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11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products

11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Think about all the tools you use each day to do your job. Chances are, more than one of them are made by Google. Google puts out great products that help us

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 4:42 PM

Great article about the variety of ways Makerspaces can take up residence in your library!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, Today, 9:42 AM

Love this quote, "Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money."

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Online Resources ~ 3D Printing Librarian

Online Resources ~ 3D Printing Librarian | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"These blogs and websites will keep you up to date with 3D printing news and trends.

"These sites include 3D printing guides, instructions, history, and provide further context.

"These sites provide curriculum examples for 3D printing programming and instruction."


Very solid collection of quality resources -JL


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 27, 12:45 PM

Thanks to @Jim Lerman for sharing this post containing several 3D printing resources. 

benjamin costello's curator insight, April 29, 6:41 PM

Maybe this doesn't really fall under digital history but it is certainly an interesting idea to recreate archival materials that can be used and touched without major problem.

Mark Monsen's curator insight, Today, 11:19 PM

3d printing is something that i would like to no more about, while also keeping up with the revolutionary changes. The value of this tool within education would have remarkable influences on learning outcomes in regards to Industrial Technology and design.

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eSchool News 5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News

eSchool News 5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Makerspaces should be seen as a metaphor for unique learning environments that encourage tinkering, play, and open-ended exploration for all. Purposeful planning will allow your makerspace to insinuate itself into the mindset of students, educators, and families within your school.

Taking the overall approach outlined here will ensure that your makerspace is a well-designed learning environment, one that it will serve your students and your wider school community tremendously, ensuring opportunities for growth and success for the future.

 

Laura Fleming is a media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey. This article was adapted from her new book “Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School [4]


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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 18, 8:03 AM

Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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DIY Dad & Mom: Raise Your Kid to Be a Tinkerer with Cool Home Projects - MakeUseOf.com

DIY Dad & Mom: Raise Your Kid to Be a Tinkerer with Cool Home Projects - MakeUseOf.com | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The renaissance of self-reliance has brought about such things as a flood of creative ideas on Pinterest, Arduino projects, popular YouTube DIY Channels, and the Raspberry Pi movement. But why should grown-ups have all the fun?
Kids are born into technology, so why not include them in the experience? Teach them to fix and create things and you teach them to take control of their world.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 7, 8:57 AM

The ability and confidence to tinker is a valuable life commodity.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 7, 10:36 PM
Technology Club ideas?
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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 4:08 PM

BigNate may be a talking head, but he's talking sense about Closed Captioning. This video is a good introduction to Closed Caption creation of YouTube videos.   Give it a try! 

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, April 3, 10:55 AM

Great tip for accessibility!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.

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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 27, 12:40 PM

This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Tom cockburn's curator insight, March 28, 10:03 AM

Seems a good way to get them interested

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Digital storytelling handbook

This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 19, 6:02 PM

A fantastic resource!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 25, 12:31 PM

http://digitalcommonwealth.co.uk/2014/09/18/handbook-of-digital-storytelling/

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2:10 AM

Always useful to have first-hand reference to enhance methodology... worth reading!

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Expin.me - Create your interactive stories

Expin.me - Create your interactive stories | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An expressions platform to share experiences, opinions and passion points. Go ahead Explore, Express and discover

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Christopher Howell's curator insight, March 9, 12:08 PM

Allows you to share thoughts and feelings.

Mazin Ali's curator insight, March 12, 8:53 AM

I believe this Web 2.0 tool is great for introducing yourself and telling others about your past experiences.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 16, 9:09 AM

 

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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Cooking Up Augmented Storytelling

Cooking Up Augmented Storytelling | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
» Cooking Up Augmented Storytelling |

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, February 19, 12:38 PM

Complete Resources, Links, and Handouts for Augmented Reality Digital Storytelling Workshop now posted!

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Nutshell- create short video stories

Nutshell- create short video stories | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Snap three pictures. Add captions. Choose graphics. And let Nutshell turn it all into a shareable cinematic story.


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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 18, 6:11 AM

Video Storytelling

Janine Fulcher's curator insight, February 19, 3:48 PM

Looking forward to trying this out with some trainers.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 26, 8:42 PM

Use for student PSA'a - Public Service Announcements

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In the Works: Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files

In the Works: Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If you don’t have a 3D printer at home but you’re a pretty accomplished 3D designer, there are now plenty of great web-based services that let you submit yo

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Brittney's curator insight, February 10, 4:26 PM

In the Works: Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files http://3dprint.com/42928/boffles-3d-files-kickstarter/

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 11, 4:47 PM

Bigger than Thingiverse? ;)

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 11, 7:37 PM

As additive technologies become more readily available we'll see more commercial shifts - as consumer level desktop printers become prototyping machines, we'll see users wanting access to higher grade printers with rapid turnaround times. 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 

This year’s report, Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students, provides landmark findings on the efficacy and value associated with popular digital learning initiatives: blended learning, online learning, school-assigned mobile devices and STEM learning.  The views, values and experiences of students taking part in these digital learning initiatives are compared with students in more traditional classroom-based education.
“We hope by highlighting the views and values of today’s students, especially those students who are living a digital learning experience, this year’s report stimulates new discussions around the effective use of digital tools, resources and content to support student learning,” said Julie Evans CEO of Project Tomorrow.


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Ly Torn's curator insight, May 4, 11:33 PM

Selles artiklis on kajastatud üht uuringut, mille tulemusena toodi välja, et ligikaudu 60% teismelistest kasutab oma nutiseadmeid koolis õppimise eesmärgil. 

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, Today, 7:27 PM

LOTS of new data here on Digital Learning from the Speak Up survey.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.

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DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, April 28, 1:27 PM

Claro que los Niños se puedes retroalimentar el conocimiento, con una buena guìa familiar y academica.

firesolid's curator insight, May 2, 1:43 AM

Its tremendous

transivm's curator insight, May 5, 12:33 PM

añada su visión ...

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6 Ways to Make Learning Visible - Brilliant or Insane

When we make learning visible, teachers and students are better able to assess their impact.These six strategies will get you started.

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Paul Simmons's curator insight, April 20, 5:44 AM

Unlike talent, the attainment of knowledge cannot be seen unless you make it really visible by creating a medium to showcase learning. And now, technology offers many ways to show that learning takes place. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 20, 8:56 AM

I like the idea of sharing and keeping a progression with a time for reflection...and the sketchbook for kids - their own book - how perfect.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 20, 8:29 PM

It's one thing to post student work, but it's quite another thing for the students to reflect on their work over time. Imagine what an impact it could make for a student to see how far he has progressed or for a student to see the final product of something she thought was beyond her reach.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 AM

Interesting article on how Minecraft is being used in education.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, April 7, 7:59 AM

Using a popular game to teach!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, April 7, 11:12 AM

añada su visión ...

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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

Maker Education Resources - Edutopia | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture

E-Learning Certificate Program: Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom or school library media center? Learn evidence-based instructional strategies that support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels. Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 9:41 PM

Cook up something grand with ideas and inspirations from this new online course from UW-Stout taught by Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.  

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, April 1, 8:06 PM

Love the maker movement. Wish we could do more in elearning with it.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Free Technology for Teachers: Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews. Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good.

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

"Realtime topographic contour line generation."


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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 8, 10:08 AM

Well, that is just incredible. Now THAT'S a sandbox! Augmented Reality is going to be a major gamechanger.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 PM

Every Geography classroom needs one of these to explain topography

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 12:24 PM

This thing is sick! I would love to make one of these i would play with this thing for hours and I'm an adult. And they say video games are useless, the kinect can be used for things other than dance offs and such. 

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, Today, 7:46 PM

This one really helped me to see a bigger picture of the many Learning Theories and some of their connections.

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"What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement?"

"What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement?" | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement? is the latest "question-of-the-week" at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses there or in the comments h...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 20, 9:51 AM

Nice summary here! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

Shera Parker Stinson's curator insight, February 24, 8:42 PM

My next purchase

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Flotilla Wants to Make Digital Tinkering Easy as Pi

Flotilla Wants to Make Digital Tinkering Easy as Pi | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

The guys behind the colorful start-up Pimoroni like their Raspberry Pi.

Flotilla is a range of modules that can be connected together to create interactive projects. The modules include items like motors, lights, touchpads, dials, and sliders. Pimoroni says its goal is to make digital tinkering easy and affordable for total beginners as well as experienced Makers.


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