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5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools | education | Scoop.it

"One of the things that I love about the start of the new school year is that so many students have goals for making “this year the year they…” For many students that blank is filled in with “stay organized” or “take better notes.” If your students are going to be using iPads in your classroom this year, here are five free iPad apps they can try for taking notes and keeping those notes organized."


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RitaZ's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:36 AM

If you have the ipads, interesting to adopt.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:32 AM

Evernote and Penultimate for me.

Jan Eade's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:51 PM

Some great free iPad apps that will aid students in using their iPads for note-taking.

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How to convert a PDF to ePUB

How to convert a PDF to ePUB | education | Scoop.it

ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. Here's how to convert the latter into the former.


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The MOOCs Challenge - by Stephen Downes

The MOOCs Challenge - by Stephen Downes | education | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 12, 4:25 AM

The MOOCs - by Stephen Downes

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How Can We Make Homework Smarter?

How Can We Make Homework Smarter? | education | Scoop.it

"Do American students have too much homework, or too little? We often hear passionate arguments for either side, but I believe that we ought to be asking a different question altogether. What should matter to parents and educators is this: How effectively do children’s after-school assignments advance learning?"

Do American students have too much homework, or too little? We often hear passionate arguments for either side, but I believe that we ought to be asking a different question altogether. What should matter to parents and educators is this: How effectively do children’s after-school assignments advance learning?


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:39 PM

Homework - where do you stand on this issue? This post by Annie Murphy Paul provides information that looks at current research on the brain and a new field called "Mind, Brain and Education, that is devoted to understanding and improving the ways in which children absorb, retain and apply knowledge"

The post discusses specific ways that homework may be designed to help learners. These include spaced repetition, essentially exposing students to the same information over a longer period of time; retrieval practice, using a test to reinforce what a student knows; and interleaving, mixing "up different kinds of situations or problems to be practiced, instead of grouping them by type."

You will find more information on this research as well as evidence that points to pretty significant increases in students grades when utilizing these methods. Well worth a read as we enter a new school year and have to look at the issue of homework yet again.

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25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED

25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED | education | Scoop.it

"In the context of learning, intrinsic motivation is motivation that stems not from external factors like grades and status, but rather from genuine interest and ambition. Like altruism, it assumes no reward. But – like altruism – it is difficult to corroborate. Even if Sally, your best student, completes the Extra Credit assignment out of pure enjoyment, it doesn’t mean she isn’t expecting external rewards like approval and attention."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:54 PM

Does intrinsic motivation exist? This post explores this idea, clearly landing in the field of intrinsic motivation. After exploring the concept and discussing how education has changed there is a list of 25 ways we may help students cultivate this trait. A few are listed below but many more are in the post, as is a TEDtalk by Dan Pink.

* Rethink reward

* Make mastery cool

* Make students feel like education is a choice, not a requirement

* Make every student feel confident

Each of the items has additional information in the post. As you work in your classroom this year you may find yourself using some of the ideas listed in this post with your students.

Drora Arussy's comment, September 8, 2013 1:57 PM
Student ownership and buy-in has always been key, thank you for sharing.
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A Meta-Analyses on the Research Behind Game-Based Learning - EdSurge

A Meta-Analyses on the Research Behind Game-Based Learning - EdSurge | education | Scoop.it
A Meta-Analyses on the Research Behind Game-Based Learning EdSurge Bottom line: there's still a lot to be learned, but researchers may be beginning to put some better definitions around "games" and "game mechanics" that will make future research...

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The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching

The Unofficial Dalai Lama Guide To Online Teaching | education | Scoop.it
The teachings of the Dalai Lama are as important as ever when it comes to online learning and online teaching.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:54 PM

This post discusses how big data is impacting education. In the discussion on big data the following question is raised: "How can we make our students (especially those online students) more successful? (In other words, retention, retention, retention.)" As she learned more about big data she wondered what happened to the human side of the equation, "the caring."

Although this article looks at online learning the words of the Dalai Lama ring true for all of us as educators. Read through them and see what you think. All words used in the image above were said by the Dalai Lama. My thanks to her for putting together some of his words and bringing them to our attention.

Shannon CdeBaca's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:54 AM

Had to add this as it speaks on several levels and it made me smile.

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What happened in online learning over the summer? – 1

What happened in online learning over the summer? – 1 | education | Scoop.it

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Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs

Udacity Hedges On Open Licensing For MOOCs | education | Scoop.it
While videos from free courses are freely available on YouTube, the ability of instructors to remix is limited.

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7 Outstanding iPad Apps to Help with Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Outstanding iPad Apps to Help with Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | education | Scoop.it

"Today I am sharing with you some interesting iPad apps to help your students manage their homework. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them:"


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How to share a file or folder with Dropbox for iOS

How to share a file or folder with Dropbox for iOS | education | Scoop.it
The Dropbox app for both iPhone and iPad not only stores all your files but lets you share them with people when and if you need to. From individual files to entire folders, you can easily create links to share content with someone.

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Laura Pili Gonzalez's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:53 AM

Dropbox

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:43 PM

sounds useful

Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:33 PM

Useful and easy to follow instructions!

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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning | education | Scoop.it
These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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imran bharti's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:06 PM

i like it

imran bharti's comment, September 2, 2013 2:05 AM
good
Julie Bilz's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:28 AM

Will be looking into this more thoroughly...

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Parenting Tip: Back to School guide for buying an iPad

Parenting Tip: Back to School guide for buying an iPad | education | Scoop.it
Summer is waning, and the days of sitting in a classroom are drawing near. If you are looking for an iPad to help you take notes, organize your workflow

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | education | Scoop.it

As the summer is winding down, we’ve begun mapping out the first few weeks of classes in September and also sketching out our goals for the new school year. This planning has inspired us to reflect on our personal aspirations as professionals and life-long learners. It occurs to us to ask if there’s a difference between a “student” and a “learner,” between a “teacher” and an “educator.”

Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?

 

 


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Allison Zmuda's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:53 AM

Creating the conditions for learning.

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Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education

Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education | education | Scoop.it

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10 Best Sources Of Free Curriculum For Teachers

10 Best Sources Of Free Curriculum For Teachers | education | Scoop.it

It is a blessing for busy educators that online sources for free curriculum are about as numerous as online weight loss advertisements. The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence, for example, is a great resource — so great that it offers over 2,000 online teaching resources for arts and music education, over 11,000 on U.S. history topics and more than 62,000 relating to science. If you happen to have the time to browse these listings, you are both lucky and quite extraordinary.


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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:14 AM

Free resources are hard to come by and having the time to surf the net to find them can be a nightmare.  Teachthought have found ten resources to save you time and add to your resource bank. 

Todd Sherman's comment, August 30, 2013 11:57 AM
Have you tried www.curriki.org? They have 50,000 plus repository of free resources.
Carles Vila's comment, August 30, 2013 12:04 PM
Todd, thank you! It looks awseome!
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Special Education Goes High Tech

Special Education Goes High Tech | education | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:08 PM

This infographic looks at how technology shaped education for special needs students (in the U.S.). There are many sections in the infographic including:

* A Brief History of Children with Special Education Needs

* The Percentage of Students by Disability (ages 6 - 17)

* Then, Now and the Future

* Devices to Help the Hearing Impaired

* Devices to Help the Visually Impaired

* iPad Apps

* Psychological Effects of the new Technologies

* References

As educators we need to understand the history of Special Education and the needs of our students. This post presents valuable information for teachers across all grade levels and curriculum.

Shao Lin Lauricella's curator insight, October 30, 2013 5:26 PM

I find this super helpful. There are many more special needs children today than there were back in the day. Also today there is more use in the technology world and we need to accommodate to both. This is helpful because it teaches teachers who has a special needs students the different technology tools that will help those students specifically. 

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Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq

Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq | education | Scoop.it

by Mike Suszek

 

"Valve recently introduced a program called Pipeline with the aim of providing guidance for high schoolers that are contemplating a future in video games. Pipeline will host content in the form of videos and a forum that will answer commonly-asked questions about careers in the gaming industry.

"Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve," the site notes. Pipeline is currently nothing more than a video and FAQ, but that will certainly change in due time."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:31 AM

This is a great sight. Thank you JIm!!

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125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning - Getting Smart | education | Scoop.it

by Katie Vander Ark

 

"Last year we published a list of 60+ blended learning articles. With the extensive use of blended learning in classrooms and lots of shared success stories, we doubled that total.  Following are 125 blogs by category.  Point us to stories we missed."


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Antonia Rudenstine's comment, September 8, 2013 4:21 AM
Love the categories they provide. Thanks!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 8, 2013 5:39 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:05 AM

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | education | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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ExamTime's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:25 AM

Great infographic! Shows the great work teachers do shaping individuals to be part of society.

Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:37 PM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 8:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013 - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013 - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING | education | Scoop.it
e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging.

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Pam Ryan's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:16 AM

Most of these were familiar but there are one or two surprises. A useful list.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:29 PM

The term 'disruptive' may seem concerning but it is actually talking about change and the need for change to occur for progress to be made. Disruptive technologies in educaiton are those which challenge the norm and allow greating access to learning for students than technologies from the past. 

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 25, 2013 12:59 AM

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Studio by Purdue University - Badge Powered Learning

Studio by Purdue University - Badge Powered Learning | education | Scoop.it
Mobility matters-especially at Purdue University. Purdue has developed and deployed a large suite of digital technologies designed to improve student success.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, August 23, 2013 8:17 AM

We have begun to use Class badges for badge powered learning this school year. I would love to hear back about anyone elses experiences in using badges in learning.

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The Best Free K-12 iPad Apps You Might Never Have Heard Of!

The Best Free K-12 iPad Apps You Might Never Have Heard Of! | education | Scoop.it
Looking for some new iPad apps to use in your classroom this year? New apps are released every week, but which ones are really worth your time? Which ones could truly push the boundaries of teachin...

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | education | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:09 AM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:58 AM

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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20 apps and resources that do cool things with your social data - The Next Web

20 apps and resources that do cool things with your social data - The Next Web | education | Scoop.it
Social media seems to get a bad reputation nowadays, what with recurring talks of privacy concerns and freedom of speech restrictions. It’s understandable, of course; platforms like ...

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5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools

5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Notes - iPad Apps for Schools | education | Scoop.it

"One of the things that I love about the start of the new school year is that so many students have goals for making “this year the year they…” For many students that blank is filled in with “stay organized” or “take better notes.” If your students are going to be using iPads in your classroom this year, here are five free iPad apps they can try for taking notes and keeping those notes organized."


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RitaZ's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:36 AM

If you have the ipads, interesting to adopt.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:32 AM

Evernote and Penultimate for me.

Jan Eade's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:51 PM

Some great free iPad apps that will aid students in using their iPads for note-taking.