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Q&A: Grooming Ambassadors for Classroom Blended Learning ~ Education Week

Q&A: Grooming Ambassadors for Classroom Blended Learning ~ Education Week | Google Uses | Scoop.it

by Robin Flanigan

 

"The University of Central Missouri last year created a course to help practicing and aspiring educators design their own online classes. Odin Jurkowski, a professor of educational technology and the chairman of the university's department of career and technology education, spoke with Education Week about his institution's efforts to prepare teachers to work in blended learning environments."


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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Google Uses | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google Uses | Scoop.it

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Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost

Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard, as well as Samsung Gear, lets you use your smartphone to view movies and video games in VR mode.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 2, 8:51 PM

Thanks to Mondivirtuali.

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.

 

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Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."


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Frances's curator insight, January 26, 10:44 AM

I'm not very tech savvy but I think this link is worth sharing.  I'm going to spend more time checking out these tools.

Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 12:16 AM

A couple of digital tools that could be useful in the future....

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know | Google Uses | Scoop.it
60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2015 11:56 AM

This article lists 60 things students can create to demonstrate understanding. How many of these have you used in your classrooms already?

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 20, 2015 5:03 AM

A useful list of possible ways for students to demonstrate understanding. Nothing else, just a list, so a good place to refresh your memory, or get a new idea ver quickly!

Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, December 14, 2015 5:23 AM

Aquest article ofereix una llista de propostes, i eines digitals per aplicar-les.

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50+ Ways to Use Education Technology in the Classroom :: Vicki Davis

"Here are more than 50 ways to use education technology in the classroom. Updated and specially created for Miami Device 2015 with lots of new edtech tools, [and} ideas..."

 

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Davis has been a consistent leader in educational technology for quite a number of years. Her recommendations are well worth checking out.


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Jovi Buendia's curator insight, November 15, 2015 11:45 AM

This includes resources I haven't tried, as well as parent resources.

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015 | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Although most of these tools aren't brand-new, they are all growing in popularity, and each one can enhance teaching and learning in unique, time-saving, or engaging ways. [...]

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, November 3, 2015 12:19 AM

If you are just getting into using tech in class this is a really useful t article giving clear simple tips how to use in class...

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So What Do You Really Mean By 'Instructional Designer'?

So What Do You Really Mean By 'Instructional Designer'? | Google Uses | Scoop.it
At Arizona State University (ASU), we have a community of about 40 staff members who have the words "Instructional Design" or "Instructional Designer" in their titles. Every few months we get together as a group and talk about the latest trends at ASU and throughout higher education.


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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, October 16, 2015 6:15 AM

Excellent illustration

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 18, 2015 6:28 PM

#Curriculum #Pedagogy

Donna Farren's curator insight, October 19, 2015 9:34 AM

Great way to share with a campus what you do!

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Four Models for Higher Education

Four Models for Higher Education | Google Uses | Scoop.it
There are four models of success for institutions of higher education. These choices are available not only in higher education, but most sectors in a competitive economy, from gadgets to commodities.

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10 educational web tools that support Inquiry-based Learning

10 educational web tools that support Inquiry-based Learning | Google Uses | Scoop.it
As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths.

In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.

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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:56 AM

añada su visión ...

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What digital storytelling is and is not ^ Langwitches ^ by Sylvia Tolisano

What digital storytelling is and is not ^ Langwitches ^ by Sylvia Tolisano | Google Uses | Scoop.it

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | Google Uses | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 2015 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Nezha EL MASSOUDI's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 2015 10:55 AM

This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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Which search tool should I use: Free Classroom Poster

Which search tool should I use: Free Classroom Poster | Google Uses | Scoop.it

This poster highlights the 'Big Three' search engines for teachers and
students and highlights the strengths and weaknesses for each one.

Google Search
Wolfram Alpha
Wikipedia



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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:26 AM
Don't use them, use http://www.searchcredible.com/ for classroom research.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, June 11, 7:36 AM
Tom, don't use them, use: Don't use them, use http://www.searchcredible.com/ for classroom research. They are included.
R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 13, 2:28 PM
You can look at Wikipedia, just don't use it for academic research.
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Google Uses | Scoop.it
I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.  Put on the headset and you…

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 1:58 PM
Wonderful classroom activities to take advantage of 3D technology

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 2, 11:17 PM
I've been wanting to try Google Cardboard. This post gives me some ideas how to use it maybe even have students visit settings from favorite novels. 
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 9, 1:49 PM
Some useful information and ideas from a teacher already using Google Cardboard in the classroom.
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Bloom's, SAMR, and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Tech Integration :: ASCD :: Kathy Schrock

Bloom's, SAMR, and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Tech Integration :: ASCD :: Kathy Schrock | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Having devices in your classroom for students to use, whether you have carts of computers, iPads, or Chromebooks; a 1:1 program; or a BYOD initiative, can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Using these devices to provide content support and differentiation for each student is not hard to do. You have long been supplying material for your students at all levels to both remediate and expand their knowledge base. But what about designing formative and summative assessments that use technology and target higher-order thinking skills? Teachers should ask themselves this question, as well as how to develop tasks that transform what goes on in the classroom.

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Alternatives to Student Presentations :: Alice Keeler

Alternatives to Student Presentations :: Alice Keeler | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Let’s keep things interesting and mix things up! I’m a fan of focusing on the learning objective, not the assignment. Providing students choices for ways they can demonstrate their learning definitely keeps things interesting!! When we ask students to “create a presentation” or “make a brochure” you can almost hear the groaning in the room since they have made so many of them. I received a tweet asking for ideas for alternatives. A lot of great suggestions followed…

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Google Uses | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 4, 2015 5:04 PM

#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:03 PM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise

Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago, I posted an article on my Facebook page about student fidgeting and the advantages of flexible seating. One teacher who commented was high school teacher Rebecca Malmquist, who described her own flexible classroom: “I have taken all the conventional desks out and replaced them with mostly tables and a number of different kinds of chairs; I’ve used garage sales and the generosity of friends to furnish my room this way. My classroom looks like a college apartment. But I also build in transitions every 15 minutes or so that require movement (to get into groups, turn something in, write on a paper-covered wall, etc). I have little to no fidgeting problems or issues with attention loss.”

Intrigued, I asked to see a picture. Rebecca obliged, and then I lost my mind: “YOU HAVE THE PRETTIEST CLASSROOM E-VER,” I shouted at her. “I WANT TO BE IN YOUR ROOM!!! I CAN’T STOP YELLING! OKAY, I’M OFFICIALLY STARTING A GALLERY OF BEAUTIFUL CLASSROOM PHOTOS AND YOURS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONE.”

And so Classroom Eye Candy was born.

Classroom Eye Candy will be a feature where I invite you to join me in ogling creative classroom design in any form. We will learn about the teacher behind the classroom and the process he or she used to put it all together. I have no idea when the next one will be or how often I will post these features. All I know for sure is the criteria: I’ll know I’ve found the next classroom when I start writing in all caps.

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15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them) | Google Uses | Scoop.it
In the hopes of inspiring your own work, we’ve compiled 15 data visualizations that will not only blow your mind, they will also give you a clearer understanding of what makes a good visualization–and what makes a bad one.

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Ra's curator insight, November 12, 2015 6:42 PM

Short, snappy - visual. Good reminders.

Josep M Torra Colom's curator insight, November 14, 2015 5:42 AM

añada su visión ...

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 15, 2:56 AM

Reporting & Analysis... Aún TANTO que aprender...!

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Google Classroom Essentials Infographic : Teacher Tech :: Alice Keeler

Google Classroom Essentials Infographic : Teacher Tech :: Alice Keeler | Google Uses | Scoop.it
This Google Classroom essentials infographic shows some of the key items in Google Classroom. There is a lot more features this does not cover, including the student perspective. Check out the student guide to Google Classroom. I also have over 90 blog posts on Google Classroom at http://alicekeeler.com/googleclassroom.

 

CLICK IMAGE OR HEADLINE TO SEE THE INFOGRAPHIC -JL


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:48 PM

very resourceful. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 1, 2015 1:10 AM

I totally need to read this entire post, especially to get to understand Google Classroom. As I scanned the blog, I read several entries that cleared my understanding of Google Classroom and other places like Edmodo, Schoology, and more.

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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies :: Jennifer Gonzalez | Google Uses | Scoop.it
So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day.

I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. The first batch contains the higher-prep strategies, formats that require teachers to do some planning or gathering of materials ahead of time. Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active. Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. The last group is the ongoing strategies. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone. For each strategy, you’ll find a list of other names it sometimes goes by, a description of its basic structure, and an explanation of variations that exist, if any. To watch each strategy in action, click on its name and a new window will open with a video that demonstrates it.

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How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint

How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Creating picture transparency is one of those zany things in PowerPoint that is technically impossible…you cannot directly add a transparency to a picture…but there just happens to be a workaround....

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:04 AM

A useful tutorial on working with images in your presentations.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:06 AM

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Learn How to Code ^ PC Magazine ^ by K. Thor Jensen

9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Learn How to Code ^ PC Magazine ^ by K. Thor Jensen | Google Uses | Scoop.it
The world of programming is more accessible than ever before. Here's how to get started.

 

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Just as the title says. An excellent, brief collection of sites to go to for learning. They are not intended for children, but certainly can be used by most people aged 13 or so and up.


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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Google Uses | Scoop.it

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Keeler provides us with a nice visual that highlights Google Classroom's new features for this fall.


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 25, 2015 11:18 AM

Great tool! our teachers are working with it, so this will be useful for them.