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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:41 PM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

Selena Knight's curator insight, November 5, 2014 9:08 AM

Great conversation starters or writing prompts.

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 29, 7:21 PM

Passion or a strong interest in learning is what is most important. How do we get learners to become passionate about something? We have to stop thinking about academic interests and think about the whole person. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, Today, 6:55 AM
Important perspective!
Mary Getzke's curator insight, Today, 11:33 AM

Love this statement in article "what's important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have". ...priceless!

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8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News)

8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel rotations. The rest attempted to drive Kitty through what looked like an obstacle course.

It was our first glimpse into life as mentors for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, a competition that combines programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, team project planning, and creative problem solving to get kids excited about science and technology.

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Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News)

Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

by Betsy Corcoran

 

"Making represents the kind of informal learning that happens mostly outside of school. Part of me didn't want to see it in school because it would lose its magic if it was to become defined as curriculum. I want making to flourish as something we do because we discover it and love to do it -- not because we are forced to do it. I've also come to think that rather than having making fit into school, we should transform our schools so that this kind of informal learning is given greater emphasis and so-called formal learning de-emphasized. 

"Certainly, I would like more and more young people to have the opportunity to become makers, and having makerspaces in schools and library seems like the best way to reach more of them. I've been excited by the progress I'm seeing. I have to say that making is the only thing in education that is getting adopted as the result of grassroots initiatives. It's bottom-up, not top-down. 

"I believe that one of the lasting impacts of the maker movement is to transform our education system, replacing a standardized curriculum and testing with learn-by-doing experiential learning. Kids will lead the way, saying "I don't learn the way they are teaching." That's how the next generation will learn that they have the freedom to become productive and creative."


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Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com

Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet - MakeUseOf.com | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Everybody likes plenty of screens when working or browsing the Internet. It seems to be a geek’s rite of passage to brag about how many monitor screens they have (“you only have two?!”).
But now those of you who own an iPad can use a simple app to expand your collection of screens, turning your $500 tablet into a small, portable monitor. It’s called Duet.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 18, 9:21 AM

Great Tip for all the iPad users, simple app to expand your collection of screens.

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Augmented reality lessons

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Augmented reality is an enhanced media experience in an environment for a user. There are multiple types of experiences. These computer generated environments let you hear music or sounds, watch videos, move and scale a 3D model, or place you in a scene that can be anywhere. All of these possibilities are interactive and require the user to trigger the possible experience.


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Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, May 15, 5:29 AM

VR or AR surely must be the future in English Language Teaching.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 19, 2:10 AM

An interesting all-in-one site to learn about AR... worth keeping!

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:20 AM

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Deekit - Online Whiteboard

Deekit - Online Whiteboard | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.


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Suzanne's curator insight, May 10, 4:48 AM

Looks good to try out for free.

Don't like that sign in options are only through Facebook, Google or Microsoft, though.  

Liz Horrocks's curator insight, May 10, 11:26 AM

Adult and Teenage students would love this - also good for out of the classroom learning, or virtual one-to-ones. 

Gav Morris's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM

This looks interesting.

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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, May 6, 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."

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 6:08 PM

Program Management.

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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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Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 27, 12:29 AM

This resource looks very informative and interesting on how 3D printers are made and used. In the future I can see this being helpful in my chosen discipline of Industrial Design and Technology as i feel that as time goes on they will become more readily available and their uses and potential capabilities will expand. 

David Prince's curator insight, May 27, 12:46 AM

After working at the high school for prac 1, I found these machines interesting to say the least. After reading this resource I can relate by seeing them in action as well as having had the opportunity  to design and produce an item from one of these 3d printers. Although the printer I used was more like the generation 1 machine, I know that with continuing technology these 3d printers will improve to levels that we are yet to see in manufacturing. The article also contain valuable information pertaining to many sites giving information on the benefits and uses of these printers.

Brett Coleman's curator insight, May 31, 6:13 AM

This would be great for when students are learning about 3D printing. Also great to see that their are blogs that students could follow about this subject

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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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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. 

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, May 9, 5:52 AM

Great for students with hearing difficulties in your classroom.

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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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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School

Little Story Creator - A Free App for Creating Multimedia Stories - iPad Apps for School | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.

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Maker movement drives the future

Maker movement drives the future | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Walking the packed grounds of the San Mateo County Fairgrounds this past weekend with my son to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Bay Area Maker Faire, I couldn’t help thinking I was seeing a vision of the future.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 24, 8:37 AM

Inspiring stuff! 

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

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How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School

How to use SOLE in your school - Innovate My School | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Just what is a self-organised learning environment, and how can it help teachers? School In The Cloud’s Sally Rix explains how the idea changed her career tremendously.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 1:54 AM

Interesting article about how SOLE was approached in one school.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, May 8, 6:19 AM

Students learn far more when fully engaged in passionate subjects and user friendly environments, these and thankfully coming to the fore now.  It's been a long long wait.

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Apple - NEW Learning with iPad Page

Apple - NEW Learning with iPad Page | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Explore new ideas, dive deeper into your current studies, or discover a hidden potential.


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Roos de Groot's curator insight, May 8, 2:57 AM

Apps met meer mogelijkheden dan de meeste standaard

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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, May 6, 7:27 PM

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

CTD Institute's curator insight, May 8, 9:25 AM

A must for all educators involved with implementation of mobile projecst in K-12 institutions.

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

Its tremendous

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

añada su visión ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:21 AM

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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

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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

Open for September Registration! 


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.