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Looking into how ICT can enhance the classroom, using iPads, Learning Platforms, Digital technology, and Shifting education.
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What Is Connected Learning?

What Is Connected Learning? | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Connected learning brings together all of the various experiences, interests, technology, academics, people and communities that learners are a part of in order to make all of these scenarios and experiences learning opportunities.
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A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School

A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
How can an iPad be used to enhance the school day? Which apps are the best? Nick Dempster, a Year 6 teacher at Linaker Primary School in Southport and an Apple Distinguished Educator shares his experiences.

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

"You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.

You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.

But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.

They’re digital natives."

 


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:57 AM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:12 PM

I think, to some extent, this sometimes overstated. There are students who won''t  listen for a variety of reasons. That has always been the case. I found that most students are willing to learn. I am sitting in a university library with some digital natives. Most of them are here to learn and it shows.

Martin Pronk's curator insight, February 21, 2014 1:54 AM

Zit wat in... 

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3D Printing = Brains

3D Printing = Brains | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

Pulteney Grammar has a 3D printer, think of an old dot matrix printer. But instead of printing a single line and then the paper moving down and slowly building up a 2D picture or text; it prints a 2D outline in plastic, then moves down, prints another outline, moves down and slowly builds up a whole 3D model.

 

This is not new and there are many schools that are using their 3D printers for CAD and design. Pulteney has used the printer to make a class set of brains. These brains are taken from an MRI scan and put together in a 3D package by Christoph Klein (Germany) and downloaded from Thingiverse.com (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:169184)


These brains are really good. I printed on a Makerbot Replicator 2 with glow in the dark PLA at 240C. I have found that the hotter temperature on my machine is more stable. Printed four at a time on low quality 0.34mm with rafting and supports and took 6 hours to build 4 and remove the supportive structure. It was mesmerising to watch as the internal structure was also created during the build, but this cannot be seen in the final product. I plan on stopping the build at different points so students can see the brain structure inside.

 

We printed 25 brains, each one fits inside the palm of your hand and gave them to each student. We could also keep them as a class set for looking at during lessons, but for our senior students they are able to put them in their pencil cases and take them out when we go over different structures of the brain.

 

The final product after removing the supports is very good detail (MRI scan) including the way the brain folds, the cerebellum and brain stem, even up to the hypothalamus and I think the pineal glands, but this may just be some of the supportive structure that has been removed.

 

Jarrod Johnson

Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, South Australia

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This has taken a bit of work, but have printed a class set of brains on the 3D printer.

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iPad Apps for Struggling Readers and Writers-Hands-On Training

iPad Apps for Struggling Readers and Writers-Hands-On Training | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers; Hands-On Training-Hooksett Public Library, NH ** This training is also being offered as a live webinar-national and international participation (see below). 

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Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, January 30, 2014 1:57 PM

Great idea for ipads in YA departments to help teens help themselves.

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Online Education Integrated Learning Platform: Top e learning resources for Free online courses

Online Education Integrated Learning Platform: Top e learning resources for Free online courses | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Free online learning courses best online learning sites and a list of e learning platform or e learning resources
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A great list and explanation of eLearning resources for Free online courses:

Khan Academy, edX, Coursera, Udemy, UMass Boston Opencourseware, MIT Opencourseware, OU The Open University, Free-Ed, Carnegie Millon University, Tufts Opencourseware, Open Standford on iTunesU, Utah State Opencourseware, Kutztown On Demand online Learning, USQ Australia Opencourseware, Connections Academy, K-12, GED at no cost, Free world U, Cosmolearning

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Keep It Simple, Stupid: 7 No-Fuss Online Tools For The Lazy Blogger

Keep It Simple, Stupid: 7 No-Fuss Online Tools For The Lazy Blogger | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Blogging can be a pain in the butt when it comes to management. Hosting your own blog has its perks -- flexibility and customization -- but it could prove troublesome if you don't have much technical knowledge.
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Some easy to use Free Blogging sites that you may want to use as part of your ePortfolio or with your class.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
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Richard Byrne is someone who I have followed for years and his website Free Tech for Teachers (www.freetech4teachers.com) is a great resource, especially if you subscribe. Every day I get an email with a few different technology articles. I can quickly scan the article and decide if any of the content is a good fit for me or my class and something that I can use, or if there is anyone in my school who may make use of the article and I can then flick them the article to do as they please.

 

My Personal Learning Network saves me a huge amount of time as I have many sources like Free Tech For Teachers writing material on all the new gizmos and gadgets for teachers, which come to me through RSS feeds and saves me reading copious amounts of material and testing every new technological improvement or website. This distillation process means that from the 100 people who I follow I receive 1 good article a week from each. I review the 100 articles and interest pieces and select the best 10 to pass on to my network. As our network tree grows and we move down the connections we get the articles that have been distilled many times and so the average guy on the street will hear about the 1 breakthrough that everyone has been raving about.

 

Does this mean that it is better to be at the cutting edge, the reviewer, or the guy at the end...?

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Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Teaching is fundamentally about human interactions, and that can’t be replaced by technology.
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Really great article, and I couldn't agree more. The fundamental idea of the Flipped Classroom is to move content from instructional in class to self consumption out of class (normally at home, but this does not have to be specified) and this then gives the teacher more time for social constructivist learning, individualised learning pathways (which is really an improved version of differentiation) and then push through into problem based learning with authentic tasks.

 

Teacher's best function is getting students to jump through hoops. We know what curriculum has been prescribed by the faculty, school, state or nation; we know how to develop tasks that focus upon the criteria that students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate; and we know our students and how to engage their interest in the class. Yes, videos are a great way to deliver content, whether we make them ourselves or use a video from YouTube, or a 'professionally made' video from a provider. As Jon Bergmann has expressed, reading or watching the content does not equate to in depth knowledge. It is the sharing, discussion, reviewing of this content through practical experiences, group collaboration on projects and analysis of the concepts that really help the students understand the concepts.

 

Great article Jon and good luck in your classroom.

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Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
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For those teachers that are trying to incorporate Digital Storytelling as part of their assessment, this link takes you to three rubrics that analyse the use of technology, the storyboarding development and the final product.

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Two Things That Bug Me (Today) About Quality in e-Learning

Two Things That Bug Me (Today) About Quality in e-Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Over the past ten years or so, I've been involved in one way or the other in the arena of assessing quality in Online Learning. It was 2004 that I first learned about the work being done by Quality...
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All three aspects of online education need to be taken into account when designing and assessing the quality of your online course design.

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How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
A new generation of online games don't just provide entertainment – they help scientists solve their trickiest puzzles. Dara Mohammadi picks 10 of the best
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This relates to the way that we utilise students to solve problems and give them authentic learning tasks with real world problems.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

"I'm preparing to do a virtual presentation for a small district next month. My hosts asked for a list of some science apps that their middle school and high school students can use. This is part of the list that has free apps. "


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Why I LOVE My 3D Printer - YouTube

@DocProfSky talks about "Why I LOVE My 3D Printer" at Ignite Phoenix 9. In front of a crowd of ~850 Ignite enthusiasts from the Phoenix metro area DocProfSky...
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What a great combination of information, innovation and authentic learning. DocProfSky presenting "Why I love my 3D printer" at Ignite Phoenix. This little guy has a great stage presence, humour and sense of timing. The information contained in the piece is a little out of date now (2011) but the ideas are still relevant. Good Job.

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3D printed Periodic Table

3D printed Periodic Table | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

I printer this kit now for my Year 9 students and get them to try to construct a periodic table. They normally start by lining up all the elements in colour or number, then start to notice that there are different numbers of rings, or sizes, or colours and with a few well timed questions they can normally build the whole periodic table themselves in about 10 minutes. It is great as I can then discuss electron configuration, properties of groups and periods, and because it is kinaesthetic they can fix the models in their head and we can refresh their memories when discussing Alkai metals, by simply saying, "...you remember the blue elements..." and they tend to go, "oh yes, first column, one electron in the outer shell, very reactive..." Normally after teaching this for a week I cannot get the same response from the whole class.

 

A great teaching resource. Thanks roman_hegglin for building and compiling these models, which I have downloaded from Thingiverse.com. http://www.thingiverse.com/make:64475

 

It took a bit of effort, but printed the first 20 elements of the Periodic Table. I used PLA plastic on Makerbot Replicator 2, 240C and low quality. The smaller builds took about 30 minutes each, the largest took about 2hours. Probably about 30-40 hours of print time, and about a kilogram of plastic by the end in total, but the teaching tool is amazing.

 

Blue represent the Alkali metals; yellow = Alkaline Earth Metals; Nobel gases are in Glow in the dark filament; White = Non-metals and had to use Black for the rest which are both Metals and Metaloids. I had planned on using Grey for the metalloids as these were the last two to print but the filament blocked up my printer and I had to spend about 6 hours levelling, cleaning, and eventually stripping out the motor and cleaning the nozzle to remove the grey material and so had to go back to printing in black.

 

Each of the atoms spins freely except for the black filament, which has set pretty hard and was difficult to impossible to rotate in the rings.

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It took a bit of effort, but printed the first 20 elements of the Periodic Table.

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In conversation: Sebastian Thrun and Salman Khan talk online education | TED Blog

In conversation: Sebastian Thrun and Salman Khan talk online education | TED Blog | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun of Udacity talks with Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy about MOOCs and the challenges of reinventing education.
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Two truly great inspirational players in the Education Sphere discuss in this article how education is changing and where we are heading.

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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
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This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to use Google Drive in their classroom. Creating forms, using docs, drawing or slides. Well done to the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning group for putting this together.

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Edgar

Edgar | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
Edgar is a beautiful place where people tell and share digital stories about what they craft, sell and do in their life.
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A great storytelling website that allows you to pull together your pictures and share them as a coherent story.

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Student Wellbeing Playlist - YouTube

Student Wellbeing Playlist - YouTube | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
A playlist focused on improving the wellbeing of students (@gavpin @aitsl Have a browse through my wellbeing playlist here: http://t.co/iv547lQts2 - Maybe Kid President's pep talk?
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This is an amazing list of Well Being videos that could be on during classtime or before class to get students thinking. It contains inspirational speeches, music videos, tips for looking after yourself and stories from other people's perspective.

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Online Education Integrated Learning Platform: Top e learning resources for Free online courses

Online Education Integrated Learning Platform: Top e learning resources for Free online courses | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
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Top eLearning Resources is a great start when looking for material for your class.

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▶ WePresent Commercial - YouTube

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This is a really great alternative to Apple TV and seems to have a better variety of inputs and interactivity. From what I can research is seems like this technology is about $850 AUD.

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Cory Cannon's comment, February 19, 2014 9:28 PM
thanks Jarrod.
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Future of E-ducation & Technology Report 2014 Examines New Global Dynamics of Education -- LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Future of E-ducation & Technology Report 2014 Examines New Global Dynamics of Education.
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This is a great link to the research that has been carried out to analyse the trends in education and technology and the key players who are transforming the educational landscape.

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Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys | Steve Spangler Science

Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys | Steve Spangler Science | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it
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Cool science projects and toys to get students interested in science.

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A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT Integration in Australian Schools | Scoop.it

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Louis van Cuijk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:07 PM

Google+ voor scholen maar ook een Google+ handleiding. Die heb ik bij Google nog niet zo gezien.