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4 Inquiry-Driven Project Ideas Using Google's Tour Builder

4 Inquiry-Driven Project Ideas Using Google's Tour Builder | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great tools out there that have more than one use. One of my favorite tools is Google's Tour Builder, a Google Maps infused interface that allows the user to create tours. But di...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 14, 10:15 PM

Have you explored Tour Builder (from Google)? Evan Scherr states "Tour Builder gives students an interactive way to present their learning in a way that is a lot more engaging than a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation."

This post provides four on how you might use Tour Builder in your classroom, as well as an example that you may check out. These examples include

* Creating a multimedia letter based on historical events (or perhaps a book)

* Using Google Trends and Google Maps. The suggestions here is to look at a trend based on a specific word and find out where it is is popular and is not popular and explore the reasons for this.

* Exploring a favorite city, where each student adds their city to the map

* Use it to have students create Lit Trips

In addition to these suggestions he includes additional ones in other academic areas and shares the many types of multimedia that may be integrated into a Google Tour.

niftyjock's curator insight, February 16, 4:01 PM

More ideas on how to use google maps 

Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, February 18, 8:49 AM

This would be a fantastic tool for our educators to use to create a video tour of their Amazon experience!

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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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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 8:50 PM

Jackie Gerstein shares a number of posts she has written that discuss growth mindset as well as an interview with Carol Reiley, who is publishing a book, Making a Splash, which is designed for children to learn more about growth mindsets (as well as parents/teachers). Along with the great image (shown above) that compares growth mindset and fixed mindset there is an interview with Carol Reiley as well as two short video clips.

You can also check out her website, GoBrain, to learn more the book and to find a larger version of the visual and information on growth mindset.

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

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

liz's curator insight, December 3, 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?

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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, 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, 7:08 PM

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

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 25, 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, 7:38 AM

We need to embrace it, is the only way!

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

Get your pedagogy right - toys or educational machines?

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 2, 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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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

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

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

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 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

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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, 4:26 AM

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 12, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 9:55 PM

Kay Lehmann's online classes are always superb.


Don't miss this one! .  

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 21, 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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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 4, 8:02 AM

LOTS of resources in this informative post!

dt4lt's curator insight, August 11, 9:41 AM

Are you thinking of implementing e-Portfolios in your classroom? Then this post will help you get quickly a deeper understanding of the bigger picture on using e-Portfolios. The post explores the why, the how, and whats of e-Portfolios and provides many helpful resources to get you started.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 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.

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 9:01 AM

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

101 iPad Tips & Tricks | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.

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Teachers: let's take advantage of a few weeks of summer left to become iPad pros
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Deanna Peluso's curator insight, July 22, 1:41 PM

A fantastic resource for any new (or exploring) iPad user. Tips and tricks from organization, photos, and keyboards. 

David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 6:17 PM

Great as we go 1:1 with the mini in our middle schools.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 3:15 AM

Lots of great help in this article

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
The 10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones In the Classroom Infographic presents 10 tips to create a conducive learning environment with the use of mobility.

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These are great ideas to make BYOD work every day. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 4:37 AM

How many k-12 classrooms confiscate mobile phones? 

How many welcome them? Can you flip your perception of mobile tech and make it work in your classroom?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 26, 11:45 PM

Utilizar los celulares en el aula de manera inteligente.

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 2, 4:39 AM

Practical & effective suggestions that would work in a classroom or other learning situations.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Something to ponder about this summer, as we recharge for the next school year.  Intrinsic motivation is the essence of achievement motivation.  Happy reading.

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2:34 AM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 7:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."


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Kerry Muste's curator insight, June 10, 8:43 PM

Two I'm trialling are Codecombat.com and codeavengers.com but I'm looking forward to looking at these.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 10:43 AM

Possible additions to my "games" list. 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 14, 7:12 PM

A must read for teachers. Excellent list.

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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, 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 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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http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/how-to-stimulate-curiosity/
Aurore A.N Beaini's comment, October 28, 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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natasha dcosta's curator insight, October 3, 11:40 PM

teachers of the future 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 6, 11:44 AM

More DIY publishing and this time it's gone MOOC.

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

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

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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, 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, 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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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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Wow! 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 30, 7:16 AM

This is going to be such a game changer for connecting learners globally!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 30, 11:16 AM

Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 2:54 PM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 9:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, July 24, 8:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 27, 4:29 AM

the more we know the more we understand that we don't know.

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 19, 11:24 PM

Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Christopher Bezsylko's curator insight, June 27, 11:00 AM

leaders create sustainable change by putting the right tools in front of our teachers/students AND building a culture of innovation

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 9:01 PM

App list visual

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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth | Education Chronicles: Leading in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There’s a certain class of mistakes that all educators can eliminate with conscious effort, and in this post we outline 11 of them. They range from habits of practice to habits of thought, but all of them have one important thing in common: they make your job harder."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 13, 10:26 PM

For many of us this school year has come to an end or will shortly. Perhaps it is time to reflect on our year and consider habits that might need to be changed. This post looks at 11 habits. A few are listed below.

* Not learning from colleagues. This seems simple, but given how busy our day is it is tough to find time to observe another teacher, or have someone tape you and ask others to provide you with feedback.

* Assuming a lesson taught is a lesson learned. Have you asked yourself how many times you have repeated a portion of a lesson? With the range of students in our classrooms the need to rephrase, review, reteach key points may be more necessary than we think.
* Failing to establish relevance. At times this may seem difficult to do, but for our students to learn we need to make our topic relevant to them. When you are successful with this share your ideas with others!
Click through to the post to see 8 additional habits that you may want to change.
Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 14, 11:15 AM

#11 - Not getting to know your students. I think this is the most important tip -- but they're all good.