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Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative...

Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative... | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth,...

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Very interesting-helps put to rest that video games "rot" your brain

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, January 23, 5:21 PM

Quote "Among her other findings, Gackenbach has noted that gamers tend to have more "bizarre" dreams — those that include far-fetched or impossible scenarios, like imaginary characters or space travel — than their peers. Bizarre dreams, in turn, have also been linked to enhanced creative output in day-to-day life, suggesting (as Gackenbach has also found) that gaming might make us more creative in real-world scenarios."

Donald McClendon's curator insight, January 27, 12:44 PM

This explains the "crunch' sounds I hear in my dreams. Too much Candy Crush!!

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Cleaning iPads - Technology In Early Childhood ...

Cleaning iPads - Technology In Early Childhood ... | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Cleaning iPads: How we keep our classroom iPads clean (RT @mryenca: Cleaning iPads - Technology In Early Childhood | @scoopit http://t.co/mSS4kHdA94)...

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Need to know this! Since  young kids are such germ balls. 

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The Early Childhood Technology Today Survey Series | Visual.ly

The Early Childhood Technology Today Survey Series | Visual.ly | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Infographic summarizing the survey results about the technologies early childhood teachers and administrators use (or don't use) in their classrooms,

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Information of how technology is used in the eced classroom

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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

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I've been looking for ways in which to make portfolios digital but I haven't found any apps or websites soley dedicated to such a task.

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Odile Dupont's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:22 PM

6 apps et 2 outils via PC connecté à Internet.  3 apps/6 pour android et IOS

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:11 PM

Of the 8 educational apps offered one costs only $1.99 and all others are free. How cool is that?

Abe Soltani's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:57 PM

Great ePortfolio tools.

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5 Free Educational Apps Worth A Download

5 Free Educational Apps Worth A Download | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
5 Free Educational Apps Worth A Download

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5 highly recommended apps that don't cost anything

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Burke Hatch's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:24 PM

valuable sites for primary teachers

Anthony M Gesamondo III's curator insight, June 20, 10:01 PM

Five must-have free educational apps:

1. BrainPop (mostly free)

2. Oh No! Fractions - a greater than/less than fraction app

3. The Hungry Guppy -  mental math

4. Rover - K-12 Education browser

5. Phonics Genius - "This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds."

 

These are reviewed on this site, however, some of the links do not work...

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Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative...

Video games change the way you dream & make us more creative... | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth,...

Via Gary Hayes
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Very interesting-helps put to rest that video games "rot" your brain

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, January 23, 5:21 PM

Quote "Among her other findings, Gackenbach has noted that gamers tend to have more "bizarre" dreams — those that include far-fetched or impossible scenarios, like imaginary characters or space travel — than their peers. Bizarre dreams, in turn, have also been linked to enhanced creative output in day-to-day life, suggesting (as Gackenbach has also found) that gaming might make us more creative in real-world scenarios."

Donald McClendon's curator insight, January 27, 12:44 PM

This explains the "crunch' sounds I hear in my dreams. Too much Candy Crush!!

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Millennial Parents More Likely to Buy Apps for Kids

Millennial Parents More Likely to Buy Apps for Kids | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Last week’s settlement mandating Apple to repay $32.5 million to parents whose children made unauthorized in-app purchases might have some thinking that parents do not want to spend money on apps for their kids.

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Perils of easy access to technology: How do we control the use of it in our children's capable hands?

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4 Important Educational iPad Apps That Has Gone Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Educational iPad Apps That Has Gone Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

"Here is a set of some interesting educational apps which have gone free but only for a limited time so grab them before the offer  expires. I learned about these offers from Apps Gone Free. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them :"


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These seem more appropriate for older students but they are free and could definitely be used for whole group instruction and or for more advanced students that need extra enrichment

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iPad in special education

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iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education http://t.co/PuBESJGajk)

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have to always keep in mind those with special needs. 

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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.

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Great advice for teachers to integrate the iPad into their classrooms. There are some very handy DOs and DONTs listed. 

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#HourofCode (with images, tweets) · Kodable

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hour of Code! It was an amazing experience. Here are some of the awesome teachers and students who used Kodable for their Hour of Code during CS Ed Week!

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kids using code! even kindergarteners! Wow.. that's incredible. This is also an example of the flat classroom-reaching out and involving others from different areas.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 4, 8:35 AM

The Hour of Code... great ideas for teaching programming

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talkingcarl

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There are other apps like this that I have experienced, but I feel like this would be beneficial for children with autism or perhaps children who have slp issues.

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Book Creator for iPad

Get Book Creator for iPad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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This seems really cool, so sad that it's not free. It makes me wonder if there is a different program similar to this that I could get for free. This would be a great alternative or motivator for those who are not as interested in writing/pre-writing and reading activities. This could be paired with the puppet and the interactive reader map!

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Collins Big Cat Apps:: iPad Apps for interactive reading

Collins Big Cat Apps:: iPad Apps for interactive reading | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Collins Big Cat Apps are animated books that assist in language acquisition. Children can record their own narration and play it back as they read the book.

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I find that younger children tend to focus better with recorded books as opposed to being read out loud by the teacher. This app would be a great way to draw children into reading more. It also is a great example of fluency for children. Plus, it's interactive so it helps the child be more involved in what he or she is learning. 

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Professional Insight: Use of Technology in Early Childhood - EdTechReview

Professional Insight: Use of Technology in Early Childhood - EdTechReview | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Professional insight on the use of technology in early childhood, and the principles for appropriate use of technology to support the learning of young children.

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Ideas about how to use technology with young children in the classroom. 

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[Infographic] 5 Big Questions of Early Childhood Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 5 Big Questions of Early Childhood Technology Use - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

 

Over 500 teachers and administrators took part in the initial survey and were asked 5 questions (Who? What? When? Why? & How?) each regarding early childhood technology use.

 


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Very interesting perspective. 

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10 different Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps

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10 different Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps


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YES! Finally some guidance on how to review and evaluate apps.

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Educational Apps Archives - including suggestions and evaluating Apps

Educational Apps Archives - including suggestions and evaluating Apps | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Educational Apps & Game Based Learning...

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List of apps and their educational value.

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6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms

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6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms

 

Imagine a classroom where the students have the ability to spend their class time collaborating with other students, receiving additional support from the teacher, or working on hands on projects with their peers. A hands-on enriched classroom is possible with blended learning.


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Good information! Flipped classrooms and hybrid approaches

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The Rice Process's curator insight, January 25, 11:48 AM

I am particularly drawn to the blended learning classroom.  It is an emerging learning theory and the developers are profoundly motivated to transform learning.

 What I have learned is that schools adopting this model embrace technology-based learning, project-based learning, game-based learning, and socio-emotional learning. These learning organizations recognize our world is complex, knowledge is dynamic, expertise and experts reside beyond the teacher. 

The practice of blended learning works because the process combines the best of two instructional resources: teacher talent and technology tools. Blended learning facilitates instruction by allowing teachers to address individual students and small groups – by utilizing appropriate software and engaging in meaningful interaction. Blended learning positions the teacher as the fulcrum on the instructional scale.  Blended learning is beyond low level attempts to integrate technology in the classroom.  This approach radicalizes the way teachers and students use time and technology resources.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 26, 4:19 AM

Blended learning offers many opportunities for both the teacher and the student that a traditional brick and mortar classroom may not. With the increasing demands of state standards and busy school days, blended learning permits students to learn a portion of the academic content at home and gives teachers the ability to engage students in a richer, deeper, and more meaningful context in the classroom.

Blended learning enables the teacher to become more of a participant in student learning and can help facilitate student mastery of content with enriching learning activities introduced and completed when the class meets face to face.

NEng's curator insight, February 1, 11:50 AM
Hybrid & online in? or out?
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10 Good iPad Apps to Facilitate Students Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Apps to Facilitate Students Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

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These apps would work really well towards flattening the classroom as well as in class collaboration!

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Don't Miss These 10 New Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Don't Miss These 10 New Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

"As is the case with Educational Web Tools section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I have recently created another section where I will be featuring the new educational iPad apps. This biweekly list will feature some of the new iPad apps I discover through other teachers' blogs and websites. Below is the selection I compiled for you today comprising some of the educational iPad apps that have been making rounds online for the last couple of weeks."


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an assortment of apps to use on the iPad that are useful for the classroom.

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iPad in the Classroom | Classroom Ideas for Teachers

iPad in the Classroom | Classroom Ideas for Teachers | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it
Practical ideas for teachers on using the iPad in the classroom, including specially selected education apps.

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Resource for worthy educational apps and some

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Education in the age of change: Derek Keenan at TEDxRockyViewSchoolsED

Derek Keenan is an elementary school teacher with Rocky View Schools. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized even...

Via Felix Jacomino
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very interesting. talk about the role of technology as an enhancement to education and how it can equip both students and teachers for the future.

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Video: How Teaching Changes When Kids Have iPads

Video: How Teaching Changes When Kids Have iPads | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

Interview with Felix Jacomino, Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, explores teaching with 1:1 iPads in a 21st Century and Project Based Learning environment.


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different ways to appropriately integrate technology into the various subjects in early ed/elementary ed. Goes beyond incorperating technology just to use it.

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Joseph Hill Ed.D's curator insight, December 21, 2013 2:24 PM

"We begin any technology initiative building our human bandwidth of professional learning. Anything out of this order is squandering of resources." It is all about the learning, not the device.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, December 22, 2013 5:22 AM

And it will keep changing! Great interview.

Sue Osborne's curator insight, January 23, 7:33 PM

Interesting insights here....

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Authentic apps in the early years | EDtalks

Authentic apps in the early years | EDtalks | Integrating Technology in Early Education | Scoop.it

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A reflective look of apps that will actually perpetuate authentic learning rather than simply exist within the curriculum.

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Puppet Pals HD

Get Puppet Pals HD on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Via Tricia Neal
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Love this! This would be an easy way for children to create their own plays, especially my little guys! We have iPads and touch screen computers in our computer lab so, I think that the navigation of this app would be easy and with minimal teach involvement. 

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Tricia Neal's comment, August 18, 2013 3:34 PM
suitable for a range of curriculum contexts at KS1 and 2 (even beyond)