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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

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Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.

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An infographic can hardly contain enough space to tackle the big, hairy challenges of American education. But the non-profit, Digital Promise, has tried to identify some of the biggest challenges — and ideas for solutions — identified by the 46 schools in their League of Innovative Schools that are trying new techniques. They address issues like competency-based learning and personalized professional development, as well as students’ ownership of their learning.

Silverback Learning's curator insight, April 5, 2014 9:15 AM

There are more than 7 hurdles but this Infographic underscores the need for the education community to embrace change. 

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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

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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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Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment -- THE Journal

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.
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Finding the human why | SmartBlogs

Finding the human why | SmartBlogs | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
SmartBlog on Education this month is covering topics related to educating the whole child. Join us for original content highlighting tools, trends and be
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Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
WE NEED TO DEFINE PERSONALIZED LEARNING!No. No we don’t.While personalized learning (PL) may be a “thing,” it is not a thing.
There are so many approaches... but overly ambitious definitions can nudge people to treat school design like ordering food off a menu.As of today, PL is a set of loosely-re
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Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

Researchers have determined how much bringing a laptop to class hurts your grades
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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

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I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.

And family movie nights are a perfect time to watch some of the classic kids flicks that we may have missed seeing at the thater during the busy school year.  Has your family seen any of the 25 Best Kids Books Made into Movies? 

Plus old Disney films are also a big hit with kids -- throw-back ones like Honey I Shrunk the Kids or The Apple Dumpling Gang are a few family faves.

Movies can be very inspirational for kids as they watch creative ideas coming to life on the big screen -- which makes it a great way to entice them to do a little science too.

So today we're sharing a list of some AWESOME kids movies along with science-related crafts & activities that will keep those minds buzzing -- just in time for back to school!

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Online And Classroom Training - Which Is Better?

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Online and Classroom Training - Which Is Better? In this video, I show the pros and cons of both, as much as the solution of blended training.

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10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Google is a search company. It's an advertising company. It's a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot of things and because it's so giant, it's easy to miss some cool stuff in the shuffle.

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4 Year Olds Log into Google Classroom - by @alicekeeler

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Check out Christine Pinto's Transitional Kindergarten log into Google Classroom and use Google Apps on both the computer and iPad.

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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century -

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
We know that thinking in the 21st century seems different. What about teaching? Aside from the presence of dizzying technologies, added pressure for data-based improvements, and a persistent call for innovation, how is teaching different in 2016 than it was in, say, 1984?

Here are a few ideas as a kind of quick overview, with general summaries for each. I’ve added “tags” for each domain so that we can begin to see how existing and emerging initiatives (e.g., personalized learning), trends (e.g., the flipped classroom), and buzz words (e.g., digital footprint) might fit into each.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 1:31 PM
Good diagram but i am only seeing PBL listed as "Project-based Learning" instead of including "Problem-based Learning" too
Sarah Jorgensen's curator insight, May 15, 6:21 PM
Some thoughts on Authentic Learning Pedagogy and how it relates to digital pedagogy
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Things That Used to Matter in #EdTech

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Devices Used to Matter Mac vs PC I remember starting my teaching career using whatever Mac was in Brevard County School classrooms in 1998. I had to do everything at school on that machine, because I certainly could not do... Continue Reading →

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Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning - iNACOL

Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning - iNACOL | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
This iNACOL report illustrates the functional requirements that learning management systems need to shift toward student-centered instructional models.
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Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over

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A research finding may have implications for attaching stakes to standardized tests. It also brings up questions about motivation — for tomorrow's test and for the rest of the students' education.
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Oh, I know this will stir up quite a bit of angst and arguments but if you really think about it...some of us in the "real world" get paid for successes aka "bonuses"...just putting that out there! My "bonuses" have always been meeting my former students and knowing they remember their teacher!
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Five Key PD Concepts to Aid Your Digital Transition

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Immerse your leaders in learning, and don’t forget to include your students. |@ScholasticAdms
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Media Literacy: Middle School Kids Love Parody

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Adolescents love parody, a genre included in the Common Core. Media literacy expert Frank Baker shares resources and ideas to have fun and teach valuable skills
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Great idea, loved doing parodies with my students!
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To train future ed-tech leaders, higher ed needs new discipline, some say

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Conference at Georgetown U discusses how to train future ed-tech leaders and whether creating a new discipline is the answer.

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Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk -- THE Journal

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.
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Part of "Digital Citizenship" training...good read!
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Survey: Tech underperforming in most US classrooms

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"16% of teachers participating in a new survey by Edgenuity on the utilization of tech in the classroom gave their schools an A grade for technology integration, while 53% graded their schools a "B" and 31% handed out C's, D's, and F's. "


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Mover Kit - The first active wearable that kids make & code

Technology Will Save Us is raising funds for Mover Kit - The first active wearable that kids make & code on Kickstarter!

Mover Kit encourages movement! It's a game, speed-activated bike light, disco bracelet – whatever a kid can make, move & code it to be.

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How to use gamification in eLearning

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There’s a lot of discussion about gamification in eLearning at the moment. But what is gamification and what does it mean in an eLearning context?

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App of the Week: A game that teaches game design

App of the Week: A game that teaches game design | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
What’s It Like? Project Spark is a digital game creator that lets students build their own games. Students can browse, play, and learn from other community-designed games and from plenty of genres: action/adventure, first-person shooter, arcade, puzzle, strategy, and platformer. Students will build 2-D or 3-D environments, write dialogue and scripts for their characters and stories, and execute complex lines of logic. This “kode,” as Project Spark calls it, dictates what the game world, objects, and characters will do and how they will behave. Once finished, students can upload their creations for others to play and/or remix.

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3 ways to use tech in social and emotional learning via @ESN_LAURA

3 ways to use tech in social and emotional learning via @ESN_LAURA | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
@ESN_LAURA

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Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place

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A new tool lets educators and ed-tech developers easily find peer-reviewed research articles relevant to their work.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 15, 8:18 PM
Data to information to change.
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Easily find peer-reviewed research articles relevant to your work ...
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 20, 9:31 AM
a promising resource... a little bit tricky at sign-in...
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Enabling the Future - a Global Network of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing to Give the World a Helping Hand

Enabling the Future - a Global Network of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing to Give the World a Helping Hand | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
enablingthefuture.org is the personal, privately-run website of Jennifer Owen. Jen is the wife of Ivan Owen, who co-created the first 3D printed hand for a child in South Africa and released the files open source so that anyone, anywhere in the world could take those files and print a hand for themselves or someone in need.

She has been a volunteer and participant in the field of open-source, 3D printed prosthetic hands for the past 4 years. Along the way, she has sought to highlight and document stories from the e-NABLE Community of volunteers on the topic of low-cost prosthetics from around the world, as well as to create an information resource for people interested in learning more about the history, design & fabrication of these devices.

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Classroom Wearables Technology Market In The US 2016-2020

Classroom Wearables Technology Market In The US 2016-2020 | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
About Classroom Wearables Technology Market in the US

Wearable technology has changed the way data is communicated, collected, and analyzed
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I was just talking about this very thing with a educational technology giant...hmmmmm....
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