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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | EdTech | Scoop.it
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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Now I know who to blame for whatever my son does.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:11 PM

Another data access issue that impacts democracy.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 21, 2014 2:55 PM

Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:02 AM

I've been aware of this for some time now and it has challenged me to think creatively when doing searches. 

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Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News)

Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News) | EdTech | Scoop.it
It is quickly becoming a non-negotiable for all classrooms to leverage social media in order to communicate with families and other classrooms—thus engaging others in the daily lives of students. While simply posting “fun” photos is a start, this novelty wears off quickly, and as a result, we must t
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Branding your classroom with social media. I like that!

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Splice - Free Video Editor

Splice - Free Video Editor | EdTech | Scoop.it

Splice has all the effects you need to create a great looking video: trim, crop, effects, titles, speed, Ken Burns, transitions, music, sound effects, and more.


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2015 Award Winner.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 31, 1:44 AM

Another free video editor for the iPhone.

ishay's curator insight, February 1, 9:46 AM

וגם

 

https://editonthefly.com/clips

 

 

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The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour

The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour | EdTech | Scoop.it
Genius Hour projects may be open ended, but there are still some ground rules. Here are some tips for making Genius Hour work in your school
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How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint'

How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint' | EdTech | Scoop.it
Why has the PowerPoint presentation become synonymous with dull, and what can we do to change it?

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A nice list of useful "Don't use these images." taken from research. Other stuff we know already. 

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Apple Bringing Key iPad Feature to Classrooms

Apple Bringing Key iPad Feature to Classrooms | EdTech | Scoop.it
iPad's in the classroom is about to get a big productivity boost from Apple.
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Long time coming. Lots of hair lost from trying to manage a limited number of units for a large number of students. Finally. But now make sure to buy ones with the most storage. Chi-Ching! 

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Elementary Library Makerspace Resources - @GravesColleen

Elementary Library Makerspace Resources - @GravesColleen | EdTech | Scoop.it

An Awesome list of Makerspace Resources compiled by Colleen Graves on her create + collaborate Innovation site.


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Even if you're not an elementary school librarian, this is a definite bookmark.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, November 8, 2015 7:52 AM

Time to promote this in school districts where you teach.

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How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie

How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie | EdTech | Scoop.it
Have you ever needed to download music or video files to your iPad or iPhone? The lack of a dedicated file structure on the iPad is an often maligned feature that leads some to turn against the iPad as a tool for the classroom, but it shouldn’t. At least not when there are free apps like Documents by Readdle, which have been created to help fill that void. It is one of the few genuine five star apps in the App Store, and here’s why.

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If you have never tried to get media files into iMovie, then you just don't know what a pain it is. This will help.

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Free Infographic Maker - Venngage

Free Infographic Maker - Venngage | EdTech | Scoop.it

Venngage is an easy to use Infographic Maker that lets you make beautiful Infographics from templates.


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Professionally made templates. Easy to use. Requires upgrade to use all templates of which I'm guessing is about 75% of them. The free ones are just as good. Education pricing is based on per classroom use at US$99 per year. You'll probably spend more on toner cartridges if you print them out!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 2015 6:17 PM

Un de plus dans la liste.

Nicholas Bodell's curator insight, November 17, 2015 4:11 AM

Nice tool.

Multimedia y Nuevas Tecnologias's curator insight, November 20, 2015 11:11 PM

Creando infografias

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EdTech | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Jovan Jovanovic's curator insight, March 29, 2015 1:13 PM

адд иоур увид ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 7, 2015 2:47 AM

añada su visión ...

Hector Cortez's curator insight, August 2, 2015 4:10 PM

añada su visión ...

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Climate Change Is Here

Climate Change Is Here | EdTech | Scoop.it
Record heat, fading ice, and rising seas show how climate change is affecting us. But there’s new hope we can cool the planet. Here’s how.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, October 30, 2015 2:21 AM

This is a very good resource on climate change. Well worth having a look:)

John Puchein's curator insight, November 6, 2015 7:30 AM

This site is great to show evidence of climate change. It has various sites with videos and articles.  The interactive is organized to answer these main questions:

How do we know it’s happening?How do we fix it?How do we live with it?
Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 10:15 AM

There is too much talk about helping the climate and environment. All politicians do is talk about cleaning the environment and having less pollution. Even Al Gore is big talk. I've only heard of little change. I want to see a difference. I want to see people actually doing things to help the environment. Enough talk. What should happen is a world wide clean up. Jobs should be created where people should clean in their own community. Its a simple job. Get a trash bag, get off your lazy butts, get out of the house, get a group together (who would be paid by the state) to pick trash up off the streets, beaches, trails in the woods, baseball fields, parks. This isn't hard to do. Not just one person, but if a group of people can come together and be employed by their state to clean their community, at least four days a week. There should also be a group of people, even fisherman to clean the ocean, go out and get what ever trash you can find. Using nets, and if fish are caught, throw them back in the ocean. Also, Trash Island has to be eliminated. It boggles my mind that who ever passed the law on trash being dumped into the ocean an Okay to do. Are you kidding me?? What is wrong with you? Our Earth is dying because of humanity. Also the oil spill that happened in 2012, I believe, I saw a man on the news that created a way to capture the oil floating on the surface of the ocean with a blanket like material, sure it would take a lot of those "blankets" but at least it would be helping to rid the ocean from oil. What are people thinking?? that the oil will just disappear?? Are you serious? So many people really have to open their minds. Look at what's happening you ignorant selfish fools. I will finish my rant right here.

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | EdTech | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

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A very simple, clean, no-nonsense guide. Should bookmark this page. Should have your students bookmark this page.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

ICTE Solutions Australia's curator insight, December 28, 2015 11:43 PM

In an ICT integrated society, it is important that people are information literate. That means being able to search for and analyse information for their benefits. As websites on the Internet become more popular teachers need to teach their students the right skills and knowledge so that their students are able to become information literate. Any guide therefore, that will assist teachers in doing so is worth using as a resource as reference for both teachers and students to use.

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Expeditions Pioneer Program - Google

Expeditions Pioneer Program - Google | EdTech | Scoop.it
Bringing immersive and educational virtual reality journeys to schools, teachers, and students around the world.
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Looks to be a great ed resource and tool. Just wish it were being implemented in Japan now. Schools in Asia - Sign Up! Hopefully we can generate a strong enough response for Google to accelerate the implementation in Asia.

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Bridging the Gap Between Curriculum and IT

Bridging the Gap Between Curriculum and IT | EdTech | Scoop.it
Curriculum and IT leaders need to work together toward a common goal.
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When IT Directors, Managers and SysAdmins are introduced as "the school techies" by school leaders because they don't give a hoot to remember a person's role in the school is a major faux pas, and immediately lets everyone know they are not in tune with the times. While embarrassing for me, it's worse for the school. After 10 years you'd think ...

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Apps Are Free for a Reason -- THE Journal

Introducing an educational app to the classroom can be dangerous, and the danger can be revealed at surprising times with startling images.
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Very short and to the point. I like the last line, "If the app is free, you are the product being sold."

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Weekend Workshop: Got an old cardboard box? Make your own VR goggles for under $10 - Digital Trends

Weekend Workshop: Got an old cardboard box? Make your own VR goggles for under $10 - Digital Trends | EdTech | Scoop.it
Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that you can complete with minimal skills and expertise. We’ve dug through all the online tutorials on the Web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun. So put on your work pants, grab your tool belt, and head to the garage — it’s time to start building!

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Too bad Google Expeditions not available in Japan yet.

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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 | EdTech | 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, 9:23 AM

Here are 12 great videos you need to check out.  

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

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

FCPE Marx Dormoy's curator insight, February 2, 4:43 PM

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

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Stanford Runs MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read -- THE Journal

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.
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It's Stanford. It's a Stanford prof. It's free.

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How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience | EdTech | Scoop.it

Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.

 


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The writer's example of Hemingway's famous six-word story, "For sale: Baby Shoes. Never worn." reminds us of how powerful and creative our minds can become to imagine the story, desire to know more about the story, feel the emotion of the story. Four good examples in usage (blogs, radio, websites) given at bottom of article. Next question: How do you become a great storyteller?

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Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:07 AM

Story telling was a great tool in the past. It has been rediscovered now.
The reason why story telling  succeeds is it provides a context for the learning. It helps to answer the key questions - how and why - that often are ignored in other methods of instructions. Story telling, I wd say, is human-centered instruction design.

At the moment involved in a project of converting accounting transactions into stories and games

Astutix Learning's curator insight, December 23, 2015 6:06 AM

Probably the best way of learning...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 29, 2015 2:57 AM

... It's true: "stories capture our attention better than other information because they leave a physical and emotional trace in the brain."


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stories capture our attention better than other information because they leave a physical and emotional trace in the brain.

Cited From: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101796324413630088793#ixzz3vh7DH1wo

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MoocNote - Take notes on videos

MoocNote - Take notes on videos | EdTech | 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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I tried it out. Great tool! I use YouTube vids to learn guitar solos. This is awesome. And I imagine it would be fantastic as an educational tool as well! ;-)

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, December 2, 2015 4:04 AM

Un bel outil ;-)

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 26, 4:29 PM

Creando una biblioteca de vídeo..MoocNote - Take notes on videos | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

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

Effectivement une idée pour avoir des vidéos annotés.

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Classkick

Classkick | EdTech | Scoop.it
As students work on a teacher-made Classkick assignment on their iPads, teachers see every students' work progressing all at once. Students can privately raise hands, teachers give individualized, real-time student feedback, and so much more.

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If I were a teacher,  I'd be using this app when using iPads.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 18, 2015 4:07 PM

#Classroom #Learning #EdTech #TechEd

Chris Carter's comment, November 18, 2015 9:49 PM
I interviewed the CEO upon ClasKick's launch. It looks like a great tool but it still only works on iPads, which makes its utility limited to iPAd 1-1 schools. You can hear the interview at: http://podcast.concordiashanghai.org/blog/2014/09/19/interview-42-andrew-rowland-classkick/
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, November 19, 2015 7:42 PM

This looks like an interesting tool for giving immediate feedback on class work. I can see this being useful in a flipped class environment. 

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How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology

How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology | EdTech | Scoop.it
Classroom teachers and technology innovation has been a hot topic for many, many years. It doesn’t have to be stressful trying to learn something new. Approaching new technology with a plan in place will help you to become a master at technology in the classroom and will reduce the stress that naturally comes with trying to learn new technology.

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips.

Scott Langston's curator insight, November 11, 2015 9:19 PM

Some really good advice and ideas here

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:39 AM

Nice intro for rookies ;-)

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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart | EdTech | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.

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Great resource list to have.

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Vera Weber's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:43 PM

These are wonderful suggestions for engaging students with iPads that offer opportunities to create in a multitude of intelligences..

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 5, 5:21 AM

J'aime bien la variété des sources.

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Being an experienced educator does not necessarily mean expert

Being an experienced educator does not necessarily mean expert | EdTech | Scoop.it
In many education systems the teacher pay scale is linked to experience; the more years that you have taught, the more you are paid. Similarly, when applying for school leadership positions, it is ...
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Rationale to apply to 21C teaching.

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IMS Guide 201516 - Innovate My School

IMS Guide 201516 - Innovate My School | EdTech | Scoop.it

This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.


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Useful all-in-one guide. Interesting in seeing the ads reflect a lot of the additional costs required or utilized to have a smooth running program. What I would really like to see someday is a guide to IT infrastructure cost - something that just lays it out there and says, "If you wanna do this, it'll cost around $50,000. If you wanna do that, oh, that'll cost about $150,000." 

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 2, 2015 7:33 AM

It's always amazing to see how parallel developments in the UK and US are. Key topics include: coding and robotics, BYOD, game-based learning, flipping learning, immersive learning and more.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, October 3, 2015 1:42 AM

Interesting resource - interesting that mention of 'global' partners comes under the 'Interactive technology' section

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 2015 3:11 PM

#STEM #Innovation #SkillsGap