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Learning to Code

Learning to Code | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“ I had an interesting question asked of me recently. "What's the best way for a teacher to learn how to code - take a class or learn online?" I searched my mind for the best answer. First, as you k...”
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Why we code and why we teach it

Why we code and why we teach it | Education Reform | Scoop.it
"This year is the start of something special in education: computers are starting to be seen as an opportunity, not just a smarter typewriter. Since the new computing curriculum was announced last year, there has been renewed interest in teaching children how to program computers and not just use them to run applications"
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A Case for Student-Centered Learning | iGenerat...

A Case for Student-Centered Learning | iGenerat... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“Good news for students and schools: A new study, released last week by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), looks closely at four schools that are achieving positive outco (RT @TDOttawa: A Case for Student-Centered Learning...”
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15 Fascinating Facts About Google | iGeneration...

15 Fascinating Facts About Google | iGeneration... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“Having turned 15 years old, Google has grown beyond its idealistic beginnings to emerge as one of the most dominant technology corporations on the planet.”
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Google now lets Chrome OS users access their Wi...

Google now lets Chrome OS users access their Wi... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“Google today announced it has partnered with VMWare to bring Windows access to Chrome OS. More specifically, if you own a Chromebook, you can now use VMware Horizon DaaS to manage your ...”
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Making Friends With Failure - Edutopia

Making Friends With Failure - Edutopia | Education Reform | Scoop.it
"No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recast these situations right, we learn to create a new normal, to persevere, to learn to be more flexible, or to redirect our energies."
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Apple recognizes iPad reading program in Flagstaff public schools

Apple recognizes iPad reading program in Flagstaff public schools | Education Reform | Scoop.it
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Flagstaff's public school district has been recognized by Apple for a reading program that uses technology to engage students.
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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - ...

Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - ... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - great resources, white papers, and resource kits on Elementary Technology Education curated by rwestby (Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - great resources, white papers, and reso...
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Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds

Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.
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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Cen...

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Cen... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Sheri Edwards's insight: This is where many teachers are thinking towards, but are always pulled back from; schools are tied up in past histories and present pundits -- both with managed mandates.
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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know | Education Reform | Scoop.it
7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know (7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know http://t.co/Tp3rfRttco #ipaded #edtech)...
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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School | Education Reform | Scoop.it
This school year I joined the staff of a 1:1 high school here in Philadelphia. Students at the school have access to their own devices, which they take home with them. Although I've taught for many y
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia | Education Reform | Scoop.it
"Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?"
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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Cen...

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Cen... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“It is true that the work is subjective but at least it captures the essence of the transformational change that has befell education in the 21st century . Check it out below and share with us what you think of it.”
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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learn...

The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learn... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (RT @TDOttawa: The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning - http://t.co/SH6t3v9Cra...”;
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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Cen...

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Cen... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.”
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Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App

Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App | Education Reform | Scoop.it
“Evernote's an amazingly powerful notebook app. But it can also be rather overwhelming at first. Here's everything you need to get started with Evernote and get your info saved into notes, organized with notebooks and tags. You'll even learn how to clip anything you find online into your notebook, and search like a pro. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: App Training, Productivity, Evernote”
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Love my notebook that syncs to my notes as well
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Why we code and why we teach it

Why we code and why we teach it | Education Reform | Scoop.it
"This year is the start of something special in education: computers are starting to be seen as an opportunity, not just a smarter typewriter. Since the new computing curriculum was announced last year, there has been renewed interest in teaching children how to program computers and not just use them to run applications"
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21st Century Technology Use in Schools: Guidelines for Principals - Center for Educational Improvement

21st Century Technology Use in Schools: Guidelines for Principals - Center for Educational Improvement | Education Reform | Scoop.it
By Victoria Zelvin and Christine Mason. How is your school handling 21st century technology, personalizing instruction, and innovating in the digital age?
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A Teacher's Life for Me: Testing: The Enemy of Life-Long Learning

A Teacher's Life for Me: Testing: The Enemy of Life-Long Learning | Education Reform | Scoop.it
Teacher, Runner, Coach, Photographer, Travel Lover, and Disney Geek. Passionate about math that isn't calculation, assessment that isn't grading, Problem Based Learning, and improving education. EdTech Chat 'n Chew ...
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Google+ for Schools - by Eric Curts - Google Drive

Great resource. MT @joycevalenza: Google+ for Schools Manual: http://t.co/4NPMHz2rNO #smedchat #edtech
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10 interactive math apps for K-12 students | iG...

10 interactive math apps for K-12 students | iG... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
These interactive math apps, aimed at students of all ages and grade levels, are sure to help boost engagement and classroom participation.
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Twitter / PrincipalMS: At Principally Speaking Network ...

Twitter / PrincipalMS: At Principally Speaking Network ... | Education Reform | Scoop.it
At Principally Speaking Network with Dr. Mark Edwards - Every Child, Every Day - A Digital Conversion Model #edtech http://t.co/9mD5lRFyTr
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The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom

The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom | Education Reform | Scoop.it
The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom (RT @AngelaMaiers: The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom http://t.co/4Z3e2M1tUB via @TeachThought #edtech)...
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John Gougoulis's curator insight, January 20, 12:13 AM

You hear a lot about this and the pros and cons, but like all approaches and strategies to teaching and learning they have a time and place and form part of the mosaic that is the craft of teaching.