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BoomWriter- A Great Tool for Conducting Engaging Group-Writing Projects with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

BoomWriter- A Great Tool for Conducting Engaging Group-Writing Projects with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"BoomWriter is a collaborative writing website that is free for teachers and allows students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter’s easy-to-use and interactive group writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills."


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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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Value of Video for Instructional Design

Value of Video for Instructional Design | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"Have you ever tried to teach someone how to swing a baseball bat using only your voice? What about describing the color red without any visual representation? Both are – if not completely impossible – definitely difficult.

 

Some things simply need to be seen to be understood. Perhaps that’s why video is such a vital part of an effective eLearning strategy: It shows learners things that are difficult to explain using text or audio alone. Adding video to your modules is a step toward creating a visual knowledge culture within an organization, making L&D efforts even more valuable."


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Preach ON! I've been a Poster Boy for video use/integration in instruction for ages!

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7 takeaways from ConnectED to the Future | SmartBlogs

7 takeaways from ConnectED to the Future | SmartBlogs | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 110 of the nation’s top superintendents, U.S. Department of Education officials and representatives from a myriad of organizatio
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Do an Hour of Code with Microsoft

Do an Hour of Code with Microsoft | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
“Computer science can unlock the best opportunities in the world.” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.
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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning "A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it

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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is causing this emphasis? And what can be done to solve the problem?

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, November 25, 11:56 AM

Everyone in the world of learning, and that's all of us, can always use any resources offered.  Have them when you may need them.

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors


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Holly Doe's curator insight, November 22, 12:27 PM

Use this tool on an iPad to flip your classroom, whiteboard or just create awesome presentations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 3:00 AM

Good Tips to use this popular app and prepare good digital presentations.

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A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Free Timeline History App for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
LittleBigHistory is a good history app to help students grow their history knowledge. It is basically an interactive timeline that features major historical events from the Big Bang to the present time. Students can browse through this timeline and learn about places and people, follow their lifespan and discover new insights about them.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 21, 11:02 AM

Interativa e super interessante, seja para professores seja para alunos. (Pequeno) Contra, apenas o facto de estar disponível somente em Inglês.

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3D printed robotic hand offers hope to child amputees

3D printed robotic hand offers hope to child amputees | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Children like six-year-old Charlotte Nott could benefit from new technology which can cheaply print robotic hands From The Telegraph on 20th November 2014

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 21, 10:16 AM

Easily the geeky-coolest thing I've seen in a while. ;)

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 21, 10:17 AM

More on 3D printing! 

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 22, 7:09 AM

Who wouldn't want to know more?

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FCC Proposes $3.9 Billion for School Technology Program -- THE Journal

FCC Proposes $3.9 Billion for School Technology Program -- THE Journal | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a massive increase to the total funds it makes available to schools and libraries for supporting technology.
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Teaching kids to be private in a public world: Is it possible?

Teaching kids to be private in a public world: Is it possible? | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"If privacy is about having control over the flow of information and the control you have within the contextual settings, then certainly it would seem a life lived immersed in the online world and within social networks, suggests that privacy is compromised."


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Educators

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Today’s fast-paced world provides students with an increasing number of digital tools at their fingertips – both in school and at home.
As a teacher, it’s important to make digital safety a priority
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190+ entertaining education videos perfect for classrooms - Daily Genius

190+ entertaining education videos perfect for classrooms - Daily Genius | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Want to find a better way to enhance classroom lessons? Discover interesting concepts you might not normally know about? This awesome playlist of entertaining education videos (embedded below) is perfect for classrooms and will have you learning on the go just about wherever and whenever you want.

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eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

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Bucles de Comunicación's curator insight, November 25, 11:21 AM
eLearning Trends y su futuro en 2015
niftyjock's curator insight, November 27, 4:21 PM

What do you do with occulus rift, $4 billion but what pedagogical use

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Teach your students the right way to Google | eSchool News | eSchool News

Teach your students the right way to Google | eSchool News | eSchool News | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between sources.
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Built-in Reading Assessments from News-O-Matic - ClassTechTips

Built-in Reading Assessments from News-O-Matic - ClassTechTips | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Informational text is so important in the elementary school classroom. Students should have opportunities to read high quality, interesting articles, and News-O-Matic lets them do this straight from their tablet. In addition to providing access for students, News-O-Matic gives teachers easy options for assessing student reading comprehension.

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Changing Perceptions - Every Child a Learner

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Discover how to create a culture where learners are more valued than students.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 24, 1:45 PM
The learner uses the UDL lens to share their strengths and challenges in learning, their preferences or needs to access, engage and express as well as their aspirations, talents and interests. At that moment when a learner is able to tell their story about how they learn with their teacher, the "partnership in learning" begins between the teacher and the learner. This opens the door for the teacher to have a conversation with the learner about learning goals, skills and strategies that the learner needs to work on to reduce any barriers and maximize learning. The undeniable outcome in using the UDL lens is that the child has been validated as a learner. This is something that rarely occurs today in anyone's education and will have a positive and profound impact for any learner. 
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Google Drive Blog: Getting in the holiday spirit: 1TB of Drive storage for new Chromebooks

Google Drive Blog: Getting in the holiday spirit: 1TB of Drive storage for new Chromebooks | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
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Early holiday gift!

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REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Launch your Class into Space with the NASA App - FRACTUS LEARNING | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"While NASA is well known for its cutting edge space exploration and technology, the organization actually does an amazing job sharing their inspiring advances with educators and students through a huge number of STEM focused mobile apps and websites. Their flagship app, the ‘NASA App’ continues to be one of the most popular government apps and while it has been around for a few years now, it continues to grow in popularity with an ever expanding media catalogue and regular feature updates."


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kamusa's curator insight, November 21, 8:26 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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30+ Resources for Programming and Coding with Elementary

30+ Resources for Programming and Coding with Elementary | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
» STEM Day Recap… |

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, November 21, 9:06 AM

Lesson Ideas and Apps Included:

Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, November 21, 9:07 AM

30+ Resources for Apps for Coding/Programming with Elementary included!

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Flipping the Classroom Explained - YouTube

Ready to flip your school or university class? Drop by http://www.MediaCore.com to learn more about how we can help you and your class. With the teacher at t...

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 24, 1:43 PM

#avancee esse video de 1:40 para conceituar a modernidade de aprendizagem flipped: Conceitos a distancia, projetos e aplicacao ao vivo. 10!


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How schools are bringing mobile under control

How schools are bringing mobile under control | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Whether devices are tablets or laptops, or owned by the school or the student, they all require IT support.

Recent support developments include bundling digital learning applications and the physic
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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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Carla Kessler's curator insight, November 23, 1:55 PM

Although this is about higher level coursework than middle school, the social and collaborative importance of online learning is even more paramount at the middle grade level. When you choose a computer-based curriculum, look for ways that it allows students to work together or interact with their knowledge. 

Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 11:29 AM

This means that  learning online will open up the skype network.  People will  see each other and exchange views in real time. Learning materials can be easily downloaded.  If people from all parts of the country and world are able interact surely this will lead to less prejudice and stereotyping and an understanding of each other as human beings.

Audrey http://www. homeschoolsource.co.uk and

http://www.hotmoodle.com

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 1:22 PM

All learning is a social event. Teaching is teaching someone.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to move the process of whatever you are working on ahead. I believe we have all experimented creative blocks at some point in our work but the good thing is that there are several good ways we can use to overcome this block. The visual below from Gonzalo Gomez features some ideas to help you unleash your creative thinking. Here are the ones that stood out to me:

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