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4 Tips for a Super Password

4 Tips for a Super Password | Education | Scoop.it
From my blog post: www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/12/have-super-geeky-aware...

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This superhero-style comic has some important reminders for students - and educators - about the importance of having strong passwords and changing them frequently.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:22 PM

Need help designing a safe & easy password? Try my:

4 Tips for a Really Super Password COMIC INFOGRAPHIC

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Bill Hurley's curator insight, April 13, 2014 9:45 AM

This superhero-style comic has some important reminders for all of us about the importance of having strong passwords and changing them frequently.

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Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills | Education | 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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Can you count to $2 billion? Education technology investment hits new record - GeekWire

Can you count to $2 billion? Education technology investment hits new record - GeekWire | Education | Scoop.it
2014 was a record year for investment dollars flowing into edtech companies, by all measures. But it may not be going where you'd expect.
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The term edtech can cover everything from custom-designed hardware for education (such as data collection sensors by Ward’s Science and tablets by Amplify), to software and apps used for instruction (think Khan Academy for math or Duolingo for world languages), to tools and platforms to support course delivery and administration (including Blackboard’s learning management system or teaching resource marketplace TeachersPayTeachers).

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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Education | Scoop.it
Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.
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"As difficult as it can be for teachers to give up control over their classrooms, great things can happen when students step up and boldly take charge of their learning."

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5 podcasts that make history fun

5 podcasts that make history fun | Education | Scoop.it
A History of the World in 100 Objects from BBC Radio is a 100 episode collection that focuses on specific objects and how they impacted history.
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YouTube videos have changed the way we obtain information, whether it's learning how to fix a leaky faucet or how to make your own Slip N' Slide. But for on-the-go education, podcasts are the perfect way to kill some time during your commute and learn something interesting. And share with students.

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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset | Education | Scoop.it
Plan a maker education program by identifying the content and skills you want to develop, and approach it as teaching creativity via PBL and design thinking.
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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Education | Scoop.it
A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.
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This post from Edutopia will help you decide whether or not a portfolio will serve your professional goals and how to go about designing a professional-looking site that showcases your teaching skills.

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The Challenges of Digital Leadership

The Challenges of Digital Leadership | Education | Scoop.it
By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning. Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or because they want to keep pace with the digital investments of rival institutions, or simply because they fear appearing outdated. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 5:22 AM

Some very salient points here.

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, January 16, 8:42 AM

We owe our children regular and substantive opportunities to master their current technology...

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Education | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.
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PASSION...PURPOSE...PRIDE: What Connected Educators Do Differently

PASSION...PURPOSE...PRIDE: What Connected Educators Do Differently | Education | Scoop.it
In short, we define connected educators simply as ones who are actively and constantly seeking new opportunities and resources to grow as professionals. 
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7 Trends That Shaped 2014; 7 Problems We’ll Solve in 2015

7 Trends That Shaped 2014; 7 Problems We’ll Solve in 2015 | Education | Scoop.it
Publishers of the last century have transformed themselves into personal digital learning service providers. Learning tools and resources get better every month.
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Publishers of the last century have transformed themselves into personal digital learning service providers. Learning tools and resources get better every month.

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Best EdTech Websites of 2014

Best EdTech Websites of 2014 | Education | Scoop.it

Throughout 2014, Common Sense Graphite rated and reviewed hundreds of websites for their learning potential, using its research-backed rubric and rigorous process of evaluation. Here are its top 14.

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Gazette » 7 Simple Ways to Introduce Technology into the Classroom

Gazette » 7 Simple Ways to Introduce Technology into the Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
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These simple, inexpensive or free to implement ideas can have great results in terms of student engagement, content acquisition, and retention. 

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Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph

Can character be taught at school? - Telegraph | Education | Scoop.it
Our definitions of educational success vary. So too do our definitions of "character". Can you really teach something that is so individual, asks Eleanor Doughty
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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Education | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, January 28, 6:06 PM

Excelentes dicas para procurar recursos educacionais de "Licença Livre" - Open Educational Resources (OER)

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, Today, 2:50 AM

La licence du Creative Commons est de plus en plus utilisée aussi en éducation. C'est la solution pour toute les discussions sur le droit de propriété des syllabus.

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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | Education | Scoop.it
Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.
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A key feature of this model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements:

 Community engagement A strong instructional model Digital devices and apps for students Logistical support Guidance toward high-leverage resources Ongoing, embedded professional development
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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Education | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...

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This assessment contains questions to assist the educator in evaluating if and how s/he is facilitating 21st Century skills and attributes in the learning environment.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 9:55 PM

Teachers do need to self-reflect, but need support from others in doing this. It is not an individual process, but one that involves communities of teachers.

 

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Education | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 9:01 AM

A very interesting read.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 24, 11:44 AM

Tasapainoinen artikkeli siitä, miten lukeminen on muuttunut digiaikana, ja siitä, miksi tarve pitkittäistutkimuksille on suuri. Tutkimusnäyttö ei ole ristiriidatonta, ei myöskään yksilöiden kokemukset. Itse alan olla jo sangen taitava digilukija, koska olen harjoitellut paljon, ja pystyn keskittymään sekä välttämään internetin houkutuksia yhtä hyvin (tai huonosti) paperikirjaa kuin digitaalista tekstiä lukessani. Syventyvän lukemisen taitoa on harjoiteltava, oli väline sitten mikä hyvänsä.

 

Keinoja, jotka voivat auttaa esimerkiksi aloittelevaa digilukijaa, annetaan tekstissä: muistiinpanojen teko käsin, lukeminen offline-tilassa, tietoinen hidastaminen ja sen tajuaminen, että ymmärtäminen vaatii aikaa ja paneutumista. 

 

Pidän erityisesti siitä, että Anne Mangen pyrkii etsimään syitä ja näyttöä eikä vain vahvistamaan omia ennakkoluulojaan.

 

Mukana on monia tuttuja usein siteerattuja tutkimuksia mutta ainakin minulle myös uusia, kiinnostavia tuloksia. Esimerkiksi pelaajien parempi kyky käsitellä digitaalista tekstiä kuulostaa oikeastaan aika luonnolliselta, mutta en olisi osannut sitä arvata.

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13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration

13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration | Education | Scoop.it

"Teacher collaboration is among the cornerstones of school improvement. When teachers connect–for the right reasons–good things happen. The ability to connect is increased exponentially through technology. Digital collaboration by teachers has an infinite numbers out possible outcomes, from formal teacher improvement, to informal connecting for people that get you. A global teacher’s lounge, if you will."


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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, January 13, 8:44 AM

There are so many ways to collaborate and these are some outstanding suggestions. Just pick one to try before the end of January, or maybe before the end of winter. Of course, that could vary depending on where you live.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, January 14, 1:00 AM
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Are School Libraries Still Necessary? - Elementary Librarian

Are School Libraries Still Necessary? - Elementary Librarian | Education | Scoop.it
This article discusses the question, "Are School Libraries Still Necessary?". School librarians respond to administrators who may be asking this question.
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The simple answer is Yes! Your school librarian is an awesome resource. When given the appropriate time and resources, your school library program can soar.

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Technology in the Classroom: Don't Believe the Hype - NEA Today

Technology in the Classroom: Don't Believe the Hype - NEA Today | Education | Scoop.it
Lawmakers and tech gurus say technology in the classroom is the only road to better schools and U.S. competitiveness. Is this hype supported by facts?
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Enyedy believes that technology in the classroom has a valuable role to play in American education, but its potential has, to a large extent, been squandered by empty promises, ill-defined goals and outdated strategies.

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Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education | Education | Scoop.it
Educational technology companies are latecomers to exploiting the potential of the Internet, but venture capitalists seem to believe their time has come.
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“Education is one of the last industries to be touched by Internet technology, and we’re seeing a lot of catch-up going on,” said Betsy Corcoran, the chief executive of EdSurge, an industry news service and research company. 

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Creative Ways to Weave Technology into Lesson Plans | NEA Member Benefits

Creative Ways to Weave Technology into Lesson Plans | NEA Member Benefits | Education | Scoop.it
We polled your fellow NEA members to see what kinds of technology they have in their schools and have gathered lesson ideas, along with some helpful implementation advice, for the top five most common types: desktops, interactive whiteboards and smartboards, laptops, document cameras and iPads.
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When it comes to teaching, there’s a lot to juggle: students, parents, principals, paperwork and a little thing called learning. While you and your colleagues are trying to balance everything, it can be a challenge to find time to incorporate new ways of using technology.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
RT @MarilynSklar: 5 mistakes schools make with iPads...and how to correct them. http://t.co/XLX6i2uM0j #education #edtech
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"The most common mistake teachers make with iPads is focusing on subject-specific apps. In doing so, many completely overlook the full range of possibilities with the iPad."

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Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | Education | Scoop.it
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Creating your Personal Learning Network is easier than you might have thought.

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning | Education | Scoop.it
6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:03 PM

As you think about those universal skills for your students, contemplate what you are doing and can do for your connected learning and that of your students. These are not additional or other, but they are ways of thinking to complement the work you and your students are already doing in the classroom.