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Great Uses of QR Codes in the Classroom

Great Uses of QR Codes in the Classroom | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"What is a QR code? It's short for "Quick Response" and is usually a square.   What do you do with a QR code?  When you see one, you can use your  smartphone or any mobile device with a camera, QR code reader app and  internet access to scan the square. Once you scan it, the  code will take your device to the web-based location set up by the code  creator.  You need to know though that they are two kinds of QR codes.  Dynamic QR codes let you change or update the URL linked to it without creating a new QR code.  Static QR codes are linked to a fixed URL that cannot be changed."

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Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.
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Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch

Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Darrell Etherington

 

"Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new ally: The New York City Department of Education. The NYC CIO has signed on with Chromebooks, and Google Apps for Education, as par of their approved and supported (from an IT standpoint) tools for this school year, and they’ve also built a guide to help teachers in their district get started."


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Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History: Hour of Code - FRACTUS LEARNING

Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History: Hour of Code - FRACTUS LEARNING | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In just under a month Computer Science Education Week will be upon us, and with it comes one of the biggest education movements in history, Hour of Code.

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Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered - YouTube

Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey ...
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Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It

Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

6-12th grade students learn to write from contemporary and classic writers. There are great tools to guide students through the writing process in the following genres: journalism, poetry, essay, short fiction, memoir, and humor.

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Mind Tools: Online Management, Leadership and Career Training

Mind Tools: Online Management, Leadership and Career Training | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Mind Tools teaches more than 900 skills that help you excel at work and in your life. Learn management, decision-making, time management, goal-setting, communication and more.
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Though more than two years into my school’s implementation of project based learning, yesterday, I found myself excited all over again. I was helping a second grade teacher enhance her landforms PBL by using Padlet as part of the KWL process and suddenly realized that this approach to student-centered learning has truly become a part of who we are as a school.

My adventures in combining PBLs and iPads began with a gift of two carts. I had just started taking the PBLU online courses when the head of our independent pre-k through eighth grade school challenged each grade-level team to teach one unit using the PBL approach while finding authentic ways to draw in iPads. As the lower school technology integration person, I immediately went on a quest to find a guinea pig willing to plan and co-teach a PBL unit incorporating iPads. This is the story of that first experience. . .

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 1:05 PM

Ideas for PBL in elementary classrooms!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 19, 8:59 PM

Thx John Evans!

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Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers - iPad Apps for School

Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers - iPad Apps for School | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app.

Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a picture of a picture of a person (for example, taking a picture of a picture of a person in a book). Once you’ve captured the picture you can customize the face by altering the eyes, mouth, and nose to move as you talk. After customizing the picture you can record yourself talking.

Aurasma is a free app for iPads, iPhones, and  Android devices. Using Aurasma you can create augmented reality layers, Aurasma calls them “auras,” that pop-up when you scan objects with your phone or tablet. The layers that you create can include image or video files that are stored on your iPad.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 6:52 AM

Terrific!!!!!

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Common Core Classroom Perspectives: Teachers Respond to N.Y. Principal Carol Burris

Common Core Classroom Perspectives: Teachers Respond to N.Y. Principal Carol Burris | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

High school teacher Lauren Trahan observes as a student reads aloud during a Common Core-aligned English lesson. (Courtesy Lauren Trahan)RCEd CommentaryIn “Common Core ‘Goes Way, Way,...


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Perfect Pair: Cognitively Guided Instruction and ST Math

Perfect Pair: Cognitively Guided Instruction and ST Math | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
By Darcy Lewis, June 4th, 2014 - Learn how ST Math and Cognitively Guided Instruction can work hand in hand to help students learn crucial math concepts
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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.
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College Readiness: Writing to Learn

College Readiness: Writing to Learn | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Blogger Ben Johnson explains how writing can help students investigate topics and think critically.
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The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code is coming | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages. Ages 4 to 104.
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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity

An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

In a 1:1 classroom, I regretted not having a digital contract developed with my students last year. There were many times last year where I wished I had something to pull out of my files and point to when a student wasn’t being responsible with an iPad. Thankfully I have this year to make changes! I wanted a contract that showed some student character to it so that it meant something to them. I think it’s very important that the contract isn’t pre-made by the teacher. Here’s how I started:


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@CotCotCotApps's curator insight, November 6, 2:10 AM

WOw, really nice and inspiring! 

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 6, 4:05 PM

I wish I was so organised

Ruth

jordank's curator insight, November 6, 6:39 PM

This is a cool idea! It is visual and easy to draw students' attention to when you need to. Kat

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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5 Good Sites and Apps for Elementary School Language Arts Lessons

5 Good Sites and Apps for Elementary School Language Arts Lessons | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Sarah Briggs

 

"We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.

"The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 18, 3:22 PM

The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners.


In this article Saga Briggs examines which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.


A recommended read. You can follow the author Saga Milena on Twitter here: @SagaMilena


Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 19, 6:21 AM

A very useful article that recognises that there is a skill (or at least a process) involved to achieve effective learning, and that we can learn this skill, i.e. learn to learn. As the article explains: "The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners" It goes on to examine which learning strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

Reading time: 15 mins

 

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...
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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness."

 

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An excellent essay/review that summarizes and praises Carol Dweck's book Mindset. If you haven't read the book, this is a great way to find out quickly what all the excitement is about.


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