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6 Useful Apps for Teaching Kids how to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Useful Apps for Teaching Kids how to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Below is a list of some interesting web tools that you can use with your kids and students to help them learn coding. I have only included the most popular platforms and the ones I have personally tried. Have a look and as always your feedback is welcome."


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A great list to get started with, I'm also going to use the programming lessons found at the Khan academy.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:58 PM

Coding might be fun for a lot of students.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:19 AM

Excellent post! I have a 10 year old and a 13 year old, I wonder if they will like different ones.  

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The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The rate at which you learn and progress in the world depends on how willing you are to weigh the merit of new ideas, even if you don’t instinctively like them. Perhaps especially if you don’t like them.

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Abel Linares's curator insight, October 7, 11:53 AM
The ability to change your mind is a superpower.
Suzana Biseul PRo's curator insight, October 8, 9:22 AM
Staying open-minded won’t happen by accident.
Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, October 8, 1:59 PM
"Closed-minded people focus much more on being understood than on understanding others..." - tout est dit!
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9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers

9 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology

32 Educational Websites Organized by Content Area curated by Educators' Technology | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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David Baker's curator insight, September 18, 7:23 PM
Multiple sites support strong application in schools.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, September 21, 1:45 PM
Excelente recopilación. Siempre hay algo nuevo para probar
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 27, 2:20 AM
32 Educational Websites
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Create an online quiz game board in minutes

Create an online quiz game board in minutes | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Broken Crayons Have a Purpose

Broken Crayons Have a Purpose | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I came across this poster by Toby Mac the other day and couldn’t help but find it incredibly fitting for my current thoughts. REAL Students For some students, the start of school is the most …

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 3:54 PM

Great blog post! Something actually that I was thinking of last week & didn't put into words - on a page! As LAZY as I am, it's good someone else wrote it up! & WAY more eloquently than I couda! 

 

A LOT of our kids LOVE school because it's the most safe & reliable environment that they have in their life. Never forget that. 

 

That's ALSO why some of our kids get squirrely before and after a holiday. 

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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors - EdSurge News

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors - EdSurge News | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education i

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 30, 5:29 PM

Shared by Paige Johnson - My comment: Agree that this is not surprising but certainly disappointing - thank goodness Paige you're fighting the good fight! Please continue mentoring women, paying it forward, & creating opportunities whenever possible. Cheers!

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 30, 6:00 PM

As others have said, this is not surprising though it remains a disappointment. We can only hope that women who are in the position to help will continue to mentor, encourage, and promote strong women candidates.

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7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) | #ModernEDU

7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) | #ModernEDU | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

One thing is for sure, social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. I can only imagine what might be next! As a result, our students need skills to win at life in a digital world. The ability to use social media to support life goals and possibilities can be a game-changer. I know it has been very powerful for me in my professional life.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Social+Media

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 30, 1:26 PM

This social media infographic will help you understand social media advantages.

Rosemarri Klamn's curator insight, July 31, 7:56 AM

These are compelling reasons to practice social media in schools as it helps engage parents, the community, and the world.  Teaching digital citizenship is another key aspect of responsible use of social media for students and parents!

La French witch's curator insight, August 13, 9:24 PM
7 bonnes raisons d'utiliser les médias sociaux dans ses pratiques d'enseignement, pour une expérience d'apprentissage alliant l'engagement, le partage, le lien entre les acteurs de l'apprentissage, l'ouverture au monde et l'exploitation stratégique (après un tri sélectif) de tout ce que le numérique a de mieux à offrir à l’apprenant. Pour une expérience d'apprentissage stimulante, interactive et moderne, oui au multimédia dans l'enseignement ! 
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Smart Seating Charts: The Key to Better Student Performance?

Smart Seating Charts: The Key to Better Student Performance? | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers have long known that not every student is perfectly suited to traditional classroom setups, but with budgets tight, doling out individual attention is not always a reality. What if there was a way to make the traditional classroom setting work better for everyone though? Research has found that classroom seating arrangements have a great impact on student performance and behavior.  A study done by Angela Hammang at Montana State University found that when carefully crafted seating charts were in effect, teachers were twice as successful reaching students and that the attainment of lower ability students was doubled. In her …
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29 Practical Ways to Empower Learners in Your Classroom

29 Practical Ways to Empower Learners in Your Classroom | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“Yea, but what does it look like?”

This is the question I hear and see most frequently online and at conferences when someone mentions the phrase empower students. 

As someone who just released a book with the title, Empower, I have gone in-depth talking about the differences between compliance (forcing kids to pay attention to our content), engagement (getting kids excited about our content), and empowerment (kids excited to learn on their own).

Bill Ferriter sums up the difference perfectly in this blog post with a visual:

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Scott Olson's curator insight, July 17, 12:27 PM
We owe it to our youth to motivate them to want to learn. However we can not make them learn. There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to cultivate learning in the classroom.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 17, 2:17 PM
Excellent suggestions to engage learners in your classroom. Check these out!
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12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology

12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About - Educators Technology | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Here is a handy infographic we designed specifically for teachers and students. The visual is based on a post we published here a few days ago featuring a total of 15 practical iPad tips to help you make the best of this device in education. Some of the features mentioned in the earlier post relate to Safari, we omitted those and kept only the ones that are strictly technical."


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 11, 9:23 AM
Simple but critical tips!
 
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 11, 10:14 PM

as says the guru:

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Simple but critical tips!
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How To Teach Students To Research Without (or in addition to ) Google by Jane Healey

How To Teach Students To Research Without (or in addition to ) Google by Jane Healey | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

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InnovateLibrary's curator insight, June 17, 3:29 PM

Some good takeaways for teaching critical research skills.  #curation #scaffolding #exemplars

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 19, 2:22 AM
Très bon post pour dire qu'il faut remplacer les recherches dans Google par des recherches plus spécifiques, et puis d'autres conseils en plus.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 23, 8:44 AM
Expanding student research possibilities without Google - TeachThought
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12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.

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Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic By Alex Summers

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic By Alex Summers | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Today's educators must now ask themselves whether or not taking notes on a laptop has a detrimental effect on their student's performance.

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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 12, 8:48 PM
The basic act of writing something down sets off a process in our brains that essentially helps us remember things better. On the other hand, using a laptop in class to take notes during lectures can also enable students search for more information on the topic, maximising their exposure to the material.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 12, 9:11 PM

Yes. ;) Thanks to Tom D'Amico. 

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Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think

Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The challenge is not information storage but information processing. It's not about information itself but how to use information. The teaching of creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem-solving, and a love of learning itself will be critical to transitioning from the industrial age to the automated age.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 3, 1:26 AM

Have to agree with this.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, October 3, 4:50 PM
All educators need to examine their practice to motivate learners to want to learn
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 8:45 AM
The 21st Century teaching and learning environment teach students how to think vs. what to think.
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16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students

16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This fall Pearson introduced an “immersive digital learning tool” called Revel that reimagines the textbook as a multimedia experience replete with videos, interactive exercises, and animated infographics. The goal, Pearson’s Stephen Frail tells me, is to make the course materials “more compelling than Facebook,” which after all is only “one click away” whenever a student is doing coursework on her computer or tablet.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 15, 1:12 AM

Takes a while to get to the point, but worth reading.

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MATH YouTube channels curated by Educators' Technology

MATH YouTube channels curated by Educators' Technology | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Its tremendous :)
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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift 

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift  | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

 

5 Growth Mindset Practices

In their groundbreaking book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker say it clearly when pointing out the issue that comes about when change initiatives are considered "a task to complete rather than an ongoing process." If we really want to improve our schools, our work, and the education of our students, we can do so by adopting a new mindset -- for everyone -- that would include:

Being humble enough to accept that there are things about ourselves and our practices that can improveBecoming part of professional teams that value constructive critique instead of criticismTreating setbacks as formative struggles within the learning process instead of summative failuresRealizing the restrictive role that timelines can play in reaching high standards, and using foundational philosophies such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to map systems so that everyone's growth is supportedCreate flexible grouping at all times so that nobody's trapped in any one course level or particular type of work.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 

 


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 28, 6:43 PM
Growth mindset applies not just to students, but to teachers and administrators as well.  We must support all individuals as they develop and grow.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 2, 2:45 PM
Growth mindset is about an approach to life not another tool for teaching. Teachers can shift away from this tool-approach by looking at growth mindset as a way to develop as a person not get better grades. 
Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 3, 6:47 PM
An interesting read - worth reflecting on what we mean by a 'growth mindset'.
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The Bloom's Taxonomy periodic table of activities for inspired learning

The Bloom's Taxonomy periodic table of activities for inspired learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Many of our readers have enjoyed the Bloom’s Taxonomy resources we’ve shared in the past, with the Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs Poster heading up the list. Now we’ve got another one we think you’ll enjoy—check out the Bloom’s Taxonomy Periodic Table from us here at the GDCF.

It features 6 different groups of “elements” that reveal fun and challenging activities corresponding to some of those Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs. Use it for enhancing lessons at every level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, or combine some of the activities for even more inspired learning. These can be used both as learning and as quick assessment-on-the-go activities to suit your needs.

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, July 23, 7:02 PM
I like the simplicity of application
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28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought

28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies - via teachthought | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Celeste Elizabeth's curator insight, July 16, 9:02 AM

Excellent! Great reminders to keeps us chalkies on track!

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Here are some more suggestions for engaging learners in your classroom.
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The Periodic Table in Pictures and Words - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne 

The Periodic Table in Pictures and Words - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne  | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures and Words is an interactive site that shows students how each element is used or is present in familiar products. When students click on an element in the interactive display an image of a familiar product or object appears along with a description of the element and its characteristics. For example, if you click on aluminum an image of airplane appears along with a description of aluminum, its uses, and its characteristics.

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Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning

Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Yes, the chalkboard is a white board and paper and pencils have been replaced with laptops, but other than that? Beyond the physical differences we see in classrooms, the other changes we have seen are minimal – despite the opportunities technology presents to transform learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 10, 12:50 AM

Some interesting data.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 10, 10:01 AM

Some interesting data.

David Alexander's curator insight, July 14, 4:34 AM
To share with colleagues
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7 Ways #Reflection Gives #Students #Ownership of their Learning

7 Ways #Reflection Gives #Students #Ownership of their Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It wasn’t until I actively started to reflect, both by myself in writing each and every day, and also with my wife at the end of the day, that I could open up my world to new possibilities. Reflecting helped me recognize where I was currently at (in my job, in blogging, in being a dad and husband) versus where I wanted to be.

If we don’t reflect, we tend to go through the motions, not conscious of what steps we can take to get better or move forward.

The same goes for students. When students are allowed, given time, supported, and praised for their reflection, something changes. They begin to own their experience, instead of being forced into a series of choices they aren’t sure about.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 28, 7:41 PM

I'm reflecting on reflecting. Note taking, goal tasking, and introspection I think is a great skill to teach our kiddos!

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3 Ways Learning A New Language Helps Your Brain–Even If You Never Get Fluent

3 Ways Learning A New Language Helps Your Brain–Even If You Never Get Fluent | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Remember your seventh-grade Spanish class? Of course you do. But do you remember anything from it? You might’ve left off language-learning with decent proficiency at some point in your educational career, only to forget most of it with disuse in the years since. But picking up where you left off–or backtracking to the very beginning–isn’t a bad idea as an adult. In fact, trying to learn (or relearn) a language as an adult can help your brain in ways that spill over into the rest of your working life–even if you never actually become fluent. Here’s how.

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