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Google’s Oppia Is A Smart Open Source Educational Tool For Interactive Learning

Google’s Oppia Is A Smart Open Source Educational Tool  For Interactive Learning | Education | Scoop.it
With its continued focus on education, Google has launched Oppia (beta). The Open Source project is a free educational tool that lets anyone create online educational activities through the web interface. Interactivity is its strong suit. The interactive activities are called "explorations". Explorations can be created by anyone in any part of the world –…
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Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN | Learning To Learn

Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN | Learning To Learn | Education | Scoop.it
Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students

 

 

 

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Learning to Learn is a key focus in the development of UDL. 

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, Today, 11:26 AM

How a student learns and how they think is more important than the content knowledge.  With information expanding, it is impossible to know everything, but if a student has developed thinking and process skills, all the information that was and will be is possible.  Our curriculum needs revision to focus on thinking skills development, as well as reflection time so students can learn how they learn, not just what they have learned.

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Eight Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey | John Spencer

Eight Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey | John Spencer | Education | Scoop.it
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The Eight Stages of Teacher Technology: Resistance - Awareness - Experimentation - Adoption - Substitution - Disillusionment - Integration - Transformation

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How to teach your kids about online privacy

How to teach your kids about online privacy | Education | Scoop.it
Teaching kids about online privacy and safety has become a new priority for parents – but how do you start the conversation?
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8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News)

8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News) | Education | Scoop.it
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel rotations. The rest attempted to drive Kitty through what looked like an obstacle course.

It was our first glimpse into life as mentors for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, a competition that combines programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, team project planning, and creative problem solving to get kids excited about science and technology.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills | Education | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 


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By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 2, 9:14 AM

A reading transformation can occur in your school much like it has in my classroom, replacing fear and dread with excitement and self-expression. Students will read if they choose the books. They will write with voice and clarity if they have the ability to express their thoughts. They can change from reluctant to inspired readers if it happens on their own terms. All you have to do is flip the experience, turning the practice of reading on its head by making them the creators of their own learning.

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Inverser sa classe avec des BLOGS

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills | Education | Scoop.it

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER.


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 8:41 AM

When writing an IEP for a student, are you considering their career path- especially if they are at the secondary level? School social workers teach these skills everyday.  Are they appropriately identified and articulated?

SageRave's curator insight, May 27, 2:15 PM

Alot of these skills cannot be taught. Your B.A., MBA., or Ph.D.may not give you the edge you thought they might.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 1, 6:24 AM

1- Leadership, 2- Collaboration, 3- Adaptability, 4- Innovation, 5- Critical thinking, 6- Communication, 7- Productivity and accountability, 8- Accessing, analysing and synthesizing information, 9- Global citizenship, 10- Entrepreneurialism

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9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis - Daily Genius

9 things tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis - Daily Genius | Education | Scoop.it
There are a few key things that tech-savvy teachers do on a regular basis to stay ahead. These edtech teachers are looking for new ways to innovate, refine, and deploy new learning strategies and goals.

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$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says

$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools and Libraries, FCC Says | Education | Scoop.it
A record $3.9 billion in E-rate funds will be awarded to schools and libraries this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers.
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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.
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"Sadly, what we found was that even when technology tested well in experiments, the attempt to scale up its impact was limited by the availability of strong leadership, good teachers, and involved parents."

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10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog

10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog | Education | Scoop.it
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? Below, 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, May 30, 10:27 PM

Creativity skills for the 21st century is vital for success. Teachers need to prepare students for the world of the future. Below, ten ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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How to Enhance Personal Creativity

How to Enhance Personal Creativity | Education | Scoop.it
Creative thinking skills are closely aligned to the critical thinking skills. Both types of thinking will allow you to process information more effectively and productively. Creative thought is built upon a foundation of critical thought;...

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In 10 Years, America's Classrooms Are Going To Be Much More Diverse Than They Are Now

In 10 Years, America's Classrooms Are Going To Be Much More Diverse Than They Are Now | Education | Scoop.it
The 2014-2015 school year represents a milestone for America's public schools. For the first time, a majority of students around the country are not white.

They identify with minority groups. In f
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3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class | Education | Scoop.it
May 29, 2015
Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes.  You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful quote posters for your class. These picture...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 2, 4:11 PM

These look like useful tools for students to create favorite quotes, too.

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
The intricacies & inner workings of technology can be intimidating, especially for students who may be more interested in what technology can do for them.
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Connected Leaders: Engaging School Communities Through Social Media

Connected Leaders: Engaging School Communities Through Social Media | Education | Scoop.it
“We must stop focusing primarily on technology’s dangers, as we currently do. … Many adults think they are extremely clever when they discover something “bad” about the internet … Yes, these exist ...
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"Our students need to be connected to the digital world in which they live in informed and meaningful ways; we need to help our teachers become engaged and empowered to take risks; we need parents to understand and embrace the monumental learning opportunities at our disposal and the opportunity for us to engage as a community."

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10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer | Education | Scoop.it
10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer
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#1 Clean, purge and restore.

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21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Education | Scoop.it

We have all felt the thrill of starting something new, something that leaves us inspired.

 

Many would agree that starting something new is the easiest part of the creative process. It is the ‘sticking-through’ and finishing part that requires the most effort.


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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 29, 10:26 AM

This is a great infographic to share in the classroom or hang on the fridge as a daily reminder of what you can do to unlock your creativity.  

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New Research Shows Digital Content Increases Student Achievement

New Research Shows Digital Content Increases Student Achievement | Education | Scoop.it

PBS LearningMedia, which provides digital learning experiences for students, recently conducted a study that goes beyond looking at the impact of technology on students ability to fill bubbles in old-fashioned tests.


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Why Social Media Can and Is Changing Education

Why Social Media Can and Is Changing Education | Education | Scoop.it

"Education is based upon relationships.  While people often look at social media is just 'technology' we have to see how proper use can help really bring our world together.  If we are proactive in the way we work with kids using social media, there is no limit to what we can do."

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | Education | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 22, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:38 PM

This is probably the best resource I have found for a pre-service and graduate teacher. As the title says it outlines the top ten evidence based teaching strategies and clearly describes each strategy and how and why they are effective. Very useful resource!.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 9:39 AM

Which of these strategies could you incorporate into your therapeutic groups?  How do you think they might be helpful? 

 

When you observe students in classrooms, do you see evidence of these practices?

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | Education | Scoop.it

What are the big challenges in education around the World? How do we ensure everyone learns to the best of their ability? Is new technology the answer? And what does it mean for teachers and pupils?


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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 20, 3:11 PM

Cloud Education, what does it mean for teachers and pupils?  Will this be the future?

CHRISTINE OWEN's curator insight, May 22, 9:29 PM

New technology must be accompanied by new pedagogies for new learning to take place. We are really only guessing at what the future holds for our students. In previous and even recent ages, we had a pattern of development to base our predictions upon. Now,the impossible is very likely, and the possible will be something else entirely tomorrow. We must ensure our students have the capacity to be adaptable and creative in their thinking to take advantage of and flourish in our world of ever improving technology and access.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, May 24, 12:33 PM

Buena Información Sobre las Alternativas de futuro

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout | Education | Scoop.it
he process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and tools, I have a rather simple outline that I use in my video creation workshops.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 19, 1:20 PM

A handout for teachers on video creation styles and tools.

Nicole Masureik's curator insight, May 20, 10:08 AM

Great summary of different types of video projects you can set for your classes. Some video editing tools that I use are not included, like those linked to your Chrome browser, or various Google Apps, but otherwise this is great article for those just starting out in this line.

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | Education | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 11, 6:25 AM

Are you looking for resources that provide "copyright friendly" images, audio and video for your learners? This post, by Richard Byrne, provides six resources. Each one provides access to materials that are in the public domain.

* The Moving Image Archive. This is part of the Internet Archive and includes over 1.7 million clips.

* The Public Domain Review is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation and provides access to images, books, films, audio recording and essays.

* The Free Music Archive (FMA) provides access to free music. This collection is curated and provides a range of genres.

* Sound Gator provides free sound effects. Do you need the sound of a horn honking, or whipped cream coming out of a can?  This is a great place to go.

* Pixabay and the Morgue File are both great places to search for images. The Morgue File is a collection of photos, and Pixabay provides high-resolution images in the public domain.

Byrne provides additional details on each of these six resources in the post. Click through to learn more.

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 12, 1:56 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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63 percent of public schools don't have access to broadband speeds needed for digital learning

63 percent of public schools don't have access to broadband speeds needed for digital learning | Education | Scoop.it

The problem is particularly acute in rural and low-income districts: Only 14 percent in those areas meet high-speed internet targets.

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The problem is particularly acute in rural and low-income districts: Only 14 percent in those areas meet high-speed internet targets.

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