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Mathematics K - 12 - Resources for Ontario educators

Mathematics K - 12 - Resources for Ontario educators | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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5 Education Technologies to Watch

5 Education Technologies to Watch | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"t’s no secret that technologies come and go. In fact, the ever-changing technological landscape makes it incredibly difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest tech trends, let alone plan how new tools can be used to enhance course instruction and student engagement."


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Education overhaul - what it means for students, parents and schools - National - NZ Herald News

Education overhaul - what it means for students, parents and schools - National - NZ Herald News | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A Handy Chart Featuring - Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts via @medkh9

A screencast, also known as video screen capture, is a great way for teachers to create and share instructional videos and explanator

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup - Edutopia Sept. 12/16 Updates

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup - Edutopia Sept. 12/16 Updates | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 17, 5:38 PM
Differentiation is the most equitable way to teach. Here is a timely resource for teachers who want to adjust what they are doing to be more effective.
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Q&A with author of book on how technology is changing education

Q&A with author of book on how technology is changing education | EdTech News | Scoop.it
New book examines how technology is changing education -- and whether that change is for the better.

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Download the FREE Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs Poster via GDC

Download the FREE Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs Poster via GDC | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The wait is over—our popular Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs poster is now available as a giant 18x30 inch PDF file, and it's yours for FREE!

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Swift Playgrounds now available on the App Store

Swift Playgrounds now available on the App Store | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Swift Playgrounds, an innovative new iPad app from Apple that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store. With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

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The Anatomy of a Web Address via 180 Tech Tips

The Anatomy of a Web Address via 180 Tech Tips | EdTech News | Scoop.it
15 hours of free training in just 5 minutes a day. 180 free computer technology tips that will teach you basic computer skills in just 5 minutes a day

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Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers via @medkh9

Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers via @medkh9 | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science  is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety o

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Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: Great Google Drive Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Google Books for Students & Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: A Guide to Google Books for Students & Teachers - Best of 2015-16 School Year | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic)

The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic) | EdTech News | Scoop.it

Think back to your first memory: Can you still see the watermelon pink dress you wore? Do you remember the unique checkered pattern of your father's jacket?

Our memories are often linked to visual and sensory elements, while the words spoken or read can be more hazy. That's because our brains have a high capacity for storing visuals in our long-term memory, while text enters our working memory, which is limited. 


This contributes to why infographics and the inclusion of visual content in online information has been so successful. Readers crave visual breaks from the overload of text-based information that floods our daily browsing and work-related activities. 

NeoMam Studios studied how people process visual information, how visuals affect the way we read, and why graphics are so appealing. Discover the science behind why our brains crave infographics....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:51 PM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 6, 12:00 AM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

 
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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News)

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News) | EdTech News | Scoop.it
What is Computational Thinking (CT)?

My short definition: CT is a strategy that uses many of the powerful ideas in computer science to solve problems.

Let’s get into a simple, but longer definition. When given any problem, can we formulate it so that it can solved using the power of computers? A computational thinker is one who collects data and analyzes it to understand the problem. That person then decomposes (breaks it down) into simpler problems. Instead of solving only that problem, you look for patterns, remove details and abstract so you can solve all problems of that type. You define the steps to solve the problem (the algorithm) and if possible, build a model to simulate, test and debug the solution. See my doodle below explaining these components of computational thinking.

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ConnectEd – STEAM Ahead With Social Media

ConnectEd – STEAM Ahead With Social Media | EdTech News | Scoop.it
By Eliza Kennedy Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training wrote in his recent article STEM Education – Building Skills for the Future, “Sparkin
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Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end | EdTech News | Scoop.it
"A disaster." "Largely gaming devices." "Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible." "WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!" These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74

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Plagiarism Checker - 100% Free Plagiarism Checker Tool | Solid SEO Tools

Plagiarism Checker - 100% Free Plagiarism Checker Tool | Solid SEO Tools | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Plagiarism Checker can detect plagiarized contents for everyone. It's a free plagiarism checker tool with no limitations. So don't be plagiarized anymore

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EarthCam - Webcam Network worldwide

EarthCam - Webcam Network worldwide | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Webcam Network | EarthCam. EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts in addition to providing complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients.

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NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition & Toolkit

NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition & Toolkit | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption
The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition identifies “Coding as a Literacy” and “Students as Creators” as short-term trends accelerating the adoption of educational technology in K-12 education over the next one to two years. “Collaborative Learning” and “Deeper Learning Approaches” are mid-term trends expected to drive technology use in the next three to five years; meanwhile, “Redesigning Learning Spaces” and “Rethinking How Schools Work” are long-term trends anticipated to impact institutions for the next five years or more.

Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Educational Technology Adoption
Several challenges are barriers to the mainstream use of technology in schools. “Authentic Learning Experiences” and “Rethinking the Roles of Teachers” are perceived as solvable challenges — those which we both understand and know how to solve. “Advancing Digital Equity” and “Scaling Teaching Innovations” are considered difficult challenges, which are defined and well understood but with solutions that are elusive. Described as wicked challenges are the “Achievement Gap” and “Personalizing Learning,” which are complex to define, much less to address.

Important Developments in Educational Technology for K-12 Education
Additionally, the report identifies makerspaces and online learning as digital strategies and technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the near-term horizon of one year or less. Robotics and virtual reality are seen in the mid-term horizon of two to three years; artificial intelligence and wearable technology are seen emerging in the far-term horizon of four to five years.

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Put tape over your webcam, FBI director warns by  Adam Boult

Put tape over your webcam, FBI director warns by  Adam Boult | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Adam Boult

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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | EdTech News | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching

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Did you miss the online Global Education Conference - Resources listed here

Did you miss the online Global Education Conference - Resources listed here | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Specific Global Projects

This editable global education resource directory is a work in progress and is maintained by Lucy Gray, the co-founder of the Global Education Conference. Make sure to check out all five tabs of this spreadsheet.

Feel free to add any projects, organizations, events

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6 Essential EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

6 Essential EdTech Tools for Your Classroom | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Once in awhile we curate a list of what we call veteran EdTech websites that have tremendously contributed to the enhancement of teachin

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Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Version of Padlet | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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