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How NOT to argue with parents about Common Core

How NOT to argue with parents about Common Core | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Michelle Malkin:
Here’s a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. See below for previous columns and background links.
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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Why iOS 8 will be a big deal to educators

Why iOS 8 will be a big deal to educators | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Fraser Speirs is a leader in bringing the iPad into schools. Here's what he thinks iOS 8 will bring to the education market that iOS 7 didn't.
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, June 10, 10:02 PM

Here is a summary of the improvements to iOS that might actually go a long way to helping iPads become more functional - particularly extensibility, which means apps will actually talk to each other instead of existing separately. I can finally paste an Evernote file from a Safari weblink.... maybe...

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New concentration to prepare UHV students for educational technology

New concentration to prepare UHV students for educational technology | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Fred Litton, dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education and Human Development, last year asked an advisory group of area superintendents whether the university should start teaching graduate-level educational technology courses.
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How to capture movies of your iOS device's screen

How to capture movies of your iOS device's screen | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Taking a single screenshot of your iPhone or iPad's screen is a cinch. Capturing a movie of everything it does is trickier. Chris Breen shows you how.
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Apple's WWDC 2014: What to Expect

Apple's WWDC 2014: What to Expect | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
The WWDC rumors are swirling as usual. Here's what we're expecting next week.
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A Series of Awesome Free iPad Apps to Improve Kids Writing Skills

A Series of Awesome Free iPad Apps to Improve Kids Writing Skills | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
May 30, 2014
In today's post I am sharing with you two popular series of iPad apps to help your kids improve their writing skills. These  series are : Jumbled Sentences and I Can Write.
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Students Learn Best When You Do This

Students Learn Best When You Do This | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Students Learn Best When You Do This. And This. And This. by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education Editor’s note: This post is a follow-up to a post from earlier this week, “Fixing High School By Listening To...
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What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News)

What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
If I had written this article two years ago, it would have been very different. Back then, I would have made (or felt like I had to make) a compelling case for why we should even consider the idea of incorporating video games into classroom instruction. Back then, I would have expected most reade

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addresses how and what we learned by playing games and aptly describes Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning and provides websites to use for each

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3 Things Every New Instructional Designer Needs to Know

3 Things Every New Instructional Designer Needs to Know | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Success comes with patience, practice, and production. Each course you build will get a little bit better. Check out these three tips to learn more.

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Designing Learning Tools — Introduction to Some Methodological Thoughts

Designing Learning Tools — Introduction to Some Methodological Thoughts | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Tolstoy has suggested that: The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people . In this brief presentation I am aiming to demonstrate how I have

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Apple could unveil a shockingly different-looking Mac OS next week

Apple could unveil a shockingly different-looking Mac OS next week | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Prepare for the things on your computer screen to look a lot different soon—if you're using a Mac, at least. One of the new products that Apple is expected to reveal next week is a radically redesigned version of OS X, its Mac operating system. The new software likely won't be available to the masses for several months—Apple's big unveil is part...
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Needham Letter: iPad wrong choice for schools

Needham Letter: iPad wrong choice for schools | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
iPad wrong choice for educationI was disappointed to learn that the Needham Town Meeting approved an iPad program for public school students costing $2.5 million and requiring an out-of-pocket expense of $500 for many families.Some parents have been misled to believe that the iPad is an educational tool. However, the truth is that the iPad is first and foremost an advertising platform. Laws that protect children from certain types of television advertising simply do not exist for iPad "apps."
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How to teach ... D-Day

How to teach ... D-Day | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
From media reports to source documents, this collection of lesson resources will inspire teachers across the curriculum to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings It's a big year for anniversaries related to the first and second...
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The Unfulfilled Promise Of Educational Technology

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Educational Technology | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
With 50 million public school students in America, technology holds much potential to transform schools. So why isn't it happening?
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These Are the Apps and Devices That Are Transforming Special-Ed Classrooms

These Are the Apps and Devices That Are Transforming Special-Ed Classrooms | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Eleven-year-old Matthew Votto sits at an iPad, his teacher at his elbow. She holds up a small laminated picture of a $20 bill. “What money is this?” she asks. Matthew looks at the iPad, touches a square marked “Money Identification,” and then presses “$20.” “Twenty,” the tablet intones, while the...
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'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction'

'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction' | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Dr. Ludig Spaenle, the Bavarian education minister, spoke at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center.
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19 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

19 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Chrome has a butt load of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.
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Box debuts free cloud storage service for non-profits

Box debuts free cloud storage service for non-profits | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Box.org gives small sized non-profits 10 free licenses and larger-sized non-profits will get 50 per cent discount on every other license purchased over the free 10.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/29/box-debuts-free-cloud-storage-service-non-profits/...
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This is How to Add Audio Narration to Your PowerPoint Presentations

This is How to Add Audio Narration to Your PowerPoint Presentations | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
May 30, 2014
For those of you who use PowerPoint to create presentations the  tips included in this post will definitely enhance your PowerPoint presentations. These tips are about how to record...
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5 Robust Apps For The Chromebook Classroom

5 Robust Apps For The Chromebook Classroom | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Helping kids show what they understand by making their thinking visible should be at the heart of most pedagogically sound technology integration. Chrome apps can help you do just that if you choose the right ones.
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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it

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What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 12:42 PM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.

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The Best Free Video Editors For Windows

The Best Free Video Editors For Windows | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Video has become an incredibly common part of everyday life. People take videos on smartphones, upload them via YouTube, and share them on Facebook. You'd think, then, that free video editors would be common, but it turns out the selection is limited for anyone not blessed with Mac OS X (and, as a result, access to…

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Instagraming Israel

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Breathtaking beauty. Sizzling energy. Spiritual bliss. Diverse population. Vibrant culture. That's Israel.

Some of us are blessed to see it......


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How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer

How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
The quality and number of education apps has increased over the last few years. The following guide identifies apps that students and parents can use to stay on top over summer vacation.
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How to work at home with kids

How to work at home with kids | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Working at home is one thing. Working at home with kids in the house is something else entirely. Here's how freelancer Joe Kissell gets it done.
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