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Why We´re Misunderstanding the Chromebook iPad Debate

Why We´re Misunderstanding the Chromebook iPad Debate | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Stop me if you have heard this argument before.We have decided to buy Chromebooks for our students because they do 90% of what students can do on a typical computer at 1/3 the cost. Chris Lehman used it to justify his sweetheart deal with Dell to move the Science Leadership Academy to a Chromebook e

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:10 AM

So we´re comparing apples to oranges? ;) Thanks to Tim Holt.

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7 Golden Rules of Using Technology

7 Golden Rules of Using Technology | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Technology wasn’t built into what we were doing. It was farmed off in a room, like it was special. Like we were learning how to code, and in case the Russians came, we’d know what to do.” Technology should be like oxygen, Bellow said, quoting Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of Science Leadership Academy: Ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible.

 


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12 Sure Fire Ways to Unlock Successful PBL

12 Sure Fire Ways to Unlock Successful PBL | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
It is important that Project Based Learning provides students with wonderful opportunities that allow them to take part in a culture focused on rich activities and experiences. It promotes those important 21st-century skills while balancing this acquisition with important content knowledge and standards. The lessons and activities are intentional, aligned, and mapped to curricular standards. The standards and skills are constantly assessed in a variety of ways involving numerous stakeholders.  Most of all, there is an alignment between standards, skills, and assessment. By incorporating these indicators teachers are ensured that they have provided a project process that is built on standards and proper skill acquisition.

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GoNoodle

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Get your kids moving with GoNoodle activities.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Compare & Contrast Map - A Writing Template for Elementary School Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Compare & Contrast Map - A Writing Template for Elementary School Students | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Read Write Think is a great place to find story starters and interactive writing templates. A good example of that is found on Read Write Think's Compare & Contrast Map.

The Compare & Contrast Map is a template for creating a comparative essay. Using the template students are guided through writing three styles of comparison essays. To get started students identify two things that they wish to compare and or contrast. Then they choose if they want to write a "whole to whole" essay, a "similarities to differences" essay, or a "point to point" essay. Whichever essay type they choose, students are guided through the types of information they should put in each part of their essays. When their essays are complete students can share them via email or print them.

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Carolyn Triggs's curator insight, June 14, 1:16 PM

This seems awesome -- I'd like to try it with my kids next year!

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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
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Gilles Boulanger's curator insight, May 17, 8:19 AM
Même si le texte est en anglais, l'étude mentionnée est intéressante sur l'impact d'utilisation d'un iPad en classe.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 11:06 AM
Good teachers use tools wisely and understand that what works well in one classroom may not elsewhere. They understand that digital technology is changing so rapidly and there are commercial interests at play that it is important to learn skills rather than just use tools blindly. Teachers perform as craftspeople who use their tools wisely and teach with them and through them.
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

Makey Makey | Lesson Plans | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Makey Makey: Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future. Makey Makey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

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Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined how much bringing a laptop to class hurts your grades
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Students learn empathy at the Resilience Cafe | GJSentinel.com

Students learn empathy at the Resilience Cafe | GJSentinel.com | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Grand Junction - The next time you encounter an eighth-grader, give them some credit. Though their hair may be blue, their lips painted black, their pants
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FreshGrade: Digital Portfolios, Grade Books + Engagement

FreshGrade: Digital Portfolios, Grade Books + Engagement | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
FreshGrade is free apps for collaboration between teachers, students and parents with digital portfolios, learning objectives, grade book and communications
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Design Challenge Learning

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What is Design Challenge Learning? It’s a combination of project-based learning, design thinking and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration. It’s a method of learning for which The Tech is best known. 

The lessons on this page, developed over the years by educators at The Tech, will help teachers lead their students through science and engineering challenges. They also make fun and effective team-building activities for groups of teachers.

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Single and multiple session lessons for elementary through high school. 
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New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones, Causing Tension at Home | Common Sense Media

New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones,  Causing Tension at Home | Common Sense Media | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A new report issued today by Common Sense Media finds that 50 percent of teens "feel addicted" to mobile devices, and 59 percent of their parents agree that their kids are addicted. Additionally, parents and children are concerned about the effects mobile device use has on their daily lives -- from driving to the dinner table -- with over one-third of the families in the Common Sense poll arguing about it daily.

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Computational thinking for all

Computational thinking for all | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
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Both sides of Inquiry Based Learning

Both sides of Inquiry Based Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Two articles from Mind/Shift worth reading have crossed my radar lately
presenting two sides of one schools story. The Science Leadership Academy
in Philadelphia is celebrated as an example of the deep learning that can
be achieved when a school embraces Inquiry Based Learning. 

In the first article founding principle Chris Lehman describes ‘Why Inquiry
Based Learning is worth the Trouble’. In this piece he identifies the
challenges that come with embracing Inquiry Based Learning and the

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[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision

[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce. That’s one reason so many reports about them exist. Some say they are disloyal, self-absorbed and lazy, while others claim they’re a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. Some aim to dispel the myths others have created. Just type “Millennials are...” into a Google search  to see the stereotypes.

This is not just another Millennial report. This report presents new findings with fresh insights  from the perspective of both employers and employees. As world of work experts, we have nearly 30,000 employees advising 400,000 clients on hiring decisions and talent development every year. We find work for 3.4 million people—about half of whom are Millennials.

We carried out quantitative research across 25 countries surveying 19,000 Millennials, including 8,000 ManpowerGroup associate employees and more than 1,500 of our own hiring managers. We asked what they look for in a job, what development opportunities they seek and what would make them stay with an employer. We wanted to understand how different they are or aren’t from the rest of the workforce and from generations before them. We wanted to ensure that the sample represented all working Millennials; not just the top percent of tech-savvy earners, but also the graduates and non-graduates across all industries, income and education levels.


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June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, May 31, 2:02 PM

Great new survey data on Millennials.

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MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
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The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick (EdSurge News)

The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick (EdSurge News) | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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Mitchel Resnick (or Mitch, for short) knows his making—from a lot of different angles. And he’s not too bought into the whole “electronics and gadgets” side of the maker movement.

Resnick has been in this business for more than 30 years, and it’s safe to say that he’s seen the maker movement—and the state of STEM education, in general—go through its phases, its ups and downs. He’s currently the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where he and his team have developed products familiar to many a science educator: the "programmable brick" technology that inspired the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit, and Scratch, an online computing environment for students to learn about computer science.

It's not the media or materials, but what you do with it.
Mitch Resnick, MIT Professor and head of Lifelong Kindergarten group
Is making something that every school should be doing—and are all interpretations of “making” of equitable value? EdSurge sat down with Resnick in his office at the MIT Media Lab to learn more, and to find out how he and his team are working to bring more creativity into the learning process.

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Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney?

Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney? | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Scholars want to know whether the practice helps young kids of color succeed academically.
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Microsoft releases free trial version of Minecraft Education Edition to teachers | ZDNet

Microsoft releases free trial version of Minecraft Education Edition to teachers | ZDNet | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Microsoft plans to sell Minecraft Education Edition as a subscription service to schools, starting in September, for between $1 and $5 per user per month. A free trial version is available now.
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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says.

"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. She coauthored the study, published in Psychological Science with colleague Carol Dweck, who pioneered research on mindsets. "Parents have this powerful effect really early on and throughout childhood to send messages about what is failure, how to respond to it."

Although there's been a lot of research on how these forces play out, relatively little looks at what parents can do to motivate their kids in school, Haimovitz says. This study begins filling that gap.

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Technical Support 1-800-439-2178 Hp, Dell and other brands's curator insight, May 18, 5:58 AM
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"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University.
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10 phrases you hear in resilient families: are you using them? - Kidspot

10 phrases you hear in resilient families: are you using them? - Kidspot | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Michael Grose's latest research reveals ten of the most common phrases you'll hear in a resilient family. Are they things you say at your house?  Or in your classroom?

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Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products' Impact

Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products' Impact | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Digital learning tools that don't disrupt the educational status quo tend to be the most widely adopted, despite their limited impact on student learning, a study finds.
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22 new reports of four different K-8 math series released today! 

22 new reports of four different K-8 math series released today!  | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Edreports.org is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. Their free reviews focus on alignment to the Common Core and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators

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How the World Uses Twitter [Infographic]

How the World Uses Twitter [Infographic] | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

A staggering 500 million tweets are sent per day, and 80% of active users are on mobile.

Some 302 million people actively use Twitter—in myriad ways. Here are some stats about Twitter use around the globe, according to HubSpot.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 2, 8:22 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Philippe Trebaul.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 3, 10:48 AM
Interesting infographic...
Craig Broadbent's curator insight, May 3, 8:12 PM
If you are looking to use twitter to drive business then this info is important!
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Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios

Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios. For iOS, Android, Chromebooks
and Computers with Chrome or Firefox. Free for teachers!
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