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Coding for Kindergarteners

Coding for Kindergarteners | library life | Scoop.it
Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.
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Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers | library life | Scoop.it
The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.

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Another disruptor to the textbook market
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What will the LMS of the future look like?

What will the LMS of the future look like? | library life | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes | library life | Scoop.it
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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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 3, 1:03 PM
Looks like a great way to encouraging students to be organized and think logically by building their own step-by-step instructions. 
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EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training

EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training | library life | Scoop.it

Individualized training with in-depth analytics.Human evaluations for Writing and Speaking.Integrated platforms for students, professors and administrators. The future of TOEFL training is here.


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Great platform for ESL
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 1:42 AM

Great free tool for anyone wanting to do or help students to do the TOEFL test.

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Innovate My School - The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

Innovate My School - The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | library life | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.
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'In order to prepare students for life beyond the classroom, it’s essential to engage them in discussions of authority, bias, reliability and validity so that they can approach any topic in any subject in a way that is challenging and academically critical.'
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Make Room for Learning – krissy venosdale @krissyvenosdale

Make Room for Learning – krissy venosdale @krissyvenosdale | library life | Scoop.it
After a great couple of weeks immersed in different learning experiences and conversations, I’m taking a step back.  I’m left with thoughts and remnants of moments rolling around in my head.  People who are asking for help.  They’re leading a charge at their schools for a makerspace, and some of them got that role without asking.  It’s clear, schools are clambering to get a space in their school where creativity is the focus.

A space where kids can go do stuff.

A space where they put a 3d printer.

A space that looks fun and different.

A space where this “thing” called making can happen.

But how is this space going to change learning across curriculums?  A colorful room stocked with stuff is just that… stuff.  We’d never expect a smoother ride from a car that was freshly painted. Internally, inside that car, we’d need to open it up and make improvements.

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'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life'

'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life' | library life | Scoop.it
Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?

David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.

Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.

Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.                                                             

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 17, 12:45 AM

When I was first in the classroom as a student, this issue of teaching for living was being debated.  Its amazing that the topic is still being discussed and have made only a little progress in it. -Lon

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 16, 4:33 AM
David Perkins zou het boek van Kris Van den Branden eens moeten lezen. Hij zou veel herkennen.  
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9 Online Teaching Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier via GDC

9 Online Teaching Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier via GDC | library life | Scoop.it
We've sourced out a list of 9 online teaching tools that will support you with LMS, web conferencing, and other facets of online learning.

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Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem | library life | Scoop.it
Can character be taught to kids? Author Paul Tough writes about how kids develop character through relationships with caring adults instead of through formal
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'no child ever learned curiosity by filling out curiosity worksheets'
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New- You Can Now Access Curated Lists of The Most Popular Apps in Google Apps Marketplace ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New- You Can Now Access Curated Lists of The Most Popular Apps in Google Apps Marketplace ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | library life | Scoop.it

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | library life | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:42 PM

Nice updated list of infographics tools.

 
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 6, 11:38 AM
Soms kun je een verhaal goed vertellen met een infographic, regelijk een vorm die zich goed laat delen op sociale media. Misschien kun je er ook wel een creatief cv mee maken. Maak je eigen #infographics met een van deze online tools. 
Frederic Martorell Miro's curator insight, June 10, 2:21 AM

Il y a surement une appli qui nous concerne

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12 Facets of Education That Will Be Obsolete By 2025

12 Facets of Education That Will Be Obsolete By 2025 | library life | Scoop.it
A growth mindset is the idea that, whatever level of talent you have, you can always develop further through hard work, good strategies, and mentorship from others. In a growth mindset, the main goal is to get smarter, to challenge your brain, make those new connections, and grow your abilities over time.

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'the University of Everywhere will be open to everyone and educational resources that have been scarce and expensive for centuries will be abundant and free.'
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 12:40 AM

Some interesting ideas.

Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, May 27, 7:50 AM
Very interesting ideas
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OECD: The world must invest in education technology - Digital Innovation is critical

OECD: The world must invest in education technology - Digital Innovation is critical | library life | Scoop.it
We recently told you about Canada’s blossoming tech scene. Now, some of the world’s biggest education influencers are gathering in Toronto to shape our schools of the future. Andreas Schleicher, a Director at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is just one acclaimed speaker who’ll be tackling themes of big data, gamification, social media, coding and digital culture at …

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'Investing in education technology is no longer an option, but a necessity, says the German statistician Andreas Schleicher'
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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 26, 9:41 AM
We must engage students using technology or they will be left behind in the global economy. This is an important read to consider for all teachers.
Patricia Stitson's curator insight, May 26, 11:35 AM
As emphasized in the excerpt below, I picture this as the old serfdom... Those who are fully digitally literate will live in the castle and those who are not will not. Further, they will be woefully ignorant of what is going on within those walls.  We must make being digital not just trendy but instead create a culture where people realize that it is a landscape that has become an intricate part of living on the planet.  It is not 'other' and people there are not 'those people' but rather a fully integrated part of humanity.

"“Students unable to navigate through a complex digital landscape will no longer be able to participate fully in the economic, social and cultural life around them,” he explained."
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The Technology Lever: Shifting The Learning Paradigm through Personalization - P21

Digital Learning, School Change, Technology, 21st Century Skills, P21, 21st Century Learning

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'The transference of the teaching role to facilitator, the designed personalised learning structures will overcome the traditional units, credit hours, and seat time and the limitations of walls in buildings.'
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Anna Hu 's curator insight, August 5, 10:01 PM
The student as the primary focus does not create an egocentric, consumer-based perspective; rather, the student is the agent of learning and responsible for both the learning process and the outcomes.
Barbara McCombs's curator insight, August 6, 8:55 AM
This is a 'must read' for those who want real change.
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Decrease Classroom Clutter to Increase Creativity

Decrease Classroom Clutter to Increase Creativity | library life | Scoop.it
Since light, space, and room layout impact physical and physiological well-being, enhance the quality of learning by decluttering your classroom, letting in natural light, and ditching the desks.
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How to teach the UN's development goals, and why

How to teach the UN's development goals, and why | library life | Scoop.it
Emily Reynolds of our schools team explains why it is in students' interests to know about the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs), and how teachers can teach them.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 26, 5:21 AM

Good article with some useful teaching suggestions.

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SmartyReader

SmartyReader | library life | Scoop.it
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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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | library life | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 16, 3:21 PM

Games are always a great idea for students.  Take a look

Flores Marisol's curator insight, July 21, 8:56 AM
Love this!
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 9:35 AM
Team building is imperative in every classroom and a few of these 10 may work for you.
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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News)

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team (EdSurge News) | library life | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? I couldn’t agree more.


Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad."
But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects? What if we asked those student learners to create informative, instructional digital content that is accessible to all? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

Our school here in Wisconsin did just that, and the results have been astounding. Here’s how it happened.

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | library life | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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How Deeper Learning Helps Children Succeed by Paul Tough

How Deeper Learning Helps Children Succeed by Paul Tough | library life | Scoop.it
By Paul Tough - This excerpt from Paul Tough's new book discusses the importance of deeper learning and project-based learning for all students.

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How deeper learning gets children more motivated, more enthusiastic, and more engaged.
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An Interesting Infographic on The Relationship Between Games and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Infographic on The Relationship Between Games and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | library life | Scoop.it

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6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | library life | Scoop.it

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Culture Shock: Shh . . . something strange is going on in the library

Culture Shock: Shh . . . something strange is going on in the library | library life | Scoop.it
Futurologists predicted that libraries would have closed by now, but they have a key role to play in the knowledge economy
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“What will a library be tomorrow?“A hybrid, multimedia space for knowledge access and activation – as has been the case for much of its history.” [Schnapp]
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For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable

For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable | library life | Scoop.it
BROOKLYN, New York – I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on an iPad.

It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, and I don’t even like children.

The exercise is part of the curriculum led by co-teachers Stacy Butsikares and Allison Bookbinder, focused on helping the 5- and 6-year-old students come up with ways to solve problems.

The first step is to identify a problem happening in the school. The kindergarteners come up with ideas like kids horsing around in the lunch line, or not throwing trash away properly, or making too much noise at recess. Students are instructed to create a robot that could solve the problem, and draw the robot on a piece of paper.

Once the robot is sketched out, the real fun begins. Using the app The Robot Factory, these pint-sized problem-solvers bring their robot ideas to life.

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the iPad is the perfect device for children because it’s tailor-made for the visual, touch-centric nature of a drag-and-drop programming interface.
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