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QR Stuff

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"QR Stuff Free QR Code Creator - Color QR codes, 20+ data types, no sign-up required..." QR Stuff lets you link to URLs, YouTube videos, Google Map locations, Plain Text, Email addresses and more.  You then have the option to print, email or download the file to insert in other docs or on your Blackboard/LearningPoint site.

 

As students walk in the classroom, you can have them scan QR codes you've created to take them to an assignment, online article, essential question, or specific link to save time and ensure all students are quickly on-task and engaged in meaningful work.

 

Charlie Osborne shares 50 QR Code Resources on her iGeneration Blog on ZDNet:

http://zd.net/50QRCodes4Classroom

 

Follow this link for 46 ways to use QR codes in the classroom: http://bit.ly/46WaystoUseQRCodes

 

Do you prefer a simple QR creator without as many options?  Visit: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

 

 

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Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT

Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The Maker Rubric is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker. This rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary (dependent on how your school system values grades) assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.

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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, August 26, 12:35 PM
I'd prefer to see a one column rubric to keep the making more 'open' while still providing scaffolding. I'll work on this!
mrsjgarcia's curator insight, Today, 12:10 PM
A free download, but requires sign up
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20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Interventions and strategic behaviors can help teachers manage students who are acting out or missing out on learning because of behavioral issues.
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Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms

Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Experts from around the web share tactics and advice for educators who want to make the most of Google Forms.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes

Free Technology for Teachers: Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Vizia is a free tool for creating video-based quizzes. On Vizia you an import a video from YouTube or from Wistia and then add questions along the timeline of the video. You can ask multiple choice questions as well as short answer/ open-response questions. Adding a poll question into the video is also a possibility in Vizia. All of the responses to your questions are collected in a spreadsheet that you can download and or open in Google Sheets.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 28, 11:12 AM

Video quizzes? Yes, Please!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 29, 7:52 AM
Looks very handy for having students interact with video.
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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Below is a slide presentation (free to download) followed by bookmarks filled with activities and resources.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 25, 10:15 AM

Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 25, 10:16 AM

Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

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50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn

50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become.

Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming.

Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.

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Remodeling the Workshop: Lucy Calkins on Writing Instruction Today

Remodeling the Workshop: Lucy Calkins on Writing Instruction Today | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
One of the originators of the workshop model discusses the challenges facing writing teachers today and how her own methods have evolved to adapt to new expectations.

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Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Articles and ideas for using digital storytelling to engage students in deep thinking and help them become powerful communicators.
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5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn

5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. Here’s a list of apps that can help them stay organized when they’re working on group presentations, research papers or other big tasks that might take a little extra energy to keep everything together.

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My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015

My Top Ten iPad Apps from 2015 | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In lieu of writing a reflective blog for this year I thought I would share the top ten iPad Apps that have been impactful in my working with hundreds of schools and teachers around the world this year.

With a focus on a few key types of Apps such as workflow and demonstration apps alongside those that support learning activities such as note taking, research and sketching, here are my top ten iPad Apps from across 2015.

As it says below, those that know or have worked with me will testify, I’m not really one for ‘Apps for a subject’ but there are some Apps which work well everywhere. I have been asked by many for my top ten apps for 2015, so instead, here are my top ten apps for learning that have impact in the schools I have worked with in recent times. Enjoy!

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Beginning Coding - The KinKaid School @KrissyVenosdale

Beginning Coding - The KinKaid School @KrissyVenosdale | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Beginning Coding The Kinkaid School Krissy Venosdale Resources Code.org Coding Courses BrainPop Computer Programming Turtle Art (Request Program) The Coding Corner Getting Started with Coding Apps & Websites Scratch Jr Ages 5-8 Tool helps kids program their first multimedia projec

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6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code (EdSurge News)

6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code (EdSurge News) | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In the age of #CSforAll, there are hundreds of online resources to teach you and your students how to code. But is it possible to learn this digital skill through an analogue method?

For those of you that love the touch, smell, and feel of books, below is a list of recommended reads to get you started with coding. All but the first would also be great for students to use in class or at home; I’ve sorted the list by grade level.

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Teaching Strategies: Demonstrating the Real World

Teaching Strategies: Demonstrating the Real World | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
These effective teaching strategies can bring the real world into your classroom.
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8 Great Learn To Code Toy Robots For Kids @avatargeneration

8 Great Learn To Code Toy Robots For Kids @avatargeneration | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Learn to code robots are a fun way to teach kids the fundamentals of programming. Nowadays, there is a growing understanding that knowing how to program is essential for our kids. While learning random facts is less and less relevant in a world where you can simply use Google to find an answer to any question, programming becomes an important skill that enables anyone to succeed. However, you can’t simply give a book to your kids and expect that they will learn everything by themselves. Instead, teach kids programming with smart and fun toy coding robots for kids that can transform the tedious learning process into an exciting game.

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11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith

11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
This afternoon I had the pleasure of presenting at the Catholic Press Association National Conference here in St. Louis.  Great setting, great people and my time went way too quickly.

I shared with them some of my favorite sites/tools for verifying online information, and thought perhaps others might be interested.  So, in no particular order, here they are.

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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, July 30, 11:00 AM
hoy mas que nunca es necesario
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How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps

How Facetune and Enlight became top photo apps | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Jerusalem-based Lightricks knows what it takes to stand out amongst the thousands of photo apps. They’ve done it twice — with Enlight and also Facetune, which is currently the top photo app in the U.S. according to App Annie.

We caught up with CEO Zeev Farbman for a video interview when we were in Israel. He showed us some tricks to using the Lightricks photo apps and explained why he believes they were able to cut through the noise in a very crowded app category.

Lightricks “takes the retouching capabilities of Photoshop and makes them easy to use,” said Farbman. He credits Facetune’s popularity to its simplicity.

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Study: Weak Teachers benefited more from Good Lesson Plans than Professional Development

Study: Weak Teachers benefited more from Good Lesson Plans than Professional Development | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A recent study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement—and benefited weaker teachers the most.
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 12, 6:51 PM

I had already figured this out on my own. ;) Thanks to John Evans.

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Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning

Educational Leadership:What Do We Mean by Results?:Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
"Instructional Rubrics help teachers teach as well as evaluate student work.  Further, creating rubrics with your students can be powerfully instructive."  Heidi Goodrich Andrade
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Videoshop: Fast and easy video editing and sharing for iPhone and iPad

Videoshop: Fast and easy video editing and sharing for iPhone and iPad | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Videoshop is the fast and easy app to personalize your videos and share them." Great app to store photos of class learning and events all year.  Then, easily turn your saved photos into a video with your favorite song providing the music.

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How We Really Comprehend Nonfiction

How We Really Comprehend Nonfiction | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Thomas Newkirk shares excellent insights about the narrative in nonfiction writing in the March 2012 issue of EL (Educational Leadership) Magazine.
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10 ways to reach #SAMR ’s #Redefinition level - DitchThatTextbook

10 ways to reach #SAMR ’s #Redefinition level - DitchThatTextbook | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
SAMR is a technology integration model that basically shows the way to get the most out of your technology in the classroom. The dotted line in the chart to the right shows where you cross over from doing what you’ve always done — just adding technology — to doing what you couldn’t do before.

Redefinition is at the top of the SAMR model, but that doesn’t mean that you “win” or that you’re doing it right only if you reach redefinition. Some tasks just aren’t made for redefinition, and great learning can happen without redefinition.

But redefinition is the Holy Grail. If you get there, you’re providing learning that couldn’t have happened a decade ago (maybe a year ago).

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הכי כדאי להשתמש במודל הזה- הוא פשוט ונוח. מעניין ויעיל
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Learning From (Reflection On) Experience - InformED

Learning From (Reflection On) Experience - InformED | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

“Within the world we find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed—even in part—the other immediately suffers.” –Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Skilled learners are aware not only of what they’re learning but how they’re learning (or not learning) it. They stop a moment during their studies to consider how much they’re retaining, assess their methods, shift gears, and test their own understanding of new material. As we’ll see, doing so is crucial to any successful education. The good news is, making a habit of it is far less complicated than it sounds.


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Getting Smart on Learner-Centered STEM

Getting Smart on Learner-Centered STEM | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Authored by Getting Smart in partnership with Harmony Public Schools, this Smart Bundle collection highlights key features of Learner-Centered STEM schools.
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