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US educators hope to learn from world test results - Monterey County Herald

US educators hope to learn from world test results - Monterey County Herald | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
US educators hope to learn from world test results
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The report also says poor students show "less engagement, drive, motivation and self-belief." And generally, U.S. students are not interested ...
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What makes a top education system work is the quality of its teachers.  Behind any successful school reform are excellent, collegial, and high efficacious educational leaders.  The top world systems hire the best of the best (PISA, 2007).

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Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine

Coding Allows Learning Disabled Students to Shine | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Learning to code is become increasingly prevalent in school curriculum’s. From after-school clubs to dedicated class periods, coding and computer science curriculum are popping up in schools worldwide.

One place surprising place where coding is also increasingly being used is in programs for students with learning disabilities.

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Ilprof Reina's curator insight, April 26, 4:17 PM
L'idea che il coding possa aiutare i ragazzi con DSA sul fronte dell'autostima, la capacità di risolvere i problemi, di organizzarsi e di lavorare in team apre delle prospettive interessanti che potrebbero portare ad una maggiore attenzione dei docenti a questo strumento didattico
malek's curator insight, April 26, 5:33 PM

I stand for special need children, coding is a great display of the great role of teachers 

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Guiding principles for a more enlightened US education policy - Washington Post (blog)

Guiding principles for a more enlightened US education policy - Washington Post (blog) | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
From a successful superintendent: 'Current policy tries to force improvement by holding educators accountable for students’ test scores and by creating competition among teachers and schools.
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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Let's be STEM advocates!

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 28, 2015 4:59 PM

#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Here's the problem with what I'm about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for dec

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 22, 2015 11:25 AM

Do our learners know how to study? Perhaps a better question is do we understand the research that shows successful ways to study have been known for decades, but our current learning environment is not necessarily conducive to these learning habits. T

This post shares ten strategies for studying, as well as providing links to additional resources. It ends with a short discussion on why we may not be seeing these strategies used.
Four strategies are listed below. Click through to the post for additional information.

* Study to learn, not to "know." Knowing means we may know an answer, but not truly understand what is being discussed.

* Imagine you'll be teaching someone else. Research is showing that the expectation that you will need to teach material to others tends to use more effective learning strategies.

* Separate process from progress. Does learning end? Do we make progress but continue in the process?

* Space out your study sessions over time. Brain research shows that cramming is not effective.

There are many insights in this post that you may want to share with your students and colleagues.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:36 PM

Some good reminders and a great question. Who teaches the kids how to make the optimum use of this information?

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:37 PM

Who is teaching this to our students?  I think that is the question. some great tips and throughtful explanations as well.

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A recent Washington Post article suggests that many student behaviors we associate with ADHD may stem from an overall lack of physical movement  – both in and out of school. In addition, a phenomenally popular blog post by Alexis Wiggins recently touched upon how much sitting students actually do every day, and how all that sitting affects energy levels and learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 2015 9:19 PM

What would happen if you incorporated more movement in your classroom, providing students opportunities to get up from their seat and physically move their body? Based on current brain research you may find your students more engaged in their learning. This post provides five suggestions on activities you can incorporate into lessons to allow students opportunities to move. What are they?

1. Gallery Walks/Chalk Talks

2. White Board Meetings

3. North Pole-South Pole/Continuum

4. Musical Mingle

5.  Stations

Each is explained in detail in the post. Do you have ideas on how movement can be incorporated into lessons? If so, share them in the comment section.

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Growth Mindset: GoBrain and Making a Splash

Growth Mindset: GoBrain and Making a Splash | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
A recent interest of mine has been the Growth Mindset.  I have blogged and presented on this topic: The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth M...

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Growth mindset has changed the way I teach, the way I parent my three boys, and the way I face challenging situations and risks.  It has given me the resilience I need while in graduate school.  Dr. Carol Dweck's book, Growth Mindset, is a paradigm-changing book.  I highly recommend it.  Thanks for sharing this great visual representation of Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets. 

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Digitpedia's curator insight, December 1, 2014 5:46 AM

Love this picture. So true, the growth mindset is an amazing one to have.

liz's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:24 AM

I have been hearing quite a few ideas...becoming a real "buzz" word! It seems to appear within all forms of dialogue?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 15, 4:44 AM

This is an interesting article about Growth Mindset in classrooms.This is a good introduction for how it can be used in the classroom.

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A Framework for Differentiation

A Framework for Differentiation | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Differentiation is adjusting and modifying what skills and concepts student learn, what materials the use, and/or how their learning is assessed based on the needs of the students.

Our students are not all the same, so we cannot expect that teaching a lesson one way will reach every student."


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Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:57 PM

These differentiation flowcharts will prompt teachers to make good decisions around scaffolding of student learning.  

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 17, 2014 7:08 PM

Check out concepts, assessments, and activities for differentiation...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 25, 2014 8:02 AM

Excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments. Thank you Mayumi for sharing.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Going #BYOD ? Educators Share Ideas on Using Devices for Learning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Going #BYOD ? Educators Share Ideas on Using Devices for Learning | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you're in a school where students have access to technology they have amazing learning tools at their fingertips. While equity and access is wonderful for students, teachers must know how to harness the power of these devices. If they don't, these tools of engagement can turn into weapons of mass distraction.

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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, November 2, 2014 7:38 AM

We need to embrace it, is the only way!

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 2, 2014 2:16 PM

Get your pedagogy right - toys or educational machines?

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 2, 2014 3:59 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 2014 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 2014 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 2:08 AM

WE need to try to do some of these things in out school!

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Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, September 10, 2014 4:26 AM

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 12, 2014 7:52 PM

In addition to using Lego for maths, I've taken my sons (extensive) Lego collection into History and Society & Culture to have the students (high school) demonstrate their understanding of concepts such as globalisation, communism, nationalism, capitalism. Worked really well and classes sooo happy. 

 

Having been broken up into groups and given a concept each, They created cities or environments demonstrating the concept then talked the rest of the class through. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:06 PM

Fantastic ideas for using lego in mathematics. Simple hands on tasks.

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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So timely for the beginning of the school year! 

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 26, 2014 7:48 PM

Love this infographic - walks students (Grade 5 +) through the use of Google search strategies. I've put this up in the classroom so that I can refer to it. With primary school kids, its not really a 'work alone' resource but it is great for using as a reference point to direct their research and search skills.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

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Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course: Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Explore instructional strategies for implementing the flipped classroom approach to support a learner-centered, project-based approach to learning to liberate your face-to-face time in the classroom. Implications for classroom management, effective assessment, problem-solving and collaboration to improve student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Put the flipped model into context with brain-based learning research.

 

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


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Patti Griffiths Bryant's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:34 PM

Flipping - flipping - flipping.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 9:55 PM

Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:30 AM

If you want online training for a flipped classroom here is a link.

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ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk

ePortfolios are AWEsome: The Why, How, and What of Student Digital Portfolios - Tackk | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
In this session, we will discuss the benefits and purpose of student-created digital portfolios, thoughtfully evaluate considerations for selecting an e-portfolio platform, explore tools for digitally archiving learning artifacts, glean ideas for usi...

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Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:57 PM

Very thorough guide to using, assessing and making ePortfolios happen. Plenty of tips and suggestions for which apps to use and how to digitise work. Nicely presented and easy to follow. Also does a good job talking about the 'why' of ePortfolios. This is the part I find some of my teachers struggle with.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 9, 2015 8:40 PM

ePortfolios are a great way of collecting artefacts digitally. Have you tried this with your students? 

David Bell's curator insight, April 12, 2015 7:26 PM

There are some great links about ePortfolios here. Well worth a look.

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Printing Press - ReadWriteThink

Printing Press - ReadWriteThink | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events.


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Odile Dupont's curator insight, February 10, 3:28 AM

Un outil simple pour présenter une brochure ou un journal

Janet Chenoweth's curator insight, March 2, 6:50 PM

This is a nice free tool to get students creating newspapers, etc. There are also some links to ideas and lesson suggestions.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 10:11 AM

This is a nice free tool to get students creating newspapers, etc. There are also some links to ideas and lesson suggestions.

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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

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Very relevant pedagogy for each way of innovating learning.  Great summer read.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 29, 2015 7:29 PM

Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 2015 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 2015 11:48 PM

Infographic "Seven ways to remake learning in your school".

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

A report released from the Pew Research Center details how teens use social media and technology.


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 13, 2015 10:31 AM

This Pew Research report shares some interesting data results regarding teens, their use of social media and other technologies. Any surprises?

Kyle Osborne's curator insight, April 26, 9:12 AM
Social media seems to be a more pressing matter when its looked at from the angle of "why"? This article presents us with information that supports females being on social media more. Girls not only use, but they also sign up for more social media sites than boys. What seems to be happening is that younger and younger we are giving these children the world at the touch of their fingertips and there seamlessly lining their everyday lives with it. Change of everyday life is something that is coming from social media.
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Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Code Blast is an excellent coding app that has gone free today for a limited period of time. This app is designed to provide young learners and kids with a solid initiation into the world of programming concepts and problem solving.

Code Blast teaches kids coding through fun and engaging activities consisting of programming a rocket to reach its final destination without being damaged by UFOs and other electric barriers found in its course. In running the mission, kids get to develop a series of key programming concepts and thinking skills such as : precise and accurate programming, forward planning to solve anticipated problems, ordering instructions sequentially and many more.


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General ed teachers: let's try this!

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asli telli's curator insight, February 15, 2015 12:42 AM

another fun and engaging appi for Coder Kids:)

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:52 AM

This looks good- think about how it could be adapted to Social Sciences and Humanities. learning to code is just the first step

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10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Over the last six weeks of 2014 I published a series of charts comparing popular ed tech tools. Judging by the number of visits to those posts, the charts were popular. Someone asked me this week if I had put them all together in one place. I hadn't until now. In this Google Drive folder you will find ten charts comparing popular ed tech tools."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 27, 2015 9:27 PM

Richard Byrne has created 1o charts that provide options for popular ed tech tools. Having published these on his blog within a series of posts, he has not gathered them  into one Google Drive folder. You will find charts that cover the following tools (quoted from his post):

  • Alternatives to Google Image Search
  • Backchannel and informal assessment tools
  • Building classroom websites
  • Building classroom blogs
  • Creating multimedia textbooks
  • Creating multimedia quizzes
  • Audio editing tools
  • Multimedia timeline tools
  • Mind-mapping tools
  • Mobile video creation apps

This is a great resource. Quickly find four or more options to explore. If you want additional information on the tools do a quick search on his blog to find more detailed reviews.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Looking for a terrific Thanksgiving week activity that teens will love? Facebook brings us their "Say Thank you" video tool. Students can let Facebook auto generate the video, or they can put some thought into selecting meaningful pictures and posts to customize the video.

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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Aurore A.N Beaini's comment, October 28, 2014 10:26 AM
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/how-to-stimulate-curiosity/
Aurore A.N Beaini's comment, October 28, 2014 10:28 AM
I think your post is very interesting for children anyway, it's also useful for mothers
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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

 


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Akhtar Hameed Khan's curator insight, October 20, 2014 1:05 AM

Teaching young boys and girls to understand the principles of accounting in easy steps is my goal.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 23, 2014 4:39 PM

Mas tecnologia para una experiencia de aprendizaje cada vez mas global...

Harish Magan's comment, February 4, 2015 10:23 PM
nice courses
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5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco

5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Poor infrastructure, over-zealous filtering, incomplete apps, inadequate training … these are not the ingredients of an educational revolution. Transformation requires deep rooted re-evaluations of objectives, processes and expectations. Has anything of substance changed when the objective is to deliver Pearson course materials on iPads? Digital content delivery is still content delivery.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2014 3:48 AM

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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"I have already featured here a list of important resources and applications to help in the teaching of coding in classroom, however , an essential part of the coding knowledge students will be exposed to is related to the coding languages. To this end, I am sharing with you this list of excellent resources to help students learn about the 10 most used programming languages out there. I compiled this list based on this article from Mashable."


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This is such a resource guide is you're teaching students how to code.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 2:11 AM

Resources to teach and learn programming languages

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Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves - iPad Apps for School

Try Creating Comics to Get Students to Share Stories About Themselves  - iPad Apps for School | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories about themselves is to have them put it into a fun comic story. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations. In the process students learn how to use a new tool, practice developing storylines, and they let you in on a little bit of who they are as people. Here are three iPad apps that I like to use to create comic stories."


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