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Futuristic classrooms rethink space

Futuristic classrooms rethink space | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The way schools across the country use space has changed. The growing number of administrators now building and renovating education spaces have made student experience a top priority. Educators seek new designs that accommodate collaboration along with 1-to-1 programs and other technology initiatives
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Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have

Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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4 Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom - Daily Genius

4 Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom - Daily Genius | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Using Twitter in my classroom has certainly elevated my tech savvy status with parents as well as my instagramming 5th graders who have never known a world
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 4, 7:39 AM
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 4, 9:42 AM

More like 63 Things Everyone should know in this Digital World, interesting.

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:07 PM

How well are you preparing your students for life in an increasingly digital world?

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Daily Magazine

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED's in-house expert | Daily Magazine | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips. | Daily Magazine
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Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need

Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need | Education Today and Tomorrow | 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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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 2, 12:18 PM

Technology is about a conversation with and through one's tools. That suggests gathering one's thoughts about what tool best serves the situation at hand.

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Expecting to enjoy a lazy snow day? Teachers urge parents, students to think again.

Expecting to enjoy a lazy snow day? Teachers urge parents, students to think again. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In an age of increased academic testing and fast-paced curricula, educators urge students to keep learning when classes are canceled.
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Flipping the School Day

Flipping the School Day | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
In Michigan, getting students to watch lectures at home and do their homework in class has revived a high school.
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Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place

Google Apps Learning Center – All the training you need, in one place | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Apps at work or school with guides, tips, customer examples, and other training resources.

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The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work?

The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Adding a new, complex, technical subject to the curriculum won't be easy. We hear from students, teachers, entrepreneurs and educators about the challenges.
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How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?
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President Obama announces Computer Science for All Initiative

President Obama announces Computer Science for All Initiative | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

In last week’s address, the President discussed his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. 

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Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News)

Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts (EdSurge News) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

It is quickly becoming a non-negotiable for all classrooms to leverage social media in order to communicate with families and other classrooms—thus engaging others in the daily lives of students.


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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
One of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos. Given my current interest in maker education, I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:55 PM

Luego de una irrupción muy fuerte del internet y del mundo digital en nuestra vidas aparece el "maker movement" como una nueva tendencia social que pretende construir ese puente entre el mundo real y el digital (internet de las cosas). No se trata de la reminiscencia de la era del hobbista, se trata de un proceso mucho más complejo donde las nuevas tecnologías, el diseño, la programación, la electrónica confluyen en un sólo espacio para interactuar con el entorno de una manera nunca antes vista. 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:36 AM

Great examples curated by Jackie Gerstein.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

This blog entry shares the Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme.

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10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 5, 10:11 PM
More on the maker movement and why teachers should be interested.
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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Educators, students, and parents have noticed how schoolwork suffers when attention is split between homework and a buzzing smartphone. Read how teachers are
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Why we all need time to tinker with tech

Why we all need time to tinker with tech | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
To Tinker in the modern context is a process of trying something to figure out what works or doesn’t to find your way to the best solution, often going through many iterations, or changes, along the way. Tinkering is more a philosophy than a single practice and thus can be applied to many forms of learning for all learners.
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Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Teaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.
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What research says about classroom technology

What research says about classroom technology | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Educators should determine when technology integration is necessary, just nice, or even detrimental."

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CTD Institute's curator insight, February 3, 9:59 AM

Spot on article discussing 3 major aspects of educational technology: digital reading is different from reading in print; social media matters; and the need for greater selection before incorporating mobile technology in daily instruction.

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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

When Virtual Reality Meets Education | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 10, 11:44 AM

It seems we can hope to use it also in education pretty soon. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 15, 7:27 PM

The test of VR will be in the kinds of content that are created. I think we will see an explosion when we have a headset that is comfortable to wear. 

Margaret Bradley's curator insight, March 3, 5:02 PM

Hope to see lots more about this soon.

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,   Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.  There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.

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Gayle Kakac's curator insight, January 13, 8:49 PM

great info

 

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Kirstin Beckett's curator insight, January 15, 10:32 PM

Makerspaces also figure in our list of  top 5 big trends in e-learning and education technology for 2016, including coding in classroom, internet of things connected classroon, OERs, Makerspaces and Microlearning. Read more on  http://www.assignmenthelp.net/blog/new-edtech-trends/ ;