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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

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the digital learning environment....'Until the pedagogy and purpose align with this new world, we are all left fighting a battle rather than embracing it.' 

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:17 AM

Worth reading... we need to bridge that gap for good!!

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Interesting insights, American-based, but applicable worldwide. 

Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:20 AM

L'école est-elle (loin-très loin-trop loin) à la traîne en Belgique?

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Research on Digital Literacy assessment instruments – fulltext | Steve Covello

Research on Digital Literacy assessment instruments – fulltext | Steve Covello | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

The following paper was presented as a research project for IDE-712 Analysis for Human Performance Technology Decisions, (Dr. Jing Lei, professor). It is not an exhaustive survey of every existing Digital Literacy assessment instrument, but it is a start.


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How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”?

How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”? | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Flickr:Saxtourigr In preparing students for the world outside school, what skills are important to learn? This goes to the heart of the research addr

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The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner

The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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Bookchook...always sharing great learning opportunities. Thank you

 

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:26 PM

Using iPad apps TOONPaint and StripDesigner to tell a digital story. 

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Our Asian Stories

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ScanJournal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:01 AM

Great resources to support the Australian Curriculum's

 cross curriculum priority: ' Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia' and the general capability  'intercultural understanding'.

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Infographic - School Libraries & Student Achievement - By LRS, Colorado State Library , and CDE

Infographic - School Libraries & Student Achievement - By LRS, Colorado State Library , and CDE | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Voices for School Libraries Network is a social network (Checking out "Infographic - School Libraries & Student Achievement - By LRS, C" on Voices for School Libraries Netw: http://t.co/H0Hchr60WD)...

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Inforgraphic is an easy snapshot to view TLs impact on student achievement.

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Download Our Free iPad Safety Poster

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Humor, infographics, printables, and inspiration for every educator.

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Useful graphic for students!

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5 Free Apps for Classrooms with a Single iPad - Jeff Piontek

5 Free Apps for Classrooms with a Single iPad - Jeff Piontek | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
If you have one iPad in your classroom, turn it into a technology station during literacy or math small group work. A group of 3-4 students can work collaboratively on one iPad with these fantastic free apps: 1.

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Worth thinking about....this is a great support in group activities

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South Australian History Resources

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Designed to provide access to resources for teaching history according to the Australian Curriculum. Covering all years to Year 7, it is intended mainly for primary school teachers in South Australia. The colonial focus is on South Australia's history, although material included at all levels covers other States as well. The local history focus begins with the Barossa, Two Wells and Adelaide Plains areas of South Australia.


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I love finding resources for primary schools.

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pru's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:39 AM

Angela Heuzenroeder is building an impressive range of resources linked to Australian History Curriculum. The blog is a front end leading to a wikispaces site.

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Acquiring, managing and using ebooks in your library - Friday 12 April 2013, Hobart

Acquiring, managing and using ebooks in your library - Friday 12 April 2013, Hobart | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Professional learning for: Teacher Librarians, Librarians and Library Personnel.

Program:

 

* Managing e-books for school libraries - Michael Jongen, Library Services Coordinator, SCIS, Education Services Australia

 

* Digital resources with Overdrive - Sue Warren, Educational Consultant, Softlink Australia
* GALE ebooks - Rick Susman, Managing Director, The Booklegger

* Wheelers ePlatform - Darren Brain - Business Development Manager (Schools), Wheelers
* eBook 101 - Tom Danby, Managing Director, INT Books

* eBooks, ePubs, eTexts and open education resources - a perfect storm is brewing! - Dr Jill Abell, Director of Information Services & ICT at The Hutchins School, Hobart


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Hoping this will help TLs and schools achieve changes to e- resources!

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Program Builder: create teaching programs from the new NSW syllabuses

Create primary and secondary teaching programs directly from the Kindergarten to Year 10 NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum.

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pru's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:26 AM

Use your DEC NSW or Scootle login to access program builder.

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The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability - Learning continuum

The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability - Learning continuum | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Diagram showing Organising elements of ICT Capability


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Links to all new components of ICT - supportsprogramming and understanding!

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:05 AM

Latest version 7.0 July 2014. Detailed Learning Continuum with links to AC subjects...

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From                   www.australiancurriculum.edu.au               - June 14, 2013 12:05 AM

Diagram showing Organising elements of ICT Capability

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Biggerplate - Free mind map library - mind maps and mind map templates

Biggerplate - Free mind map library - mind maps and mind map templates | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Largest source of free mind maps offering a mind map library - hundreds of free templates for Mindjet MindManager, iMindMap, Xmind and MindGenius maps.


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Didn't know there were SO many mind maps available!

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidel


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:22 AM
Great acronym to THINK before you post...
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A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students| Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students| Educational Technology & Mobile Learning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Social bookmarking is an online phenomenon that has seen the light in the last few years particularly with the outburst of web 2.0 technologies or what author Will Richardson calls the read/write web. To put it simply, a social bookmarking service is a web tool that allows you to not only bookmark web documents (as traditional bookmarking did) but also to annotate, edit, tag and share them with others. Social bookmarking can also be a collaborative endeavour in which a group of users share links with the same tags.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:21 PM

Includes a Prezi presentation to take you through the process.

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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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14 Web Tools For Teaching Without Student Logins - Edudemic

14 Web Tools For Teaching Without Student Logins - Edudemic | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
What happens when you or your students forget your online password? You should start using some of these web tools for teaching without student logins.

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Australian Government Mandates New eBook Initiative - Good E-Reader

Australian Government Mandates New eBook Initiative - Good E-Reader | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Breaking: Australian Government Mandates New eBook Initiative
Good E-Reader (blog)
The New South Wales Government in Australia is gearing up to push eBooks into schools and libraries.

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Great initiative... Love to see in ALL schools!

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Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators

Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology. Field trips, professional development, and access to Smithsonian museum collections and research.

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BookChook's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:47 PM

A range of lesson plans, tools and resources. 

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:28 AM

These look very interesting.

Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:50 AM

Lovely website. Lots of ideas for classroom teaching. Thanks

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15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom - We Are Teachers

15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom - We Are Teachers | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

"Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. 

Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. 

No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.

Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning."


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Something here for everyone on staff to use in classrooms on a limited iPad budget.
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dawnsweetwiu's curator insight, July 2, 2013 2:35 PM

Great for teachers implementing iPads into their classrooms. Probably a K-12 focus but some could be used for Adult learners with some adaptation.

Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:24 PM

Applicazioni per 1 iPad:Classe

Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, July 11, 2013 8:37 PM

Great ideas for the "one iPad" classroom.

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Google World Wonders Project

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Travel the many wonders of the world and go on a whirlwind adventure of historical, scientific and geographical significance as you discover our amazing planet. From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.


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This project offers an amazing visual resource to enhance education and engage students.

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Love Reading Images

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I love reading and hope to inspire that love in everyone I meet (or in those who find me online) <3

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I LOVE these images promoting reading!!

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pru's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:45 PM

Is curating image collections part of the role of the school library? This is an inspirational set of pins from Aussie teacher librarian Chantal Hochstrasser. What strategies do you find helpful for collecting, organising and tagging images?

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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Invaleable resource for all ducationalists! Each theorist  and each component links to further information. 

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Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum

Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Throughout 2011 and 2012, the Board of Studies NSW developed new K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) and History that incorporate agreed Australian Curriculum content.

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Includes sample scope and sequence, units and programming.

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pru's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:35 AM

Teacher librarians check out the Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum from NSW Board of Studies (PDF 1.8 MB, 322 pages).

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.
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In keeping with the release of the 2013 Horizon Report.

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