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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ Are Not ‘Learning Styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ Are Not ‘Learning Styles’ | EdCloud | Scoop.it

The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.


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Heather Peretz's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:28 PM

Interesting article with insight. The lessons are : Individualize, Pluralize and drop the term "styles".Read the article to learn more! 

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5 Steps for Getting Started with Curriculet - Curriculet

5 Steps for Getting Started with Curriculet - Curriculet | EdCloud | Scoop.it
Follow these 5 steps to get started with Curriculet in no time

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, July 11, 2014 3:46 AM

how to create your own lesson plans on books, assign them to a class, enrich the presentations with quizzes, audios, videos and notes. 

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Introduction to Google Classroom

Introduction to Google Classroom | EdCloud | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take …
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Click on Me! Create Interactive YouTube Videos

Click on Me! Create Interactive YouTube Videos | EdCloud | Scoop.it

Videos are traditionally linear and directive. In the classroom, videos are designed to either dispense information or teach the viewer a new skill. However, great lessons are rarely passive.

 

Using the annotations feature in YouTube, teachers can create videos that require participation. At its most basic, students are given four choices, and they select the correct answer.

 

If an incorrect choice is made, students watch a new video that reteaches the concept. If the correct choice is made, the initial video links a new video that shows the next step, or the next problem. Going deeper, the first video can link to several choices, and each of those choices can link to several choices.

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What do schools need from their technology leaders?

What do schools need from their technology leaders? | EdCloud | Scoop.it

I am often asked by schools to help in the appointment of someone to lead their technology strategy and often the most difficult part is drawing up a job description that is both ambitious and, well, fillable...The first challenge is what to call it. Director/ Head/ Leader of…

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7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did

7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did | EdCloud | Scoop.it

It’s hard to imagine a product without search, yet it’s rare to see a product that does it well.

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7 Ways to Evaluate Educational Games

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As educational games become more mainstream, here are 7 considerations that will help you choose the right game for your classroom.

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Social Media in a Nutshell

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | EdCloud | Scoop.it

Some cognition experts have praised the effects of tech on the brain, lauding its ability to organize our lives and free our minds for deeper thinking. Others fear tech has crippled our attention spans and made us uncreative and impatient when it comes to anything analog.


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Mathilde Chr's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Less memory!

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 3, 2014 1:05 AM

Some interesting research and anecdotal evidence is summarised in this article. #mustread

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:29 PM

I'm not sure I buy all of it for all of us. But, distract? FOMO? Create more? Yes, yes and yes.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

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"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. 

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Build a School in the Cloud

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Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.

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[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] How Blended Learning Can Improve Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EdCloud | Scoop.it

Blended learning environments can create more and better opportunities for teacher collaboration, enable differentiated staffing and boost meaningful professional development opportunities.When blended learning tears down the walls of a traditional classroom, teachers have more opportunities to collaborate with one another and to put their individual talents to work in differentiated staffing models.


Teaching in online and blended environments necessitates the development of new skill sets. Time saved from the thoughtful implementation of technology can be reinvested working with students, collaborating with other teachers and developing the new roles.

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What Might an Apple Watch for Higher Education Look Like?

What Might an Apple Watch for Higher Education Look Like? | EdCloud | Scoop.it

"An Apple Watch that’s tailored to meet the needs of academics could be the next big thing in higher education. Someday."


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Teaching 1 to 1 with Tablets

This is the presentation from my workshop on using tablet computers in a one to one context.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 26, 2014 7:28 AM

Slides from Nik Peachey concerning iPad use in the context of one-to-one teaching. As well as providing some practical tips there are some useful links to tools that will enable students to practise diverse literacy skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:10 AM

Here is a great presentation filled to the brim with simple ideas for using iPads - from Tellagami (recorded animation) to TodaysMeet (backchannel) to Fotobabble (recording voice over a picture). Some of these are ones we have used at school before, others open up new channels we are yet to explore! 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, February 6, 2015 11:20 AM

Looks like an easy way to get started with tablets in classroom

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With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game | EdCloud | Scoop.it

Project Spark isn't just about play—it's about leveling the playing field.Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable worlds...

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Classroom Wireless Technology Infographic

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The Classroom Wireless Technology Infographic shows how wireless technology in the classroom can benefit teachers and students.
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Why You Should Use Video In Education

Why You Should Use Video In Education | EdCloud | Scoop.it
When I was a student, ‘using video in education’ mostly meant showing a movie in class. Which to me, as a student, was clearly much better than the alternative of a lecture. With so much interactive multimedia technology available to today’s students, ‘video in education’ means way more than it used to. The handy infographic …
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EdTech Workshop: 5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Educational Technology

EdTech Workshop: 5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Educational Technology | EdCloud | Scoop.it

1. The technology isn't the point

Still….STILL….all these years later (it's 2014 and the internet is 25 years old) when we all know that technology isn't the point in education, there is still so much talk about the technology, the apps, the devices, the new shiny stuff. True, if it's new and shiny and cool it might enable me to redefine a task, that is if it's not too expensive or too difficult to learn or to manage.

2. The technology isn't the lesson
The students in my 4th/5th 1:1 iPad class do not need lessons on using their iPads. They are faster and more adept than I am at using most of the apps. However, they are young and still have a lot of learning to do when it comes to using these devices in a balanced, useful way. They have a lot to learn to become literate users of these powerful tools. They need guidance in understanding and creating work that represents quality in a time of anything goes.


3. The technology isn't the problem
When the kids use social media or chats in ways that hurt others, the technology is not the cause of their mean spirited behavior.

4. The technology isn't the answer
Technology is wonderful and amazing. I love my digital devices and appreciate all the ways they have changed my life for the better.  It's hard to imagine teaching without Google, Pinterest, Twitter, Wordpress, iPads, etc., and I believe that being a connected educator has helped me grow into a better teacher.


However, technology has its dark side. Many people are becoming distracted and unbalanced, spending less real time with real people. There are some serious human health, safety and environmental consequences caused by the manufacture, use and disposal of these devices we love so much.

5. The technology isn't going away
Whether you or I love or hate technology matters not one iota. The world is changing in ways we can barely imagine. Hang on for a wild ride!

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Let's use video to reinvent education

Let's use video to reinvent education | EdCloud | Scoop.it

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

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