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Emerging technologies applying current educational pedagogy in elementary classrooms.
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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 19, 6:27 PM

Fantastic collection, thank you!

systerwoody's curator insight, February 20, 12:10 PM

To which I would also add #EndNote 

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PicLits reviewed on edshelf - Connect descriptive words to photos

PicLits reviewed on edshelf - Connect descriptive words to photos | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Elementary Technology Education | 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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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

These are basically web tools that have been featured and reviewed by other edubloggers in different blogging platforms. Check out the list below and as always your feedback is more than welcome.

 


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James Jandebeur's curator insight, January 17, 2:37 AM

Links to some of these are already in here, but this is a unified list.

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

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Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 3, 3:20 AM
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 3, 10:14 AM

Tools that can help make distant learning and other group projects workable.

lynnegibb's curator insight, January 7, 1:26 AM

Some great tools for collaboration - lots I havnt heard of

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Google Lit Trips reviewed on edshelf - Bring context to the literary works being studied in your class

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Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk

Pedagogy - 'Disillusioned' teachers bored by chalk and talk | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Traditional methods do not suit modern classrooms, expert says

 

Professor Fullan identifies them as the root of the problem. But he stresses that the new methods of teaching he describes take teachers beyond being “mere facilitators” to becoming “partners” who recognise the “importance of proactively learning alongside students”.

 

“Through such partnering, teachers not only become learners themselves, but also begin to see learning through the eyes of their students,” he writes.

 

“This ‘visibility’ is essential if teachers are to continuously challenge students to reach for the next step.”

 

The report acknowledges that many of the teaching strategies it describes have been “advocated for at least a century by the likes of Dewey, Piaget, Montessori and Vygotsky”.

 

But it says that today’s conditions means they are now being widely embraced: “

 

Through the combination of the ‘push’ of traditional schooling that fails to keep students or teachers engaged, and the ‘pull’ of new pedagogies unleashed through digital access, the transformation of education systems on a broad scale becomes not only possible, but inevitable.”


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 10:25 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, January 26, 8:14 PM

This article supports the need to change from a traditional style of teaching to one which is in partnership with the student.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 27, 4:17 AM

Very interesting article which gives educators much thoughts about the methods they chose to "deliver" their classroom content.

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World Interactive Map

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Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:31 PM

World Interactive Map 

 

Karleen Vaughn's curator insight, January 29, 4:20 PM

Saving this for my Social Studies classes ;)

Agueda Fernández's curator insight, January 30, 9:09 AM

Fantástico mapa interactivo muy útil para trabajo en aula.

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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 5:01 AM

Why only use textbooks when you can pick & mix:)

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 8:59 AM

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Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week

Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
. . Read, think, learn and share over Social Media… Security is everyone's responsibility! We are ALL responsible for the Internet's future! . ===> "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only t...

 


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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 29, 11:18 AM

Digital Citizenship: Everyone is important  in keeping your own security.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 29, 11:19 AM

Protect yourself!