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A collection of links to help promote educational technology use within the PYP framework
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A New Kind Of Twitter PD

A New Kind Of Twitter PD | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

In the PYP collaboration is key... between teachers, students, parents, etc.  Twitter is an excellent tool to make this happen but learning how to use it can be daunting.  Frome one of the top experts, here's a new approach on how to teach about this tool.

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Toontastic V1.3! New Toys!!! | Launchpad Toys

Toontastic V1.3! New Toys!!! | Launchpad Toys | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we continue to ensure that we work transdisciplinarily across the subjects, technology is making it easier to incorporate creative communication with language in the PYP units.  What better way than to use cartoons as a vehicle for communicating an idea!  Check out the release of Toontastic Version 1.3 complete with a brand-new TOY STORE! With this update, you'll be able to purchase 9 new toys for creating new stories! 

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Five things students say they want from education | eSchool News

Five things students say they want from education | eSchool News | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With so many education stakeholders debating the needs of today's schools, student voices aren’t always heard when it comes to what they want from their education.  When it comes to the PYP curriculum, honoring these voices is a must in our learner centered classrooms.

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Top 10 Education TEDTalks

Top 10 Education TEDTalks | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Since one of the tennets of the IB curriculum is international mindedness, it is important to keep up on what the best thinkers in the world are doing in education.  Where elese do you look but TED?! "Do you have ideas that are worth spreading?"

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You Just Can’t Skip the Process

You Just Can’t Skip the Process | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As part of the learner centered curriculum, students and teachers must stay focused on reflecting on and discussing the process of learning.  This article puts a justified heavy emphasis on embracing the process.

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How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities

How Social Media can Enhance Schools as Professional Learning Communities | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

When speaking about collaboration, in the PYP it must be synonymous with social media; that is the collaboration for the 21st century.  In this post, "The field of social media is a burgeoning area of communication, and one that educators cannot ignore. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Diigo, GooglePlus – these platforms for communication are not g...

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Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Edutopia

Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students | Edutopia | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Modeling is key in a student centered curriculum.  Using these tips and tools can help focus teacher modeling for when students need examples of needed ICT skills.  

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Online Learning: Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions

Online Learning: Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Collaboration is key to the curriculum whether online or not.  Here is some great insights into why it might not be working and ways to address those issues... face to face or online.

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Tip of the Iceberg » Blog Archive » 5 Fab Ideas for Effective Online Research

Tip of the Iceberg » Blog Archive » 5 Fab Ideas for Effective Online Research | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Five important suggestions for improving searching online.  Important steps for all teachers to take to improve thinking skills and research skills.

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What does learning look like?

What does learning look like? | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
The PYP exhibition is the culmination of learning throughout the primary school years. The focus of our exhibition unit this year has been social inequities in the world and the need for action t...
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87 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest September 4, 2011 | Tech the Plunge

87 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest September 4, 2011 | Tech the Plunge | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—87 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed.
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Professional blog | 21st Century Educator

Professional blog | 21st Century Educator | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
@StepanVdovine @graemecampbell @pattibacchus See this paper I wrote on ways to save money using technology: http://t.co/ogPUJFF...
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Exploriments

Exploriments | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

At the heart of the PYP is inquiry and this site blends science and inquiry learning PERFECTLY! Inquiry based experiements designed to develop concepts in a constructivst way... Wow!

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Redesigning the 21st Century Classroom | Suzemuse – Create. Share. Learn. Be Brilliant.

Redesigning the 21st Century Classroom | Suzemuse – Create. Share. Learn. Be Brilliant. | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With a need for 21st century skills while still maintaining focus on student centered learning, it is important that we recognise that the structure of the classroom and network play an important role in student learning.

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Class Consciousness | Seven Days

Class Consciousness | Seven Days | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

In a curriculum where differentiation and student centered learning matters, this approach to homework is a must needed change.  Add technology to the mix and it's a golden ticket!

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Distractions Begone! Facebook as a Study Tool | MindShift

Distractions Begone! Facebook as a Study Tool | MindShift | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

With a curriculum based in collaboration and social skill development, facebook's Hoot.me is a natural extension of 21st century tools to develop sharing and learning.  

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YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers | MindShift | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

As we continue to strive to make the curriculum engaging and relevant, help can be found for videos through the new youtube teacher channel.  This post explains, "YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers http://t.co/8iKQlw8e..."

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Writing Prompts Tumblr

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Writing Prompts Tumblr | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
RT @ktenkely: I am loving this writing prompt tumblr I learned about from @johntspencer have been perusing all day.
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Mrs. Reh's Third Grade: Khan Academy, Google Forms and the Flipped Math Class

Mrs. Reh's Third Grade: Khan Academy, Google Forms and the Flipped Math Class | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Talk about student centered learning.  This is a great example how a teacher is using new technology approaches to differentiate and reach her students.  "check out my beginners attempt to flip math in my classroom using Khan Academy/Google Forms http://t.co/RjUa33Iv 

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5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Summative assessments are critical in summarizing and synthesizing what students understand.  Five simple tips listed here help aim at how to get to quality synthesis with ICT while still maintaining a strong curricular focus.

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Education Technology - theory and practice

Education Technology - theory and practice | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it

Talk about students at the center of the learning.  Mobile learning initiatives certainly have that capability as you see in each of these presentations.

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Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant

Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Earlier this week the New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any...
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Four Ways QR Codes Could Revolutionize Education - Education - GOOD

Four Ways QR Codes Could Revolutionize Education - Education - GOOD | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
Get your smartphone ready! There's plenty of potential for these scannable black and white data squares to be used in schools.
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A GeekyMomma's Blog: QR Codes in Education

A GeekyMomma's Blog: QR Codes in Education | EdTech in PYP | Scoop.it
RT @gret: QR Codes in Education by @teachakidd http://j.mp/nbkOId #edtech...
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