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Editorial: Leave education to educators; Common Core bill terrible

Editorial: Leave education to educators; Common Core bill terrible | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Common Core has become the latest punching bag in education, not just in Wisconsin but nationally.
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The Appleton Post-Crescent posted this editorial about efforts by Republican legislators to take over the curriculum in Wisconsin public schools. The Post-Crescent stated, plain and simple, what educators have been saying all along: "Leave education to educators."

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.

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Should students be allowed to use the Internet during exams?

Should students be allowed to use the Internet during exams? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The future of pedagogy has got to allow spontaneous order as a new method in children’s education in the presence of the Internet. Internet must permeate the education system.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 11, 1:00 AM

I certainly think exams need to change in order to drive real change in education.

Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 11, 1:57 AM

What a revolution this would cause! 

 

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up.
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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 9, 9:24 AM

"The age of knowing is slowing giving way to an age of data navigation, and what students need help with should be adjusted accordingly."


Although critical thinking has always been a goal of education, I believe now that the need to memorize facts has diminished (since information is at one's fingertips), those higher level thinking skills have become THE goal of education. Or at least they should be. 


I believe one of the barriers to this kind of teaching and learning is that it is much more non-linear. It's messy and it takes longer -- all of which makes it harder to test and more difficult to organize into periods in the school day.


Great article that should get people thinking and discussing.

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Futuristic classrooms rethink space

Futuristic classrooms rethink space | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The way schools across the country use space has changed. The growing number of administrators now building and renovating education spaces have made student experience a top priority. Educators seek new designs that accommodate collaboration along with 1-to-1 programs and other technology initiatives
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Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have

Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, Today, 8:25 AM

Most of us have to work on our basic tech skills. This list is a good place to start. It could serve as a start to a Tech PD series for many schools or districts.

Gordon Dahlby's comment, Today, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, Today, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
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4 Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom - Daily Genius

4 Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom - Daily Genius | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Using Twitter in my classroom has certainly elevated my tech savvy status with parents as well as my instagramming 5th graders who have never known a world
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 4, 7:39 AM
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 4, 9:42 AM

More like 63 Things Everyone should know in this Digital World, interesting.

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:07 PM

How well are you preparing your students for life in an increasingly digital world?

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Daily Magazine

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Daily Magazine | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips. | Daily Magazine
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Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need

Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 2, 12:18 PM

Technology is about a conversation with and through one's tools. That suggests gathering one's thoughts about what tool best serves the situation at hand.

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5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space

5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
K–12 thought leader Eric Sheninger offers guidance on how to manage an arsenal of digital tools in the classroom.
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Tech-ready: Online Learning in Racine Unified School District

Tech-ready: Online Learning in Racine Unified School District | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
James O'Hagan of Racine Unified School District talks to Cell Phone City and offers insights on how to use technology in a changing learning environment.
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In Education 'Reform' Nothing Means What You Think It Does

In Education 'Reform' Nothing Means What You Think It Does | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In the world of Education reform, nothing means what you think it will. We learned that the hard way with No Child Left Behind. I mean, of course we don't want a child left behind! Why would we wan...
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Technology in Education: An Overview - Education Week

Technology in Education: An Overview - Education Week | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students.
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
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President Obama announces Computer Science for All Initiative

President Obama announces Computer Science for All Initiative | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

In last week’s address, the President discussed his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. 

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Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News)

Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

It is quickly becoming a non-negotiable for all classrooms to leverage social media in order to communicate with families and other classrooms—thus engaging others in the daily lives of students.


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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
One of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos. Given my current interest in maker education, I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Luego de una irrupción muy fuerte del internet y del mundo digital en nuestra vidas aparece el "maker movement" como una nueva tendencia social que pretende construir ese puente entre el mundo real y el digital (internet de las cosas). No se trata de la reminiscencia de la era del hobbista, se trata de un proceso mucho más complejo donde las nuevas tecnologías, el diseño, la programación, la electrónica confluyen en un sólo espacio para interactuar con el entorno de una manera nunca antes vista. 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:36 AM

Great examples curated by Jackie Gerstein.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

This blog entry shares the Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme.

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10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 5, 10:11 PM
More on the maker movement and why teachers should be interested.
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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Educators, students, and parents have noticed how schoolwork suffers when attention is split between homework and a buzzing smartphone. Read how teachers are
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Why we all need time to tinker with tech

Why we all need time to tinker with tech | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
To Tinker in the modern context is a process of trying something to figure out what works or doesn’t to find your way to the best solution, often going through many iterations, or changes, along the way. Tinkering is more a philosophy than a single practice and thus can be applied to many forms of learning for all learners.
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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Teaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.
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