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Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts

Google launches 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
As Google begins to wind down its operations before Christmas, some of its teams have been working hard to get their new features out before the festive season truly begins. For the ...

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I agree that there is a lot of potential here to get more teachers to communicate.

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Paul W. Swansen's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:41 PM

Google back making advances.

Paul's curator insight, December 16, 2012 11:17 AM

This could replace Google Groups - could be a great communication tool for staff

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This Awesome App Gives You A Glimpse Into A Single Minute (at the same time around the World!)

This Awesome App Gives You A Glimpse Into A Single Minute (at the same time around the World!) | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
A new app called oneminute has as a unique spin on sharing images and experiences with the world. Every day oneminute gives you a single opportunity via push notification to take a…

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8 Characteristics of Future Schools

8 Characteristics of Future Schools | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Take a look forward at 8 characteristics defining what future schools just might look like.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 9:31 PM

A positive outlook.

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A quoi ressemblera l'école dans 100 ans?

La relation enseignant/élèves changera , l'enseignant sera considéré comme facilitateur...les élèves étant acteurs de leurs apprentissages .

A l'avenir, les employeurs ne prendront plus les diplômes en considération mais  les port-folios et les exemples mettant en avant les contributions des étudiants à la résolution de problèmes du monde réel et à des travaux collaboratifs au sein d'une équipe...



 

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K-12 Video Resources - from k12irc.org

A list of videos indexed by K-12 IRC.

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Scaling Personalized Learning

Scaling Personalized Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

Jesse Moyer, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at KnowledgeWorks wrote a post on how to reach a level of scale that provides personalized learning for all learners.


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Jesse Moyer shared his research on scaling personalized learning from the recent KnowledgeWorks paper, District Conditions for Scale, that he co-authored.  Here is some of his reflections about the importance of meta-themes and the ten conditions to scale personalized learning.


"While the conditions themselves are extremely important, it is the meta-themes that serve as the connective tissues of the conditions and are the reason that a district must implement each of the ten conditions in order to successfully scale practices to improve teaching, learning, and student achievement.

Vision
The district’s vision should include the guiding principles on which each decision a district makes should be based.  Each of the conditions should be aligned to the district’s vision for teaching and learning.

Culture
The vision clearly informs the culture each district is trying to create.  A strong culture will encourage risk-taking among district and school leaders and teachers while enabling innovation at every level of the district.

Transparency
Transparency allows everyone in the district, from board members to community partners to parents and students, to take chances without fear of failure.  By encouraging transparency, everyone in the district is better able to make decisions based on the best interests of the students."
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Moodle Tutorial - How to Use Moodle - Udemy

Moodle Tutorial - How to Use Moodle - Udemy | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an online course using the Moodle Learning Management System.

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Learn to Code with Code Kingdoms

Learn to Code with Code Kingdoms | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Code Kingdoms is a fun website that teaches coding skil…

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How to create a class in Google Classrom on an iPad - playlist

“A short screencast demonstrating how to create a class in Google Classroom on iPad”
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 22, 5:11 PM

Cool!

Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 10:51 PM

Fairfax County Schools use Google applications as part of their everyday classroom learning and activities starting in the early elementary years - given the endorsement and student familiarity, I imagine Google will continue to dominate. Understanding how the various applications and features integrate in a classroom setting is ever more crucial!

 

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18 Fabulous & Free Educational Apps for Your Child's New iPad

18 Fabulous & Free Educational Apps for Your Child's New iPad | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
A great FREE educational app is Bill Nye The Science Guy. 2013 was Bill Nye’s 20th Anniversary and Disney celebrated with the release of this educational app. Kids scan their thumbs to gain entranc...
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50+ Ways to Do Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

50+ Ways to Do Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your iPhone’s Photos App

5 Things You Need to Know About Your iPhone’s Photos App | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Apple’s Photos app saw some changes in iOS 8, and more changes are coming when iCloud Photo Library launches soon. Did you know that your photos app keeps copies of photos you’ve deleted?

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iPad, Chromebook, or Surface for the Classroom? My Pick.

iPad, Chromebook, or Surface for the Classroom? My Pick. | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
I love checking out new tech. I've used tablets before there were iPads, iTouches, Nanos, and Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, and more. One thing I've discovered despite those who try to make a case otherwise, tablets are better for consuming than producing.
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10 ways to take your Google Apps activities to the next level

10 ways to take your Google Apps activities to the next level | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Google Apps for Education is powerful and game-changing, but there are some features hiding in the dark that can unlock new possibilities. Here are 10 ideas.
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At 92, the man who brought us the lithium-ion battery has ideas for a new one

At 92, the man who brought us the lithium-ion battery has ideas for a new one | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
For John Goodenough, it's never good enough. He is one of the inventors of the lithium-ion battery. Commercialized by Sony in 1991, lithium-ion took the clunky electronics enabled by the transistor and made them portable. Unlike the transistor, the lithium-ion battery has not won a Nobel Prize. But many people think it should. The lithium-ion battery gave the transistor reach. Without it, we would not have smartphones, tablets or laptops, including the device you are reading at this very moment. There would be no Apple. No Samsung. No Tesla.In 1980, Goodenough, a whip-smart physicist then aged 57, invented lithium-ion’s nervous system. His brainchild was the cobalt-oxide cathode, the single most important component of every lithium-ion battery. From Mogadishu to Pago Pago, from Antarctica to Greenland, and all lands in between, Goodenough’s cathode is contained in almost every portable electronic device ever sold. Others have tried to improve on the cobalt-oxide cathode, but all have failed.Yet despite his central role in the first commercial lithium-ion battery, Goodenough earned no royalties. Oxford had declined to patent Goodenough’s cathode—the university seemed to see no advantage in owning intellectual property. In the end, Goodenough signed away the royalty rights to the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, a UK government lab just south of Oxford, reasoning that at least his invention might reach the market. He never fathomed the scale of the market to come. No one did.Goodenough seems most passionate about ending his career with a last, big invention. He is trying, of course, to make a super-battery, one that will make electric cars truly competitive with combustion, and also economically store wind and solar power.
But the path he has chosen involves one of the toughest problems in battery science, which is how to make an anode out of pure lithium or sodium metal. If it can be done, the resulting battery would have 60% more energy than current lithium-ion cells. That would instantly catapult electric cars into a new head-to-head race with combustion. Over the years, numerous scientists have tried and failed—it was lithium metal, for instance, that kept setting Stan Whittingham’s lab on fire at Exxon in the 1970s.Although Goodenough will not spell out his precise new idea, he thinks he is on to something. And, because of his record, the field knows that anyone would be foolhardy to bet against him. “He’s very astute still. His mind is still cranking away,” says Thackeray, the South African who invented manganese spinel under Goodenough, and now is at the US’s Argonne National Laboratory. “If there is going to be a breakthrough, it will come from left-field. And John comes from outside the box.”The stakes are high, and Goodenough dismisses a lot of the competing approaches he sees—Tesla’s Elon Musk, for instance, who he says is content to “sell his cars to rich people in Hollywood” while waiting for scientists to create a battery that will power a middle-class electric car. That is not precisely fair—Musk is obviously selling his $80,000 to $100,000 cars to an elite niche, but by 2018 he vows to have a roughly $35,000 model for a broader slice of the market. He is getting there through agile engineering that has provided incremental improvements to his battery. But Goodenough is equally dismissive of such tinkering and its measly 7% or 8% a year in added efficiency. “You need something that will give you a little bit of a step,” he says, “not an increment.”
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Pacific Cove's curator insight, February 18, 1:51 PM

Today, at 92, Goodenough still goes to his smallish office every day at the University of Texas at Austin. That, he says, is because he’s not finished. Thirty-five years after his blockbuster, the electric car still can’t compete with the internal combustion engine on price.   #Seniors #Inventor #Creative LithiumionBattery

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8 Diagramming Apps for Better Brainstorming on the Go

8 Diagramming Apps for Better Brainstorming on the Go | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
When you've got projects to manage, events to plan and the never-ending demands of life hovering over your head, it's helpful to get your thoughts onto paper. Do you carry around a pen and pad? Maybe not; but if you're like most people, your mobile device is always within arm's reach. Plan and organize your…
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Meet Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things

Meet Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is like religion: Everywhere and hard to explain.

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Maker Movement - resources and How to Get Started

An introduction to the Maker Movement and how to get started.

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Are tablets falling out of favour?

Are tablets falling out of favour? | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

"Ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress, experts propose a variety of reasons why consumers are not buying tablets in the numbers once expected ..."

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
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Equil Smartmarker captures, digitizes and streams whiteboard notes | Stu Robarts | GizMag.com

Equil Smartmarker captures, digitizes and streams whiteboard notes | Stu Robarts | GizMag.com | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
The notes made on a whiteboard during a meeting or lecture might be important, but once the board is wiped they're gone. The Equil Smartmarker, however, can make sure that's not the case. It can capture whiteboard notes and stream them to computers and mobile devices. The functionality of the Smartmarker is similar to that of the Smart Kapp whiteboard, which pairs with a nearby mobile device via Bluetooth to stream any notes made on it to the internet for remote viewing. The Smartmarker, however, does not require the use of a special whiteboard.The Smartmarker comprises a sleeve, into which a normal dry erase pen slots, and a sensor. The sensor attaches to a magnetic strip that can be stuck to one side of the writing surface using its adhesive rear. It can be used on most surfaces, including walls painted with dry erase paint, glass and traditional whiteboards. It can sense an area of up to 16 ft (4.9 m) across and 5 ft (1.5 m) vertically.The sleeve allows the user to write on the whiteboard surface as usual, with different electronic tips used to communicate the use of different color pens. The sleeve continually communicates its location to the sensor via ultrasonic positioning.Click headline to read more, access hot links and view pix gallery--
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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, February 23, 7:38 AM

According to their website, it's not available yet (early 2015)

They have a pen for note taking costs $150 on Amazon

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Best Geometry Apps for Kids

Best Geometry Apps for Kids | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
“Preschoolers and elementary age kids can all benefit from learning shapes and geometry at their age appropriate level with these geometry apps. I’ve organized them by younger ages to older so if you have older kids, scroll down about half way. Geometry Apps for Kids All About Shapes FREE with in app purchases (ages 2 …”
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 22, 3:36 PM

What a fantastic set of apps to support young learners in geometry! This site should be shared with elementary teachers everywhere!

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How to make a student iPad podcasting studio

How to make a student iPad podcasting studio | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
This past summer I converted our conventional podcasting studio with PCs over to iPads in hopes of improving the workflow. To be honest, I amazed at how easy podcasting is now for my elementary students. Here are the basics:
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9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
This article from TeachThought gives you a list of 9 indispensable digital learning tools that are great for teachers.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 21, 7:15 PM

I like this piece, but I would change #9, Zotero, to Annotary (https://annotary.com/). Brilliant service!

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6 Modern Note-Taking Apps to Keep Your Thoughts Organized

6 Modern Note-Taking Apps to Keep Your Thoughts Organized | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
Ever have a thought slip away and wish you had written it down? Grab one of these modern note-taking apps, and you'll be able to jot down a promising idea at the drop of a hat.

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This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe

This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it
A few months back, I discovered  through Twitter a super simple Google Docs trick that changed how I share Google Docs links with staff that I work with. I've performed this trick a handful of time...

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10 Ways Principals Can Use Twitter | Mr. Carter's Office

10 Ways Principals Can Use Twitter | Mr. Carter's Office | Technology in Today's Classroom | Scoop.it

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