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Right & Wrong Answers: What Do You Want Kids To Do with Technology?!

Right & Wrong Answers: What Do You Want Kids To Do with Technology?! | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

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The value is not in the tool, but what you do with it.

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Jon C's curator insight, July 25, 2013 6:08 PM

Tecnology checklist with bigger questions

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How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Vicki Davis

How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching :: Vicki Davis | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

"Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools."


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Judy Jackson's curator insight, March 27, 11:09 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

Marga Roig's curator insight, March 28, 2:19 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

Lars-Göran Hedström's curator insight, March 28, 9:22 AM

Davis describes and illustrates how Padlet has evolved into a powerul tool to support teachers and learners. Don't miss this!

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Google Sheets: Student Practice Template :: Alice Keeler

Google Sheets: Student Practice Template :: Alice Keeler | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Spreadsheets are an incredibly useful tool for students and adults. Here is a template to teach your students some basic spreadsheet skills. This template was created specifically to help practice …

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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.

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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, March 15, 3:40 AM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Sara Jane Clement's curator insight, March 20, 2:24 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 4, 2015 5:04 PM

#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:03 PM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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Floors

Floors | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

Pixel Press is a technology company focused on building engaging mobile gaming experiences for both sides of the brain: the analytical left side and the creative right side. Our products are fun for all ages, and flexible enough for many applications.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 15, 1:01 PM

Great site that has an app called Floors which enables students to design their own playable video games.

Janet Chenoweth's curator insight, March 2, 6:49 PM

Great site that has an app called Floors which enables students to design their own playable video games.

Ivonne Tinoco's curator insight, March 23, 3:50 PM

Great site that has an app called Floors which enables students to design their own playable video games.

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A Comprehensive Chart of The Best Educational Android Apps for Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

A few days ago, we shared with you a comprehensive chart featuring over 70 educational iPad apps neatly arranged into different categories. Today, we are sharing with you another chart for Android users. We have pulled almost all of the Android apps we have covered in previous posts and organized them according to the tasks you can do with them. The purpose is to provide teachers and educators with a handy resource where they can easily access a wide variety of educational apps to use in their instruction. This chart is still a work in progress and we will be adding more titles to it. make sure you bookmark the page for later reference. Enjoy

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Learn these SAMR model essentials straight from its creator

Learn these SAMR model essentials straight from its creator | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

In the video above, SAMR creator and ed-tech thought leader Dr. Reuben Puentedura takes a deep dive into his model, explaining the definitions and how teachers can use it to further student learning. The model is broken into four levels, explained Puentedura, each with a successively greater impact on student outcomes.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 29, 2015 1:49 AM

Useful read if you like models for tech implimentation.

Javier Castro's curator insight, October 29, 2015 11:16 AM

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An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego

An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
I am in a privileged position as I teach students in an iPad 1:1 school, so have always been able to teach coding using our iPads. However I know there are a wealth of fantastic computerless coding lessons and wanted to explore these, to see if students would gain a better understanding of coding!

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:26 AM

Great ideas for young children to develop an understanding of key computational thinking concepts such as algorithms, looping, and iteration. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 2015 11:23 AM

Coding even without a  computer is fun and very thought provoking.

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6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

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Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:56 AM

Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 9, 2015 12:16 AM

Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:43 AM

Great tips for applying Universal Design for Learning principles, with a list of books for further reading at the end. "Here's one good tip" "You’re not going to apply every single [guideline] to every single lesson. It depends on which ones are relevant to your learning goals.” So true. Start small.

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Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite

Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators - graphite | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 8, 2015 2:54 PM

#APP #Apps #CODE #MAKE #Education #Games

Daniel Lobo Ríos's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:01 AM

I'm going to check these Apps, I think it are interesting to work the mind. Thank you!

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 28, 2015 4:59 PM

#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.

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Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, August 16, 2015 9:34 AM
Digital hangouts further prove the importance of online learning.
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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat | SocialMedia | eSkills | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
A Teacher's Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/

 


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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, August 13, 2015 12:25 AM

Great justification/tips

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 14, 2015 11:57 AM

Twitter in the classroom and for using re professional development for leaders.

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, August 19, 2015 11:44 AM

Here is some great information and tips for creating a School Twitter Chat and Social Media.

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Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User!

Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User! | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Google is an excellent research and search tool, but there are some tips and features that a lot of people don't know about. These two inforgraphics have some great tips and information on getting more out of Google.

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John van den Brink's curator insight, March 25, 3:57 AM

Lots of new tips here. ( new to me anyway!)

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 2:45 PM
This article shares two infographics that can help anyone become a power Google user.
Cristian Puca's curator insight, March 27, 7:05 AM

Consejos para convertirse en un Super Usuario de Google!

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Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Seriously, kids have it so easy these days. Not only do they have smartphones to be able to communicate with their friends after school's out, but they also probably have more knowledge when it comes to using computers than their parents. While this could be a great thing — they are the future, you know — it can also be very bad if they start searching for or accidentally pulling up things they aren't supposed to see.

Now, to the delight of parents, kids will be able to use their very own version of Google when using this search engine called Kiddle.

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The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

This generation is the first for whom the freedom to express every impulse to the entire world is as easy as it used to be to open your mouth and talk to a friend. How does all that change the monotony and joy and pain and wonder and turmoil that is the average teenager's life? What is it like?


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, November 25, 2015 10:34 PM

Interesting in that these kids (albeit only those in this article) say that technology and information isn't overwhelming because they grew up in it. I can think of a new horror movie called, "Kids No Tech". Can you imagine the horror and pain of having to live where there is no internet? A world where there is no one to quantify and validate your existence? Now that would be overwhelming for many of this generation. Times are changin'. I'm glad I was born when I was.

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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, November 28, 2015 1:55 AM

How does that impact on the future of Science communication? Research of this generation will soon take the lead in scholarly production. They will use their own IT language and tools (and there are many). We better all get ready for this...

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50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
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Donna Bryan's curator insight, January 30, 9:24 AM

Amazing how many apps for teaching and learning - sharing

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 3, 9:05 AM

Some wonderful tools to explore and revisit

Silvia Martinelli's curator insight, February 3, 10:39 AM

Para recorrer y seleccionar las mejores Apps para la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje para el año que comienza! 

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

nicolaperry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:40 AM

It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.

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25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code - Teachers With Apps

25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code - Teachers With Apps | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? According to TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community here are 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. 25 BEST apps for teaching students how to present, create and code!

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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification is the process by which teachers use video game design principals in learning environments. The effects are increased student engagement, class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, and high levels of buy-in, even from your most reluctant learners.

When gamifying a classroom there are several things you’ll need to consider. The first is content, as in what are you trying to teach? Like any lesson or unit plan, you’ll need to figure out how to organize and assess new material. You’ll also need to consider your students. What kind of learners are they? What information do they already know? You’ll need to have a basic understanding of your students’ technology skills and how much support each student may need. You’ll want to consider putting together a training manual or some other support system for students who may need extra help. You’ll also need to consider your own comfort level with technology and the actual technology available to you. These considerations may lead you to designing your own game, or relying one a template or already built quest.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 4, 2015 3:33 AM

A good summary with everything there is to know about gamification.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:37 AM

#Gammification

Very interesting considerations

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Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier

Announcing Simple Mode – Creating a PowToon just got 150x Easier | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

In Simple Mode, all the little design details take a back seat while the main functionality stars front and center. We simply took the awesome PowToon platform, that you know and love, and added a punch of awesomeness Bam! so that your experience is cleaner, faster and more focused. And, who doesn’t like a nice clean space to work from!?


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PEB's curator insight, August 8, 2015 10:03 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:38 PM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:42 AM

You can now build your presentation on PowToon in user-friendly Simple Mode. Read and see how it differs from the Enhanced Mode.

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 24, 2015 8:29 AM

Des outils pour coder pour néophytes. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 26, 2015 2:54 PM
Some resources to begin coding in the classroom.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 5, 10:15 PM
Coding resources from Edudemic.
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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

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Keeler provides us with a nice visual that highlights Google Classroom's new features for this fall.


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 25, 2015 11:18 AM

Great tool! our teachers are working with it, so this will be useful for them.  

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Instructional Technology | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Creative MediaWorks's curator insight, August 13, 2015 10:08 AM

Written for the classroom - but this info can definitely be applied to life science elearning strategy.  

Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!