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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What's trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology?… (RT @BVCFAPAC: What are the educational tech trends for 2015?
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Rather than talk about 21st century education, when there's 86 years to go, perhaps just looking at this year and next is ambitious enough...unless of course you have been touched by the technology muse.

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7 Reading Readiness Apps

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This post was originally was published by Edutopia under the title 7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students.
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9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech 

9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech  | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 8:39 AM
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

 

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, Today, 9:10 AM
9 mejores kits de circuitos electrónicos
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theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard

theLearnia - Free Online Whiteboard | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
theLearnia helps teachers to flip their classroom by creating awesome video lessons within minutes and share with their students

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 23, 4:54 AM
Useful and easy tool!!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 23, 6:54 AM
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 23, 5:29 PM

Interesting, what do you think?

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Mobile 3D Scanner App for iPad | itSeez3D

Mobile 3D Scanner App for iPad | itSeez3D | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 23, 2:54 PM
Over a dozen ideas that help faculty be more innovative in the classroom.
Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 10:19 PM

The expanding world of information, communication technology, means as educators, we must be trying to expand our practices with it. Definitely an intimidating prospect - however some of these ideas seem easier to implement than others

Farid Mheir's curator insight, Today, 9:23 AM

Different ways to look at a classroom and interaction with students. Of course this applies to professors in college & universities but should it not also apply to businesses? All these solutions would make wonders to enhance boring business training classes. And if they are affordable for schools, should they not also be for businesses?

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Are iPads the Answer in Education? By @refthinking – UKEdChat.com

Are iPads the Answer in Education? By @refthinking – UKEdChat.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Yet active learning in the virtual environment is no different than learning in face-to-face classrooms; we can apply the same definitions to online learning communities. The goal is to encourage students to dialog, write, think and evaluate no matter what learning environment the student occupies. If we consider Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognitive development, we want students to employ skills that go beyond the entry-level skills of knowledge and comprehension.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 6, 10:57 AM

Great ideas for promoting active learning in the online environment.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, May 9, 6:08 PM
There is online learning ... and then again there is online learning. This of course requires appropriate teacher:student loads. Why some training organisations will allow near to empty classrooms and then expect online facilitators to manage a virtual stadium is beyond me!
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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. From communication to motor skills, learning through play is a wonderful motivator for kids with challenges.
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Number of pupils with special needs resulting from mental health issues doubles in four years

Number of pupils with special needs resulting from mental health issues doubles in four years | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The proportion of Scottish school pupils needing additional support for learning because of a mental health problem has rocketed, shocking new statistics reveal
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How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time

How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
YoungMinds activist Alice Victor discusses the pressure she felt during exam season and how teachers can support young people through the stress
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Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. - David Lassner Wow...where did the school year go? We have only 24 days remaining!
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Dr. Joan McGettigan's curator insight, May 3, 7:13 AM
"The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical." – David Lassner ❤️ this quote in post
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Kinems Learning Games

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Kinems is a game-based pesonalised learning method for children with multiple learning disabilities. Children interact with the learning games naturally with hand and body gestures (without mouse and keyboard). This natural way of interaction in a computer-based gaming environment increases children’s attention, motivation, pleasure and skills’ level.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 12:46 AM

A really interesting use of game based learning.

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10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers

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Although this is a follow up post to 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers, I prefer to think of it as 10 things I wish someone had told me about PowerPoint. Every teacher has their own opinion about the effectiveness of using PowerPoint in the classroom. My opinion has always been that PowerPoint is a tool, a tool…

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 2, 3:33 PM

Fantastic tips for teachers who often use PowerPoint. So many cool little things to freshen up your presentations!

Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, May 2, 11:28 PM

Excellent ideas and tips.

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Some great tips here that I haven't seen in other blog posts. 
 
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What if Young People Designed Their Own Learning? -

What if Young People Designed Their Own Learning? - | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Imagine a school with no year levels or set curriculum – could it work?
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The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
By William Weil - Audiobooks are more than a nice library resource or good for struggling readers--they are an important literacy tool for K-12.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 7:22 AM

Yes. Really useful addition to any teacher's toolkit.

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PBS is Giving Away iBooks to Teachers

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PBS has released a series of free interactive digital books for teachers.
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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 19, 12:43 AM

My ebook with lesson plans and photocopiable materials.

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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos
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Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.

Self-Awareness: Making in all its forms requires a full range of skills including cognitive, physical, and affective skills. Given this need for multiple and diverse skill set, effective and successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process. Example questions related to self-awareness and making include:

     * What strategies am I using to increase my awareness of my emotions and how they influence my performance during the making-related tasks?

     * What are my strengths given this particular making task?

     * What are my limitations and how can I use my strengths to overcome them? ..."


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NLafferty's curator insight, May 11, 3:33 AM
This this post includes an infographic which summarises areas where students can gain self-awareness when involved in maker projects in the classroom. While the piece focuses on maker education in the school classroom it's also applicable to higher education. The areas of social-emotional development highlighted here resonate with the ones we've seen students identify in their reflective blogs when we run our Doctor as Digital Teacher SSC where they design and develop a digital learning resource.  
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 11, 5:59 AM
Successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process.
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 1:26 PM
had not seen this skill combo before
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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest—flashy, colorful, unique apps will hook your students, but not usually for long. Is this emphasis (or overemphasis) on apps the right way for students to experience learning? Will their attention hold in the long-term?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 24, 2:27 AM

Interesting checklist.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 7, 1:11 AM

Useful checklist

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File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive Vs. Dropbox Vs. OneDrive

File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive Vs. Dropbox Vs. OneDrive | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion o
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Rasputin vs Stalin. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 finale.

http://nicepeter.com◄ Download on iTunes ► http://bit.ly/iTunesRussians Help us translate this battle into your language! ►http://erb.fm/TranslateRussians
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DIY schooling on the rise as more parents opt for home education

DIY schooling on the rise as more parents opt for home education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
No one knows exactly how many children are being taught at home, but new figures suggest numbers in England are growing. Why is this?
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Is Minecraft a Legit Education Tool?

Is Minecraft a Legit Education Tool? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
There are many people who are using Minecraft in there classrooms. There are probably even more who question its validity as an education tool. Is it a powerful tool for learning or is it just replacing the tri-fold project board?

I am at the point in the year where I start reflecting on some of my practices and the use of Minecraft in my class is one that I am evaluating. Students have been using Minecraft all year in my class and the results have been mixed.

Before I get into the results let me explain how I integrate Minecraft into my 6th grade Ancient World History class. In my class we cover the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India.

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Is Design Thinking the same as “making”?

Is Design Thinking the same as “making”? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
People often ask me two questions about Design Thinking. First, is the same as making, and second, do I like it. It’s obvious there are similarities and overlaps, and similar ways that they can be implemented well (or not so well). I think design is the key to modern STEM education, but it’s a mistake to think that using Design Thinking methodology is the same as teaching design. Design Thinking gets the “big D, big T” treatment because it’s a methodology invented at the Institute of Design at Stanford University (also known as the d.school) with assistance from ideo, a product design and consulting company.

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Interesting explanation of the overlap of "making" and design thinking, esp. in STEM.