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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

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Check out YouTube's top trending educational videos in 2013.

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With the massive selection on YouTube regarding educational videos, this is a very helpful resource in distinguishing the best of the best.

 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 12, 2013 5:20 PM

These are great...I can't stop watching them...Happy Holidays!

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Allentown's Alternative Learning Center students wow with science fair projects

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Allentown's Alternative Learning Center is a school for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who have not been successful in their regular classrooms for a host of reasons.
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Lumosity - Brain Games & Brain Training

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Improve your brain health and performance with brain games designed by neuroscientists to exercise memory and attention. Customize your personalized brain training program today.

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Aline Choupin's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:08 PM

again great stuff !

Moricz Krisztina's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:14 AM

This is my absolute favourite. It works! And I love it! :) Try it!

Tatyana Oleinik's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:29 AM

I'd do it

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Two Schools Try Different Approaches to Monetize Online Education

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"Last week NPR made a prediction that for colleges, there are savings to be found and money to be made in taking advantage of opportunities offered by the growth of online education. Now, NPR looks at how two schools in Ohio are employing digital learning and what kind of benefits, fiscal or otherwise, they are extracting from the experiment."


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Schools Face Shortage of Digital Curricula for English-Learners - Education Week News

Schools Face Shortage of Digital Curricula for English-Learners Education Week News In California's Baldwin Park Unified School District, students just learning to speak English can use a combination of digital materials designed just for them, as...
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Bridging the School-Community Divide in Digital Learning | ED.gov Blog

Bridging the School-Community Divide in Digital Learning | ED.gov Blog | digital learning in the classroom | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to speak at SXSWedu – a national education convening leading up to the South by Southwest festivals and conferences in Austin, TX. What began three years ago as a handful of education-focused sessions at SXSW Interactive has grown into an inspiring and informative gathering of over 4,000 participants from across the world.

 

Jeff Edmondson, the managing director of Strive, and I led a session on digital learning and collective impact in education – how technology can improve how schools, families, and communities collaborate to advance student engagement and learning. The power of technology to transform education was a major theme at SXSWedu, but the discussions in Austin underscored my concerns about how K-12 digital learning transitions are evolving.

 

Many conversations were intensely focused on technology to support school-based initiatives, but missing attention on how digital learning should connect students to their passions, peers, communities, and careers. We will miss essential opportunities to transform schools if transitions primarily create digital versions of traditional analog education processes – trading textbooks for tablets and paper files for databases.

 

At the other end of the spectrum were SXSWedu sessions on learning outside of schools, many of which approached schools as hurdles to be overcome instead of partners in learning. Frustrated by the slow pace of change, efforts like the maker movement and open badges have chosen to move ahead outside  K-12 institutions and bureaucracies. Despite significant advancements, most of these are on the sidelines of school district digital learning transitions, more likely to be the subject of TED talks than digital curricula or school turnaround plans.

 

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GameDesk: The future of education

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GameDesk was created to develop a “next generation” model of education, revolutionizing the way we teach and learn.

 

We are a research, game development, and outreach organization that has evolved out of seven years of research at the University of Southern California. We have developed, tested and evaluated next generation digital learning software and curriculum for use in schools, community centers, and homes throughout the United States.

 

The organization’s focus is to help close the achievement gap and to engage students, particularly those that are low-proficient, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning. GameDesk embeds STEM content into game-centered projects with a strong focus on fostering students’ sense of purpose, ownership, and personal relevance.

 

To successfully support students, the culture of learning must be changed. It is the organization’s philosophy that digital games and media technologies have a unique power to engage and motivate. By leveraging these technologies effectively, students have been proven to develop an appreciation for STEM learning, team-building, and a belief in themselves that carries over into all aspects of their lives.

The GameDesk Institute is an association of teachers, scholars, game-designers, school administrators, writers, engineers, artists, and career specialists who work to develop and implement GameDesk methodology and materials. The organization seeks to grow and nurture a pipeline of individuals who understand cyber, interactive, mobile, and game-based learning.


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adpcenter's curator insight, May 17, 2013 12:10 AM

THE player in gaming in education with big foundation money and a talented team. Keep an eye on these guys.

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Competency-Based Schools Embrace Digital Learning and get "head start" in #commoncore preparation

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Educators using competency-based education coupled with technology will have a head start in preparing for common-core assessments, experts say.

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Montgomery school officials, parents envision digital learning community - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Montgomery school officials, parents envision digital learning community Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online Imagine K-12 schools where students have ebooks rather than textbooks, parents and teachers communicate through an online community...
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Chicago Offers Digital Badges for Students' Summer Experiences - Education Week News (blog)

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Chicago Offers Digital Badges for Students' Summer Experiences Education Week News (blog) Chicago is the first to launch a citywide system for earning digital badges (for both public and private school students), which, as you may remember are...
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From Digital Doubter to Tech Guru | ED.gov Blog

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By Laurie Calvert

 

 

“Just bells and whistles.”

 

"That’s how elementary math teacher Jennie Magiera described her feelings about the limited value of educational technology three years ago.

 

"Today Magiera serves as Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership’s network of 25 Chicago Public Schools (CPS). As she trains others to use technology effectively, it is hard to imagine a time when she was so dismissive about technology in the classroom.

 

"When iPads first came on the market, Magiera said, “I would openly mock my friends,” pointing out that they had just bought a “giant iPhone that can’t make calls.” The three computers in her classroom—clunky PCs that sat heavily on tables—were so old that one smoked when anyone dared to turn it on.

 

"So how did this technologically impaired teacher come to be an advocate for digital learning in schools? For Magiera, the shift began in 2010 when 32 iPads arrived in her classroom. She admits that while she thought that technology wasn’t as amazing as a teaching tool as others seemed to believe, she still had a sense that her kids needed access to some devices to be successful. So Magiera applied for a grant to get a class set of tablets, pretty certain she would not get it.

 

"Ironically, the grant readers at CPS called her bluff."


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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education. If there's a bookish child in your life, you should get them a copy of The Way Things Work: ...
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google | digital learning in the classroom | Scoop.it
A collection of reflections about information and digital literacy practice in schools, libraries, support organizations, and informal learning settings.

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Digital technology in schools - Schools

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Recent developments in technology for schools, what to consider when planning to acquire new technology and sources of further information.
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As New School Year Approaches, Digital Learning Back in Focus - Patch.com

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As New School Year Approaches, Digital Learning Back in Focus
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Teachers, students and parents in Fairfax County didn't have the smoothest experience with digital learning in 2012-2013.
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Rock Hill parents see opportunity to iRock digital learning initiative - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Rock Hill parents see opportunity to iRock digital learning initiative The Herald | HeraldOnline.com Most parents left optimistic that an iPad – and the collaborative learning it nurtures – should make a big difference in their lives of their...
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Duncanville Independent School District Enhances Learning with Dell Latitude ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Duncanville Independent School District Enhances Learning with Dell Latitude ...
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