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5 Ways to Use Meerkat in Education

5 Ways to Use Meerkat in Education | Education | Scoop.it
Meerkat makes lives educational streaming possible, with ease and reach. If you have a Twitter account and want to collaborate in real time. Consider using Meerkat as a teaching tool for students or future teachers.
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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Education | Scoop.it
Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. The students’ personal learning networks of friends, forum users, Twitter followers and Facebook friends provide a rich source of knowledge gathering when they are at home, but use of such networks is excluded from their classrooms. It is little wonder that teachers experience immense frustration in trying to keep their students’ attention
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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | Education | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 9:57 AM

I'm just getting to know Pinterest also and I already love it too!

Cheryl Turner's curator insight, March 24, 12:39 AM

really good sites and links here... lots on pinterest, this is a wealth of ideas.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 25, 5:54 AM

Encore un réseau social pour en savoir sur l'e-learning.... L'avantage de Pinterest par rapport à d'autres, est que l'aspect visuel est encore plus important. Parce que c'est visuel, il faut encore plus se concentrer sur le message à faire passer. Merci à l'auteur de nous y envoyer.

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Education | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 19, 10:23 AM
Excerpt:A revolution in the classroom:Check facts: probably the most common use of all. Both students and teachers can now find facts within seconds. This can be very useful when explaining and debating topics.Take photos: mobile phones can be used as cameras to illustrate work and presentations.Make videos: similar to the last point. For example, videos can be used to record experiments and later include them in projects.Carry out tests: this is probably one of the most interesting and revolutionary uses of the mobile phone in the classroom. Students can now take quizzes and tests on their mobile phone that were created earlier by their teacher. In this way, teachers can gain valuable real-time insight into the knowledge of their students and the effectiveness of their teaching. To implement this technique now, download the ExamTime Mobile App for iOS or Android.Read the news: many teachers often include news articles as part of their teaching methods (for example, in Economics). With an endless amount of news gathering mobile applications, you can bring news and current affairs into the classroom in an instant.Dictionary: there are a multitude of dictionary applications that allow you to check the meaning of a word instantly.Translator: again, this can help with meaning and explanation of a foreign word just like the dictionary application.Click title to read more.....
Eneritz Madariaga's curator insight, March 19, 6:37 PM

Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

Zengin Çilingir Kale Anahtarcı's curator insight, March 23, 7:58 PM

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What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education

What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education | Education | Scoop.it
Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.
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“I haven’t met a school yet that doesn’t want an open Internet,” said Evan Mitchel, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit that helps schools upgrade Internet infrastructure.

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6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Presentations look much sharper with the right slide template and eye-catching photos. These tools will improve your slide shows and more.
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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers:

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers: | Education | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne shares ten techniques to help students become better searchers with Google. Some of his suggestions may be new to you and a number provide links to additional information.

You can download a copy of the pdf from Scribd (free of charge).


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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 6, 9:23 AM

Love this!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 8, 5:37 PM

Love a tip summary! Thank yo for shariing

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2:54 PM

Students do need to know how to search. It can save you so much time and produce much better results.

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5 Tips for Google Classroom from Teachercast

5 Tips for Google Classroom from Teachercast | Education | Scoop.it
This week I was a guest on Teachercast ( and was asked for 5 things that people do not know about Google Classroom. I have a blog post on 5 things you may not know about Google Classroom, but I cam...
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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative | Education | Scoop.it
101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative
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"For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivational, interesting, and educational for both you and your students."

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | Education | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.
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"On Tweet, Two Tweets, Old Tweets, New Tweets,

Short Tweets, Long Tweets, Right Tweets, Wrong Tweets;

Tweets about content, content about Tweets.

How do you get retweets when all your Tweets seem like repeats?"

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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.
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"This point is key—it’s important to use technology to help you achieve your goals, but also know when to leave it behind. After all, we don’t want a nation full of students who are constantly distracted by the latest, flashiest things. We want them to creatively use—and build—tools that help us communicate better, learn faster, and accomplish more. That all starts with you!"

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Education | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing

How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing | Education | Scoop.it

"At the beginning of 2014, Versal surveyed over 400 teachers to better understand their perspectives on teaching with technology. Last month, they run the same survey again and analyzed how things have changed."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 9:10 PM

In all of this, the role of the teacher remains vital and keeps evolving.

 

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 21, 1:26 AM

Of course, more and more teachers are using technology today, and any survey will show how active technology, or interactive technology is gaining precendance over static technology. Technology is not just the projector and the white board, rather it is much more than that. While the use of powerpoint and word might be on the decline, current use of technology is aimed at developing online surveys, blogs, google spreadsheets, and google docs. My mentor checks answer sheets, and thesis papers online. She does this for multiple drafts as competently as if she were checking notebooks! The effective use of technology however also depends on back end support from the organisation and institution that encourages the use of technology. This includes software and hardware support to teachers who adhere to the BYOD concept. I have known of organisations that restrict updates of operating systems and antivirus software because they feel that updates might eat into bandwidth. Unfortunately, the BYOD devices of the teachers started to give trouble as lack of updates and patches were not available on time.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 21, 5:08 AM

I agree with that, very interesting

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Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info

Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker ← My Career Info | Education | Scoop.it
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This infographic by University of Phoenix details the Top 10 skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century workplace, as well as some insight on how best to acquire them. Take a look… and see if your coursework, extra-curricular activities, internships and volunteer assignments are helping you develop these must-have skills.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 | Education | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | Education | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Education | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.
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8 YouTube Channels for Teachers

8 YouTube Channels for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
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These channels provide inspiring videos on a variety of educational subjects. 

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Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true

Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true | Education | Scoop.it
It gives new meaning to the phrase "let me Google that for you."
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What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids | Education | Scoop.it
Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype…
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"Though I was nervous about my first Skype call with another classroom, it went off without a hitch."

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.
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10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:16 PM

Digital technologies can be helpful in teaching and learning, but it is a stretch to say that "technology," not defined as digital technology, has changed education for the better. Where is the evidence for that broad statement?

 

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