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Everything I Need To Know About Education ... I Learned In Kindergarten! - iPads in Education

Everything I Need To Know About Education ... I Learned In Kindergarten! - iPads in Education | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking around and speaking to teachers and children it suddenly dawned on me that several of the "revolutionary" educational changes we've been calling for have actually already been around for quite a while - just talk a stroll down to the Kindergarten classes.

 


Via Sam Gliksman
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

Lets work to get all kids excited about education. I know my Kindergartener works the iPad as well as I can! #equalityforallages

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:59 AM

Don't be cautious.  If you have the right technology, little can go wrong. This is is a great reminder of what matters in education (strike that) learning. 

Niko Lewman's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:22 AM

An important view!

leslie Casey's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:50 AM

My kindergarteners LOVE the iPad, what a great way to enhance instruction.

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Leadership: Humor is Serious - 6 tips for Leaders

Leadership: Humor is Serious - 6 tips for Leaders | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it
Research on Leadership show that people appreciate leaders who have fun and work hard to get the job done.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Interesting read. Do you value humor in your leaders? As a leader, is it important to incorporate humor with interactions with colleagues? Something to think about...

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 7 Key Ingredients in the successful 21st Century Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 7 Key Ingredients in the successful 21st Century Classroom | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

Every modern school should have at least 4 things in technology or take off the modern and just call yourself a school:


Via Felix Jacomino
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Say it with me: I am an Teacherpreneur! Love this list!

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Belinda Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 9:32 PM
I found these 7 key ingredients to be informative and useful :)
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Schoology vs. Edmodo; How Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes

Schoology vs. Edmodo; How Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

Via Sam Gliksman
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Something to think about.

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Linda Jones's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:35 PM

Great comparison. Liked finding out more info on Schoology.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:21 PM

I have always been a big supporter for Schoology as a LMS.

Marita Diffenbaugh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:55 PM

I like the feature of being able to grade the discussions. I love Edmodo, however, Schoology looks like a great solution for secondary classes and their workflow. 

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The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

"I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting. The graphic  features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still  reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class"


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Lets work on embracing tech! Great 7 steps to get started.

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Alissa Huk's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:47 AM

This would be a great graphic to have in your classroom or computer lab. Even though this is aimed at teachers, these 7 habits could be instilled into your students, making them look at technology from a different perspective.

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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

 

Edutopia is one of my favorite websites. Edutopia features some great reads in the field of educational technology and I have included some of its resources here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning several times.

 


Via Gust MEES
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Teachers - WE must teach our students about this. They won't just learn it on their own. Lets create responsible citizens together!

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games-based-learning blog: Mistakes and (Games Based) Learning

games-based-learning blog: Mistakes and (Games Based) Learning | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it
Mistakes and (Games Based) Learning Article: http://t.co/EZibVuG4SM #gbl #gamebasedlearning #seriousgames #teachers #education

Via David W. Deeds
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Reflect on these levels of Game Based Learning as evaluation tools when creating your lessons. You can have game based components without using the game based model. All students will benefit from these ideas. Good Stuff!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:18 AM

First I've heard of this website. Gotta check it out.

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How is power divided in the United States government?

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-is-power-divided-in-the-united-states-government-belinda-stutzman Article II of the United States Constitution allows for three separate branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial), along with a system of checks and balances should any branch get too powerful. Belinda Stutzman breaks down each branch and its constitutionally-entitled powers.

Lesson by Belinda Stutzman, animation by Johnny Chew.


Via Seth Dixon
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TED ED is one of the best resources I found for my classes this year. Great way to supplement lessons and content.

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5 Digital Tools For The Flipped Classroom

5 Digital Tools For The Flipped Classroom | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

These 5 tools will help any teacher create a flipped classroom. It creates two unique learning environments instead of just one, and opens up the opportunity for students to ask questions, solve problems, and use technology in a meaningful way.


Via Karen Bonanno
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My Flipped Friends! Here are some resources and tools that you may not be using. Check it out! 

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Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead

Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it
Generate Visual QR Codes in less than a minute & Double Your Scans. Create Attractive & Intuitive QR Codes. Make Your Visual QR Code Today!

Via Inge Wassmann
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Love these custom QR codes!

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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exciting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone.

Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!


Via Felix Jacomino
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Which category do you fall? How can we transition teachers who are not willing to update their skills?

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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting good vs. bad

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 3:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 10:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

Via Anna Hu
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This is crazy awesome! Can't wait to share it with all my other educators! My students will be amazed!

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Everything I Need To Know About Education ... I Learned In Kindergarten! - iPads in Education

Everything I Need To Know About Education ... I Learned In Kindergarten! - iPads in Education | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking around and speaking to teachers and children it suddenly dawned on me that several of the "revolutionary" educational changes we've been calling for have actually already been around for quite a while - just talk a stroll down to the Kindergarten classes.

 


Via Sam Gliksman
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

Lets work to get all kids excited about education. I know my Kindergartener works the iPad as well as I can! #equalityforallages

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:59 AM

Don't be cautious.  If you have the right technology, little can go wrong. This is is a great reminder of what matters in education (strike that) learning. 

Niko Lewman's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:22 AM

An important view!

leslie Casey's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:50 AM

My kindergarteners LOVE the iPad, what a great way to enhance instruction.

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7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom

7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms.

 

The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging.


Via Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D.
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

Using Edmodo is a MUST for me with this. You need a place to host your materials for classes. We as teachers can't trust that junk on YouTube! BUT - I would use Explain Everything over Camtasia. Much, much cheaper and still as useful.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 23, 2013 4:20 PM
Very useful ideas.thank you.
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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs

8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Angela Kerr
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Teacher evaluation! Great checklist (and tutorial) for Google docs.

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

Via Gust MEES
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Even the most technology savy person needs to review this list! Ask the question: How can technology support your instruction?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:30 PM

It looks very helpful and practical. We cannot be expert in all things digital.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:16 PM

Need to look into this... I love it when people take the strain off by finding sites for me.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Thanks for the great list of tools. Symbaloo itself is a great one for using with students. I try to use a small set at a time with children.

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Creating Curriculum with Meaning and Purpose - Getting Smart by Courtney Hanes - blended learning, curriculum, edchat, Teaching

Creating Curriculum with Meaning and Purpose - Getting Smart by Courtney Hanes - blended learning, curriculum, edchat, Teaching | Innovative teaching | Scoop.it
I have come to realize when it comes to curriculum, nothing is more important than the child, and the willingness to remain flexible with the planning process.

Via John Evans
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I think it is important for educators and schools to provide multiple methods of learning for students. 

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