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▶ #OurVoice: George Couros at TEDxBurnsvilleED - YouTube

George Couros, Parkland School Division George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division."

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Take-aways: "Educators, start using your voice." "...the power of story" "and we become more human" and "the human side is what we don't have enough of in school" "find safe ways for kids to find their voice" "to inspire meaningful change, you must make a connection to the heart before you make a connection to the mind."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:04 PM

I find it interesting at best. Working for Parkland, I did not feel my story, as an educator, was valued and wanted. Frequently, and in subtle ways, I was told my story was unimportant.

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6 Great Tools for Blended Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

6 Great Tools for Blended Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Teachers who have access to the right tools are doing a great job in teaching the 21st century kids. Let’s look at the six great tools for blended learning.
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Goal: try some I haven't yet this month.

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Create graphs and complex math equations directly from the Google Docs sidebar with g(Math)

Create graphs and complex math equations directly from the Google Docs sidebar with g(Math) | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the easiest method of inserting math equations and graphs into your Google Docs, here is the solution for you.
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Look like a math wizard even if you aren't.

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Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Lego Story Maker- A Great Digital Storytelling App for kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

Nice

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It is free and very kids-friendly. 

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 8:48 AM

Gotta get going on some of these digital tools! Amazing possibilities!

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 5:03 PM

#EdTech #TechEd #STEM #DigitalLearning

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Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning

Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

In one of the biggest funding rounds of the year in education and technology, Altschool is raising $100 million from Founders Fund, Mark Zuckerberg and..


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Reading up on the huge surge in funding for uber-personalized learning

 

Alt.School is a striking example of working out personalization to the n-th degree with the assistance of the most recent edtech support. Now in a private-school model (~$20,000/yr) it may eventually settle down into a workable public school option.

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Infographic: The power of play | Pearson Labs

Infographic: The power of play | Pearson Labs | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
This Labs editor can remember many a frenetic rewind of the cassette tape powering the Monster Maths game on our cranky old BBC computer at home; suffice to say

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It's not hard to find strong opinions either for or against gaming in academics. This infographic by Pearson has some key data points. Really, 97% of kids today play games regularly? Did this number surprise anyone? 

In terms of data gained from gaming, there's a whole new set of privacy questions. As a parent, I'm not sure how much of my child's time I want 'recorded' to be analyzed by a school's teachers and administrators.

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Science, math and art valued more than technology in education poll

Science, math and art valued more than technology in education poll | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Providing computers to public school students is important to California voters, but not as crucial as other factors affecting education, including a more intense focus on math, science and the arts, according to a new poll.
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This survey is shows only 20% of those surveyed support educational technology as a top priority for schools. It shows that a balanced and integrated STEAM (see http://stemtosteam.org/_) approach is seen as a need by many today. 

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7 Practical Study Tips For Acing High School Exams | Tutorpace

7 Practical Study Tips For Acing High School Exams | Tutorpace | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

High School exams are very crucial for students’ scores which decide the further studies and career in students’ future. When exams near, high school students panic and get stressed over covering their syllabus.


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Florida County Uses Technology to Engage Students and Innovate in the Classroom | Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education

Florida County Uses Technology to Engage Students and Innovate in the Classroom | Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
One-to-one initiatives can support teachers in customizing lessons & helping students in real time: http://t.co/PK06lbGkA0 . #edtech
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This Florida initiative came with highly responsive teacher training to help instruction grow in rich and meaningful ways.
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Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much?

Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much? | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Educational technology 30 years on: why hasn’t education changed much? http://t.co/sL5XhK6fEM
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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games. The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that “teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.”
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I agree. teachers are not getting adequate exposure to curricular options.
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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:54 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

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Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. MORE GREAT APPS: This brilliant app will send you a photo of the person who stole your smartphone As you can see in the video posted below, the app uses your camera to scan the p

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nightmare or dream come true?

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 22, 2014 2:14 PM

Just so you know.

Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, October 23, 2014 10:49 AM

Big Bang Theory episode becomes reality.

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Quedify wants to be Uber for tutoring - Technical.ly Brooklyn

Quedify wants to be Uber for tutoring - Technical.ly Brooklyn | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Open the app and a tutor can be helping you out within the hour.
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Wow. Uber for the tutoring world. What an alarmingly disruptive concept.

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In Guatemala's Magic Classroom, the Tablet is the Teacher

In Guatemala's Magic Classroom, the Tablet is the Teacher | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
By using wireless speakers and tablets loaded with interactive activities, this nonprofit teaches young children the basics.
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Although not explicitly an endorsement of Cisco, this press-release type article shines some light on an effort to bring digital resources to remote Guatemala and early childhood programs. Very interesting application of media and connected-ness to help support literacy in early learning. Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com/.

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New- You Can Now Create Custom Maps in Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New- You Can Now Create Custom Maps in Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
RT @AngelynCheatham: New- You Can Now Create Custom Maps in Google Drive http://t.co/rueTniMl5n #edtech #web20 #edapps
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If you use Google Maps this is a good step to bring your maps together with your Google Drive aps.

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Powerful Technological Tools that Make Online Tutoring Effective - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Powerful Technological Tools that Make Online Tutoring Effective - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Devices and tools that are most useful and commonly used by online sites for empowering their tutoring ambience.
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He doesn't mention Google Hangouts or screensharing software, but it's a good list to be on the online tutor's workbench.

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[Review] Fairy Math - by Bugaboo Math Games for Kids - Kids App Corner | Best Ipad, Iphone and Android Apps for Kids

[Review] Fairy Math - by Bugaboo Math Games for Kids - Kids App Corner | Best Ipad, Iphone and Android Apps for Kids | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
I was recently introduced to Fairy Math by Bugaboo Math Games. This math app is a great way to get girls interested in math and they won't even realize it

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Go math games for girls!

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The Only Metric That Matters in EdTech: Student Outcomes

The Only Metric That Matters in EdTech: Student Outcomes | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Whether you care most about economic competitiveness, serving special needs and gifted students, or closing the achievement gap, the only metric we should use to evaluate the role of technology in public education is the success of our students.
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Important detail: How do you define success?

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Online High School Tutors Help Students Get Better Scores

Online High School Tutors Help Students Get Better Scores | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
High school is a crucial time for learners with lots of subjects, homework schedules and tests. Good preparation in subjects like Math, Science and English are essential to ace exams and prepare for competitive exams like SAT and ACT. Online tutors could be a good support in this scenario with their subject knowledge and technological support.

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With FEV Tutor I can help you improve your scores on the competitive High School exams, AP Coursework, and special subjects.

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Soon-to-open Flex Academy, with ties to for-profit K12, excites some, raises eyebrows in others

Soon-to-open Flex Academy, with ties to for-profit K12, excites some, raises eyebrows in others | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
The model — local teachers, aides and administrators working closely with a company that provides “turnkey” management and academic services — is new to the Twin Cities.
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This new hybrid academy is nothing new and proving to give traditional schools a test, now in the Minnesota Twin Cities area. Concerns about "for-profit" enterprises are overshadowed by the success they get with personalized learning and high levels of individualization.

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After-school tutoring 'is like child abuse', says top head - Telegraph

After-school tutoring 'is like child abuse', says top head - Telegraph | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
The president of the National Association of Head Teachers fuels the debate over the private tutoring industry by claiming academic coaching makes children miserable
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In a British perspective but raises important concerns. Tutoring for youngsters should not be too excessive or to take place of daycare.
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GoodReader's text-to-speech lets you turn any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook -- AppAdvice

GoodReader's text-to-speech lets you turn any PDF or TXT document into an audiobook -- AppAdvice | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
GoodReader, the popular document reader app developed by Good.iWare, has just received another significant update.

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try it today

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 28, 2014 8:25 AM

This is interesting! Thanks to John Purificati.

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Recommended resources for Transitional Kindergarten

http://www.tcoe.org/ERS/TK/Toolkit/

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The toolkit is similar to other CA Counties but I liked the resource list that Keeler has compiled here. We have a long ways to go in creating TK classrooms that are this resource-full but we're off to a good start.

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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | EdTech Innovations | Scoop.it
Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.
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