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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

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By Justin Reich The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one
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Teaching to the test fails students - JSOnline

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After 27 years of teaching Gerald Conti said it was time to call it quits, but this New York school teacher didn’t retire because he feels old, he said he was retiring because he said teaching is not the same.

 

Instead of teaching students about things such as the New Deal, legislators have failed teachers by focusing more on testing than on learning.

 

Conti, 62, posted his resignation letter on Facebook, along with a photo of Porky Pig saying “That’s All Folks!”

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Estamos também assim no nosso país.

Na realidade criatividade e testes em número excessivo não são compatíveis.

That's also our reality. An excessive testing is not compatible with creativity

 

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5 Ways to Help Students in the Flipped Classroom - Teach Amazing!

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Check out these 5 flipped classroom tips to help students flip over their own learning!
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A small robot being driven by a moth

A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female. The robot, created by researcher...
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Uma aplicação interessante da robótica.

Moths and robotics.

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Enriched Lesson Delivery - Integrating Tech into the Classroom

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Enriched Lesson DeliveryWhat is Enriched Lesson Instruction? Direct instruction is a general term for the explicit teaching of a skill-set usinglectures or demonstrations of the material, rather than exploratory models such asinquiry-based learning.

Here's how it works:
In a direct instruction lesson: the teacher usually spends some time lecturing; then the teacher guides the students through a complex problem, with the problem broken down into simple steps; then the students are given, one by one, the simple steps to carry out on their own; finally, the students are given one or many sample problems to accomplish on their own.
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Repositório de conteúdos.

Gooru is a repositorium of educational contents.

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Use 121 Writing to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a great video from Jen Roberts in which she demonstrates how to add voice comments to Google Documents. In that video she uses an application called Learn.ly.
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Adding voice to Google Docs. Learn.ly is now 121writing

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What Kind of Watch Does an Astronaut Wear in Space?

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With zero gravity and pressurized cabins, an astronaut's timepiece has to be engineered for out-of-this-world conditions.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Approaches for Getting Content to Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem

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From the beginning, a major challenge of working with iPads is actually working with iPads. Unlike a computer, there are no multi-user logins, no file structures, and no easy way to share these devices with multiple students. Additionally, in elementary classrooms the challenge becomes even more difficult. Students don't have email addresses. The Terms of Service of many cloud storage options preclude those under the age of 13 from having an account, and devices are often shared. So how can teachers easily distribute content under these circumstances? 

Here are three ways to approach distributing content to students without using email or having them log in and out of an account.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Use Audacity and Other Tools to Create Podcasts

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Have you been thinking about creating your own podcasts? Would you like your students to create and publish their own podcasts? Not sure how to get started? The following video fromDr. Wesley Fryer walks you through how to create multiple track podcasts using free tools including Audacity and AudioBoo. 

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I must think about podcasting with my students, Audacity I know, going to try AudiBoo.

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ClintLalonde.net | Trying to balance the ed with the tech

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I was invited to speak on OER and open textbooks to the Science faculty at Douglas College. This is the first time I have presented in my new role at BCcampus, and the first time I have spoken directly with a group of faculty at any institution about the open textbook project so I was very curious as to the types of questions I would get.

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A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at http://youtu.be...
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atoms for real...

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Has Technology Changed the Way Children Play? | MindShift

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TB Last spring, there was a minor outcry when the Auburn School District in Maine announced that it would be piloting a one-to-one iPad program with its
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Children play in a different way but it doesn't seem they play less

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iPurpose before iPad

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The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.

One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as iPad As.. by edtechteacher.org, focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. It’s a good introduction into the functionality of the iPad that counteracts the misconception of iPad as consumption NOt creation tool.

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Utilizar as ferramentas a pensar nos objetivos que queremos alcançar.

Using tools thinking about the purpose.

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Half an Hour: The Great Rebranding

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I was at the same conference of course and viewed it a bit differently. The attendees are self-selected from an audience consisting almost entirely of instructors (people outside this community were prohibited from attending). The presentations and discussion seemed to me to be repeated instances of "please please please let MOOCs be whatever they are so long as they don't touch the sacred role of instruction."


Via Vance Stevens
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The  adoption of Moocs by institutions and what they were created for

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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 11, 2013 5:57 PM

 Am I a  life-long learner! What does it take to continue learning? Where is our culture going regarding learning?

Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:07 PM

"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

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"MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete. Yes there has been a great rebranding and co-option of the concept of the MOOC over the last couple of years. The near-instant response from the elites, almost unprecedented in my experience, is a recognition of the deeply subversive intent and design of the original MOOCs (which they would like very much to erase from history)."

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Kidsruby.com

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Have fun and make games, or hack your homework using Ruby! Just tell your parents or teachers you're learning Ruby programming... ;)


Free and works on any computer. Click here to see what it looks like.

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Vou experimentar pois parece muito interessante.

I'm going to try it because it really seems interesting.

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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? - The Globe and Mail

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One September morning in 2003, a group of engineers gathered for a marathon brainstorming session at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif. Their intent was ambitious; they wanted to dream up a new way to land spacecraft on Mars.

The meeting stretched to three days of scribbling options on whiteboards, and the solution they came to for landing the SUV-sized rover Curiosity was radical. When Curiosity was 10 kilometres above ground, a contraption they called a sky crane would detach. Then rocket engines would slow the crane to 3 kmh, so it almost hovered above ground as it gently lowered the rover on cables to the ground before flying off and crash landing a safe distance away.

 
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The importance of collaboration to produce innovation and teaching not focused in standart tests and peer competition but in skills development

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Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia

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Demand for online higher education is at record levels – yet the model remains a mystery for many. For David Newton, the only mystery is why everyone thinks it's so unusual
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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

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Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Very good and  interesting themes

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ed alvarado's comment, July 4, 2015 12:24 AM
Thats incredibly good
Marianne Hart's curator insight, September 16, 2015 9:36 PM

Using Live Binders is easy!

matterberry's curator insight, November 11, 2015 4:23 AM

nice

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Free Technology for Teachers: Nearpod Homework - A New Option for Sharing Lessons Over iPads

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Nearpod is a nice service for delivering lessons, quizzes, and polls to students through iPads. Nearpod recently introduced a new option calledNearpod Homework. Like the original Nearpod, Nearpod Homework allows you to distribute presentations and quizzes to your students' iPads. The neat feature of Nearpod Homework is that it allows students to work through presentations and quizzes at their own pace in your classroom or at home.

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APPs for Mobile Learning

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BBC Horizon Order And Disorder With Jim AI.Khalili EP01 - YouTube

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Vi isto por acaso às 8h da manhã na TV e gostei bastante.

 

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More Doodling Makes For Better Learning | MindShift

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Science Doodling is often seen as a sign of distraction. If you're doodling, you're not paying attention. If you're drawing, you're not taking notes. You
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Pesquisa muito interessante sobre aqueles desenhitos que fazemos nas margens ou nos cadernos.

Interesting research about doodling in the service of learning enhancing creativity.

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5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines - Edudemic

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You can use custom timelines in book reports, projects, and just about every other piece of coursework in K-12. These tools will help.
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Tools for timelines.I only know Dipity and I like it.

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Moving Atoms: Making The World's Smallest Movie

How did IBM researchers move all those atoms to make the world's smallest movie? This short behind-the-scenes documentary takes you inside the lab. Meet the ...
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Espantoso!

Loved it!

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Six tips for guiding the learning of students with autism | eSchool News

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Classrooms come with their own unique characters, props, and soundtracks. To the average student, these things meld into the background, setting the scene for learning.

However, for children affected by autism, simple disruptions—from the opening of a book to the ringing of a bell—can cause major setbacks in the learning experience.

How can teachers and parents ensure that the needs of students with autism are being addressed?

Learning to learn: It is essential for any student to develop good learning habits in order for true learning to take place, and the same is true for children on the autism spectrum. Learning how to sit appropriately, turn on “listening ears,” and raise a hand to respond are foundational skills that need to be taught and reinforced right off the bat. Autism is a spectrum disorder, in which symptoms may vary from mild to severe based on the child. For that reason, it is critical not to generalize a diagnosis.

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Casper Focus for iPhone & iPad - App Info & Stats | iOSnoops

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Casper Focus for iPhone & iPad - App Info & Stats

Casper Focus allows teachers to ensure that all students are engaged, on the same activity, and using their devices in the ways the technology was intended. 

Teachers can perform classroom management tasks while preserving the magic of iPad. They can do this using Casper Focus… all from their own iPad, all by themselves.

• Focus students on a single app
• Guide classes through multiple apps and help them focus on the classroom instruction
• Change focus between apps
• Ensure access to a student’s iPad if the student forgets their passcode or locks the teacher out
• Monitor whether every student’s iPad is powered up

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Para quando os alunos tiverem iPads

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Helena Capela's curator insight, May 1, 2013 5:35 AM

Para quando os alunos tiverem iPads