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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students | Education | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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These are two very cool infographics of top iPad apps for teachers and students.

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Christopher Bezsylko's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:00 AM

leaders create sustainable change by putting the right tools in front of our teachers/students AND building a culture of innovation

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

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Ten Must-Haves for New Teachers

Ten Must-Haves for New Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
Here's an essential list for getting the new school year - and your career - off to a good start.
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Why should a teacher know how to code?

Why should a teacher know how to code? | Education | Scoop.it
The idea that everyone should know how to code is increasingly dominant and increasingly questioned. In terms of a required skill that everyone should know, I remain sitting on the fence. But if yo...

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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Education | Scoop.it
Using the first five days of school to teach learning skills that will be used throughout the course is a great way to start the new school year.
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10 Emerging Education Technologies | Edudemic

10 Emerging Education Technologies | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. While some are being implemented now, regular use of others is on the (not to distant) horizon. We’ve scanned the gurus’ lists and found the top technologies that educators need to prepare for in the next one to five years.

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9 best educational websites for kids (that are actually fun, too!) - Today's Parent

9 best educational websites for kids (that are actually fun, too!) - Today's Parent | Education | Scoop.it
Whether your little one is eager for knowledge or needs a bit of help with homework, these educational websites for kids are the perfect go-to for all things learning.

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Social Media & Students' Communication Skills

Social Media & Students' Communication Skills | Education | Scoop.it
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"We worry about social media’s impact, but impact' itself doesn’t necessarily mean negative impact. I needed to remind myself that the use of social media by students can either have a positive or negative effect."

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
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6 ways to use social media to connect with parents | SmartBlogs

6 ways to use social media to connect with parents | SmartBlogs | Education | Scoop.it
Social media can be a powerful tool to coordinate and connect with parents. At the school level, this is important work for everyone, from the classroom te

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Keeping engaged with parents is an effective way to build relationships.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 24, 2013 1:10 PM

Keeping engaged with parents is an effective way to build relationships.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 6, 8:39 AM

Keeping engaged with parents is an effective way to build relationships.

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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. 

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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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8 Ways to Make Students Feel Welcome on First Day of School

8 Ways to Make Students Feel Welcome on First Day of School | Education | Scoop.it
First impressions matter - especially on the first day of school. Here are some suggestions on how to make students feel welcome.
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Using Smartphone Cameras To Improve Student Organizational Skills

Using Smartphone Cameras To Improve Student Organizational Skills | Education | Scoop.it
With Smartphone cameras, students can maintain archival evidence of their work simply by snapping a picture of the graded assignment and storing it in a designated album on their phones. A picture may not be worth a thousand points in this case, but it might come in handy if there is a discrepancy in the grade book.
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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | Education | Scoop.it

While the idea of being or becoming a connected educator is important, as a new teacher, this may seem completely overwhelming. There are resources in abundance for this month of learning, such as the CEM Starter Kit and the Connected Educator Month Calendar. These sites are packed with wonderful information, truly enough to get the head of a new teacher spinning!


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Start and finish strong.

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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.
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A New Model for Coding in Schools

A New Model for Coding in Schools | Education | Scoop.it
Great video of @InnovationSFSD on the importance of computational thinking and art in #STEM: http://t.co/lQ17t5LVnZ

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills | Education | Scoop.it

'A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development and gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology."

 


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"A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development and gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology."

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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, August 13, 12:25 AM

Great justification/tips

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 14, 11:57 AM

Twitter in the classroom and for using re professional development for leaders.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, August 19, 11:44 AM

Here is some great information and tips for creating a School Twitter Chat and Social Media.

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Education | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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"Because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops."

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sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

Larry Heuser's curator insight, August 8, 3:27 PM

Using the Internet is like jet skiing.  Skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing.

Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 5:56 PM

This is true.  They seem to be absorbing ideas faster.

 

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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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