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New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know

New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Learn how cellphones, e-book readers, and tablets are getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.
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Tech Tip: How to use an external webcam on a Chromebook – The Tech Lady

Here are instructions to connect your webcam to your Chromebook for videoconferencing and filming.  
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15 Arduino Uno Breadboard Projects For Beginners w/ Code - PDF

15 Arduino Uno Breadboard Projects For Beginners w/ Code - PDF | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The easiest way for beginners to get started with Arduino is by creating circuits using a solderless breadboard.  These simple projects will teach you the basics of Arduino Uno, electronics and programming.   In this tutorial, you will be creating circuits using the following electronic components:


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#Design #Thinking Process and #UDL Planning Tool for #STEM, #STEAM, #Maker #Education - @JackieGerstein #makered

#Design #Thinking Process and #UDL Planning Tool for #STEM, #STEAM, #Maker #Education - @JackieGerstein #makered | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month. Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem. If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM.

In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. This is why we decided to create a planning tool for makerspaces in the classroom for you using the Design Thinking Process and Universal Design for Learning®."


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Free Powerpoint templates and Google Slides themes for presentations - SlidesCarnival

Free Powerpoint templates and Google Slides themes for presentations - SlidesCarnival | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Professional & high quality Powerpoint templates and Google Slides themes. Completely customizable and free for personal or commercial uses
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Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators - Market Brief

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators - Market Brief | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft sell different products in the K-12 market, but they collectively play a huge role in shaping the ed-tech landscape.
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.
I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else.
I have compiled a list of 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools and it is my hope that this will inspire lively discussions about the future of education.

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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

15 free games that will help you learn how to code | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Online learning has come a long way in the last few years.

"When I started learning to code, the options were limited—lots of books (not even e-books), some very basic online tutorials, and a whole lot of experimentation.

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.

While a game alone probably isn’t going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really incredible way to practice the skills you’re learning. It makes practice fun. And if you’re anything like me, you might suddenly realize you’ve spent the last four hours reinforcing your coding skills without even realizing it.

I’ve tried out some of the most entertaining and useful games for learning to code. Check out my favorites below."


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25 resources for bringing AR and VR to the classroom

25 resources for bringing AR and VR to the classroom | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The benefits of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) include increased engagement, appeal to visual learners and shared experience among students.
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Creating an Animation using Google Slides

This screencast shows you how to create classic Cell style animation in Google Slides. Demonstrate the water cycle.  Track the migration of monarch butterflies on a map of the world.  

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech

10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Trend usually implies that something is short term, like a one-hit wonder on the radio, but when we talk about educational technology, these trends are here to not only stay, but grow. While it is hard to choose the most important educational technology trends, we did our best to craft this list of ten.

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10 Excellent Educational Websites for High School Students

10 Excellent Educational Websites for High School Students | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - ISTE

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - ISTE | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media. While taking a second look at claims made by politicians and even journalists is a start, we still can’t outsource our brains and our judgment, says Tess Jolls, president of the Center for Media Literacy. “In my view, we have to look as critically at the fact-checking sites as we do the news articles themselves,” she says.

A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links, says Frank Baker, author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. He adds, “Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites.”

Here's a rundown of 10 of the top fact- and bias-checking sites to share with your students.

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Intesesantes herramientas para ayudar al alumnado a discernir la informaciín correcta de la que no lo es.
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4-Step Model for Productive, Whole-Brained Meetings

4-Step Model for Productive, Whole-Brained Meetings | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here, Myers Briggs which you can access for free here, and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).  

"This was the tool of choice at a recent workshop I attended led by Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes (@Yaron321) who specializes in innovation. He selected this tool, because unlike some of the others with many types this one has four basic personality types to focus on connected to left brain and right brain thinking. The test costs about $30 per person, but if that’s not in your budget, you can look at an overview of personality types from a resource such as this article from Success Reboot.

"If you want to quickly get a sense of the personality types of the people on your team, let them read the descriptions of each and have them determine those with which they most identify. The most high performing teams have a distribution of types, but it is important to note that most people have strengths in more than one quadrant, so even if one of the types is not their “most” dominant they may be able to pull from a quadrant that is close to it."


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Forget Guide on the Side…Students Need a Guide on the Ride - @AJJuliani

Forget Guide on the Side…Students Need a Guide on the Ride - @AJJuliani | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"If we look at our students’ learning stories as shared journeys that we take an active role in, then we are more than a guide on the side.

We are guides on the ride.


We are active participants in this adventure, and learn just as much as our students do throughout the process.

When students are empowered to craft their own learning stories and go on shared learning journeys, they’ll often take the chance to dramatically impact their own life (and the lives of others) through what they make, create, design, and explore."


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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

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When I was completing my Master's degree, I was fortunate to take a course on neuroscience and teaching. It was insightful. Another great source for me was parents with children who were diagnosed with autism, fetal acohol syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc. They provided information I did not have access to.
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This is incredibly relevant for today's educators across levels and disciplines. 
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Top 10 Educational Games to Use with Students in Class (from Nobel Prize Website)

Top 10 Educational Games to Use with Students in Class (from Nobel Prize Website) | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Nobelprize.org, the official site of Nobel Prize, offers a number of interesting educational games you can use with your students in class. These are interactive games and simulations based on Nobel-awarded achievements to teach and inspire students. There are actually over 29 games covering different topics including physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics. Most of these games include a ‘Read more’ link to help students learn more about the subject. Below are the 10 most popular games in Nobelprize.org. To access all the educational resources and games, check out this page.

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I'd give a Nobel prize for good games to use with the kiddos!

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Possible game ideas for teaching and learning
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How to Use Augmented Reality in Education

How to Use Augmented Reality in Education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go did two things for society; introduced us to the capabilities of augmented reality (AR).

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This Online Audio Editor Is Beautiful - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne

This Online Audio Editor Is Beautiful - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Beautiful Audio Editor is a free audio editor that you can use in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Beautiful Audio Editor lets you record spoken audio directly and or import audio that you have previously recorded in MP3 and WAV formats. You can edit and blend multiple tracks in the Beautiful Audio Editor. When your audio editing project is complete you can download it as an MP3 file, download it as a WAV file, or you can save it in Google Drive.

For the last few years I've recommended using Twisted Wave to record and edit audio on Chromebooks. Beautiful Audio Editor offers more options and is what I'll be using on Chromebooks from here on.

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Look for the Beautiful Audio Editor in the Chrome Web Store.  It's free.
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CurioCity - CurioCité | DNA Day 2017 

CurioCity - CurioCité | DNA Day 2017  | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

April 25, 20179 to 10 am and 1 to 2 pm (Eastern Time)


"Do you teach junior high or high school students? Help them understand the importance of DNA barcoding and synthetic biology for food security and health research by participating in these DNA Day events.

These DNA Day panels are presented by Let's Talk Science in collaboration with Ontario Genomics and the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.

Each panel will feature genomics experts who will discuss their research and answer student questions."




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Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.
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5 Handy Google Docs Templates for Creating Classroom Newspapers

5 Handy Google Docs Templates for Creating Classroom Newspapers | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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The iAM Video Project: A Creative ‘Get-to-Know-You’ Activity

The iAM Video Project: A  Creative ‘Get-to-Know-You’ Activity | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
As a high school journalism teacher, I have started my classes off for years with various digital 'get-to-know-you' activities — everything from having students
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Our teachers in PUSD have had great success with students creating "iAm" videos at the beginning of the semester. Students share their stories in meaningful ways that break down barriers and build stronger connections. For specific instructions: http://lhstv.weebly.com/iam-imovie-trailers.html
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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad -

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance.

Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays? A novelist that usually uses a desktop, but needs their new iPad Pro to do work on the go?

While the idea of writing more than a few hundred words on an iPad may seem crazy, using the iPad as a powerful portable writing tool allows you to take advantage of inspiration whenever and wherever it strikes. And with iPad screens now approaching 13″ and capable of supporting USB connections to enable standalone keyboards, it’s easier and more comfortable than ever to draft a masterpiece while away from your desk with the help of an app, an iPad, and a good idea.

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An Interesting Infographic Featuring 20 of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

An Interesting Infographic Featuring 20 of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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