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Discussions about Education and resources being used as well as recommended for improving the school environment.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Follow a National Geographic Expedition to Everest: Live

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Follow a National Geographic Expedition to Everest: Live | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"The latest National Geographic magazine in the NG iPad app provides a realtime opportunity to track a current/live expedition to climb Mount Everest." Thanks to John Evans (scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education) for sharing Wesley Fryer's (@wfryer) post on following a live climb to Mount Everest. 


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How do I transfer items created on my iPad to other devices?

How do I transfer items created on my iPad to other devices? | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

A frequently asked question is “How do I transfer items created on my iPad to other devices?” This leads to the issue of workflows and document management on an iPad.  You can find other great resources at www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-concepts ;


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Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey

Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Despite students’ limited ability to access social media in school, it is interesting to see how students are increasingly tapping into the plethora of social media tools and products to create community, develop skills and organize their lives outside of the classroom.  Thanks to @Nik Peachey for your shares on Scoop.it (http://scoop.it/t/learning-technology)


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Visual Understanding Environment

Visual Understanding Environment | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

 


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Tablets vs. Laptops in K-12 Education

Tablets vs. Laptops in K-12 Education | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
You may already be aware of the in-depth discussion going on inside the Teacher Learning Community on Tablets vs. Laptops for classroom us (Hola students! Add your thoughts: Tablets vs.

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11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards

11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards initiative was state led and coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to create benchmarks for learning from kindergarten through 12th grade. 

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Board Cam Standard - live exhibitions of small features for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G ...

Board Cam is the only app that transforms your iPad into a enhanced document camera or a whiteboard. Perform live dynamic presentations of objects, interact with images stored in your device, draw on a whiteboard or over video streaming without changing of application.

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What I’m Seeing: Apps Reinventing Learning Experiences

What I’m Seeing: Apps Reinventing Learning Experiences | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
There are apps that are reinventing the learning experiences. Here's a few examples of how video is revolutionizing teaching, how apps are making science more engaging, and how mobile technology helps students navigate higher ed.

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Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Teaching students the intelligent behaviors they need to succeed in school and later in life is much easier when you have this collection of stories and observations from teachers who have used the principles of ASCD's book Learning and Leading...

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Search Education – Google

Search Education – Google | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

How effective are you or even your students at searching the Internet?  Can they find academic sources quickly and efficiently?   If not, Google's Search Education site may be the resource needed.

 

Google has established a "Search Education" resource site containing Lesson Plans and Activities along with  links to Live Trainings focused on improving search skills.  

 

The lesson plan section has been established using a three step tier.  The steps represent learner levels (skill set) are "Beginner", "Intermediate", and "Advanced".  These three steps are available in each category composing the lesson plan options.  Speaking of the categories, each one can be seen as higher order thinking skills.  The categories are:

1.  Picking the right search terms

2.  Understanding search results

3.  Narrowing a search to get the best results

4.  Searching for evidence for research tasks

5.  Evaluating credibility of sources

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OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal

OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered working on a Windows 7 machine virtually from your iPad?  How about uploading/downloading from a virtual Windows 7 machine from the cloud without truly using a cloud based option?  Well, checkout OnLive for the iPad.  The app uses a virtualized, from the cloud, Windows 7 computer that comes with Office 2010 and Adobe Reader already installed. The host will keep the OS updated allowing the user to focus on just the service and options available.  The user has the ability to upload/download via http://desktop.onlive.com Thus, enabling one to take advantage of a mobile environment via iPad and virtualized Windows.  

 

In all, read through the entire review of OnLive and let me know how it goes in your classroom!

 

http://hetl.org/2012/04/29/onlivedesktopforclassroom/ ;

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Paper by FiftyThree Review | Mac|Life

Paper by FiftyThree Review | Mac|Life | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"There are two schools of thought when it comes to iOS apps: textured, skeuomorphic designs that try (often too hard) to create a level of real-world familiarity for the user, or clean, sleek interfaces with modern flourishes and a heavy emphasis on functionality.

 

Paper by FiftyThree is iPad minimalism at its finest." via John Evans http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education


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On Pedagogical Manipulation

On Pedagogical Manipulation | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Encouraging learning is an act of subtle manipulation. When we enter a classroom, we’re stepping onto a stage. This is true no matter how student-centered our classroom is, because our students are also stepping onto a stage (or into an audience). Even in the most open learning environments, we all play roles: the teacher, the student, the devil’s advocate, the reporter, the questioner, the dictator, the grader, the teacher’s pet. It’s in the careful modulation of these roles that we can actively control a learning environment.


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How to Save iPhone & iPad Apps & Downgrade an App to a Previous Version

How to Save iPhone & iPad Apps & Downgrade an App to a Previous Version | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"We’ve all had the experience of one of our favorite app getting updated and the new version being worse than the previous version ..."


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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

In media studies we often look at the creation of print and digital advertisements. Traditionally, students learn many of the foundational principles for creating a layout through a lecture or text book reading, and then eventually create their own.

What if we started with creativity rather than principles?


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Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:05 AM

Моя практика показывает, что такой путь - верный!

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, January 10, 2014 3:56 AM

Who ever suggested Bloom's taxonomy as a pyramid that required to master the bottom levels before the top ones?

 

Putting 'creating' first is the logical manifestation of action-oriented teaching.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:47 AM

Suena provocador comenzar por la creación y la creatividad en lugar de comenzar con la memorización de información.

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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues

Infographic: Information Literacy Issues | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Developing information literacy skills is perhaps the most important issue in 21st Century Learning and yet the struggle to do so is an uphill battle. We asked our friends in the library world what they think of the state of information literacy in schools. Check out this cool infographic to see what we learned.


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Who’s Developing Whom? Success with Do It Yourself Professional Development

Who’s Developing Whom? Success with Do It Yourself Professional Development | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
 Why don’t schools routinely tap their best teachers to organize and deliver custom-tailored professional development to their peers? This was the question posed  by Nancy Flanagan regardin... (Who’s Developing Whom?

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SkyDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive: best cloud storage option for iPhone and iPad users | iMore

Well explained comparison via www.imore.com of SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive for iPhone and iPad usage.

 

I found the details and screenshots very informative and well explained.  iMore also states that it really comes down to what you are trying to accomplish in determining which one is best.  So, take a look at this post and decide for yourself. Please return and share your thoughts regarding your preference.

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Steven Anderson @web20classroom has compiled a seven step process to assist schools with the development of Social Media guidelines.  

 

What I really like with Steven's post is that each step has reflection questions to help get lines of communication flowing.  So, be sure to check out the post on Edutopia and even consider downloading the full version for free to share with your school's stakeholders.

 

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How To Decide Which EdTech Resource Is Right For You | Edudemic

How To Decide Which EdTech Resource Is Right For You | Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Using iPad and iPhone Apps for Learning with Literature:MCTE 2012 P...

"Using iPad and iPhone Appsfor Learning with LiteracyRichard Beach, ProfessorEmeritus, University ofMinnesota, rbeach@umn.edu" via John Evans


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14 Ways to Use Garageband in the Classroom

14 Ways to Use Garageband in the Classroom | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

"Garageband is a great app that I think any student or teacher using an iPad should consider buying. It is a multi-track audio editing app that is as robust as you will ever need (unless of course you teach audio production). " Special thanks to John Evans for sharing this post on his Scoop.it site (www.scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education)


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Google launches Search Education site for teachers, covering lesson plans and classroom activities

Google launches Search Education site for teachers, covering lesson plans and classroom activities | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Google has announced a new search education tool aimed at helping teachers pass on the necessary skills to young learners researching online.

Google Search Education has been providing resources allowing academic research to be conducted via current Google Search tool. 

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16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest| The Committed Sardine

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest| The Committed Sardine | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Useful infographic from onlineuniversities.com, via The Committed Sardine blog.


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A Teacher's Guide To Web 2.0 at School

A quick guide to help teachers get started with Web 2.0. Stick figures included!

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Ove Christensen's comment, October 2, 2011 8:27 AM
sacha's presentation is unsurpassed for new teachers and teachers affraid of web 2.0 tools. It's great that it becomes more and more widespread. I use it whenever I do presentations for teachers.
markPLN's comment, November 21, 2011 8:44 PM
What a great series of slides. This might motivate some who are afraid to step outside their comfort zone. Thanks.