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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great apps, but don't forget, IPads are a personal device. They are very tough to manage and share in a "whole class' environment. 

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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

"Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom?"


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this is a very insightful article that helps lay out the similarities and differences between project based, inquiry based and problem based learning styles. a good read for anyone looking to try them, and understand the differences between them. 

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Sandra Wozniak's comment, May 15, 2013 7:29 AM
Amen!
Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:03 AM

Muy útil esta referencia para poder orientarse en el campo de las metodologías procesuales.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, August 4, 2015 11:32 AM

Are you looking for a cheat sheet to understand the differences between Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning? This post will lend a hand. Each type of learning is given a definition, example, teaching tip, and where to go to get more information. 

If you are thinking of trying one of these types of learning and are not clear on which to choose this post may provide some insight to help you make your decision. Click through for more information.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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Not totally sure we are there yet in Ontario, but if we could even entertain this idea for those in our class who really need breaks to remain focused we would find ourselves half way there! 

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The Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it?

The Universal Design for Learning...Has a nice ring, doesn't it? | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
*cover image by Giulia Forsythe- click here to visit her Visual Practice art notes Education is guilty of tossing handfuls of buzz words and acronyms like candy off a fire truck during a parade. Th...

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Like this graphic! For all of my visual learners, this will help you develop a quick framework for Universal Design! 

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Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning Toolbox

Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning Toolbox | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
Welcome! Our online resource was created to help English Language Arts teachers of grades 5-8. Many of these resources could be effectively utilized in other grade levels as well. This site was...

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UD and Technology

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Emond Harnden - Ontario’s mandatory basic occupational health and safety awareness training comes into effect July 1, 2014

Ontario’s mandatory basic occupational health and safety awareness training comes into effect July 1, 2014

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Our board is working hard to ensure compliance and has trained most of the workers. We all need to work together to keep one another safe at work! 

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26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom

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26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom

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Interesting way for us to meet some of our EcoSchool goals! 

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RESENTICE's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:54 AM

26 applications sous iOS pour une classe qui n'utilise plus du tout de papier......

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 5, 2014 9:32 AM

How many of these are we using or are able to use?

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Top 10 Tech Tips For Teachers

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My Top 10 Tips for Successful Technology Integration in the Classroom I have a list of tips that I refer to often when helping teachers dip their toes further into the technology integration waters....

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"These are great tips for my colleagues on keeping in mind your learning objectives when using technology. It is easy to get lost in the ooh and ahh of the tech, but always keep your goals and purposes in mind!
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RESENTICE's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:52 AM

Les 10 conseils pour améliorer sa pédagogie : horizontalité, verticalité ascendante, partir des objectifs avant de choisir l'outil...faire des choses modestes...ne pas intégrer trop d'outils numériques à la fois.

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Teacher Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
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Some applications that are going to be very helpful for those teachers trying to use technology in their classroom. 

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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching

26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great apps, but don't forget, IPads are a personal device. They are very tough to manage and share in a "whole class' environment. 

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Teaching to tests fails to give students real education

Teaching to tests fails to give students real education | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
Imagine a school with no recess, no art or music classes, no phys-ed. They're deemed non-essential.... - Analysis - Winnipeg Free Press.
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We need to ask ourselves how we use this information to help drive student achievement and make things better. Teaching to the test does not help. So ask yourself, "What does the test teach us?"

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Michael Fullan's 6 C's for successful 21st Century Learners 13599974110.pdf

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Ontario's direction in education. This report lays out Professor Michael Fullan's 6 C's, or priorities for Ontario's 21st Century learners. 

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Universal Design for Learning and the Myth of Average

Universal Design for Learning and the Myth of Average | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

"I don't know about you, but I love TED talks. (TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design.) Although I have known about and preached Universal Design for Learning (UDL) since I began this blog, I could have never explain it as well as Todd Rose did in his TED Talk, "The Myth of Average". Thank you, Todd, for providing this concept so beautifully. (This is 18 minutes, but worth every one!)"


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Our #alcpqp group is loving TED talks. Here is one about Universal Design that will help us all get acquainted! 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:13 AM

This post discusses Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a tool that is helpful to know about since the Common Core requires that we need to ""provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them." In addition it provides access to a TEDTalk by Todd Rose, where he discusses "The Myth of Average", a talk that will make you re-think how you view your students (and ask yourself "What is average when it comes to my students?").

In addition Glenda Hampton Anderson provides an excellent overview of UDL, perfect for someone new to these concepts or as a review. Many links are included which provide access to some of the best sites for materials on Universal Design for Learning.

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A Visual Look at Universal Design for Learning

A Visual Look at Universal Design for Learning | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

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Good vision for moving forward with Universal Design!!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:37 PM

This infographic describes the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and also provides a range of online resources to help you begin to implement the principles. If you want a quick overview, or are looking for some ideas on what to use address specific principles, or just want to know more about UDL this infographic is worth checking out.

learning designer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:56 PM

See the links to resources.

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Free Games: Gain Literacy and Problem Solving Skills at Poptropica

Free Games: Gain Literacy and Problem Solving Skills at Poptropica | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
Free online game for kids that hone their literacy and problem solving skills. It is also available as a free app on iPad, iPhone and iPod.

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Going to put these on my IPad tonight, to give my parents an opportunity to try them out and learn some new literacy skills!

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Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

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Very handy matrix to help you plan for Universal Design in your classroom. 

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Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Geography Based Game ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
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Great Google based game. I even learned a thing or three playing it! 

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Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report

Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to …
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We need to ensure that we are using technology purposefully. No longer is technology purposeful if it is simply used to engage students in their learning. 

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Smart Amp tutorials - IWB - Notebook - SmartBoards and teacher dashboard

Smart Amp tutorials - IWB - Notebook - SmartBoards and teacher dashboard | Education Highlights! | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Resourceful tool for teachers using SMART boards in their classroom, and SMART Notebook.

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