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11 Top Educational Pinners on Pinterest

11 Top Educational Pinners on Pinterest | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Here are some strategies for using Pinterest for collaborative work in the classroom as well as a list of the top Educational Pinners on Pinterest.

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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our diverse and interconnected planet.


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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 3:57 PM

Some very interesting maps.

DenisMartingale's curator insight, July 19, 8:56 AM

Another thin is to identify different cultures for resources.

 

What are the trends in financial ups and downs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://usawebcash.com

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, July 2, 5:17 AM

... so much to learn about and to tryout...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 2, 5:19 PM

#STEM #Projects #Guide

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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Soundtrap - Make music online

Soundtrap - Make music online | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and more. Invite friends to collaborate. It’s free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and ChromeBooks.
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Create audio and instrumental recordings and save as Mp3s to use in class media projects.

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What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This

What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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The Essence of a True Makerspace - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING

The Essence of a True Makerspace - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
I first heard about the maker movement last summer. I initially thought that this was a direct arm of the STEAM movement to incorporate arts into science, technology, engineering and math. It has been part of my own genius hour to continue to explore and learn more about the maker movement. Here’s a little about the path that I’ve followed so far...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 16, 1:37 PM

Different makerspaces to explore in your learning commons

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.
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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.
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New Sims - PhET Simulations

New Sims - PhET Simulations | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

PhET is a great collection of online simulations in science and math hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder.  The simulations are geared towards students of all ages who can conduct studies, demonstrations and experiments with virtual equipment and machinery. From the site: "As users interact with these tools, they get immediate feedback about the effect of the changes they made. This allows them to investigate cause-and-effect relationships and answer scientific questions through exploration of the simulation.” The site also has video clips that explain the program and its foundations.

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5 Apps for Creating Digital Portfolios on iPads - iPad Apps For Schools @rmbyrne

5 Apps for Creating Digital Portfolios on iPads - iPad Apps For Schools @rmbyrne | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
As the end of the school year nears you may find yourself asking students to create collections of examples of their best work of the year. There are a lot of ways that your students could go about accomplishing that task. Here are five free apps that can be used for the purpose of creating a digital portfolio.

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Teachers at Deer Canyon Elementary are having great success with Seesaw!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 19, 11:51 AM

Les portfolios sont intéressants mais ils faut en mon avis un PC de bureau pour l'instant.

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"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company

"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Education-bashing has become something of a national sport in the United States. From hurling criticism about slipping test scores, socio-economic disparity, dropout rates, to raising concerns about poor teaching standards and school resources, the popular narrative is that U.S. schools are failing children. There’s good reason for the pile-on: in many cases, the problems are real.

While most of the conversation around education reform centers on how to address these existing issues, another point of view has been gaining momentum over the last several years. It’s a point of view that is less focused on fine-tuning the current system for high performance—since the system was built in 1893 with the goal of churning out "good workers"—and more about rethinking education entirely and how it meets the world’s rapidly changing economy in the information age.

This topic is explored in depth in the feature-length documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, which premiered at Sundance and will appear at the Tribeca Film Festival April 24. In the film, director, writer and producer Greg Whiteley casts a light on the shortcomings of established education methods by focusing on one school that’s defying convention, San Diego’s High Tech High. While following two ninth-grade classes for a year, with classroom instruction unlike anything you’ve ever seen, the doc offers some inspirational ideas for how to help students rise to the occasion of an innovation economy that requires critical thinking."


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link to problem based learning

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Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall

Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
As I gear up to present student work at ETFO’s ICT Conference in Toronto, I’d like to share some ideas:

1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation.

2. Coding is a place for students to fail safely.

3. Coding allows students to take risks and solve problems.

4. Computational thinking is a form of problem solving not accomplished with textbook work.

5. “Making” is creative. Creativity is fun.

Here is a student application coded to support our Grade 8 probability strand. We extended our projects with Makey Makeys so users had a physical interaction.

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Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum

Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Educators often wonder how they are going to meet all the demands of Common Core. One important point is that the standards require more depth and less breadth. Meeting these standards can be done by doing less, not more.

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Free Online YouTube Downloader: Download YouTube Videos, Facebook and many others!

Free Online service to Download YouTube videos at one click! The best YouTube Downloader supporting fast and easy vimeo, Facebook and Dailymotion video Download and much more!
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My three "tried and true" video download programs didn't work for a specific video.  So, I tried SaveFromNet  and it worked!

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2015 AASL Best Apps and Best Websites revealed! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

2015 AASL Best Apps and Best Websites revealed! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
I was honored to serve on the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee this year. Over the course of the year we tested hundreds of contenders and selected a list of 25 apps “best of the best” for the Committee’s third list.


Our committee vetted apps in five categories connected to AASL’s learning standards and in support of our instructional roles relating to inquiry-based teaching and learning.  The Committee recognized free and cost effective apps that foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
Here are those fabulous apps with tips for their use in your schools and libraries:

 

     * Books
     * Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
     * Organization & Management
     * Social Sciences
     * Content Creation"


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Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells…
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Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam

Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
An English teacher became so compelled with podcasts, she assigned the creation of one as a final exam to replace the traditional seated test.
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Is the 'App Mentality' Killing Students' Creativity? -- THE Journal

Is the 'App Mentality' Killing Students' Creativity? -- THE Journal | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
According to authors Katie Davis and Howard Gardner, today's students view their lives as a string of ordered apps. Does this mindset help or hurt their ability to think creatively?
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Alternative Assessments and Feedback in a MakerEd Classroom | FabLearn Fellows

Alternative Assessments and Feedback in a MakerEd Classroom | FabLearn Fellows | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
According to Google Trends (see photo), a new term came into existence and quickly became synonymous with progressive education and a resurgence of STEAM education in America. That term is maker education, or makered for short, and can be seen in the graph as “born” according to google searches, around September of 2004. Although the exact number of makered programs is not currently known, schools that employ a progressive pedagogy (insert the word innovative for those working in the 21st century) or schools that make claims regarding the importance of differentiation, constructivism or experiential learning have built or are building makered programs. At first these programs seemed to be dependent on having state of the art Maker Spaces or FabLabs and high-tech tools, as most were found in well-funded private schools. That picture has changed rapidly in the past ten years since the makered movement has gained popularity, however. More and more public/charter schools and nonprofit programs are building programs for the average American child, that rival many private school programs. In fact, programs with limited budgets and space have reminded us that scarcity or “disability,” are invaluable teachers in any good maker culture, as they breed creativity and self-reliance. Many of the makered programs serving lower income communities have access to mentors who never stopped working with their hands, even when it fell out of status in a consumer driven America in the 1980’s (Curtis 2002). While lower income mentors may not know Python or what an Arduino is, they are skilled carpenters, mechanics, seamstresses, cooks and know what it means to be resourceful.

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10 Reasons to Teach Coding - Edutech for Teachers

10 Reasons to Teach Coding - Edutech for Teachers | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
So, why just use technology, when you can build it, right? But first—students need the programming know-how… And that begins with you!

Whether you choose to embrace the concept or not, it’s becoming more and more important to equip students with coding skills. Having this knowledge not only strengthens general skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, but it will become invaluable in their future as a wide range of industries are eager to hire individuals with programming abilities. Furthermore, this field that is projected to have 1,000,000 more jobs than there are qualified people to fill them by the year 2020! Seriously!

That said—here’s a cool inforgraphic denoting 10 reasons to teach students how to code.

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5 iPad Accessories for Every PE Teacher - The PE Geek

5 iPad Accessories for Every PE Teacher - The PE Geek | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"It’s true that the iPad has been a truly revolutionary device, that has enabled me to take my classes to an entirely new level. However, a big part of this has been made possible by a collection of what I call my ‘Must Have iPad Accessories’. See the list below for a collection of tools I use in just about every session that make my iPad an even more powerful member of my classroom.


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The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 22, 11:46 AM

This article shares some web tools you can use to create posters for your classrooms. I only had heard of a couple of them so some new tools to consider here.

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Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises

Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
It’s time to debunk the myths about who is good in math, and Common Core state standards move us toward this worthy goal. Mathematics and technology leaders support the standards because they are rooted in the new brain and learning sciences. All children are different in their thinking, strength and interests. Mathematics classes of the …

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

Shifting Mental Models in Educators | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.
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Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads - ITEACH WITH IPADS

Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads - ITEACH WITH IPADS | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
I am on spring break this week. It has been such a luxury to linger over coffee and the newspaper in the mornings. That has been about all of the luxury I’ve been able to enjoy because even though I’m on spring break from my job, I am not on spring break from doctoral classes. I have been immersed in scholarly articles on early literacy. So, while this is all fresh on my mind, I am going to share a few work samples from some of our recent literacy activities on iPads.

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PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

PBS Learning Media Home Page:"  Sign up for your free account with PBS Learning Media!  You'll have access to videos, lesson plans, webinars, tips and how-to guides, professional development, and more!  It's free!

 

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