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Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe

Teachers turn to start-ups to change education - The Boston Globe | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy —“structural things” — that kept Levitt from her students.
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Over 20 good apps to use in BYOD classroom

Over 20 good apps to use in BYOD classroom | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not only about students bringing their own devices to class and using them for educational purposes. It is much more than just a problem of hardware but is rather a question of what "learningware" students need to install and use with their devices. Most of the discussions on BYOD center around the accessibility and availability of devices together with the fact that students are experts of their own devices. Sounds good but not enough!

Students need to be provided powerful educational apps to galvanize the learning gen inside of them. They need to be shown what apps work with which. Below is a Symbalo board featuring a wide variety of powerful web tools and apps perfect for BYOD classrooms. Click on the image below to access the interactive version of this board where you can access the links of each of these apps.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, December 8, 4:31 AM

Muy interesante cómo clasifica las Apps (gratuitas, por cierto) en los niveles más altos de la taxonomía de Bloom y cómo el uso de esas Apps permite que aprendizaje de la competencia del pensamiento crítico. Muy bueno!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:56 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Upcoming Version Of Google Translate Will Include WordLens Image Translation And Auto-Detection For Conversation Mode

Upcoming Version Of Google Translate Will Include WordLens Image Translation And Auto-Detection For Conversation Mode | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
A few months ago Google purchased the developer of the impressive WordLens app, which translates text and signs from another language into

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, December 8, 4:47 PM

You can see WordLens’ trademark feature at work in Google Translate above, where it’s live-translating an English menu into Spanish without any kind of delay or recording.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Saurabh Sharma for the scoop.

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Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects ~ Free Technology for Teachers | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Wiki Summarizer could be a good tool for students who are just starting a research assignment and are not quite sure what terms to use or what topics to explore. By using the Wiki Summarizer web view or word cloud view students will be able to find some terms and topics that could help them alter and or direct their searches. In other words, Wiki Summarizer could help students who have a very broad research topic narrow down their searches."


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Donna Farren's curator insight, November 17, 2:51 PM

Wow!  What a great tool! 

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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition. Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors I tested. Read on to find out why the Explain Everything app’s educational focus, adaptability, and user engagement make it the best its kind.

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CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, November 24, 4:15 AM

Une de mes appli préférée où l'élève rédige, commente, publie et présente son travail avec un temps de mise en oeuvre très rapide.

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How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons | Edudemic

How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons | Edudemic | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

onnieUsing Prezi, you can create a visual classroom without succumbing to death by PowerPoint. Its interactive features, zooming display, and creative options will enable your visual lessons to engage students without distracting them from lesson objectives. With all those bells and whistles, Prezi might sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple to use. Read on, and I’ll show you how to use this innovative tool.


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50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
The 50 tips and projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.

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Andrew 's curator insight, October 31, 11:08 AM

This will come in handy for my Professional Development presentation next Tuesday which includes the use of twitter as an educator.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 5, 6:29 PM

Tweet away!

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New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out

New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
November 1, 2014
I am not sure if you have seen it before or not but this is absolutely among the best works I have seen on Bloom's Taxonomy. Since the time Bloom's Digital Taxonomy was released,...

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Homepage : StemTeachingTools

Homepage : StemTeachingTools | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, October 19, 1:49 PM

Contains useful design briefs that help design instruction and curricula aligned to NGSS.

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old
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Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classro...

Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classro... | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
These resources provide over 110 ideas for incorporating Twitter in the educational/instuctional process.
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Using Technology to Promote Health Literacy | H...

Using Technology to Promote Health Literacy | H... | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Multimedia is a catch-all phrase for “alternatives to text.” As we discussed in previous chapters, the exclusive reliance on text – either printed or spoken – is often at the heart of health illiteracy.
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Resources for Teaching Science

Resources for Teaching Science | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
Top free resources for teaching and learning Science  (also check out open source curriculum) National Science Foundation (NSF) - is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to pr...

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Lois Wallentine's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:58 PM

great list of science sites

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Eye-Opening Reflections on the #Student4aDay Challenge

Eye-Opening Reflections on the #Student4aDay Challenge | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

...yesterday’s #Student4aDay Challenge was the most eye-opening and possibly most life-altering experience for me as an administrator in a public school. 


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I thought someone just did this in a blog post two months ago.
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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios - by @HollyClarkEdu

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios - by @HollyClarkEdu | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

Warning: True Confession of an Educator Ahead…I always find it quite confusing when educators tell me that students in their classroom are reading at a 7th grade reading level. What does that really mean? 


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CTD Institute's curator insight, December 8, 11:20 AM

The case for ePortfolio: Students' footprint as an educational and instructional tool.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 15, 7:10 AM

Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!" | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

DailyEnglish's curator insight, November 16, 4:16 AM

Nous sommes toujours en train d'ameliorer nos methodes pour apprendre l'anglais aux etudiants lors des séjours en immersion anglaise dans des familles anglophones en France .... nous ne restons pas sur nos acquises, nous cherchons proposer à vos enfants des cours tous les matins qui sont engageants, interessants , interactives et qui correspondent au Monde du 21 siecle et aux futurs besoins de vos enfants , pensez vous que  vos enfants vont apprendre l'anglais avec un bled  ? un annabac ? des worksheets ? pendant leurs vacances scolaires ? ou est ce qu'il faut chercher les methodes mieux adaptés , qui les stimulent et qui les excitent ?

Daily English, pour apprendre l'anglais dans des familles anglophones avec enfants , trouve toujours des methodes pour faire progresser vos enfants en anglais et pour reussir leur avenir

A bientot

Sally Cornan

www.dailyenglish.fr

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Flipping the Classroom Explained - YouTube

Ready to flip your school or university class? Drop by http://www.MediaCore.com to learn more about how we can help you and your class. With the teacher at t...

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 24, 1:43 PM

#avancee esse video de 1:40 para conceituar a modernidade de aprendizagem flipped: Conceitos a distancia, projetos e aplicacao ao vivo. 10!


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Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive

Easy Way to Add Subtitles to Videos in Google Drive | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
November 24, 2014
I have just come across this excellent Google Drive tip and want to bring it to your attention as well. The tip is about adding subtitles to videos in Google Drive.This time it is...

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 17, 8:23 AM

Tips on Five presentation apps.

Thus if you get tired of Power Point... and even of Prezi... have a look

Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, November 28, 9:03 AM

Une stratégie de contenu marketing visuelle et animée bien dirigée permet d’attirer plus rapidement l’attention de l'internaute vers votre message.

Fabien LAMORT's curator insight, December 4, 2:48 AM

Prezi alternatives... dont' put your eggs in one basket...

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How to Annotate and Save links into a Google sheet using chrome’s extension citable

How to  Annotate  and Save links into a Google sheet using chrome’s extension citable | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

In this age of internet the research has become very very easy than previous ages. Information is available on internet in numerous forms. We can access it from anywhere at anytime through any device, PC,laptop, tab or even on mobile. Google is the one best resource to find solution for any problem or to conduct any kind of research. But the problem is researching on internet is easy but keeping track of what resources we are using such as what websites we viewed, what articles we read is a headache. One easy solution is Bookmarking the web that we are using as our source. But it is not enough to just bookmark a webpage for keeping track of each source. In this situation there is a Chrome extension called Citable. It solves this problem by allowing you to save web page’s link with notes to a Google Sheets. 


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Astrid Augat's curator insight, November 1, 8:21 AM

Very useful  to organize links to keep...

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Create a Simple E-Learning Game

Create a Simple E-Learning Game | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
E-Learning Challenge #24:
View the e-learning game
I know there are a lot of folks in the community who are looking to build games in Storyline, or who just want to know more about using games ...

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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it

pMore Resources for STEM Education in Agriculture


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http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/using-technology-engage-nontraditional-student

Using Technology to Engage the Nontraditional Student http://t.co/ODSu71qu9M via @EDUCAUSEreview
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After 20 years, a teacher reinvents her classroom using technology - The Hechinger Report

After 20 years, a teacher reinvents her classroom using technology - The Hechinger Report | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teacher Valyncia O. Hawkins knew she needed extra time with students who arrived in her classroom behind grade level, but slowing down the whole class risked boring the more advanced students.
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Technology and Higher Education: Welcome to Future U! - CKGSB Knowledge

Technology and Higher Education: Welcome to Future U! - CKGSB Knowledge | Technology "Empower Education" | Scoop.it
How technology will make higher education better, but probably not cheaper.
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