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Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration
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Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration
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burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:18 AM
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Selin Gelinci's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:09 AM

This scoop it profile by @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  includes many useful blogs and articles that aim to teach in the 21st century. This includes learning with the use of technology. What he refers to as the 'iGeneration' includes many useful updates that can be used for both the students and teachers in the classroom. A few i came across that sparked my interest were a description on how to set up a blog with wordpress for teachers, this can be very useful to me as a student now and also in the future. I enjoy D'Amico's profile as he scoops quite interesting topics.

Jane Weston's curator insight, February 16, 11:58 PM

When curriculum resources are limitless due to the access we have to on-line materials, then the question we ask about those materials become more important. Values Education helps us all to ask the right questions! See some innovative whole school projects at:

http://valueseducation.edu.au/verve/_resources/VASP_FINAL_REPORT_2010.pdf

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Skaffl A New Free iPad Workflow App for Teachers

Skaffl A New Free iPad Workflow App for Teachers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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21st Century Learning - Let's Leave 20th Century Education Behind!

21st Century Learning - Let's Leave 20th Century Education Behind! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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The 21 Coolest Internet Of Things Gadgets

This presentation introduces the 21 coolest internet of things gadgets - connected smart devices you would want to own.
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Gmail update brings integration with Google Drive -- AppAdvice

Gmail update brings integration with Google Drive -- AppAdvice | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Email attachments can be saved directly to the cloud storage service.
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Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Generation Alpha' — The Age Group Beyond Gen Z

Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Generation Alpha' — The Age Group Beyond Gen Z | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
To them, "cloud" doesn't mean a fluffy, white shape in the sky.
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Jerry Blumengarten stops by TeacherCast LIVE during ISTE 2014

Jerry Blumengarten stops by TeacherCast LIVE during ISTE 2014 | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Jerry Blumengarten stops by TeacherCast LIVE during ISTE 2014
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3 secrets to a successful digital transformation

In just one year of becoming all digital, the Stepinac academic probation rate was cut in half.
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Managing iPad Videos in Schools- Visual Guide for Teachers

Managing iPad Videos in Schools- Visual Guide for Teachers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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New Teacher 101: Surviving your first year in the classroom

New Teacher 101: Surviving your first year in the classroom | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Post written by Jenna Kleine, a ClassDojo Thought Partner






Year one is exciting! However, enthusiasm can only get your so far. My advice? Be consistent. Whether you have a few weeks or a few days before school starts, it’s time to make some decisions that will allow you to establish a consistent classroom environment.


7 Questions to ask yourself when planning routines and procedures — and advice from a middle school science teacher…





1. How will students enter the classroom?


Always have students line up outside of class. This might sound elementary, but it allows for separation between hallway behavior and classroom behavior. As they enter greet each student and say their names! This might be the only “hello” they receive today.


2. How will I get students’ attention?


A bell, a countdown, or a clap is typical — try to change it up! Perhaps you can ask the students for ideas and have a competition for the best attention grabber. How about this… TD4Wbutton :)


3. How will I begin each day?


Students should be able to enter class and get started on whatever routine you have in place without any reminders. Always have the assignment up on the projector for students to see. I do a quick-write at the beginning of each class. Three minutes to write, one minute to share with their partner/group, then students are randomly called on to share with the class.


4. How will I be calling on students?


I love using ClassDojo’s randomize feature to call on students. This keeps the students who raise their hand too much at bay and the shy students participating. Teachers sometimes use popsicle sticks to call on students at random, but ClassDojo is much more engaging and interactive for the students.


5. How will I reward excellent behavior?


ClassDojo! Personalize positive behavior awards based on characteristics you want students to strive for. However, make sure you have an incentive program in place to keep students working for ClassDojo points. For example, the first 5 students to reach 20 points gets _________.


6. What is my discipline policy?


Most schools will have a discipline policy in place that you must follow in terms of detention, etc. For my own classroom I give a warning using ClassDojo. If the behavior continues after the warning, communicate with the parent. Send them a ClassDojo message! Or give an old-school phone call. Parent-teacher relationships are key for student success.


7. How will I end class every day?


Exit tickets! Put a prompt up on the projector and give each student/pair/group a piece of paper. Students must turn in “exit tickets” on their way out the door.


“Moment of Zen” (cred. Jon Stewart) — I end each class with an inspirational quote. I turn off all of the lights and put the quote up on the projector. Students must be silent for 20 seconds before they can leave. Namaste. :)





Whatever routines and procedures you put in place, stay consistent. Your stress-level will thank you for it.


Good luck!
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Language Learning App Lingua.ly Lands for iPhone

Language Learning App Lingua.ly Lands for iPhone | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Lingua.ly‘s language learning mobile app is now available to download for the iPhone, following its release on Android back in April this year and its launch on the Web just... Keep reading →
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11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru

11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :)

Announcing: ClassDojo goes school-wide :) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Hello, folks :)


Since ClassDojo’s beginnings, millions of teachers have signed up to use ClassDojo in their classrooms. Over time, we’ve been excited to hear those teachers spread it to other teachers in their schools and grade-levels - creating entire ‘ClassDojo schools’ where every teacher uses ClassDojo, or whole grade-level teams using ClassDojo to help students develop the behaviors and skills they need for success.


Today, we’re thrilled to announce two features that make using ClassDojo across an entire grade-level or school - or even with just a few other teachers - a lot easier! Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to connect with other teachers in your school to teach classes together, share student rosters, and track your students’ progress across all their different classes. These features have been the most popular requests from teachers everywhere over the last few years - we hope you like them :) 


There are two ways to work together with other ClassDojo teachers, Shared Students and Shared Classes:





With Shared Students, teachers can connect with each other and share individual students to fill each other’s classes. Setting up your classes will be faster by pulling from the school roster, and you can also view students’ reports from their other teachers’ classes.




With Shared Classes, you and your colleagues can teach the same class, awarding feedback points in each others’ classes, and instantly messaging parents! This feature is great for teaching assistants and also classes that move together during the school day.



Read more details on the ClassDojo Community Forum!


We’ve been hard at work building these features to help you use ClassDojo across your whole school or grade level - and this is just the first step! We hope you love what we’re launching today, and we’d love your feedback - let us know what you think in the comments below, or by emailing us at hello@classdojo.com :)
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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary

BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Google Adds New Explore Feature to Google Maps Apps

Google Adds New Explore Feature to Google Maps Apps | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Google has added a new Explore feature to their Google Maps apps on Android and iOS that allows users to discover places nearby. The feature, accessed via an "Explore" button in the bottom right co...
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