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Tools & Ideas for Learning
A collection of tools and insights for learning. Focus on kids & high school youth.
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"DIY is a community where young people become Makers. They discover new Skills, make projects in the real world, and share their work online to inspire and learn from each other."

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World of Warcraft Finds Its Way Into Class | MindShift

World of Warcraft Finds Its Way Into Class | MindShift | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it

"World of Warcraft Students' passions can be a powerful driver for deeper and more creative learning. With this knowledge, some educators are using popular commercial games like World of Warcraft (WoW) to create curriculum around the game."

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WoW in Schools Wiki: http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/5268731/FrontPage

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School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons

School imposes compulsory Minecraft lessons | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
A Swedish school has made headlines, first at home and then abroad, by making super-popular build-em-up video game Minecraft compulsory for students aged 13.
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Differentiated Instruction | Achieve3000

Achieve3000 is the leading provider of differentiated instruction, preparing students for success.
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Lessenreeks: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship (ENG)

Lessenreeks: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship (ENG) | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it

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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:32 PM

Lessenreeks met handleiding over YouTube en digitaal burgerschap. Wel in het Engels. Laat je inspireren!

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Exploring the Consumer Media Universe | Nielsen Wire

Exploring the Consumer Media Universe | Nielsen Wire | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
From televisions and smartphones to tablets and game consoles, Americans are consuming content on every device under the sun.
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Classroom Game Design: Paul Andersen at TEDxBozeman

"Paul Andersen has been teaching science in Montana for the last eighteen years.  He explains how he is using elements of game design to improve learning..."

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How Anonymous and MTV Are Trying To Protect Kids Online

How Anonymous and MTV Are Trying To Protect Kids Online | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
Last week, a 15-year-old named Kylie tweeted her suicidal thoughts, and a Twitter account called @KillYourselfKylie tweeted back a series of ugly responses.
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FTC: Apple and Google need to improve privacy protection in kids\' apps

FTC: Apple and Google need to improve privacy protection in kids\' apps | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
Having investigated 400 randomly chosen apps for kids, the FTC has noted that almost 60 percent of them were transmitting sensitive device information to
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Disney's Club Penguin: Crushing It With Community Content - Forbes

Disney's Club Penguin: Crushing It With Community Content - Forbes | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
While many titles draw upon the community for content in a variety of ways, Disney’s Club Penguin transformed a scheduled lull into its most successful event of all time by tapping into the community.
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inkle » for teachers

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"Inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required"

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Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves | MIT Technology Review

Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves | MIT Technology Review | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
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Beyond Strategy and Winning, How Games Teach Kids Empathy

Beyond Strategy and Winning, How Games Teach Kids Empathy | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
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Netflix Finally Introduces Facebook Sharing in the U.S. | Media - Advertising Age

Netflix Finally Introduces Facebook Sharing in the U.S. | Media - Advertising Age | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
netflix has begun offering u.s. subscribers the ability to peer into friends' digital movie libraries in a long-awaited partnership with facebook.
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Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators

Kids Code the Darndest Things: 10 Amazing Youth Innovators | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
Here are 10 youth innovators, from ages seven to 15, particularly worth noting and working on projects ranging from games to anti-bullying apps.
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YouTube study shows children 'three clicks away from explicit material'

YouTube study shows children 'three clicks away from explicit material' | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
Footage of nudity and violence was available to children who viewed clips of popular kids' TV programmes. By Josh Halliday
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Child Development Resources for Interactive Developers

Child Development Resources for Interactive Developers | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it

One thing you hear us say at No Crusts is, "Think about the audience." In these days of the Internet, there are a wealth of resources on child development that are just a click away that provide a lot of insight into different age groups...

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A list of resources on child development:
PBS Kids Development Tracker, Babycenter, Education Resources Information Center, Common Core Standards, Center for Children and Technology, Future Lab, Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Fred Rogers Early Learning Environment, You Tube.

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Our Top 2013 Resolutions for Children’s Interactive Media Developers

Our Top 2013 Resolutions for Children’s Interactive Media Developers | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
We here at No Crusts Interactive know it's not traditional to make other people's New Year's resolutions on their behalf.
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Most popular posts of 2012 with advice on making good games and interactive experiences for kids.

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Does App Store Lack Educational Games for Preteens?

Does App Store Lack Educational Games for Preteens? | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
It's true -- kids love tablets and laptop games and apps.
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it

"Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media..."

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Top 10 jongerentrends voor 2013

Top 10 jongerentrends voor 2013 | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
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Digital trends you should know about

Digital trends you should know about | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
A fascinating presentation is currently available on Slideshare that looks at current digital trends that may affect your IP's future plans.
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SIGVE Connected Educator; Kids' Virtual Worlds

Connected Educator Session - Kids' Virtual Worlds We visit with 6 kids and their parents to discuss the fun and the learning that happens in these kids' virt...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 19, 2012 6:21 AM

Another great resource for making the virtual worlds sales pitch to administrators!

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Bob Iger: Disney's fun king - Fortune Management

Bob Iger: Disney's fun king - Fortune Management | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
The Walt Disney Co. CEO is the steward for some of the most valuable names on the planet, and we're not just talking about Mickey and Minnie but also ESPN, ABC, Marvel, and Pixar. An inside look at how he runs the entertainment factory.
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Trace Effects | American English

Trace Effects | American English | Tools & Ideas for Learning | Scoop.it
A collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.
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