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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses? | eScience | Scoop.it
When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources | eScience | Scoop.it
Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 23, 10:15 AM

I'd like to see a bit more personalisation and critical thinking in here, but it's a start.

Adrian Muñoz's curator insight, September 26, 3:19 PM

Información sobre los webs

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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | eScience | Scoop.it
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 26, 4:32 AM

Definitely something we should all keep in mind.

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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | eScience | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, September 20, 12:35 PM
Maker ed... hmm... love the "framing and reflecting"
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App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app

App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app | eScience | Scoop.it
Google CS First is an online platform for creating, managing, and teaching a middle school computer science (CS) program. There are currently 72 programming explorations and lessons across nine domains (such as arts, gaming, sports, storytelling, and social media). Each lesson is ready to go out of the box and includes a minute-by-minute teacher script, student instructions, example projects, materials (with solution guides), and more. The site also features comprehensive help guides for everything from setting up and maintaining a club to tips for classroom management and discipline issues.

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Five Ways to Ensure #Real #Learning Happens in #Maker #Enhanced #Projects

Five Ways to Ensure #Real #Learning Happens in #Maker #Enhanced #Projects | eScience | Scoop.it
While not new, project-based learning has become a popular method to try and move beyond surface-level learning. Many teachers are trying to figure out the right ingredients for strong projects that interest and engage students, while helping them meet required learning targets. But implementing project-based learning well isn’t easy, especially when many teachers are more accustomed to direct instruction, when they can be sure they’ve at least touched on all the topics in the curriculum. On top of the push toward  projects, some educators are also embracing maker-education, a distinct but often overlapping idea.

“There’s a lot of research out there about integrating making into project-based learning to ramp up what students are learning in the core content areas that they’re going to be tested in,” said Michael Stone, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, who taught high school in Tennessee.

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PingPong - SPOT Networking

PingPong - SPOT Networking | eScience | Scoop.it

Instant classroom response tool.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 5, 12:39 AM

Deceptively easy to use classroom response tool. Just select the type of response you want and get students to your online class using a simple code.

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 5, 11:40 AM
Get student responses. Appears to be a free app.

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Dictation - Online Speech Recognition

Dictation - Online Speech Recognition | eScience | Scoop.it
Dictation is a free online speech recognition software that will help you write emails, documents and essays using your voice narration and without typing.

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Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, August 29, 12:09 PM
Allows you to dictate online. Does pretty well with Speech Recognition. Maybe students could use for speaking practice? Could be one form of feedback on their pronunciation, or could help them get their ideas down quickly when brainstorming?
Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 30, 2:14 PM
Could speed up office work and improve ones diction ~
Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, September 1, 5:09 AM
trying this out and going well so far
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Video Quizzes on Vizia

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Video Quizzes on Vizia | eScience | Scoop.it

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Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read via @medkh9

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read via @medkh9 | eScience | Scoop.it

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15 Ideas to motivate students using Blendspace

15 Ideas to motivate students using Blendspace | eScience | Scoop.it
Check out these fun, easy ideas to engage students using Blendspace, a free tool to create interactive lessons, activities, and more with digital content! Compiled by teacher Mike Gershon, these ideas will refocus your students on learning.

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Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Student Response System

Annotate | Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Student Response System | eScience | Scoop.it
Annotate integrates a Mobile Interactive Whiteboard, Screen Mirroring, Formative Assessments, and Collaboration on your tablet.

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Collaboration, meeting, and teaching platform

Collaboration, meeting, and teaching platform | eScience | Scoop.it
Mentimeter is an easy to use tool that makes presentations, meetings, events and classrooms interactive.

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5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom

5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom | eScience | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has moved from a cool technology to a teaching tool for K-12 classrooms and higher education.

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14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify

14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify | eScience | Scoop.it
Screencastify makes it easy to record video of your screen or with your webcam. Here are ideas for classroom implementation.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 26, 1:16 AM

Some very useful ways to use screencapture to engage learners.

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Four Classroom Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning

Four Classroom Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning | eScience | Scoop.it
Following are four highly effective classroom strategies that fuse critical thinking with kinesthetic learning. Each strategy is designed to spur dialogue, get the oxygen pumping and make the lessons much more dynamic. In particular, struggling learners can benefit from these strategies as they can become frustrated and restless during challenging lessons.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 26, 8:35 AM

Useful ideas that get students up and moving around.

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, September 28, 9:42 PM
Históricamente hemos separado el cuerpo y la mente, y ciertamente somos seres holísticos (cuerpo, mente, emociones, espíritu, como mínimo), es tiempo de llevarlo a la educación
Carolina Velásquez's curator insight, Today, 1:12 PM
As the article says, the kinesthetic learning approach emphasis on student-centered;for that reason, teacher sholud implement activities which help the students to engage into the class; for example, the first estrategy " Four Corners", it is excellent if we have to make an interesing activity and take into account the approach and the topic.
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Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT

Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT | eScience | Scoop.it
The Maker Rubric is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker. This rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary (dependent on how your school system values grades) assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.

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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, August 26, 12:35 PM
I'd prefer to see a one column rubric to keep the making more 'open' while still providing scaffolding. I'll work on this!
mrsjgarcia's curator insight, August 27, 12:10 PM
A free download, but requires sign up
Sharon Douglas's curator insight, August 27, 2:22 PM
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Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills

Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills | eScience | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a fun, hands-on activity to teach basic programming and maker skills at home or in the classroom? Arduino, and specifically, Arduino UNO are an excellent tool to teach and apply basic electronics and robotics skills.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 29, 10:22 PM

Love me some coding!

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Getting Started Making And Programming With LEGO Robotics

Getting Started Making And Programming With LEGO Robotics | eScience | Scoop.it
For years, LEGO has been at the forefront of innovative building kits for young makers and creators. Always looking for new ways to keep kids building and experimenting, LEGO has gone far beyond the static blocks we are all familiar with.

From LEGO City kits to LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Technic, and even LEGO Minecraft kits, there really is something LEGO for every age, skill level, and interest. But the jewel in the ever-growing crown of the LEGO universe just may be the addition of LEGO robotics, and the maker sensation that is the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 building kit and programming platform.

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Stop Motion Studio - Creativity at your fingertips.

Stop Motion Studio - Creativity at your fingertips. | eScience | Scoop.it
Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. "It's simple to use, it's deceptively powerful, and it's tremendous fun."

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 22, 12:59 AM

Available across mobile and desktop platforms. This looks like great fun. Must try it.

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Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent | eScience | Scoop.it
When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment is how teachers collect information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. Formative assessment takes many forms, including exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.

There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free (often charging for extra features). I’ve written a little about 15 of them below. Most of these tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, August 10, 9:59 AM
Some resources for engaging students. You can engage your students more effectively when you know them well. Check these out!
cherimacleod's curator insight, August 12, 5:00 AM
Tools for formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques (CATs)
Agora Abierta's comment, August 21, 5:40 AM
Loves how you show the tools and very useful for gamification beginnings.
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | eScience | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 10:12 AM

A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master | eScience | Scoop.it
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

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Mitchell Kearsley's curator insight, August 4, 6:27 AM

Take a peek. You'll be surprised what you learn. (I was!)

Lee Hall's curator insight, August 4, 10:52 AM
I love voice typing it is super fast. 
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 22, 10:34 PM
Some great tips here!
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BaiBoard - Collaborative Whiteboard / Collaborate on iPAD / PDF Collaboration

BaiBoard - Collaborative Whiteboard / Collaborate on iPAD / PDF Collaboration | eScience | Scoop.it
BaiBoard enables users to collaborate via integrated online whiteboard, PDF annotation and VoIP solutions across the Internet from iPad and Mac

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AnswerGarden - A minimal tool for maximum feedback

AnswerGarden - A minimal tool for maximum feedback | eScience | Scoop.it
AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers

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