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Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true

Google has developed a technology to tell whether ‘facts’ on the Internet are true | Education | Scoop.it
It gives new meaning to the phrase "let me Google that for you."
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What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids | Education | Scoop.it
Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype…
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"Though I was nervous about my first Skype call with another classroom, it went off without a hitch."

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.
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10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:16 PM

Digital technologies can be helpful in teaching and learning, but it is a stretch to say that "technology," not defined as digital technology, has changed education for the better. Where is the evidence for that broad statement?

 

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Six Ways to Use TED Talks Effectively in Your Classroom Through Video

Six Ways to Use TED Talks Effectively in Your Classroom Through Video | Education | Scoop.it
TED talks don't necessarily prepare students for the next standardized test, but they are perfect to get them thinking critically. Here are some examples of great TED Talks that inspire, provide professional development, and teach.
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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Education | Scoop.it
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"Developing a Growth Mindset amongst students is not an immediate process; rather, it will take a concerted effort on behalf of teachers and the rest of the schooling community. Equally, encouraging teachers to see themselves in the same way will equally take a lengthy period of time; however, there are significant benefits to be had form leveraging these ideas."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Free Technology for Teachers: Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum | Education | Scoop.it

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3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning

3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning | Education | Scoop.it
3 Significant Benefits Of Social Learning
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"The challenge is to find a place which not only satisfies students’ most common needs, but also does it in a way ensuring the quality of the content found and the educational nature of the resource. students, teachers and all education enthusiasts and allows them to exchange knowledge and skills."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:48 PM

I like the comment about teachers doing their homework. This suggests teachers have a voice in what the curricular direction undertaken in their classrooms. Crowdsourcing is an economic term and hope we do not relegate teaching and learning to economic inputs and outputs.

 

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Madison schools' technology access survey reveals disparities by race, income : Ct

Madison schools' technology access survey reveals disparities by race, income : Ct | Education | Scoop.it
The data set offers a baseline to use as the district and city work to close the digital divide.
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In elementary through high school, 97 percent of white students and 93 percent of Asian students reported having access to the Internet. In contrast, only 74 percent of African American students and 79 percent of Hispanic students have access.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
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What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century?

What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century? | Education | Scoop.it
To make a living? To be a good citizen? To lead a healthy productive life? What about all of the above?
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It doesn’t have to be either-or.  Education should prepare young people for life, work and citizenship.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Education | Scoop.it
Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.
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"We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice."

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What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
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5 Tips for Google Classroom from Teachercast

5 Tips for Google Classroom from Teachercast | Education | Scoop.it
This week I was a guest on Teachercast ( and was asked for 5 things that people do not know about Google Classroom. I have a blog post on 5 things you may not know about Google Classroom, but I cam...
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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative | Education | Scoop.it
101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative
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"For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivational, interesting, and educational for both you and your students."

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | Education | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.
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"On Tweet, Two Tweets, Old Tweets, New Tweets,

Short Tweets, Long Tweets, Right Tweets, Wrong Tweets;

Tweets about content, content about Tweets.

How do you get retweets when all your Tweets seem like repeats?"

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How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic

How Teachers Will Change the Future of Tech | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
We often write about how technology can help teachers, but sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and consider how teachers influence technology.
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"This point is key—it’s important to use technology to help you achieve your goals, but also know when to leave it behind. After all, we don’t want a nation full of students who are constantly distracted by the latest, flashiest things. We want them to creatively use—and build—tools that help us communicate better, learn faster, and accomplish more. That all starts with you!"

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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | Education | Scoop.it

This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.

 


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sadio222's curator insight, March 24, 5:31 AM

Apprentissage mobile et langues étrangères? C´est possible! Voici un guide du British Council exposant les avantages et inconvénients d´une nouvelle pratique. A lire absolument par les professeurs de langues pour prolonger leurs cours, hors de la salle de classe. 

Katarzyna Lis's curator insight, March 24, 4:12 PM

our future?

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British Council e-book.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Education | Scoop.it
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Here are some ideas to allow more student discovery.

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps | Education | Scoop.it
There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! Virtual Base 10 Blocks Meerkat Math Fact Fun Hopscotch for Coding Math Champ Challenge MyScript Calculato...
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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit | Education | Scoop.it
Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.
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This process is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

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It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults | Education | Scoop.it
Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.
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20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning | Education | Scoop.it
20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning
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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom - eLearning Industry | Education | Scoop.it
How could video-conferencing software possibly improve my classroom? Check 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. Free Educational Technology.
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Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

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4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know - Brilliant or Insane

4 eLearning Trends Every Educator Must Know - Brilliant or Insane | Education | Scoop.it
4 powerful eLearning trends that every modern teacher must know and share.
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