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cloudgoo connects your cloud drives

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Connect all your free cloud drives to create one big drive and put all your stuff in the cloud in one place

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Just some really cool Instructional Technology related stuff I found on the "Internets" for my fellow, like minded- nerdy Educators out there!
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Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in 16 Memphis schools | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
At the Shelby County district building on Wednesday, school board members were digging deep into 10th grade English language arts—and […]
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How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog

How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

It is now possible to display your iPad to a projector screen using the white charge & sync cable that came with your iPad. There are many ways to display (or record) your iPad to your class ov...


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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 29, 10:10 AM

Not only does this article give good information, but it gives suggestions on what to do and what not to do to keep our students motivated.

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.
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Closing the gap between school and work

Closing the gap between school and work | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Dressed in hospital scrubs, Manida My heard "code blue" and saw her first patient's heartbeat displayed on the monitor next to the bed. All she could think was, "What should I do?" Her patient, "Johnny," had
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A Bright Idea for Engaging Struggling Students - Classroom Chronicles

A Bright Idea for Engaging Struggling Students - Classroom Chronicles | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A Memphis teacher shares how he is giving students tools to explain their learning by creating their own video lessons.
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Great read by Jason Carr, Library Media Specialist at Westwood HS, Shelby County Schools!

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REVIEW: Teach Programming Logic Through Gameplay with the Lightbot App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Teach Programming Logic Through Gameplay with the Lightbot App - FRACTUS LEARNING | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Lightbot is an addictively fun puzzle game that is the perfect platform for introducing programming concepts to your students. Using sequential commands, students create simple programs to direct their Lightbot (Girlbot or Boybot) through a 3-dimensional grid on their mission to ‘light up’ the world of tiles. With no explicit coding required and a fun and tactile interface, Lightbot is an excellent starting point to get your class on the path to programming.

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath...

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Mrs. Karnowski-Simul's curator insight, March 23, 11:01 AM

2G Theme 3: Valleys and Volcanoes

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Blackboard Flirts with Buying Pearson’s PowerSchool (EdSurge News)

Blackboard Flirts with Buying Pearson’s PowerSchool (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Blackboard has been on an acquisitions roll ever since CEO Jay Bhatt took over in 2012 and decided to go all-in to overhaul its product, brand and strategy. But the Washington, DC-based company may be about to make its biggest bet yet.Sources say the Washington, DC-based company is in final talks to
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CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.
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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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The Search for the Lost Ships of the Franklin Expedition

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All the latest news on the the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition, as well as information on past searches, the technology used in the searches, historical information about the Franklin Expedition itself, and much more.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 28, 9:42 AM

Come learn about one of the greatest discoveries and explorations in our time that recovers the memory of explorers of yesteryear.  These 6 lesson plans are incredibly engaging and are a fantastic example of geographic concepts. 


TagsCanada, teacher training, edtech.

Jacob McCullough's curator insight, March 23, 6:46 PM

I am totally into archeology and the study of the past I feel it is valuable for all people to learn as much they can from past mistakes and success 

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This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook

This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
    Camera technology goes far beyond taking beautiful images. One such example is FingerReader, a finger-mounted device developed by researchers at MIT’s Media Lab that enables the blind to read without the need for Braille.…

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 17, 2:55 PM

This tool is fantastic! It's beta now, but what a difference this tool and software will make.

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Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

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Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius

Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Creating a digital culture in any organisation is less about technology (much of that is shared, and the best is intuitive to use), but it is about culture. That culture is about a willingness to experiment, to take responsibility for new approaches, to support people as they learn new skills, but to be firm about where the boundaries are.

There’s three ways you can start to create such a culture:

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Top Digital Schools Recognized -- THE Journal

Top Digital Schools Recognized -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
A survey by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education honors the districts that make the best use of technology.
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Powerful Classroom Lessons: It All Begins With the Hook

Powerful Classroom Lessons: It All Begins With the Hook | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The lure or hook when introducing new learning to students matters more than we think.
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School Districts Benefit from Marrying Curriculum and IT Planning

School Districts Benefit from Marrying Curriculum and IT Planning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
To put the focus squarely on student learning goals, schools blend the teams that develop scholastic and tech strategies.
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Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it..


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 23, 9:33 AM

Thanks again to KiwiBelma.

Emlyn Davies-Cole's curator insight, March 24, 10:30 AM

The success of Oculus is mostly due to research and development of software and hardware technologies pulled from different industries. 

Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 9:55 AM

Another great article on why VR is happening now, and how it won't be a repeat of VR in the 90's. They've justified their view point by pointing out how much stronger our technology is today, and how VR couldn't have possibly worked 20 years ago, because they didn't have the technology that we have today.

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K-12 Digital Curriculum Growing; Print Shrinking

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"Curriculum publishers in K-12 have been shifting their product development to digital and away from print, according to Education Market Research, which surveyed around 100 publishers and manufacturers. The most common medium mentioned for delivering supplemental products was "online/digital" delivery; 82 percent of respondents cited that. Print followed with 65 percent."


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Turning Student Cell Phones into Instructional Tools with Nearpod (EdSurge News)

Turning Student Cell Phones into Instructional Tools with Nearpod (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Heads down on desks. Eyes glued to a cell phone blinking and begging to be tapped for a higher score. Avoiding an assignment because “I don’t have a pencil to write with.” When I see this in my classroom, It’s a sign that student just isn’t engaged.You know those students. They routinely show up 20

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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Redefining the Use of Technology in Kindergarten

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In the March installment of TeachOntario Talks we are profiling and celebrating the project "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Using iPads and

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action - eLearning Industry

2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action - eLearning Industry | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
This article will help you identify the 2015 Instructional Design trends and help you navigate the landscape by pointing you in the direction of resources.

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callooh's curator insight, March 17, 12:08 PM

I don't think these are particularly new trends but the actions suggested are useful to think about and build on. Would urge caution in overinterpreting some of the brain science studies many cite, but as this article points out, there are some useful construct out there.