they believed about how kids learn best, an assistant superintendent somewhat surprisingly said aloud what many in the room were no doubt feeling. “When I really try to square …

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 15, 10:48 AM

I like it when a writer has more questions than answers.  Sometimes, too many answers get in the way of thinking. :)  I espeacially liked her comment of teachers "trying to do the wrong thing right.'  -Lon

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows

FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is a new movement to use the new tools and technology of the Maker Movement to give children authentic learning experiences beyond textbooks and tests. The Stanford FabLearn Fellows are a group of 18 educators who are working at the forefront of this new movement in all corners of the globe. They teach in FabLabs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums – all with the goal of making learning more meaningful in the modern world.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share projects, assessment strategies, lesson planning guides, and ideas from their learning spaces. In over 200 pages illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities. To read this book is to rediscover learning as it could be and should be – a joyous, mindful exploration of the world, where the ultimate discovery is the potential of every child.

Via John Evans
more...
asli telli's curator insight, April 8, 12:27 AM
FabLearn fellows work compiled in a book. Interesting read.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Raspberry Pi
Scoop.it!

The BBC's new Micro:bit computer will 'inspire a generation to code' 

The BBC's new Micro:bit computer will 'inspire a generation to code'  | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The BBC has dispatched up to 1 million of the micro:bit, its credit card-sized computers, to all children in Year 7 across the UK. The micro:bit, which is the modern descendant of the 1980s mini-computer the BBC micro, is a small, low cost computer designed to teach children how to code. It is made up of processors and sensors - the raw materials of a computer -but can be programmed in a number of ways. The goal is to teach kids to program and create their own games on the tiny device. "We wanted to try to create something that would ultimately help tackle the skills gap in the UK when it comes to the tech sector," said Sinead Rocks, the head of the BBC micro:bit project. "Children have many devices. They’re used to using tablets and smartphones. We wanted to do something that transformed them from being passive users, to teach them something about what they use on a daily basis." Up to one million of the devices are being given for free to all year seven pupils across the UK, including those who are home schooled, at private schools, and at state schools. The micro:bit was supposed to be released back in September, but delayed five months due to hardware issues and problems with the power supply. However, the children will permanently own the computers, so the delay on the micro:bit's release doesn't affect the pupils' time with it, said Rocks. What can I do with my BBC micro:bit? The micro:bit is similar to the Raspberry Pi, but is designed to be an entry level product for children that don't have any previous experience, or even interest, in coding. "It creates that first step for children who may not have known that they had an interest in coding," said Rocks. It has 25 red LED lights, and children can code it so text or designs are projected onto the lights, displaying messages. It also has Bluetooth capability, edge connectors, an accelerometer, a built-in compass, and a magnetometer. The micro:bit can be programmed to become anything from a game to a smart watch or fitness tracker. It can be connected to other devices like a television, to sensors, and even computers, such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Teachers, who received micro:bits ahead of the children and who have started experimenting with them, have created games, used the bluetooth function to control an MP3 player, and connected it to headphones, according to Rocks. One class sent a micro:bit into near space in a weather balloon, and another created a limbo pole using its motion sensor. It has also been used to measure the dampness of soil, and to create a selfie remote control. "We wanted to create something that would surprise us," said Rocks. "It's really been gratifying to see that happening so early on in the initiative in the variety of ways it's already being used." The BBC partnered with 31 companies on the Make It Digital project, including technology giants Samsung and Microsoft, are running workshops on how to use the device. Samsung has also released an app that lets owners code on the go. And the BBC will be holding a series of live lessons on its website about how to use the computer. How is it different from the BBC micro? The micro:bit takes inspiration from the BBC micro of the 1980s. "Our ultimate ambition was to create something that had the same sense of energy and ambition that the micro did in the 80s," said Rocks. The micro:bit is smaller, faster, lighter and more adaptable than the micro was. "It's a replacement fit for this new tech era that we're in." The BBC micro came out when computing was a fairly new concept, and was designed to teach the UK what computers could be used to achieve. Now, the power of computers is ubiquitous, but most people don't understand how to control them, how the back end works. This is where the micro:bit comes in. "The BBC micro:bit has the potential to be a seminal piece of British innovation" Tony Hall, Director-General, BBC "The BBC micro started me on my journey towards a career in technology and the BBC micro:bit can have the same effect on children receiving their devices from today," said Simon Segars, chief executive of ARM, the Cambridge-based company who's hardware and software development kits were used to create the micro:bit. "The ability to code is now as important as grammar and mathematics skills and it can unlock important new career options. I can easily imagine a new wave of design entrepreneurs looking back and citing today as the day their passion for technology began." The hardware and much of the software behind the micro:bit will soon be made open source, and the devices will also go on sale to the general public. "The BBC micro:bit has the potential to be a seminal piece of British innovation, helping this generation to be the coders, programmers and digital pioneers of the future," said Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC. 10 things you can build using a Raspberry Pi For a round-up of technology news and analysis, sign up to our weekly Tech Briefing here.
Via F. Thunus
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

The challenges of teaching in a continuously developing world

This presentation looks at recent changes in edtech along with a look at what is to come and how we can skill up to deal with it.

Via Nik Peachey
kathymcdonough's insight:

Interesting to look back at some predictions I made a couple of years ago.

more...
Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, April 4, 8:22 PM

Interesting to look back at some predictions I made a couple of years ago.

Felix Val's curator insight, April 5, 3:20 AM

Interesting to look back at some predictions I made a couple of years ago.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 AM
The challenges of teaching in a continuously developing world
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

A Class on Coding and Bots :: Jackie Gerstein

A Class on Coding and Bots :: Jackie Gerstein | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I have been asked to return to teach summer enrichment classes on maker education for elementary-aged learners at a local school during the summer of 2016. One of the new classes I am designing is called Coding and Bots. It is a week long (5 days) class that will meet for 2.5 hours each morning. The description is:

Learn how to code first by playing games and then by coding some bots including Sphero, Ollie, mBot, OZOBOT, and Dash and Dot. All ages are welcome but the child should have basic symbol recognition/reading skills.

Two things to note about this class are, first, I learned last summer not to underestimate the learning potential of very young kids. These classes are mixed ages ranging from 4 to 10 year old kids. For most of the maker education activities, the very young ones could perform them, sometimes better than the older kids. Second, I am a strong proponent of hands on activities. Although I like the use of iPads and computers, I want elementary aged students to have to directly interact with materials. As such, I am designing Coding and Bots to include using their bodies and manipulating objects. This translates into having all activities include the use of objects and materials excluding and in conjunction with the iPad – not just using the iPad and online apps/tools to learn to code. The activities I plan to do follow:

Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Starting a STEM Lab at Your Site: Shared Ideas, Tips, Tricks and Resources!

Starting a STEM Lab at Your Site: Shared Ideas, Tips, Tricks and Resources! | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Share your STEM Lab resources and extension activities here! To add a post just double click on an open space. Add an attachment by clicking on the + sign and add from the web or upload from your computer. To view an attachment click on it and then click "view original". Please add your name or Twitter handle to attachments that you created!
STEM Lab Reflection Hyperdoc @KarlyMoura

Coding Cards

littleBits: Electronic Building
http://littlebits.cc/
Google Slide Class "Blog" Template @KarlyMoura

Grifiti Nootle Universal iPad and Tablet Tripod Stand

STEAM Lab Badges Challenge Cards @KarlyMoura @ajyoung53

Blog Post about students earning their Sphero Driver's Licenses @jyoung1219
http://jyoung1219.weebly.com/blog/spheros-drivers-ed-obstacle-courses
The attachment is a template to create your driver's licenses. It's made using Pages on a Mac.
ATTACHMENT
My Badges Display Page @KarlyMoura @ajyoung53

STEM Lab Show What You Know BINGO @lhighfill @KarlyMoura

Makey Makey
Explore the Makey Makey Website

Student Badges Check Off Sheet @KarlyMoura @ajyoung53

MakerED Resources for School Makerspaces
FREE EBook

Karly and Amanda's STEM in Action Presentation 2/20/16

Starting a STEM Lab at Your Site Guide @KarlyMoura @ajyoung53 @WendyTownlin @MissSimon246

Via Jim Lerman
more...
Siri Anderson's curator insight, February 22, 2:49 PM

Collaborative space for sharing STEM lab resources.

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

60+ #Makerspace #Ideas for #Maker Education | Makerspaces.com

60+ #Makerspace #Ideas for #Maker Education | Makerspaces.com | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Over 60 Maker space ideas for your Maker / STEM program.  Collected from top maker educators.  These ideas are sure to light a spark in you & your students

Via John Evans
more...
Gordon Shupe's curator insight, February 29, 11:59 AM

Rescooping good ideas is fun! Thanks to Jim Lerman!

Rescooped by kathymcdonough from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

SharpSchool - For blended learning on the go

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about SharpSchool. Download SharpSchool and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by kathymcdonough from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Curious About Design Thinking? Here's a Framework You Can Use in Any Classroom with Any Age Group | John Spencer

Curious About Design Thinking? Here's a Framework You Can Use in Any Classroom with Any Age Group | John Spencer | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The term "design thinking" is often attached to maker spaces and STEM labs. However, design thinking is bigger than STEM. It begins with the premise of tapping into student curiosity and allowing them to create, test and re-create until they eventually ship what they made to a real audience (sometimes global but often local). Design thinking isn't a subject or a topic or a class. It's more of way of solving problems that encourages risk-taking and creativity.

Design thinking is a flexible framework for getting the most out of the creative process. It is used in the arts, in engineering, in the corporate world, and in social and civic spaces. You can use it in every subject with every age group. It works when creating digital content or when building things with duct tape and cardboard.

Via John Evans
more...
Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 17, 11:04 PM

Thx John Evans!

davidconover's curator insight, March 7, 5:00 AM
H

In what ways are you using this valuable process in your classroom, your corporate board room or in life?
 
April Ross Media's curator insight, March 13, 9:02 AM
Design Thinking in Every Classroom