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The One Media Technology Corporation » Why Tablets Are Important for Educating Our Children

The One Media Technology Corporation » Why Tablets Are Important for Educating Our Children | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

I saw a group of teachers explain a journey that they had been on, over almost a year, they were able to explain their own anxieties, issues and challenges in thinking through how they could use mobile technology in the classroom.

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Sharing a passion for innovative and engaging ideas in Education, including Educational Technology, Flipped Instruction, Project & Problem Based Learning, Professional Development, Leadership and MORE! 

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Google teaches kids to code with scenes from 'Wonder Woman'

Google teaches kids to code with scenes from 'Wonder Woman' | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Made with Code, a Google initiative that encourages teen girls to pursue coding, has released a new Wonder Woman-based coding project. With this system, users can code three different scenes from the Wonder Woman film, utilizing introductory programming techniques.

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Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is?

Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Interestingly, closing the digital divide within classrooms may have more to do with digital citizenship than hardware.

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The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them - eCampus News

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them - eCampus News | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

In the digital age, educator discomfort in using Twitter can have a direct effect on students’ digital literacy. Here are some solutions.

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Looks like eCampus may have updated the same article from March - this one posted 4/20/17.
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Kentucky college gets far more than a communication platform in branded app

Kentucky college gets far more than a communication platform in branded app | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Considering its size, retaining just a handful of extra students in any given year makes a tangible impact on its bottom line. So in addition to focusing on increasing retention to positively affect graduation rates, Schmidt said administrators are engaging in this work to “increase their viability in the marketplace.”

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State policy is keeping college- and career-ready standards from being successfully implemented

State policy is keeping college- and career-ready standards from being successfully implemented | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

College and career-readiness has been a driving force behind educational standards for years now, but the standards themselves have to actually reach all the way down to classrooms to impact instruction.

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IBM Watson’s Chief Architect Talks Democratizing AI, Starting With Fifth Graders (EdSurge News)

IBM Watson’s Chief Architect Talks Democratizing AI, Starting With Fifth Graders (EdSurge News) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

In Puri’s experience, young girls are sometimes discouraged from joining spaces where there are no other girls, so he works with cohorts to promote their computer science interest. “Girls provide a very diverse perspective. It’s not just about IQ—it’s also about EQ, and as society moves forward, EQ will become more important. Diversity in EQ is good in every field,” says Puri.

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7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom

7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

From reviewing questions in groups to personal avatars for shy students, these edtech-enabled actions can boost student confidence in learning.

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ED programs set to lose another $3 billion

ED programs set to lose another $3 billion | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

President Donald Trump is asking Congress to cut almost $3 billion from the federal education budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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How school districts are leveraging Twitter to become rock stars

How school districts are leveraging Twitter to become rock stars | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

In a climate where Twitter is the center of so many tempestuous news stories, thanks to our Twitter-happy president, schools should be turning to the social media giant more than ever to share news, gather feedback, benefit from other educators’ expertise, react instantly to breaking news—and sometimes just lighten the mood.

Here’s how innovative school districts across the country are leveraging Twitter to become rock stars.

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Obsessed about college admissions? This site is too.

Obsessed about college admissions? This site is too. | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

College Confidential is a hangout for the anonymous and the angsty. The site is not the only place that they can seek help or spill their guts under the cloak of anonymity. But it sure is popular, especially at this time of year.

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Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.”

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'Spotify for learning games' coming to classrooms

'Spotify for learning games' coming to classrooms | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A major barrier to getting high-quality learning games into K-12 classrooms could begin to dissolve this week.

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Six Easy Ways to Fight the Summer Slide

You can fight the summer slide by asking parents and guardians to make a little time for math over the long summer break. All it takes is 90 minutes a week to keep skills sharp—and there are lots of fun, easy ways to keep kids engaged.

Download and share Six Easy Ways to Fight the Summer Slide, and the only slide your students will experience this summer will be the kind found in playgrounds and pools. Enjoy!

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Summer must! 5 ways to support struggling readers

Summer must! 5 ways to support struggling readers | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Educators share advice on how to help struggling readers in the classroom, at home during summer.

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6 underground apps students hide from schools

6 underground apps students hide from schools | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Here, eSchool News has compiled a list of apps adults might want to know about, not in an effort to alarm parents and teachers, but rather to inform them of the threats that accompany technology ownership and use.

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An Instructor Saw Digital Distraction in Class. So She Showed Students What She’d Seen on Their Screens.

An Instructor Saw Digital Distraction in Class. So She Showed Students What She’d Seen on Their Screens. | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Students get distracted in class, and all the shiny baubles that grab their attention are well chronicled. But what happens when students are presented with the greatest hits from their browsing history for an entire semester?

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22 Free yet Overlooked Online Teaching Tools for Teachers

22 Free yet Overlooked Online Teaching Tools for Teachers | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Teachers need help from right resources, tools and apps to make work easier and faster. Here are 22 free tools that teachers must use for their classes.

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So many choices. If you are looking for inspiration choose one of these. 
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10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

10 ways to make lessons more hands-on | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Many of us want to learn by doing. Our students do, too! Here are some ideas for making learning more hands-on.

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Report Assesses Digital ELA Resources In-Depth - THE Journal

Report Assesses Digital ELA Resources In-Depth - THE Journal | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Last year, four "all-star" educators sat down to examine nine popular digital resources specifically intended for improving reading and writing in the classroom.

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Highlights:
Many are "free or low cost";
All provide instructional aids for all grade levels, K-12; and
Several are "interactive" and "student-facing"...
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Looking to build the campus of tomorrow? 5 trends you should know - eCampus News

Looking to build the campus of tomorrow? 5 trends you should know - eCampus News | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Affordability and applicability remain key to college choice Enhanced access to information around tuition costs, majors, and job and salary prospects helps make higher-ed decisions much easier. Students can trade research time for tuition, and nonprofit and for-profit companies reimburse universities for students’ research results. Students receive class credit for major-related jobs, volunteer work and internships. Collegiate video gaming is big as well, and leagues are international.

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Moving past students' 'islands of challenge' to encourage academic success

Moving past students' 'islands of challenge' to encourage academic success | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

EducationDive recently caught up with Beacon College's President to talk about the unique institution he leads and lessons in working with learning challenged students in any environment.

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I think this statement should be true of how ALL students are approached:
"Find out how these students express their intelligence. Because these students are average/high-average intelligence, if they’re appropriately tested."
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Postsecondary Success Starts in High School

Postsecondary Success  Starts in High School | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

"Speed up" strategies like dual enrollment are vital, but they must be accompanied by "catch up" strategies for the students who need more support.

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The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

In the digital age, teacher discomfort in using Twitter can have a direct effect on students’ digital literacy. Here are some solutions.

K_Lynam's insight:
I don't know that these are the 3 BIGGEST, or that these are the absolute answers...but worth a look & discussion! Also for consideration, other platforms, like Twiducate & Edmodo. "Safe" platforms to introduce diglit skills & best practices to students.
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Microsoft Encourages Girls to Study STEM

Microsoft Encourages Girls to Study STEM | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Microsoft is encouraging girls in STEM through #MakeWhatsNext and DigiGirlz Days across the country.

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7 Ways Technology Can Help You Do Your Research

7 Ways Technology Can Help You Do Your Research | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of EdTech and Mobile Learning's popular infographics published last year featuring important web tools and apps to help you in each of the 7 steps of the research process. This is only 'a tentative sketch of what they think are the seven important steps of a research plan.

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