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UK celebrates 50 years of lifelong learning with Donovan Fellows and Osher ... - KyForward.com

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**UPDATED** Andy Helps You Read is not a "fly-by-night" learning tool.

**UPDATED** Andy Helps You Read is not a "fly-by-night" learning tool. | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Bottom Line: This app can be a handy addition to any special needs classroom at home or in a traditional setting as long as there is adequate guidance and support given to the student.
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Steve Snyder: A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

Steve Snyder: A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Steve Snyder:

 

I usually offer a few parameters as well:

Avoid yes/no questions.Be specific in terms of ideas and passages (i.e., specify page numbers).Ask about the areas or ideas you struggled with and/or those that really aroused your curiosity.


The latter point is key. The best questions usually arise from a sincere questioner.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 13, 2:32 PM

Thanks to Steve Snyder for this Faculty Focus article on how to develop students' questioning skills.  This applies to both traditional classroom instruction and to discussion forum participation in online classes.

Character Minutes's curator insight, July 22, 11:01 AM
Great prompt sheet included!

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Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

We might live in a time of digital abundance, but our digital memories – our personal memories and our collective memories – are incredibly brittle. We might be told we’re living in a time of rapid technological change, but we are also living in a period of rapid digital data decay, of the potential loss of knowledge, the potential loss of personal and collective memory.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 9:16 AM

Rather long but interesting article.

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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 1:10 AM

A great resource for teachers.

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Nigel Coutts: The Future of Education

Nigel Coutts: The Future of Education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
From a convergence of technology, understandings of how we learn and from an understanding of new purposes for education the most consistent message is that education must increasing become learner centred. Our goal must be to put the learner at the centre of our understanding and they must be the focus of all we do.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 10, 2:01 PM

"Put the learner at the centre" ~ Nigel Coutts puts his finger on it for the 21st Century.  A student at the center must be a learning agent. To be so, a student must learn how to learn.

 

The skyline of Florence reminds me that the silos of learning in today's universities haven't changed much since the renaissance. We still operate within our discipline while the world around us demands flexibility and the ability to to learn on demand. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it


Stoodle is a free online collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by CK12. On Stoodle you can create a whiteboard space and invite others to use it with you. Registration is not required in order to use Stoodle. In the video embedded below I demonstrate the features of Stoodle.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 9, 8:53 PM

Check out this blog post & video from Richard Byrne. Great tool... and it's free!

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 10, 9:56 AM
Not sure how well this will work in a cloud-based classroom, as it gives me an Office error, but the concept is fantastic. Will it enhance teaming over Google products? Let's see...
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3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way

3D Printing Teaches High School Students About Materials Science in a Hands-On Way | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it


"One of the great things (among many) about 3D printing is that not only is it an important skill in itself, it’s also a valuable tool for learning about other things. Just look at 3D printed organ models, for example – they’re becoming increasingly common in hospitals and clinics as a way for surgeons to plan operations before operating, but they also allow medical students and professionals alike to study the human body – and all of its quirks and malfunctions – more closely and thoroughly than ever before.

3D printing, and its ability to create perfect replicas of microscopic particles and blow them up to thousands of times their original size, has also enabled researchers and students to study things like pollen, for example, in a tactile way that wasn’t previously possible. At the other end of the spectrum, 3D printing can scale the universe down to a cube that can be held in the palm of a hand. 

There’s virtually no limit to the concepts that can be elucidated with a 3D printer, and a group of scientists at the Institute of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB) have designed a course that uses the technology to teach high school students about the growing field of materials science."


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Episode 15: It’s More About the Social than the Media

Episode 15: It’s More About the Social than the Media | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Everyone has an opinion about the role of social media in education. In this episode hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson are joined by guest Dr. Tanya Joosten, author of Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices, as they consider the place of social media in online education.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 6, 11:43 AM

Rich content, value added links, thoughtful dialog: time well spent!

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Teaching Strategies: Nurturing Student Relationships

Teaching Strategies: Nurturing Student Relationships | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
How to use teaching strategies to build relationships with your students.
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12 Great iPad Apps for Librarians (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great iPad Apps for Librarians (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Here is a handy visual for librarians featuring 12 of what we think are very good iPad apps they can use in their daily work. The visual is based on a post we shared here a few months ago. For more app suggestions for librarians, we recommend  Nicole Hennig’s book : Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage which covers in more details over 100 Android and iPad apps. You can also check this infographic featuring 30 good web tools for librarians.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, July 3, 12:54 AM
As a former university librarian (University of Hawaii-Hilo) back in the day (late 1970s), I wish I had some of these tools.  Even though these apps are geared for professional librarians and archivists, bloggers and webmasters will find some of the apps useful for their information niches.  Try a few of these apps and see what happens.
María Medín's curator insight, July 4, 1:33 PM
Unas aplicaciones muy útiles en la biblioteca, ¡para tenerlo todo a mano!
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 13, 3:43 PM
Des applications pour bibliothécaires sur iPad.
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ISTE 2016: Three Free Tools for Teachers

ISTE 2016: Three Free Tools for Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Innovative teachers find few things more exciting than discovering creative, new educational tools they can implement immediately.. ...The presentation — led by education thought leader Leslie Fisher, PBS LearningMedia representative John Sessler and teacher Clara Pena — detailed the features of several STEM-themed applications, as well as the ways teachers can put those tools to use right away


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 12:39 PM
Three innovative, easy to use tools are mentioned here.... and best of all they are free!
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 12:50 PM

Three great tools... and best of all they are free!

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#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 29, 9:23 AM
Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Stop Motion Studio is a great app for creating stop motion videos. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems. The basic (free) version of Stop Motion Studio lets you take as many pictures as you like and string them together in a sequence that plays back at a frame-per-second rate of your choosing. Each frame can be edited individually before you produce the final video. You can also add narration to your video in the basic version of the app. Completed projects can be saved to your device and from there you can share them on YouTube or on your favorite social network.

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SmartyReader

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SmartyReader is an interactive eReader platform that pairs award-winning content with challenging comprehension questions and active vocab acquisition.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 8:47 AM

This looks pretty interesting.

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, July 23, 2:57 PM
Looks like this could be worth a try...
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Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered

Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Making is as old as learning itself. While the maker movement may only be about a decade old, the human desire to create dates back to the earliest forms of human activity, from making stone tools to drawing on cave walls (Halverson & Sheridan, 2014; Martinez & Stager, 2014). Thinkers such as Pestalozzi, Montessori, and Papert helped paved the way for the maker movement by stressing the importance of hands-on, student-centered, meaningful learning. Instead of viewing learning as the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student, these thinkers embraced the idea that children learn best when encouraged to discover, play, and experiment.

More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and kid-friendly coding, making is emerging as an effective way to introduce students to STEM, particularly women and minorities. By incorporating elements of making into the classroom, educators can bridge the gap between what students are passionate about and what they're learning in school.

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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News)

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News) | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? I couldn’t agree more.


Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad."
But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects? What if we asked those student learners to create informative, instructional digital content that is accessible to all? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

Our school here in Wisconsin did just that, and the results have been astounding. Here’s how it happened.

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Games and the Future of Education | ABUNDANCE

Peter Diamandis: Learning needs to be less like school and more like Angry Birds. We need get kids addicted to learning while they are having fun. http://xprize.or


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 1:23 PM

The future I dreamed of as a young teacher is happening right now. The next 20 years will be profoundly interesting for all teachers and learners.

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A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy for The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 9, 8:58 AM
A new visual info-graphic on Bloom's digital taxonomy. 
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 8, 12:37 PM
Great ideas here!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 8, 2:59 PM

Thanks to Maggie Rouman at UW-Stout for finding this clever article on Pinterest in the Classroom.

Ecole Wifaq Rabat's curator insight, Today, 9:42 AM
مع ظهور بنتريست كل ما كان المدرسون يصلون إليه بالمجان من المواد التعليمية صار بمقابل وبتواطىء من جوجل كل المواد المميمزة تظهر في قمة نتائج البحث واحزروا في أي موقع.. نعم دائما هو بنتيريست أو دبس اهمامك أف ثم أف
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Online Grammar Tools

Online Grammar Tools | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 6, 9:41 AM

A collection of tools for helping students with their English grammar.

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6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News)

6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News) | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger, and timely, endeavor.

Best defined by the research and work of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler and Eduardo Briceno, growth mindset is the recognition of the brain as a muscle that—with practice, effort, and nurturing—can continue to grow and develop. When you think of an inventor or innovator, past or present, what descriptors come to mind? Creative. Persistent. Curious. Fearless. Passionate. But educators know that most students don’t show up to your class on the first day of school exhibiting these qualities.

So how do we provide not only the physical tools but the mental tools to Make? Here are the essential pieces:

1. Give students permission to play

2. Build those Maker muscles 

3. Reflect often

4. Have some accountability

5. Cultivate an appreciation for failure

6. Use role models to inspire students to become Makers"


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 6, 6:46 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
While the Maker Movement continues to grow, it hasn't yet gained its greatest traction, which currently sits untapped in the minds of the students in front of us. Through forming partnerships with community makerspaces or building a school makerspace, educators and decision makers everywhere have the rare chance to help bring this truly all-inclusive learning experience into their schools, districts, and communities in order to help all students. Here are four ways that the "new industrial revolution" will help your students succeed and help breathe life back into your craft.

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ISTE 2016: Three Free Tools for Teachers

ISTE 2016: Three Free Tools for Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Innovative teachers find few things more exciting than discovering creative, new educational tools they can implement immediately.. ...The presentation — led by education thought leader Leslie Fisher, PBS LearningMedia representative John Sessler and teacher Clara Pena — detailed the features of several STEM-themed applications, as well as the ways teachers can put those tools to use right away


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 12:39 PM
Three innovative, easy to use tools are mentioned here.... and best of all they are free!
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 12:50 PM

Three great tools... and best of all they are free!

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10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers

10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
By Sophia Sanchez - A list of 10 popular apps recommended for English Language Learners and teachers from an ELL teacher.
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Patrizia Roma's curator insight, July 2, 9:35 AM
App per imparare l'inglese
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How to Record Audio from a Bluetooth Mic on the iPhone or iPad

How to Record Audio from a Bluetooth Mic on the iPhone or iPad | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Recording audio from a Bluetooth microphone isn’t something that iOS can do out of the box, but that doesn’t mean it’s not entirely possible.
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