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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Education | Scoop.it
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
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"The latest e-textbooks, developed by traditional publishers as well as new players like Discovery Education, are powered by a host of adaptive features, such as adjustable levels of difficulty and instant translation into other languages. And in some districts, teachers are using platforms like Apple’s iBooks to create their own digital course materials."

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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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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, May 27, 5:24 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

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.

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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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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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7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | Education | Scoop.it
7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 8, 3:47 PM

I love this article and I love the infographic that goes along with it. All good teachers cover 6 and 7 - it is 1 through 5 that I think sets apart the effective users. Share!

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, an...
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The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts

The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts | Education | Scoop.it
There are lots of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you use in your classroom? To narrow down the choices we asked teachers who are ed-tech experts for their best recommendations.
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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management

19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management | Education | Scoop.it
If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind.  Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management! Read Alou...
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7 Proven Strategies for Winning Ed Tech Grants -- THE Journal

7 Proven Strategies for Winning Ed Tech Grants -- THE Journal | Education | Scoop.it
"Writing a grant" today can mean anything from stating your case in a Word document to producing a video or making a direct pitch on a Web site. Whatever the medium, it's how you tell your story that sets you apart from the competition.
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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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New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics | Education | Scoop.it
Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | Education | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:45 PM

Students and teachers need to use all their senses and experience life fully.

 

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Juanita Jackson's curator insight, May 15, 11:46 AM

keep our students actively participating...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 19, 2:27 PM

There are several topics cover d in this article. The first is the use of movement to augment learning. This is not a new idea as many foreign language teachers have been using and recommending TPR - Total Physical Response as a p highly effective teaching strategy.  

 

The second point is about the distracting nature of highly decorated rooms. In my experience, the walls need to teach.  I do agree that decorations unrelated to content are irrelevant and distracting to learning.  We do not need photos of skateboarders or beaches that encourage daydreaming.  However, decorations that review content already taught or link concents within the content are highly effective learning strategies.  Visual cues can help spiral learning.  I had teachers who created a visual content organizer and added visuals as they progressed through the year.

 

the third point is about writing as a means to reduce test anxiety.  

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8 assumptions you need to make about using classroom technology

8 assumptions you need to make about using classroom technology | Education | Scoop.it
Assumptions, in handwritten notes, explained below (just in case... ;-) !) In July, I teach two face-to-face technology courses for local secondary school teachers working for the Education Departm...
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4 tips to seeing if an educational app will actually help your child learn

4 tips to seeing if an educational app will actually help your child learn | Education | Scoop.it
Following the invention of the iPad in 2010, by January 2015 there were 80,000 apps marketed as "educational" in the Apple App Store alone.
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