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5 Things to Try When your iPad Acts Up ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Things to Try When your iPad Acts Up ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"We all panic when our iPad starts acting up, well no wonder its costly. But sometimes the source of the panic can be dealt with using  some simple tips. Other times prevention is better than cure, in other words, instead of waiting till our iPad gets "cranky" then start looking how to fix it, we can prevent such mishaps with proper usage."


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If you've got it, keep it...running.

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jonine's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:15 PM

Good ideas to stay friends with your iPad.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:11 AM

Als je het nog niet wist zijn deze tips handig

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If You Want Creative Kids, Hand Them Something Simple - Wired.com via @wterral

If You Want Creative Kids, Hand Them Something Simple - Wired.com via @wterral | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
“Children go out in the world, they look, they see—and a camera is another way for them to capture that,” says Tovah P. Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and author of How Toddlers Thrive. “You were putting him in the world to look around.” And the stamps and games? “Those took him out of it.” The digital add-ons are a distraction that pulls their focus (literally) away from picture-taking and into a world of silly hats and goofy effects. And developmentally, little kids are very bad at filtering out distractions. “The more simple the toy they’re given,” Klein says, “the more they discover for themselves.”

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It’s never been easy being a teenager. But is this now a generation in crisis?

It’s never been easy being a teenager. But is this now a generation in crisis? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
In 1976, the pioneering Open Door charity for young people with mental health problems launched. Forty years on, it’s asking whether it’s harder than ever to be an adolescent
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Hundred questions that help students think about thinking -

Hundred questions that help students think about thinking - | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Last year I wrote a post on how to help students think for themselves ..."


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Bill Flowers's curator insight, Today, 10:11 AM

Wonderful, imaginative questions. Can you image the difference we could make if we really taught children to think with these questions. Good for adults too!

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7 Teaching Strategies for Building Anticipation

7 Teaching Strategies for Building Anticipation | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
So often I walk into a classroom and announce, “Today we’ll be learning about ____________.” I fill in the blank with the teaching strategies for the day, and then I dive headlong into the lesson itself. When I start that way, students have no time to adjust themselves to the learning we’ll engage in that hour and have not had their background knowledge activated. One easy way to get students engaged in the lessons and primed for learning is to use what’s called an “Anticipatory set.” This essential teaching term is, according to teacher Jennifer Gonzalez, “A brief portion of a lesson given at the very beginning to get students’ attention, activate prior knowledge, and prepare them for the day’s learning. Also known as advance organizer, hook, or set induction.” It’s important that teachers take a few moments to carefully consider those opening moments of class to use teaching strategies that will help students become curious rather than bored, engaged rather than resistant. Here are a few teaching strategies for anticipatory sets that you might find worthwhile to try.

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Geriatric Depression

What Everyone Needs to Know about Geriatric Depression | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Depression is not a normal part of aging. Read more to learn the symptoms of geriatric depression and how to get proper treatment.
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A Look Back: Student Metacognition & Instructional Strategies

A Look Back: Student Metacognition & Instructional Strategies | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary!
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The Best Research On How Many Decisions A Teacher Makes Each Day

The Best Research On How Many Decisions A Teacher Makes Each Day | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Awhile back, someone on Twitter (sorry, I don’t remember who) raised a question about how many decisions a teacher has to make each day.
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Educational Links 9/15/16

Educational Links 9/15/16 | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
  Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

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Class size matters a lot, research shows

Class size matters a lot, research shows | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Can we stop pretending it doesn't?
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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News)

Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News) | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
This is an edited excerpt from “How to Teach Computational Thinking,” first published by Stephen Wolfram on Sept. 7, 2016.

Pick any field “X,” from archaeology to zoology. There either is now a “computational X”, or there soon will be. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, farmers, whatever—the future of all these professions will be full of computational thinking. Whether it’s sensor-based medicine, computational contracts, education analytics or agriculture—success is going to rely on being able to do computational thinking well.

Computational thinking is going to be a defining feature of the future, and it’s an incredibly important thing to be teaching to kids today. But where does it fit into the standard educational curriculum? The answer, I think, is simple: everywhere!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 13, 10:58 AM
Help in understanding how to fit computational thinking into the curriculum. 
Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, September 14, 3:28 AM
agitprop for the Wolfram language (Has NLP support and much more)
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, September 16, 10:43 AM
This is a concept oftenoverlooked.
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10 Best Make Your Own Robot Kits for Kids

10 Best Make Your Own Robot Kits for Kids | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Being able to create your own robot gives students and kids a great sense of achievement, with the added bonus of allowing children to develop patience, imagination and problems solving skills. There are a number of impressive kids robotics kits on the market that even parents will enjoy playing with. Plus, these types of projects provide valuable bonding time for kids and parents as it’s a toy that both can really relish. In classrooms, robotics are perfect for teaching coding to kids, there are many programmable robot kits that use a simple drag and drop programing language based on Scratch. Making your own robot is also a creative a process, where kids and students utilize their design skills to come up with interesting robot designs. The 10 best make your own robot kits for kids on the market are listed below.

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Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 28, 1:50 PM

It's the beginning of a new school year. Here's some quality ideas that will power up your thinking about this year's classes. 

 

Jennifer Gonzales is a National Board Certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning.

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 29, 10:20 PM

Very cool!

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Acclaim | Tomorrow's Tech In Today's Classroom

Acclaim | Tomorrow's Tech In Today's Classroom | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

You and your students can create videos by recording them with a webcam or mobile device, and then uploading them to Acclaim.
Post time-specific comments for engaging assignments, discussions, feedback sessions, peer to peer review, assessment and much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

Useful tool for building collaboraton and discussion around video.

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Acclaim | Tomorrow's Tech In Today's Classroom

Acclaim | Tomorrow's Tech In Today's Classroom | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

You and your students can create videos by recording them with a webcam or mobile device, and then uploading them to Acclaim.
Post time-specific comments for engaging assignments, discussions, feedback sessions, peer to peer review, assessment and much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

Useful tool for building collaboraton and discussion around video.

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A Path to Successful Flipped Instruction and Two Easy Ways to Get Started | Schoology

A Path to Successful Flipped Instruction and Two Easy Ways to Get Started | Schoology | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
My journey with instructional technology has led me to a position in which I lead many professional development sessions. I often get asked to help teachers start their flipping journey so I decided to share my own, and hopefully it will provide some insight as to how you can successfully flip your classroom. At the end of this blog, I have included a presentation on two easy ways to get started flipping.

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Designing learning spaces for students - Innovation: Education

Designing learning spaces for students - Innovation: Education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Educator and author Katy Farber unpacks key strategies for success in designing learning spaces for students. Hint: it begins with the students.
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5 #Considerations for #Designing #Makerspaces – @DavidJakesDesigns @djakes – Medium #makered

5 #Considerations for #Designing #Makerspaces – @DavidJakesDesigns @djakes – Medium #makered | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces are a really hot commodity in schools and the focus of a lot of the conversation that surrounds improving learning spaces. That’s exciting, and an opportunity to provide new spaces that add capability for students and teachers is always a good thing.


So, given this interest, what are some design questions to consider when thinking of adding a space that has maker capabilities? Here are my top five which focus on the design of such a space:"


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SafeShare: Share Videos Safely, Without Distractions (New 3 Minute TOOL-torial) — Emerging Education Technologies

SafeShare: Share Videos Safely, Without Distractions (New 3 Minute TOOL-torial) — Emerging Education Technologies | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Want Students to Watch Videos but Concerned About Distractions and Inappropriate Content? SafeShare.tv = Problem Solved.
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STEM to STEAM Ideas for the Classroom

STEM to STEAM Ideas for the Classroom | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
STEM to STEAM : Could The Arts Put The Steam Into STEM? http://www.teachthought.com/learning/could-the-arts-put-the-steam-into-stem/  

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The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer

The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
When you hear the word “create” or “make,” you might be tempted to think of a tangible, physical product. However, in design thinking, students might design other types of products. So here are some of the types of things students might create.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 15, 10:30 AM
Students learn so much more when they create. 
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, September 16, 10:41 AM
Learning to take what you know and create new knowledge is what students must know for this century
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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety of resources to engage kids and students in learning science.  It also offers ‘a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.’ As a teacher, you can use The Lawrence Hall of Science to look for activities and experiments to enrich your lesson plans. Use the tabs on the top of the website to easily browse through the materials it has.

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maralma's curator insight, September 18, 8:56 AM
Awesome!
Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 23, 11:33 AM
Desarrollar modelos y programar simuladores así como usarlos de manera heurística es una buena forma de mediar la construcción de representaciones científicas y de aprender ciencias
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Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds

Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing, prioritizing, improving their working memory, and mapping their options.
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Supporting students with autism in the classroom: what teachers need to know

Supporting students with autism in the classroom: what teachers need to know | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Teachers' lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.

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Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators

Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the current education systems still depend on the some core education pedagogy since decades. Although there is a sustaining innovation in some education systems, these future challenges seek a disruptive innovative that can contribute to building a generation programmed to solve problems rather than dealing with them.

When investigating the different routes to achieve this goal, one route seems to be appealing, as it aims to change how we thinking, which aligns with Albert Einstein’s quote: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” This route is based on design thinking, a methodology that aims to solve problems with a creative approach while putting the user in the center of the process to achieve a user-centered approach. Design thinking processes are not only applied to design business but extend to become a method that can be applied in daily life situation in order to solve our everyday problems or make our lives easier through innovation and creativity.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, September 15, 6:23 AM
Likely a fundamental building block approach to knowledge development we should adopt as professionals.