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Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Recently I facilitated a simple-machines-leading-into-Rube-Goldberg-machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. As I've discussed in past blog posts, I use several criteria to guide my lesson design: Instructional challenges are hands-on and naturally engaging for learners. There is a game-like atmosphere. There are elements of play, leveling up, and a sense of mastery or achievement…
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A Flipped Learning Journey Featuring Jeremy LeCornu

A Flipped Learning Journey Featuring Jeremy LeCornu | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Read the story of Jeremy LeCornu of Brighton School in Australia, and how his encounter with Lee Crockett inspired him to try flipped learning.
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6 Reasons (and Nifty Tools) for Exploring Digital Storytelling

6 Reasons (and Nifty Tools) for Exploring Digital Storytelling | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Here are 6 great reasons to begin exploring digital storytelling in your classroom along with some suggestions for tools to get you started.
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It is Alive in the Lab

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An Autodesk blog for discovering, exploring, and validating new approaches to design technology. Autodesk Labs makes emerging design concepts tangible by delivering rapid prototypes of real products, services, and experiences to early adopters. It’s Alive in the Lab describes the journey along the way.
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7 Reasons the Tech Sector Is Set for Explosive Growth

7 Reasons the Tech Sector Is Set for Explosive Growth | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
There are seven major reasons that a sea change is about to happen for the technology industry.
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Futurism - Building the future together

Futurism - Building the future together | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
The latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping the future of humanity, including AI, robotics and virtual reality.
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3D Printing Changes the Landscape of Jewelry Design

3D Printing Changes the Landscape of Jewelry Design | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
When a couple is ready to make the big commitment, there is a lot of pressure to find just the right symbol of that lasting bond. For some, the ring is the ultimate demonstration of their exclusive love for each other, and making it something more than just run-of-the-mill becomes tantamount to
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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science  is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety o
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10 Best Make Your Own Robot Kits for Kids

10 Best Make Your Own Robot Kits for Kids | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Being able to create your own robot gives students and kids a great sense of achievement, with the added bonus of allowing children to develop patience, imagination and problems solving skills. There are a number of impressive kids robotics kits on the market that even parents will enjoy playing with. Plus, these types of projects provide valuable bonding time for kids and parents as it’s a toy that both can really relish. In classrooms, robotics are perfect for teaching coding to kids, there are many programmable robot kits that use a simple drag and drop programing language based on Scratch. Making your own robot is also a creative a process, where kids and students utilize their design skills to come up with interesting robot designs. The 10 best make your own robot kits for kids on the market are listed below.

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Parallel and Series Resistor Circuit Analysis Worked Example using Ohm's Law Reduction | Doc Physics

This procedure is tedious, but it requires very little fancy math and it's conceptually beautiful. You ought to be able to look at the finished product an
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Excellent Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers


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Why Should We Teach Programming?

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Are you on the fence on whether or not you should teach computer programming to your students? Here are 10 great reasons why you should teach coding!
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7 Online Creative Writing Apps to Make Writing Enjoyable for Students

7 Online Creative Writing Apps to Make Writing Enjoyable for Students | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Break that writer's block! Here are 7 great online creative writing apps to inspire creativity for writing and other creative projects for any student.
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20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids

20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent and you want to do something educational and exciting with your kid, check out these 20 great science projects that are easy and fun!
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Classrooms are getting a makeover to accommodate new forms of teaching | University Affairs

Classrooms are getting a makeover to accommodate new forms of teaching | University Affairs | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
New designs address the trend towards student-centred, active learning.
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How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
You might think that Google Translate would be a way of replacing language lessons, rather than supplementing them. Thankfully, you’d be wrong. And here’s some tips as to why. Mike Reading, of the Using Technology Better YouTube channel talks first about how to use the app, with a few tips on how to get the …
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Prototyping with Cardboard (Part 1)

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How to build a prototype with cardboard. Part 1: Choose your cardboard.
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8 Must-Try Coding Websites & Apps for Students - Class Tech Tips

8 Must-Try Coding Websites & Apps for Students - Class Tech Tips | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
Coding websites and apps place valuable resources in the hands of students. With mobile and web-browser based tools, all ages can explore computer science.
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TED-Ed - Timeline | Facebook

TED-Ed - Timeline | Facebook | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
TED-Ed. 2,387,112 likes · 153,922 talking about this. TED-Ed is TED's education initiative. Our mission is to capture and amplify the voices o
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IXL | Online maths and English practice.

IXL | Online maths and English practice. | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
IXL is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site. Used by over 5 million students, IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 4,500 maths and English topics. Interactive questions, awards, and certificates keep kids motivated as they master skills.
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How to Solve Any Series and Parallel Circuit Problem

How do you analyze a circuit with resistors in series and parallel configurations? With the Break It Down-Build It Up Method! http://www.jesseleemason.co
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Top Twitter EdTech Hashtags for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top Twitter EdTech Hashtags for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it

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Inge Wassmann's curator insight, September 9, 7:35 AM
A nice recap of some top hashtags you can participate in and follow on Twitter.
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EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial: Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress — Emerging Education Technologies

EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial: Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress — Emerging Education Technologies | Investigate, Initiate, Integrate, Implement and Innovate. | Scoop.it
EdPuzzle is Truly an Awesome Free Tool. See how Easy it is to use in our Newest 3 Minute TOOL-torial. EdPuzzle is a powerful free application that makes it a breeze to embed questions in YouTube and Vimeo videos, and
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