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Google launches Chrome Beta channel for Android 4.0+ phones and tablets, releases version 25

Google launches Chrome Beta channel for Android 4.0+ phones and tablets, releases version 25 | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Mere hours after releasing Chrome 24 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google on Thursday announced it is introducing a new Chrome beta channel for phones and tablets running Android 4.0 ...
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Interesting, alignment of Chrome mobile and Chrome desktop...that's a good thing.  

 

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Connected Learning Principles | Connected Learning

Connected Learning Principles | Connected Learning | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
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Interesting take on the the design of learning, focusing on learning principles, design principles, and core values.

 

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EdTechTeam: Math Apps + Google Drive = A Winning Combination

EdTechTeam: Math Apps + Google Drive = A Winning Combination | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
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Interesting application of Geogebra nd Desmos and Google Drive.

 

Design Driver:  device, ecosystem, learning

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Learning Through Digital Media » Essay

Learning Through Digital Media » Essay | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
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Goldmine of great stuff.  Reading to keep you busy for weeks.

 

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Assessing Higher Order Thinking Skills: On Brookhart’s 2010 ASCD book

Assessing Higher Order Thinking Skills: On Brookhart’s 2010 ASCD book | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
“We still really don’t know how to assess problem-solving,” I heard a university professor of engineering say last week, and it resonated because it is so clear to me that while w...
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Two of our instructional norms focus on assessment.  Good information here on assessing critical thinking.

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A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Ignite the Motivational Flame

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Ignite the Motivational Flame | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Not all kids are equally motivated. Students vary tremendously in their motivation, even at an early age. Here is a baker's dozen of motivational strategies that can re-ignite the motivational flame.
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Be sure to see the 13 methods - solid stuff.

 

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Why Students Won't Collaborate

Why Students Won't Collaborate | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
You already know collaboration is essential to today's classroom -- especially in the age of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework (P21). Students w
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Interesting ideas and things to consider.

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Don't Confuse Engagement with User Experience

Don't Confuse Engagement with User Experience | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Hundreds of millions of dollars could ride on the difference.
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See thoughts on the difference between engagement and user experience, and how Apple designs for engagement.  What are the implications for our pilot?

 

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Breaking Research: Most Apps Bad

Breaking Research: Most Apps Bad | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Interesting article on the true nature of apps. So, what are our core apps? We have to have a larger discussion of experience first, the type of capacities we need in apps will appear from that discussion.

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Think

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This Is Why We Need To Start Discussing Android In Schools - Edudemic

This Is Why We Need To Start Discussing Android In Schools - Edudemic | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
It's time to discuss Android in schools. The Google platform is here to stay and seeing more activations than Apple. Coming to a classroom near you! Take a look at the statistics and comparisons to iDevices. Very telling.

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Stanford d.school Design Thinking Methodology

Stanford d.school Design Thinking Methodology | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Every year, we put together an overview of the current iteration of the design process we’re teaching, along with some of our most-used tools.

Be sure to see the BootCamp Bootleg here, which is an outstanding guide to design thinking. There are design project activities to download, a series of "mixtapes" that describe their process, along with a host of resources associated with design thinking.

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What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need

What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it

Lenny Gonzalez The promise of technology in the pursuit of learning is vast -- and so are the profits.  Be sure to check out the "Defining the Criteria" section which supplies some questions to ask when considering new technologies.

 

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Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence

Learner Agency, Technology, and Emotional Intelligence | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
http://www.visualsforchange.com/blog/2012/12/11/david-preston-on-open-learning/ Preface Early in my training as an educator, I was exposed to William Glasser’s conceptualization of basic huma...
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I really like this post - exploring agency of the learner - factors directly into engagment.

 

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A Case Study: Using Google Drive In The Classroom

A Case Study: Using Google Drive In The Classroom | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
A Case Study: Using Google Drive In The Classroom
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Why Big Companies Can't Innovate

Why Big Companies Can't Innovate | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Sticking with known knowns can stifle good ideas.
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Interesting parallels between Gerber and schools, and the ability to innovate.

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Leveraging the Devices, Tools, and Learning Strategies of Our Students

Leveraging the Devices, Tools, and Learning Strategies of Our Students | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
I developed a mission statement as an educator several decades ago.  It is simply, “To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to become lifelong learners.”  I have never swayed from that mission, but as I say in my Twitter profile,...
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Article filled with ideas surrounding devices and tools

 

Design Driver:  Learning, User, Devices

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What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine

What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Important read from Will Richardson, content vs. process, with commentary on the relative importance of both in today's context.

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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
This year my school district in Vermont ventured into a sort-of BYOD/1:1 hybrid program. We realized the importance of allowing our students access to technology to enhance their learning, but the in
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Interesting Insights regarding what devices bring to the classroom, see the way they used devices in four ways.

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Bring Your Own Device Toolkit

Bring Your Own Device Toolkit | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
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Useful set of articles on BYOD.

 

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Be sure to see the Powerpoint slides.

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Google Drive Blog

Everything Google Drive, very useful site to examine how Google Drive can be an essential element of our pilot.

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Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Edutopia is pleased to premiere the first blog in a new series
designed to showcase compelling examples of how students are
developing 21st century skills through a deeper-level of learning.
Through
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Read his thoughts about his unit planning with the 4C's.  How does this look different, or how is it achieved, by the addition of a device?

 

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50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now - Edudemic

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now - Edudemic | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Android apps for the classroom.

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Creating Conversation: Composing in the Digital Age | NWP Digital Is

Creating Conversation: Composing in the Digital Age | NWP Digital Is | Glenbrook South Digital Learning Pilot | Scoop.it
Interesting article, explores multimodal composition using a variety of media. What does conversation and writing look like in multimodal spaces? What does a multimodal space look like?

Design Drivers: learning, ecosystem, spaces
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