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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.

 


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E-trucit's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:17 AM

Very interesting article full of links to others sources that help to span the vision of possible future and not only in teaching.

Yolanda Bernabeu's curator insight, April 25, 2014 8:49 AM

Aplicación de nuevas tecnologías en las aulas de un futuro esperamos que reciente

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:21 PM

Some of these technologies are just too cool! I love trying to "peek" at the future.

 

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What Do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? — Medium

What Do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? — Medium | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Since creating my makerspace and more recently, since publishing my book on makerspaces, I have had the honor of having conversations with, as well as working with, people all across the world. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that….

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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith

11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This afternoon I had the pleasure of presenting at the Catholic Press Association National Conference here in St. Louis.  Great setting, great people and my time went way too quickly.

I shared with them some of my favorite sites/tools for verifying online information, and thought perhaps others might be interested.  So, in no particular order, here they are.

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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, July 30, 11:00 AM
hoy mas que nunca es necesario
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SmartyReader

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SmartyReader is an interactive eReader platform that pairs award-winning content with challenging comprehension questions and active vocab acquisition.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 8:47 AM

This looks pretty interesting.

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, July 23, 2:57 PM
Looks like this could be worth a try...
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 12, 6:51 PM

I had already figured this out on my own. ;) Thanks to John Evans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards | Learning Commons | Scoop.it


Stoodle is a free online collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by CK12. On Stoodle you can create a whiteboard space and invite others to use it with you. Registration is not required in order to use Stoodle. In the video embedded below I demonstrate the features of Stoodle.




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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 9, 8:53 PM

Check out this blog post & video from Richard Byrne. Great tool... and it's free!

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 10, 9:56 AM
Not sure how well this will work in a cloud-based classroom, as it gives me an Office error, but the concept is fantastic. Will it enhance teaming over Google products? Let's see...
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Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
While the Maker Movement continues to grow, it hasn't yet gained its greatest traction, which currently sits untapped in the minds of the students in front of us. Through forming partnerships with community makerspaces or building a school makerspace, educators and decision makers everywhere have the rare chance to help bring this truly all-inclusive learning experience into their schools, districts, and communities in order to help all students. Here are four ways that the "new industrial revolution" will help your students succeed and help breathe life back into your craft.

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Worlds of Learning | What Does Making Mean to You?

Worlds of Learning | What Does Making Mean to You? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
June 7, 2016 marked the first annual MakerJam event. This event was created by students at our school, for students not only at our school, but for children across the country and world as well.  Footage of the day, along with student creations, can be seen at #MakerJam2016.  During the event, I touched base with several of our students to ask them:

What does making mean to you?
Their responses serve as an important reminder that making is a deeply personal thing to those who experience it.  Most students view it as an opportunity for the individualism to shine. We as educators cannot possibly try to define making as one thing, nor try to define what it means for our students.  The educational makerspace is based on student ownership of what making and learning means to them. Some of the student responses can be viewed below.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 15, 8:01 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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Chalkmotion

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ChalkMotion is a a collaborative library of simple hand drawn images and online presentation tool, designed to help visualize and share ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 10:03 AM

Great way to animate students' drawing.

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9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech 

9 of the Best Snap Circuits Electronics Kits for Bright Sparks | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpace #EdTech  | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 8:39 AM
If your child has shown an interest in electronics, they will love snap circuits. A wonderful educational toy, there is also a lot of fun to be had.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

 

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, May 26, 9:10 AM
9 mejores kits de circuitos electrónicos
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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad - eSchoolNews

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad - eSchoolNews | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Where others see trash, I see treasure. Reusing, repurposing, and recycling items that can be found in the kitchen garbage can, on the curb, or collected by friends and families helps educators to save money while protecting the environment.

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. But it wasn’t always this way.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, May 25, 9:20 AM
Let's make it in TK.
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer

Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Glowforge has launched a new desktop laser. It's easier to use, more flexible, and more affordable than traditional 3D printers and CNC laser cutter/engravers. Learn more at www.glowforge.com.

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Green Screen Videos to Share with Teachers

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``Last week I led a 3 day iPad Media Camp at my school in Oklahoma City for K-12 teachers. I introduced participants to green screen videos and a production workflow including:

 

* the iPad Camera app 

* the Green Screen app by Do Ink 

* iMovie for iPad"


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Paul's curator insight, August 6, 2:33 PM

we have the screen, now we need to start using it to document learning

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Maker Projects: The Awesome Cardboard Maker Cave

Maker Projects: The Awesome Cardboard Maker Cave | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Last spring, I gave my after-school Makers Club a challenge – create a unique, interactive project that guests can interact with at our 2016 Maker Fair.  We had held the Cardboard Challenge earlier in the school year, giving my students lots of ideas on how to use cardboard as a medium.  So it was no surprise to me when a group of students enthusiastically told me that they would be creating a cardboard Maker Cave for our MakerFair.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 25, 12:06 PM

Virtual Reality!  This in-depth presentation is a resource goldmine.  It can be expensive on the cutting edge. It is also endlessly fascinating. Learn more about it all!

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3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP

3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Fancy a 3D printed robot for your home? Here’s a list of the best 3D printed robots you can print in one go, assemble or even buy as a kit.



Robots! We just love them: 3D printing and robots are a match made in mechanical heaven. So, we’ve made a short list on the best 3D printed robot projects you can find out there. This list is divided into two parts.

Working programmable 3D printable robots that are programmable, move and actually do things. They usually have to be assembled, which takes some basic knowledge of electronics and 3D printing. Their “brains” usually are powered by an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other microcomputers. Start right here.
Printable 3D printable robots (without a function) for your shelf, desk, etc. They can be 3D printed in several parts or one go. Jump here to see them.

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Games and the Future of Education | ABUNDANCE

Peter Diamandis: Learning needs to be less like school and more like Angry Birds. We need get kids addicted to learning while they are having fun. http://xprize.or


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 1:23 PM

The future I dreamed of as a young teacher is happening right now. The next 20 years will be profoundly interesting for all teachers and learners.

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6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News)

6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger, and timely, endeavor.

Best defined by the research and work of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler and Eduardo Briceno, growth mindset is the recognition of the brain as a muscle that—with practice, effort, and nurturing—can continue to grow and develop. When you think of an inventor or innovator, past or present, what descriptors come to mind? Creative. Persistent. Curious. Fearless. Passionate. But educators know that most students don’t show up to your class on the first day of school exhibiting these qualities.

So how do we provide not only the physical tools but the mental tools to Make? Here are the essential pieces:

1. Give students permission to play

2. Build those Maker muscles 

3. Reflect often

4. Have some accountability

5. Cultivate an appreciation for failure

6. Use role models to inspire students to become Makers"


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 6, 6:46 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 29, 9:23 AM
Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 12, 11:35 AM

Great resource for educators of all levels!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 9:16 PM
Excellent list of resources. Well organized, too! 
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 23, 2:49 PM
Incorporating videos in a PBL/flipped setting goes beyond just using YouTube or Khan Academy videos. What a great list of video sites. Lots of ideas here!
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The perfect makerspace toolbox

In this Ignite video from ISTE 2015, Vinnie Vrotny shares the digital age "gifts" that educators must give their students to encourage exploration.

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What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides)

What's Next for Maker Education (EdSurge Guides) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Confession. We at EdSurge are a bit in love with what may be America’s favorite new pastime: making. Indeed, it’s been a busy two years since we published our first guide on making, during which makerspaces have spread into classrooms and curriculum far and wide. But for many, issues of budget and b

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Makerspaces Australia

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Looking for some ideas and inspirations to start your own makerspace?

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Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer

Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Glowforge has launched a new desktop laser. It's easier to use, more flexible, and more affordable than traditional 3D printers and CNC laser cutter/engravers. Learn more at www.glowforge.com.

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