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What's the 411: Teachers, Technology and the Common Core

Ready or not here it comes! The Common Core transition has arrived.


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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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The Fight for Tech Interns Now Starts in High School

The Fight for Tech Interns Now Starts in High School | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

The importance of hiring young interns is recognized at the very top. Landing top talent is getting so tough in Silicon Valley that technology companies are trying anything for an edge — including hiring interns out of high school and boosting new recruits’ perks.

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edWeb.net - Pathways to Participation for New Teachers Webinar July 15th

edWeb.net - Pathways to Participation for New Teachers Webinar July 15th | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

This free webinar will explore past and current experience and examples helping pre-service and new teachers use online professional networks to connect with real-world teaching experience.

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.  These two lists of core apps curated for both teachers and students could be a very good start for anyone of you out there trying to incorporate iPad in your teaching.

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5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Gaming impacts students in many ways--it is challenging, open-ended, flexible, and lets students explore and build skills.

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Apps vs Web Tools: Key Factoids To Know About Both Options - Edudemic

Apps vs Web Tools: Key Factoids To Know About Both Options - Edudemic | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A lot of data is pointing to the fact that apps are the future, not the web. This handy infographic takes a look at some interesting statistics on apps vs. web tools. What do you think – do you tend to use more web tools or apps?

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Tweechme Mobile App on iOS and Android App - Twitter for Teachers

Tweechme Mobile App on iOS and Android App - Twitter for Teachers | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Thanks to #edtechchat co-moderator, Susan Bearden, for this one! After years on Twitter, she decided to design new app TweechMe. Her recently-launched app offers Twitter 101, 201, and 301 instructions, as well as a list of most of the education chats in the twittersphere and opportunities for finding Twitter "tutors."

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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Growing as a teacher is all about challenging yourself–moving out of our comfort zone, trying something new. Here are 50 ideas to consider.

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Classroom 101 - Google Apps for Education How To

Check out this demo video to see an overview of how the tool works for teachers and students. In this video, you will learn how to set up classes and add students, create assignments, and review student work.

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5 Powerful Videos That'll Help You Understand Global Education - Edudemic

5 Powerful Videos That'll Help You Understand Global Education - Edudemic | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

The Global Education Conference is a free, week-long event that connects teachers, students, administrators, and organizations from around the world. This particular conference is really awesome because it happens completely via webinar – so no expense for travel, hotel rooms, meals, and entrance fees to the conference.

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Go to: http://www.globaleducationconference.com - to be held Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 22, 2014.  Call for proposals is now open!

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ISTE 2014: How to Combine Mobility With Security in the Classroom

ISTE 2014: How to Combine Mobility With Security in the Classroom | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Mobile learning platforms have opened the door to new avenues of teaching.

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eSchool News Whitepaper - 6 Word Prediction Strategies for Struggling Students

These advanced supports are great for a variety of users including students with learning disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, English Language Learners, and even poor spellers. The strategies contained throughout this guide come from a variety of professionals in the assistive technology field and will help to ensure those that need word prediction the most can find success.

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edWeb.net - New Teacher Help (FREE)

edWeb.net - New Teacher Help (FREE) | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

New Teacher Help is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps new teachers get advice and support, and share experiences about the first years of teaching.  Next webinar 7/15: Pathways to Participation for New Teachers - register here!

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Browse free math, ELA resources for grades 2-12 | eSchool News | eSchool News

Browse free math, ELA resources for grades 2-12 | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

LearnZillion.com offers a free and growing set of Math and ELA resources for grades 2-12.

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Three terrific virtual tours for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

Three terrific virtual tours for the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Access these six science, space and history virtual tours for a truly transformative classroom experience.

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : Ideas for Best Use of Only 1 iPad in Classroom

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : Ideas for Best Use of Only 1 iPad in Classroom | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

If you are strapped for cash and only have access to one iPad in your classroom, then this series is for you. Wouldn't it be nice to turn your iPad into a Smartboard? Here's a quick idea!

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5 great storytelling tech tools | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 great storytelling tech tools | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Steven Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools and eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent, shares six tech tools for storytelling.

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5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic

5 Tips For Keeping Your School iPads Safe (And Not Cracked) - Edudemic | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

If you run a school that utilizes 1:1 technology tablets, you have no doubt had to deal with a few bumps and bruises.  Especially if those tablets end up going home with students.  Here are some tips for reducing tablet loss in your program. Cases Obviously a case is a good idea.

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Gender Gap in Computer Coding the Focus of $50 Million Google Donation

Gender Gap in Computer Coding the Focus of $50 Million Google Donation | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

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History for Music Lovers - YouTube

History for Music Lovers - YouTube | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Discover history with music videos shared by history teacher Rachel Cinis.  Multi sensory way of learning for high school students.


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 2, 1:48 PM

Clever use of favourite music set to history lessons for high school students.

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A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can't muster.

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10 New Technologies You Should Know About - Edudemic

10 New Technologies You Should Know About - Edudemic | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? This handy infographic from Weekly Science brings us 10 technologies from 2014 that are pushing the envelope tech-wise.

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Design Common Core assessments--for free | eSchool News | eSchool News

Design Common Core assessments--for free | eSchool News | eSchool News | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

A free tool from OpenEd lets educators create CCSS assessments. OpenEd Assessment Creation Tool or o visit OpenEd, go to www.OpenEd.io.

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4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE

4 crucial education points LeVar Burton made at ISTE | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

During his 30-minute talk, The Reading Rainbow host spoke to a packed room & made four crucial points about education, technology, and the importance of fostering a love of reading in students. But you don't have to take our word for it — read on and find out.

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Smart Apps For Special Needs: Freebie: Worksheets with LEGO Writing Prompts

Smart Apps For Special Needs: Freebie: Worksheets with LEGO Writing Prompts | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

Homegrown Learners has put together a wonderful set ofLEGO themed worksheets to use as writing prompts. You can either print these out or use in conjunction with a PDF writer app like Notability to write using an iPad and stylus. Click over to read Homegrown Learners' full article about her Lego Writing Prompts.

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Survey Reveals Worries About Schools' Readiness for Online Testing

Survey Reveals Worries About Schools' Readiness for Online Testing | MSU's 21st Century Education Enterprise | Scoop.it

The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.


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While schools' access to technology continues to increase, roughly 60 percent of K-12 officials surveyed by an industry group do not feel their schools have the bandwidth or devices to make them ready for summative, online testing.