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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Educated | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:04 PM

#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 5, 2015 1:03 AM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true.  Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.

As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 23, 2015 3:19 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 27, 2015 11:11 AM

Agree...and if you add also apps with virtual lego bricks they also learn abstract thinking and visualisation :) ...

 

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 27, 2015 1:19 PM

The legacy of Legos is amazing - so many children had developed concepts and skills through the construction and creativity of Legos. From my perspective, they ABSOLUTELY belong in every classroom - and every home. Play IS Learning.

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom - TeachThought

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it
Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging. Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. The tools are changing… quickly. So making the best choices, based on the resources available in your school, or through your board, is critical. Here are some top sure-fire picks to ensure your goal has real purpose, not just an introduction of technology for the sake of looking tech-savvy. These are easy to use teaching tools–about as grab-and-go as it gets.

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Coolwired's curator insight, November 20, 2015 2:19 PM

Here are some unique and interesting tools for Teachers.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 20, 2015 3:30 PM

Great tools.

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The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE

The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE | Educated | Scoop.it
Your senses do deceive you, my friends. This is not the latest, greatest video from RSA Animate. No, this video comes to us via Pablo Morales de los Rios, a Spanish artist, who has artistically narrated the history of music — or the Historia de la Música — in a shade less than seven minutes. 6:59, to be precise. You don’t need much Spanish under your belt to realize that the story starts 50,000 years ago, then moves quickly from the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, to the troubadours of the Middle Ages. The video gives disproportionate attention to classical music during the following periods — Renacimiento, Barroco, Classicismo and Romanticismo. But before wrapping up, we tack over to America and witness the birth of jazz and the blues, before heading back across the pond for the Invasión británica. Artistically speaking, it all culminates in a pretty interesting way. But we’ll let you see how things play out.

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Learning In Progress: Making is a Thinking Process! #makered

Learning In Progress: Making is a Thinking Process! #makered | Educated | Scoop.it
 I continue learning with my students by applying designing thinking strategies and the thinking process of the 6 Cs . We keep on evolving with the process where the students become the specialists as they apply and reflect on their thinking progressions. As we unfold the process through designing and making, the students embrace the development of skills and perseverance along their daily explorations.

Students are experiencing multiple steps during their learning from digital tools to collaboration with each other and the community while exploring design elements and habits of learning.

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Bitsbox Giving Teachers Free Coding Kits for CSED Week (Edtech Opportunity) via @EdSurge

Bitsbox Giving Teachers Free Coding Kits for CSED Week (Edtech Opportunity) via @EdSurge | Educated | Scoop.it
Bitsbox is donating completely free coding kits to teachers for Computer Science Education Week (December 7th-13th). Each kit is enough for thirty students, and they come with a teacher's guide to help run an Hour of Code.

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Terry Morley's curator insight, November 12, 2015 7:26 PM

Hands on kits fit with our initiative to promote STREAM by having a STREAM Lab

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What to do about texting in class, according to 11 teachers

What to do about texting in class, according to 11 teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
Teachers from places like Hawaii, Ecuador, Tennessee and across Los Angeles share their strategies for coping with students who bring their cellphones to class

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Tom Perran's curator insight, November 7, 2015 12:36 PM
Several good suggestions here for a fact of school life that isn't going away!
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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation | Educated | Scoop.it
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?

The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10.

Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria.

But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools.

To explain why we should teach children how to program robots in schools, we first need to understand what a robot is.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 28, 2015 11:30 AM

The article references the Robotics Academy, a K-12 educational program from Carnegie Mellon University, but it doesn't mention CMU's CREATE Lab and tools like the Hummingbird, a robotics kit that puts the "A" in STEM. 

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What Parents Can Gain From Learning the Science of Talking to Kids | MindShift | KQED News

What Parents Can Gain From Learning the Science of Talking to Kids | MindShift | KQED News | Educated | Scoop.it

Understanding that you are the architect of your child’s early brain development is “extremely powerful,” according to Dr. Dana Suskind of the Thirty Million


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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 16, 2015 10:24 AM
Nothing earth shattering here but a well-written article to share with others!
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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really.

But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, social media, blogs, reports, and the Daily Genius community to uncover the top 10 reasons that edtech is getting passed over. The results might (or might not) surprise you.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 5, 2015 6:48 PM

This article and infographic shares some of the reasons faculty do not use technology in their courses. Any surprises?

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GIS and Earth Science Week 2015

GIS and Earth Science Week 2015 | Educated | Scoop.it

"The 2015 Earth Science Week (Oct 11-17) theme is 'Visualizing Earth Systems.'   Esri’s Earth Science GeoInquiries help educators show and explore critical content in earth science."

 

Tags: physical, mapping, geospatial, ESRI.


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The Historical Geographies of the Fortune Cookie

The Historical Geographies of the Fortune Cookie | Educated | Scoop.it

"What we call Chinese food (including the fortune-filled cookies) has become an integral part of the American culture and cuisine, with a complex history that dates back to the 19th Century."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 29, 2015 1:28 PM

This  99 Percent Invisible podcast explores the fascinating story of the Americanization of Chinese food, and the icon of Chinese food in the States, the  fortune cookie (no, that is decidedly NOT from China).  This is yet another podcast from 99 Percent Invisible that is rich in geographic content. 

 

That first podcast is reminiscent of a second podcast from  NPR about an American-style Chinese restaurant that opened in Shanghai to cater to Americans living in China who miss 'Chinese food' as it's made back home.  What's the name of the restaurant?  Fortune Cookie, of course. 

 

Tags: foodglobalization, culture, California, podcast, historical.

John Puchein's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:44 PM

As with some other cultures, the Chinese food we eat is different from it original homeland (Mexican food is another example). Many thing the fortune cookie if from China, but it is an American idea. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 2:58 PM

unit 3

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14 Physics Based Puzzle Apps - AVATAR GENERATION

14 Physics Based Puzzle Apps - AVATAR GENERATION | Educated | Scoop.it
Be impressed with what physics based puzzle apps can do to help your kids excel when it comes to understanding physics. Puzzle apps make learning physics fun. Let your kids’ creativity soar when they become tiny physicists to solve their physics apps and puzzle apps. Physics apps are the answer to making an otherwise boring subject exciting. Pique their interest by reinforcing the information they learn in school in a fun way. Kids love puzzle apps, so getting them to learn required material will be easier than ever. Try the best physics based puzzle apps on the market and watch kids learn with ease.

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - TeachThought

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it
We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.)

Making your classroom work like a game may not be feasible. Terry Heick talked some about the idea in the past, but was talking specifically about video games, whereas many of the items below are inclined more to “games” in general. So we’ve decided to re-approach from another angle with more specific strategies instead of general suggestions.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 27, 2015 2:01 PM

L'article détaille qu'il y a moyen d'introduire une manière de donner cours proche de la pédagogie des jeux sans pour autant les faire explicitement. 

Rachelle Prud'Homme's curator insight, November 29, 2015 12:13 AM

This is good! Love it! ; )

Shaona Williams's curator insight, November 30, 2015 10:59 AM

One of the key reasons parents tend to buy a home computer is that it will give their children advantages at school and in their computer-dominated futures. Their children, by and large, want to play games.

Consequently, much educational software looks like games. But the problem for programmers and publishers is to make the software sufficiently game-like to appeal to children and sufficiently school-like to appeal to parents.

 
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Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't | Educated | Scoop.it
American education is largely limited to lessons about the West.

 

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their heritage, where we would meet our extended family, immerse ourselves in a different culture, and learn some lessons on gratefulness.

My family’s plan worked. That month in Ecuador did more for my character, education, and sense of identity than any other experience in my early life.

 

Tags: place, tourism, education, geo-inspiration.


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Tony Hall's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:59 AM

This is a great article. I think it applies to people who live in all developed countries (not just the USA), as well as the privileged people from the less developed places. It touches on a lot of things I care about - seeing, feeling, smelling how other people live. Learning that we are not all the same. Knowing that it is ok to not engage with the "American/Australian/Western Dream". Knowing that it is ok to have your own dreams that are different to other people. 

Tina Little-Coltrane's curator insight, December 4, 2015 2:37 PM

An Absolute #TRUTH !!

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 17, 2015 12:15 AM

Being able to travel is a great gift. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing new places and learning about cultures. Unfortunately, the last time that I could afford to travel far from home was when I was young and I didn't understand the amazing opportunity that I had at the time. I traveled to Aruba, and to New Brunswick, Canada. Both amazing places. If I could go anywhere, I'd go to Germany, London, and Ireland as soon as possible. My great grandmother was from England, and my great grandfather was from Canada, I'd like to visit their home towns. Traveling places would definitely be a better learning experience than leaning about a place in school. You get to experience the real thing. Interact with the locals and maybe even get involved with the local traditions. Traveling to learn is definitely an experience worth wild.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App for Learning to Identify Plants and Animals

Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App for Learning to Identify Plants and Animals | Educated | Scoop.it

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7 of The Best iPad Apps for Learning Human Anatomy in 3D ~ EdTech and MLearning

7 of The Best iPad Apps for Learning Human Anatomy in 3D ~ EdTech and MLearning | Educated | Scoop.it

Following the publication of ‘TED Talks on The Workings of Human Body’ we received a request to features apps for human anatomy. We went ahead and curated this collection comprising some of the most popular apps in this category. The apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D  graphics and interactive content. The list also includes some of the best anatomy reference apps out there.


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25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code - Teachers With Apps

25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code - Teachers With Apps | Educated | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? According to TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community here are 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. 25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code!

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The Growing Need for Geographic Education

The Growing Need for Geographic Education | Educated | Scoop.it

"The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) continues to both promote and celebrate geographic teaching and learning. Our activities include conducting and gathering research, producing journals and other geography publications, developing curricular resources at the K-12 and University levels, providing professional development opportunities, and organizing an annual conference."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 9, 2015 5:52 PM

The NCGE promotes geographic education, which we need now more than ever--here are the labor statistics about the future need for geographers supporting the statements in the image above. 


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Elisa's curator insight, November 12, 2015 7:00 PM

www .ncge .org

Kaye Morley's curator insight, November 16, 2015 11:31 PM

Great fact to remember for the next subject selection day!

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Every Job in America, Mapped

Every Job in America, Mapped | Educated | Scoop.it
Are you one of the millions of Americans opting into "job sprawl" over a short commute?

 

Before you dig in to “Where are the Jobs?: Employment in America 2010,” it may help to note that each dot represents a single job—and you can tell what kind of job it is because of its color. Manufacturing and trade jobs are red; professional services jobs are blue; healthcare, education, and government jobs are green; and retail, hospitality, and other service jobs are yellow. You won’t find any dots for federal jobs (no available data), and Massachusetts is missing entirely—the only state to opt out of reporting its employment trends. The end result is a highly detailed map that gives viewers a quick summary of how many and what types of jobs are a part of the economy.


Tags: economic, labor, USA, transportation, industry.


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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies

Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies | Educated | Scoop.it
Yesterday we published the article, “Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA“, in which we shared numerous programmable robots and insights and lesson plans that offer ideas for how they can be used on classrooms teaching various subjects.

Today, we share 15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.

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Centre Recursos Baix Llobregat 7's curator insight, October 30, 2015 8:26 AM

El grau K5 correspon, aproximadament, als 9 anys d'edat.

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, October 30, 2015 12:47 PM

Making math and logic fun.  And the price is right.

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 30, 2015 12:55 PM

These are perfect to get your students started learning to code.

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The Geography of E-Waste

The Geography of E-Waste | Educated | Scoop.it
The world is increasingly going hi-tech. Many people in our high consumption society want the latest and the greatest; last year’s much anticipated laptops and cell phones are miles behind the newest models that are coming out. So what happens with the old models? Even thrift stores are politely not accepting them as donations. Even some workable machines that were highly valuable 10 years ago are now functionally trash in our society. We can’t put it to the curb to end up in the landfill because of the lead, mercury, and other hazardous materials that can leak into the environment. This type of trash is what we call e-waste. The geography of e-waste is an ‘out of sight out of mind’ problem that we rarely think about but need to due to the ecological impacts of our collective consumption.

 

Tags: pollution, sustainability, environment, resources, Ghana, Africa.


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Areas of proaction and consumption / glean connections between places

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How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift | Educated | Scoop.it
Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.

Well … there’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal Science suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school children and math-anxious parents.

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Smart List: 34 STEM Networks & Maker Resources

Smart List: 34 STEM Networks & Maker Resources | Educated | Scoop.it
Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with the 3rd Annual Smart Lists. During October and November you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.

Today we are celebrating 10 great state STEM networks; 10 STEM networks and resources; and 14 maker resources.

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How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift | Educated | Scoop.it
Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.

Well … there’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal Science suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school children and math-anxious parents.

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