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Schools grappling with how to best use technology in the classroom

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In a pinch, Grade 12 Bishop McNally High School student Samuel Dikeocha will use his thumbs to tap out his homework assignment on his smartphone. “It works out. We type fast because we’re teenagers,” he said.
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Follow this Topic: MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise

Follow this Topic: MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

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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Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle‑Schoolers in Complex Texts | Amplify

Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle‑Schoolers in Complex Texts | Amplify | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle‑Schoolers in Complex Texts

 

With all the changes happening in middle school students’ lives, keeping them engaged can be challenging. How can you help them stay focused to develop the strong analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills required by the new standards?

Our guide, Seven Strategies for Engaging Middle-Schoolers in Complex Texts, provides insight from curriculum and early adolescence experts on the best ways to help students develop close-reading skills: the ability to dig deeply into challenging texts, analyzing every detail and grasping both literal and inferential meanings.

Download our guide to read the seven strategies and help students dig deeply into complex texts.


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Teaching Science in the 21st Century: Student-developed Driving Questions in Science PBL

Teaching Science in the 21st Century: Student-developed Driving Questions in Science PBL | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Project-based learning (PBL) works really well when you don't overstructure it, argues science educator Lindsey Own. Here's Own's play-by-play on what to do (and not do) to support kids in developing their own PBL-driving questions. Note: though specifically focused on paleontology, her recommendations apply to any subject.

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Looking to Personalize Learning? Yes! Now What?? (EdSurge News)

Looking to Personalize Learning? Yes! Now What?? (EdSurge News) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Moving towards personalized learning is like starting to drive on the left hand side of the road in after a lifetime of driving on the right. Absolutely everything flips.Personalized learning isn’t a project to be grafted onto the traditional-school-model side of the road.

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Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.

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Interested in Teaching? Nevada's Clark County School District Really Wants You

Interested in Teaching? Nevada's Clark County School District Really Wants You | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

After years of a perennial teacher shortage, Nevada's largest school district is undertaking a massive campaign to recruit more than 2,000 teachers in time for the 2015-16 school year.

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5 universities taking innovation from buzzword to practice - eCampus News

5 universities taking innovation from buzzword to practice - eCampus News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

How universities are looking past incubators to future functionality. Are college and university investments in innovation worth the time and money? Only if your incubators lead to scalable, sustainable success, says new research.

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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Featured Free and Discounted Apps April 9: Save $123, including therapy apps! 13 free!

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Featured Free and Discounted Apps April 9: Save $123, including therapy apps! 13 free! | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Today's free and discounted apps bring some great deals, including up to $20 off on top SLP therapy apps! There are 13 free apps on today's list, too. It's definitely one to share with your friends, so everyone can save $123!

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6 grants for putting more technology in your classroom | eSchool News

6 grants for putting more technology in your classroom | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Try these grants to add more computers or fund a tech-heavy classroom project. We list grants for eco-tech, adding more computers, classroom makeovers, attending tech conferences, and more.

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5 useful apps for students with autism | eSchool News

5 useful apps for students with autism | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

These five apps are designed to help students with special needs, including those with autism.

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Mathematical Habits of Mind

Mathematical Habits of Mind | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Autism Acceptance Month - April 1 - Featured Free and Discounted Apps - including 31 free apps!

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Autism Acceptance Month - April 1 - Featured Free and Discounted Apps - including 31 free apps! | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

April is Autism Acceptance Month, with April 2 declared Worldwide Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations. To celebrate, oodles of developers kindly set their apps to free or reduce their prices for a limited time during the month.

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10 ways to connect classes to global audiences

10 ways to connect classes to global audiences | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

The world is out there, ready to educate your students! Find tips for bringing it to the classroom from this junior high teacher.

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How Are Teachers Using Tablets?

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 16, 7:50 AM

Tablets can make a difference when used with intention.

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Tablets are becoming common in classrooms, but how are teachers using them? #ygk #LDSB

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Digital Compass | Common Sense Media

Digital Compass | Common Sense Media | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

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How Do You Score on This Blended Learning Checklist? (EdSurge News)

How Do You Score on This Blended Learning Checklist? (EdSurge News) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, several educators and thought leaders have published accounts of “going blended,” from administrators like Liz Arney to the Christensen Institute’s Michael Horn. But, how do you know when you’re ready to go blended?

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Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen

Google Greatness: 9 Google tricks I had never seen | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Google tools can make classrooms more efficient, effective and interesting. Here are nine tricks to add to your repertoire.

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A National Strategy to Improve the Teaching Profession

A National Strategy to Improve the Teaching Profession | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Several professional challenges work against teachers, including the lack of autonomy and the absence of downtime, writes Jack Schneider.

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Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.

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FREE Webinar!: Differentiating Instruction with Technology: A Framework for Success

FREE Webinar!: Differentiating Instruction with Technology: A Framework for Success | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

When technology integration is at its best, a student or a teacher does not stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool - it’s second nature. Students are more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process. In this webinar, "Cool Cat Teacher" Vicki Davis will present ways you can differentiate instruction in your K–12 classroom with technology.

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4 ways online courses can improve sustainability - eCampus News

4 ways online courses can improve sustainability - eCampus News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it
University study determines that tech-based online courses can improve economy, reduce carbon footprint.
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Everything you never knew about using Google in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

Everything you never knew about using Google in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Did you know you can see all your copy/paste history in Google Chrome in a click? Bookmark all your browser tabs at once? Create choose your own adventures in Google Forms?

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Using Humor in the Classroom

Using Humor in the Classroom | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias explains how laughter can reduce stress and offers a handful of teaching activities to lighten up the learning.

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Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.

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Wow-this is great for under-served populations world-wide. Would also be great if #ProjectLoon could see its way to testing the waters here at home for rural school district student who don't have broadband access home (mountain regions, desert regions) so they can connect at night & their teachers can implement other strategies to help bring them up to speed on CCR & 21st C Skills!  But then again, it looks like it may be all about business?

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Zaption (Products on EdSurge)

Zaption (Products on EdSurge) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Zaption is a web app for teachers, trainers, and content publishers to use video as an interactive experience. Add images, text, quizzes and discussions to private videos as well as those from YouTube and Vimeo to create a “learning tour.” Teachers also have access to analytics.

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Like eduCanon and others, educators can now use a "freemium" version with access to basic functionality, but to get to all the bells & whistles, paid subscription or school licensing is required.  Even at basic, it offers up an interactive experience and opportunity for formative assessment in blended or flipped instruction.

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The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 2

The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 2 | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

So students "never read the syllabus"? Here are ways to ensure they do.

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