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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

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"Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students.`


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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

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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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Teaching Current Events: How Do We Mix Talk and Action?

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Teacher Sarah Cooper finds it heartening to talk about current events with kids but wonders how she might engage them even more deeply in the world's problems.
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Redefining smart

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As a sports fan, I have often thought about how certain built-in realities of the professional game impact the likelihood of a particular player’s potentia
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5 Guidelines for Using Technology to Motivate Students

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Recently I attended a departmental meeting to discuss students at risk of failing out of their degree program. Many of these students are bright and talented people, but they stopped showing up to class. They produced shoddy, incomplete work. Around the table, their instructors described them as “disengaged,” “careless” and in need of getting their “priorities straight.” Sound familiar? Student motivation, or rather the lack thereof, is a perennial problem for educators. It’s become obvious to m

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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique

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By Arina Bokas & Rod Rock - Every learner is unique, and adopting a growth mindset in education is important, the authors argue. One size doesn't fit all.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 30, 9:46 AM

Gifted children often display their gifted talents in different areas.  Some children are gifted in science, others in math, others in music...and some show extraordinary talents in several areas. It is not the label that is placed on the child's ability, but what is done to develop and support that ability. The enrichment and challenge that is provided at home and in school can raise the demonstration of talent to high levels - however, this enrichment and challenge must be coupled with the social and emotional support that develops a life-long learner.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 30, 9:51 AM

Gifted education often talks about the twice-exceptional learner - one whose intellectual gifts are coupled and often masked by a learning disability.  There is also a phenomena of the gifted student who lives in a state of poverty.  Often trapped in a high poverty school that focuses on remediation and intervention.  Poverty schools must embrace a growth mindset about students, believing that every student can develop their gifts and talents.  They must differentiate the learning experiences that provide pathways for students to access deeper learning with complex thinking within the content.  This is a tall order for teachers who are burdened with learning gaps, behavior problems, and social issues...but with over 50% of our students living in poverty, we cannot afford to miss the development of the gifts and talents that lie buried under poverty.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 30, 7:36 PM

This article shares the idea on how all learners are not the same, we need to strive to teach to all their styles as best possible.

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A Simple DIY Approach to Tracking and Improving Student Learning Outcomes

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A professor and former dean of performance excellence at San Antonio College uses Excel data to inform his instruction and achieve better learning outcomes for his students.

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Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Why We Changed Our Model of the “8 Essential Elements of PBL” | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
In our new conception for Gold Standard PBL, we have created two separate but related components of the model: Essential Project Design Elements, and Project Based Teaching Practices. We call them the Essential Project Design Elements because that’s precisely what they are – not the “elements of PBL” the instructional methodology, which is a much broader topic than the design of a project itself. The Project Based Teaching Practices expand on what it means to implement PBL well, beyond designing the project. You can read more about our new model in another post, but as you can see in the diagram below, while some of the familiar “8 Essential Elements” remain, others are gone. Let’s explain where they went and why.

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25 Resources For Teaching With Movies And Film - TeachThought

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Whether you’re a student looking to get into the film industry or a teacher looking for reference points to help your pupils, you’ll need all the online resources you can find.

To make things a little easier for you, the film section of Tuppence Magazine has put together a list of the 25 best learning resources for film studies available online. It covers everything from film theory and study points to filmmaking, behind the scenes advice and useful inspiration, providing a wide range of options for teachers and students alike.

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The Importance of Maker Education for Girls (EdSurge News)

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As the director of a maker lab at Castilleja School, an independent all-girls school for grades 6-12, I, along with my team, have witnessed dramatic changes in skills and confidence that can occur when we give young women not only the opportunity but also a safe space to make, build, tinker, and create. In line with multiple articles calling for empowering a more diverse and inclusive community of makers, we strongly believe that maker programs and inclusive maker spaces are particularly important in girls’ education.


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6 steps to help students become entrepreneurs - Daily Genius

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Youth may be wasted on the young but, increasingly it seems, it is also no barrier to starting up a new business.  And many students are taking the lead in the creation of new start-ups, balancing academic work with the joys of entrepreneurship.

That balance is a tricky one, and is greatly helped by discipline and self-awareness – two assets which make anyone in business see things more clearly. And for those running two lives, as students and as business-types, that’s even more true.

This infographic from the combined might of the Westminster Bridge Student Accommodation and Urbanest Student Accommodation covers what it takes to become a student entrepreneur:

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Cecilia Moreno's curator insight, May 30, 5:00 AM

I try these using shark tank as a source to motivate, it was amazing the results

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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

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7 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches I @ScholasticAdms

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Writing with Clarity for Effective Instructional Design

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 29, 2:23 PM

Get more helpful writing tips for instructors!...You can never have too many writing tips!

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Can some video games get kids to play (and learn) outside more rather than less? - The Hechinger Report

Can some video games get kids to play (and learn) outside more rather than less? - The Hechinger Report | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
On a bright May afternoon, a gaggle of seventh graders armed with water-resistant iPads dispersed along the muddy banks of Parker Meadow Pond in Lexington, Massachusetts a few blocks from their school. Working in pairs, the students followed an online map to various “hotspots” around the pond’s perimeter where a virtual wildlife ranger popped onscreen …
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Researchers Testing the Impact of Text Formatting on Learning -- THE Journal

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A four-year research effort at the University of California, Irvine will test out the impact of changing the formatting of text to help middle school students improve their reading and writing abilities.
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Interesting research...

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EdCast

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The future of the knowledge economy is here. Build your Personal Knowledge Network with EdCast.
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Twitter for Educators...

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

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Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.
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6 Technologies That Will Change How You Use Your Smartphone

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Smartphones have advanced at a phenomenal rate since the original iPhone announcement. Resolutions are skyrocketing, processing power is growing rapidly. However, as the technology has advanced, it seems like the uses themselves have stagnated -- we still use our smartphones almost exactly the same ways we did back in 2007. There is, however, some technology on…

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Transformative Technology in Education - YouTube

This video is about Transformative Technology in Education

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Student-Built App Gamifies Learning

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Packed with goal-oriented learning tools, the iAchieveODU mobile app helps students manage their studies and find the information they need to succeed.

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Very Cool!

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6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning

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Wondering how to Engage Passive Learners In eLearning? Check the 6 Tips To Engage Passive Learners In eLearning.

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100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies

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Why is STEM important? In short, the future job market will revolve around science. This includes all forms of technology, engineering and math. 80% of jobs in the future will require technology skills. Statistics today show that there will be a drastic shortage of job applicants in the next decade with the skills and knowledge to fill these new positions. While only 4% of the nation’s workforce is composed of scientists and engineers, this group creates jobs for the other 96% of the workforce (source). The average professional with a STEM-related degree earns more than double the average national wage. About 3 million jobs are currently unfilled because Americans lack the basic STEM skills needed for the positions (source).

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What Does ‘Personalized Learning’ Look Like?

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"An education blog whose authors believe there’s too much hype around “personalized learning” technology has posted a series of video case studies about the trend, hoping to help get beyond overheated rhetoric."


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Five Ways to Win Over your Subject Matter Experts

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Learn to manage your Subject Matter Experts in the best possible way with these five tips.

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7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions)

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your eLearning Courses (Plus 25 Solutions) | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Here are the traits of a bad eLearning course that you should steer clear of.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 29, 1:03 PM

Some good things to remember here. I think the first one "Be Dull and Boring" is perhaps the most important. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 29, 2:21 PM

So, you when go to the trouble and effort to build an e-Learning course why not make it one that people will love?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 31, 11:11 AM

C'est intéressant de ne pas commettre les quelques erreurs. Surtout que cela m'est déjà arrivé. La solution est toujours de bien trier dans le contenu qu'on utilise.

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New Report Shares Personalized Learning Guidance

The recommendations are based on findings shared at a summit hosted by North Carolina State University's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

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Some Great Tools for Transcribing Audio and Video Content ~ EdTech and MLearning

Some Great Tools for Transcribing Audio and Video Content ~ EdTech and MLearning | Cool Edubytes for Teachers! | Scoop.it
Transcription softwares can be costly and hard to operate. This is particularly the case with those pro tools employed to transcribe lengthy audio and video recordings. Researchers use them to transcribe their data into textual input for analytical purposes. Examples of such tools are provided in at the end of this post.

For teachers and educators looking for simple and easy to use transcription tools, we would suggest the following: automated speech to text apps or audio players designed for transcription works.

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flea palmer's curator insight, May 29, 7:47 AM

A list of free Chrome apps - I shall have to try these as we are frequently asked about transcribing software - very timely!