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Technology-Enhanced Social-Emotional Activities

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Source:  http://www.projecthappiness.org/programs/social-emotional-learning/

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 11, 2013 6:18 AM

This new website from Jackie Gerstein explores technology use in social and emotional learning. Quoting from the site "This website has been designed to describe technology activities that facilitate social emotional learing.The links in the menu lead to descriptions of the individual activities. They can be sued within formal and inforrmal educational setting. Even though the focus of the activities are on building and enhacing social emtional learning, many can be connected with content standards related to language arts, oral communication, media literacy, and ISTE's National Education Standards for Students."

The website is very easy to use. There is a menu that provides a list of 14 activities, including Conflict Management Strategies Posters, Book Trailers, and Teach Tech to Grandparents. Most have samples of projects. Not all are relevant to all ages but she does state that she has used some with both elementary and college students.

 

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892 Quia Math Activities - Teacher Tech

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Alice Keelers 892 Quia Math Activities

As a math teacher, I typed up ALL my math curriculum into quia.com/web. Evidence that the entire math book and curriculum was pretty much DOK 1. By moving the exact same math problems off of paper and onto Quia I was able to change how my class operated.

I use my words to encourage students and increase critical thinking.
The goal is to try to increase student understanding, number fluency and increase critical thinking. Extra time did not appear out of thin air so in order to do this we have to approach how we teach math differently.

Immediate Feedback

Rather than assigning 30 problems whether they needed them or not, I asked the students to do 3 – 5 problems in a row correctly. This allowed me to differentiate how much practice each student needed. What Quia will allow me to do is to provide students feedback after every question. This is better than giving the answers at the end. It is soul sucking to find out AFTER you did several problems (even just 3) that you did it wrong and need to redo them. Receiving immediate feedback is motivating. Bonus is I do not have to grade rote practice. I get to use my time in more productive ways that can lead to improved student learning.
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Creating App Lists for Families - Class Tech Tips

Creating App Lists for Families - Class Tech Tips | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Back-to-school is a popular time to share resource lists with families. As educators, we know that dialogue with parents might start at events early in the school year, but it definitely doesn’t stop there. As a classroom teacher using iPads one-to-one with students, I often heard the following question from parents: “What type of apps can I use to help my daughter/son at home?”

This question doesn’t have a simple answer. If you’ve searched the App Store on any device, you understand how complicated a response could be. The following set of questions is designed to help you figure out which apps to put on a resource list for families.

 

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Things to consider ahead of time and some apps to help with the work. Quite a useful post.

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How to use a breadboard - The MagPi Magazine

How to use a breadboard - The MagPi Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Most of our projects are tested using a small piece of plastic known as a breadboard. Officially, it’s known as a ‘solderless breadboard’ because it enables you to use circuit parts without soldering them together.

Electrical components are connected by pushing them into the holes in a breadboard. These holes are connected in strips, as shown in the main image. If you push a wire, or a different component, into one hole in a strip, and another wire into the hole next to it, it’s as if you’d physically joined (or soldered) the two wires.

In the old days, people would either solder wire components together on an actual breadboard, or they’d wrap wires together around nails in a pinboard.

For a lot of Raspberry Pi fans, using a breadboard is part of life. But for many newcomers this quirky piece of kit is baffling: a smorgasbord of holes arranged in rows and columns that seem to make little sense.

So we think it’s high time we had a beginner’s guide to how a breadboard works. In this tutorial, we’ll explain how these holes are arranged, and how to set up a circuit on your breadboard.

If you already know all this, feel free to move on. If not, stick around and learn about one of the most fun things you can do: building your own circuits and hooking hardware up to your Raspberry Pi.


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7 hidden iPhone tricks that only power users know about - Business Insider

7 hidden iPhone tricks that only power users know about - Business Insider | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that Apple's iOS software is a robust operating system that can do nearly everything you'd ever want your phone to do. But because the software is packed with so many features, some tricks and tools get buried in the software. Here are 7 tricks that you probably didn't know your iPhone could do.

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