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EDUCATION EDITION - #Minecraft Education Edition

EDUCATION EDITION - #Minecraft Education Edition | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“At its core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.”
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7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour - TeachThought

7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour - TeachThought | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Genius hour is trending in education, and for good reason. It is an attempt to restore the personalization, creativity, and authenticity that has been designed out of many schools and classrooms in the modern testing era of ed reform. We’ve offered a definition for genius hour in the past, and discussed the principles of genius hour before. Below we’ve listed 7 strengths and challenges of teaching with/through genius hour (we’ve used the simpler but slightly less accurate terms “pros” and “cons”).”
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 7, 6:38 AM

An idea catching on in Corporate America to drive innovation ...theres potential for corporate learning exercises

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Historical Inquiry: 20+ Creative Ways History Teachers Can use Primary Sources - @CoolCatTeacher

Historical Inquiry: 20+ Creative Ways History Teachers Can use Primary Sources - @CoolCatTeacher | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it

"Historical inquiry helps make history class exciting. History teachers can use primary sources in creative, exciting ways to make history come alive. Many people in history might be dead, but your teaching doesn’t have to be. Let’s dive in. What is historical inquiry? How can it be used to teach history? How can you use technology, creativity, and exciting projects to teach history? Here’s how."


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Alternatives to Student Presentations - @AliceKeeler

Alternatives to Student Presentations - @AliceKeeler | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Let’s keep things interesting and mix things up! I’m a fan of focusing on the learning objective, not the assignment. Providing students choices for ways they can demonstrate their learning definitely keeps things interesting!! When we ask students to “create a presentation” or “make a brochure” you can almost hear the groaning in the room since they have made so many of them. I received a tweet asking for ideas for alternatives. A lot of great suggestions followed…”
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:32 PM

Yes, for alternatives to the classic presentation assignment.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Refreshing take on students demonstrating mastery.

Janet Ward's curator insight, January 27, 7:57 PM

Many useful tips!

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet - My Most Popular Tutorial Video

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet - My Most Popular Tutorial Video | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ This evening I was doing a sorting of videos in my YouTube channel. I moved some older, sample videos from public to private. I also took a look at the viewing statistics for my Practical Ed Tech playlist and noticed that my tutorial on Padlet is by far the most viewed video I have ever made. There are now more than 79,000 views of it. I am thrilled that it has helped so many people. The video is embedded below. And if you want to use to in a resource page on your own site or blog, please feel free to do the same.”
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Skills and Strategies | Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources - KATHERINE SCHULTEN

Skills and Strategies | Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources - KATHERINE SCHULTEN | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ How do you know if something you read is true? Why should you care? We pose these questions this week in honor of News Engagement Day on Oct. 6, and try to answer them with resources from The Times as well as from Edutopia, the Center for News Literacy, TEDEd and the Newseum. Although we doubt we need to convince teachers that this skill is important, we like the way Peter Adams from the News Literacy Project frames it in a post for Edutopia. As he points out, every teacher is familiar with “digital natives” and the way they seem to have been born with the ability to use technology. But what about “digital naïveté” — when students trust sources of information that are obviously unreliable?”
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Creating live "Padlet" pages in iBook Author us...

Creating live "Padlet" pages in iBook Author us... | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ I have been playing around with iBook author for a while and love its potential for engaging students in the classroom. I am currently creating...”
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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it

"The two categories to be discussed in this post include Games and Back Channels. Both allow for a wonderful formative experience. There are a number of resources that can be found on the internet in these two areas. The back channel in the classroom is powerful and your LMS (Learning Management System) may serve this quite well. You also may get some added privacy which is important. While I believe kids can create games as a awesome formative experience, I will save that for a later post. In this article I wish to focus on how educational games provide a wonderful learning experience perhaps going well beyond content. As in all online tools be sure to check your district AUP along with the terms and conditions of the website you are using. "

Part 3 https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/part-3-over-35-formative-assessment-tools-to-enhance-formative-learning-opportunities/ ;

Part 2 https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/part-2-over-35-formative-assessment-tools-to-enhance-formative-learning-opportunities/ ;

Part 1 https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/part-1-over-35-formative-assessment-tools-to-enhance-formative-learning-opportunities/ ;


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:58 AM

añada su visión ...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 4 Ways Visual Literacy is Being Taught in Classrooms to Empower Learning

Free Technology for Teachers: 4 Ways Visual Literacy is Being Taught in Classrooms to Empower Learning | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Visual content is a powerful tool. As children, we learn to recognize visual cues before we learn to speak or write. We’re wired to rely on these cues to understand the world and to use visual content to communicate our thoughts and feelings. Teachers can integrate graphic design into their classrooms to facilitate instruction and to prepare students for success. Here are four ways teachers are using visual content already. Try them and discover how visual content can positively impact teaching and learning.”
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The 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Class Infographic - Edutech for Teachers

The 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Class Infographic - Edutech for Teachers | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ OK, so here it is… Technology is everywhere. It’s basically twisted and tangled into every part of our lives in some sort of way. It impacts how we work, socialize, shop, play, and most significantly, how we learn. With devices, tools and apps increasing their presence in our lives, it only makes sense for educators to influence the learning process with relevant and real world technologies. Check out the nifty infographic shown below, one that illustrates ten ways in which going digital can create more meaningful classroom experiences for students.”
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abinaya's curator insight, September 21, 2015 7:16 AM

Great Teaching Inspired Learning – NSW Department of Education & ... Notify me of follow-up comments by email. ... Emerging edutech ... The 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Class Infographic .......http://goo.gl/73jMHO

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Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling - Edutopia

Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling - Edutopia | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Perceptions of people and events are very much dependent upon who you are and what your experience has been. Events in Ferguson and Baltimore, among others, highlight our misunderstandings of each other, and how the same facts can be interpreted entirely differently. What's worse, people of color and underrepresented groups are defined by journalists covering these events, who themselves don't reflect the ethnic composition of our country as a whole. Recent studies have proven that stories can change perceptions and even make people more tolerant. Rather than wait to be defined by others, it's important that students learn to create understanding by sharing their story, their worldview, their concerns, and their triumphs with others. Groups like Youth Radio and Cause Beautiful are empowering teens in poor and minority-majority neighborhoods to become multimedia journalists. Kids in these programs learn how to tell and share their own stories with a local or national audience. No matter your class demographics or grade level, ELA and social studies teachers should integrate similar projects in their own classrooms, because every student will benefit from learning to craft a compelling visual story backed by persuasive facts and ideas.”
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Book Creator App | Inquire2Empower

Book Creator App | Inquire2Empower | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Posts about Book Creator App written by Carrie Froese”
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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival - TeachThought

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival - TeachThought | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ We may not know exactly what lies ahead for our students in the future, but we have the advantage of knowing what skills they will need once they get there. Here are the 7 survival skills of the 21st century, along with how they may look being purposefully applied in a classroom.”
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Great Minecraft Lesson Plans

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“Discover awesome, inspiring ways to use Minecraft in your classroom.”
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A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons - Ditch That Textbook

A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons - Ditch That Textbook | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it

As a teacher, I’ve always been looking for that secret sauce for creating lessons that students love. You know, those lessons that they’ll think of and talk about long after the bell rings. Those special lessons that help them remember a tricky concept they might not get otherwise. In my years of teaching, I’ve found that my secret sauce comes down to five main ingredients: * Different * Innovative * Tech-laden * Creative * Hands-on

This framework is the basis of my own teaching and of my book, “Ditch That Textbook.” And it’s probably no surprise that it’s an acronym, spelling the word “ditch,” right?


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Free Technology for Teachers: Numberock - Math Music Videos for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Numberock - Math Music Videos for Kids | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Last month I shared ten good YouTube channels for math students. This week I learned about about another good math video channel. Numberock is a YouTube channel that features quick music videos that teach and or reinforce elementary school math lessons. The videos were developed by an elementary teacher for elementary students. Take a look at some of the videos as embedded below.”
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50+ Ways to Use Education Technology in the Classroom

"Here are more than 50 ways to use education technology in the classroom. Updated and specially created for Miami Device 2015 with lots of new edtech tools, [and} ideas..."

Jim Lerman's insight:

Davis has been a consistent leader in educational technology for quite a number of years. Her recommendations are well worth checking out.


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Jovi Buendia's curator insight, November 15, 2015 11:45 AM

This includes resources I haven't tried, as well as parent resources.

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iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads - Ditch That Textbook

iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads - Ditch That Textbook | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ When Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, it was a marvel that had the potential to make big change. It was visually stunning. It was tactile. It shortened some work from minutes to seconds. The iPad’s possibilities in education were seen quickly and have developed over time. It’s easy to say that tech is just a tool, but if we don’t seek how we can leverage its potential, we’re shortchanging our students. In our weekly half-hour #DitchBook chat (10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central, 8 p.m. Mountain, 7 p.m. Pacific), we recently discussed how we can “Ditch That Textbook” with the iPad.”
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iBooks Author, Part 1: Maximizing the Potential of the Tools in Our Students' Hands

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“ In previous posts here, as well as in publications and prior presentations, I have articulated my hope that educators everywhere will embrace the opportunity we have to take advantage of the powerf...”
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iBooks Author Tutorial Series - Book Elements Menu

“ iBooks Author Tutorial Series Book Elements Menu (click "Show More" to access timestamps) Find out what you can do with the Book Elements Menu on the left side of the iBooks Author screen....”
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Transforming Art Lessons with iPad - September 2015 Guest Blog Post by Cathy Hunt

Transforming Art Lessons with iPad - September 2015 Guest Blog Post by Cathy Hunt | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it

Delighted to say that the fantastic Cathy Hunt, creator and author of the brilliant www.ipadartroom.com has generously contributed this month's blog post. She can also be followed on Twitter @art_cathyhunt

The iPad is a really flexible and powerful tool for learning through art-making in the classroom. While there are many fantastic drawing apps available for students to explore digital image creation, I believe the most exciting opportunities for creativity with iPad utilise apps that combine the camera and hands-on, tactile materials.

What does this kind of learning look like?

Well, often it is messy!

For example, a project might start with a student creating a drawing in pencil, and then photograph taken of the sketch with the iPad camera follows. The opportunity to digitally manipulate the image using apps results in a new work, and it is saved to the camera roll. Printing the work, adding a wash of colour across the paper and cutting it into pieces sees the creative process continue.

In these mixed-media workflows, unlimited possibilities can be explored as techniques, processes and media combine across diverse folios. Ending points become starting points, highly original work evolves and students become aware of their potential as innovative creators. Deep engagement and understanding of the creative process is often the most powerful result.

Once the mindset kicks in, paint and pixels merge.

Imagine…

Creating paper flip-book animations using instagram images

Using iPhoneography to capture portraits, importing them into apps for manipulation, then printing and ripping the up the pieces for a collage

Drawing with pen to create an animation, captured on iPad, and then activated within a painting using augmented reality to create an interactive, living image.

Get started!

Here are three easy ideas to merge paint and pixels in your ‘mobile maker’ classroom…

Explore time-lapse

Use the time-lapse feature in the native camera app to produce a video of a clay sculpture growing in size, or to track changes in painting progress. It’s a simple touch to start and finish this kind of video, which provides a valuable tool for reflection on process and product for students and teachers.

Start using stop-motion to bring inanimate objects to life Apps such as I Can Animate and iMotion HD allow for stop motion animation using objects. Students can use the simple interface to produce exciting videos using their own artwork. This is a great collaborative medium too, for example, imagine creating an animated narrative puppet show using small groups and characters created in felt. http://www.ipadartroom.com/how-to-load-up-the-learning-in-animation/ ;

Discover the world of three-dimensionality

Apps such as Foldify allow students to produce printable 3D nets on iPad. They can digitally draw on the templates and even add their own images to the design then print them off to cut and construct. You can create packaging for products, cartoon characters for animations, geometric objects for mobiles, etc. You’ll also find that working with digital ‘nets’ supercharges student capacity as they work through the design process from screen to physical object. http://www.ipadartroom.com/foldify-bring-your-ideas-to-life-in-3d/ ;


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Lack of Tech PD Isn’t the Problem

Lack of Tech PD Isn’t the Problem | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ It happens all the time: we put technology into a classroom, things don’t go as planned, and we blame the technology. That must be it, right? Not necessarily. At what point does it stop being a technology problem and start becoming a classroom management problem. Teaching strategies from 20, 10, even 5 years ago may no longer work. Our students are different, our strategies must change in response. If you take a room with poor classroom management and introduce an educationally disruptive and potentially addictive device, what do you expect to happen? Of course it won’t go well. But that’s not a technology problem, and because of that all the technology PD in the world won’t fix it. So what do we do? We need administrators (evaluators) to help out. They need to work with teachers to refine their classroom management skills. If teachers struggle with teaching reading or math we know how to have those difficult conversations about improving. But too often we seem to look the other way when it comes to classroom management, even though it transcends every lesson we teach! We say to ourselves, “everyone is different,” “everyone has their own style.” Yes, that’s true, but some styles are ineffective. And those styles need to change. We’re not doing our students any favors by overlooking these rooms”
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught. Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students.”
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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ Just like the differentiated lessons they teach to meet students’ individual needs, teachers need to learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual interests and needs. Differentiated PD isn’t a new idea. Many administrators already ask teachers what their professional goals are and what the teacher will do to meet those goals. The teacher is observed in class and given suggestions to help align her practice to her goals. But differentiated PD should go beyond teacher goals; it should be an experience that gives educators new ways of thinking about their practice through a meaningful experience. We’ve compiled a list of unique ideas that help individualize the PD experience for teachers.”
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, September 25, 2015 2:49 AM

Een leven lang leren. Dat is waar een leerkracht zich toe engageert. In dit artikel vind je enkele haalbare tips om jouw leertraject vorm te geven.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | LiteBulb Moments iPads in education | Scoop.it
“ For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...”
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Marc Morrell's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:15 PM

Good list!

Lisa Murray's curator insight, October 4, 2015 6:48 PM

Get creative with your videos and animations. Is the world asking for what you know? #nurtureyourideasintolife #creativitylab

César's curator insight, November 20, 2015 7:07 AM

16 Herramientas para hacer vídeos y animaciones

#flippedclassroom #video #animacion #animation #app #website