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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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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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FIRKI - The Online Teacher Training Portal (India)

FIRKI - The Online Teacher Training Portal (India) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
FIRKI is an engaging and interactive, online teacher training solution by Teach For India.
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Great List of Upcoming Webinars for Transforming Teaching and Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great List of Upcoming Webinars for Transforming Teaching and Learning - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Great List of Upcoming Webinars & Events for Transforming Teaching and Learning.
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Great List of Blogs and Resources for Elementary Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great List of Blogs and Resources for Elementary Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Here are some useful blogs and resources for elementary teachers.
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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Skaffl

How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad | Skaffl | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.
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You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials)

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Time to get up-to-speed with technology!

Time to get up-to-speed with technology! | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
This post was written by Kelly Connolly-Hickey, a ClassDojo Thought Partner






When I started teaching at my high school twelve years ago, we had to fill in bubbles on forms to take attendance, complete progress reports, and complete report cards. Today, we have one integrated web-based system for such student records. Implementing technology previously meant incorporating a laser disk player or displaying a presentation on a small TV. Now, most classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, or are even 1:1. Certainly technology has made teaching easier in some aspects.


Here are my favorite apps and sites that can enhance teaching:





1. ClassDojo: ClassDojo is available on the web and as an app for iOS and Android. ClassDojo allows me to record student behaviors (which are customizable) in real time. Students and parents can either log in to the website or download the app to track student behavior. I can generate individual or class reports to share, and even more exciting, I can instantly message with parents!


 2. Easybib: Easybib is my go-to site for students working on a research paper or project to aggregate and properly cite their sources - essential to avoiding plagiarism. It also features an Educator’s Portal, which has free lesson plans, flyers, citation guides, and more.


3. Google Products: Where to begin…Google seems to have a product or app for everything! Many Google products can enhance teaching and learning:



Chrome is the browser my students and I use. I find it the most powerful and it is extremely user-friendly. 




Google is the most popular search engine in the US. There are so many useful features that my students love exploring. 








Google Books allows users to search for books. If the book is out of copyright or if Google has obtained permission, users may see a preview or the entire text. If the book is in the public domain, users can download a PDF copy.








Google Calendar allows you to create a schedule that can be shared with colleagues and students! This is also a great tool for teaching organization and time-management. 








Google Drive has changed the way students and I share information and work. We are collaborating more than ever. With a suite of products that rival Microsoft Office, students can create documents and projects and then share them with others. I often create documents for class notes and save them on Drive so they are easily accessible for all my classes and easy to print out for students with IEPs. 






Gmail: My school uses a customized form of Gmail as our official email. I require all of my 12th graders to create an address suitable for contact with teachers and colleagues, and I encourage my 9th graders to do the same. Gmail is widely used and highly customizable, with filters, tabs, and a powerful advanced search feature.  





4. YouTube: Students, from preschoolers to high schoolers, love activities involving YouTube. Common Core Standards require close reading of texts and analysis of video; I’ve been using YouTube clips to introduce topics. I create a list of questions based on the clip and students are responsible for answering the questions as we watch. They are interested and engaged, actively seeking answers. Active watching with YouTube is a lot more interesting than a presentation, for both the students and me.


5. Wikispaces: I maintain two class websites on Wikispaces - one for my AP English Language and Composition students, and another for my 9th and 12th grade Regents classes. It’s free for educators and students and is very user-friendly! Keeping up this website is great for teaching responsibility for students who need to find a handout or any other assignment they might be missing. 


What do you use to enhance teaching?
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This iPhone Camera Tips & Tricks Video Aims To Improve Your Shooting Skills

This iPhone Camera Tips & Tricks Video Aims To Improve Your Shooting Skills | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The iPhone camera is the most popular camera on the planet as of now, and it’s not just something that cannot be backed up by facts; Flickr statistics clearly support this notion. It makes sense, too - when the original iPhone was launched back in 2007, the image quality was far superior to the competition despite being a fixed-focus, measly 2 megapixel shooter. Now we’re close to the iPhone 6’s launch, and the current flagship, the iPhone 5s, has a camera that’s come a long way since. It produces really good images, and it’s always with you in your pocket, making it camera of choice.
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Infographic Top 10 Most Popular Instant Messaging Apps In The World | Infographics Creator

Infographic Top 10 Most Popular Instant Messaging Apps In The World | Infographics Creator | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Infographic Top 10 most popular instant messaging apps in the world Today Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social! 1. WhatsApp WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for them. On February 19. 2014, Facebook Inc. announced it was acquiring WhatsApp Inc for $19 billion. 450 million active monthly users 2. Viber It is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging voice over Internet protocol application for smartphones. On 14 February 2014, the company was acquired by Rakuten for $900 million. More than 300 million subscribers. 3. WeChat WeChat, the mobile messaging application released by China's Internet giant Tencent, 450 million monthly active users. 4. LINE LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers that allows users to make free voice calls and send free messages. 350 million active users 5. KakaoTalk KakaoTalk is a multi-platform texting app
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