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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 2015 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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A Visual on Learning Progression

A Visual on Learning Progression | emerging learning | Scoop.it

Great learning progression visual.


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Great graphic for teachers to identify the strength of their learning intentions and outcomes.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:23 PM

Take a look at this visual that describes the learning progression. It looks at three questions as the starting point:

* What's the learning outcome for the lesson?

* How will I know if students have achieved it?

* How will I check if students have achieved it?

A variety of ideas are shared for each of these questions...short and sweet, and great for visual learners.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 16, 2015 6:11 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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The ABC's of BYOD for Principals

The ABC's of BYOD for Principals | emerging learning | Scoop.it
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can greatly enhance learning, but it also presents new challenges for those responsible for maintaining their school's duty of care towards students, teachers and parents.When planning a BYOD rollout there are a number of considerations to keep in mind to ensure your BYOD program is a success.Student safety comes firstBeing responsible for what children can access online is no easy task. Balancing access with safety for each student year is a decision that each schoo
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No teacher left behind - love the phrasing. It does take a commitment to build the capacity of teaching staff. Also impacts on the support staff roles in the  school so wider implications are well worth considering. 

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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | emerging learning | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2015 4:27 AM

Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

Manuel Pinto's curator insight, May 30, 2015 5:12 PM

The report here:

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf

 

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The 25 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Chrome

The 25 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Chrome | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Keyboard shortcuts for Gmail are plentiful, yet there are only a few that are actually useful. Here are the ones that matter most.
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Pick and choose your own shortcuts. Shortcuts really do speed up working days. 

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Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom

Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom | emerging learning | Scoop.it
See how one 5th grade teacher is working on Genius Hour with his students, with a little help from Trello.
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Trello is a very useful tool. I'm using it to track the learning interventions we carry out currently. This article is a clear outline of how to use it with a classroom of students for planning and tracking an inquiry project. 

 

Trello allows you to archive cards so if a student decided to reverse a decision and reinstate part of their project, the work would still be accessible. 

 

Links to documents can be imbedded in the cards allowing for quick reference access. 

 

I currently use only the free version of Trello and it has been great. They do offer a 'free month of premium" at some stage once you've been using it for a while. 

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The Bitcoin Blockchain Just Might Save The Music Industry...If Only We Could Understand It

The Bitcoin Blockchain Just Might Save The Music Industry...If Only We Could Understand It | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The Bitcoin Blockchain could save the music industry and help artists monetize and track their creations. However, failure to understand this technology means it may go the way of Creative Commons.
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Totally out of my depth on this one but very interesting over view. Saddened by the references to CC

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The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks

The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks | emerging learning | Scoop.it

In C. M. Rubin's interview, Howard Rheingold states: "When I decided to write a book about the essential literacies necessary today—with the aim of using the book as a text for a Stanford course—I decided that the essential literacies are attention, crap detection, participation, collaboration, and network awareness."


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Great list of what schools do need to be educating students in. A more mindful and kinder approach to online living than constant selfies. 

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 18, 2015 11:56 AM

This would be a great article for students to tackle, then choose topics to research. I think it's essential that my middle school students understand who is behind what they read online, and that most of the sites they use are there not to help them share selfies, but to make money.


I harp on the attention issue, because that's my internet Achille's heel. I read this article, got distracted by an email, clicked another link, looked for C.M. Rubin's Twitter name, which meant I stopped to read new tweets...I tell the students I live as an example of what not to do when trying to work online!

Leboldus Library's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:08 AM

Based on Rheingold's criteria for digital literacy, I would suggest that Canada is also on the "brink of disaster."  These are crucial skills that we ignore at our peril. #rcsdils #saskedchat

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Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Coding has become the poster child for a tech-infused classroom. Over 15 million kids participated in Hour of Code this past December. So many teachers took students to Code.org's curriculum offeri...
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A range of age appropriate ways to get kids into coding, and a income based argument for their parents!

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Game of Fear: The Story Behind GamerGate

Game of Fear: The Story Behind GamerGate | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers were eager to help. Read the story behind GamerGate.
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Got a Brilliant Idea? 7 Ways to Gain Your Principal's Support - Brilliant or Insane

Got a Brilliant Idea? 7 Ways to Gain Your Principal's Support - Brilliant or Insane | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Eager to gain your principal's support for your next brilliant idea? Try these 7 strategies.
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Great thinking for approaching that next amazing project you want to float in your school.

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom ~ TeachThought | emerging learning | Scoop.it

"Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

"It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.

"So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own."


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Get list of suggestions to pick and choose from. Good for encouraging teachers to take that next step into trying something new to extend their practice. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms

Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms | emerging learning | Scoop.it
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Visual search engine- useful for students needing assistance with search term generation/connection. 

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Passionate Creativity for Innovation

Passionate Creativity for Innovation | emerging learning | Scoop.it
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou Do you look or do you see? Is there beauty between the twigs, leaves and drops of dew? Or a smell of dreams still to...
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In praise of risk takers...

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The Media's Gender Problem Still Looks Awful

The Media's Gender Problem Still Looks Awful | emerging learning | Scoop.it
It's 2015, and media is still a man's world.

According to an annual report by Women's Media Center analyzing 27,758 pieces of content, 62.1 percent of news in 2014 was produced by a man.

The re
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Shaping the political news landscape - whose views do we see and hear?

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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.
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As we launch into ALiM and focus on accelerating learning in maths engaging students is top of our list. 

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Multitenancy with Totara and Moodle - e-Learning Feeds

Multitenancy with Totara and Moodle - e-Learning Feeds | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Multitenancy is a topic that is popping up in discussions around learning management systems. Many people are unsure of whether or not they need it, and so
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Seems like a pretty straight forward idea. My experience as an online post grad student indicates that multitenancy is how higher ed work their systems. 

 

Looking for a solution to getting LMS to share data across different organisations and different systems. Open source criteria for schools to share data on individuals - be able to import and export data between LMS. 

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The dark past and hopeful future of Canada's indigenous populations

The dark past and hopeful future of Canada's indigenous populations | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The terrible, lasting impact of the Indian Residential School system on Canada's indigenous peoples is immeasurable, even during the healing process.
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Chinese Search Company Baidu Built a Giant Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer

Chinese Search Company Baidu Built a Giant Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer | emerging learning | Scoop.it

Chinese search giant Baidu says it has invented a powerful supercomputer that brings new muscle to an artificial-intelligence technique giving software more power to understand speech, images, and written language.

The new computer, called Minwa and located in Beijing, has 72 powerful processors and 144 graphics processors, known as GPUs. Late Monday, Baidu released a paper claiming that the computer had been used to train machine-learning software that set a new record for recognizing images, beating a previous mark set by Google.


“Our company is now leading the race in computer intelligence,” said Ren Wu, a Baidu scientist working on the project, speaking at the Embedded Vision Summit on Tuesday. Minwa’s computational power would probably put it among the 300 most powerful computers in the world if it weren’t specialized for deep learning, said Wu. “I think this is the fastest supercomputer dedicated to deep learning,” he said. “We have great power in our hands—much greater than our competitors.”


Computing power matters in the world of deep learning, which has produced breakthroughs in speech, image, and face recognition and improved the image-search and speech-recognition services offered by Google and Baidu.


The technique is a souped-up version of an approach first established decades ago, in which data is processed by a network of artificial neurons that manage information in ways loosely inspired by biological brains. Deep learning involves using larger neural networks than before, arranged in hierarchical layers, and training them with significantly larger collections of data, such as photos, text documents, or recorded speech.


So far, bigger data sets and networks appear to always be better for this technology, said Wu. That’s one way it differs from previous machine-learning techniques, which had begun to produce diminishing returns with larger data sets. “Once you scaled your data beyond a certain point, you couldn’t see any improvement,” said Wu. “With deep learning, it just keeps going up.” Baidu says that Minwa makes it practical to create an artificial neural network with hundreds of billions of connections—hundreds of times more than any network built before.

 

A paper released Monday is intended to provide a taste of what Minwa’s extra oomph can do. It describes how the supercomputer was used to train a neural network that set a new record on a standard benchmark for image-recognition software. The ImageNet Classification Challenge, as it is called, involves training software on a collection of 1.5 million labeled images in 1,000 different categories, and then asking that software to use what it learned to label 100,000 images it has not seen before.


Software is compared on the basis of how often its top five guesses for a given image miss the correct answer. The system trained on Baidu’s new computer was wrong only 4.58 percent of the time. The previous best was 4.82 percent,reported by Google in March. One month before that, Microsoft had reportedachieving 4.94 percent, becoming the first to better average human performance of 5.1 percent.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 15, 2015 11:57 AM

Question: What IS intelligence?

I guess we're still mistaken about this elusive term so many use on a daily basis—either to degrade or upgrade your status as a human being–without really knowing what it is. Now we're going to have "stupid" 'puters vs. "intelligent" ones. Ah, yet the question remains: Psychopaths, those "snakes in suits" in high places, they are intelligent, aren't they? Yes, of course! Otherwise they wouldn't have been able to get where they are (high places). Empathy is clearly not part of the equation.

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What do students think?

What do students think? | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Two years ago Carmel College made the decision to implement BYOD. Teacher Felicity Timings was asked to evaluate the impact of the programme among 540 Year 7 to 10 students. Here’s a summary of her...
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A very interesting article to consider. My questions are around the kinds of teaching and learning programmes and opportunities that make up this school's curriculum. 

Research being the key use of devices and students feeling isolated while classes are using devices may be an indication that the collaborative potential is an area that could be developed. 

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Tom Murray | emerging learning | Scoop.it
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Clear and concise outline of the requirements for personalised professional development.

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Creating with Technology

Creating with Technology | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Five ways to make your classroom more creative with technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders  Creativity is no longer relegated to the art room, nor should it be. A 2010 study of 1,500 CEOs, i...
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3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson ~teachthought | emerging learning | Scoop.it

"While technology is an important part of the education equation, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Many teachers have been reluctant to replace their print materials due to cost and dissatisfaction with the available digital options. According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models.

"So, how do we build an engaging curriculum based on the components of critical thinking, while incorporating technology into the mix – without sacrificing the basics? Here are a few simple tips to integrate technology into almost any lesson."


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Love the blog all about it suggestion to get kids thinking, collating and collaborating at all stages. Also from a UDL perspective the idea of making learning as visual as possible in more situations is great for our students with specific learning needs. 

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