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5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn - TeachThought

5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn - TeachThought | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. Here’s a list of apps that can help them stay organized when they’re working on group presentations, research papers or other big tasks that might take a little extra energy to keep everything together."

 


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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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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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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.

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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31 Sources Of Royalty-Free Images

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Cooking Up Augmented Storytelling

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» 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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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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Penguin Jump Maths - A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills - iPad Apps for Schools

Penguin Jump Maths - A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills - iPad Apps for Schools | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 - iPad Apps for SchoolsPenguin Jump Maths is a free iPad app that offers a fun game for students to play to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Students play the game in the role of a penguin trying to jump from iceberg to iceberg. The object of the game is to be the first penguin to make it across all of the icebergs without falling into the water. In addition to measuring success by being the first to cross the icebergs players also earn points for speed and accuracy.


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Worldwide Country Comparison

Worldwide Country Comparison | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, January 31, 1:56 AM

Un site d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation bien qu'en anglais. Le principe est de choisir deux pays dans un menu déroulant pour en comparer les principaux indicateurs de développement sous la forme de petites infographies très pédagogiques.
La comparaison est évidemment un processus de raisonnement à mettre en place pour situer et caractériser en géographie. On songera ainsi à l'utilisation d'un tel outil dans le cadre de l'étude des inégalités de développement en classe de 5e et de Seconde, mais aussi pour une mise en perspective sur les Territoires dans la mondialisation en classe de 4e afin de caractériser un PMA, un pays émergent, un pays développé (cf. exemple réalisé pour l'illustration).

Dernière information sur ce site, les statistiques utilisées proviennent des bases de données open source de la CIA américaine.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, February 7, 7:51 PM

After studying this comparison tool and using it to find the best of the best and worst of the worst, I picked out some highlights I'd like to share. Monaco is clearly the place to be born, earn, and live. When compared to the USA, the infant mortality rate is 71% less, the life expectancy is 10 years longer @ 84, and you'll earn 62% more money, no doubt because you have ten more years in which to do so. I believe the stats may be skewed a bit in this country comparison as the very rich live there and they have access to the best medical care, and probably don't have very many infants with them when they make the move from elsewhere, hence the low infant mortality rate. Austria is not a bad second choice as you are 33% less likely to be unemployed. On a sobering note, the life expectancy if you live in Namibia is only 52! Yikes, I'm already 53... It's far worse however in Swaziland. The life expectancy is sadly only 50.5 years and you are 44 times more likely to have AIDS than if you lived here. 26.5% of the population has AIDS! Be thankful for where you live and stop complaining, it's far worse on average in nearly all other countries.

Monika Fleischmann's curator insight, February 15, 4:59 AM
Seth Dixon's insight:

Did you know that with 1/30th the territory of the United States, Norway still has over 25% more coastline?  I didn't either until I compared Norway to the United States using My Life Elsewhere.  This site is designed allow United States students to imagine how their lives might be different if they were born in a different part of the world.  Students would probably die 21 years earlier if they were born in Liberia and 11 times more likely to have died in infancy.   Students would be 43.8% less likely to grow up and be unemployed and have 36.3% less babies if they were born in Taiwan.  This side-by-side format is a great way to help students help make these statistics real and meaningful.  One major drawback: this site only allows users to compare a country to the United States.  If you prefer to have students compare, say Cuba to the United Arab Emirates, I would recommend that you try If It Where My Home. 


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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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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

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!

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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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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, February 9, 4:27 PM

Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 10, 4:45 AM

Minecraft in de klas

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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Content Curation: How to Easily Find Great Content to Share

Content Curation: How to Easily Find Great Content to Share | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Social Media Marketing Podcast 130, in this episode we explores content curation, why it's valuable and tools to make new content discovery easy.


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Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 31, 11:31 PM

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 5:17 AM

Although this is aimed at marketing there are some good tips and tools here that could be used for education too.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 4, 3:45 AM

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