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Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Transforming Education with Technology

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Transforming Education with Technology | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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EdTech in PYP
A collection of links to help promote educational technology use within the PYP framework
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6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/JZTW6CmaNM #edtech
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A brilliant insight into the type of students we have and are developing through the transdisciplinary skills while focusing on embedding technology. 

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Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom

Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Betty Ray is Edutopia's senior blog editor and community manager. She was one of the organizers for TEDxSFED in San Francisco and is a regular blogger for Edutopia. Follow her on Twitter @Edutopia
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As PYP teachers, it's important that we try to make a seamless connection between the end of the PYP program and the beginning of the MYP program.  This article, about design thinking in the classroom, helps prepare students for their work in the Design Technology program of the MYP.  There are great ideas and ways to structure creative thinking for all students! 

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ScratchEd launches 6-week free workshop for Educator Innovators starting June 3

ScratchEd launches 6-week free workshop for Educator Innovators starting June 3 | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
ScratchEd has kicked off its work with the Summer of Making and Connecting with a new Creative Computing Online Workshop. Creative Computing is a six-week online workshop for educators who want to ...
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If you want to hone your student centered, creativity skills, this is a great workshop! Programming with scratch is great way to develop many of the learner profile attributes while giving students skills to demonstrate their understanding with technology tools.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Using Student Videos on YouTube to Demonstrate Proper School Procedures

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Using Student Videos on YouTube to Demonstrate Proper School Procedures | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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What better way to help the students with their action projects than use technology to help them document it! This is a great idea on how one teacher used iPads to video the procedures for school.  

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Awesome Graphic Featuring 12 Learning Skills for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Graphic Featuring 12 Learning Skills for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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I love this graphic and would love to put this cartoon girl with the super-PYP boy graphic that I found years ago! I think this set of skills compliments the learner profile perfectly and gives a complete picture of the type of students we are hoping to create in our schools.

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The Modern Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Modern Taxonomy Wheel ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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I love this graphic representation of Bloom's Taxonomy for 21st century skills because it incorporates everything, including apps in one place! If differentiation and student centered learning is the goal, then this is a great place to start!

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Make IT Better: CompTIA director warns "isolated" ICT teachers can cause poor ... - V3.co.uk

Make IT Better: CompTIA director warns "isolated" ICT teachers can cause poor ... - V3.co.uk | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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"So the subject of ICT begins to look tedious and unrelated to all the exciting things students are learning about in other subjects.
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An essential perspective that aligns with the ICT in the PYP documentation.  Technology must be integrated into the curriculum in a context meaningful way for students to make gains in thinking and using with technology. 

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Math Techniques and Strategies: My Favorite Pinners

Math Techniques and Strategies: My Favorite Pinners | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Here are a few of our favorite Pinterest Pinners. http://t.co/f9PCxWqm #mathchat @pinterest #edchat #edtech
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If you're a PYP teacher looking for great technology infused math ideas, this site has some great resources that you can use.  They look specifically for ideas on inquiry and technology learning engagements.

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10 Reasons To Consider BYOD In Education

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10 Reasons To Consider BYOD In Education

Via Leanne Windsor
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With the belief in learner centered education and inquiry based learning, BYOD programs are a natural fit for the PYP framework.  With tools in the hands of students, questiosn can be asked and searched for as and when it is needed.

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Leanne Windsor's curator insight, December 18, 2012 7:24 PM

Links to research available here

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Using "Draw and Tell" App in K: How Are They Learning?

Using "Draw and Tell" App in K: How Are They Learning? | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
In my opinion, the measurement unit in Kindergarten math is the most difficult and takes the longest to teach due to the amount of language students needs to acquire.
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A great insight into how a teacher can use technology to stimulate inquiry learning in maths.  Even better that it's with the youngest students! 

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IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years | KurzweilAI

IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years | KurzweilAI | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
IBM announced today the seventh annual IBM 5 in 5 --- a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during (IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives within five years
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Woah! This is an AMAZING look at what the future holds!  A great connection between where we are in place and time and technology!!

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5 Unexpected Results of Going 1:1

5 Unexpected Results of Going 1:1 | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Identity Crisis- You will become a student too. The moment you have devices in your classroom, you are no longer THE resource for answers in the classroom. Students will be finding sources with muc...
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This is a great look at what is required when technology shifts the methodology in a classroom. As technology continues to seep into classrooms, learning will continue to move to an inquiry based, learner centered environment.  Yeah!

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Check out if You Correctly Integrate Technology Using This Awesome Rubric

Check out if You Correctly Integrate Technology Using This Awesome Rubric | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
“@isteconnects: Awesome rubric to see if you are correctly integrating tech. http://t.co/lBHZTRdh #edtech #K12” @renee_t
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Gr8 way to see how you are developing!

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What is Genius Hour?

What is Genius Hour? | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
I have a lot of people ask me (well, usually tweet me) this very question.  And I realized that I talk about it, blog about it, and tweet about it all the time, but I have not actually put out a... (What is Genius Hour?
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This is a creative way to incorporate inquiry skills and technology into a novel (well, borrowed...!) idea called "geniushour".  Just like the genius bar at an Apple Store, students get to work and inquire using technology to become an "expert" after a specified amount of time.  Engaging and relevant!

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25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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When thinking about Transdisciplinary Skills one of the ones that is the essential when considering technology and its role in inquiry is Critical Thinking skills.  This graphic shows very clearly the different ways that these skills can be developed.  Excellent resource.

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The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech

The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging. 2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I first began
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When considering a student centered classroom for the PYP, it essential to think about the role that blogging plays in developing transdisciplinary as well as 21st century skills.  Blogging, as this post shows, has many educational values for our curious students!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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With learning engagements needing to be more and more integrated with technology as well as differentiated for student centered learning, these 5 tools for alternative book reports are just perfect! We use these tools in our school and have found them to be extremely effective with students and increasing their language and engagement!

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5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Web Tools to Create Awesome Digital Newspapers for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
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What better way to have your students show their enduring understandings than with a newspaper as a summative assessment?! These online tools are great resources for PYP teachers looking to expand their summative assessment approaches.

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10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Do...

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Do... | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on eLearning, Blended Learning and Mobile Learning curated by Rod Murray (10 Great Tools to Integrate with Google Docs ~ Ed Technology and Mobile Lea...
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With collaboration one of the key elements in planning in the PYP, what better way to integrate the use of technology than through Google Docs! These tools will help with everything from planners to resource management!

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for the love of learning: How school can kill the desire to learn

for the love of learning: How school can kill the desire to learn | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
RT @joe_bower: How school can kill the desire to learn by @jaytrevaskis #abed #edchat #edtech #bced #asba #onted #mbedu http://t.co/FcbeSxqP
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This is just a posting to showcase how lucky we are in the PYP framework to have the ability to provoke and support curiosity in our children like the teacher in this blog did.  It was a great use of technology to provoke real-world research in context as it was needed in the scope of their inquiry.  Great example for the PYP!

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Infographic: 9 Ways Digital Learning Tools Function

Infographic: 9 Ways Digital Learning Tools Function | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Infographic: 9 Ways Digital Learning Tools Function (RT @terryheick: Infographic: 9 Ways Digital Learning Tools Function http://t.co/sunVQG6t via @teachthought #edtech)...
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With the focus of PYP classrooms being on inquiry and concept based learning, it's not surprise that technology goes together with this type of learning.  This infographic really illustrates how technology enhances each of these thinking skills which are essential in the PYP>

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MOBILE LEARNING 21: Infographic Provides an Inside Look at the Modern Student

MOBILE LEARNING 21: Infographic Provides an Inside Look at the Modern Student | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
RT @pgsimoes: #mlearning - Infographic Provides an Inside Look at the Modern Student http://t.co/7k4ELTIY (@geramovel) #elearning #edtech
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Certainly an interesting look at how students are fusing technology and learning today!  This could be useful as a provocation to discuss Balance as a learner profile.

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How do teachers make informed decisions in choosing technology? | Generation YES Blog

How do teachers make informed decisions in choosing technology? | Generation YES Blog | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
How do teachers make informed decisions in choosing technology? http://t.co/eD2QFq3q via @smartinez #edchat #bhschat
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An excellent discussion on the nature of balanced technology use with students.  As teachers explore the learner profile attribute of Balanced, this conversation should surely be part of the discussion!

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Sleep Peacefully, Creative Commons Licensed Images, Google Will Never Find You

Sleep Peacefully, Creative Commons Licensed Images, Google Will Never Find You | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by desmorider For as vast and accurate as Google Searches can be, I cannot help but raise a curiosity flag when it fails elsewhere. It still frustrates me how...
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What a great tool for discussing digital citizenship and copyright issues with creative commons and google search.  Definitely worth reading!

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Caleb Clark: Why Our Schools Need EdTech Professionals | Startl

While many children's home lives are abuzz with the same platforms and devices as the 21st century workplace, school just hasn't kept pace, and in many.
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Yes! For PYP schools this is a role that is definitely needed.  As schools continue to move toward learner centered practices, the role of technology and technology teachers needs to change as well.  Gone are the days of scheduled technology use in labs... we need to have Ed Tech professionals who are trained to help bridge the technology/ curriculum gap.

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