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17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher

17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher | library life | Scoop.it

"There are many benefits to teaching young people to code.   As a musician starts learning a piece of music,  the process can be daunting.   Musicians, however, naturally start breaking the song into parts.   By slowly mastering small phrases, scales, chords, and patterns, the song slowly emerges from the student.   The discipline of decomposition and persistence shows up in computer programming too."


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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | library life | Scoop.it

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 29, 12:53 PM

Very relevant pedagogy for each way of innovating learning.  Great summer read.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 29, 7:29 PM

Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

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How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha

How to Make Great Presentations With Pecha Kucha | library life | Scoop.it
Learn how to make great presentations using the Pecha Kucha method, and download our custom Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template to help out.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 25, 12:32 PM

Pecha Kucha is a great way for students to keep within specified time limits when doing presentations.  It also helps students organize their ideas.  If you haven't used it before, there is are step-by-step instructions on how to use it as well as helpful tips at the end of this article.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, June 25, 3:42 PM

I will definitely be using this technique and I may even incorporate it into the assessment requirements for my students.  This was fascinating and interesting.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 26, 3:28 PM

This article shares some great tips on how to complete a Pecha Kucha presentation using PowerPoint.

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Zoho ShowTime

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Bring life to your presentations. Deliver your presentations the smarter way. Use your mobile to deliver presentations. Interact and engage with your audience, measure your presentation peformance and hightlight your presentation skills and credentials as a speaker.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 19, 2:11 AM

Zoho have just released their new presentation app Show Time which lets you make your presentations interactive. Use your PPT or pdf to start with and engage your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 7:45 PM

This nifty little program not only lets you run your slide show from your smartphone, but it has audience engagement and analytics. Cool! 

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3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | library life | Scoop.it

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Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, June 8, 10:45 AM

Tecnología Educativa para el Aprendizaje

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | library life | 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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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Inspiring Learning Spaces

Inspiring Learning Spaces | library life | Scoop.it

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great edtech blogger

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Simon Youd's curator insight, May 21, 6:30 PM

Student centered learning spaces

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 8:21 PM

What about inspiring teaching spaces?

 

@ivon_ehd1

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:22 PM

This would be beneficial to teachers as it gives ideas not only on how to design an effective learning space with examples from all over the world but why they could be effective.

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Library To Learning Commons: 7 Reasons Why Your School Should Make The Shift

Library To Learning Commons: 7 Reasons Why Your School Should Make The Shift | library life | Scoop.it
The transition into 21st Century Education is well underway in education
with some districts and schools being further along than others.
Philosophically and pedagogically changing a school is far from easy and
takes time. One of the biggest factors slowing down the transition away
from traditional learning is the physical space that many of us do our work
in. Most of our building were built in a different era and aren’t conducive
to authentic 21st Century Learning.

A key area in any school is the library, or as many schools are now
reinventing it as, The Learning Commons. Think of a Learning Commons as
Library 2.0, an area where collaboration and communication are abundant.
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Home | Moovly

Home | Moovly | library life | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Makerspace Tour: The HIVE

Makerspace Tour: The HIVE | library life | Scoop.it
*This post is part of an on-again off-again series where I visit makerspaces in schools, libraries and public/private spaces.  It's a great chance to see the amazing diversity of spaces there are i...
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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | library life | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 5, 4:45 AM

An excellent research resource.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, March 6, 4:08 AM

Applicable for research

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 1:40 PM

Hopefully, this will be very useful in academic writing.

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Top e-Learning Resources For You - eLearning Industry

Top e-Learning Resources For You - eLearning Industry | library life | Scoop.it
Some of the top e-Learning resources to help you with e-Learning design and development for your online training courses.

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Carlos Oropeza's curator insight, February 20, 11:44 AM

Menuda ayuda para no perderse en el "universo" de la red.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 20, 1:22 PM

This article shares a few e-Learning resources available for anyone looking to improve their design and development process of their online courses.

Julia Echeverría Moran's curator insight, February 21, 6:56 AM

Este papa si que se merece serlo

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64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts

64 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts | library life | Scoop.it

This is one of Tom Barrett's wonderful Interesting Things presentations. Some GREAT ideas here to get teachers and students started with blogging!


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Debra Rodriguez Martinez's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:26 AM

Great tips!

Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 19, 12:26 AM

Get to it and write with a purpose.

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The Challenges of Digital Leadership

The Challenges of Digital Leadership | library life | Scoop.it
By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning. Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or because they want to keep pace with the digital investments of rival institutions, or simply because they fear appearing outdated. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 5:22 AM

Some very salient points here.

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, January 16, 8:42 AM

We owe our children regular and substantive opportunities to master their current technology...

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FloorPlanner

FloorPlanner | library life | Scoop.it
Online floor plan design

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 25, 3:44 AM

Great free tool to get students desiging house floor plans. Great for project work and speaking activities.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 25, 8:35 PM

Great free tool!

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | library life | 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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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes | library life | Scoop.it

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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | library life | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 4:27 AM

Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

Manuel Pinto's curator insight, May 30, 5:12 PM

The report here:

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf

 

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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | library life | Scoop.it

This is a great tool from ClassTools.net.


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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 24, 6:28 PM

Have students create their own character news headline!

 

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 27, 6:52 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Imelda Elliott's curator insight, June 27, 4:45 AM

Great tool for language teachers.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

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

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

añada su visión ...

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

añada su visión ...

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 14, 10:48 PM

An instructional pedagogy every teacher should understand.

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Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing | eSchool News | eSchool News

Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing | eSchool News | eSchool News | library life | Scoop.it
If you think you would like to create a digital media lab in your school, here are some tips to get started. Find a space: You don't actually ne
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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | library life | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 4:46 PM

Get your ideas and data across in a very effective way.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:49 PM

Here are links for to help with creating info-graphs.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, March 23, 6:21 AM

Omdat ik heb zitten stoeien met Easel.ly en dat niet echte een fijne tool vind (heel beperkt en grafisch niet zo...), hoop ik dat hier een tool bij zit die me meer aanspreekt! Uitproberen dus...

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | library life | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | library life | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 13, 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | library life | Scoop.it

The report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report was designed to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.


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