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Human Conflict Seen From Space

Human Conflict Seen From Space | Educated | Scoop.it

I'll let Douglas Keeney's own words and this image speak for themselves: "The geography of human conflict as seen from space at night. The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. Enjoy." 

-From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space

 

What would a picture look like from a drone's perspective?  Where are these places that are being targeted?  This Instagram account is incredibly thought-provoking and informative.


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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Educated | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 9, 11:25 PM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 2:44 PM

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Kimberly House's curator insight, Today, 12:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School

An Excellent Free Graphing Calculator for Your iPad - Desmos - iPad Apps for School | Educated | Scoop.it

"Desmos is a free graphing calculator that originally launched a few years ago as a web app before becoming an iPad app (the web app still works too). Recently, the Desmos iOS app was updated with some good features for students."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, September 3, 3:17 PM

For the Maths teachers and students.

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A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources | Educated | Scoop.it

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 25, 4:11 AM
Check out the resources for collaboration ideas.
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HOW principals spend instructional leadership time makes a difference

School administrators universally understand that to be successful, they must be "instructional leaders." This means attending to the professional growth and development of teachers so that teachers may, in turn, have a more significant impact on student learning outcomes.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 10:08 AM

The findings make sense. A caveat to the time spent mentoring teachers is we need to return to the thinking that created the role of the "principal teacher." We have move away from that.

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Back to School Messages

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Here is a document from Jo with her 7 favorite messages to set positive classroom norms for the start of the school year.  The last page is a summary that you can post in your classroom.  Positive ...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 19, 3:13 PM

Back-to-school messages from Jo Boaler on setting a positive tone in the mathematics classroom this year. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 5:22 PM

The messages allow the beginnings of conversations which can lead to classroom norms continuously being negotiated.

 

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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it

But technology may be able to help. This list, for example. We’ve offered ideas in the past to helpteachers save time, but those can only do so much. As can these apps, but every little bit helps, yes? Your workload, grade level, school climate, personal organizational habits–even beliefs about what a teacher is supposed to be and do all matter more than an app, but if you’re mobile and connected, you at least have a chance.

From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do.

Assuming you have an iPad.

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 6:23 AM

While not every instructor has an iPad, those that do can find some apps that can certainly help them in their art of teaching. Many of these apps have Android counterparts as well.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:33 PM

How do we become more productive?

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 5:16 PM

Some more motivation

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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it.

 

So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results?

 

No."


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Joel Weekes's curator insight, August 10, 2:30 PM
Very true - PD is necessary and needs to keep coming back to 'what is best practice'. It is not about the iPad, it is about the learning that is taking place.
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 4:16 PM
The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:38 PM

The answer if YES!

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Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year

Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year | Educated | Scoop.it

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All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about

All The New Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know about | Educated | Scoop.it

August 1, 2014 Google has recently released some important updates to its Google Drive. I have already covered each of these updates in separate posts but for those of you who haven't seen them yet,...


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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educated | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 31, 11:21 PM

Good points

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 20, 4:33 AM

Good examples with personal stories including Padlet, Today's Meeting, and Socrative.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 20, 6:58 AM

Backchannel tools can be used before, during, and after lessons, giving all students a voice in the conversation/discussion. Brainstorming, questioning, sharing ideas and resources.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 5:03 PM

I like the idea of children expressing themselves and using technology to tell a story.

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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com | Educated | Scoop.it

"We’ve updated the ClassThink guide to managing iPads in education. If you’re planning to use iPads in your school or want to know the latest iPad management tips, it’s an essential read!"


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 13, 8:40 AM

Guía de aplicación de Pad 

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For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient

For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient | Educated | Scoop.it
Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey toward implementing a successful tablet program.

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher

Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher | Educated | Scoop.it
Parents should seek out educators who have outside intellectual lives, follow the data and ask terrific questions.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 11:00 AM

While there isn't just one way to be a good teacher, but there often are some striking characteristics that good educators possess. 

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Vote No on Amendment 3 - YouTube

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A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment | Educated | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 28, 7:09 PM

If you are looking for a chart that shares 8 ways to do formative assessment look no further. Keep it close at hand to use with your students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 12:46 AM

A great chart to share with teachers!

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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | Educated | Scoop.it
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 23, 5:09 AM

Excellent blog post on the need to sharpen our focus on what is really important to our students in the classroom.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 24, 3:49 AM

ENGAGING!

AnnC's curator insight, August 24, 6:08 PM

Learn how to learn.

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Effective Classroom Management?

Watching more Star Trek, had to put up this up even though it's already on YouTube. S01E11

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 15, 12:40 PM

Is your classroom method any more effective that this?


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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals

Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals | Educated | Scoop.it
By the time they step into the position, most principals have already spent years—even decades—in the classroom as teachers. This experience certainly comes in handy, but rarely is it enough…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 7:14 PM

The point about principals seeming to forget about their classroom experiences is what I saw with many principals, first year and beyond, particularly towards the end of my teaching. It coincided with their desire to create an imprint of a few of their favourite things i.e. digital technologies, 7 Habits, organize complementary courses, etc.

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Best Teaching Practices to Engage Your Students

Student engagement and mobile learning

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Educated | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 8:27 AM

smart

Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 27, 8:52 AM

A great starting place...

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List of 49 EdTech Products (Categorized) Loved by Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

List of 49 EdTech Products (Categorized) Loved by Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educated | Scoop.it
List of 49 EdTech products that are loved by educators across the globe, categorized in several ways.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 21, 4:36 PM

Nice list. Well worth a bookmark!

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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 16, 11:37 PM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 9:30 AM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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ClassThink.com Deploying iPads in Education » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com Deploying iPads in Education » ClassThink.com | Educated | Scoop.it

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