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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | Education | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have
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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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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | Education | Scoop.it

This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.

 


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Olaf Husby's curator insight, February 26, 7:54 AM

Også relevant for folk som underviser i andre språk.

Cynthia Jones's curator insight, February 26, 11:28 AM

Another useful, detailed guide.

David Smart's curator insight, February 26, 8:05 PM

Cool

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Education | Scoop.it
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Here are some ideas to allow more student discovery.

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps | Education | Scoop.it
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! Virtual Base 10 Blocks Meerkat Math Fact Fun Hopscotch for Coding Math Champ Challenge MyScript Calculato...
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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit | Education | Scoop.it
Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.
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This process is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

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It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults | Education | Scoop.it
Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.
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20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning | Education | Scoop.it
20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning
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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Education | Scoop.it
How could video-conferencing software possibly improve my classroom? Check 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. Free Educational Technology.
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Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

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4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know - Brilliant or Insane

4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know - Brilliant or Insane | Education | Scoop.it
4 powerful eLearning trends that every modern teacher must know and share.
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Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015 | Education | Scoop.it
Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your favorite celebrities are up to.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 5, 2:25 PM

Excellent article with links to other posts both pro and con for using social media in education. Very much worth your time to read and share with fellow educators.

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"Lifeboat Earth” Educating for our global, environmental future

"Lifeboat Earth” Educating for our global, environmental future | Education | Scoop.it

As a middle school science teacher, I am constantly thinking about how to deliver an engaging science experience to my students that helps them develop perspective and empowers their lives through global competency.

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After visiting China, WEAC member Ted Eischeid developed a curricular unit that helps his middle school students in Fond du Lac develop a global perspective of our small "Lifeboat Earth."

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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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Six Ways to Use TED Talks Effectively in Your Classroom Through Video

Six Ways to Use TED Talks Effectively in Your Classroom Through Video | Education | Scoop.it
TED talks don't necessarily prepare students for the next standardized test, but they are perfect to get them thinking critically. Here are some examples of great TED Talks that inspire, provide professional development, and teach.
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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Education | Scoop.it
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"Developing a Growth Mindset amongst students is not an immediate process; rather, it will take a concerted effort on behalf of teachers and the rest of the schooling community. Equally, encouraging teachers to see themselves in the same way will equally take a lengthy period of time; however, there are significant benefits to be had form leveraging these ideas."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum | Education | Scoop.it

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3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning

3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning | Education | Scoop.it
3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning
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"The challenge is to find a place which not only satisfies students’ most common needs, but also does it in a way ensuring the quality of the content found and the educational nature of the resource. students, teachers and all education enthusiasts and allows them to exchange knowledge and skills."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:48 PM

I like the comment about teachers doing their homework. This suggests teachers have a voice in what the curricular direction undertaken in their classrooms. Crowdsourcing is an economic term and hope we do not relegate teaching and learning to economic inputs and outputs.

 

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Madison schools' technology access survey reveals disparities by race, income : Ct

Madison schools' technology access survey reveals disparities by race, income : Ct | Education | Scoop.it
The data set offers a baseline to use as the district and city work to close the digital divide.
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In elementary through high school, 97 percent of white students and 93 percent of Asian students reported having access to the Internet. In contrast, only 74 percent of African American students and 79 percent of Hispanic students have access.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
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What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century?

What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century? | Education | Scoop.it
To make a living? To be a good citizen? To lead a healthy productive life? What about all of the above?
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It doesn’t have to be either-or.  Education should prepare young people for life, work and citizenship.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Education | Scoop.it
Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.
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"We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice."

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What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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The Globalized Classroom: 18 Key Resources for 2015 | Edudemic

The Globalized Classroom: 18 Key Resources for 2015 | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 8, 10:56 PM

Some excellent resources for global collaboration in the classroom.  Take your students the next step in becoming 21st century citizens.  

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 1:19 AM

This article states that by adding media to your lessons can bring about a greater understanding of the world to your students. A great example is focusing on news content that is geared towards children by using media outlets such as CNN. Explore 18 resources that contain ideas, lesson plans, resources, and more!


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 9, 11:54 AM

Les ressources de l'article sont bien. Nous vivons dans un monde globalisé, mais les étudiants ne sont pas toujours intéressés. Que est-ce que cela peut bien changer mon monde ? Puis il faut des attentats pour les réveiller. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | Education | Scoop.it
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