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Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use

Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It is nice to see the updates being done to Creative Commons.  Thanks to @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  for sharing this post on his scoop.it page. 

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Petra Pollum's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:09 PM
Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:39 AM

an important moove on for education

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Why not create an infographics this holiday? - SchoolNet SA - Blogger

Why not create an infographics this holiday? - SchoolNet SA - Blogger | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Infographics are very popular at the moment. They are visual representations of information, data or knowledge and as such they speak louder than mere words would have done to make their point. Every day I see ...
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The Beginner’s Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios

The Beginner’s Guide To Creating Digital Portfolios | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios. It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class.
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10 Things To Consider Before Buying A Tablet

10 Things To Consider Before Buying A Tablet | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
If your school or district is considering enhancing student learning with technology, then you're probably considering implementing a tablet solution into your classrooms.
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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 3:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 9:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg

How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how to make one of those fun QR codes you see in stores and online? It’s actually not that tough!

Via John Evans
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Thank you John Evans for sharing this infographic on creating QR code scavenger hunts via iPads on your scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education page.  

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:47 PM

Ipad+QR: a new advantage for BYOD learning

Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:00 PM

My students love doing scavenger hunts, but I've never tried one like this before. This could be really cool for reviews.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:38 PM

There are many affordances for QR codes in history. Pose an historical inquiry question and get students to gather clues (evidence) using primary sources embedded with a QR code at a museum, local community, school etc. Or, get primary students to create their own QR codes for artefacts. This could engage students in historical inquiry and the analysis and use of primary and secondary sources.

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Great visual flow chart to assist in determining which infographic is best for the task at hand. 

 

Thanks ks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource. 

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Jocelyn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:59 AM

This will help me with preparing students for benchmarks where they will need to learn how to read charts.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:59 PM

Great way for students to know which infographic to choose.  

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Calling all K-12 teachers! Check out Connected Classrooms on Google+ to discover virtual field trips and collaborate with fellow educators.

Calling all K-12 teachers! Check out Connected Classrooms on Google+ to discover virtual field trips and collaborate with fellow educators. | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Bring the world into your classroom through Google+
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At first it was Skyping with educators around the globe.  Now Google has joined the collaborative network establishing their own resource site for Google Hangouts (GHO).  

Honestly, the benefits of either Skype in the Classroom or Google's Connected Classrooms are endless. It is now up to educators to determine which is best for their school environment and network connectivity. 

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20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic

20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
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A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work
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I like the list of scenarios provided within this post that address Inquiry Learning and PBL. 

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:29 AM

Here are some great examples and lists to ponder!

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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and

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malek's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:11 AM

Time to move from a nerd to a geek.  A deep look into future competency skills

Ness Crouch's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:23 PM

This article is not just applicable to graduates. All teaches need these skills. Some may need upgrading.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed. Here is a toolkit I assembled that is filled with tools I frequently use for designing flexible student-driven learning experiences. Starting with a good toolkit is essential.


Via Susan Oxnevad
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Special thanks to Susan Oxnevad for sharing this Thinglink project providing 10 recommended resources that many educators may not be familiar with for the classroom. 

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Laura Briggs's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:03 PM

Tools for flexible student-driven learning experiences!

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Rising STAR Mentor Program

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Over the years the DEN has flourished into a wealth of information and resources and we want to ensure all new STARs take full advantage of what this community has to offer. That is why we developed the Rising STAR Program. This is an optional one month program designed for all new STARs to welcome them into the DEN and connect with this amazing community.


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I ask my fellow DEN STARS and Gurus to assist in supporting our DEN family and new rising stars.  

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DENprincess's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:31 PM

The Rising STAR is designed to:

Assist new STARs in building connections within the DEN CommunityBuild an awareness for the resources available to new STARsHelp new STARs become comfortable being an active member of the DEN
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How Stories Can Scaffold Creative Learning

How Stories Can Scaffold Creative Learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
How might stories emphasize scaffolding, the external supports that contribute to our learning and finding new paths?
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The Analog Teacher’s Guide To Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

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The demand is on for educators to provide more digital content that allows for the integration of technology, but where does the professional start? A great place to start would be a website aligned to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.
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What Role Is Google Playing In Education?

What Role Is Google Playing In Education? | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
It’s not a secret that Google is omnipresent in the modern world. So Google’s attempts to penetrate into the sphere of education come as no surprise.
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Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work

Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Building the Curriculum 4 - skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, December 15, 2013 5:28 AM

health and well being, the project of ICSU could emphasize more learning

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Teacher's Guide to Socrative 2.0 - student response system

Teacher's Guide to Socrative 2.0  - student response system | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I am glad to see Socrative looking to improve their teacher resource.  Another option to consider is infuselearning.com. 

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The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up.
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As many of us know, Augmented Reality is one of the big trends in technology integration.  This posting by Katie Lepi on Edudemic provides an infographic illustrating different uses of Augmented Reality.

I would also recommend visiting Brad and Drew's website as they have provided an excellent library of tutorials and insight to the Arasma augmented reality app. http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/p/augmented-reality.html

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Things to Think About iPad App

Things to Think About iPad App | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Kids' Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids.  Created by students and teachers in Michigan,...
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There are not too many better projects or app options out there than those created by students for the benefit of other students.  Checkout the student made app done in partnership with Jackson Area Career Center and county students.  

 

The app provides writing prompts, 12 categories of questions, and more.  

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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.

Via Gust MEES
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I see this being a great option for students interested in learning more about computers and the key components that allow them to work. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:48 AM

 

A MUST CHECK!!! The kit, which costs $119, is scheduled to ship worldwide in July 2014.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make

 

 

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Portfolio Community of Practice: Assessing ePortfolios.

Portfolio Community of Practice: Assessing ePortfolios. | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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As many of you know, I collaborate regularly with Tina Schneider and Barbara Tallentt, founders of LiveBinders.  I am a strong believer in the development of ePortfolois.  This flow chart is a good start to developing a solid assessment rubric regarding ePortfolios. 

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ghbrett's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:46 PM

ePortfolios should prove more value as time goes on. If nothing else the will help students better understand the notion of curation and archiving.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:34 AM

Here are some good how-to instructions to work from.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 24, 2013 2:33 PM

get the pdf version of the document: http://blogs.ubc.ca/portfolios/files/2013/11/Assessing-ePortfolios.pdf ;

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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One of my passions is working with students and teachers to develop digital storytelling projects.  This infographic is a great visual for working with all parties as they progress through each step.  

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 11:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 3, 1:39 AM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 9:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it
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Are you one of the many considering iOS or even Android mobile deployments via carts or 1:1?  If so, I strongly encourage the reading of Nik Peachey's post.  Nik shares his insight as well as questions all parties involved in the process should be asking.  I really like how he addresses the Pedagogical and Motivational aspects of these initiatives.  

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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning | EDUcational Chatter | Scoop.it

I also believe that encouraging students to get 'hands on' with authentic apps has a much more important role in helping them to develop digital literacies which they can use outside of the classroom.


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Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this via his Scoop.it site "Learning Technology News".  

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olgadiez's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:02 AM

Criterios para evaluar apps reales y aplicarlas en educación.  Muy interesante.

Kelly Pickering's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:46 PM

Great measurement options here.