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QR Code Art Gallery – Superheros! | Pixels and Paint Brushes

QR Code Art Gallery – Superheros! | Pixels and Paint Brushes | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

What a great idea!  Students painted posters of superheroes, then wrote and recorded stories about them and generated QR codes which were attached to the paintings.  Their parents, friends, and peers could scan the QR codes to hear the story about each superhero as they walked through the gallery. (Students recorded their stories using the free app, AudioBoo because it let them post their recordings online. http://tinyurl.com/85oshjj )

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies."  The critical value of essential questions and inquiry-based learning to engage students and utilize brain-based teaching principles.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Germ Blaster - An iPad Game for Learning About Germs

Free Technology for Teachers: Germ Blaster - An iPad Game for Learning About Germs | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Rice University offers a number of web and iPad-based educational science activities for students of all ages. Germ Blaster is one of their free iPad games that is appropriate for students in elementary school.

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Creating Visual Notes on an iPad with ProCreate - Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Creating Visual Notes on an iPad with ProCreate - Moving at the Speed of Creativity | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
This morning I had my first opportunity to use the iPad app Procreate to create visual notes, or sketchnotes. I added my two new creations to a small but growing album on Flickr which I started a couple years ago when I first discovered visual notetaking and wrote the “Visual Notetaking” chapter of Mapping Media to the Curriculum. My sketchnoting skills are still VERY primitive compared to gurus like Carol Anne McGuire, Amy Burvall and Giulia Forsythe. I know I’ll get better by practicing, however, and I’m embracing this opportunity to feel the inadequacy of “a beginner.” I believe in the value and power of visual notetaking for learning, understanding and communicating, and I want to “walk the walk” of someone who also believes in the importance of “playing with media!” Later this afternoon I created “narrated sketchnotes” with my drawings, using iMovie for iPad, since Procreate supports stop-motion style video exports of files. Since I was creating sketchnotes and narrated sketchnotes at Sunday School and during a sermon at our church, I shared these over on my Christian blog, “Eyes Right,” in the post, “Narrated SketchNotes on Romans 14 & Luke 14.”

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Application à tester en session de #formation.  #brainstorming ? #pédagogie 

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Chrome Toolbox

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This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities

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Hattie, Problem-based Learning & Performance Tasks | Partner in Education

Hattie, Problem-based Learning & Performance Tasks | Partner in Education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

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Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud

Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
More and more, the core features of iOS favor storage in the cloud rather than on the device. Here are some tips on how you can manage both the free space on your device and cellular data usage.

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The Internet in Real Time: Web Usage Stats Per Second

The Internet in Real Time: Web Usage Stats Per Second | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

By the time you finish reading this sentence, there will have been 219,000 new Facebook posts, 22,800 new tweets, ..."  This site lets you review current use of several of the most popular internet sites or resources today.   Scroll down the page to see your favorite tool's usage rates in real time.

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Easy Timeline Creator for Tablets - ClassTechTips.com

Easy Timeline Creator for Tablets - ClassTechTips.com | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

 - ClassTechTIpsIf you like the online resource ReadWriteThink you’ll want to check out some of their mobile apps including Timeline.  This app is available on both iPads and Android tablets and makes it easy for students to create timelines.  With this totally free app kids can chart the events of a story or demonstrate their understanding of important moments during a period in history.  It’s a dynamic app that lends itself well to a variety of tasks.


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24 of the best free education apps of 2014 | eSchool News | eSchool News

24 of the best free education apps of 2014 | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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The Appreciative Inquiry Portal of Resources

The Appreciative Inquiry Portal of Resources | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

A worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.


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Who Gets to Graduate? ~ NY Times

Who Gets to Graduate? ~ NY Times | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Paul Tough

 

"When you look at the national statistics on college graduation rates, there are two big trends that stand out right away. The first is that there are a whole lot of students who make it to college — who show up on campus and enroll in classes — but never get their degrees. More than 40 percent of American students who start at four-year colleges haven’t earned a degree after six years. If you include community-college students in the tabulation, the dropout rate is more than half, worse than any other country except Hungary.

"The second trend is that whether a student graduates or not seems to depend today almost entirely on just one factor — how much money his or her parents make. To put it in blunt terms: Rich kids graduate; poor and working-class kids don’t. Or to put it more statistically: About a quarter of college freshmen born into the bottom half of the income distribution will manage to collect a bachelor’s degree by age 24, while almost 90 percent of freshmen born into families in the top income quartile will go on to finish their degree."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: For anyone interested in or concerned about college enrollment and completion, this article is absolutely essential reading.


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Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014

Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014 | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

This month I have been supporting the PE department with using the iPads to enhance their lessons and pupils to analyse skills. Last year Apple updated iMovie app to include features such as Split Screen, Freeze Frame, Video Speed etc. This year the update has made some of these features a little easier to find.

 

Split Screen: We have used this to compare videos of the same skill taken from two different angles. For example, a cricket bowling action.

 

Video Speed: We have used this by splitting part of a clip where the skill is most demonstrated and slowing it down.

 

Freeze Frame: We can stop a clip at any point and create a freeze frame. This freeze frame can be split at either end to create a separate clip and textual analysis added.

 

I would also like to say a big thank you for all the great feedback to the iPad Teachers App. We are only at the start of the content we can add to this so look out for the first update in mid December with even more ideas. Details of the app can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:55 AM

I appreciate @John Evans for sharing this on his Scoop.it page "iPad in Education".  As I work with preservice students, those in certain fields claim technology is not an option as they don't understand integration.  With this article, I can provide my students another first hand example of how PE and technology blend.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning -

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning - | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

 

by Nigel Coutts

 

"Ed note: [This is part 2 of a 2-part series]; note that some of the language has been slightly revised from the original post by Nigel. He uses the term passion projects, which is very close to Genius Hour and Passion-Based Learning. The differences across the three terms are often a matter of individual use and interpretation, a point we wanted to help clarify by using the three terms interchangeably even though they may not be exactly the same–passion projects needn’t use a Genius Hour format, nor does passion-based learning necessarily need to take the form of projects. In that way, the above model can be used for any of the three, but it felt most precise as a model for teachers to use to design Genius Hour projects. So, here we are. You can (and should!) read more from Nigel at thelearnersway.net.

"In an ongoing effort towards polishing the edges, over the years we have continued to refine the processes we apply to the Personal Passion Project. We have gained insights into the sorts of projects that work well and which will cause difficulties. We have added a degree of structure while maintaining the required degree of freedom necessary for a personalised project."


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Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian

Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 20, 3:34 PM

More to worry about?!

Debra Walker's curator insight, January 21, 2:40 PM

Not just another reason to not drive (walk, talk, etc) & text.  Fascinating read, full of information

 

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, January 23, 12:36 PM

Scary ! I've always hated the humongeous number of emails except in the really early days at uni. Google's new Inbox is also something that I find eases the pain ...

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids ~ Scientific American MIND

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids ~ Scientific American MIND | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Carol Dweck

 

"Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unmotivated to learn.

 

"Teaching people to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages a focus on “process” rather than on intelligence or talent, produces high achievers in school and in life.

 

"Parents and teachers can engender a growth mind-set in children by praising them for their persistence or strategies (rather than for their intelligence), by telling success stories that emphasize hard work and love of learning, and by teaching them about the brain as a learning machine."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Dweck's mindset get backed by a leading scientific journal.


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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:04 PM

This article shares over 20 different game-based resources to help you get started with adding game elements into your courses. Have you added any of these to your courses already?

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:38 AM

Enjoy learning!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 8, 9:53 PM

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melaniestegman/immune-defense-video-game-join-the-oldest-battle-o is missing here.

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Top iPad Apps for Sketchnoting and Visual Notetaking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top iPad Apps for Sketchnoting and Visual Notetaking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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A Collection Of Beautiful Educational Sketchnotes for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Collection Of Beautiful Educational Sketchnotes for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I shared here a list of some powerful iPad apps for sketchnoting (visual note taking) and I argued that sketchnoting has several cognitive pluses (e.g easy memory recall, quick processing of data, enhanced concentration, to mention but a few). I have recently bought a stylus and started experimenting with this new form of taking notes. My sketches are not the best but the more I practice the better they become. One of the things I learned from the different video tutorials I watched in this regard is that as a beginner sketchnoter you need to build a rich visual vocabulary that will facilitate your visual representations and to do this you need to have access to works of expert sketchnoters. Observing how they use shapes, colours, graphic organizers, text...etc will definitely help you learn how to create your own sketchnotes. One of the people I would recommend for anyone starting to learn sketchnoting is Langwitches.

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Easy Image Transfer for iPhones, iPads, and Computers - ClassTechTips.com

One of the biggest logistical challenges in any classroom using iPads is figuring out the best workflow for managing devices.  One app that is fantastic for moving camera roll photos from one device to another is Image Transfer.  With this app you can send any photos on your iPad to your computer via a web browser.  This means that instead of connecting your iPad to a laptop with a cord you can transfer images wirelessly.

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Alphabet Organizer for Word Play - ClassTechTips.com

Alphabet Organizer for Word Play - ClassTechTips.com | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The International Reading Association has a fantastic app for students called Alphabet Organizer.  Available for both iOS and Android tablets, this app lets students work with different letters to create their very own alphabet book.  Alphabet Organizer can be tailored to different tasks and is a great choice for elementary school classrooms.  Students can use this in literacy centers or in learning environments where kids share the screen with a peer.

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Tadas Mickevičius's curator insight, January 2, 8:51 PM

Archetypical ways that ways are walked

Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 14, 1:28 AM

You might want to check out these tips for engaging presentations using storytelling techniques!

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Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Every committed educator wants better learning and more thoughtful students. Visible Thinking is a way of helping to achieve that without a separate ‘thinking skills' course or fixed lessons.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:01 AM

I see!

Celia Molares's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:00 AM

Entre los objetivos de ese enfoque están: Comprensión más profunda de contenido, Mayor motivación para el aprendizaje, hacia una comunidad de estudiantes que participan más en el proceso enseñanza aprendizaje. 

Las rutinas de pensamiento constituyen el núcleo del programa de Pensamiento Visible.

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the upcoming holiday break. I can’t wait to brainstorm creative ways to leverage these in lessons!

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Armando's curator insight, January 23, 4:51 AM

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, January 24, 4:54 AM

Un bon moyen d'illustrer des concepts avec un bon ancrage mémoriel !

Janet Bianchini's curator insight, January 24, 6:14 AM

Thanks for this new resource!