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iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom

Let's look at the way we use iPads in the classroom. Are there merely a tool to automate traditionally taught tasks?


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Must Have Chrome Apps for The New School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Must Have Chrome Apps for The New School Year ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google My Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google My Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning @coolcatteacher | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
How do we know our students have really mastered the standards we are supposed to teach? Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We might even learn that we don’t have to grade so much and get better results.) We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. Important […]

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, August 23, 1:27 PM

I did not even know how poor my assessments are until I listened to this packed 10 minute interview. Discussions include:

 

formative assessments must be frequent and fluid--sit down with standards to build questions that are reflective and align with standards to be taught

move away from what students say they know and what they actually know--you are gathering and giving to students information on their progress

grade less, but provide more feedback so that students do not become defeated, but rather gain confidence in their learning.

 

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The Phenomenon of Flipped Classrooms

The Phenomenon of Flipped Classrooms | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Canadians are starting to prepare to go back to school as there’s a rapidly growing movement which says that students learning their lesson at home and doing their homework at school.

It’s known as the flipped classroom where students watch online videos of a lesson as homework and then work out problems during class time. This new method is gaining popularity since it allows students and schools to provide access to online educational videos and they can work out on their own time. This has allowed teachers to flip their classrooms.

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Image After - free images for classroom use

Image After - free images for classroom use | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Free high resolution images and textures for commercial and personal use. Daily additions. Free hi-res stock photography, with abstract graphics search.

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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and thr...

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Camala Mitchell's curator insight, August 20, 9:37 AM

Great article that shared some tools to utilize for providing opportunities for students to use language through the various domains.  Great for the 21st learning!  

Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 23, 2:25 PM
It is NOT about the tools… it is about the skills

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/08/18/digital-storytelling-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not/
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5 Tools To Shake up the New Year

5 Tools To Shake up the New Year | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
One thing we can all agree on is that there are tons of free tech tools available that enrich learning. I can't keep up with them. I belong to several Tech Teacher forums, FB groups, G+ Communities...
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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Q. What is Quizizz?
A. Quizizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together.
Q. How does it work?
View a Video Walkthrough
Select one of the public quizzes or create your own.
Click "Play" to generate your unique game code.
Ask your students to open join.quizizz.com and enter the game code.
See students joining on the live dashboard, and launch when ready.
The game begins!
Track live progress of your class on your dashboard.
Q. What devices are supported?
A. Quizizz works on all devices with a browser, including computers, tablets & smartphones.
Q. Does each student need a device?
A. Each student/team needs one device.
Q. Can I create my own quizzes?
A. Yes!
Q. Is it free?
A. Yes!
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The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking

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Rondamb talks about the importance of critical thinking skills in our students in this article from Education Articles.
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Mobile learning: Moving past the myths and embracing the opportunities | Brown | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Mobile learning: Moving past the myths and embracing the opportunities | Brown | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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Mobile learning (mLearning) in the open and distance learning landscape, holds promise and provides exciting new opportunities. In order to understand and embrace these opportunities within various contexts and circumstances it is imperative to understand the essence of the phenomenon. In this regard, we first need to understand the core fundamentals of mLearning and gain insight in what mLearning entails.

Using critical reflection, this paper clarifies what mLearning is by invalidating myths and misperceptions related to mLearning. Acknowledging the lessons learnt through past experience, the authors then explore the opportunities that mLearning provides. mLearning challenges and risks are discussed to assist those who are keen to embrace these opportunities, in avoiding unnecessary risks and pitfalls. The paper concludes by sharing a few thoughts on the future of mLearning.

These perspectives on mLearning seek to provide an overview of what mobile learning entails, recognise the achievements of mobile learning to date, and stimulate an appetite to embrace the opportunities in open and distance learning, while minimising the potential negative effects of technological, social and pedagogical change."

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A Snapshot Of How Twitter Deals With Online Harassment

A Snapshot Of How Twitter Deals With Online Harassment | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
A nonprofit called WAM spent three weeks fielding harassment reports to Twitter. Here's what it learned.
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CreativeCommons-Infographic

CreativeCommons-Infographic | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, May 11, 3:12 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Sarah johnstone's curator insight, May 19, 4:57 AM

Great infographic - clear and helpful rules for CC Licences for photo sharing on the net. �� Check it out! 

Philip Williams's curator insight, July 13, 6:06 AM

Clear and v helpful for newbies.

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The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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Need to extend our #ict4red strategies.....

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 4, 1:24 PM

This article shares 4 models of blended learning. Have you used any of these? How was your experience?

David Donat's curator insight, May 7, 4:06 AM

Els processos d'aprenentatge éstructurats com una combinació d'activitats, metodologies i contextos rics i variats. Aquest quatre models il·lustren una mateixa visió, basada en la riquesa i varietat de recursos i situacions, així com en el treball de l'autonomia personal a partir de la pràctica.

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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 | Ict4champions | 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, 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. 

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 21, 7:30 AM

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

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A Great Augmented Reality App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Augmented Reality App for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Junaio is a great Augmented Reality app to add to the list of the best AR apps for teachers.  Junaio enables you to easily access augmented content on images and objects and provides you with an easy way to experience new virtual interactions. Junaio is also a QR reader allowing you to scan any QR code or barcode for product information and web pages.  You can also use the app’s visual search to discover content in AR enabled images.

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Back to School with Socrative

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A conversation with Avra, Beth, and Brenda Socrative ( is a FREE student response system that can be used on any device. During this Hangout on Air, Beth Holland, Avra Robinson, and Brenda Doucette...

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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

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Nick Truch's curator insight, May 11, 7:36 AM

Une approche bigrement intéressante qui pourrait redonner de l'intérêt à Google+

Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:58 AM

 

 

Google has just introduced "Collections", for Google+, a new service which allows any Google+ user to group his posts by topic and to create public, shareable collections of his favorite links, articles, videos and images.

 

To use Google Collections, simply go to your G+ profile page and then select "Collections" on the drop down menu appearing on the top left part of the page.

 

"Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections."

 

You can either create new posts containing whatever type of content inside a collection, or assign an existing, published post to a collection you have just created.

 

You can create as many collections as you like.

 

Google+ Collections is available on the web and on Android (iOS coming later).

 

 

My comment: Google+ Collections adds opportunity for creating additional value to G+ users by letting interests drive community engagement. This is a feature that sooner or later any social network will offer. 

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://plus.google.com/collections/welcome ;

 

 

 

More info:

 

Official Google announcement: https://plus.google.com/+googleplus/posts/7ZpGWeou2sV ;

 

Featured collections: https://plus.google.com/collections/featured ;

 

See also the official review from Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/04/google-turns-users-into-content-curators-with-new-collections-feature/ ;

 

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/gtVNkbtS9g8 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student's learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and families. But that first week of school is also the time to teach valuable learning skills that will be…

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20 helpful apps for teachers and educators

20 helpful apps for teachers and educators | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Students shouldn't be the only ones trying to use their smartphones in the classroom. Check out our top picks for the best apps for teachers and educators.

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Brentwood School Economics Department's curator insight, August 18, 8:51 AM
Simple list of recommended apps with brief summary of what each one does.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 19, 4:26 PM

A few of these apps cost, but most are free. 

Cindy Peters's curator insight, August 21, 9:15 AM

This is a great resource for #ucdsb teachers - some great apps here, let me know what you think after you try them out! #ucdsbtech #21stcenturylearning

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The top five mind mapping apps for the Android tablet

The top five mind mapping apps for the Android tablet | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
Andy Makar highlights five of his favorite mind mapping applications for the Android tablet platform.
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World’s largest natural sound archive now fully digital and fully online.

World’s largest natural sound archive now fully digital and fully online. | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
It took archivists a dozen years to complete the monumental task. The collection contains nearly 150,000 digital audio recordings equaling more than 10 terabytes of data with a total run time of 7,513 hours. About 9,000 species are represented. There’s an emphasis on birds, but the collection also includes sounds of whales, elephants, frogs, primates and more.
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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics | Ict4champions | Scoop.it
ere is a wonderful resource packed full of digital tools to help student researchers. DiRT ( Digital Research Tools) Directory is a registry of digital tools for scholarly use. The purpose behind this project is to help individuals "conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."
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How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates]

How to Create an Infographic in Under an Hour [+10 Free Templates] | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. 

 

Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. 

 

Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 11, 1:09 PM

You can download 10 powerpoint free templates:

http://offers.hubspot.com/how-to-create-infographics-in-powerpoint


Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 12, 12:36 PM

Infographiken erstellen einfach gemacht, mit Power Point

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 14, 10:04 AM

It's great to have tools to make your more #effective and #efficient that allows you to improve your #productivity. Execellent to help us to learn about creating #infographics

 

 

 

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | Ict4champions | Scoop.it

“Schools as we know them now are obsolete”. So says Sugata Mitra who believes the only thing children need in order to learn is a computer connected to the internet. He maintains that self-organised learning environments - or SOLEs, where children teach themselves and each other, are what's next for our classrooms. What do you think of this innovative, yet controversial, glimpse at the future of education?

Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.


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transivm's curator insight, May 5, 12:33 PM

añada su visión ...

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añada su visión ...

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 14, 10:48 PM

An instructional pedagogy every teacher should understand.