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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Where Each City's Uninsured Live | educational technology | Scoop.it
Insured people are all alike, but uninsured people are uninsured for their own reasons.


It can be tempting to think of 'the uninsured' as the poorest of the poor. But that's not entirely the case. While people living below the poverty line are the most likely to be without health insurance, 28 percent of people who make between 100 and 200 percent of poverty level (up to about $23,340) lack coverage, as do 15 percent of those who make between 200 and 400 percent (up to about $46,700).

These maps, created by Kevin Johnson and used here with permission, show where people not covered by either private or public insurance live in each city. Johnson used the 2012 American Community Survey; higher uninsured rates are represented by red and orange colors.


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10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News - EdTech & mLearning 

10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News - EdTech & mLearning  | educational technology | Scoop.it
A few days ago we shared with you a new Google feature that allows you to easily fact check online content. Today, we are sharing with you 10 good tips that will enable you to critically assess the veracity and credibility of online content (e.g. news stories).  These are guidelines Facebook Help Centre provided for it users to help them spot fake news. However, these tips can also apply to any other type of content. Students can use them to evaluate digital content and enhance their critical reading comprehension.  We have embedded these tips into the visual below so you can print and share with your students in class.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 18, 1:28 AM
A really nice, easy to use infographic. 
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 18, 3:48 AM
Good to know how to check the news...
 
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 21, 8:34 AM
This is a good resource infographic on "Fake News" that can be used within your21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills

Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills | educational technology | Scoop.it
From some of the experts in our midst comes a host of powerful and effective writing exercises that will get students thinking critically and creatively.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 24, 6:51 AM
Nice ideas if not new
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Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age

Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age | educational technology | Scoop.it

The report reviews best practice around the world to show how technology is benefiting universities and students through better teaching and learning, improved retention rates and lower costs


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 15, 5:00 AM

Interesting report by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

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Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid | educational technology | Scoop.it

Marie Norman, PhD  "...there are a number of small mistakes that can shorten the shelf-life of video unnecessarily, limit its reusability, and compel you to re-record sooner than you’d like. I know because I’ve made virtually all these mistakes myself!


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 1:06 PM

Creating 'Evergreen Video' is the idea. Marier Norman offers find advice that will extend the life of our video presentations.  Time Saver! Don't miss it!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 18, 10:28 AM
Great suggestions!
 
Daniel Collins's curator insight, March 2, 6:10 PM
Extending the shelf-life of your videos is a really important idea - especially when you're putting a lot of effort into their creation!
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Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future | educational technology | Scoop.it
What innovative technologies that have recently appeared will soon reside in the future classrooms?

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, December 31, 2016 5:36 AM
Definindo a sala de aula do futuro.
Norton Gusky's curator insight, January 1, 11:00 AM
Great article to start the new year.
Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 19, 12:25 PM
While this blog entry focuses on elementary grade classrooms, these same technologies will disrupt the high school and college classrooms just as well!
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Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein | educational technology | Scoop.it
Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze topics, and think creatively and analytically. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. (What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?)

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. The ultimate goal is for the learners to work on their own, self-selected problems in which they will apply the design thinking.

Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process:

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Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:36 AM
I think this is a great intro to design, but this is a tad over the heads of our K-2 students or special needs. We really need to break it down into one step at a time and not give them everything at once. 
Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 16, 2016 4:37 AM
Great way to develop Critical thinking, creativity and let students to be active learners. 
Siri Anderson's curator insight, December 16, 2016 5:15 PM
Very nice assemblage of lesson ideas and processes for a person new to integrating engineering and design thinking at the elementary level. 
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Types of Student Inquiry - Simplek12

Types of Student Inquiry - Simplek12 | educational technology | Scoop.it
There are various types of student inquiry. How many of them do you know? Thanks to a post I found on Twitter, you’re about to know about all of them. I watch social media closely and it’s my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

The different levels of student inquiry  are about what a teacher does versus what a student does when guiding a lesson plan, project, or other school activity. Shelly Terrell posted an infographic on her Twitter account that explains the different types of student inquiry. The infographic was created by Trevor Mackenzie.

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Election Cartograms

Election Cartograms | educational technology | Scoop.it

"The states are colored red or blue to indicate whether a majority of their voters voted for the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, or the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, respectively. There is significantly more red on a traditional election maps than there is blue, but that is in some ways misleading: the election was much closer than you might think from the balance of colors, and in fact Clinton won slightly more votes than Trump overall. The explanation for this apparent paradox, as pointed out by many people, is that the map fails to take account of the population distribution. It fails to allow for the fact that the population of the red states is on average significantly lower than that of the blue ones.

We can correct for this by making use of a cartogram, a map in which the sizes of states are rescaled according to their population. That is, states are drawn with size proportional not to their acreage but to the number of their inhabitants, states with more people appearing larger than states with fewer, regardless of their actual area on the ground. On such a map, for example, the state of Rhode Island, with its 1.1 million inhabitants, would appear about twice the size of Wyoming, which has half a million, even though Wyoming has 60 times the acreage of Rhode Island."

 

Tags: electoral, scale, political, density, mapping.


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The Digital Skills Metro Map

The Digital Skills Metro Map | educational technology | Scoop.it

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.


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Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, November 12, 2016 4:38 AM
Tous les points fondamentaux du digital  en une seule carte interactive!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 14, 2016 5:02 AM
Idéé originale pour représenter les compétences digitales.
Daniel Collins's curator insight, January 18, 12:02 AM
A really useful map of a range of digital skills necessary for higher education.
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Explore the World With Live EarthCams from Across the Globe — Emerging Education Technologies

Explore the World With Live EarthCams from Across the Globe — Emerging Education Technologies | educational technology | Scoop.it
View Live Cameras All Across the Planet (for free) Last year I had the good fortune to take a vacation in Ireland and Italy with my family (that’s a picture of the Forum in Rome above … it was seriously mind...
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10 Ways To Get Your Students Talking About The Lesson 

10 Ways To Get Your Students Talking About The Lesson  | educational technology | Scoop.it
We know that when students talk about what they learning, they learn more deeply. Here's how you can facilitate that discussion.

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Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms

Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms | educational technology | Scoop.it
Placing devices in the hands of students can transform their experience in the classroom. Easily accessible content consumption and content creation tools change the way that we think about helping students meet learning goals. As a former 1:1 iPad teacher, my thinking about technology integration has changed over the past several years. Moving up the ladder of SAMR and getting students moving with portable devices are just two areas where I've shifted my initial thinking about technology tools in educational settings.

A 1:1 learning environment is a powerful sight. All students with access to their very own device can alter the way that we've always thought about classroom instruction. Students can work through individualized curriculum on their own device and search to find answers to their questions. Although the personalization of a student experience in a 1:1 environment is powerful, it's important that students don't lose those necessary moments of collaboration and critical thinking that come from working together with their peers.

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Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally | educational technology | Scoop.it
Going beyond the 4Ss of digital note taking (support, save, search, and share), students should work toward curating, synthesizing, and reflecting on their learning.

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Making curation part of an information management process.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, April 2, 2016 11:20 AM

Making curation part of an information management process.

Rosário Durão's curator insight, April 2, 2016 2:17 PM

Making curation part of an information management process.

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Making curation part of an information management process.

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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator | educational technology | Scoop.it
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 5:13 PM

Making and writing go together. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 4, 5:13 PM

Make it happen in the writing process classroom.

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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 | educational technology | Scoop.it

Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms. Let’s take a closer look.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 5:25 AM

Worth having a look. There's also a link through to the report.

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Two Key Points for Understanding Imagination in Education

It is  astonishing to me that we rarely talk about imagination in education.

At the same time, I do have a sense why this is the case: from at least Plato’s time,  we’ve associated imagination with the irrational; imagination is “fantasy” and “make believe.”

Imagination is misunderstood.

Many teachers equate “imagination” with early learning. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Others assume discussion of imagination in education refers to an arts-infused curriculum. Again: not true. Others consider imagination as a “frill”—who has time for “flights of fancy” when the contact we have with students is so limited and curricular demands are so great? The idea that imagination is at odds with rigorous, academic learning is a dangerous misconception.

These beliefs are deeply rooted and, I think, why many teachers don’t spend focused pedagogical time thinking about how to engage their students’ imaginations in learning.

And herein lies a great contradiction.

I have never actually met anyone who believes that being imaginative is a useless quality or that the imagination is a useless feature of the human mind. In reality, we constantly seem to acknowledge its importance. We want it for our kids—we admire it in others.

And yet we neglect it in schools.

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Video: Step Into a Refugee Camp

Video: Step Into a Refugee Camp | educational technology | Scoop.it
The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is one of the largest Syrian camps in the world. In the fall, we visited the camp live with our audience. Here’s what we heard from the refugees and from you.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 3, 8:35 AM

If you want to humanize the massive refugee crisis, and have lives and stories to connect to statistics, this 11 minute video shows what life is like in a refugee camp, and goes into the hopes, dreams, and life stories of the refugees. 

 

TagsMiddleEast, Jordan, Syria, political, refugees.

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Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact

Adobe Spark - Communicate with impact | educational technology | Scoop.it
Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 20, 2016 10:58 AM
I have used this program. It is effective and easy to use. 
 
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 12:33 PM

You shouldn't miss Adobe Spark which is a great free app (for browsers or iOS devices) for creating either attractive image posters with text, visual stories with multiple pages, or videos with your voice comments or soundtrack in the background.

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LingoRank.com- Improve your English

LingoRank.com- Improve your English | educational technology | Scoop.it
400 selected talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills, while learning about interesting topics. From basic to advanced level.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 19, 2016 4:46 AM
This site seems to offer a good source of inspiring texts... worth using with our students!!
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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News)

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News) | educational technology | Scoop.it


"In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us understand what we mean by phrases like “Teach kids to code” and “Computer science for all.” 


 In that article and in many other articles, there is another term that appears often: “Computational thinking.” Well, what is Computational Thinking (CT), and how does it differ from Coding and Computer Science—especially when it comes to classroom practice and instruction?""


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A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems (EdSurge News)

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems (EdSurge News) | educational technology | Scoop.it

Over the last two years, Google has taken its popular applications and outfitted them for the classroom. While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and Schoology, Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching te

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 13, 2016 7:40 AM

Google is bound to take over the Ed Tech WORLD!

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Motorized Coloring Machine Kids Can Make

Motorized Coloring Machine Kids Can Make | educational technology | Scoop.it

"You know what STEM is right? Science, technology, engineering and math. These are skills that kids really need to have a nice handle on- both boys and girls. We incorporate STEM into our homeschooling as much as possible.


Let me show you how we took the parts from an old broken toy and turned it into a motorized coloring machine. My kids call this coloring of the future!"


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Larry Heuser's curator insight, September 2, 2016 11:54 AM

Homeschooler Alert!!

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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes | educational technology | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 3, 2016 5:57 AM
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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 3, 2016 1:03 PM
Looks like a great way to encouraging students to be organized and think logically by building their own step-by-step instructions. 
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Productive Screen Time for Kids

Productive Screen Time for Kids | educational technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to productive screen time for kids, most students are guilty of getting distracted and off-task on the Internet. Our experts share their tips.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 10, 2016 11:06 PM

Some useful tips.

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Maker Education - Online Professional Development - MakerEd.org

Maker Education - Online Professional Development - MakerEd.org | educational technology | Scoop.it
Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library‘s Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education. Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

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