Education
57 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Education | Scoop.it

The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 26, 11:02 AM
Interesting schema for thinking about digital skills.
Francisco Restivo's curator insight, June 28, 7:46 AM
What all kids should be aware of. Interesting article.
EI Design's curator insight, July 6, 4:15 AM
8 digital skills we must teach our children
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Education | Scoop.it
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 12:46 AM

Some great free apps to get started with.

Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 16, 12:50 AM
מגוון אפליקציות חינמיות לשיוב מציאות מדומה בלמידה והוראה
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | Education | Scoop.it
We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

Via John Evans
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 9:41 PM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

VLEBOIS's curator insight, May 8, 4:18 AM
Une infographie intéressante sur les différentes façons d'aborder le code avec ses élèves.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need

Poopfiction - Stuff to read in your time of need | Education | Scoop.it
We pick the perfect story for your bathroom break - the only paper you need is on the roll.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 10, 1:17 AM

Get very short reading texts based on the time you have available.

prova's curator insight, April 14, 12:59 PM

Let's poop scoop it!

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows

FREE e-Book: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces | FabLearn Fellows | Education | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is a new movement to use the new tools and technology of the Maker Movement to give children authentic learning experiences beyond textbooks and tests. The Stanford FabLearn Fellows are a group of 18 educators who are working at the forefront of this new movement in all corners of the globe. They teach in FabLabs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums – all with the goal of making learning more meaningful in the modern world.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share projects, assessment strategies, lesson planning guides, and ideas from their learning spaces. In over 200 pages illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities. To read this book is to rediscover learning as it could be and should be – a joyous, mindful exploration of the world, where the ultimate discovery is the potential of every child.

Via John Evans
more...
asli telli's curator insight, April 8, 12:27 AM
FabLearn fellows work compiled in a book. Interesting read.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Maker Continent: Europe Unleashes Creativity During Maker Week | Make:

Maker Continent: Europe Unleashes Creativity During Maker Week | Make: | Education | Scoop.it
Inspired by this momentum and the positive impact that Makers inherently have on innovation and the economy, the European Commission, in collaboration with Maker Faire Rome and Startup Europe, are hosting the premiere European Maker Week (EMW) this year, a series of Maker events set to take place from May 30 through June 5 across 28 European countries. In a nutshell, all fab labs, makerspaces, schools, research centers, and basically any organizations that promote making are encouraged to organize and register an event during that week, creating a critical mass of Maker awareness and networking across the continent. Events can be anything from workshops to conferences to meetups and beyond. The map at top shows events that have already been planned, with more being added every day. For example, you can learn how to train your robot in Bucharest, go to an open design workshop in Barcelona, or attend an open day at Fablab Amsterdam.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from All digital
Scoop.it!

Cloudschool | A free teaching platform

Cloudschool | A free teaching platform | Education | Scoop.it
Cloudschool is a free teaching platform. It's the easiest way for teachers to create and deliver lessons.

Via Nik Peachey, Jandir B Venturini, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
more...
Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, April 5, 12:45 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

JOHN DSOUZA's curator insight, April 5, 2:45 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

Celeste Foley's curator insight, April 5, 8:48 AM

Another online teaching platform for creating blended and online learning.

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | Education | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our interconnected planet.

Via Seth Dixon
David Rowbotham's insight:

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

more...
Jodi Esaili's curator insight, April 4, 9:28 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

macellomedeiros's curator insight, April 4, 10:18 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

Lynne Stone's curator insight, August 30, 8:08 PM
Everything posted by Seth Dixon really contributes to our understanding to the world.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Cardboard Automata

Cardboard Automata | Education | Scoop.it
Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple machine elements such as cams, levers, and linkages, while creating a mechanical sculpture.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com | Education | Scoop.it
Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn't just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Digital Delights - Digital Tribes
Scoop.it!

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | Education | Scoop.it
I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Mar Mbodj's curator insight, January 29, 4:09 PM

Déplacement de paradigme et les méthodes pédagogiques appropriées. 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 25, 5:14 PM
We often tend to carry on with our typical teaching methods, and sometimes believe that the trainer needs to stay in charge of the learning event. It can be useful to check out this list... stop and evaluate the different options out there that shift the weight from teacher to learner. Surely there is a part of the learning objective that could be covered better through a learner centered approach.
Philip Smith's curator insight, August 5, 8:44 AM

Not all learner-centered methods involve group work. Here are some other ideas.

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Education | Scoop.it
Stewart Middle Magnet is a STEM magnet school, and part of our curriculum comes from Project Lead the Way, including classes in engineering, robotics and aerospace.  The Design Process is an important part of that curriculum.  It also ties in beautifully with what we do in our makerspace.  So it made sense for me to partner up with one of our Project Lead the Way classes to teach our students about the basics of the design process.  While this was a lesson with a specific class, it could easily work with small groups, after-school clubs, or any group that you bring into your makerspace.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | Education | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 19, 2015 4:26 PM

A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 2015 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, December 18, 2015 6:59 AM

Det är inte bara eleverna som ska försöka använda den smarta telefonen i klassrummet!!

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone | Education | Scoop.it
If you’re getting started with VR on your smartphone, here are 10 of the best apps to explore. They’re regular Android and iOS apps rather than ones requiring Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset – that’s a separate roundup in its own right for the future.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 12:46 AM

Some great free apps to get started with.

Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 16, 12:50 AM
מגוון אפליקציות חינמיות לשיוב מציאות מדומה בלמידה והוראה
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | Education | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.


Monica Reyna's curator insight, October 8, 4:25 PM
I was initially introduced to a flipped classroom by one of my colleagues from another campus. At first I was confused about what it actually meant and how to implement it. This reading does a great job of defining it in a way that I can share with my fellow math colleagues at my campus.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning.

Listen Current – Listening that sparks learning. | Education | Scoop.it
Students practice their listening skills while they are absorbed in the story. And practice improves listening. Research shows improved listening comprehension correlates with better reading comprehension.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 10, 1:00 AM

A useful collection of listening and reading materials based around the news.

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

English syntax highlighter

English syntax highlighter | Education | Scoop.it

This is a syntax highlighter for English. It uses natural language processing to determine the part of speech for each word and highlights accordingly. It works with tricky sentences too, e.g. The man we saw saw a saw.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 8, 2:02 PM

An interesting tool. Must be some fun ways to use this in the ELT ELA classroom.

MS MACKINTOSH's curator insight, April 19, 9:05 PM
Syntax: determine parts of speech for tricky sentences
Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 6:11 PM
The syntax highlighter for English uses colours to determine correct speech for each word and will highlight accordingly. It can also be used with complex sentences to help break it down into smaller parts. A great tool when demonstrating to year 3 students.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Building a Makerspace Library @DianaLRendina

Building a Makerspace Library @DianaLRendina | Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve been a Maker in one form or another for a long time, way before that word was even common.  I learned how to sew from my mom in high school, I learned how to knit and crochet from my best friend in college, and I frequently dabbled in other crafty enterprises as well.  While I would tend to learn the initial skill in person, my favorite place for improving my skills was the public library.  I think there was a period where I had checked out just about every book under 746.63 (knitting) and 646 (sewing).

Fast forward to 2014.  There’s a ton of amazing posts out there on all the gadgets, gizmos and supplies to stock for your students in a Makerspace, but there’s very little advice on books to get to support the skills your students are learning.  Once kids get started with robotics/knitting/coding/soft circuitry/insert-Maker-skill here, they’re going to want to learn more about it.  And while there’s certainly tons of Maker tutorials out there on the internet, shouldn’t our libraries be supporting these new skills with books as well?

Before we even had any Makerspace supplies at my school, I wrote a grant to create a STEM Maker Library, adding $1,000 worth of books to our collection about Arduino, 3D printing, origami, duct tape crafts, LEGOs, etc.  These books have been checking out like crazy, and they’ve been an important part of our Makerspace program."


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Education | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

Via John Evans
more...
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 29, 9:23 AM
Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from All digital
Scoop.it!

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | Education | Scoop.it
These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.

Via Grant Montgomery, Leon Weatherstone, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Makerspace Lesson Plans & Resources

Makerspace Lesson Plans & Resources | Education | Scoop.it

Lesson plans and resources for a variety of maker projects.


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes | Education | Scoop.it
While the Maker Movement continues to grow, it hasn't yet gained its greatest traction, which currently sits untapped in the minds of the students in front of us. Through forming partnerships with community makerspaces or building a school makerspace, educators and decision makers everywhere have the rare chance to help bring this truly all-inclusive learning experience into their schools, districts, and communities in order to help all students. Here are four ways that the "new industrial revolution" will help your students succeed and help breathe life back into your craft.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

RubiStar Home

RubiStar Home | Education | Scoop.it
RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

Via Nik Peachey
David Rowbotham's insight:

This looks like a really useful tool for quickly creating rubrics for a wide range of student activities.

more...
MsAngieinME's curator insight, March 21, 1:17 AM

This looks like a really useful tool for quickly creating rubrics for a wide range of student activities.

learn foreign language skills's curator insight, March 21, 5:26 PM

This looks like a really useful tool for quickly creating rubrics for a wide range of student activities.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, April 3, 9:43 PM

This looks like a really useful tool for quickly creating rubrics for a wide range of student activities.

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | Education | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.

Via Nik Peachey
David Rowbotham's insight:

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

more...
Julia Polshina's curator insight, January 23, 3:55 AM

Some more tools to help with developing writing skill.

Monica Jan's curator insight, January 23, 6:19 PM

This might be used as a useful writing analysis tool to find out the features of EFL writing. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 10:12 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

Rescooped by David Rowbotham from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | Education | Scoop.it

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


Via Dennis T OConnor
David Rowbotham's insight:

This is a well filtered list of resources that will help you tune in to strong and grade appropriate YouTube content. 

more...
Manoel Belem's curator insight, January 24, 11:26 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 25, 8:17 AM

So much here to share with classroom teachers!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 31, 6:07 AM

Great resource list for YouTube teaching videos!