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The Best Resources For “The International Day Of The Girl”

The Best Resources For “The International Day Of The Girl” | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2014 is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 12, 6:22 AM

Some great resources collected together by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Invertir en el futuro de las niñas es la mejor inversión que se puede hacer para asegurar un futuro mejor en este planeta

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Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils

Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The design of the school was based on what actually happens when we learn, a difference from traditionally built school buildings. It stimulated the children’s curiosity and creativity; it offered reflection and cooperation in the school, in mobile teams and on the web. The students were equipped with the latest digital technology in a rapidly changing world.


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This appears to be a first world solution. We shouldn't forget that there is another way - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html

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Clarisa barraza's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:35 PM

ESCUELAS SUECAS

El Diseño de la Escuela en sí Basa en Lo Que REALMENTE SUCEDE CUANDO APRENDEMOS, Una Diferencia de Los Edificios Escolares, de construcción tradicional.  Estímulo La Curiosidad y La Creatividad De Los Niños Que, sino-ofrecio la Reflexión y la Cooperación en la Escuela, en Equipos Móviles y en la web.  Los Estudiantes were Equipados Con La última Tecnología digital, en Un Mundo Que Cambia rapidamente ..

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An interesting approach to early education, with a focus on creativity and innovation. Too early to tell, but initial results (in maths) seem to indicate positive results -- that is, above the Swedish national average. The title is a bit misleading, as pupils are not "digital"; however, the actual learning activities are supported by technology.

neil huggan's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:22 AM

Swedes redesign thinking about architecture, technology, schools and learning...

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A Must-Have Model For 1:1 Success In Schools - Edudemic

A Must-Have Model For 1:1 Success In Schools - Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Easier as it would be to pretend otherwise, the truth is that integrating mobile technology into a school is not a ‘one size fits all’ sort of thing.”
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Considering a 1:1 policy in your school setting? Read this article, it will enable you to consider the challenges that you may face.
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15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"The possibilities for the use of timeline tools in the class are endless. Whether you want to teach salient historical incidents, chronological order of events, or explain a developmental process in biology or simply outline the major learning curves for the year, timeline creation tools are the ideal platforms to implement."
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A well curated selection of Timeline tools that have great potential for use in the classroom.
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Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained

Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“What is “authentic assessment”? Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was in the Phi ...”
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Authentic assessment a reflection.
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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life. After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science."
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The return of coding :-)
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Twelve ideas for teaching with QR codes

Twelve ideas for teaching with QR codes | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom.”
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Interesting uses of technology to enhance education.
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10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid

10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Try Splash Math today for fun and engaging math practice. Sign up now 10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid Author Splash Math According to a recent Common Sense Media report, 63% of families earning more than $75,000 a year...

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Thoughts on iPad Fluency and Workflows - Langwitches Blog

Thoughts on iPad Fluency and Workflows - Langwitches Blog | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"For me, iPad workflow has to do with fluency. It is: the fluid movement between appsthe unconscious decision what app to use in order to accomplish any given task The workflow is almost like Grammar in a language. Grammar helps you put components of a language in the proper order, grammar rules help you use the right tense, remix word to create new meaning, the correct vocabulary words attached in combination with pronouns and conjugation help you communicate exactly what you had intended. Workflow= Fluency of iPad Grammar"
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E-Learning Certificate Program: Enroll NOW for Spring 2014 Classes: UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

E-Learning Certificate Program: Enroll NOW for Spring 2014 Classes: UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Develop and enhance your online teaching skills.Teach online from anywhere as a highly effective e-learning professional.Hone your skills to compete in a rapidly growing job market! Review our homepage for all the details: Program Home.

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Could you be the next online teacher?
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Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software

Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Seating charts are an essential part of any good teacher’s tool kit. They help organise students into appropriate learning groups and minimise behaviour issues – the class teacher asserts their authority before the lesson even begins. We take seating charts a step further. You can optionally include and display key data (eg SEN, reading age) about each pupil which is used to intelligently position pupils in the classroom to maximise learning.
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An interesting development which could assist teachers in the classroom.
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How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning

How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Five simple steps to help teachers and students to share their voice and get started creating their own class podcast.”
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Great to see interest still in the production of good quality education podcasts.
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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros”
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Amazon.com: Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book (Learn How to Implement Flipped Instruction in Your Classroom) eBook: Kelly Walsh, Patrick J. Walsh: Kindle Store

Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book (Learn How to Implement Flipped Instruction in Your Classroom) - Kindle edition by Kelly Walsh, Patrick J. Walsh. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book (Learn How to Implement Flipped Instruction in Your Classroom).
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Tablets in schools: coding, creativity

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school.”
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It will be interesting to see how the new curriculum rolls out in the UK in 2014.
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Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software

Class Charts - seating plans and behavior management software | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Seating charts are an essential part of any good teacher’s tool kit. They help organise students into appropriate learning groups and minimise behaviour issues – the class teacher asserts their authority before the lesson even begins. We take seating charts a step further. You can optionally include and display key data (eg SEN, reading age) about each pupil which is used to intelligently position pupils in the classroom to maximise learning.
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Combine your pupil data and organisational plan with ClassCharts....simple to use but hugely effective and time saving .
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.” “ Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products. ”Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work. After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.
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Digital books for teacher development

Digital books for teacher development | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.
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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Mr. Siemens said what was happening was part of a natural process. “We’re moving from the hype to the implementation,” he said. “It’s exciting to see universities saying, ‘Fine, you woke us up,’ and beginning to grapple with how the Internet can change the university, how it doesn’t have to be all about teaching 25 people in a room.
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The MOOC is dead.....long live the CMOOC?
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i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun!

i Teach With Technology: The Creatorverse App: Physics and Art Fun! | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Creatorverse is an awesome new and FREE app available for your IOS or Android device. You can make your creations come to life with this app- the objects you add and create have physical properties that you can set in motion. The objects you design can bounce, roll, accelerate, and more. Users can build simple machines and games and designs can be shared so you can play with other users' creations too. Watch the video to see the app in action:"
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A great fusion of art and physics.
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Frolyc | Authoring & Real-time Publishing On iPad For K-6 Teachers

Frolyc | Authoring & Real-time Publishing On iPad For K-6 Teachers | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Frolyc is a platform for authoring & real-time publishing of educational activities to iPads for K-6 teachers. Authoring, sharing and assigning is made easy on the Frolyc platform. Activities are aligned with Common Core Standards.

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An interesting development in real time editing.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 11, 2014 1:57 AM

With thanks to Baiba Svenca.

Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 11, 2014 5:33 PM

Testimonies from first grade teachers how to apply this app in the classroom.

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iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy | Langwitches Blog

iPad Apps and Bloom’s Taxonomy  | Langwitches Blog | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ I felt it was worthwhile to update the Top Post (over 25,000 views) on Langwitches: Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads I have added links to each app represented on the visual.”
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Are iPads and tablets bad for young children? - theguardian

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children? - theguardian | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ Paula Cocozza: Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development?”
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Harnessing 'mirror neurons' to engage the young.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Helping Students Use Creative Commons Images in Presentations

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Helping Students Use Creative Commons Images in Presentations | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"I received an email question this week from another teacher in our district about how she can best help students use Creative Commons licensed images for their class presentations. This was my answer."
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Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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