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The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class

The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it
Thousands of teachers around the country today are “flipping” their classrooms. What does that mean, how is it done, and why are teachers doing it?

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Learning from the Flipped Classroom [Infographic] |

Learning from the Flipped Classroom [Infographic] | | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

"According to a survey of 453 flipped educators conducted last June, 88% reported improved job satisfaction, and of those, 46 percent reported a significant improvement. Well, that’s outstanding to hear that teachers are happier with their jobs, but what about the students? Don’t worry, there’s good news there as well. 67 percent of teachers surveyed reported their classrooms had higher test scores."


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8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers

8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

"One of the important digital skills that the 21st century teachers should have is the ability to create video tutorials to share with students."


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Understoodit.com - Understand Your Students

Understoodit.com - Understand Your Students | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

This is a simple audience response system that exploits mobile devices to give speakers / lecturers feedback as they deliver the lecture to make sure their audience is following. The system is free for students to use, but teachers / schools have to pay. Prices start from a simple subscription of $3 a month.


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Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps

Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

How do you choose the best educational app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.


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Facing the TABLET generation !

Facing the TABLET generation ! | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

The entire curriculum might be available on the cloud, which students might be able to access from the comfort of their home or even the playground. We expect broadband connectivity to become widely available by 2020. Earlier we had been thinking that a vast digital library of all the lectures will get developed, but now library is the not the point.


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Remind 101

Remind 101 | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it
A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.


I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  


Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.


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mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Today’s connected Learners interact in an ecosystem of screens. So for us in the Learning Industry, it should not be just about designing great isolated learning experiences that may only be consumed on desktops and iPads, it’s also about developing a multiscreen strategy that will make our content accessible anywhere, especially as Learners acquire more devices and begin expecting that their ‘learning’ follows them as they shift between devices.


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3 Ways to Maximize Instructional Time With Screencasts

3 Ways to Maximize Instructional Time With Screencasts | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

How do we keep the focus of technology powered learning experiences on content and avoid being consumed by teaching students how to use the technology? A tool that I’ve found to be particularly effective is the use of screencasts. A screencast is a narrated video that captures what takes place on a computer screen. Let’s explore some powerful ways to use screencasts to maximize instructional time and keep the focus on the content.


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Struggling with educators' lack of technology fluency | Dangerously Irrelevant

Struggling with educators' lack of technology fluency | Dangerously Irrelevant | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

What hope do these teachers have of providing meaningful, technology-rich learning experiences for their students? What hope do these leaders have of creating and adequately supporting powerful, technology-rich learning environments for students and staff? Little to none.


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Welcome to Storyboard That

Welcome to Storyboard That | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Storyboard That presents a great opportunity for students to work together. When creating a storyboard students can discuss what they want their story to say, how to structure it, and of course what imagery to use. After they are created students can’t wait to share their storyboards with their friends and get their feedback, and make their own storyboards that much better. For a lot of people the free version of Storyboard That will work just great. For those of you that need more power though, we encourage you to upgrade. See: http://www.storyboardthat.com/Purchase


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Free Technology for Teachers: Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Free Technology for Teachers: Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it
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Panel Shows What's Possible in Education Technology | ED.gov Blog

Michael Bennet of Colorado co-sponsored a briefing on innovation in public education through the use of learning technologies. More than 50 Senate staff members came to hear from a panel I moderated that featured ...
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Flipping the classroom - Educational Technology for School Leaders

Flipping the classroom - Educational Technology for School Leaders | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

"Flipping the classroom involves assigning web-based content as homework that replaces the traditional in-class lecture, making time and space available in the classroom for more inquiry-based projects. Professor Eric Mazur began experimenting with this instructional style at Harvard in the 1990s."


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Flipping Your Class - Digital Learning Toolbox

Flipping the classroom involves finding or recording videos and screencasts (narrated recordings of your computer screen) that students watch before class time. Instead of (only) lecturing during class time, students can watch lectures and videos from home, and then during class do more interactive activities such as practicing problems, collaborative learning, active learning, formative assessment with classroom response systems, and the like.


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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong.

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21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning?

21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning? | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Just let me start off by saying that the term "21st Century Learning" still drives me crazy. If you think about it, in the last ten years have we progressed in our thoughts about what learning should look like and could be? What about in the next 50 years? Will "21st Century Learning" be the same, or will we still promote the same skills? Who knows? But I am sure that our world will continue to change significantly.


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Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.


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How A Classroom Of iPads Changed My Approach To Learning

How A Classroom Of iPads Changed My Approach To Learning | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

By recognizing that our prior experience with ICT had created paradigms that constrained our thinking, we are starting to glimpse new learning opportunities made possible by one-to-one integration of iPads. Rather than viewing iPads as substitutes for other technologies (including paper), it is our view that iPads can be used as tools and environments for learning that allow for deeper and more diverse engagements. Our journey with iPads in learning continues.


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What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites

What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Most of the blocked sites are either social media sites, or have some element of public sharing of information, and that’s where school administrators need to be more flexible, Luhtala said. “Administration more than teachers need to open their minds to the value and potential of social networking for educational use,” wrote a survey respondent. “CIPA needs to be spelled out more specifically or made clearer to IT in education so that filters are not blocking sites unnecessarily.”


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The next evolution of schools: Highlights from our chat with Will Richardson

The next evolution of schools: Highlights from our chat with Will Richardson | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

What will schools look like in 25 years? Educator and parent Will Richardson sees profound changes beginning to bubble up in classrooms around the world. In the past, knowledge was bounded — both in books and in classrooms. But today, the internet provides nearly endless learning opportunities for anyone who is interested. Which means that education should no longer focus on dates and facts, all just a Google search away, but instead on critical thinking.


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Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Present.me is your slides, and a video of you presenting them, side by side on the screen at the same time. It’s the next best thing to being in a room with people you want to communicate with, and as it’s on demand, it’s available for anyone to view whenever it suits them. The potential for Present.me for Educators is endless- it is perfect for the flipped classroom, for students to submit projects, practise their presentation skills and much, much more.
And Present.me is now available in a new multi-user version. As an academic institution you can sign up for a Team account which provides your school, college or university with a private portal in which you can create, view and manage presentme’s. Discover Present.me for yourself here: http://present.me/


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Shift to the Future: The Wisdom in the Room

Shift to the Future: The Wisdom in the Room | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

It used to be so easy to be smart. Seriously, all you had to do was learn lots of trivia, know how to do a variety of things, be able to quickly recall information, facts, and figures, and people figured you knew it all. Well folks, the world has changed. The Internet knows a lot more stuff than you or I do or ever will and it’s doubling every 18 months or so. We must learn together to become wise! Why then is it that a lot of learning continues to be isolated and static?


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ELA Standards-Aligned Question Stems

ELA Standards-Aligned Question Stems | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it

Using my “I can” statements from last summer and combining that work with work from other sources (referenced in the document), one high school English teacher from Michigan, Robert Belprez, created the following chart as a quick-reference guide for integrating the common core into 9-10 grade ELA classrooms.


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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Digital storytelling in efl classroom

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Digital storytelling in efl classroom | Kids Want Technology! | Scoop.it
In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students: (21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | @scoopit...
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