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8 Exceptionally Useful Resources for Special Education Teachers - Edudemic

8 Exceptionally Useful Resources for Special Education Teachers - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
The educational industry is constantly changing, and it is currently focused on helping students achieve better results through research-based strategies.
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Many students still lack digital literacy

Many students still lack digital literacy | Education | Scoop.it
Despite students' familiarity with social media, many struggle with more complex digital skills like evaluating a reliable source on the Internet.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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"I still hear teachers talk about today's kids being tech savvy. They aren't. They are not digitally literate. They are, however, tech fearless so they are willing to try new things and they share and share (often to the point of oversharing), but they also share techniques and tricks they've learned from others or figured out on their own. Still doesn't make them smart about how to use technology."

 

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Barbara Sweet's curator insight, August 1, 12:32 PM

I still hear teachers talk about today's kids being tech savvy. They aren't. They are not digitally literate. They are, however, tech fearless so they are willing to try new things and they share and share (often to the point of oversharing), but they also share techniques and tricks they've learned from others or figured out on their own. Still doesn't make them smart about how to use technology.

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 3:08 PM

I still hear teachers talk about today's kids being tech savvy. They aren't. They are not digitally literate. They are, however, tech fearless so they are willing to try new things and they share and share (often to the point of oversharing), but they also share techniques and tricks they've learned from others or figured out on their own. Still doesn't make them smart about how to use technology.

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 4:27 PM

I still hear teachers talk about today's kids being tech savvy. They aren't. They are not digitally literate. They are, however, tech fearless so they are willing to try new things and they share and share (often to the point of oversharing), but they also share techniques and tricks they've learned from others or figured out on their own. Still doesn't make them smart about how to use technology.

 

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Great Educational Apps for the new Windows 10

Great Educational Apps for the new Windows 10 | Education | Scoop.it

Here are some of my favorite apps to use in the classroom on the NEW Windows 10.


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How Educators Are Starting To Embrace The Concept Of 'Good Screen Time'

How Educators Are Starting To Embrace The Concept Of 'Good Screen Time' | Education | Scoop.it
Video games may not be all bad, and actually could help kids learn about science.
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"There is a developing notion of good screen time versus bad screen time," said Osman Rashid, founder and CEO of Galxyz, a game maker in Los Altos, California. "Good screen time" can include using games that make players strategize, analyze and think quickly, he said, while bad screen time generally involves doing something more passive, like watching a video. Do you agree?

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 11:33 PM

One day eating liver is good for you because of the iron content, and before you realize it is decided that no organ meat is good for a healthy heart.  The same analogy can be applied to video games.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | Education | Scoop.it

Educators are rethinking how school has traditionally worked, questioning everything from school schedules, to how individual disciplines are taught and how success and creativity are measured.

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"Teachers at the cutting edge of this work are asking students to use technology to access and synthesize information in the service of finding solutions to multifaceted, complex problems they might encounter in the real world."

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Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning

Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning | Education | Scoop.it

“Blogging and publishing online are truly connected to college readiness, as well as  lifelong literacy skills in the new economy,” notesDavid Theriault, an english teacher at Huntington Beach Union High School. “[Companies like] Google  want to see what people are thinking, how they reflect, how they plan and how they  create.”

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"More and more schools are approaching learning through digital projects, providing students with daily opportunities to self-publish."

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Shake up the gallery: how iPads are changing the way we visit museums

Shake up the gallery: how iPads are changing the way we visit museums | Education | Scoop.it
Museums are integrating new technology into their collections. Do they add to the experience or distract from what’s on show?

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New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics | Education | Scoop.it
Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.
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9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education | Scoop.it
The 9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis shows how edtech teachers are looking for new ways to innovate and deploy new learning strategies.
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9 ed tech developments to note from International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2015

9 ed tech developments to note from International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2015 | Education | Scoop.it
Whether you missed the giant K-12 ed tech show in Philly or just didn't have time to see everything on display, we've got you covered.
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"Cardboard," Google's virtual reality viewer, has the potential to be a powerful educational tool.

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High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars

High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars | Education | Scoop.it
Don't be afraid to share opinions or ideas, within reason, on Twitter, says one high school principal.
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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Education | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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"Twitter is one of the most powerful tools that you can use for your professional development -- 24/7. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of educators around the world are currently using Twitter to connect, share, and collaborate."

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults

Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults | Education | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.


Vincent Munch's curator insight, June 24, 11:28 AM

Lifelong learning keeps our ideas flowing

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EdTech in United States Schools Infographic

EdTech in United States Schools Infographic | Education | Scoop.it

“EdTech in the United States InfographicAs schools chase the one-to-one dream, students weigh in on tech in the classroom.”


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 28, 3:05 PM

Wow-it's amazing how much access to tech students do have in the US..when I went to school-there were only computers in college..

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Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading

Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading | Education | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading http://t.co/eZlMcLXXrX

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Principals wearing body cameras?

Principals wearing body cameras? | Education | Scoop.it
The 4,300-student Burlington Community School District in Iowa plans to use body cameras at schools, clipped to the ties and lanyards of its principals and administrators.

The decision to deploy the devices followed an incident in which a Burlington Community School District middle school principal was wrongly accused of kicking a student. Security camera footage later exonerated the administrator, according to the Des Moines Register.

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 7:44 AM

Interesting article. Who's next?

Rog Rothe's curator insight, July 30, 12:32 AM

I scooped this because I feel like we have come to a sad state of learning and education when our own administrators cannot be trusted, and kids cannot discern reality from truth.  Parents need to do a better job of raising their kids, and this won't be an issue. 

Christina Dillard's curator insight, August 1, 9:41 AM

Trust in education... what happened?

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Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful

Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful | Education | Scoop.it
Headteacher Tricia Kelleher reflects on how tablets and digital technology are revolutionising the way her students work outside the classroom
Homework – the lot of schoolchildren across the ages.

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"Homework has undergone a makeover in our school – simply by adding tablets to our teachers’ toolkits. Although the fundamental learning outcomes are the same, teachers have been able to expand their repertoire of homework tasks."

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How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom - TeachThought

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom - TeachThought | Education | Scoop.it
Instructional rigor is a concept we can agree is important, despite the debate about the use of the word itself. Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).” But how does technology relate to rigor? As with any instructional tool, educational technology is critical to increasing rigor in the classroom.  There are five ways technology can be used to increase rigor.

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 8:03 PM

Technology combines multi-step higher order problem solving to authentic situations.  Students will eat it up!

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How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Three questions we should all ask when choosing EdTech tools for our classroom.

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"Like most teachers today, I sometimes feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of EdTech tools at my disposal. Which tool is right for me and my students?"

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Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education | Scoop.it
Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way.
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The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT

The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT | Education | Scoop.it
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 


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Smith_Lin's curator insight, July 16, 4:49 PM

I think this is for anyone who wants to keep a professional online presence!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 10:37 AM

Some simple reminders.  We need to keep in touch, but it's too easy to get it wrong - and it won't go away in the morning if you posted it!

Julie Jensen's curator insight, Today, 5:07 PM
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 

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Coding in the Common Core

Coding in the Common Core | Education | Scoop.it
Learn about coding resources that meet the CCSS math and ELA requirements, and discover seven habits to help you teach what might be an unfamiliar content area.
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Google Hangouts for Education

Google Hangouts for Education | Education | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts for Education is a place where you can connect, learn, share and grow together as a community of educators using Google Hangouts on Air. Our goals include Connecting educators for...

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MFaculty's curator insight, July 11, 9:03 AM

GHO4EDU is a collection of GHO that anyone can replicate. The idea is to demonstrate what others have already successfully done, then incorporate the best parts into your own GHO.

 

Of particular interest to faculty is the professional development GHO, where you can envision taking HR mandatory training up a notch! Further, connecting peer to peer across the spectrum of your specific discipline is a great way to initiate and then foster collaboration and professional networking.

 

Well worth the read!

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Dr. Matthews

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 3:08 PM

This article shares how to use Google Hangouts for Education. This can be a solid alternative for when virtual classroom spaces are not available.

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Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage

Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage | Education | Scoop.it

While some school officials still fear 'bring-your-own-device' efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.

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"Administrators and teachers say they're learning to embrace the eclectic jumble of technologies students use, in the belief that taking a flexible approach will benefit not only students' academic development but also classroom instruction."

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