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A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about @Edmodo

A Handy Guide to Everything Teachers Need to Know about @Edmodo | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:27 PM
Even though you may use Edmodo daily -handy to have
Susan's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:35 AM

Edmodo is great.  The best things about it are that you create a safe place for your students and it's totally free!

carldowse's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:27 PM

Covers the basics in setting up and using this user-friendly virtual learning environment

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Gone Google Story Builder

Gone Google Story Builder | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Robin Good's comment, Today, 1:36 AM
It's called "Gone" because while you can see what it does, it's not active anymore and you can't really save your work.
Cynthia (Cindy) DePoy's curator insight, Today, 3:00 AM

Would like to try this with students.

michalistol's curator insight, Today, 1:10 PM
Είναι ενδιαφέρον και διασκεδαστικό. Δοκιμάστε το.
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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.


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diane gusa's comment, April 16, 9:35 AM
Yes! As an online learner and teacher I found the absence of best practices for online learning missing in all my Mooc participation. It would better be termed distance learning, falling back to the correspondence education of the past.
cioccas's curator insight, April 16, 6:33 PM

This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

Alberto del Mazo's curator insight, April 18, 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

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New! Blended Learning Infographic

New! Blended Learning Infographic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Blended learning incorporates multiple methods of instruction in order to customize the learning experience for each student, leading to increased student interaction and engagement."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 9:41 PM

The blended classroom is beginning to happen in many school districts. This infographic provides a great overview of blended learning. In addition to the section shown above, which looks at how teacher-led instruction connects to quality digital learning time to group work and projects (and the ongoing cycle) you will find sections on:

* Turning Computer Time into Quality Learning Time

* Empowering Teachers with Real-Time Student Performance Information

* Tying It All Together

Online learning happens in a variety of ways. This post looks at some of the critical features that must be included for an online or blended class to be successful.

Coolwired's curator insight, April 16, 2:31 PM

This Infographic  illustrates the best of both worlds in modern education!

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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Elizabeth Brookfield's curator insight, April 8, 5:35 AM

Must check a few of these out...

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Learning, Discovering, and Creating with iPads: What have iPads done to my room?!...Come Take A Look

Learning, Discovering, and Creating with iPads: What have iPads done to my room?!...Come Take A Look | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"In my classroom, my students are collaborating together on projects, proudly sharing their creativity, asking thought provoking questions, celebrating classmates successes, and mending disappointments.  I spent some time this week just watching my class.  My students were having conversations with each other and as I took the time to listen, those conversations were revolving around students' work. Through these conversations, my students are learning! "


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How Secure Are Your Documents In Google Drive?

How Secure Are Your Documents In Google Drive? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I use Google Drive every day. While Word is still my go-to for writing, Drive is my home base for storing documents and cataloging the test results I collect while reviewing computer hardware.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 5, 1:43 PM

Fascinating! Confirms what I thought or hoped! LOL


Basically, it would take a screw up on my part to be insecure!

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How To Use The Google Research Tool - Edudemic

How To Use The Google Research Tool - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, we shared some of Google’s lesser known tools that can be put to use in your classroom, and we received a number of questions about a couple of them. One was voice commenting, which we went into much greater detail on yesterday. Today, we’re going to give a quick overview …

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iYoga for Anatomy - Class Tech Tips

iYoga for Anatomy - Class Tech Tips | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"If you’re teaching physical education or anatomy in your classroom iYoga is a neat resource to bring into discussions.  This app lets users explore how muscles contract and stretch during yoga poses and even includes practice sessions combining different poses."


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Science for Kids

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Looks interesting but requires flash video player that my ipad is struggling with . 

 

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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Flipping The Flipped Classroom - Motion Infographics For STEM Learning

Flipping The Flipped Classroom - Motion Infographics For STEM Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"At its simplest, a flipped format can involve a teacher inviting students to view YouTube videos at home as a preview to the day's topic. At its most rigorous, a flipped curriculum involves teachers writing, producing, directing, editing, and posting their own original lessons -- complete with custom narrations and visualizations -- via third-party applications."


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 16, 9:11 AM

Flipping The Flipped Classroom

Paul Wilson's curator insight, March 16, 10:02 AM

The flipped classroom is a useful tool. Motion infographics are a great idea - I hope I can make the time to make some.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:13 PM

These motion infographics look interesting. I wonder if I can find content for my class?

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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'Genius hour': Students, what would you like to learn today?

Some schools are building in time for students to work on passion projects -- an idea inspired by Google's 20% time.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 7:58 PM

I think this is workable. As a teacher, I asked students what they wanted to learn and worked with them to connect their ideas to the curricula.

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.

 


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Boy Toy Casual Wear's curator insight, April 18, 1:09 PM

We live in a fascinating time if you really think about it. Nothing is impossible anymore. It's just a matter of time!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 6:24 PM

We are seeing some of these technologies now in schools, but maybe higher education places/spaces will be the leaders with a flow on effect to the schools. Regardless, it is still important to prepare our students for this transition. 

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, Today, 4:53 AM

To whom the bell tolls? To the governments to finance the education in a proper way and to foresee the need to modernize the processes at schools and to teachers to embrace the new technologies and let them go with the flow and learn how to adapt and use IT for meaningful purposes. 

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A Study of Best Practices for Online Courses based on Marzano

A Study of Best Practices for Online Courses based on Marzano | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 6, 1:29 PM

Many schools are exploring online instruction as a component of education (including K-12). If you are interested in learning how one organization (edmentum) had the Marzano Research Laboratory review "the impact of strategies on student academic outcomes in an online learning environment." The report explores best practices in three areas:

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Involving Routine Events - This area covers six best practices, including

  * Communicating course /assignment rules and procedures

  * Allowing students to keep track of their learning progress

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Enacted on the Spot - This area also discusses six best practices, including:

  * Providing help to understand and practice new knowledge

  * Allowing students to ask questions during online course/assignment

* Marzano Dimension: Strategies Addressing Content - This area has only one practice: 

 * Adding external resources to assignments aligned to local objectives

There is a page devoted to each of the best practices. This information may not be new to you, but if teaching online is new to you there are great suggestions to help you design a course (or teach a course) that will lead to a more successful implementation. 

The link to this file is located at:  http://www.edmentum.com/sites/edmentum.com/files/resource/media/0317-01%20Marzano_eBook.pdf 

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 7:54 AM

Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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How to Enable AirPlay Mirroring in iOS 7 to Stream an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Display Wirelessly

How to Enable AirPlay Mirroring in iOS 7 to Stream an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Display Wirelessly | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"AirPlay Mirroring sends exactly what is on the iPhone or iPad screen wirelessly over to an Apple TV or a compatible AirPlay receiver app on a Mac or PC like Reflector or XBMC, including the audio stream if one is available. This mirroring feature is great for demonstrations, presentations, picture slideshows, watching video on a larger screen, gaming on a bigger display, recording an iOS device screen, and so much more."


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iPad/iPod Resources

iPad/iPod Resources | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Great list of free apps from TCEA!


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Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, April 6, 7:49 PM

This list of apps is created by an American organisation, TCEA.  The apps may not be available in Australia. They cover the primary and secondary sectors.  The list is extensive and is updated regularly.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 7, 10:27 AM

This is a nice list of free apps organised by section of school.

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 8:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 8:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 18, 12:04 AM

Some great ideas

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Best document editing apps for iPad: Pages, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, and more! - iMore

Best document editing apps for iPad: Pages, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, and more! - iMore | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Whether you're a college student doing research or a professional drafting up proposals, these are the very best document editing apps for iPad! The iPad is a great writing utility and that includes editing and drafting documents, no matter what kind of work you do. From embedding images and charts to writing a term paper for college, there are lots of App Store apps for iPad that...

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 28, 8:16 AM
Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.
Carla Gordon's curator insight, March 29, 1:09 PM

I love Flipboard and use it as a supplementary textbook filled with literature notes that I have gleaned off the Internet for my pupils or that I have created myself on Google Drive. I have connected my Twitter account to Flipboard, so I can send tweets of my material, which can then easily be flipped into a magazine of my choice. 

carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

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8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Practical Tools to Easily Gather Student Feeback ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 16, 3:58 AM

students co-design many of our products and services .. easier ways to engage in real time is always welcome

Winners Education's curator insight, March 16, 6:12 AM

Student self-assessment is now easy to share! 

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Avatar Creators - Web tools for kids

Avatar Creators - Web tools for kids | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 12:04 AM

Always looking for good avatar creators for students to use on their edmodo accounts. 

Profesor Mills's comment, March 20, 6:33 PM
Most of these link to advertisements for commercial brands or websites that no longer exist
john dimitriou's curator insight, March 26, 6:58 AM

Asking students to create or identify themselves through an avatar to explain how something works or how it is made allows students to package information in a way that it helps them to unpack knowledge. Becoming personally and emotionally invested helps to engage learners. They take ownership.

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STEM App Collection: The Amazing Digestive Journey - TeachThought

STEM App Collection: The Amazing Digestive Journey - TeachThought | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 14, 10:24 PM

Tip o the Hat to John Evans!

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5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices

5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Classroom management is a challenging skill which I consistently strive to improve on a regular basis. Often, people believe that managing a classroom that has employed technology requires a whole new approach and skill set. However, I have found that many traditional methods of classroom management readily translate to the technological rich schoolroom – with some slight modification.

 


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Character Minutes's curator insight, March 13, 1:30 PM

Like the idea of 2 eyes, 2 feet...so important!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 3:16 AM
5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices
Nicky Mohan's curator insight, March 17, 10:02 PM

Classroom management is a fundamental skill regardless whether we are using high tech, low tech or no tech