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The what and how of utilizing technology in the learning process.
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 4, 2014 6:02 PM

Good info as well as good ideas about how to help student "practice".

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, November 5, 2014 6:56 AM

digital citizenship

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10 research tips for finding answers online

10 research tips for finding answers online | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. An...

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Agnes Ng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:12 AM

These great research tips definitely help speed up the research process. Besides these research tips, Libraries also offer good online resources such as subscribed databases, ebooks and ejournals to enhance the research. 

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:03 PM

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:51 PM

Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:05 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations | Going Digital | Scoop.it

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can't give a speech without a slideshow, it seems. And they all feel same. Presentations are dominated by Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, apps that are all but omnipresent.


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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:49 AM

Today's the day for more tools for presentations

Bob Connelly's comment, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM
Great list of tools! I am going to take a closer look at SlideDog
Dr. Jacqui Cyrus's curator insight, January 15, 2015 7:25 AM

Teacher Resource: For UG introduction to presentation tools

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The Flipped Class Demystified

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The Before Class, During Class, and After Class are helpful to see what a flipped classroom really looks like.

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms - followmolly.com | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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some great ideas on how to use google forms with students and co-workers.

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It's Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools

It's Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Technology has revolutionized education, but asking how it can improve learning may be the wrong question.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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TEST The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
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Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity.

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Matt Smeller's comment, October 24, 2014 12:19 AM
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Karen E Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2014 7:49 AM

Types of connectivity.

Nancy White's comment, October 29, 2014 3:57 PM
I continue to believe we must move beyond talking about technology integration. Its about learning. Lets focus on what matters. Here is how I adapted the chart: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2013/05/30/from-technology-integration-to-learning-by-design/
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The Plagiarism Checker

 
Instructions: Cut & paste your student's paper or homework assignment into the box below, and click the "check" button. This free plagiarism detector will find plagiarized text in homework and other essays/reports.
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Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites

Create Great HTML Classroom Newsletters for FREE with Google Sites | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Recently, I came across a great Google script by Romain Vialard on how to create nice looking email newsletters from a Google Sites page. It is simple to do, requires no programming skills, and cou...
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Great for those weekly parent letters.

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The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said than done. Unfortunately, children are noticing.

According to Hightlight's annual "State of...
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Nice infograph about kids thoughts on various issues including parental cell phone usage.

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

Stéphane Bataillard's curator insight, August 24, 2014 1:26 PM

A méditer...

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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Innovations in Education - From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design

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80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | The Curious Creative

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | The Curious Creative | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year. Take a look here for a more detailed introduction and guide to using and creating a
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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...
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DOK and Competency-Based Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

DOK and Competency-Based Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | Going Digital | Scoop.it
Competency-based learning is based on demonstrating mastery instead of time. This approach is based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge.
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Interesting look at moving learning beyond time spent learning to mastery. 

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The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Main Fluencies of The 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Going Digital | Scoop.it

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 30, 2014 4:15 AM

"The 21st century fluencies", as the authors of this work state, "are not about hardware, they are about headware and heartware".

Jeff McKinney's curator insight, October 30, 2014 10:45 AM

The measures of our children's future success

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:01 PM

Consider fluency as dimensional and active!

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Google Drive Blog: Add-ons for Forms bring a little something extra to your surveys

Google Drive Blog: Add-ons for Forms bring a little something extra to your surveys | Going Digital | Scoop.it
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more flexibility with forms

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30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos | Going Digital | Scoop.it
If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.   All of the photos that you will find on the websites below […]
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Love that this list gives you an indication of what is permissible -- whether you need to give attribution and so on.

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Google Sites More Than You Think

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This site will be used during my presentation at the Google Apps For Education European Summit
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Some great ideas here.

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What is Critical Thinking? (Explained with Great Videos)

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In simple terms, it is the process of breaking down what you know and information you have, and then evaluating and critically analyzing it in order to make an informed decision without bias.

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 2014 4:49 PM

A critical thinker:

- Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
- Desires to be, and is, well-informed
- Judges well the credibility of sources
- Identifies reasons, assumptions, and conclusions
- Asks appropriate clarifying questions
- Judges well the quality of an argument, including its reasons, assumptions, evidence, and their degree of support for the conclusion
- Can well develop and defend a reasonable position regarding a belief or an action, doing justice to challenges
- Formulates plausible hypotheses
- Plans and conducts experiments well
- Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
- Draws conclusions when warranted – but with caution
- Integrates all of the above aspects of critical thinking 


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