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AirServer - Compare to AppleTV

AirServer - Compare to AppleTV | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

AirServer for Mac/PC compared to Apple TV.  If you don't have AppleTV in your classroom, you may want to try AirServer for MAC/PC.  Some of our teachers have starting using Airserver ($14.99) and feel it is an excellent alternative to AppleTV.  Students can even jump on Airserver to mirror their iPads and share work with the class. 

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How to tell fake news from real news TED ED Blog

How to tell fake news from real news TED ED Blog | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Want to strengthen your own ability to tell real news from fake news? Start by asking these five questions of any news item:

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5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News - Daily Genius

5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News - Daily Genius | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the continuation of an already existing problem (think “War of the Worlds,” “Yellow Journalism” and “Dewey Defeats Truman”), one thing is clear: there is a powerful and pressing need to prepare our youth to make sense of the constant flow of media information that they consume everyday.

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NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, February 16, 11:57 AM

I love reading the yearly NMC Horizon Report. Which trends do you think will emerge as the most significant over the next 5 years?

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Graphic Organizer Maker

Graphic Organizer Maker | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A simple tool to create custom graphic organizers you can print to use in your classroom.
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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. 
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Nikos Theodosakis:  " I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorati...

Nikos Theodosakis:  " I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorati... | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
"My desire is to see students around the world involved in learning that is personal, relevant and meaningful. I'm a passionate advocate for learning that matters, and because of this, I started an education society called OliveUs. Our InStill Life program enables students to create real change in the world by issuing micro loans to farmers around the world, while at the same time, seeing how the math, science, art, technology and language arts that they are learning supports and interconnects into a real world project.

I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorations.
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Finnish-ing touches on education

Finnish-ing touches on education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.
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#Design #Challenges - @JackieGerstein

#Design #Challenges - @JackieGerstein | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. Last semester I introduced a series of activities to have them explore, learn about, and interact with design thinking principles and strategies. For a description of those activities, see https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/introducing-design-thinking-to-elementary-learners/

To re-introduce design thinking again for this spring semester, this week I asked them to do the Extraordinaire Design Studio:

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The school of the future has opened in Finland

The school of the future has opened in Finland | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Child psychologists have long argued that changing the approach we take to education would help many children learn to love school rather than hate it. We’ve all heard pre-schoolers talk about how they can’t wait to sit at their school desk and run to their next lesson with their rucksack over their shoulder. In fact, we probably remember that feeling of excitement ourselves the first time we went. But right from the first days of school, many children feel a huge sense of disappointment with what they encounter.

"At the Saunalahti school in the city of Espoo, Finland, they’ve found a brilliant way to overcome this problem. Starting just with the school building itself, you’d look at it and never think it was a school. Instead, it’s more a like modern art museum — wonderfully light and airy. Experts from VERSTAS Architects made sure they moved well away from the typical dour design for a public school which we all can’t stand:"


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How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an urban-design project in which students were asked to develop a hypothetical city or town given factors such as population, geography, the environment, and financial resources.

The teachers in the audience were enchanted by the details of the project; and if the photographs in the presentation were any indication, the students who participated in the lesson enjoyed it, too. The presenting teachers were bubbling over with enthusiasm for what they saw as the potential inherent in teaching design thinking.

Many of the teachers in attendance were flummoxed, however. As we filed out of the room and headed toward our next sessions, I overheard one woman remark to another that while the urban-design project looked like something she’d like to try in her own classroom, “I think I missed something. I still don’t understand what design thinking is. Do you?” The other teacher shook her head and said, “I think it’s a curriculum, but I’m not really sure.”

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The Copyright Decision Tool - Council of Ministers of Education

The Copyright Decision Tool - Council of Ministers of Education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The Copyright Decision Tool helps teachers decide whether they can use print materials, artistic works or audiovisual materials without getting copyright permission.

Teachers! Thinking of using a copyright-protected work? Find out if you have permission.

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John Evans's curator insight, December 16, 2016 12:01 PM
Please note this site reflects Canadian Copyright Law in its current state. Your country of residence will have differing copyright legislation in place.
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Why It's 'Self-Reg,' Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids

Why It's 'Self-Reg,' Not Self-Control, That Matters Most For Kids | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
If hyper-arousal is a normal state for many children, how can we help our kids learn to be genuinely calm? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new book on self-regulation.
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5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard - Class Tech Tips

5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard - Class Tech Tips | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Have you tried Google Cardboard in your classroom? This super inexpensive (under $10!) tool lets students explore virtual reality straight from your classroom. I’m a huge fan of Google Cardboard virtual reality experiences. You can take your students on virtual field trips, help them understand life in different parts of the world, and push students to ask questions about the world around them.

When virtual reality first came on the stage a few years ago it seemed like the cost would make it impossible for teachers to use it as a learning tool. The combination of a Google Cardboard viewer and a mobile device make this the perfect choice for classroom teachers. The handful of quality apps mentioned below are great choices for teachers looking to combine the super inexpensive! Google Cardboard with apps developed for both iPhones and Android devices.


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2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge | Educator Innovator

2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge | Educator Innovator | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Successful proposals should be led by teams of teachers based in school/s and can benefit from collaboration between teachers and educators who work with youth in other learning-­centered institutions. Proposals should use the Connected Learning framework to develop innovations that spark interests and develop passions while describing replicable interventions that have high potential for spread to other contexts, schools, and communities. The most successful programs will likely engage youth in planning and implementing the program in some way. Proposals must include team members who can ensure that the team’s ideas can be implemented, such as a school or district administrator, and members who can connect the team to an appropriate fiscal agent to accept and manage the LRNG Innovation Challenge grant. 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge grants are $20,000 each. If the proposal is successful, the award of grant funds will be issued through a contract to the educational institution (e.g., K–­12 school or district or a local National Writing Project site at a host university), or a nonprofit organization or local community foundation that signs off on the proposal as the fiscal agent for the project.
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New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - @ClassTechTips

New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - @ClassTechTips | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Coding in schools? It's easy to get started with these tips featuring one of my favorite coding tools - Pythonroom! Are you ready to get started?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2016 8:58 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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RubiStar Home

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RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom.

How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom. | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The creative power of an iPad in the classroom is limitless with its ability for students to show their learning in a multitude of creative ways that look professional. My students love nothing more than to share their knowledge in the form of an iMovie or by using a digital storytelling tool such as Tellagami or Chatterpix or narrating a keynote presentation. But the number one issue we have in the classroom is the background noise when we record these presentations. There is nothing worse than having a fantastic visual product that is let down by poor audio quality, but in a noisy school situation that is a difficult proposition to overcome. So this year we are using our own homemade iPad recording booths.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, February 7, 8:48 AM
This is a great idea. Sound is always an issue at our school when recording on iPads. You could even use regular boxes, cover them in cloth and experiment with different materials to line them with as part of a STEAM project.
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How Virtual Reality is Changing Education

How Virtual Reality is Changing Education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"VR allows for high-impact learning experiences, and as this new age of affordable VR tech presents itself, the opportunities for improving education abound. Educators are well aware of the positive impact out of classroom experiences have on learning. From K-12 classrooms to college internships, to undergrad research and studying abroad, high-impact experiences provide increased learning and retention. Unfortunately, these types of programs have traditionally involved a good deal of time, money and personnel. With both the availability and affordability of VR, students nationwide will have access to high-impact educational experiences.

"From taking a guided tour of the Great Wall of China to examining world-renowned art in a museum halfway around the globe, these micro-experiences can shape student learning far more than an in-class lecture. Imagine biology students exploring the Great Barrier Reef first hand or students in a history class having that ability to observe an ancient Mongolian tribe. Beyond travel, VR also supports training experiences via virtual labs in chemistry, biology, and engineering. These sort of high-impact micro skills will become standard practice with VR. Not every student can travel abroad, yet anyone can venture to the library, put on a VR headset and begin virtual exploration. By using VR, student experiences transform critical thinking."

 

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Hype or hope?

 

I like VR a lot and believe it has great potential to impact education. Yet this article is reminiscent of 20th century paeans to the future glories of ed tech, which disappointingly are realized on, still, far too limited a scale. Yes, tech, and now VR, offer ways of doing old things in whiz-bang ways that can heighten student interest to some degree; but, where are the insights into the singular affordances of these capabilities and the necessary commitment and understanding required leverage them in schools?

 

Does this article raise false expectations or pave the way?


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Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 5:36 AM

Artykuł o tym jak wirtualna rzeczywistość wpływa na edukację.

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I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned…

I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned… | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY HEROES IN 200 PODCASTS.
I could sit here and write 200 things: one from each podcast. But I will write the things that stood out most for me.
You can’t change 200 things in your life. But you can file a few things away and pull them out as necessary.
I learned about creativity, nutrition, persistence, peak performance, happiness.

 

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Quite a lengthy post, but one chock full of observations by people who have been quite successful in one way or another. Well worth reading any time of day, but perhaps best early in the morning or late at night...time for reflection is useful. Heartfelt and pithy.


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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Google announced today the release of Toontastic 3D which is similar to the original Toontastic but has more awesome stuff to offer. Toontastic 3D allows kids to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. They can construct amazing things including book and school reports, design pitches, narrate stories, create beautiful cartoons and many more. Toontastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.  It also works with select Chromebooks."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 17, 4:12 AM
A very good and engaging tool for digital storytelling. Quite simple but with a very catchy layout. Easy to use, with simple outcomes. It is a good tool for primary and lower secondary students!! Production is saved as a video in the mobile device.
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, January 20, 9:40 AM

Great book creation, story telling tool!  Students can narrate as well.

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How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A Stanford study suggesting how easily manipulated students are online should be a wake-up call for school leaders nationwide.

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Middle School Reading Apps and Websites

Middle School Reading Apps and Websites | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
There's no question middle school can be a big hurdle for readers; students' skills can stagnate and never recover. Thankfully, there are some terrific tech tools out there to help teachers support students' growth. From phonemic awareness to phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, you're bound to find the right tool to support your students' needs. You'll also find everything from diagnostic tools to interactive e-readers, close-reading instruction, and even some online reading communities to help kids get engaged around high-interest topics.
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HyperDoc Samples | HyperDocs.co

HyperDoc Samples | HyperDocs.co | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Visit this excellent site for great examples of HyperDocs created by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis.
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You Can Do an Hour of Code with SAS CodeSnaps

You Can Do an Hour of Code with SAS CodeSnaps | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
We want to make CodeSnaps easy for volunteers to lead a hour of code with CodeSnaps - a coding activity that requires collaboration and even getting up and moving around - great for young learners.
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