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Digital Survival

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Addressing digital citizenship with the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”.  GUEST COLUMN | by Craig Badura It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our pK-12 Aurora Hus...

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A clever way to make and reinforce some  important points about computer and net use.

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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:33 PM

This "survival kit" is equally applicable for adult learners. Fun, and funny.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:57 PM

Worth a try - with a few changes I have in mind.

Marji Gibbs's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:20 AM

Creative visual props to discuss digital citizenship

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The second major shift emerges with the uptake of the social networking sites and participatory technologies. Now, we no longer talk about a single literacy but multiple literacies. Literacies take many forms and encompass a varied body of social skills and cultural competencies. In their popular white paper "Confronting The Challenges of Participatory Cultures" Jenkins et al talked at length  about the development of these new literacies and how they come to shape the new learning forms that take place in the virtual space. According to Jenkins et al, these new literacies involve several social skills that are developed through collaboration and networking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 1:15 PM

This overview article lists 11 literacy skills that resonate with me. As an online educator they all apply to my work. However the three that most closely describe the program I work in are:


6- Distributed cognition:
The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.


7- Collective intelligence:
The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.


10- Networking
The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.


I learn by teaching. My life as an educator has prepared me to be 21st Century Literate.   

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'Bridging the Gap': Technology in Special Education - EdSurge

'Bridging the Gap': Technology in Special Education - EdSurge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Technology is often heralded for personalizing learning. But what has edtech done for students with disabilities, who may need personalized education the most?
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Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software

Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Transcribe saves thousands of hours every month in transcription time for journalists, lawyers and students all over the world.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 2, 3:50 AM

Useful tool for transcribing audio recordings from research or listening materials.

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 3, 5:17 AM

Compare to Dragon, etc. Test for use in creating training guides, etc.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | Google Drive, Duolingo, Evernote, ZoomNotes - Note take, Sketch, Annotate PDF and Present, Brainfeed – Educational Videos for Kids, Bitsboard, The Elements in Action by Theodore Gray, The Sandbox­ - ...


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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored in class when his teachers had to slow down to explain concepts, but now each student plays games intended to help him or her with specific skills they’re trying to master. He even gives examples!"


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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, November 12, 5:53 PM

Responding with wonderment and awe

Janelle Tassano's curator insight, November 13, 10:53 AM

This is my ideal school

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New Guidance Issued to Address Bullying of Spec...

New Guidance Issued to Address Bullying of Spec... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
While Bullying Awareness Month brought this issue to the center stage in October, many school and transportation administrators may not know that bullying is a civil rights issue for students with special needs.
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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Fun & Free Business English Courses

Fun & Free Business English Courses | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
BEhereBEthere offers fun and free courses which improve your business english. Select your study level Watch videos, take tests and complete activities.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 25, 7:14 AM

This site has some great interactive materials for teachers and students of Business English.

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, October 30, 6:58 AM

Free Business English Courses

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan


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Gina Tucker's curator insight, October 20, 2:14 PM

Don't treat all social channels the same. Here are some guidelines for developing the most effective sales strategy.


I especially agree with the point that brands should treat all social networks differently. Don't post the exact same content to twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc. Put some variety in your publishing and cater it to your particular audience on that social network! 

Josep M Agusti Roca's curator insight, October 21, 7:08 AM

Infography, social media success!

Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, October 24, 10:02 AM

Pour ne rien oublier sur la route des médias sociaux...

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44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic

44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

From social media management to to-do lists to file storage, here's an infographic filled with 44 of the top apps to help small business owners. bloggers, and entrepreneurs manage the unwieldy process of building a business.


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Stephen Fournier describes the value of teamwork, flexibility, lifelong ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Stephen Fournier describes the value of teamwork, flexibility, lifelong ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
"As I look to mentor people, I try to not only draw from my own personal experiences, but the folks like my father, my brother, my coaches. I try to draw from different experiences I've had."
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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the upcoming holiday break. I can’t wait to brainstorm creative ways to leverage these in lessons!

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 15, 12:35 PM

These could be useful tools for those of you doing outreach-based projects.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, December 18, 5:00 PM

Spent my morning trying these - very good on bitstrips, though it is very timeconsuming to create them, and I think you really need a desktop to do them well

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8 Twitter Tools to Improve Your Sales

8 Twitter Tools to Improve Your Sales | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Eight Twitter tools that help you analyze data, gain insights and boost sales. The result: you'll improve your marketing campaigns and keep your customers coming back for more. 


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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, December 9, 1:12 PM

Twitter tools that help you analyze data, gain insights and boost sales.

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Who are Europe's unemployed and inactive? - Balkans.com Business News

Who are Europe's unemployed and inactive? - Balkans.com Business News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Who are Europe’s unemployed and inactive? Why are they out-of-work? Why are some excluded for extended periods of time? What can be done to enable their active participation in the labor market?
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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, December 8, 4:31 AM

Muy interesante cómo clasifica las Apps (gratuitas, por cierto) en los niveles más altos de la taxonomía de Bloom y cómo el uso de esas Apps permite que aprendizaje de la competencia del pensamiento crítico. Muy bueno!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:56 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is causing this emphasis? And what can be done to solve the problem?

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Everyone in the world of learning, and that's all of us, can always use any resources offered.  Have them when you may need them.

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How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

When working with young students, typing can be quite a difficult thing for them to do. Why not make use of the iPad's dictation tool instead?


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Works in many circumstances.  Dictate your essay or your shopping list too.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 16, 7:28 PM

The dictation tool on the iPad is a bit under-used. This might be part of the solution in encouraging reluctant writers to at least get their ideas out on paper before then editing the work. 

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Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations

Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
This Saturday and Sunday, TEDx communities across the globe will be celebrating TEDxYouthDay, a weekend of TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and to celebrate, we’re featuring some of our favorite TEDx Talks from young people. Below, three great TEDx Talks from kids you have to watch.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 11:47 AM

When TED talks, why not listen?

David Smart's curator insight, November 16, 8:22 AM

Kids are more than precious; they may also have the ansews. Are we listening?

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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

 - THE VergeMicrosoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The move comes just days after Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox to integrate the cloud storage service into Office across desktop, mobile, and the web. You can now download Office for iPad and store all your documents on Dropbox without paying Microsoft anything at all. Microsoft is also releasing a brand new iPhone app today, alongside a preview of Office for Android tablets, all with Dropbox integration.


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If you're a Word. Excel and PowerPoint user, this has to be worthy news.

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Paul Wetmore's curator insight, November 9, 4:51 AM

It's true! And it works! Have tried it out - now there's no excuse not to work... To be honest, I do find Apple Pages to be a little more user-friendly on my iPad, and it also allows one to save one's documents as Word documents which is what I've being doing. So it's understandable why Microsoft has gone this route.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 10, 11:50 AM

This is what we are waiting for. Great news.

Jan Eade's curator insight, November 11, 2:56 PM

Microsoft Office is now free for all mobile devices with Dropbox integration.

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Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014 | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Got a tech-shaped hole in your life and money to spend? Here's all of TechRadar's buying guides all in one place.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, October 27, 12:56 AM

An extensive catalog of cool tech gadgets from smartphones/tablets and Home Entertainments Systems to  large-screen TVs and computers/laptops.   All products are rated by Techradar.com and come with suggested retail prices.  A good place to shop for that special device for your home or office.  Aloha, Russ.

Techstore's curator insight, October 27, 9:56 AM

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014.

 #gadgets

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Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School

Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 10:04 AM

This looks like a cool science app!

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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insightful.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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Flickr Launches for iPad

Flickr Launches for iPad | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Good news for Flickr users today – the Yahoo-owned photo-storage and sharing app has finally been optimized for iPad, though it will only work for those running iOS 8. While Flickr already worked...


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