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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and keep them engaged. We have already shared some very good TED Ed videos on Math, writing, and several other subject areas. In today’s post we want to highlight some challenging TED Ed riddles to share with your students. These are short brain teasers to engage your students in problem solving activities in which they have to make use of different learning skills to solve the riddles. Here is the list:

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 14, 1:12 AM
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These are great! They can be used for fun, warm-up activities or to engage in critical thinking exercises. 
 
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Why most 8th graders are not good at geography

Why most 8th graders are not good at geography | Educated | Scoop.it
Some experts argue overemphasis on reading and math tests is to blame for narrowing of content curriculum, reducing motivation to learn and breadth of knowledge.

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The U.S. government report on 8th grade geography is not a 'pick-me-up' but a sobering reminder of the task that lays before us.  This article quotes a few alliance coordinators on the current situation and how to change it. 

 

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Dewayne Goad's curator insight, March 9, 9:38 AM

The U.S. government report on 8th grade geography is not a 'pick-me-up' but a sobering reminder of the task that lays before us.  This article quotes a few alliance coordinators on the current situation and how to change it. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, March 10, 10:04 AM

The U.S. government report on 8th grade geography is not a 'pick-me-up' but a sobering reminder of the task that lays before us.  This article quotes a few alliance coordinators on the current situation and how to change it. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Denise Klaves Stewardson's curator insight, March 21, 3:08 PM

The U.S. government report on 8th grade geography is not a 'pick-me-up' but a sobering reminder of the task that lays before us.  This article quotes a few alliance coordinators on the current situation and how to change it. 

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Kindergarten Green Screen Animal Interviews - Expect the Miraculous

Kindergarten Green Screen Animal Interviews - Expect the Miraculous | Educated | Scoop.it
Ms. Kelly’s Kindergarten class has been hard at work on an animal research project that is unlike any other I’ve been a part of.  For the culmination of the project, students recorded an interview of an animal in its habitat using our green screen and the Do Ink app.  There were many layers to the process that students went through the create their final product. The class has been to the library throughout the project to initiate various pieces and then moved forward with the project work in class.

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Judith Morais's curator insight, March 31, 5:26 AM
Its just awesome what we can get kindergarden kids to do. Hats off to the teacher for her energy in pushing this through and breaking the stages up to make them achievable for the students.
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Educated | Scoop.it
I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.  Put on the headset and you…

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 1:58 PM
Wonderful classroom activities to take advantage of 3D technology

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 2, 11:17 PM
I've been wanting to try Google Cardboard. This post gives me some ideas how to use it maybe even have students visit settings from favorite novels. 
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 9, 1:49 PM
Some useful information and ideas from a teacher already using Google Cardboard in the classroom.
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Grab These Two Popular iPad Math Apps- They Are Free Today ~ EdTech and mLearning

Grab These Two Popular iPad Math Apps- They Are Free Today ~ EdTech and mLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
Below are two popular math apps that have gone free today and only for a limited period of time. Both of these apps are designed for kids in their early grades to help them learn and master basic math skills including things such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and many more. This deal is available at least in the Canadian and American iTune Stores not sure if it’s valid elsewhere. Enjoy

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10 must-haves to appease online students - eCampus News

Large-scale survey recognizes often-contradictory demands from online learning students; offers recommendations for programs.
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The cost of a bomb threat at your kid's school

The cost of a bomb threat at your kid's school | Educated | Scoop.it
Though it seems there is nothing to lose by evacuating a school and being safe, there are large costs associated with these closures.
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How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly

How Feedback Can Be More Kid-Friendly | Educated | Scoop.it
Teachers need a whole-student approach to student feedback that attends to the need of middle schoolers for one-on-one communication, says author Elyse Scott.
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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 14, 9:55 AM

Share this with your Science! Teachers!

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Mothballed Launch Sites Stand as Monuments to the US Space Program — Vantage

Mothballed Launch Sites Stand as Monuments to the US Space Program - Vantage - Medium
Roland Miller spent 25 years photographing spent NASA sites. Now, the images are brought together in a new book
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery - Mind/Shift #makered

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery - Mind/Shift #makered | Educated | Scoop.it
Math teacher Laura Kretschmar gave students a rubric with specific goals around collaboration, communication and instructions to use various functions in the program, but not a lot else. She’s intentionally giving them a lot of freedom to play with the program, create cool designs and figure out what the functions do.

“I think “y” means, like, going up,” says Juritzy Maldonado. “So to pull it up, I’m going to try to change the number.” She punches in 200 for “y” and watches the image she’s creating shift upward. Another group discovers that if they hit “repeat” multiple times, they can create a parachute-like design that they’ve figured out how to color in various ways. That wasn’t their original plan, but they’re running with it now.

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Languagenut's curator insight, February 9, 3:11 AM

Great article on how to incubate creativity at School through making and discovery #edchat #education

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The Daring Librarian: The Way of the Lego

The Daring Librarian: The Way of the Lego | Educated | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 26, 6:21 PM

New Blog post featuring FREE Creative Commons Printable Posters in ALL sizes! 

Lilydale High School's curator insight, March 23, 5:47 AM

New Blog post featuring FREE Creative Commons Printable Posters in ALL sizes! 

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The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning

The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Guidelines and instructions are not the enemy of makerspaces.  Working through guided projects can help students to develop the skills that they need to further explore creatively.  It’s true that some students can just figure it out, but most need that gentle push to get them started.  While things like LEGOs and K’nex are intuitive, many other activities are not.  If you just sat me down in front of an Arduino with no guidance, I wouldn’t have a clue what to do.  But after following some example projects, I can start to feel more comfortable with branching out on my own.

The problem comes when all we ever do are guided projects.  Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager warn against the “20 identical birdhouses” style class projects, where there is zero creativity involved.  It’s very easy to fall into the trap of focusing too much on standards, rubrics and guided projects and zapping all the fun and creativity out, turning a makerspace into nothing more than another classroom.  It’s tempting for many educators to just print out a list of instructions, sit students down in front of a “maker kit” and check their e-mail while students work through the steps one by one.  This is obviously not what we want in our makerspaces.

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Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education” | Educated | Scoop.it
Who can now deny that, in the internet, we have the greatest educational tool ever conceived by mankind? Surely no Open Culture reader would deny it, anyway, nor could they fail to take an interest in a new startup aiming to increase the internet's educational power further still:

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This article shares about a new online tool: Pindex (dubbed Pinterest for Education).
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How a Modern-Day Mapmaker Does His Job

How a Modern-Day Mapmaker Does His Job | Educated | Scoop.it
Tom Harrison, a Californian cartographer, explains what goes into a good map and why making one can take nearly two years.

 

Tags: mapping, cartography, geospatial.


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Ivan Ius's curator insight, March 4, 10:07 AM
Careers in Geography, Geographic Thinking Concepts: Spatial Significance & Patterns and Trends
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26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places | Educated | Scoop.it
From cheddar cheese to the tuxedo.

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Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 11, 11:58 AM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

Emma Boyle's curator insight, March 2, 12:31 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 4, 3:34 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

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How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger | Educated | Scoop.it
About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people.

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No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions.  In a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates, food waste needs to made more explicit. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

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Katerina Stojanovski's curator insight, March 10, 6:10 AM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions.  In a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates, food waste needs to made more explicit. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

NADINE BURCHI SCORP's curator insight, March 10, 1:24 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions.  In a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates, food waste needs to made more explicit. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

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A Very Good Digital Citizenship Guide for Teachers ~ EdTech & mLearning

A Very Good Digital Citizenship Guide for Teachers ~ EdTech & mLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century literacy that empowers students to navigate the digital world more safely, respectfully and responsibly. It is a set of interconnected skills that, taken together, form a holistic pedagogical framework to foster students learning in a digitally focused environment. To help teachers incorporate the ethos of digital citizenship in their classrooms, Common Sense Media has put together this interesting resource titled ‘Digital Literacy and Citizenship (teacher edition)’ . This is a curriculum designed specifically for upper elementary to help students  learn the basics of digital citizenship while also developing their digital literacy skills.

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Black, Hispanic Students Tend to Have Less Experienced Math Teachers

Black, Hispanic Students Tend to Have Less Experienced Math Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
Black and Hispanic students are much more likely to have an 8th grade math teacher with five or fewer years experience than are their white and Asian peers, according to a new analysis of NAEP survey data.
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Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News)

Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News) | Educated | Scoop.it
It is quickly becoming a non-negotiable for all classrooms to leverage social media in order to communicate with families and other classrooms—thus engaging others in the daily lives of students. While simply posting “fun” photos is a start, this novelty wears off quickly, and as a result, we must t
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Google virtual reality takes N.J. middle school to Europe, Mars and Australia

Google virtual reality takes N.J. middle school to Europe, Mars and Australia | Educated | Scoop.it
Kids can jump from the ocean floor to outer space with the push of a button.
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Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | Educated | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, February 11, 8:13 AM

Cursos gratis de Pixar?

Juan Jose Trujeque Garrido's curator insight, February 12, 6:47 AM

Hello, I can enter the course to take? that paguina I can see well the requirements to enter the course.

Julie Wedgwood's curator insight, February 14, 8:57 AM

Oh wow, I want to do this course!

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When a 10-Year-Old Designs a Country | Scholastic.com

When a 10-Year-Old Designs a Country | Scholastic.com | Educated | Scoop.it
A fun and engaging project idea that puts students in charge while bringing civics, geography, and even economics into writing lessons.
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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme | Educated | Scoop.it
One of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos. Given my current interest in maker education, I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Luego de una irrupción muy fuerte del internet y del mundo digital en nuestra vidas aparece el "maker movement" como una nueva tendencia social que pretende construir ese puente entre el mundo real y el digital (internet de las cosas). No se trata de la reminiscencia de la era del hobbista, se trata de un proceso mucho más complejo donde las nuevas tecnologías, el diseño, la programación, la electrónica confluyen en un sólo espacio para interactuar con el entorno de una manera nunca antes vista. 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:36 AM

Great examples curated by Jackie Gerstein.

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This blog entry shares the Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme.

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Districts work to bolster parent involvement

Districts work to bolster parent involvement | Educated | Scoop.it
Traditional parent-teacher conferences may go the way of dial-up internet as administrators experiment with innovative family engagement programs to increase student achievement, experts say.
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