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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

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Quite a controversial deliberation on technology based education. This affrims the ongoing debate between two generations: the digital generation and the traditional media, moreover whether teachers actually see learners as active particpants in the learning process or just passive people who ought to do as they are told. I speak as a student when I say, that more and more of us are becoming disengaged with the normative learning experience.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com

Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.

 

Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month. 

“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”


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Have a very similar mindset but short of opening one's own school we are stuck with it. I have just published a book leading teachers to the more fertile ground for real progress, in literacy acquisition,  of analysing student work, giving them an authentic voice, and goal setting.  It puts listening and speaking at the centre.

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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, March 30, 12:32 AM

The way to go .... Totally in agreement .. The joy of learning creates wisdom 

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, April 1, 10:32 PM

Unfortunately this is the style of learning in China, where my teachers come from.   I have been told to take the fun out of the learning to concentrate on giving only useful information.  It has taken the joy out of my teaching...or can I be subversive???  

Dr. Richard NeSmith's curator insight, April 6, 7:28 PM

Will we ever learn in America? uhmmm...that is a rhetorical question, btw.   ;-) 

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iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There

iPads in Teaching - What Are They For? - Ideas Out There | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick.

 

Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to answer that snarky Johannesburg based iPad trainer who cannot believe I can do what I do using the iPad, yes I did create it myself!

 

This is what I think iPads are 'for' in education. Let me know what you think."

 


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This is your way of using I pad and great for you. May not work  in many contexts I can think of. I think  no. 4 is the salient point and for this to work one has to have very good individualised objectives  gained by knowing the organic structure of learning basic to the structure of the subject and close collaboration with the student.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 22, 6:52 PM

Very good ideas and great evidence for the need for technology in the classroom.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, March 23, 1:43 PM

Gaaf!

HC's curator insight, March 23, 9:24 PM

Very interesting visual that summarises what iPads are 'for' in education.

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i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun!

i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun! | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"Creatorverse is an awesome new and FREE app available for your IOS or Android device.  You can make your creations come to life with this app- the objects you add and create have physical properties that you can set in motion.  The objects you design can bounce, roll, accelerate, and more.  Users can build simple machines and games and designs can be shared so you can play with other users' creations too.  Watch the video to see the app in action:"


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could have a lot of fun with this 

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, January 24, 12:25 AM

Sounds like lots of fun I want to try it.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 23, 3:02 PM

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I Scooped this from "iTeach with Technology" blog. Karen Ogen is the author there, but she got it from David Kapuler's blog, "Technology Tidbits."  CreatorVerse looks like a niche which hadn't been filled. Physics and Art! Linden Labs develops games, but has stepped out with more collaborative "gaming."

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.


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Listening and speaking are the most powerful facilitators of learning which takes place through thought and reflection on the process. The learning takes place in the heart, brain and soul. Great to see tools that facilitate this. 

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

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When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).


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What a big help in saving time and achieving accuracy. 

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gregmhagar's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:06 AM

Super cool. I had no idea this feature existed!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:26 AM

Great one.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:25 PM

Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.

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Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration: 50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning!  There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don't pop on the site for at least five minutes.  The children enjoy the games so much.  

 

The site is perfect for any elementary grade level.  There is truly so much to offer.  I especially love that the website is free to use and super simple to navigate."

 


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A great resource. I love it, but am concerned that this might encourage teachers to use it too much at the possible expense of frying developing brains. This is becoming of increasing concern around the world and in New Zealand at least one school has removed wireless access from classrooms. Also it is reported that even some of the people who invented the ipad put their children in technology free elementary schools. Do they know something we ignore at our peril? 

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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 30, 2013 12:37 PM

I am planning on using this for my upcoming 3rd/4th grade after school computer enrichment.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 11:21 AM

Juegos interactivos para el aula. Nivel Primaria

Suthipong Pongworn ตากล้องรับถ่ายภาพ's curator insight, February 3, 7:40 PM

สำหรับเด็กประถม ครู และผู้ปกครอง ที่จะเรียนรู้ไปพร้อมกับเด็กๆ ครับ

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

Professor Larry Cuban:

 

With all of the above occurring, one would think that by 2024, age-graded schools and the familiar teaching and learning that occurs today in K-12 and universities  would have exited the rear door.

I do not think so. Getting access to powerful electronic devices for all students and teachers is surely a victory for those who believe in better technologies solving teaching and learning problems. But access does not guarantee use, especially the kind of use that vendors and ardent technophiles seek.


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Better technology to solve learning and teaching problems is a great thought but should not be seen as the bottom line. Identifying the problems accurately so they can be focussed  on with purpose, practicing to put into the long term memory, motivating  and rewarding the student...have to be in the  mix too, not to mention self discipline and good mental and physical health. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:53 PM

I recall arguing with English teaches about their apocalyptic predictions about word processing back in the mid-80's.  I agree with Dr. Cuban, access does not quarantee use. Still the future is bright and change is accellerating to the point that even the inertia of the education establishment might be overcome.  We'll see!  Here's to ten years of positive change in teaching and learning! 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:04 AM

Tech in education - enhancement not destruction, just my not-so-humble opinion.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 26, 2013 2:58 PM

"None of these incremental changes herald the disappearance of K-12 age-graded public schools or the dominant patterns of teacher-centered instruction. What these gradual changes will translate into is an array of options for teaching and learning available to both teachers and students."

 

This is particularly disconcerting. Without a shift away from the way we have always done things, will education really meet the demands of th 21st Century?

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TeachersWithApps - 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps

TeachersWithApps - 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it
Rounding up the best and favorite elementary school apps is not an easy task, the market is saturated and there are so many standouts that cover the gamut of grade levels.

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it is important that the very basics in literacy and maths to begin with are assessed individually  then resources/apps  be available to address common problems children have. It is so easy to get carried away and forget that focus is important, not random tries with very attractive apps that keep students occupied and entertained.

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Find Kids Apps in the iOS App Store the Easy Way with Age Sorting - OSXDaily

Find Kids Apps in the iOS App Store the Easy Way with Age Sorting - OSXDaily | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"Apple has created individual sections of the App Store for kids, which makes finding age appropriate apps for children much easier than it was before. With a few adjustments, you can basically create a kids-only App Store, perfectly suited for children aged 11 and under, but also conveniently broken into different age groups if you’re looking to narrow down to more age appropriate choices. This is different from the general age restrictions that can be set for the App Store, and aims to provide an easy way to browse through the huge amount of kids apps available to iOS."


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This is sorely needed by busy teachers. 

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's insight:

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

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Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:21 PM
Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

Quite a controversial deliberation on technology based education. This affrims the ongoing debate between two generations: the digital generation and the traditional media, moreover whether teachers actually see learners as active particpants in the learning process or just passive people who ought to do as they are told. I speak as a student when I say, that more and more of us are becoming disengaged with the normative learning experience.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

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Steph's Journalism Group 2013's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:21 PM
Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

Quite a controversial deliberation on technology based education. This affrims the ongoing debate between two generations: the digital generation and the traditional media, moreover whether teachers actually see learners as active particpants in the learning process or just passive people who ought to do as they are told. I speak as a student when I say, that more and more of us are becoming disengaged with the normative learning experience.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Writing is a form of speaking but using an accepted code. Reading is a form of listening after having deciphered the code. One learns to write by reading just as one learns to speak by listening. Want to learn more? Aunty alice will guide you in a collaborative organic literacy curriculum following this belief.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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The take-home folder is a magnifying glass on public school ...

I have a box of all the stuff my kids brought home from their time in traditional school that made me want to homeschool them. I wish I had known that I was going to have a blog about homeschooling, because when the box ...
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Making Math Thinking Visible with iPads - Primary Preoccupation

Making Math Thinking Visible with iPads - Primary Preoccupation | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"My students create many different artifacts, but the most meaningful are those in which my students show their learning and their thinking in ways that are far beyond what a worksheet could do.  When they make a video or screencast of what they have learned, I can hear and see their thinking. I can also hear confidence or hesitation, self-corrections or errors in perception. Consider these math examples produced by my students."

 


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Now that's  talking ! Specially  as it gives a door into the child's head.  This should also be pursued by analyzing writing for the same purpose. Reading ability has always taken centre stage. Putting the focus on writing is more logical . 

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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs

OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.


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Am keen to try it out. It could be the answer to my prayers

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Elena Manou's curator insight, March 19, 5:37 AM

OneNote has been the best thing ever for me! I've been using it to curate links, articles and text from the internet or my pc files, and then reorganise and produce new doc to work on by incorporating my notes and remixing them.  I don't even have to think about how to convert pdf files any more. I just take a clip from them and use the 'copy text from picture' button. Helped me organise some of the mess. God sent gift!!!

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 7:08 PM

Many of the students use OneNote on their iPads, so this may be a valuable tool for staff to learn about, as well.  It is now available as a free Mac program.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 8:47 AM

HOW long have we been waiting for this?

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i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun!

i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun! | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"Creatorverse is an awesome new and FREE app available for your IOS or Android device.  You can make your creations come to life with this app- the objects you add and create have physical properties that you can set in motion.  The objects you design can bounce, roll, accelerate, and more.  Users can build simple machines and games and designs can be shared so you can play with other users' creations too.  Watch the video to see the app in action:"


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Sounds like lots of fun I want to try it.

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, January 31, 9:24 PM

could have a lot of fun with this 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 23, 3:02 PM

goede video met voorbeelden

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I Scooped this from "iTeach with Technology" blog. Karen Ogen is the author there, but she got it from David Kapuler's blog, "Technology Tidbits."  CreatorVerse looks like a niche which hadn't been filled. Physics and Art! Linden Labs develops games, but has stepped out with more collaborative "gaming."

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Popular Science - A Nerd's Guide to Reading

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A Nerd's Guide to Reading


25 Popular Science books that will change the way you think


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I want to read the lot! So much to learn....

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A Simple Way To Introduce Your Students To Coding - TeachThought

A Simple Way To Introduce Your Students To Coding - TeachThought | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"As apps and digital projects become more important to how we live and play, learning how to design and create those ideas is going to become more important as well.

 

And if the current trend continues, more accessible than ever.

 

While many coding resources for students exist, many of these look like they were designed by lifeless robots. Coding already has a reputation as geeky, dry, and alphanumeric, as opposed to the svelte, elegant, and engaging interaction that code produces. Kind of ironic."


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Teach thought? Interesting concept. The brain has everything in place at birth to absorb language and words and one cannot think without them. Let's not forget the organic nature of learning. Imposing skills and processes from the outside can often ignore the very nature of being human....empathy, curiosity, creativity, communication...which develops from within the child. We must be careful about what we feed in to the child as that is what we often get out.

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Darío Verdasco's curator insight, December 31, 2013 4:07 AM

Muy sencillo y accesible a niños de 6 años y quizás 5... Muy intuitivo.

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Subtext to build interaction around online text

Subtext to build interaction around online text | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.


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Sounds like a great tool that also fosters discussion and interaction with others

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David Baker's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:51 PM

As we are developing our digital tools to support teachers in our 1:1 iPad Mini rollout this could be a great tool to support CCSS.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:28 PM

This development might serve a a simple model for more comprehensive evolving seven-dimensional  knowledge artifacts.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:15 PM

This is awesome.  Use digital text for discussion with the class on your iPad and the academic can see what the class discussion is, and can also interact...

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Talky

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Truly simple video chat and screen sharing for groups. Add multiple people to the conversation. Easily add anyone's screen to the conversation. Add a shared key to a room for added privacy.


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Been looking for something like this . Now to do it.

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16s3d's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:20 AM

Une alternative à Skype (Microsoft), en plus respecteux de la vie privée.

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:20 PM

For Firefox 24 and google chrome only. Haven't tried it yet but sounds good.

AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 6:47 AM

Video chat and screen sharing for groups, no sign in required.

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10 great apps for a new tablet - USA Today

10 great apps for a new tablet - USA Today | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"I recently bought my 88-year-old Uncle Leonard his first iPad as a gift and had it mailed directly to him. It seemed like a good idea until I realized — wait a minute — he doesn't know how to set it up.

 

So I quickly dashed out instructions, along with suggestions for 10 great apps to download, to begin his iPad experience.

 

It's a good list, so I'd like to share it with all of you who might have a new tablet in your life this holiday season. All the below apps are free."

 


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There are many over 75's who are not confident in iPads. Some very basic help set out in simple steps would be good.

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


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A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

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Jeffrey Burk's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:29 AM

Interesting article on assessment strategies.

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:40 PM

I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

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The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"As children across the nation return to school, many are going armed with their own computational tools. From laptops to tablets and smartphones, schools and universities across the globe are testing out a more dynamic learning environment, where students bring and use their choice of technologically assistive devices in the classroom. Despite the obvious benefits, the influx of mobile technology in educational systems has also provoked backlash from parents and teachers alike, similar to the BYOD backlash witnessed within enterprise IT departments in the past few years.

 

Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices."


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Interesting that some Silicon Valley inventors of Apple I-pad  choose to send their children to Waldorf Schools that do not embrace computers. Why? The outcomes of hours spent in front of computer screens for developing brains has not been identified clearly in terms of long term effects. I believe that a good teacher who empowers her students to learn can do so without technology, I am speaking here of elementary schools where most students are gaining literacy that can be applied in any medium a little later. Let's restrict their use in kindergartens and primary schools to be on the safe side. 

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Michael Podraza's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:47 AM

"With my brain and my smartphone on, I am more powerful"

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:51 AM

"..Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices...."

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Does your child have problems distinguishing b's and d's ? | Scoop.it

"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


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I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

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Jeffrey Burk's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:29 AM

Interesting article on assessment strategies.

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:03 PM

A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

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Social Bookmarking Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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"Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access. Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content."


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Seems an answer to the info. overload we experience in our busy lives. Good work

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