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Google Adds More Cloud Data Centers

Google Adds More Cloud Data Centers | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Google offers cloud capabilities from its Dalles, Oregon, site and adds two more machine learning APIs to the mix.

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Motivating the digital learner | academic literacy development | Information Literacy and 21st Century Skills

Motivating the digital learner | academic literacy development | Information Literacy and 21st Century Skills | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Motivating students has always been one of the toughest aspects of teaching. This challenge is set to grow in the online classroom, which requires the use of a new set of learning and cognitive ski...”
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WISE Voices: Embrace Change in Education - YouTube

“WISE voices elaborate on the themes of creativity, innovation and learning in education. Consensus is: for us to be innovative and creative, we have to push ...”
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Kevin Watson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:16 AM

It all starts at school....

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Why democracy should start in the classroom | Involve

Why democracy should start in the classroom | Involve | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Sands or Summerhill), the more common form of participation comes in the form of Student Voice. Done properly, the idea is that students are involved as legitimate stakeholders in decision-making about issues affecting them ...
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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Eleven-year-olds running a classroom? That could sound outlandish to some elementary school teachers.”
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5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative

5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"This is a recent resource I have shared on Twitter that has proven really useful and very popular with educators. Thanks to Rebecca Alber and Edutopia for sharing/creating the original."
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college. The success of their PBL approach is largely attributable to the fact that their process is designed to stimulate student inquiry. Additionally, their process can be applied to any project in any subject, which means there is a consistent approach across grades and subjects at Manor."
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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint - HubSpot

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint - HubSpot | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ 5 infographics and free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.”
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Flipgrid - for short video discussions

Flipgrid - for short video discussions | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Flipgrid is simple: Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.”
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Good for students' thinking and communication skills.
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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.”
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Jeb Bush Says Common Core Critics Care Too Much About Kids’ Self-Esteem

Jeb Bush Says Common Core Critics Care Too Much About Kids’ Self-Esteem | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"While Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is trying to get the Common Core State Standards initiative defunded in Congress, other Republicans, especially former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, keep doing everything they can to promote the Core. Bush’s latest: He said in an interview with the Miami Herald that critics of the standards and of standardized testing care too much about kids’ self-esteem. Bush has repeatedly explained the standards, implemented and controlled by the states, are designed to make the United States more competitive with the rest of the world. He said those who oppose the standards support the 'status quo', oppose testing and are worried too much about children’s self-esteem. 'Let me tell you something. In Asia today, they don’t care about children’s self esteem. They care about math, whether they can read – in English – whether they understand why science is important, whether they have the grit and determination to be successful,' Bush said. 'You tell me which society is going to be the winner in this 21st Century: The one that worries about how they feel, or the one that worries about making sure the next generation has the capacity to eat everybody’s lunch?' | by Valerie Strauss
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I totally agree. If teachers push the boundaries of students to engage them into deeper learning and to motivate them, it will unavoidably touch their self-esteem.
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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : NPR

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : NPR | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.

A fascinating look at what can happen when teachers expectations for their students change, looking at "how do we get teachers to have the right expections?"

Seven suggestions are provided for ways "teachers can change their expections."


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Right expectation let students have clear understanding of what they are supposed to achieve and behave. Hence, a right expectation is a good start of classroom management.

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Jackie Gerstein’s Full Picture of the Flipped Classroom Model.

Jackie Gerstein’s Full Picture of the Flipped Classroom Model. | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Le modèle de Jackie présente par @Kilimada #Feep http://t.co/YI7eXtKJ...”;
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Mohan Yellishetty's comment, November 18, 2013 2:44 AM
Let me go through some of these models, and then let me see how I can integrate these into my T-L activities!
Xiaoxia Wang's comment, November 18, 2013 5:37 PM
Yes Mohan, I think you definetely can integrate some of the elements into you classroom activities.
Mohan Yellishetty's comment, November 18, 2013 9:22 PM
Thanks, Spice. I'll try to seek some help for my next semesters' teaching on this
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Assessing iPad Work - December 2015

Assessing iPad Work - December 2015 | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it

When I first started using the iPad with my students 5 years ago there was not the array of solutions we now have for assessing the work. The first few weeks of using iPads I was writing post-it-notes on the iPads to provide feedback. Schools just starting their iPad deployments certainly have the benefit of hindsight and also have many options for assessing iPad work. However, schools using too many tools can confuse both staff and students of where to put work and resources. Here's what we use:

 

For EYFS, digital profiling can certainly save teachers lots of time. It also allows teachers to quickly capture the children's learning and match with EYFS. iPad apps such as Tapestry http://tapestry.info/ or 2Simple Build a Profile https://www.2buildaprofile.com/ are good examples of this.

 

In Key Stage 1 and Year 3 (Ages 5-8) we have this term been using SeeSaw www.seesaw.me. It is a free app that allows the teacher to, in essence create a private class blog that the children post to. I really like the fact that the students log on by scanning a QR Code which certainly saves time. The app includes simple features that allow the children to reflect on learning by uploading images, videos and drawings then annotating them with text and audio. The teacher can then moderate the work, approve them and comment. Very simple and nice way into using tools such as www.showbie.com

We use Showbie with our children aged 8 and above. It is widely used as a way to provide individual feedback to pupils and capture their progress across a task/project. The assignment structure means teachers do not have to create folders for students. We use Showbie to provide resources for students, comment on their work and it is our main iPad assessment and evidence tool. Other features such as the built-in e-reader and annotation tools have also been popular.

 

A problem with iPad evidence is linking the digital media the students create to their exercise books. We have recently started using Aurasma app to embed videos into the books. For example, a science experience could be recorded, edited in iMovie and attached to the physical work in the student's Science books.

 

A similar thing is done using QR Codes where we put them on display with the children's work to link to the digital files. Apps such as My Story Maker and Hopscotch programming app allow the user to create a web-link which can then be attached to QR codes. For example, My Story will display eBooks the students have created on a web-page so parents can view them on any device.

 

We are also looking at Foldr, www.freeyourfiles.co.uk as a way to save iPad work and files from any device at home or school to our school network. iTunes U now has Showbie-esque assessment tools that have really enhanced that solution. Particularly with ability for students to submit in their own work and be graded/receive feedback. http://www.apple.com/uk/education/ipad/itunes-u/ ;

 

There are now lots of options for assessment and storing iPad work and it is worth testing as many as you can because it is not as simple as one size fits all.

 

We have updated the Assessment and Evidence section of our iPad Teacher Guide app, more details at www.ipadteachers.com


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7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks. The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers and educators. There is a special account for K-12 and higher-ed educators that empower registered teachers with a variety of tools and features. One of the best things you can do with the Educator account is creating a Diigo group for your class. You can do this without the need for students emails. You can also set the privacy settings of your group so that only you and your students can access and see what you share there. You can also alternate moderators for class students can take turns in class moderation. Besides using your Diigo class to share with your students websites and content you find on the web, students can also use it for collaboration on research projects, group bookmarks and annotation.”
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Blended and Flipped: New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning | Faculty Focus

Blended and Flipped: New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning | Faculty Focus | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Featuring 12 articles dedicated to blended and flipped, this report provides shows how faculty are using these approaches to reshape the college classroom.” Featuring 12 articles dedicated to blended and flipped, this report provides shows how faculty are using these approaches to reshape the college classroom. It’s hard to pick up a publication these days without reading something about blended course design or the flipped classroom. Even mainstream media have begun to cover these new approaches to teaching and learning that put more emphasis on active learning.But despite their growing popularity, defining blended learning and flipped learning is more difficult than one would expect. Both models have a variety of definitions, and many consider the flipped classroom a form of blended learning. The Sloan Consortium has one of the most precise definitions, defining blended as “instruction that has between 30 and 80 percent of the course content delivered online.” For the sake of this report, we’re using a more broad definition of blended learning as a course that uses a combination of face-to-face and online learning.The flipped classroom, sometimes called the inverted classroom, is a pedagogical model which reverses what typically occurs in class and out of class. Students are first exposed to the material outside of class, typically in the form of video-based lectures, and then class time is used to engage in activities such as problem solving, discussion, and analysisThis special report features 12 articles curated from past issues of The Teaching Professor, Online Classroom, and Faculty Focus. With six articles dedicated to blended learning and six articles on the flipped classroom, Blended and Flipped: Exploring New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning provides an inside look at how faculty are using these approaches to reshape the college classroom. Articles include:* Putting the Learning in Blended Learning* Recommendations for Blended Learning Course Design* The Process Approach to Online and Blended Learning* Expanding the Definition of a Flipped Learning Environment* “I Don’t Like This One Little Bit.” Tales from a Flipped Classroom* Looking for ‘Flippable’ Moments in Your ClassRegardless of the definitions used to describe each approach, at the heart of both blended learning and flipped learning is a learner-centered curriculum that changes the traditional roles of instructor and student. In the article “Expanding the Definition of a Flipped Learning Environment,” Honeycutt and Garrett write, “When planning a flipped lesson, an instructor should begin with the question, ‘What do the students need to DO to achieve the learning outcome?’ This change in perspective will immediately flip the focus of the lesson since the question emphasizes the efforts of the learners, not the instructor.”
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It's About the Kids - Our Journey to Personalizing Learning - YouTube

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 11, 2014 1:46 AM

Awesome use of technology and social media along with project based learning in this 3rd grade socials class.

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5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative

5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice | The Curious Creative | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"This is a recent resource I have shared on Twitter that has proven really useful and very popular with educators. Thanks to Rebecca Alber and Edutopia for sharing/creating the original."
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To encourage higher order thinking.
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BYOD — bring your own device — now in most Ontario schools, survey finds | Toronto Star

BYOD — bring your own device — now in most Ontario schools, survey finds | Toronto Star | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Most Ontario schools allow kids to bring their own device, raising questions about the ‘digital divide’ of kids who have access to smart phones, computers, and those that don’t.”
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Primary Ideas: Apps for Your Primary Classroom Huit

Primary Ideas: Apps for Your Primary Classroom Huit | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
"For the eighth and most recent time, here are some apps we've been making us of. Other bloggers may offer more information about the apps, but we've chosen to do it this way. Again, they're all apps we've actually made use of and although the link is direct to the iOS store, some apps may also be available on other devices too."
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Why 86 Percent of UNC-Chapel Hill Students Prefer the Flipped Classroom

Why 86 Percent of UNC-Chapel Hill Students Prefer the Flipped Classroom | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“ Students spend more time discussing the application of learning content to their careers and less time scribbling notes.”
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Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Good for anybody who loves learning.
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The 5 Emerging Educational Technologies You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Emerging Educational Technologies You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : Part 1 NPR

Teachers' expectations about their students' abilities affect classroom interactions in myriad ways that can impact student performance. Students expected to succeed, for example, get more time to answer questions and more specific feedback.

 

The first psychologist to systematically study this was a Harvard professor named Robert Rosenthal, who in 1964 did a wonderful experiment at an elementary school south of San Francisco.

Rosenthal discovered that the teachers' expectations of these kids really did affect the students. "If teachers had been led to expect greater gains in IQ, then increasingly, those kids gained more IQ," he says.Rosenthat found that expectations affect teachers' moment-to-moment interactions with the children they teach in a thousand almost invisible ways including:Teachers give the students that they expect to succeed more time to answer questionsmore specific feedbackmore approvalThey consistently touch, nod and smile at those kids more.

 

"It's not magic, it's not mental telepathy," Rosenthal says. "It's very likely these thousands of different ways of treating people in small ways every day."


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This is the same rationale as parents' expectation towards their children. When teachers show right expectation, students feel belonged, believed, self-motivated, and connected. These kind of feeling make their happiness in learning.

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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"It's often reiterated within the educational circles and curriculum designers that given the speed with witch technology is advancing, the jobs our students will have in the future are probably not yet created. But the question is : are we teaching students the skills required for this future ?"


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These are the key skills leading to success across all centuries but they are more needed and compulsory in the 21 century as information and subject contents are circulating like air everywhere. Hence,  those who know how to choose, unlearn, and critically understand are those who can make higher jumps.

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