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Do you keep a “Good News” folder? — Verses Education

Do you keep a "Good News" folder? - Verses Education - Medium
As an early-career teacher, the first time I received a positive message from a student I was so excited about it that I…
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Classroom management tips and tricks

Classroom management tips and tricks | Educated | Scoop.it
This month, SmartBlog on Education is exploring classroom design and management — just in time for the new school year. In this blog post, educator and n
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Guggenheim Museum Releases Free New App for iPad

Guggenheim Museum Releases Free New App for iPad | Educated | Scoop.it
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announces the release of the Guggenheim iPad app, which offers a unique exploratory experience from anywhere in the world. The free app is available to download at guggenheim.org/app. An extension of the existing Guggenheim app for iPhones and Android handsets, the new iPad app brings together a rich array of content highlighting the museum’s collections and exhibitions as well as its publications archive, offering access to more than 100 out-of-print titles dating back to the 1930s.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 2015 8:23 PM

Think of the links to resources available from this museum.

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Educated | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

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Linda Denty's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:33 PM

I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, August 9, 2015 7:59 PM

I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   


Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

Sanda Craina's curator insight, August 10, 2015 1:11 PM

I've shared GeoGuessr before but they now have country-specific quizzes (this is for the United States).  When I was a child I used to wonder if woke up somewhere far from home, would I be able to know where I was just by looking at the places around me (I was a geo-geek from way back when).  GeoGuessr is the closest thing to finding yourself lost in the world and needing to figure out where you are without being wisked away.  GeoGuessr will display 5 locations in GoogleMaps "StreetView" and you have to guess where the images are located.  You can pan and zoom in the StreetView to explore the landscape and find more context clues as to where that location is.  It is a fantastic exploration exercise.   

 

Tags: landscape, place, trivia.

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Educated | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 2015 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 2015 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


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Edcamp Central Nebraska Smackdown Apps List #2 | @Listly List

A list compiled from the google doc at #edcampcentralne of their Appy Hour. Also curated from the #nebedchat. A great list of apps. | Stellar Speller By WAPX LLC, Shake-a-Phrase: Fun With Words and Sentences By Artgig Studio, Bluster! By McGraw-Hill School Education Group, Whirly Word By Mighty Mighty Good Games, and ScootPad By ScootPad Corporation

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Educated | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Educated | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 2015 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 2015 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 2015 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM

10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM | Educated | Scoop.it
As I said yesterday, I will be writing a post every day this week, each of which will focus on 10 things. Today it's iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:01 AM

I learned three new things about my iPad from this post.  And I joined STAFFRM. Unexpected!

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School Field Trips Go Virtual

School Field Trips Go Virtual | Educated | Scoop.it
The field trip, a classic school ritual, is getting a makeover, with more schools videoconferencing their students all over the globe in lieu of packing them up and busing them to cultural events.

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Javier Castro's curator insight, June 21, 2015 3:47 PM

añada su visión ...

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Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein

Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein | Educated | Scoop.it
I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. This practice is in line with the teacher as ethnographer.

In my role as a teacher as ethnographer, I made some initial observations during my first two weeks of teaching maker education for elementary age students. With half the kids under 7, I learned a bunch about young makers.

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H.March's curator insight, June 22, 2015 11:25 AM

“I can’t do this.” is often a sign or signal of frustration and should not be brushed off by parents/teachers. Kids need to be in an environment that allows them to persevere and work at the problem  even multiple times, until they themselves find the solution.  The lesson they will learn is that effort will often produce positive results. 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 18, 2015 8:04 AM

Wonderful insights that all educators need to understand. 

Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 21, 2015 8:22 PM

Teacher issues - I chose this resource because I feel that more teachers need to incorporate hands on learning in their lessons and spend more time observing how their students learn.  I hope this resource would encourage more teachers to allow their students to be more involved in their learning. 

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | Educated | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Educated | Scoop.it

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 13, 2015 4:12 AM

#mathchat Superb problem solving shapes activity in quadrigon grids :-)

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Teachers Share Strategies to Engage Parents and Families | Educated | Scoop.it
Decades of research have shown that family involvement in education is a powerful influence on learning. In fact, a 2002 research review on the effects of school, family, and community connections on student achievement found that when families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, their children do better in school. Makes sense, right? Educators often mention engaging families and the broader community as the ideal—not only in terms of achievement but also in establishing effective communication and a support structure for all students. Forming these relationships allows schools to access the wide range of resources across the community and also help build a culture for success that is inclusive of everyone. But how do teachers and schools do it, and how do they start the process? On this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, ASCD Director of Member Engagement Kevin Scott and three teachers share their stories and favorite tips and strategies. Listen to the episode below or download here. Panelists Angela Foreman is a special education teacher at Jamestown Elementary in Arlington, Va. She has spent the majority of her career as a resource teacher in the primary elementary grades. Foreman has presented at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference three times and has spoken on Capitol Hill on four separate occasions. Her passion as a teacher is to determine what each individual child requires to access the curriculum and then create a personalized and fun learning environment based on that need. Jimmy Scarano is a 4th grade teacher at Jamestown Elementary. He just completed his third year of teaching and has presented for the past two years at the annual ISTE Conference. This fall, Scarano will teach in a cotaught inclusion classroom with Angela Foreman for the second consecutive year. Erin Klein is a 2nd grade teacher in the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. In addition to her role as a teacher, Klein is an education technology and project-based learning expert, author, presenter, parent, and ASCD Emerging Leader. She shares strategies and tools to help educators create transformational 21st century schools on her blog, Kleinspiration . Connect with Klein on Twitter @KleinErin. Find More Tips and Strategies Learn more about out how educators can make changes that matter and improve schools from within in the free all-digital summer 2015 issue of Educational Leadership® magazine. Nearly each article in the issue includes ways schools can engage and involve parents, families, and communities in their children’s learning and success. Be sure to check out Jennifer Orr’s Inservice blog post, “Synching Families and the Classroom,” to learn how she and her students’ families work to make the classroom a place for all to learn together. Later this month, ASCD Express will showcase more ways to bring families into their children’s education as partners. Sign up today for free and stay in the know!   What is your favorite tip or strategy for engaging parents and families? *** The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education seeks to inform and engage educators, parents, and community members about what works in today’s schools. Guests include educational leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students from around the globe who share their insight into sound education policies and practices that ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
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Personalize Learning: Toolkit

Personalize Learning: Toolkit | Educated | Scoop.it

How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Check out the chart that compares Personalization, Differentiation, and Indivdiualization. You can download the chart and a report that explains the details of the chart.  The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments can help you determine where you are in personalizing learning. 

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM]. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 


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Aysin Alp's curator insight, January 11, 2014 7:01 AM

Personalized Learning Toolkit

Paul's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:26 AM

Have to study this for the upcoming year!

Encarna Llamas's curator insight, April 21, 2016 11:35 AM
useful
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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it
Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.

When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2015 3:33 AM

A good summary with everything there is to know about gamification.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:37 AM

#Gammification

Very interesting considerations

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A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Visual Reading is a great reading app for kids having difficulty reading with just words and also for those suffering from autism and dyslexia. As a teacher or parent, you can create storyboards and use your won videos and images to associate with words. Your kid can then read the story either through words or with the help of the visual cues you provided.

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Educated | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 26, 2015 11:15 PM

Great way to start coding with your students!

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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | Educated | Scoop.it
With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

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Thats brilliant
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New Technology For Your Digital Classroom

New Technology For Your Digital Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
Talking Edtech with Tony Vincent and John Spencer 

Tony Vincent is the creator of one of my favorite websites, Learning in
Hand. He also created the fun creative app, Stick Around. Tony is a fan of
making things. It is no surprise at all that he loves the app, Periscope.
Periscope allows you to live stream video with a click of a link shared on
Twitter. John Spencer and I recently sat down with Tony to shoot the breeze
on all things tech. The conversation is captured in the video below fro

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The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
Recent studies have shown that students learn better — and get better grades — when they take notes by hand.

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques | Educated | Scoop.it
60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 21, 2015 8:50 PM

Definite share with teachers.

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | Educated | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 2015 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | Educated | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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