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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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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 23, 2014 12:26 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Elaine J 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.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | Education | Scoop.it

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:47 AM

Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 25, 2014 10:07 PM

Free? Yes! Check them out!

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Education | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz |

 

With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school.

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools. At the same time, the report concludes that those who have the biggest influence on new teachers — veteran educators —  don’t always embrace new ways of using technology to engage students.


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A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 6, 2014 8:29 PM

Aspiring teachers may need to look beyond the basic training received in a school of education.  A new teacher who knows how to learn with technology should be able to leverage that understanding into teaching skills... especially if they are self-directed learners. 

Tim Hopper's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:42 PM

We need reflect on how ed tech shifts our pedagogical practices. Minimum is individualized learning.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 18, 2014 7:17 AM

I think most future teachers are ill-equipped to use technology effectively primarily because they don't have the resources nor the opportunity to learn how to use technology--"innovative" or otherwise--in their own learning.


"Principals want new teachers to know how to use technology to create authentic learning experiences for students (75 percent) and how to leverage technology to differentiate instruction (68 percent) before they apply for a position at their school." It doesn't help that many principals might think they know what these terms and phrases mean but they might know really know the implications for making sure teachers have the best possible skills and the best possible resources.

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5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | Education | Scoop.it
By Cari Bennette - For dynamic learning experiences to engaged students and parents, here's tips for teachers on how to apply social media in the classroom.
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Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education | Scoop.it
10 eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 Infographic shows elearning professionals what to follow in the coming year.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:16 AM

Comprehensive infographic with some trends to watch for 2015. Interesting information worth thinking about.

Itsdevelopmental's curator insight, December 10, 2014 4:01 AM

A good list  - no surprises here and what has changed from 2013, 2014?

Lucila Pérez's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:16 AM

Proyecciones 2015 sobre E-Learning: Aprendizaje Personalizado, Gamificación, Realidad Aumentada, Aprendizaje Móvil, entre otros

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Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught?

If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk went up on YouTube. In just ...

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Ana Dias's curator insight, December 17, 2014 7:25 AM

Criativity its a process,, its about thinking, its, about judgement and evaluation! plus a very interesting view about teaching and mentoring!!

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ED Celebrates Student Art with ‘Yo soy … Je Suis … I am … My Neighborhood’ Exhibit | ED.gov Blog

ED Celebrates Student Art with ‘Yo soy … Je Suis … I am … My Neighborhood’ Exhibit | ED.gov Blog | Education | Scoop.it
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The entrance halls and ground floor public spaces of the U.S. Department of Education are filled year-round with color, creativity, and powerful ideas, thanks to the talents of young artists from the United States and around the world. 

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Bayfield educator Richard Erickson is finalist for prestigious national award

Bayfield educator Richard Erickson is finalist for prestigious national award | Education | Scoop.it
The NEA Foundation has announced that Richard Erickson, who teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Alternative Education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin, will receive the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, $10,000, and recognition as one of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Awards Gala to be held on February 13, 2015, in Washington, DC.
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10 things all educators should commit to...

10 things all educators should commit to... | Education | Scoop.it
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Will you commit to creating experiences kids will remember forever?

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Provide the Gift of Giving for Students

Provide the Gift of Giving for Students | Education | Scoop.it
Bring the true spirit of the holidays to your school by showing students how they can use their learning to shine a bright light in others' lives.
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Use holiday time to turn this idea into an activity of thanks within your school, perhaps even extending to class "gifts" to the community.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 17, 2014 1:02 PM

I used to put a box out for the Food Bank.Each year it got fuller. That was despite our enrollment declining. I always seeded the box with several items giving the impression the process had begun, which it had.

 

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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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American Teachers Spend the Most Hours in Classroom

American Teachers Spend the Most Hours in Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
American teachers spend more hours in the classroom than their peer across the globe, according to a recent education report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). The report outlines the state of education in the world's most developed countries.
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Despite the long hours, teachers in American aren't compensated well, explains OECD director of education and skills Andreas Schleicher. 

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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool | Education | Scoop.it
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future | Education | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....
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Moving Beyond the Textbook

Moving Beyond the Textbook | Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.
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Ultimately, this process takes time and the effort of district leaders and teachers.

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Education | Scoop.it
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.
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Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.

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Deeper Learning: Moving Students Beyond Memorization - NEA Today

Deeper Learning: Moving Students Beyond Memorization - NEA Today | Education | Scoop.it
“These students tend to learn more deeply and they tend to perform better, not only on traditional achievement tests but also on assessments of more complex understanding,” adds Darling-Hammond.
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The focus on memorization, fueled by standardized testing, has obstructed learning, according to Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University, who argues that students have been losing or squandering most of the information they acquire in school.

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Screencast-O-Matic: An Essential (Free) Tool for the Digital Classroom

Screencast-O-Matic: An Essential (Free) Tool for the Digital Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Whether you are flipping the classroom or just recording an instructional video, Screencast-O-Matic makes screencasting for educators as simple as possible.

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Her experience is svivid and sobering."

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One of her key takeaways: High School students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90% of their classes.

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