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Bringing Robotics and Digital Curriculum to the Center of the Class

Elad Inbar CEO & Founder of RobotLAB Inc talking with the Learning Counsel about STEM, robotics and the ways in which schools can use technology t

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25 Dollar Store Teacher Tips You Prob Haven't Seen Yet

25 Dollar Store Teacher Tips You Prob Haven't Seen Yet | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Helpful ideas no matter what grade you teach!

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What is Digital Literacy?

What is Digital Literacy? | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Every educator is familiar with the concept of literacy—the ability to read and write. A person who is illiterate, who cannot read or write, will inevitably struggle to get along in society. It’s impossible to go on to higher education or get a high-paying job without the ability to read and write. Even daily tasks, like reading a newspaper or filling out job applications, are difficult for an illiterate person. In today’s world, literacy goes beyond just the basic ability to comprehend text. Today’s students will also need to master a new skill—digital literacy. Cornell University defines digital literacy as …

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Tim Boileau's curator insight, June 4, 11:32 AM
"One of the most important components of digital literacy is the ability to not just find, but also to evaluate, information."
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Millennials Are Struggling With Face To Face Communication: Here's Why

Millennials Are Struggling With Face To Face Communication: Here's Why | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

We love talking about what millennials know. As a group that’s become the dominant force in the workforce, we applaud their smarts on tech, social media, and even the age-old practice of branding. Yes, millennials might arguably be one of the overall most intelligent generations to come around. However, that’s not to say they still don’t have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to face-to-face communication.

As the generation that grew up with communication becoming more efficient via digital, their biggest strength could also be a critical weakness. While the way they say things has become more direct, their messages sometimes lack. Why?

Because as one of the first to grow up in a digital world, they’ve been afforded a privilege not found in our day-to-day.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 8:52 PM
To connect is technical .and temporary. To relate is to communicate and live in community. It provides a sense of belonging to a place and people.

It is not just the millenials who struggle. I have seen "teachers" who could not conduct a decent conversation or greet me properly because they were too busy on their Twitter feed.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 2, 8:29 AM

 


Practice  practice practice why  leadership programs should be built around conversations and communicating in the workplace.

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Drones Can Be Fun—and Educational

Drones Can Be Fun—and Educational | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Check out a variety of ways schools might use drones as a teaching tool.

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A Solution for Student Disengagement

A Solution for Student Disengagement | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 1:13 PM
" What is one memory you have about a time in school when you felt strongly connected to other students? What is one memory you have about a time in school when you felt strongly disconnected from other students? Think back to someone—an adult or peer—in your school experience who threw you a lifeline. He or she knew you and cared about you, and this person’s caring made a positive difference in your life"

This is the at the heart of currere, which is an autobiographical way to understand curriculum. How do we engage students? First, (re)member what it was like to be a student. Second, learn who you students are and what interestes them.
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Learn To Teach #Coding Over The Summer - @JonSamuelson

Learn To Teach #Coding Over The Summer - @JonSamuelson | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"SERIOUSLY


It is super simple with CodeCampus! Watch the video below for a 2 minute description of what the site can do for your teaching. 

This is a great opportunity! CodeCampus gives you FREE easy to follow tutorial videos, so you can learn the basics of Scratch in about 4-5 hours."


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Santiago Salazar Romero's curator insight, May 26, 10:22 PM
Have you ever wanted to take technology in your classroom or school, but you do not have the skills or the sources? 
Well, CodeCampus has the solution. It is an application that allows you to join free and have access to a world of tech possibilities for your school. You can help your peers join and you can improve your skills with its tutorials either on your own or in a study group. Also, you will have a platform with access to a lot of lesson plans and sources to develop lessons in your schools. Again, we have the apps on our side, they are just waiting to be discovered by us.
Kim Auld's comment, May 27, 2:31 AM
A good starting point for teachers wanting to learn how to code and keep up with the times. I am keen to see what insights I can learn from this as a self-taught scratch user.
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5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Boys love anything with a screen! What’s on the screen engages them, rewards them and keeps them coming back for more. Screens = pleasure. What boys don’t love, especially 9- to 14-year-old boys, is reading and …

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3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP

3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Fancy a 3D printed robot for your home? Here’s a list of the best 3D printed robots you can print in one go, assemble or even buy as a kit.



Robots! We just love them: 3D printing and robots are a match made in mechanical heaven. So, we’ve made a short list on the best 3D printed robot projects you can find out there. This list is divided into two parts.

Working programmable 3D printable robots that are programmable, move and actually do things. They usually have to be assembled, which takes some basic knowledge of electronics and 3D printing. Their “brains” usually are powered by an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other microcomputers. Start right here.
Printable 3D printable robots (without a function) for your shelf, desk, etc. They can be 3D printed in several parts or one go. Jump here to see them.

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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“ It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames. Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 2016 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 2016 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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Playing Games Can Yield Serious Learning

Playing Games Can Yield Serious Learning | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An atmosphere of playfulness may work wonders not only for creating community and building student engagement but also for fostering learning outcomes.

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How Sharing on Social Media Helped Me Become a Better Educator

How Sharing on Social Media Helped Me Become a Better Educator | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I used to think Twitter was just for celebrities. What they wore, who they’re with, and where they went. Then, I discovered that the true superstars on Twitter

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 2, 2016 11:00 AM

When I went to the CSLA conference in San Diego in February, I was shocked at how few library professionals who attended were on social media. Deborah Ford presented about marketing for school libraries, and asked for a show of hands: Who's on Twitter? Pinterest? Facebook? Who uses these SM tools for work? Hardly anyone in the room was!  

 

This is a great article to share with any educator who is hesitant to get started with social media!

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This is why Finland has the best schools

This is why Finland has the best schools | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just abou
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Gorgeous Disney-inspired baby names

Gorgeous Disney-inspired baby names | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We take a look at the most unique and beautiful names and their meanings from Disney films. From Frozen to The Little Mermaid, which one is your favourite?

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 8:04 AM

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

 

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

 

Fortunately, there are an increasing number of programs that are designed to do just that. At the college level, programs like Stanford's d.school teach design thinking and entrepreneurship classes have become standard in business school curriculums. More recently, a wide variety of secondary school level programs have begun to take hold and are giving students a leg up.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

MrBieb's curator insight, June 16, 5:05 AM

Toch dient er altijd een basis aan begrippen (woordenschat) kennis geleerd te worden alvorens überhaupt de berg aan informatie beklommen of uitgespit kan worden.Klassiek onderwijs blijft nodig.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 9:46 AM
Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate
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Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life

Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life | Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, that Apple believes it could be anyone's first programming language. That's why it went ahead and created Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. Now, a year after its release, Apple is ready to expand its educational repertoire. With the June 5th release of Swift Playgrounds 1.5, Apple's app will also teach kids to program robots and drones.
Gallery: Program robots and drones with Apple's Swift Playgrounds 

What this means is that kids will be able to program and control a variety of Bluetooth-enabled robots and toys right within the Swift Playgrounds app. So instead of just tapping around on a touchscreen to move virtual characters, kids can write snippets of Swift code and translate them to physical robot actions. At launch, Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will be compatible with the following third-party toys: Lego Mindstorms Education EV3, Sphero SPRK+ robotic ball, Parrot's Mambo, Rolling Spider and Airborne mini-drones, UBTECH's Jimu Robot MeeBot Kit, Wonder Workshop's Dash robot and Skoog, a tactile cube speaker. It bears mentioning that there are already several toys out there that aims to teach code to kids, but Apple's solution is one of a few -- if not the only one -- that uses a genuine programming language instead of just block-based code."


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Interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots

Interactive tool helps novices and experts make custom robots | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new interactive design tool enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3-D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 30, 8:28 PM

So cool, gotta check this out! 

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This French school is using facial recognition to find out when students aren’t paying attention

This French school is using facial recognition to find out when students aren’t paying attention | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A business school in Paris will soon begin using artificial intelligence and facial analysis to determine whether students are paying attention in class. The software, called Nestor, will b

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 4:56 PM
Was this what we intended? It certainly does not appear to be the democratization of schooling.
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A Powerful Way to End the School Year

A Powerful Way to End the School Year | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of our strategies that teachers enjoy using at the end of the school year is a practical, easy-to-use tool we call Celebrating Learning With Year Mapping. This activity gives your current students a chance to feel good about what they’ve learned and provides incoming students an opportunity to see real evidence that they can be successful learners in the coming school year. And it gives teachers a chance to enjoy seeing students share what they’ve learned and to internalize their successful teaching.

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8 Best Coding Games For Kids

8 Best Coding Games For Kids | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teach your kids programming with these exciting coding games for kids. Have a look at these best 8 best learn to code games for kids and choose the one your kid will love the most.

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When you’re a kid, Pokémon Go is a portal to a magical world

When you’re a kid, Pokémon Go is a portal to a magical world | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you’re an adult, the augmented reality aspect of Pokémon Go — where animated pokémon are overlaid on top of the real world — is mostly good for jokes. It’s like a handy meme-generator tacke

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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

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María Medín's curator insight, July 4, 2016 1:39 PM
una forma muy gráfica de ayudarnos a ver las cosas de otra manera
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Portfolios hold new promise for schools

Portfolios hold new promise for schools | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Decades ago, portfolio assessment meant finding room for bulging binders stuffed with paper. But digital technologies that make it far easier to collect, curate, share and store student work have dismantled the physical barriers that once made portfolio assessment daunting.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 20, 2016 9:52 AM
For years schools have tried to create digital portfolios. Here are some examples using tools like Google Docs. 
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The most popular 3D printing pen gets a makeover – meet the 3Doodler Create

The most popular 3D printing pen gets a makeover – meet the 3Doodler Create | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It’s been a couple of years since we first tried out the 3Doodler – a pen that lets you draw in three dimensions using molten plastic. Now the company is back with its latest offering – the 3Doodler Create, bringing improved reliability and some cool new design elements.

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Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Unite for Literacy is a social enterprise that provides digital access to picture books, narrated in immigrant and indigenous languages. They are for everyone, for free, forever. We know that literacy is at the core of a healthy community, and so we UNITE with partners to create Picture Book Abundance and enable all families to read with their young children.

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