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25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience | myvls | Scoop.it
We hear so much about tablets these days, and new ones seem to be appearing at a rapid pace. Yet we also see teachers who question the use of technology in the classroom. This post looks at the many ways that tablets may be used in the classroom from art to simulations, foreign languages to presentations, ebook and more. To learn more about the ways listed here and an additional twenty, each of which have some additional descriptions click through to the post.
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Tables will be the BYOD in tomorrow's classroom.

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Rajkumar Mahajan's curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:28 PM

No tool is of any use unless we know what for it is and how to use. This article is explaining different ways how a tablet can be useful in the school.

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3ders.org - 3D Printing Directories

3ders.org - 3D Printing Directories
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Looking for 3d printing resources here it is.

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21 Incredible Maker Ed Kits For Learning

21 Incredible Maker Ed Kits For Learning | myvls | Scoop.it
21 Incredible Maker Ed Kits For Learning, from TeachThought.

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The Moon Was Formed in a Smashup Between Earth and a Near Twin

The Moon Was Formed in a Smashup Between Earth and a Near Twin | myvls | Scoop.it
But solving one puzzle of lunar origins has raised another linked to the abundances of tungsten in the primordial bodies
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More science in action asking "Why?".

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Close Reading Requires Student Effort

Close Reading Requires Student Effort | myvls | Scoop.it
To meet the Common Core ELA Standards students must "readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works or literature." The purpose of c...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:30 PM

With Common  Core testing approaching close reading in an area that we know students will need to know well. This post provides many resources.

Are you looking for resources on the basic components of close reading? Find links to information on complex short text, pre-reading activities, re-reading of text, annotations, text-dependent questions, peer collaboration and response to text. Check out a visual on text complexity, one on annotation techniques and one on text-dependent questions.

Additional materials are also available.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 7, 2013 9:05 AM

Thik this is a very interesting dilemma long form read alongside skimmers, wasn't scanr eading always part of a good student's skill set. Will need to read this carefully.

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Just went to the blog post and it is a rich resource.  I will be adding it to my seminar follow up.

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Teaching the Inquiry Process to 21st Century Learners

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This pager is from 2009 but still relevant today

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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.
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Cedar Hall students use the ‘Cube' to bring imaginations to life

Cedar Hall students use the ‘Cube' to bring imaginations to life | myvls | Scoop.it
It didn’t take long for Jonah Krutsinger and his classmates to get used to the new Cubify 3D printer, known as the “Cube,” when it arrived last week.

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Statistic Of The Day: Students Need More Skills in Critical Thinking, Communication & Problem-Solving

Statistic Of The Day: Students Need More Skills in Critical Thinking, Communication & Problem-Solving | myvls | Scoop.it
Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills for White-Collar Jobs is an article in The Wall Street Journal detailing the results of the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus. It found that, among other ...
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This has been a problem with entering workforce for years. The jobs that are routine and repetitive are shipped over seas and the jobs that require critical thinking are in country. What is education doing to help future employee develop these skills? Give more tests and rate teachers on how well students do on tests.

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CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | myvls | Scoop.it
CounterPunch has been hailed as "America's best political journal." Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch's online journal features some of the world's best writers on politics, foreign policy, books, art and music. The writing is fresh, unflinching and unfiltered by corporate advertiser or political affiliations.
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Independent Investigative Journalism

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AppWriter — The all-in-one assistive technology tool

The all-in-one assistive technology tool
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Cross platform page reader.

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Getting Students To Start Using Evernote

Most 8th graders fall into two extremes: either they know more about technology than I do, or they don’t even know if they have an email address. There really is no in-between. Over the summe...

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Pixabay - Free Images

Pixabay - Free Images | myvls | Scoop.it
Search over 100,000 free photos, cliparts, and vector graphics or share your own pictures as Public Domain on Pixabay.
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Products & Solutions for the Google Apps Ecosystem | BetterCloud

Products & Solutions for the Google Apps Ecosystem | BetterCloud | myvls | Scoop.it
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BetterCloud has a series of video tutorials about using Google products.

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This 3D Printable Jointed Puppy is as Cute as a 3D Printed Button

This 3D Printable Jointed Puppy is as Cute as a 3D Printed Button | myvls | Scoop.it
Having a dog is a huge responsibility that far too many people don't take as seriously as they should. A dog needs more than a bowl of water and some food to be
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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now | myvls | Scoop.it
Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.

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3D Printers & Maker Spaces

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3D printers and Maker Spaces are officially “cool” in library circles at the moment. A whole new website, Maker Librarian, was launched just this week.  Senior people are talking about ...

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Libraries and maker space are a natural match.

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3D Printer Comparison Chart

3D Printer Comparison Chart | myvls | Scoop.it
Shop online for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D Printers, Microcontrollers and more. For makers and crafters, brought to you by the people who created Make: magazine.
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This 3D Printer Produces Molecules From Scratch

This 3D Printer Produces Molecules From Scratch | myvls | Scoop.it
A new 3D printer is able to manufacture small organic molecules, but what can this mean for research into new chemicals?
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Is this the first step to the replicator?

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Maker Education Activities

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The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power...

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Many school have closed down the shop classes to focus on testing prep. The maker movement is now revitalizing the shop class.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 2015 6:09 AM

Jackie Gerstein has created a new website that explores the Maker Movement. If this is an area that you would like to explore you will find 10 areas that you can explore:

* Paper Circuits

* Squishy Cirtuits

* Bare Conductive Paint

* Sew Electrics

* Operation Game

* Toy Take Apart

* Soldering Projects

* LittleBits

* Makey Makey

* Hummingbird Robotics

Each of these areas leads to a webpage and the ones I checked out included a number of videos to help you understand the topic as well as some documentation and additional resources.

She also includes a brief video that helps you understand what the Maker Movement is (and you hear from learners involved in a number of projects). In addition there is a ThingLink (based on the image above) that provides  links to additional resources.

The Maker Movement provides learners with opportunities to create something that is new to them. It is authentic learning and learners will go through iterations as they work through the process, and potentially experience failure that will help them become successful.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 5, 2015 9:21 AM

Librarians - Makerspaces can be a good fit for your library.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | myvls | Scoop.it

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2016 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2016 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 2016 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

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EdListen

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Bjorn has some great resources and tutorials. I found code to add a slide show to a Google site.

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​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom

​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom | myvls | Scoop.it
It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and the Parsons New School of Design, this illustration below is what we think it is, and what we all agree that a di

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LearnLaunchX Graduates Seven Education Technology Companies at Inaugural Demo Day

LearnLaunchX Graduates Seven Education Technology Companies at Inaugural Demo Day | myvls | Scoop.it
BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LearnLaunchX, Boston's education technology accelerator, today graduated seven education technology start-ups.
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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | myvls | Scoop.it

Is there "a difference between a 'student' and a 'learner,' between a 'teacher' and an 'educator.'
Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?"

 


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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:51 AM

Some wonderful questions that I look forward to answering.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:36 AM

I consider points two and three absolutely necessary! Points one, four and five are more difficult to maintain for six hours per day each day of the school year for all students.

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

¿Hay diferencia entre "alumno" y "aprendiz" y entre "profesor" y "educador"?