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New App Tells Teachers When Students Are Confused

New App Tells Teachers When Students Are Confused | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
GoSoapBox uses a web app to create a classroom back-channel that gives teachers constant feedback.
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The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

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Succinct definitions and good explanation highlighting the difference between Game-based learning and gamification. 

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Chromebooks off to fast start in Hopedale

Chromebooks off to fast start in Hopedale | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
A trio of sixth-grade teachers presented the school committee with the progress of Hopedale’s 1:1 Chromebook Initiative at Tuesday's meeting, where each student is given a Chromebook – a small laptop that runs the Chrome Operating System.
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Chromebooks & Google Apps = powerful and inexpensive way forward.

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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teache...

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"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking.
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Awesome Chart on Personalized Learning Vs Individualized Learning

Awesome Chart on Personalized Learning Vs Individualized Learning | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
On the face of it personalized and individualized learning are two sides of the same coin, a game of semantics and this is why many teachers still use them interchangeably as if they mean the same...
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The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech

Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Learn all about the impact of gaming on education in this infographic.
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Teacher's Visual Guide to Backchanneling in The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Guide to Backchanneling in The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
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Love this infographic. Back Channeling is a wonderful opportunity to promote students' critical thinking and collaboration. 

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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

Gamification to encourage learner autonomy | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

HabitRPG is a time and task management tool which overlays motivational elements of computer games onto managing time and tasks.

The two major motivational elements are health points, which can be used up and coins which can be earned by doing daily tasks, following good habits and doing jobs from your 'Todos' list. These coins can then used to buy rewards.


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michelledodd's comment, June 30, 2013 6:38 AM
I have been using this for a few weeks now.. it is definitely the best to do list i have ever used.. the gamification aspect draws me back every time
Preston Odenbrett's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:58 PM

Interesting, will have to look at this

Revamp Strategies's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Can small marketing strategies make better conversions? 

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Inside The Digital Lives of Teens

Inside The Digital Lives of Teens | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
Three facts parents should know about social media natives (What parents should know about social media natives http://t.co/Vl9S02xdHn @PsychToday #parenting)...
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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

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Digital Differentiation with Screencasting

Digital Differentiation with Screencasting | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Digital Differentiation with Screencasting on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do

10 Teaching Practices Every 21st Century Teacher should Do | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

This list of 21st century digital skills every educator should have will empower you with the right tools to start with.

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Magnetic Poetry

Magnetic Poetry | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

Make poetry using online magnets which this interesting site. You can submit your poem to share with others.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: blooms taxonomy

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: blooms taxonomy | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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With all of the adaptations of Bloom's taxonomy for tech integration, this is a fabulous resource for teachers. Compiled, annotated and linked to sources.

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Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Classroom Poster on How to Cite Information from Internet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
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7 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios ...

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7 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Apprentice curated by Bhushan THAPLIYAL (7 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | via @martatoran
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Technology

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Handy Storyboard Templates from Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (Handy Storyboard Templates from Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning via @pinterest http://t.co/fcm1oIehEq)...
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6 Good Ways to Create Online Learning Spaces for your Students

6 Good Ways to Create Online Learning Spaces for your Students | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
Some social media platforms provide good places to create a collaborative space for your students. This collaborative space can be used for a wide variety of reasons most important of which are:...
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25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers

25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
The need to develop critical thinkers has never been as urgent as it is now. In a world that is digitally focused and where there is an outpouring of information surfeit, students need to be equipped...
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Learning How to Learn

Learning How to Learn | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
Deciding to make fundamental changes to the way students learn, and, therefore, the way teachers teach, has huge implications for a district.
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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

But the most important thing Williams does as a forward-thinking superintendent is to support principal and teacher innovation. Rather than saying no when an idea conflicts with district policy, he works to change the policy. He’s found that working that way removes most of the barriers people cite as obstacles to fully integrating technology into classrooms.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:09 AM

This really applies to management in many educational institutions. Many that try to inspire innovation just really need to release and support it.

Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:07 PM

Important as an instructional leader.

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:20 PM

Removing barriers is a big deal.

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Characteristics of 21st Century Teachers by @cteduonline

Characteristics of 21st Century Teachers by @cteduonline | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it
As others try to discover the next revolutionary idea to elicit changes in education, educators in the classroom are making things happen now, despite the hurdles they sometimes face.
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MentorMob Blog – How to Use Technology in the Classroom

MentorMob Blog – How to Use Technology in the Classroom | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

The critical questions these two teaching methods ask are these: how can classroom learning facilitate a collaborative atmosphere that’s engaging for students and that mimics the 21st century work environment? And how can the same technology that students often use at home be leveraged to foster teamwork and critical thinking in the classroom?

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Teaching Creativity - Professional Development for Teachers

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Teaching teachers to teach creativity is a professional development challenge. Teachers need to model their own creative thinking process.
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Communication 4 All - Literacy

Communication 4 All - Literacy | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

An extensive literacy site with hundreds of resources to download and use on whiteboards.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Acids, Bases & Metals

Acids, Bases & Metals | Learning in a Digital World | Scoop.it

A great animated and interactive science presentation from the BBC about acids, bases and metals.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science


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