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Mobile Technology is Helping Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Mobile Technology is Helping Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

With the combined innovation of smartphone accessories, dedicated mobile devices and highly informative mobile apps, we can all look forward to a healthier tomorrow in a world with fewer waiting rooms, less expensive consultations and easier diagnoses. Now that’s a future worth waiting for.


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Josué Cardona's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:21 PM

A glimpse at some innovative technology with lots of potential.

Elodie Binard's curator insight, August 1, 2013 6:23 AM

With the combined innovation of smartphone accessories, dedicated mobile devices and highly informative mobile apps, we can all look forward to a healthier tomorrow in a world with fewer waiting rooms, less expensive consultations and easier diagnoses. Now that’s a future worth waiting for.

TanzaniteInfotech's comment, August 2, 2013 7:35 AM
Yes Absolutley ! day by day now mobile technology is growing with a awsome rate
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10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class

10  Good Strategies to Foster A Growth Mindset Culture in Your Class | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 23, 6:01 PM
Nice visual to support concept of developing a 'Growth Mindset' in the classroom.
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10 Things to Fear @dougpete

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On Thursday, Colleen Rose asked this million dollar question on her blog.

What holds us back from embracing technology in our daily practice?

Now, I could have taken the easy route and posted a reply to her blog but instead, I collaborated with my buddy Peter McAsh to come up with this Top 10 list big list.

We seem to have mastered Dropbox Paper so that was our platform for this collaboration.

Note that we’re not afraid to bite firmly on our tongues…

This isn’t necessarily a definitive list and there’s no order but it’s what we came up with.

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What Do Students Really Think About Teaching and Learning? | Getting Smart

What Do Students Really Think About Teaching and Learning? | Getting Smart | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mary Ann Wolf - This year, students and teachers shared their perspectives on teaching and learning at the Personalized Learning Summit.

 


A mere taste of the wisdom imparted:


● Relationships matter. Students want to know their teachers better, and they want teachers to understand their passions. Teachers want time to get to know students beyond their academic achievement.


● Context and relevance matter. Students, especially high school students, want authentic learning experiences. They want to solve problems, but they want them to be grounded in their world.


● Students want agency and voice. They want to be active drivers in their own learning. They want to have choices, various ways to learn and opportunities to explore their passions within formal learning environments.


● Students learn in many different ways. Students and teachers emphasized that they each learn differently. Students want opportunities that address these learning differences, and teachers would like to be able to personalize learning more for kids.


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 17, 9:55 AM
Similar results to my own research study. Students want to connect with their teachers and have relevance in order to engage. This is a very affirming article.
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Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students - by Dan Henderson

Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students - by Dan Henderson | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 15, 11:01 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content.  To this end, we have compiled 20 of the best and most popular YouTube channels for math teachers. These channels provide a wide variety of  videos, tutorials and animated courses covering different mathematical concepts from algebra to geometry.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 12, 4:36 AM
nice compilation 
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 13, 2:27 AM
Something for our Maths teachers 
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 13, 5:52 PM
Il fallait l'ajouter à la liste : des sites pour les profs de math.
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Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds

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Want to blow your students' minds with some hard-hitting critical thinking exercises? Try out the ones we've got for you here.

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Digital Tools for Teachers | PeacheyPublications.com

Digital Tools for Teachers | PeacheyPublications.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The book contains more than 70 tools and resources and these have been hand picked because they represent a broad cross-section of what is at present available.

Speaking Tools ChapterThe chapters of the book are divided into simple pedagogical tasks that most teachers need to carry out or help their students with and the descriptions of the resources are suitably concise to make the book easy for a stressed teacher to access and browse in a few spare moments between classes.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 2, 12:31 PM

My latest ebook for just £1.99

David Alexander's curator insight, March 10, 12:56 AM
Every tool you add to your box creates new possibilities for your students.
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What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 1, 5:49 PM

Sometimes you need to remember what's really important to students-you!

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A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 28, 4:20 PM
This is helpful and should be in the hands of teachers.
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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Learning is Personal not Personalized - Modern Learners

Learning is Personal not Personalized - Modern Learners | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
It's personal not personalized learning that we should focus on. We need to have more critical conversations about complex learning environments.

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9 free edtech ebooks

9 free edtech ebooks | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Here you can find links to free digital books and learning materials from around the internet.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 9, 10:47 PM

Some free ebooks.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 10, 12:39 PM

Some free ebooks.

David Alexander's curator insight, February 12, 6:21 AM
If you're going online with theological ed, you need tools. Nobody is going to encourage you on your first trip out. 
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Ways to Make Learning Relevant in Middle School

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Hang out with middle schoolers and you’ll discover they want you to make learning relevant. They want their learning to help them reach a bigger goal.

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Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic

Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Today, a day without tech being used in the classroom would be an unusual day indeed. In fact, according to a survey by Front Row Education, 75% of teachers say they use technology daily with their students. Tablets and laptops are now common in many classrooms. These devices can be loaded with education programs and apps for students, and using this kind of technology makes it easy for teachers to track student progress.

On the cutting edge of ed-tech you’ll find tools like virtual reality and 3D printing. By using virtual reality technology, like Google Glass, students can visit other locations without ever leaving their desks. These tools use 3D imagery to make the wearer feel like they’re exploring a realm in person. 3D printing also gives students opportunities to explore cutting-edge concepts in the classroom. Students can design objects on a computer and then “print” them out on a 3D printer, which uses plastic or other materials to create the object. These kinds of technologies may currently be cost prohibitive for many schools, but you’re likely to see them being adopted by classrooms in the coming years.

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Christine Weald's curator insight, March 22, 12:57 AM
Like almost everything else - a little bit of this mixed with that gives the all round environment.
John Rudkin's curator insight, March 22, 4:11 AM
Never doubt the opportunities modern digital technology can offer - and push the envelope
Tumbling Stones's curator insight, March 23, 6:09 PM

Important conversation!

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#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World

#TeachingEmpathy - Education World: Teaching Empathy in a Post-Empathetic World | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

How do we teach "empathy"? It’s a fair question, followed up with, “How do we have the time to teach something like ‘empathy’ in our academically rigorous classes?” Often bundled up and pushed aside as non-compulsory “character education”, this sort of work can sometimes seem arbitrary and time-consuming. However, the science shows there is nothing further from the truth. In fact, an empathic school is a smarter school.

Multiple studies have now shown a strong correlation between student empathy and academic achievement....

 

 

1. Teaching Point of View...

2. Argument vs. Persuasion: Civil Discourse...

3. Teaching Listening...

4. Empathic Civilization: Jeremy Rifkin...

 

by Keith Lambert,


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Assembly - Graphic design for everyone

Assembly - Graphic design for everyone | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Graphic design for everyone

Create icons, logos and scenes using a building block approach to design.
Available on iPhone and iPad.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 14, 2:28 AM

This looks like a great tool for designing icons and infographics. Nice way to enhance the look of your materials.

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The Support for Special Needs Daily

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A selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos recommended by Julia Roberts
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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

lHeroes in books and movies captivate kids, many of whom could teach a master class on these characters. The fresh perspective teachers can offer is how students themselves can and should be heroes.

As advocates of growth mindset, we can teach children that heroism does not require obsession with perfection or product. We should show students that we also value process and progress. Heroicl stories can help: They teach students about mitigating mistakes, learning from loss, and overcoming adversity, all of which are key elements of growth mindset.


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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 5:13 PM

Making and writing go together. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 4, 5:13 PM

Make it happen in the writing process classroom.

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The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils

The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
I’ve always enjoyed thinking of ideas about how we can utilise technology for purposeful means in the classroom. It is often we see the simplest ideas making the biggest impact on teaching an…
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A Beginner's Guide to Station-Based Learning - STEM JOBS

A Beginner's Guide to Station-Based Learning - STEM JOBS | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Innovative classrooms are introducing station-based learning to better engage students and provide more helpful feedback for teachers.

Station-based learning is true to its name: it allows students to rotate through stations, learning in smaller groups adaptable to each student’s individual needs. Khan Academy offers a more thorough definition in a video explaining the model:

"In a Station Rotation, within a given course or subject (such as math) students rotate at fixed points in time – that is, on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion – between different learning stations, at least one of which is an online learning station. Other stations might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. Some implementations involve the entire class alternating among activities together, whereas others divide the class into small-group rotations. In the Station Rotation model, students rotate through all of the stations."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 1, 1:21 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

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12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Donna Bownds's curator insight, February 17, 9:43 AM
Great infographic on Critical Thinking!
Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 17, 12:13 PM
Pensamiento crítico Guía
Carol Hancox's curator insight, February 19, 10:20 PM
critical thinking - not tech related but important 21st century skill
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Why Nurturing Student Creativity is Essential (and 7 Ways to Do It) by Lee Watanabe Crockett

Why Nurturing Student Creativity is Essential (and 7 Ways to Do It) by Lee Watanabe Crockett | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe Crockett

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D. R. Hale's curator insight, February 12, 10:59 PM
Creativity is NOT overrated.