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

USA Today - Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids | Education | Scoop.it

"With kids back in school, apps can be a fun way to enhance and encourage learning. But finding the good ones that are age appropriate is always a challenge in this saturated market of kid apps.

 

There's good news for parents looking for iOS apps. Apple has introduced a new Kids category on iTunes, which sorts apps into three ages: 5 & under, 6-8 and 9-11. Apps featured in this new category must disclose their privacy policy. And they can't use in-app purchases or send kids outside of the app without first getting parental permission. You can find the new Kids category by using the drop-down menu at the top of the iTunes App Store or by clicking on "Kids" under Quick Links. From your iOS device, go to the Store icon and search under Categories"


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Judi Detweiler's curator insight, Today, 12:25 PM

Suggested math apps for portable devices.  Several concepts!

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8 Useful Note Taking Apps for iPad

8 Useful Note Taking Apps for iPad | Education | Scoop.it
iPad is a versatile piece of technology that is increasingly populating our workplaces. Is it going to replace laptops and desktops ? I personally don't think so because  each one of them has...

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How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
You can now easily integrate Bloom's Taxonomy into the teaching of critical thinking skills in your classroom using a fabulously simple chart!

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Dovid's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:12 PM

Bloom's Taxonomy simplified for developing thinking skills!

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:30 AM

Thanks, dear Fabienne, this is really insightful.

In teaching one might want to progressively move from one level to the next, yet I would expect that one could work on all levels simultaneously.

How much more would children learn when they ask their 3-year-old, "What do you think ..."

Cassandra's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:57 AM

Good information for teaching or treatment plans.

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Look What We Found on Mars: Curiosity Rover Serves Up Awesome Science | Wired Science

Look What We Found on Mars: Curiosity Rover Serves Up Awesome Science | Wired Science | Education | Scoop.it

News from NASA's Curiosity rover, currently traveling across the surface of Mars, often comes out piecemeal. We learn what the probe did on one particular day but rarely how that fits in with our larger understanding of the Red Planet and its history.

 

Today, the scientists working with Curiosity offer a trove of detailed analyses. The have simultaneously published five papers in Science as well as an additional article in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets that incorporate everything the rover learned in its first months working at Gale crater.

 

"These papers, in a nutshell, present our summary of using the Curiosity laboratory for the first time on Mars," said geologist John Grotzinger, the project scientist for the mission.

 

The findings offer a look at the soil, composition, mineralogy, and history of an area known as Rocknest, which Curiosity visited in October and November 2012. While there, the rover got to try out many of its instruments for the first time during a battery of testing. It shot the Martian surface with lasers, X-rays, charged particles, and even took five scoops from the surface to heat in its internal oven.

 

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6 Great Apps to Create Word Clouds on your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Apps to Create Word Clouds on your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Word cloud tools are great for bringing into focus the main elements in a learning activity. You can use them to deconstruct a text or to pull out the main characters in a story or a book. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a detailed guide http://bit.ly/15y3gDr on  how teachers can use these tools in education and here are some of the ideas mentioned there:"


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Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:21 PM

Who doesn't love a word cloud?! Great that this can be done on a mobile device.

Mark Singleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:32 PM

Finding a good word cloud app for iPad isn't as easy as it should be.  Here are a few to try out.

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Google Science Fair 2013 Winners With LEGO Trophies

Google posted a picture of the 2013 Google Science Fair winners holding their LEGO trophies. This year, like last year, the winners not only get nice prizes but also these awesome LEGO trophies.
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Literacy is the top priority at upcoming reading association event - Santa Maria Sun

Literacy is the top priority at upcoming reading association event - Santa Maria Sun | Education | Scoop.it
Literacy is the top priority at upcoming reading association event
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The San Luis Obispo County Reading Association will knock its love of literacy up a notch during the third annual school giveaway and silent auction on Oct.
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Tell Time - A Free iPad App to Help Children Learn to Tell Time

Tell Time - A Free iPad App to Help Children Learn to Tell Time | Education | Scoop.it
Tell Time is a free and simple iPad app designed to help children learn to tell time. The app uses a matching game format. When children opens the app they will see a digital clock and an analog cl...

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MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Asking the Right Question

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Asking the Right Question | Education | Scoop.it

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STEM Education Data and Trends | NSF.gov

STEM Education Data and Trends | NSF.gov | Education | Scoop.it
How well prepared are the students in my state in science and mathematics? Am I doing enough to help my child as a parent? What are the career opportunities in science and engineering fields? How much do science and engineering workers earn?

This website allows you to explore the answers to those and other questions, by providing easy access to data on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and related careers.

 

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Victoria Brandon's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:59 AM

This interactive website allows you to see the timeline of STEM education.

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Researchers Build a Working Carbon Nanotube Computer - New York Times

Researchers Build a Working Carbon Nanotube Computer - New York Times | Education | Scoop.it
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Researchers Build a Working Carbon Nanotube Computer
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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Education | Scoop.it
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:21 PM

Why do children learn languages more quickly than adults? When does this ability to learn rapidly change? This post looks at recent research, specifically "the interplay between your genetic inheritance and how you learn from the environment"

The research focused on how children learn and notes that in childhood "the brain is especially responsive to learning." As we grow into adolescence this "hyperlearning mode" does seem to end, and therefore learning seems to be harder.
But the research also shows that children with higher IQs tend to have a brain that stays more in the "hyperlearning mode." The last line of the post states "Even if you’re a teenager, it might not be too late to start learning Chinese, chess or the cello."

For additional information please click through to the post.

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A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"A flipped classroom is sometimes the best teaching/learning model some teachers have to use with  their students. The use of technology in a flipped classroom should never be regarded as a supplicant of the teacher but only a complimentary element that increases students learning outcomes.  I have talked a lot and in more details about the flipped classroom and have also devoted an entire section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for tutorials, guides, and presentations on the use of a flipped learning methodology."


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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, September 27, 2013 6:53 AM

another aspekt concerning flipped learning - some more apps and ideas how to use thwm.

Cathy Jeremko's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:54 PM

good resource

carldowse's curator insight, January 24, 1:29 AM

Worth checking out!

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E-Learning: Infographic

E-Learning: Infographic | Education | Scoop.it
What does it take to build successful e-learning? [infographic] (What does it take to build successful e-learning?

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Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera

Get Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:48 AM

This looks like a really useful free way to turn your tablet into an IWB and document camera.

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An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"If you have an iPad and you want to get the maximum out of in order to  enhance your iPadding experience and improve your productivity on it, the tutorials below are part of what you need.


These are some very  good video tutorials that will introduce you to a wide variety of tips related to using and handling your iPad. I invite you to have a look and share with your students. Enjoy."


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Lee Hall's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:23 AM

More and more teachers are getting iPads as the schools have the money. These are great resources for those teachers.

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:36 PM

An excellent set of video tutorials.

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Math: Common Core Standards Make Course Sequences Even More Important

Math: Common Core Standards Make Course Sequences Even More Important | Education | Scoop.it

 

Students who do well in Algebra 1 in 8th grade move through higher-level math classes more easily.Students who take Algebra 1 later than 8th grade have less opportunity for additional, higher-level math classes.Students who repeat Algebra 1 seldom become proficient in Algebra.
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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Education | Scoop.it

"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:40 PM

I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

Aunty Alice's curator insight, November 21, 2013 5:03 PM

A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

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Most cluttered galaxy in the universe found

Most cluttered galaxy in the universe found | Education | Scoop.it
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, Australian and American astronomers found the dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1. (RT @GlobalPost: Think you've got a lot of stuff?
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Animal Updates - September 13

Animal Updates - September 13 | Education | Scoop.it
Between our Baltimore and Washington, DC, venues, more than 17,500 animals representing 900 species call the National Aquarium home. There are constant changes, additions, and more going on behind ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable or Disable Google+ Settings in Blogger

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable or Disable Google+ Settings in Blogger | Education | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Educational Games from Taking IT Global

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Educational Games from Taking IT Global | Education | Scoop.it

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Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.
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Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique

Scientists create 'light saber' material with photon-binding technique | Education | Scoop.it
Photons are usually thought of as massless particles, but a recent discovery by Harvard and MIT professors forces physicists to rethink that assumption. By pumping atoms into a supercooled vacuum... (RT @verge: Light sabers are real.
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A Must Read Parent Guide-Apple ID for Students

A Must Read Parent Guide-Apple ID for Students | Education | Scoop.it
Apple has recently published a PDF guide for parents on the importance of Apple ID and how it could be used to improve kids overall learning. I have just finished reading it and I must say that you...

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Lina Gordaneer's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:11 AM

Just found this. Haven't read it yet but it seems EXTREMELY interesting...