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Continuing the goals of our mission to focus on project-based learning techniques, promote the use of technology in the classroom, and provide professional development & educational leadership resources to improve educator effectiveness.

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13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards

13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

While mobile devices, tablets in particular, have been commonly used to reinforce math and reading skills through the use of games, they can also be used to promote the development of higher level skills and knowledge included in the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S): creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; and critical thinking and problem solving. Here are a handful of high-quality apps that reinforce these skills and promote others.

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Retiring AAC&U president makes case for broad liberal arts education

Retiring AAC&U president makes case for broad liberal arts education | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

In a video interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, retiring Association of American Colleges & Universities President Carol Geary Schneider expresses hope for the future of "big picture" liberal arts education despite a "very toxic environment" around higher ed's value.

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Mark Cuban disrupting ed tech 'pain points'

Mark Cuban disrupting ed tech 'pain points' | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Mark Cuban, the Shark Tank regular and Dallas Mavericks owner, has become an ed-tech investor with stakes in four companies with which he maintains close contact. Cuban is also a vocal critic of the current state of higher education.

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How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News)

How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Teens, tweens and even younger kids are on smartphones, tablets and computers a lot. There are a number of challenges. These include cyberbullying and online harassment. Beyond these lies another troublesome area with less data and little recognition by young people themselves: electronic dating violence (EDV).

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It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News)

It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

The concept of integrating virtual reality and edtech products into the classrooms can be daunting for the average educator. How do you integrate effectively when you can’t predict the outcome—or know what you’re looking for?

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Tips, tricks, and solutions for teaching financial literacy

Tips, tricks, and solutions for teaching financial literacy | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A number of free online program and curriculum resources exist. TeacherCents.com offers an 18-point list of resources, and websites like practicalmoneyskills.com and www.tomorrowsmoney.org offer downloadable materials for schools.

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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 27, 6:18 PM
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Useful tools. 
 
Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
Andrew 's curator insight, May 6, 9:48 AM
Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
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What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail.

 

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Maria Silva's curator insight, April 22, 11:39 AM
#etwion_EXIT SLIP 4
Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.


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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

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School's out for summer? Not for Minecraft Education Edition

School's out for summer? Not for Minecraft Education Edition | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Microsoft's open-ended megahit lets players build castles and battle monsters. The education-focused version will come with lesson plans and student projects.

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The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

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How to Create Quizzes for your Online Course using Typeform

How to Create Quizzes for your Online Course using Typeform | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Typeform to create quizzes for your online course with this step-by-step tutorial.

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Great tool for flipped instruction! Can be used with any platform, not just thinkific. Lots of choice with free account! Check out www.typeform.comcoach-ks-academy.thinkific.com

Great tool for flipped instruction! Can be used with any platform, not just Thinkific. Lots of choice with Free account! Check out www.typeform.com (& help pages)!
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5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science

5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Despite recent advances, women remain underrepresented in the workforce in many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. K-12 schools have been working to cultivate and encourage girls’ interest in STEM, and narrow the gap in girls’ participation in science courses. Here are a few strategies to engage girls and encourage them to pursue STEM in high school and beyond.

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6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Nonverbals are gestural cues that can help students quickly and respectfully communicate their reactions, needs, and levels of understanding in a fast-paced classroom.

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New tech partnership targets competency-based learning and admissions

New tech partnership targets competency-based learning and admissions | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Learning Machine, an ed tech company that offers data-driven software to help admissions officers shape their incoming classes, has partnered with Credly, which created a platform to give, receive and display digital badges and credentials.

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Study: Higher ed falling behind fast in digital transformation

Study: Higher ed falling behind fast in digital transformation | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A  study of college and university digital content management practices found schools are doing little more than publishing content, missing opportunities to deliver experiences and better engage students.

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Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) (EdSurge News)

Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) (EdSurge News) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the hottest buzzwords in education, and it’s easy to see why.PBL combines standards-based curriculum with empowering students to solve real world challenges. Through projects, students master skills—critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

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Rocky road ahead for Kentucky school funding disparities

Rocky road ahead for Kentucky school funding disparities | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

NPR reports much of the success gained over the past 25 years may be walked back unless the state addresses current challenges.

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When Teachers Want Professional Development Hours - Cooper on Curriculum

When Teachers Want Professional Development Hours - Cooper on Curriculum | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I was notified that a couple of teachers were looking to engage in a book study as part of their required yearly professional development hours. These teachers wanted a book recommendation… Yes, some argue there are several problems with an hours-based approach to professional development. However, in this instance, I believe …

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10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 22, 4:19 PM
This article and infographic share ten social media skills for today's instructors.
drula eric's curator insight, May 3, 1:02 AM
Peu de domaines dans les affaires et dans la société qui n'a pas été affectées par la révolution des médias sociaux, même comme il a commencé il y a moins d'une décennie. De nombreuses entreprises ont réagi à cette nouvelle situation, en prenant la pleine mesure de la force et le potentiel que ces technologies représentent pour leur organisation ainsi, les wikis permettent une collaboration virtuelle plus efficace dans des projets transversaux; blogs internes, forums de discussion et des chaînes YouTube promouvoir les échanges avec le partage à la fois la connaissance comme un aperçu de chacun; campagnes virales sophistiquées possibles pour engager la relation client et la fidélité; prochaine génération de produits co-développé grâce à des processus d'innovation ouverte; et enfin les dirigeants travaillant pour définir leur stratégie d'entreprise
Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 3, 9:15 AM
Could relate to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
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EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge.

EdTechTeam: Get coding in your classroom! Enter the Challenge. | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

We know how important it is to get kids exposed to computer programming, but how? Here are 10 easy ways to get started with coding in the classroom.

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How shifting to a UDL mindset enhances Common Core

How shifting to a UDL mindset enhances Common Core | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Cultivating the right mindset is of the utmost importance before any change can result in positive outcomes. The type of mindset a district strives to develop is dependent on their goals. At Sweetwater Union, we aim to create a supportive culture in which educators feel comfortable enough with their peers to share their thoughts and insights and are encouraged to take risks.

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Map: How Per-Pupil Spending Compares Across U.S. School Districts

Map: How Per-Pupil Spending Compares Across U.S. School Districts | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Use this interactive map to see how much your district spends on students and how per-pupil spending compares across the nation.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Arts Education in Viral Video

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Arts Education in Viral Video | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

How important is art education? In a clip from his show StarTalk, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles this question.

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Reflecting on Yourself as a Leader

Reflecting on Yourself as a Leader | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Schools need leaders who don't yet think they are leaders and those of us teachers who are apprehensive about embracing the roles and responsibilities of leadership.

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