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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Makerspace | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

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Some great ideas

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:00 PM

Everything does not happen on new technology! Our outdoor environment is surely one great teaching too!

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

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Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching

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Using Augmented Reality in Education and Training, Schools, Higher Education for Various Subjects and Games.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:14 AM

IS AR is finally here?

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4 Easy Steps To An Irresistable Book Blurb | Digital Book World

4 Easy Steps To An Irresistable Book Blurb | Digital Book World | Makerspace | Scoop.it
To write a good book blurb, briefly describe the situation, the problem, the hopeful possibility, then summarize the mood.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 3, 2014 11:58 AM

I have a lesson where my kiddos write book blurbs called

Attack of the Killer Blurb  -- Gotta add this info to that project!

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

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NOTRE DAME SCHOOL's curator insight, May 31, 2014 8:26 AM

Use it or loose it!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 1, 2014 1:03 AM

Educación en Tecnología.

Tackk's curator insight, June 3, 2014 11:12 AM

This large list of trends makes Tackk super excited about the future of edtech!

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | Makerspace | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:55 PM
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 2014 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 2014 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Makerspace | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:06 PM

This is an interesting look at PBL. I certainly agree with the idea of a 'Maker' being the learner in the classroom. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 12, 8:57 PM

#STEM #PBL #Project Based #Learning

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How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic

How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic | Makerspace | Scoop.it
“ The How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic shows you how students can efficiently find exactly what they want on the web.”
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Online research can be miraculous,or a colossal waste of time. This article gives some great direction
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Teaching with Vine (not something I would have thought of!)

Find resources at http://teacherrebootcamp.com/resources/webinars/

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 5, 2014 1:10 PM

I really want to try to do VINE Book reviews! After all this standardized testing is done I'm gonna ask my principal if it's OK!

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, April 7, 2014 12:21 PM

Challenge yourself, challenge your students.   Digital, movement-oriented, interactive, creative, and very simple.   This is going to be cool.

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Makerspace | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Some great ideas

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:00 PM

Everything does not happen on new technology! Our outdoor environment is surely one great teaching too!

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

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3 Fun Ways To Use QR Codes For Language Learning

3 Fun Ways To Use QR Codes For Language Learning | Makerspace | Scoop.it
“ As smartphone use/ownership among students rises – so has the use of the QR codes.”
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Just finished creating our second annual QR code library scavenger hunt
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4 New Science Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 New Science Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Makerspace | Scoop.it
" Today while I was sifting through the recent releases in the category of education I came across these awesome apps that science teachers can use with their students. For more science apps I recommend that you check out this resource . http://bit.ly/1lHDF4m "
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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Makerspace | Scoop.it
"Reading and writing is a core skill that pervades all other school subjects. With the focus we see on STEM-related products, it is good to see so many emerging products with their sights on literacy too. Here are a handful of notable tools for literacy education."
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Writing tools
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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Makerspace | Scoop.it

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Creative Computing - An Introductory Computing Curriculum Using Scratch #free #guide

Creative Computing -  An Introductory Computing Curriculum Using Scratch #free #guide | Makerspace | Scoop.it

"The guide can be used in a variety of settings (classrooms, clubs, museums, libraries, and more) with a variety of learners (K-12, college, and beyond). No prior experience with computer programming is required, only a sense of adventure!"

 


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:14 PM

SCRATCH is a blank slate for creative applications - STEAM - for all ages!  Look for SCRATCH jr ipad app 

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The Geography of Language

"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."


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Woodstock School's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:05 AM

A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:38 PM

Geografia Cultural

Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 11, 11:46 PM

Summary- This video explains how so many languages came to be and why. By the early existence of human there was a such smaller variety of languages. Tribes that spoke one language would often split in search of new recourses. Searching tribe would develop in many new different ways than the original tribe. new foods, land, and other elements created a radically different language than the original. 

 

Insight- In unit 3 we study language as a big element of out chapter. One key question in chapter 6 was why are languages distributed the way they are. It is obvious from the video that languages are distributed they way they are is because of the breaking up from people which forced people to develop differently thus creating a different language. As this process continues, there become more and more branches of a language family.  

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Why Make? | Printrbot Learn

Why Make? | Printrbot Learn | Makerspace | Scoop.it

"Schools are busy places filled with competing agendas. At Printrbot Learn, we believe that learning should be hands on. We believe that kids need opportunities to become builders, designers and inventors and that classrooms and schools should be spaces where all learners can pursue their passions."

 

 


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You can now share ebooks straight to iTunes U from your iPad - Book Creator app | Blog

You can now share ebooks straight to iTunes U from your iPad - Book Creator app | Blog | Makerspace | Scoop.it
Apple have updated their iTunes U app so you can export your ebook straight from Book Creator.

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | Makerspace | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.

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We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:34 PM

I need to start one of these!

 

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7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom

7 Fabulous iPad apps to create short animations for your flipped classroom | Makerspace | Scoop.it
Flipped learning or flipped classroom is a learning concept that has been making some huge uproar within educational circles for the last couple of years. Flipped classroom is not a new concept as...

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:10 PM

Several recommended apps that allow you to record, annotate, create animations and share your lessons online.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:55 PM

7 iPad apps for your flipped classroom.

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How to raise kids who code - Tech Page One

How to raise kids who code - Tech Page One | Makerspace | Scoop.it
Speaking the language of computer code is an invaluable tool for kids and opens the door to a bright future.

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This overwhelms my brain but I have some kids totally ready for this

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Katherine's curator insight, March 3, 12:15 AM

interesting!

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Logging and Mudslides

Logging and Mudslides | Makerspace | Scoop.it
In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.

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Working on an Inquiry of recent natural disasters with first grader.  

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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:10 PM

Intersting relevance to Ecosystems at Risk and human activities which impact on ecosystems.

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:39 PM

Mijnbouw en aardverschuivingen, een goede combinatie ...... 

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:48 AM

There are several reasons for mudslides--some are purely a result of physical geography and others are related to land use patterns.  This last week's mudslide in Washington state was a combination of the two and although this impacts one place (see on map), it is a good teaching moment to discuss the environmental impacts of land use patterns and resource extraction projects.  As seen in this interactive, the river was cutting at the base of the hill, while loggers were clear-cutting at the top of the mountain.  Trees help prevent erosion as the roots hold the soil in place--a critical piece to the puzzle in a very rainy climate.  With $1 million worth of timber on the slope, logging companies persisted despite objections from the Department of Natural Resources and some restrictions (but in hindsight, those restrictions clearly were not enough). 

 

View the impact in ArcGIS online: Before and After Swipe, LiDAR I and II, and Imagery.

 

Questions to Consider: Other than economic worth, what other ways are there to value and evaluate the environment?  How could this landscape have been protected and managed better or was this mudslide inevitable?   

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Kid Lit Blog Hop - Great Finds!

Kid Lit Blog Hop - Great Finds! | Makerspace | Scoop.it
“Dream Animals ~ Recommended by Youth Literature Reviews in the Kid Lit Blog Hop (Dream Animals ~ Recommended by Youth Literature Reviews in the Kid Lit Blog Hop http://t.co/UYHvCLC9Dk)...”
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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Makerspace | Scoop.it
“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”
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DMS Book Spine Poetry

DMS Book Spine Poetry | Makerspace | Scoop.it

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I think my 5th graders will enjoy this
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Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami.  The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles).  This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."  


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dilaycock's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:02 AM

From Seth Dixon: 

 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:37 PM

Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, April 5, 2014 10:52 AM

http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)