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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | Educated | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.

 

This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

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How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING | Educated | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most versatile devices in the history of… well… devices. The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality.

A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways. In the below infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees present an overview of how this shift is taking place.

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Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius

Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
Instagram is huge. As in 300 million users huge. As in, your students, and probably their parents, are on it. Already, 30 billion photos have been shared on the platform. There’s a lot going on there.

So while Facebook is dead and buried for the cool kids, and the likes of Snapchat don’t really work for an institution, Instagram still has kudos as well as scale. If you want to be reasonably sure that the people you want are on board, then Instagram it is.

So should a school use it? Should a school start to use the fastest growing, and already one of the biggest, social media platforms in the world? There’s a certain amount of leading-the-witness in the question, but sheer scale doesn’t necessarily mean there is educational value. Unless you use it right, of course.

So how, and why should you be using Instagram in your school? Here’s some suggestions:

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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 8, 12:08 PM

This article helps any iPad 2, or later, owners get more out of their aging mobile devices.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 10, 9:49 PM

I need this "to-do" list for cleaning up my 2013 iPad.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educated | Scoop.it
To hear Taylor County Schools Assistant Superintendent Charles Higdon tell it, students shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school—at least not without a fight. “We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, st

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Preparing the Next Generation Four Reasons to Use GIS in the History Classroom

Preparing the Next Generation Four Reasons to Use GIS in the History Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it

“We tell our students about change over time, we have our students read about change over time, with GIS my students are able to see change over time”.
- Teresa Goodin, Gifted Resource Teacher, Albemarle County Schools

Do you want your students to work like twenty-first century “digital” historians?Do you aim to have your students grasp the connections between geography and history?Do you aim to make your activities inquiry-based, interactive, and exciting?Do you aim to create activities that integrate twenty-first century workforce skills?
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Kaye De Petro's curator insight, March 31, 5:24 PM

An interesting idea.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 6, 7:39 AM

Good suggestions for beginning or deepening students writing in math class!

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Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac

Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac | Educated | Scoop.it
Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books, iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content for educators and classrooms using iOS devices.

The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from Apple’s iTunes U service.

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EuroSys Education's curator insight, April 3, 7:30 AM

Weet niet of dit in de Belgische Appstore ook is, maar kan het maar delen...

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 10, 11:52 AM

Great place to start if you just got your iPad.

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment | Educated | Scoop.it

“ Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can better adjust their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 28, 8:05 AM
Lots of good choices here! Most are free!
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5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything) - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything) - FRACTUS LEARNING | Educated | Scoop.it
An AMA (Ask Me Anything) is a two way conversation first conceived on the social networking and news website Reddit. Essentially an AMA is an opportunity for people of interest to host their own Q&A session where users are encouraged to ‘ask them anything’. Questions can range from deadly serious to utterly ridiculous, and are voted up or down by users so that the most popular questions are answered first. More than just a fad on Reddit, there are a heap of ways you can run your own version of an AMA with interesting guests in your own classroom.

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Korally's curator insight, March 28, 9:06 AM

Not sure if it will motivate the students to ask another questions if their questions before were not popular 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, March 28, 10:23 PM

I have to try one of these....

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Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction | Educated | Scoop.it
It's much worse than people realize.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 9:57 AM

The relatively recent decline of music industry, as well as the newspaper industry, are good examples to teach the concept of creative destruction.  As jobs are created through new emerging technologies, older jobs will be rendered obsolete and be 'destroyed.'  While many bemoan the loss of particular jobs as regrettable, it is a part of globalization of economic geography that as jobs are created with new technologies, other jobs disappear.  Indoor plumbing meant the death of the water-carrying guilds (while I might be sad they lost their jobs, I'm keeping my plumbing).  The trick is to make these transitions smooth and to prepare the labor force to have skills that the new economy will demand so that individual families and workers aren't casualties of this 'creative destruction' process.     


Tagseconomic, laborglobalization, unit 6 industry.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, March 30, 9:13 AM

Creative destruction may sound like an oxymoron—as sometimes our linguistic creativity is capable of doing, in spite of what certain expressions really mean when looked at closely ("near miss," "wireless fiber")—because it is. Yet in our minds, it makes sense, and that seems to be enough. The problem with "creative" destruction is that the creative side speaks of the "winners" and "destruction" of the losers. So we are up against a "win-lose" situation. The ultimate loss appears when we, while being creative, lose our human traits; the true measure of any technology's positive—or negative–effect on our well being beyond the merely material.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, March 31, 7:48 AM

We are becoming obsolete as a Charlie Chaplin film, perpetuate the grace of the silent film as the industry is all forward-talkie.

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | Educated | Scoop.it
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Termit Kaur's curator insight, April 3, 7:14 AM

Times have changed... learners are inquisitive, and critical

 

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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | Educated | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.

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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 27, 12:40 PM

This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Tom cockburn's curator insight, March 28, 10:03 AM

Seems a good way to get them interested

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What makes an outstanding iPad lesson?

What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? | Educated | Scoop.it

""Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. The very fact that there is a debate within educational establishments across the world as to whether they and their likenesses are the key to unlocking the future of learning should show all the sceptics that technology is not going away. It is something that needs to be embraced and explored. So what does an outstanding iPad lesson look like?"


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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners | Educated | Scoop.it
Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected | Educated | Scoop.it
A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

 

Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming virtual study groups — all for free.

Surely the traditional college degree would instantly collapse.

Today, much of that hype has subsided (though best-selling authors and newspaper columnists are still making the case that "the end of college" is nigh). And new research on 1.7 million MOOC participants offers a more nuanced view of just what these courses are and could become.


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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

Maker Education Resources - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it

"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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Why Math?

Why Math? | Educated | Scoop.it
Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 8, 7:57 AM

Important questions to consider as we strive to make math relevant for our students. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials

Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials | Educated | Scoop.it

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Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech | Educated | Scoop.it

"Welcome to this April post and the  eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70  STEM links. As promised with this posting, I have provided over 70 amazing STEM possibilities… in fact the count is at 80! "

 

Part 1 Then click here to see those first ten.Part 2 Now up to 20 resourcesPart 3 Check out these 10 to make 30Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sitesPart 5 An amazing 50 STEM sites.Part 6 Now at 60 sites and more to comePart 7 Click here as we get closer to 80 STEM sites


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EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Library

EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Library | Educated | Scoop.it

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EdTechTeacher, co-founded by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, is a wonderful edtech consulting and training organization. Among many things that it does, ETT sponsors conferences, workshops, and leadership seminars. They are perhaps most well known for their Teacher iPad Summits held each year in Boston and San Diego

 

ETT's website hosts many resources, this Scoop focuses on their outstanding (and growing) collection of video tutorials (185 strong as of today...March 30, 2015). You may find the library on Vimeo (just click on the headline or the image above).

 

Each video provides a professionally produced demo/explanation of how to use some the the latest and greatest apps and techniques. Recent examples include "Pop up Video with Explain Everything," "VideoNot.es Tutorial," "Snagit Video Tutorial," and "Kaizena Video Tutorial."

 

All of this material is free. What a generous contribution by these wonderfully talented and creative people!


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 31, 6:13 AM
Great resource for tech integrators! Love the pop-up video technique! #edtech #edtechchat
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Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials

Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials | Educated | Scoop.it
Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we attempt to make all curricula digital and thus make it available to all students, the idea of using PDFs was always a problem. PDFs are just not editable in most situations, and this was an issue when it came to modifying and differentiating documents. Adobe Acrobat was our “go to” application for this type of conversion, but it was costly and often hard to come by in an educational setting. Note: We still use Adobe Acrobat for complex projects or documents that do not convert well in Google Drive. With the most recent update to Google Drive, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities are better and easier than ever.

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Cutting Edge-ucation: Profession Development Gluttony? Refine your Palate.

Cutting Edge-ucation: Profession Development Gluttony? Refine your Palate. | Educated | Scoop.it

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Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That! | Educated | Scoop.it
Educational app developer and guest blogger Patrick Feeney looks at what makes a good math gaming app and lists some of his favorite puzzles that engage students while teaching them effectively.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 30, 6:12 AM

Excellent list of math apps for IOS and Android! 

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Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad for Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | Educated | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles that school districts face when adopting iPads for use in the classroom.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 9, 1:58 AM

Nice to see Apple doing the right thing.

Carol Ann Sass's curator insight, March 9, 12:44 PM

A needed development.

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th — Emerging Education Technologies

Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th — Emerging Education Technologies | Educated | Scoop.it
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation Science Standards and the National Geography Standards, they will be conducting a virtual field trip on Thursday, April 8th.

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