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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

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"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 7:04 PM

This sounds remarkably similar to John Dewey who used the word reconstructing in describing real-world, concrete learning that can happen. This takes exceptional pedagogy and teaching in building  relationships with students.

june holley's curator insight, July 24, 7:29 AM

Maker activities are great examples of self-organizing and we can learn a lot from how Maker Movement organizes space to support people's self-organizing.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

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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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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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Lesson Ideas and Apps Included:

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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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How schools are bringing mobile under control

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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

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"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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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 19, 9:13 PM

We've podcasted, written, and spoken concerning this very thing. All effective teaching is, at its heart, relational in nature. We learn from, with, and through other people. We are social creatures. We are at our best when we recognize that we are responsible to a community. As my professional development dictates that I move into the fully online realm of academic instruction I, too, wrestle with the essential element of human interaction.

Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, November 20, 9:05 AM

It's not 21st century unless we communicate, cooperate, collaborate....

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 20, 1:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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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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18 Things Great Principals Do Differently

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November 13, 2014
School improvement efforts rely heavily on quality leadership. Educational leaders are tasked with establishing a collective vision for school improvement and initiating change to...

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Resources from Miami Device

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School hosted Miami Device, a conference held
on their campus November 6 & 7, 2014. Many generous presenters have shared
their session resources, notes, and handouts. Let's take a look!

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Love the title!

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift

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"Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored in class when his teachers had to slow down to explain concepts, but now each student plays games intended to help him or her with specific skills they’re trying to master. He even gives examples!"


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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, November 12, 5:53 PM

Responding with wonderment and awe

Janelle Tassano's curator insight, November 13, 10:53 AM

This is my ideal school

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How To YouTube Your Classroom - TeachThought

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Whatever mechanisms YouTube uses to deploy content works. Clearly the learning process is far more complicated than digital media hosting. What might happen if education experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? What might those lessons be? What works for YouTube?

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10 Infographic Tools for Data Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation

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Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.

If you’re hoping to incorporate infographics into your lessons, or to encourage your students to learn to communicate information visually, we’ve come to the rescue! These ten web-based and iOS apps will help you integrate infographics into a host of different lessons.

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

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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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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 21, 3:44 PM

Screen casting is a great way to flip your classroom. Explain Everything helps you to create the videos you want for your lessons. It offers features like an interactive whiteboard so that you can annotate.

John Rudkin's curator insight, Today, 7:14 AM

A cracking App with the power to unlock learning.

Holly Doe's curator insight, Today, 12:27 PM

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

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

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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

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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

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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, Today, 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

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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?

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"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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Coding In The Classroom: How Teachers Are Learning To Code - Getting Smart

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Like a slow moving barge, the discussions around teaching students to code have remained afloat, drifting slowly towards a far away destination for many years. Although there is still progress to be made to achieve the goals of code fluency, current activities indicate that significant change is happening and thankfully, on a global scale.

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Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents

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The White House summit on Wednesday, Nov. 19 will highlight exemplary leadership in digital transformations and launch a "Future Ready District Pledge."
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Parents return to elementary school to learn math

Parents return to elementary school to learn math | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
More rigorous standards and a new way of calculating has many parents confused.
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Even as on old "Elementary School teacher" I still need refresher courses! #lifelonglearner

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Prizewinning Educational Games from the Nobel Foundation - Avatar Generation

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Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, Sir Alexander Fleming, Mother Teresa; all of these amazing individuals have one thing in common – winning the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is one of the most highly regarded awards given to people working in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics. But the Nobel Foundation is more than just an award giving Foundation, and has branched out into creating educational content related to the hard work done by Nobel Prize winners. Not only does their website contain video clips, documentaries, literature and history related to the winners, but it has over 29 interactive educational games for students to learn about key scientific, economic, literature and peace concepts.

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Creating School Libraries of the Future for The Students of Today

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Miami Device - Make Marvelous Movies - Learning in Hand

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Today it's possible to film, edit, and publish movies all on an iOS device. There’s no more importing video into a computer, and apps are making the process easier than ever! See a demonstration and examples of how to create excellent educational films by using a variety of iPhone and iPad apps to film, edit, enhance, and publish videos. Learn about tips and tricks for helping students memorize lines, improving sound quality, changing camera angles, improving lighting, and much more. We’ll even produce a short film together!

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