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Flipping the Classroom - LiveBinder

Flipping the Classroom - LiveBinder | Education | Scoop.it
Ideas, best practices, information, strategies, tools to flip the classroom

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:19 AM

Great set of resources and information!!

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:14 AM

...a very nice collection about #flipclass - thanks!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:47 PM

Great ideas and a lot of useful links for flattening the classroom! Check out this Live Binder

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By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America?

By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America? | Education | Scoop.it
The British Government just put America to shame by mandating a programming curriculum in all primary and secondary schools. The UK Department of Education has been fiddling with the idea for awhil...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:20 PM

This is a very hot topic to me.  When I took a proposal writing course last summer, I chose to write a (fake) proposal seeking funding for initiatives to teach 3D printing at my son's school.  While doing the research on STEM curriculum initiatives to support my project proposal, there were a lot of articles about the UK curriculum changes to add more STEM topics to school curriculums starting at the kindergarten level, including the basics of computing and coding. I agree with this article that I don't understand why bigger initiatives aren't being brought to the forefront to make this happen in the US--or anywhere, for that matter. It was just a little bit of coding that I had learned as a child, and a little bit that I learned as an adult that helped me get to where I am today. I am not a developer, but I understand how computing works, and that helps me immensely as a technical communicator.  

 

Having a digital education doesn't mean only understanding how to use a laptop or tablet. It means also understanding how it works, and how to make it work--or at least have an understanding of how it works enough to respect what full-fledged developers do. If any country is going to get ahead, it needs to start now. 

 

I grew up when personal computers were just becoming mainstreamed. I remember my father bringing home an Apple II from work, and I learned some BASIC to draw pictures and such. I didn't learn elementary HTML until 15+ years later--and that was 17 years ago. My son is very used to having computers around him due to having computing parents. He thought one of his friends was "poor" because they didn't have a laptop or desktop out for everyone to use, or at least each person didn't have their own, like we do. (For my husband and I, we both brought our own desktops/laptops into the relationship, and then inherited another machine we let our son use. So, no, we aren't rich. LOL).  But he's very used to being around computers. Not all kids have this advantage, and yet in this day and age, they should. 

 

So, BRAVO to the UK for its forward thinking and initiative. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it'll be a lot of work to keep up with ever-moving technology, but it'll be advantageous to its student population in the end. The rest of the world needs to catch up. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Getty makes 40 million stock photos available for free | Photography | Creative Bloq

Getty makes 40 million stock photos available for free | Photography | Creative Bloq | Education | Scoop.it
Go to http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/embed and click the blue link: "Search images available to embed"

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:17 AM

Thanks to RJ Jacquez for sharing this. This is good news for all bloggers! Good images are as important as text when writing blog content. I know that I'll be definitely taking advantage of this more often going forward!
--techcommgeekmom 

Jim Baxter's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:20 AM

Good news for teachers and students.

Tony Park's curator insight, March 26, 2014 6:10 PM

A positive photo download site

Tony Park

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Use Padlet to Break the Ice, Brainstorm, Share ideas and Have Fun!

Padlet (previously known as Wallwisher) gives you a blank wall, and you can basically put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful. It  empowers people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. This video and article provides you with some tips on how to use Padlet for learning and teaching


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diane gusa's curator insight, August 12, 2013 2:53 PM

My class enjoyed using this web 2.0 tool!

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Education | Scoop.it

The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?”

Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:

"Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education" (http://tinyurl.com/edudemicpadwheel2)


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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 29, 2013 12:43 AM
I repeat.it is great.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:14 AM

Three key components for Motivation: Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery .

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, February 17, 5:44 PM
Simulations rock - so much more effective than just communication or training
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Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives

Toolbox for Education & Social Action » Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives | Education | Scoop.it

"In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. In order to survive as individuals and to strive for the success of their co-op, players make tough choices regarding big and small challenges while putting their teamwork abilities to the test. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses. By playing Co-opoly, players discover the unique benefits, challenges, and operations of the cooperative world – as well as the skills needed to participate in a co-op!"


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, January 18, 2013 3:48 PM

I haven't tried this, but may test it with one of my literacy of cooperation courses ( http://socialmediaclassroom.com/host/cooperation4/lockedwiki/main-page ;)

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How content curation helps social media publishing

How content curation helps social media publishing | Education | Scoop.it
As a social media manager, you're probably aware of many of the pains that come with staying visible online and managing many social media channels at once. Luckily, there's an answer to the woes of social media publishing: content curation. Here are 5 problems that social media publishers face and how content curation helps alleviate the pain. Continue reading →

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:24 AM

Here's another great blogging-related article for today. I'm an advocate of content curation--you reading this article on my blog is an example of this. This article provides good tips about how you should approach the content you want to curate.
--techcommgeekmom 

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New All-Digital Curriculums Hope to Ride High-Tech Push in Schoolrooms

New All-Digital Curriculums Hope to Ride High-Tech Push in Schoolrooms | Education | Scoop.it
Amplify, part of News Corporation, is one of many companies releasing all-digital curriculums for sale to school districts.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:42 PM

Great article from the New York Times about how technology--especially mobile--is making its way more and more into school curriculums. An encouraging article for m-learning, for sure!

--techcommgeekmom

Diana Costilla's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:29 AM

La digitalización de libros entra a las escuelas en USA

Kenneth Peterson's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:10 PM

An interesting article about the introduction of digital English curriculum options

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Working LEGO Computer Keyboard - YouTube

This is my latest project, a working computer keyboard custom built using LEGO pieces. The internal sensor pad and circuit board were taken from an old gener...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:36 PM

Here's a great geeky thing that Guy Kawasaki posted on Google+. Someone built a computer keyboard almost entirely of Legos! In the video, he explains how he did it. If you have the time, patience, and the money to get the specialized keys, this would be a great project for a kid (or a big kid). Fun!

--techcommgeekmom

Roimata Baker's curator insight, April 20, 2014 6:40 PM

Lego, cardboard, wood, the possibilities are endless.  Fun!

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated | Education | Scoop.it
A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?”

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:49 AM

Great visual of how networks are created to support how best to utilize them in education.

Josi Sierra's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:36 PM

Conectados somos mas ;-)

Lara Strickland's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:06 AM

Depicts exactly what I am exploring at the moment as part of my #H812 studies and MA in Online and Disctance Education.  Chosen however not to 'network' Facebook as I tend to use it socially rather than professionally.

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Learning to Learn in a New World

Learning to learn in a changing world.

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Sherry Weaver's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:20 PM

Great presentation to make us educators stop and think.  It can be very empowering with the right approach.  My favourite (among many) quotes:  "If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less..."

Sally Ann's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:04 AM

Super long, but insightful and the babies are adorable:)

 

Muhammad Seedat's curator insight, November 11, 2013 11:09 AM

If schools and teachers don´t adapt to present times, students will be less motivated and have worse grades if doesn´t occur a adaption for their needs.

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Technology Tailgate: 8 Sites...New Favorites for Your Technology Toolbox

Technology Tailgate: 8 Sites...New Favorites for Your Technology Toolbox | Education | Scoop.it
8 Sites...New Favorites for Your Technology Toolbox http://t.co/ZAhQlTOfBn #edtech #edchat #education #iste

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