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Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.


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Voice Dream: Text To Speech App

Voice Dream: Text To Speech App | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it
Text To Speech Reader App for iPhone and iPad

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 Kristine Blumer's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:12 AM

Great for Education and the person who struggles with reading.

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

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Additional categories include:

* Curriculum Mapping

* Lesson Planning

* Learner Choice

* Student Support

* Classroom Management

Each category has four tips. Four tips (each from a different category) are below. To see the full infographic click  through to the post.

* Technology is a means, not an end

* Bloom’s Taxonomy (or related learning taxonomies) is/are used to move students from basic to complex thinking daily

* Rigor is omnipresent, from bell ringers and quizzes to accountable talk and assessments

* There are exemplar models immediately accessible to students of all important work and activities

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2013 8:13 AM

Some good reminders in here.

Debbie Goodis's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:16 AM

Can these posters be purchased and printed?

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...

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The future of education?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:48 PM

This is an interesting video.

M.A.P.'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:14 PM

From learning the content shifts to learning the tools so that students can create and recreate the content.  A paradigm shift indeed.  

 

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Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC | matbury.com | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time. Registration opens on 19th August 2013 and the course starts on 1st September 2013. There are no fees for taking the course and successful participants will be awarded a Mozilla Open Badges course completion badge that they can add to their Open Badges backpack.


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:20 AM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre. 

Ruedi Grob's comment, August 13, 2013 6:10 AM
that will be great :-)
Olivier Alzéari's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:09 PM

Vous utilisez Moodle ?  Ou vous envisagez de créer des cours en ligne ?  Alors, participez gratuitement au MOOC qui démarre le premier septembre 2013. (dixit Marco Bertolini)

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Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration

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"SAMR is an acronym that I have been hearing quite a bit lately on the Internet.  It was also referred to at several of the sessions I attended at ISTE13.


SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.  The SAMR Model represents a way to look at the different levels of integrating technology into the classroom."


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Looking to use this model this year.

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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:05 PM

Cool 120 sec video!

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Considering the Benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program

REFLECTION
Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension -
how can it improve the music education for beginners ?

Physiological Base

The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age , when they are taught to count and this system is learned by children quite firmly , since it is often used in their daily life. But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and, naturally, requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching, children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally, it slows down rate of training, causes psycho-emotional discomfort , lowers the child’s interest to music. Therefore , in the initial stage of teaching , besides work with the generally accepted music grammar , will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period. This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar, but at the initial stages of musical education, the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful , as it speeds up teaching of children.

Neurophysiological Aspect

It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information, including musical one, cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism. The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective, has a practical result, but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psycho - emotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, the muscular system and others. For this purpose , the experimental researches are to be performed, namely: ENG, EMG, EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in the note signs compared to the load that a child has received in perception of the music information written down in number signs.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols. Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability ( min – max ) and amplitude of muscle tension , depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument. The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains, on the scientific point of view, the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands, and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.
The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity and to detect the new creative abilities.

Parallel Description

In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multi–step combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For en integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses is transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psycho-emotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music- educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:40 AM

Well said.

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

David Grant, who guides the school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project. He says Fading Footprints, which became a model for King and Expeditionary Learning Schools, doesn't take an entire school, or even a team of twelve, to plan and carry out; one or two teachers can tailor this one to fit their time and resources.


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Jo Laretive's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:44 AM

A great guide for planning guided inquiry with teams.

Courtney Nicolou's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:06 AM

A school librarian writes about changing the librarian stereotype and making the school media center a fun place for students.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:01 PM

A methodical and practical approach to project-based learning, aligning well with the real world aspects of guided inquiry.

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Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.


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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

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Top city charter schools will teach regular public schools how to better educate students in a new initiative funded by a $4.5 million state grant, Education officials said.
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Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide

Google+ for Schools- A Must Read Guide | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

"Google+ for Schools is a short guide created by Eric Curts, a Google certified teacher. This document walks you through a step by step process to learn everything you need in order to start leveraging the power of this social networking platform in schools."


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Robert Kibaya's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:43 AM

#web2icm #CommunicationWB

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@harisha Surely it is and makes life easy
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:25 PM

Thank you for sharing. I use Google + in my classroom.

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How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to figure out how to use popular social bookmarking service Pinterest with Bloom's Taxonomy. That is, after you see this guide!

 

We’re big fans of both Pinterest and Bloom’s Taxonomy. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this handy (and printable! Click here for the PDF!) guide designed to inform you how to use Pinterest with Bloom’s Taxonomy. It showcases a couple dozen (25) ways to integrate Bloom’s with Pinning. From building a resource board to defining vocabulary on a board with captions and images, there’s a lot of work to be done thanks to this graphic.


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Nicole Fishman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:44 AM

Love the concept...since we have moved on to Webbs DOK I would transfer over the concept to DOK

Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:11 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
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Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Visual on Paperless Class Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

"Here is a wonderful step by step guide on how teachers can use Google Drive iPad app to create, distribute, submit, grade and return assignments. The guide starts with setting up a Gmail for students and moves on to how students can create and share a folder with their teacher.It also provides examples on how teachers can create a class folder with a variety of subfolders. the next part covers how teachers can create and submit assignments using apps like iWork which allows students to open Google Drive and upload their assignments. Next is a section on how teachers can collect, grade and return students assignments."


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Jim Goldsmith's comment, August 9, 2013 9:57 AM
A useful guide to using Gmail, Google Drive, etc. to manage student assignments and reduce (if not eliminate) paper in the classroom.
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Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text by Expeditionary Learning | EngageNY

Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text by Expeditionary Learning | EngageNY | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it
Searching for ways to get Ss to understand what they read- teacher has a process we could use with older Ss #edchat http://t.co/H3U9qkwUb1

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Mobile Transforming Online Education for Digital Natives

Mobile Transforming Online Education for Digital Natives | Educational Revolution | Scoop.it

Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO, sees mobile technology offering a new way of learning everything from software coding to salsa dancing. "I think the biggest change is you can carry your mobile device in the classroom.


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This is a provocative assertion that is worth debating.

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