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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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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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Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews | Educated | Scoop.it
This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews. Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good.

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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | Educated | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.

 

Tags: culture, infographic, worldwide.


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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, March 20, 9:23 AM

Good to know if you're ever immersed in another culture!!  Very entertaining!

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet | Educated | Scoop.it
Do you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.

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Samuel Meyer's curator insight, March 23, 12:01 PM

About 99% of the Internet is transferred by underwater cables, with the rest being interchanged through satellite. This could be an issue in the future, as the acidity and composition of the oceans will change.

Seth Forman's curator insight, March 23, 5:46 PM

Summary:  This article discusses what all has to go behind globalization via the internet.   

 

Insight:  This article is very relevant to the concepts we learned in Unit 1.  It shows that globalization is not as easy as it may seem because of the separation of the worlds regions.

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, March 25, 4:28 PM

And no, not everything has turned virtual! We still rely on concrete stuff. Cables network says a lot about the way our World works. 

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Permanently Disrupting Education. With cellphones. - TeachThought

Permanently Disrupting Education. With cellphones. - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it
Through smartphone implantation, power, pace, and patterns are decentralized, from institutions and educators to individual learners. While raising-your-hand-via-text is one way to look at it, here’s another: stop hording pathways to information. Stand aside and help them sift—help them analyze, evaluate, and synthesize.

There are many factors at work here that offer potential.

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Google's Art Project Extension Makes Every Tab Classy - TNW

Google's Art Project Extension Makes Every Tab Classy - TNW | Educated | Scoop.it

"We’re connoisseurs of great Chrome extensions here at TNW, so Google’s latest was an instant addition to our browsers. Google Art Project, developed by the Google Cultural Institute, puts fine art on every new tab you open."


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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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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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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2:40 AM

Je crois toujours que les tablets sont le futur pour l'enseignement supérieur. Un des problèmes sont de trouver les outils qui servent vos objectifs pédagogiques. Cette article peut aider.

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Teaching the Geography of Food

Teaching the Geography of Food | Educated | Scoop.it

"Food. It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and distribution all the more important.  For the last 3 years I’ve stored podcasts, articles, videos, and other resources on my personal site on a wide range of geographic issues, including food resources.  I thought that sharing 10 of my personal favorite resources on the geography of food would be helpful to understand our changing global food systems."


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Cade Bruce's curator insight, March 19, 4:32 PM

This is a perfect article for a review of the entire agriculture unit, covering agribusiness, genetic modification, hunger, and much more. This falls best under the category of Large-scale commercial agriculture and agribusiness because it describes the ways agribusiness affects agriculture, health, hunger and food waste.

Adam's curator insight, March 19, 11:10 PM

Good stuff for AG. Check out the Chipotle clips. 

Ricardo Cabeza de Vaca's curator insight, March 24, 2:29 AM

I think this article is very interesting because it is telling us to answer the questions that we always asked ourselves but never answered such as: "Where is our milk from?" This talks about world hunger, the food waste 'scandal' and organic farming. I believe we should all support famers markets and local natural farming. We should stop wasting so much food and only place on our plate how much we are going to eat. We should start thinking about the problem of world hunger and how are we going to solve it.

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Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers

Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

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EduClick_España's curator insight, March 2, 7:13 AM

 

Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

 

 Several years ago, teachers had a limited choice of software to create presentations. Namely, there was only one tool for all presentation needs: Microsoft PowerPoint. With it, educators created, edited, and showed their presentations to students. The software was often non-responding in the most crucial moment. To say more, unskilled users often corrupted PPT files, did undesired edits, and simply could not show their works in incompatible school PC operating systems. Only a couple years ago, Microsoft added the possibility to save presentations in popular video formats and upload to YouTube. At the same time, there appeared a great deal of free alternatives, which allowed teachers to create video presentations much easier and faster than with PowerPoint. Here are the most prominent of them.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 4, 2:08 PM

Resumen de cinco programas para hacer presentaciones

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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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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom - Educate 1-TO-1 | Educated | Scoop.it
So, what does research suggest works? Are there any ‘best bets’ that we can use as a starting point to evaluate and improve our practice? And how might a 1-to-1 mobile learning project contribute to such improvement? According to the Education Endowment Foundation’s Toolkit (from here on EEF) and the Sutton Trust’s most recent report on what makes great teaching, these are some of the elements of teaching that research suggests contribute to improved outcomes, accompanied by ways in which mobile technology might, on occasion, help along the way:

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 24, 5:45 PM

Great tips with sound reasoning behind them, thank you for sharing

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0ver 150 EdTech Tutorials to Help You Integrate iPad in Your Instruction

0ver 150 EdTech Tutorials to Help You Integrate iPad in Your Instruction | Educated | Scoop.it
EdTech Teacher Tutorials is an excellent resource of educational video tutorials covering a variety of EdTech tools and apps. This work is created by Paul Hamilton and is available for free download from iTunes store. We have spent some time browsing through the numerous tutorials Paul integrated in this app and we found them really worth your attention.

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Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo

Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App! - @LarryFerlazzo | Educated | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s every listened to NPR is probably familiar with StoryCorps, and I’ve published several posts sharing their resources.

 

They just unveiled a new free mobile app at the TED Conference that allows anyone to record an interview with anyone and upload it their new site, StoryCorps.me. They have both iPhone and Android versions, and they’re great!


The app provides multiple suggestions for questions, depending on who you are interviewing (you can also add your own). It’s a perfect tool for having students interview their parents, grandparents or other older family members (which also makes it easy to ensure students have parental consent — by the way, their policy states users must be over 13). It’s super-simple to use. Of course, classmates could also interview others, as long as teachers had parental permission."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 20, 3:46 AM

Record interviews about people's lives and pass wisdom from one generation to the next

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The Problem With History Classes

The Problem With History Classes | Educated | Scoop.it
Single-perspective narratives do students a gross disservice.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 2:57 PM

I think the title should be "the problem with many history classes as envisioned by legislators, policy makers and other non-teachers."  

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Educated | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 19, 10:23 AM
Excerpt:A revolution in the classroom:Check facts: probably the most common use of all. Both students and teachers can now find facts within seconds. This can be very useful when explaining and debating topics.Take photos: mobile phones can be used as cameras to illustrate work and presentations.Make videos: similar to the last point. For example, videos can be used to record experiments and later include them in projects.Carry out tests: this is probably one of the most interesting and revolutionary uses of the mobile phone in the classroom. Students can now take quizzes and tests on their mobile phone that were created earlier by their teacher. In this way, teachers can gain valuable real-time insight into the knowledge of their students and the effectiveness of their teaching. To implement this technique now, download the ExamTime Mobile App for iOS or Android.Read the news: many teachers often include news articles as part of their teaching methods (for example, in Economics). With an endless amount of news gathering mobile applications, you can bring news and current affairs into the classroom in an instant.Dictionary: there are a multitude of dictionary applications that allow you to check the meaning of a word instantly.Translator: again, this can help with meaning and explanation of a foreign word just like the dictionary application.Click title to read more.....
Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 7:58 PM

http://www.zengincilingir.com

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Educated | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 9, 11:19 PM

Putting this infographic on the immediate share email note to my high school teachers.

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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps for scanning and reading QR codes? Here are the three titles we recommend the most. Of course, there are several other good QR reader apps out but the ones we are featuring today are especially helpful in that they allow you to scan and take you directly to the linked website.The first app in this list has  an added feature which is that of creating PDF files from scanned material

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:04 AM

I-nigma is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms.  http://www.i-nigma.com/downloadi-nigmareader.html

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:47 AM
i-nima is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms. http://3gvision.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html
Brendon Breen's curator insight, March 14, 11:08 PM

Always handy to keep up to date with what apps for QR codes are out there and easy to use.

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Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget

Apple is making it easier for schools to put iPads in classrooms - Engadget | Educated | Scoop.it
Apple's dreams of putting iPads in classrooms have run into a number of roadblocks, but one of the biggest is simply the amount of work involved -- each slate needs its own account, making it a nightmare if you want to outfit an entire school. That won't be a problem for much longer, however. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that Apple is ditching the requirement for individual IDs on school-supplied iPads as of this fall. Staff will just have to decide which devices get apps or books, letting teachers focus on the actual education instead of getting things running. They'll still have plenty of control, so kids can't load up on games and other distractions unless they get the green light. It's too soon to know if this will lead to more kids taking home tablets instead of textbooks, but there will at least be fewer barriers to making that happen.

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 8, 6:03 PM

This will make deployment so much easier.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, March 9, 1:53 AM

Finally! 

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, March 9, 8:31 AM

Wondering how this will integrate with third party MDMs

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Success or failure is all in the implementation... so what works? Educate 1-to-1

Success or failure is all in the implementation... so what works? Educate 1-to-1 | Educated | Scoop.it
According to BESA’s 2013 report, 57% of Primary and 75% of Secondary schools plan on implementing a one-device-per-child strategy in the next few years. In most cases that will mean tablets and, again in most cases, that will mean iPads. It’s not unrealistic to estimate that for a 1000 pupil school, taking into account infrastructure, the total cost of such a project will approach £500,000. With so many investing so much in this approach, what do we know about how to make it work well?

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10 Ways iPads Teach Kids With Learning Disabilities | Edudemic

10 Ways iPads Teach Kids With Learning Disabilities | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

iPads are crucial for students with learning disabilities & people who work with them. They are a translation, communication, and individualization tool.


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