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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Google announced today the release of Toontastic 3D which is similar to the original Toontastic but has more awesome stuff to offer. Toontastic 3D allows kids to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. They can construct amazing things including book and school reports, design pitches, narrate stories, create beautiful cartoons and many more. Toontastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.  It also works with select Chromebooks."


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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 16, 12:52 PM
Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 17, 4:12 AM
A very good and engaging tool for digital storytelling. Quite simple but with a very catchy layout. Easy to use, with simple outcomes. It is a good tool for primary and lower secondary students!! Production is saved as a video in the mobile device.
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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Dr. Caroline B. Laurens's curator insight, January 11, 5:58 AM
So usefull !!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 14, 10:53 AM
Des mots clés à l'aide du SAMR qui peuvent vous aider à trouver une nouvelle application.
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Coding in the Elementary Grades - Toronto District School Board

Coding in the Elementary Grades - Toronto District School Board | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Fascinating resource!
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10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations

10 Essential PowerPoint Hacks For Exciting Presentations | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Besides practicing a lot, great presenters have picked up smart PowerPoint hacks (i.e., clever tips and tricks) that work well and make their job easier.

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Cathia Gaïta's curator insight, August 30, 2016 8:25 AM
Toujours bon à savoir.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 26, 2016 11:26 AM
Great tips!
 
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, November 28, 2016 9:53 AM

These are amazing hints and tips.  Thank you Presentation Panda @pandapresents for making our lives easier when presenting!

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12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!

12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow! | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It's free, it's easy-to-use, and it's awesome. Oh, and did I mention... no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click "Create" to get started building your "wall" today. Then,…

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 11, 2016 3:25 AM
The Padlet is good to use when all the students have an internet connected device, a tablet, for example, and they have go in for audience polls, and short answers. The results and the responses can be seen by all on a screen in the classroom. All our classrooms have wifi and projectors which can be connected to laptops.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 2016 9:47 AM
Padlet, c'est un chouette outil. A utiliser, surtout aussi pour son aspect visuel.
Leslie Varela's curator insight, November 14, 2016 11:47 PM
In my opinión this interesting tool contributes to create a good atmosphere where students can interact and share their knowledge and investigations with the whole class. Personally, I would like to use this tool in three different ways: 1) Create a feedback wall where students can post suggestions and express concerns anonymously. 2) Build a matching exercise on the wall and have students rearrange the photos and text to solve, and 3) Create a digital map and have students post their findings about new cultures. The main idea is to teach the topics using other alternatives in order to motivate students participation.
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Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty

Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Students have invented lots of ways to cheat and, with the growing use of technology in education, new cheating options appear on a regular basis.

Although it seems an overwhelming problem to address, there’s no need to despair. Do your due diligence–stop violations and cultivate honesty among students by also finding technology that works for you.

Check out the list of 10 edtech tools below that can help promote academic honesty while fitting nicely into daily routines and improving the quality of your educational efforts.

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Antonio Andrade's curator insight, September 9, 2016 8:26 PM
Interesting Tools
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 21, 2016 1:45 PM
Some great resources listed here. I would argue, though, the best way to combat cheating is create engaging assessments that students want to do and learn from. 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 12, 2016 6:08 PM

1. RefWorks

 

2. Unplag

 

3. Respondus LockDown Browser

 

4. Respondus Monitor

 

5. ProctorU

 

6. Mendeley

 

7. Purdue OWL

 

8. Google Scholar

 

9. Poll Everywhere

 

10. Self Control

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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome) | #Research | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 2016 12:54 PM
The Chorus to Remember

Music can make a huge difference in your workday. Feel free to crank up the volume if noise has you working like a snail, you've got a case of the Monday's, or you've got something mundane or familiar to do. Ideally, though, make your playlists out of songs you already know, and if your tasks involve any sort of linguistic processing, focus on lyric-free options. Lastly, if you have something to learn, pump up your mood with music before you get started.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=music

 

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 22, 2016 10:45 AM

Who knew...and folks tell me to turn it down :-)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2016 5:12 AM

Classical or instrumental music enhances mental performance more than music with lyrics. Music can make rote or routine tasks (think folding laundry or filing papers) less boring and more enjoyable. Runners who listen to music go faster. But when you need to give learning and remembering your full attention, silence is golden

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Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this first post, I’ll share some preliminary results about video usage, obtained from initial analyses of a few edX math and science courses. Unsurprisingly, students engaged more with shorter videos. Traditional in-person lectures usually last an hour, but students have much shorter attention spans when watching educational videos online.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 16, 2016 3:43 PM

There have been a number of studies I've come across that have come to this same conclusion that 6 minutes is the optimal length for student engagement with an educational video. Yet, educators' urge to "cover the material" seems to get in the way of keeping videos to this level of conciseness. Six minutes guys!!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 16, 2016 3:44 PM

There have been a number of studies I've come across that have come to this same conclusion that 6 minutes is the optimal length for student engagement with an educational video. Yet, educators' urge to "cover the material" seems to get in the way of keeping videos to this level of conciseness. Six minutes guys!!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 16, 2016 3:44 PM

There have been a number of studies I've come across that have come to this same conclusion that 6 minutes is the optimal length for student engagement with an educational video. Yet, educators' urge to "cover the material" seems to get in the way of keeping videos to this level of conciseness. Six minutes guys!!

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Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve.

Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve. | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I truly believe in the work of George Couros and "The Innovator's Mindset." For example, I am now reading "The Innovator's Mindset" for the second time and interestingly enough different points have now stood out to me. An element that George mentions is the difference between "engaging" students and "empowering" students. Through the differentiation that George made between the two concepts, I started reflecting on intangible and tangible results that I experienced in the classroom.

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Osmo Turns Blocks Into Code to Teach Kids Programming

Osmo Turns Blocks Into Code to Teach Kids Programming | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Osmo's latest iPad game lets kids use modular, magnetic blocks to create sets of executable instructions.

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 14, 2016 9:55 AM

Share this with your Science! Teachers!

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Use Minecraft to teach math - ISTE

Use Minecraft to teach math - ISTE | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We know that kids love computer games and will spend hours engrossed in them. But “educational games” are often neither educational nor much fun. Use Minecraft to organize, implement, manage, assess, guide and provide ample learning opportunities and still keep games fun.

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 13, 2016 9:23 AM

Here are 12 great videos you need to check out.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 2016 4:23 AM

Les sessions TED méritent d'être davantage connues, aussi pour les enseignants.

Les Parents Engagés's curator insight, February 2, 2016 4:43 PM

Oui bon c'est en anglais.....mais TED c'est quand même souvent "amazing"....

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CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality

CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.
CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.


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Isabel García's curator insight, January 14, 7:14 AM
Me parece muy interesante para la clase.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:23 AM
VR platform free and easy to create
 
jorge vázquez's curator insight, January 18, 1:55 AM
Herramienta para incentivar la narración digital y la creatividad de los alumnos, llevando la educación a su terreno.
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MoocNote - Take notes on videos

MoocNote - Take notes on videos | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Take notes that are link back to the appropriate place in the videos and are collected into one central place.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 31, 2016 11:44 AM

Effectivement une idée pour avoir des vidéos annotés.

Marta Sponsiello's curator insight, March 11, 2016 6:39 AM

This looks like a great way to create a video library and take notes and interact around the videos. Great tool if you are using blended learning or trying out a flipped apprach.

I+d+i 's curator insight, March 12, 2016 5:26 AM
TICs
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Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC

Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A BC teacher's guide to computational thinking: what is it, how does it fit your existing curriculum, and how does it relate to coding in the classroom?

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Coding in French - Free Printable Coding Blocks | Mrs. Geek Chic

Coding in French - Free Printable Coding Blocks | Mrs. Geek Chic | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A primary goal for me as a French Language Teacher is for my students to see the relevance in learning to communicate in French, be it in Reading, Writing, or Speaking.  I want my students to know that what they do in English, they can do in French and in turn, receive many opportunities because of this skill that they have.  If, somewhere in the future, my students think back to the time spent in my classroom, I want them to remember that what they learned, was useful and important to them.  This includes use of the French language to discuss and teach others about their interests.  A large interest of students (of various ages) is in technology.  Many are starting to develop an interest in coding and creating using different forms of technology. Coding encourages students to try something new; to create something they thought was impossible; to use a new language to communicate; and to use critical thinking skills to solve problems.

But, as many Core French teachers are on a cart, or if a French teacher is in a classroom, they may not have access to the technology to permit this type of learning when many rooms have more than 30 students and fewer tools to use.

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10 Essential Questions for Teaching Global Digital Citizenship

10 Essential Questions for Teaching Global Digital Citizenship | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Explore these 10 essential questions for teaching Global Digital Citizenship in your classroom. They can be used with our free GDC tools!

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 3, 2016 6:28 AM

Les 10 questions essentielles pour enseigner le numérique d'une façon éthique et citoyenne

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 3, 2016 7:21 AM

teaching GDC tips

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 2016 12:18 PM

A number of useful (and free) GDC tools linked to this post.

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, September 3, 2016 9:24 AM
Great ideas for a beginning-coding needs to become more of a main dish in our curricula!
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 8, 2016 3:35 PM
Good ideas.
Jeff Rhodus's curator insight, October 27, 2016 8:57 AM
Great uses of QR Codes in the classroom!
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Social media as Literacy - @JCasaTodd

Social media as Literacy - @JCasaTodd | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I remember George Couros when he came to our District, asking the question, “If you don’t know what a hashtag is are you considered illiterate today?”

I thought about that as I read a recent article by CEO of Hootsuite, Social media skills millenials lack.  Ryan Holmes states that using social media effectively is “the most important digital skill for tomorrow’s CEOs”  He refers to a “social media gap” which is further supported by Professor William Ward, professor of social media at Syracuse University, who states “Students using digital and social media professionally in an integrated and strategic way have an advantage. [They’re] getting better jobs and better internships …”  

The fact is, students are good at connecting with people they already know, but don’t understand how to network professionally.  I would add they don’t often know how it works for learning either.

That is a compelling reason to incorporate social media in the context of the classroom and yet there is a real reluctance to do this by many Districts.

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6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code (EdSurge News)

6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In the age of #CSforAll, there are hundreds of online resources to teach you and your students how to code. But is it possible to learn this digital skill through an analogue method?

For those of you that love the touch, smell, and feel of books, below is a list of recommended reads to get you started with coding. All but the first would also be great for students to use in class or at home; I’ve sorted the list by grade level.

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A Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | K-6 Educational Resources | Board of Studies NSW

A Guide to Coding and Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | K-6 Educational Resources | Board of Studies NSW | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solution(s) in such a way that a computer – human or machine – can effectively carry out.

Informally, computational thinking describes the mental activity in formulating a problem to admit a computational solution.  The solution can be carried out by a human or machine. This latter point is important.  First, humans compute.  Second, people can learn computational thinking without a machine.  Also, computational thinking is not just about problem solving, but also about problem formulation.1

The Digital Careers organisation says that students need experience and skills in computational thinking and computer programming (coding) to be successful in their future careers.2 The NSW syllabuses provide a range of opportunities to develop students’ understanding of computational thinking and coding.

This guide draws out the areas where computational thinking can be applied within the existing NSW K–8 syllabuses. Like the syllabuses, it is organised into stages of learning and subdivided into learning areas, with suggested activities and links to online resources.

Not all resources and activities listed in this guide refer to coding explicitly, but they do aim to develop algorithmic and computational thinking skills to better enable students and teachers to reach a coding goal.

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33 Interesting Ways to Use Mobile Phones in the Classroom


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 2016 5:13 PM

Some of these suggestions are essentially the same thing, but there are still some great ideas here. 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, February 20, 2016 10:44 PM

Me parece muy interesante el uso de la opción 1: Códigos QR, tal vez para dar alguna pista acerca de los problemas en los que se está trabajando o para encargar tarea...

Conviene probar algunas de estas formas de trabajo.

Miquel Fitó Badal's curator insight, February 22, 2016 8:12 AM

afegeixi la seva visió ...

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The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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This interesting article explains how many companies are using the affordances provided by Meerkat and Periscope on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram in order to win customer attention. The techniques themselves are interesting and creative educators will surely find ways to harness this delivery system in service to their students.


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10 Ways Kids Can Learn About Robotics | Learning

10 Ways Kids Can Learn About Robotics | Learning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"From coding to stop-motion animation videos to sewing, the maker movement is becoming more and more popular with kids and adults.

Maker culture is a movement that embraces do-it-yourself tinkering with electronics and physical objects—it focuses on learning and trying out new practical skills, building a community of resources and experimenting.

 

Robotics and electronics are two hallmarks of the maker movement (electronics explores using electronic circuits, while robotics combines circuits, movement and sometimes software to create a machine or robot). Projects can be as simple as a making a light blink, or as involved as building an entire robot.

 

“Light switches, electronics [and] toys seem very closed off...The average person doesn't realize they can make or impact them,” says Jennifer Turliuk of MakerKids in Toronto. MakerKids is the world’s first and largest makerspace that’s just for kids; it offers many different maker programs for children.

 

“In [robotics] programs, kids start to understand how these simple machines work. They can even make their own light switch,” Turliuk says."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, January 16, 2016 9:52 AM

Examples from a Canadian perspective with a focus on Making.