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Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

"Learning how to write a computer program is a lot like learning a new language. There are nouns, verbs, and sentences. With far fewer words than a spoken language, it may be easier too. A student of languages can pick it up just as quickly as a student of math. To help, here are a set of tools that teach computer programming."


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A useful set of tools and apps to help students learn how to write computer programs

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, June 10, 2014 8:43 PM

Two I'm trialling are Codecombat.com and codeavengers.com but I'm looking forward to looking at these.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 14, 2014 10:43 AM

Possible additions to my "games" list. 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:12 PM

A must read for teachers. Excellent list.

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Post-it Plus App

Post-it Plus App | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Moving great ideas forward — from start to finish
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Digital Post-it Plus App...It's like being able to use and share your paper sticky notes

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The Best Free Educational Websites for Kids Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Best Free Educational Websites for Kids Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The Best Free Educational Websites for Kids Infographic presents the top website where kids can have fun and learn all at the same time!
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A variety of useful (and fun!) websites for kids

 

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▶ 10 Amazing EdTech Blogs Everyone Should Follow - YouTube

Scouring the web for relevant EdTech resources can be a difficult. Check out this list of blogs that are provide tools, applications, reviews, and thought pr...
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Useful blogs to follow to keep up-to-date with EdTech

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Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic presents how Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition is made easy with Google Apps!
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It's interesting to see here just how much can be done wit Google Apps

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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Do your students Bring Their Own Devices to class?  Here's a number of tools and a brief description of what they can be used for.

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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.
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Do your students (you) have an ePortfolio?

 

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Interview with Caroline Moore and Mercedes Viola | IATEFL Online

Interview with Caroline Moore and Mercedes Viola | IATEFL Online | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Caroline and Mercedes talk about online teacher development events organised by ElCom including monthly webinars for both members and non members and the potential of enriching the experience through chat rooms whilst watching presentations online.

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Interview with Sophia Mavridi | IATEFL Online

Interview with Sophia Mavridi | IATEFL Online | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Interesting interview in which Sopha talks about digital identity.

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

Teacher's Guide to Digital Citizenship | Edudemic | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Concerns of what kids can access online caused schools to teach students about digital citizenship; the idea that we’re interconnected through the Internet.
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Some excellent points in here

 

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Night Zookeeper - Inspire kids to write, read and create!

We help kids develop their writing, reading and creative thinking. Discover our educational games, apps and resources.
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Apps for children that reward creative writing and reading.

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DR4WARD: What Are The Benefits And Reasons For Students To Be Using Social Media? #infographic

DR4WARD: What Are The Benefits And Reasons For Students To Be Using Social Media? #infographic | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
What Are The Benefits And Reasons For Students To Be Using Social Media? #infographic Essay Writing Services UK I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr. William J. Ward, a.k.a DR4WARD is Director of Education Strategy at Hootsuite and the Professor of Social Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He is ranked one of the "Top Marketing Professors on Twitter" in the world by Social Media Marketing Magazine for providing useful content and consistently engaging with followers and truly "getting it" when it comes to the best ways to use Twitter and other forms of Social Media. He earned his Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies at Michigan...
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Here are some benefits of students using social media according to Dr4ward.

 

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5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback

5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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For quick feedback or spot tests

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For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story - Business 2 Community

For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story - Business 2 Community | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
From the time we’re small children, humans are captivated by stories. They fascinate, horrify, sadden, overwhelm or bring about intense happiness or excitement. They teach us things as we learn fro…
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The power of storytelling

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26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers and Educators Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers and Educators Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The 26 Effective Ways to use Twitter for Teachers and Educators Infographic is aimed at educators interested in utilizing Twitter as a communication and collaborative tool.
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Some of these are more useful than others.  Choose those that work for you.

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The Evolution of the Modern Day Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Evolution of the Modern Day Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
The Evolution of the Modern Day Classroom Infographic explores the benefits of the modern day classroom and presents interestings facts and stats!
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Is this how you view the Modern Day Classroom?

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Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary

Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.
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A nice tool to pass on to your students

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Great Educational Web Tools for Making Virtual Field Trips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Educational Web Tools for Making Virtual Field Trips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it

Some nice ideas here

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Nice tools for helping to create a variety of virtual filed trips.

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Nik's QuickShout: Free Downloads

Nik's QuickShout: Free Downloads | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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Various free downloads from Nik Peachey's blog

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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

Teaching With Web-Based Resources | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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A nice guide to teaching with web-based resources here.

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WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker

WeVideo | Free Online Video Editor & Maker | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, MAC, PC.
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If you make and edit videos in class then this tool is well worth a look

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Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background Noise

Noisli - Improve Focus and Boost Productivity with Background Noise | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing and Markdown support.
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Good for background noise and maybe lead-in, brainstorming questions too...'Where would you hear this?  How does it make you feel?  Do you hear this where you come from?' etc..

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Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Research into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results.
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An everyday form of writing...surely, it would be odd not to use it in class?  But what about the safety issues?

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EnglishAgenda podcast: 20th March 2015 | EnglishAgenda | British Council

EnglishAgenda podcast: 20th March 2015 | EnglishAgenda | British Council | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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A podcast featuring Lucy Norris, one of the authors of the free British Council publication on mLearning. Worth a listen...

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Life After the Hour of Code

Life After the Hour of Code | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
Give students a taste of coding, point them at the resources, and their enthusiasm will let them apply a once-nerdy skill to any subject area.
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Keeping your students coding...

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Free Technology for Teachers: An Important Lesson Learned About TodaysMeet

Free Technology for Teachers: An Important Lesson Learned About TodaysMeet | Learning Bytes from The Consultants-E | Scoop.it
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An important lesson shared about Today's Meet.

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