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3 Important Tips to Boost Students Confidence (TED Ed Lesson) ~ EdTech & mLearning http://sco.lt/...

3 Important Tips to Boost Students Confidence (TED Ed Lesson) ~ EdTech & mLearning http://sco.lt/... | Resource | Scoop.it
Given the importance of confidence in building powerful personalities and successful learners, here is a wonderful video from TED Ed to share with your students in class. This is an animated lesson explaining what confidence is all about and suggesting 3 main tips to boost ones confidence. You can access the full lesson with comprehension and discussion questions from this page. Enjoy

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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR

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Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says.

"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. She coauthored the study, published in Psychological Science with colleague Carol Dweck, who pioneered research on mindsets. "Parents have this powerful effect really early on and throughout childhood to send messages about what is failure, how to respond to it."

Although there's been a lot of research on how these forces play out, relatively little looks at what parents can do to motivate their kids in school, Haimovitz says. This study begins filling that gap.

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"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University.
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US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Learning ... - U.S. Department of Education (press release)

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Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works!

Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works! | Resource | Scoop.it

From the NeverEnding Search by Joyce Valenza: "

Google introduced a voice typing feature that resembles a dictation app.

 

It’s free.  It works in the Chrome browser. And it is available in an array of 40 languages!

 

My test below reveals that it is also pretty darn accurate and pretty darn sweet.  (Sure, I talked a little slower that usual and sure, I will need to  edit a bit.)"


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 5, 2015 5:00 PM

Joyce Valenza provides several videos to demonstrate this new feature. Since we include Closed Captioning and transcript creation in our EDUC 760 E-Learning For Educators course, I need to get on top of this technology quickly! ~ Dennis

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 12, 2015 12:41 PM

 

I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! 

Reshmi_Insomreadniac's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:36 AM

I'm interested in knowing about the transcription option

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Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform

The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) is a non-profit advocacy organization based in North Carolina.

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What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? @langwitches

What are the Best Ways a Teacher can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? @langwitches | Resource | Scoop.it

How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/

 


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How does leadership look like in the classroom? What are the best ways a teacher can demonstrate leadership in the classroom?

Read more at: http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/06/16/what-are-the-best-ways-a-teacher-can-demonstrate-leadership-in-the-classroom/


cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 2015 7:33 PM

Another fabulous blog post and illustration from @langwitches

Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:54 AM

Discusses four essential components to good teaching.

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Makerspaces in the Media Center | Edudemic

Makerspaces in the Media Center | Edudemic | Resource | Scoop.it
For most people when they hear the words location, location, location they think real estate.  I think of school library media centers.  In almost all schools the media center occupies the largest amount of real estate on the campus.  And just like a piece of real estate, there should be flexibility in the staging, products, services, and use of the space. This place, above all others, should be a dynamic space that allows for self expression, exploration, discovery, curiosity, creativity, inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving.

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Thats beneficial
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Three frequently overlooked Google Slides features

Three frequently overlooked Google Slides features.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 26, 2015 4:15 AM

Richard Byrne is giving three useful tips on improving your Google Slides presentations - font selection, image layering and language choice.

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Richard Byrne is giving three useful tips on improving your Google Slides presentations - font selection, image layering and language choice.

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Which of the top edtech trends are best for classrooms? - Daily Genius

Which of the top edtech trends are best for classrooms? - Daily Genius | Resource | Scoop.it
There are about a dozen top edtech trends that are being implemented in classrooms around the world. There’s the flipped classroom, online learning, MOOCs, and a slew of other initiatives that involve bringing technology into the classroom.

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Read&Write for Google Supports All Learners

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In our classrooms, we have a wide variety of learning styles and needs. Read&Write for Google is a Chrome browser extension that can support your students’ work in Google Docs, on the Web and in PDF documents.
Getting started is easy. Open the Chrome web browser and go to the Chrome Web Store to install … Read more

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, February 10, 2015 8:12 AM

21st century and universal design.... What else can I say?

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones | Resource | Scoop.it

“ As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …”


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Mindy Terry's curator insight, October 21, 2014 8:46 AM

Some great apps with checking into.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, February 4, 2015 4:02 PM

A garder dans ma boite à outils !

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16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts

16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school -- handpicked by the experts | Resource | Scoop.it
These educational apps, chosen by passionate educational technology experts, might help prevent summer learning loss in kids.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Resource | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators.

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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:35 AM

Learned a few things here.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:40 AM

Tha nks!  Always  looking for this kind of advice!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:08 PM

Nice general overview of functions within Google Docs that can be helpful for teachers.

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Resource | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Susan McDonald's curator insight, June 3, 3:05 AM
This really is a good little framework to use as a 'to do' list in future planning. The implicit message is that ICTs alone won't fix your problems, but combine them with innovative teaching approaches and unit structures and fit them to the 'ecology' of your school and class, and you will be getting close!
Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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Learning Disabilities Facts and Numbers | Learning Disability Stats - Understood

Learning Disabilities Facts and Numbers | Learning Disability Stats - Understood | Resource | Scoop.it
How many schoolchildren get special education services for learning disabilities? How do they fare as adults? You'll find this and other fascinating facts here.
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Learning Disabilities Facts and Numbers | Learning Disability Stats - Understood

Learning Disabilities Facts and Numbers | Learning Disability Stats - Understood | Resource | Scoop.it
How many schoolchildren get special education services for learning disabilities? How do they fare as adults? You'll find this and other fascinating facts here.
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8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros

8 Characteristics of the "Innovator's Mindset" - @gcouros | Resource | Scoop.it

"To develop students as “innovators” in their pursuits, we must embody this as educators.  As I continue to research and look at different processes where innovation excel, such as design thinking, there are several characteristics that seem common amongst these themes.  Here they are below and why they are important for educators:"


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Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders

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Teacher leaders assume a wide range of roles to support school and student success. Whether these roles are assigned formally or shared informally, they build the entire school's capacity to improve. Because teachers can lead in a variety of ways, many teachers can serve as leaders among their peers. So what are some of the leadership options available to teachers? The following 10 roles are a sampling of the many ways teachers can contribute to their schools' success.


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Daniel Weber's curator insight, October 18, 2015 7:34 PM

I chose this resource because it breaks down many of the roles a teacher leader fills on a daily basis.  I hope readers can see the importance a teacher leader plays and the amount of work they are responsible for.

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Maker Movement: Let Them Build it & They'll Learn! - Catlin Tucker

Maker Movement: Let Them Build it & They'll Learn! - Catlin Tucker | Resource | Scoop.it
At first, I was not sure how to introduce elements of the Maker philosophy into my English classroom. Much of the conversation around this movement focuses on technology and STEM subjects, but I see value in getting students to design and create in all subject areas. Since I don’t have any actual technology in my classroom, I had to get creative in my approach.

We were reading (performing is more accurate) Shakespeare’s play, Othello. I usually do a mini-lesson on the Globe Theatre to introduce its design, layout, symbolic spaces, and genius construction. That’s when I had an idea! Why not ask students to build replicas of the Globe Theatre? To build a model of the Globe, they would have to complete research, get creative with their materials and work collaboratively in groups. I realized that through the act of making their replicas they would probably learn more and have more fun.

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Resource | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 2015 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 2015 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 2015 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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How to add music to your Google Slides presentation

How to add music to your Google Slides presentation | Resource | Scoop.it
Google's presentation app doesn't support audio files, but with these workarounds you can still give your slides a soundtrack.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 27, 2015 8:13 AM

Here is a great tip for adding music to your Google Slides Presentation.

Candi Whitman's curator insight, April 27, 2015 4:41 PM

Music always enhances.   Never put too much information on a slide.  That's what talking is for, and I like to keep them up only 10-15 seconds so you keep people's interest.  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 1, 2015 11:34 AM

Adding music to your slides!  Love this idea for sharing pics:)

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

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Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 2015 3:42 AM

La connaissance ? c'est très jeune qu'il faut commencer à apprendre pour développer la curiosité et la mémoire.

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10+ Places To Watch Fun Educational Videos Online

10+ Places To Watch Fun Educational Videos Online | Resource | Scoop.it
The Internet is full of great videos, some of which can be quite educational. A while back, we rounded up a few choice websites with informative videos to expand your mind.

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Felicity McNish's curator insight, December 18, 2014 12:25 AM

my insight

 

Stephen Bright's curator insight, January 6, 2015 9:14 PM

A great set of educational video sites and didn't know about any of them! I'll review the examples listed here one at a time as a separate scoop.

Coby Reynolds's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:05 PM

Fantastic resource!

 

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 by Monica Burns - Edutopia | Resource | Scoop.it

Edutopia is one of my favourite web sites. It has recently run a series written by Monica Burns aka @ClassTechTips featuring Resources for Using iPads across multiple grade levels. Though I've featured them each individually here on iPads in Education I thought it might be useful to post all of the series in one collection.


Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 http://bit.ly/Tag2sg

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 http://bit.ly/1owxjbR

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 http://bit.ly/1qHU1j3

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 http://bit.ly/QPzKrp


Awesome! Thanks Edutopia!


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:12 PM

Thx John Evans

Thomas Brennan's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:27 PM

This is a broad and great resource for introducing ipads into the classroom! This Scooped resource gives resources for all grades and the website Edutopia is a great resource in itself! Good stuff!

Terri Bill Hartley's curator insight, August 9, 2014 7:54 PM

Trying something new.....technology helpers....

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12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic | Resource | Scoop.it
Are you a Google Drive / Google Docs fan? Do you take notes, compose papers, construct spreadsheets, and build presentations in real-time on the web while collaborating with others? I’m not necessarily promoting Google Drive; just merely pointing out a few of the powerful ways the free tool can help you save time and keep you better organized.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:37 AM

Google Drive (AKA Google Docs) is a one stop shop for the blended classroom.