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Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns

Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns | Educated | Scoop.it
As states move to common-core exams, many students at first will take paper-and-pencil assessments, raising questions about educational equity and the comparability of results.

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Missouri Secondary Principals's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:16 AM

More complexity in comparability with computer-adaptive assessments vs. paper and pencil assessments

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | Educated | Scoop.it

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:31 AM

Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students.

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viappqwe's comment, October 30, 2013 12:03 AM
like :) http://viapp.mobi/apps/tai-camera360-mien-phi.html
Agora Abierta's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:32 AM

Excellent tools to learn maths for children

Margaret McKanna's curator insight, November 9, 2013 10:15 PM

Effective use of ipad apps within a math workshop requires strategic planning, guidance, and progress monitoring.

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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less....interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff.

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The top 300 apps: your guide to the best for smartphones and tablets - Independent.ie

The top 300 apps: your guide to the best for smartphones and tablets - Independent.ie | Educated | Scoop.it

"Ten years ago, they didn’t exist. Now they run our lives. From games to music, photos to lifestyle, apps have transformed our phones from walkie-talkies to travelling wallets and encyclopedias."


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John Evans's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:32 AM

Ever wonder what apps are considered the "best" in areas outside of North America? Check out this great list of lists from Ireland!

Fabio Lam's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:17 PM

This really blows my mind on how the apps have mainstreamed smart phone use. 

gustavo salazar's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:15 PM

300 apps para smartphones y tablets

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Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - TeachThought

Coding In The Classroom: 10 Tools Students Can Use To Design Apps & Video Games - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it

"In this age of social media, edtech, smartphones, tablets and MOOCs, software applications play a larger role than ever in the learning environment. In fact, apps have reached such a level of ubiquity and everyday integration that a number of software companies are turning out apps that can help students create apps of their own. Here’s a list of 10 software tools that can jumpstart a student’s knowledge and skill in computer programming:"

 


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:07 PM

A geat resource to help students to create their own apps. Thx John

Stacey Lamb's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:45 PM

Students,

Perhaps one of you could design an app for our school!

Kibet Koskei's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:59 AM

Jobs are flowing online on daily basis, and with school children learning to create and design applications and softwares at an early age is the best way to coach them.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Educated | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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The Path to Success

The Path to Success | Educated | Scoop.it

"Great poster to share with students & display in the staffroom & classroom!"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:08 AM

Failure and struggle is a necessary part of learning; at times many in education act as though failures are to be avoided at all cost and we should ensure that our students only have opportunities to succeed.  Children learn to walk after falling down; a teacher's job to to motivate them to keep getting up and trying. 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:48 AM

This graphic really says it all!

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5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat

5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat | Educated | Scoop.it
These are the apps that have stood the test of time with my fourth grader. Each one of them different, but helping to cultivate the love of science and inquiry with the iPad.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:02 AM

More pocket Einsteins are coming our way...

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3 Quick Tips For Building Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

3 Quick Tips For Building Digital Citizenship - Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
Schools have a tendency to shy away from actively teaching digital citizenship due to time constraints in the curriculum, concerns about student-teacher interaction online, as well as anxiety over students having ready access to social media...

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7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it

"Today while I was reading a short article on the importance of videos in education, it dawned on me to compile a list of some of the best video creation tools to share with you here. I do have a separate section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I have been featuring a plethora of video tools . But today's collection is somehow different not only because it contains the cream of the crop but also because these tools are all web based.

All of the web tools below do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. I am pretty sure you will find them very useful particularly  when working on video projects with your students. Please have a look and share with us if we have missed any important title. Enjoy!"


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Pratima Patil's comment, September 25, 2013 3:00 AM
Cool stuff. I loved creating my own videos.
Character Minutes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:22 AM

Students could create use one of these to make their own "character" commercial or the teacher could use it to introduce the "monthly" character trait.

Jorge Leal's comment, September 25, 2013 12:23 PM
Pow toon is a good option, but I had problem when I tried to export the video.
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Teachers and App Designers Join Forces - Scientific American (blog)

Teachers and App Designers Join Forces - Scientific American (blog) | Educated | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog) Teachers and App Designers Join Forces Scientific American (blog) Starting this week, developers from a dozen high tech startups are entering New York City classrooms to help teachers brainstorm solutions to educational...

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Follow the Things

"Who makes the things that we buy?  Few of us know. They seem untouched by human hands. Occasionally there's a news story, a documentary film, or an artwork showing the hidden ingredients in our coffee, t-shirts, or iPads. They often 'expose' unpleasant working conditions to encourage more 'ethical' consumer or corporate behaviour. followthethings.com is this work's 'online store'. Here you can find out who has followed what, why and how; the techniques used to 'grab' its audiences; the discussions and impacts that this has provoked; and how to follow things yourself."
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Fran Martin's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:37 AM

Great website by colleague Ian Cook at Exeter University

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:56 AM

About Globalisation, flows and production today. 

Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:32 PM

Where did your T-Shirt come from?   Where did the food your parents bought at the grocery store come from?  What's the origin of the components in your cell phone?  These questions all allude to what geographers call a commodity chain analysis.  Analyzing where the consumer goods that we use every day came from can make global issues hit a little closer to home and reinforce concepts such as globalization. The website Follow the Things is a great resource for learning  about commodity chains and mapping out your own personal geographies.

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iPad uses in the classroom - Google Drive | #mlearning

iPad uses in the classroom - Google Drive | #mlearning | Educated | Scoop.it

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 1, 2013 8:41 AM

Ipad forever!

Tom Perran's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:04 AM

Lots of new ideas here!

Jamie Edwards (IDS)'s curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:55 AM

Cool ideas using iPad apps.

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Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com

Tech-Savvy Teaching | Scholastic.com | Educated | Scoop.it
25 lesson ideas to engage digital natives.

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Educated | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Educated | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Educated | Scoop.it
5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:53 PM

Great insights from Dr. Judy Willis

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So you have an iPad? What next? A guide for teachers

So you have an iPad? What next? A guide for teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
So you now you have an iPad, what can you do with it? To get you started, here's some of the useful apps and tools that would be useful to you as a teacher.

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Stefan Gisler's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:10 AM

I hope we don't forget that new technology, to know the best apps etc. our schools never will making better, making as good as it is necessary to support every individual child and student in the best way.

Einar Sveinn Árnason's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:51 AM

Hugsanlega áhugavert fyrir þá kennara sem eru farnir að vinna með ipad.

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Educated | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement | Educated | Scoop.it
The overall academic performance of U.S. students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors if we continue to focus on high-stakes tests alone, write Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson.

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Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week | Educated | Scoop.it

Take part in Earth Science Week 2013! Held October 13-19, ESW 2013 will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences. “Mapping Our World,” the theme of ESW 2013, engages young people and the public in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage, and more. Maps help show how the Earth systems – geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere – interact.


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Malini Mehan's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Earth Science week unleashes the mechanism to understand the  dynamic world. It is a great way to observe and understand the constanly evolving processes that bring about changes in the physical and social landscape. From the evolution of islands off the coast of southern Pakistan, as was reported after the deadly earthquake of 24th September to freak weather and migration of illegal immigrants from Europe to Africa, understanding mapping techniques would give valuable insight into the interaction of the Earth Systems.

Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:35 AM

Some awesome activity ideas and unit plans on this site for teachers to do with Earth Science!

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:58 PM

Bacana! 

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Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids - USA TODAY

Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids - USA TODAY | Educated | Scoop.it
Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids
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With kids back in school, apps can be a fun way to enhance and encourage learning.

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AugusII's curator insight, September 30, 2013 10:36 AM

USEFUL CONTENT MATHS IS LOGIC, LOGIC CAN PROTECT YOU AND YOUR KIDS FRON DECEIVERS. -

viappqwe's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:45 PM

http://viapp.mobi/apps/tai-camera360-mien-phi.html

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Rapid Landscape Change

Rapid Landscape Change | Educated | Scoop.it
BOULDER, Colo. -- National Guard helicopters were able to survey parts of Highway 34 along the Big Thompson River Saturday. Here are some images of the destruction along the roadway.

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Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:29 AM

Looking at these photos reminded me of the video that we watched in class where water was rushing under a road and within minutes the road started to fall apart and eventually ended up completely divided in half. It is amazing how quickly the water can erode what is underneath and cause such damage to the road and area around it. Looking through the pictures it almost makes you nervous to drive on such a rode again because it all happens so quickly. It goes to show you just how powerful that water is to cause destruction like that. It is not easy to destroy a road like that. Again it goes back to the goegraphy. This type of thing doesn't just happen everywhere. Having a river like this presents the possibilities of something like this happening. Once is starts eroding it happens quick. A road that may look driveable one minute may be completely eroded 5 minutes later. It is amazing how a rush of water can cause such damage. Even if there are set systems to get the water through, sometimes the water rush is too powerful and breaks through and erodes the earth underneath anyway like we saw in the video in class. I have never seen anything like these picture before, and it really is amazing to see what can happen. 

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:59 PM

By looking at these pictures you can see that the water just completely ruined this road. The road sunk in and collapsed as well. Will this road ever be safe to drive on again if it gets fixed?

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 11:24 PM
National helicopters caught these pictures along the Thompson river while the water rages next to a road. The destruction of the water and its erosion had deteriorated the road.
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Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder! | Educated | Scoop.it

"FluencyFinder http://www.fluencyfinder.com/ the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update.  

What is FluencyFinder?  FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1st-8th).  This is done by printing out a Reading passage (6 per grade level w/ more on the way) and then having the student read while following along on an iOS device (iPad/iPhone).  The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake.  When the student is finished the teacher will end the timer and then press the finish assessment button to get instant real-time results.  These detailed results will include WPM, word counts, number of mistakes and more."


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:00 PM

this looks good but it needs to be available for android

Gabrielle Dunn's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:49 PM

This a great tool that teachers can use in the classroom to assess reading fluency. The app will provide information on where mistakes were made which will allow teachers to get a more detailed report on a students reading ability. This can then go on to determine reading groups in the classroom and will allow the teacher to work with students to improve in areas they struggle with.