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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:08 PM

With all the tools we have available, the most important one is still our mind!  

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10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, O...

10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, O... | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time addressing my earlier commitments to flipping at least some portion of my Language Arts classes. (You can learn about my ongoing saga at “4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change” and at “Why I Haven’t Flipped…Yet”). Reading FlipYour Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams provided practical advice and a justification for flipping, Learning about the Stanford studies that suggest better results from flipping your flipping (that is, doing hands-on work in the classroom first, reinforced by flipped lessons at night) But, ultimately, what I needed to do was to dive in and try out some tools with my kids and my curriculum in mind. The unexpected result: I’ve had to acknowledge something I hadn’t really thought about — I am a video-phobe.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:35 AM

Flipped classroom tools

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:56 AM

from the text:

"Bergmann and Sams are quick to point out that simply transferring a boring lecture to video will not transform anyone’s teaching in a way that dramatically benefits students."

 

so true

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Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners - HTML5 Presenter by Easy WebContent

Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners - HTML5 Presenter by Easy WebContent | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Use Presenter to create free professional interactive HTML5 Presentations, animations, banners, Splash pages and more.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:17 AM

Similar to Glogster, but stepped up.  Many ways to use.

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

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Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Teaching Students to Code with PowerPoint - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - coding, Innovation, Online Learning, Teaching

Teaching Students to Code with PowerPoint - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - coding, Innovation, Online Learning, Teaching | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Regardless of perceived academic ability, every single student who set about creating their very first computer game on PowerPoint software started thinking in ways that so many of us only hope for in our language, science, or math classrooms.

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K-12 Online on Classroom 2.0 LIVE - if you missed it

K-12 Online on Classroom 2.0 LIVE - if you missed it | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
The K-12 Online Conference was featured on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Saturday. If you missed it, here are the archives, and here is a Livebinder with all the links that were shared. Thanks to everyone ...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:45 PM

Some professional development from K-12 Online conference.

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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

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Tweet Tweet Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their...

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Augmented Calendars - Engage Their Minds

Augmented Calendars - Engage Their Minds | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I made a “Mystery Calendar” for October.  I found a list of historical people and events from October here, and chose 4 of them.  Then, I used iMovie to create short videos that gave clues about each one.  Because I have a Mac at home, I had a bit of trouble finding a good calendar template for the iWorks suite, but I finally landed on a good template for Numbers here.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:20 AM

I Love this idea, will I ever have time to try it out, who knows!? 

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:43 AM

Great idea to engage learners

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32 Interesting Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom - Google Drive


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Letting learning lead the lessons – Creating useful formative assessments

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

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An expectation of the Common Core Learning Standards is that teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all children. This includes special education and general education students

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Karen Larson's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:35 PM

We've used QR codes to facilitate a study on settings in literature.

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Augmented Reality Brings Learning to Life

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By Center for Digital Education
“With augmented reality, you pretty much have a target or a trigger, so some type of image to tie some type of file or, you know, 3-D animation to it,” Waid said.
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Creating a Course: "Understanding by Design" | Inside Higher Ed

Creating a Course: "Understanding by Design" | Inside Higher Ed | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Step 1: Identify Desired Results

What should students know, understand, and be able to do?
What content is worthy of understanding?
What enduring understandings are desired? [3]


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Nice outline for creating your UbDs.

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A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning (RT @ieducator: Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning http://t.co/f8vUPJuuoU /via @TeachThought)...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:16 PM

Using videos in teaching?  Great list of digital channels for teaching and learning.  

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, November 12, 2013 4:34 PM

excellent, but second part should be to link each strategy to Boom's taxonomy stages-

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Learn How to Type Faster. 20 Touch Typing Tips and Techniques for Kids

Learn How to Type Faster. 20 Touch Typing Tips and Techniques for Kids | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Get to know how to learn touch typing and start to type faster. Sitting posture, home row position and fingers motion, keyboarding tips, learning process and more.

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Creative Ways to Show What You Know - For the Teachers

Creative Ways to Show What You Know - For the Teachers | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:45 PM

You can download a free PDF at For the Teachers.

Deb's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:59 AM

Can download image as a pdf for sharing.

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iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket

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» iPad Journals as an Exit Ticket |

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:30 AM

See Canva https://www.canva.com/ and Thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/learn

Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, January 3, 9:24 AM

great for class closure

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 15, 12:14 AM

Great idea. Five minutes at the end of the lesson to add to your journal - to ask questions, think and reflect on your learning. 

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12 Ways to Use Hashtags with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Ways to Use Hashtags with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy

The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
WP5 output site: curriculum

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vgpascal's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:05 AM

idée ressource pour les compétences clés de type numérique.

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3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology

3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Here are three ways for teachers to prepare to design learning experiences that encourage higher order thinking through the use of technology as a tool for learning.

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How To Use Augmented Reality In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Augmented Reality In Education - Edudemic | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though. There are a bunch of ways people are using augmented reality in education, believe it or not.

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How to get more kids to code | opensource.com

How to get more kids to code | opensource.com | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
A list of open source programs to use to get more kids to code from an OSCON 2013 talk, reported by Nicole Engard.
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Des Plaines event aims to get kids hooked on science - Chicago Daily Herald

Des Plaines event aims to get kids hooked on science - Chicago Daily Herald | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Des Plaines event aims to get kids hooked on science Chicago Daily Herald Thanks to a demonstration from the Structural Engineers of Illinois, Sarah now has a basic understanding of why skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center and Willis...
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