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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | 21st Century Parenting

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment | 21st Century Parenting | New learning | Scoop.it
What do you think the 10 characteristics of a highly effective learning environment are? This post says an environment is "highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning." Read this post to learn more.
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Explore Lessons | LearnZillion

Explore Lessons | LearnZillion | New learning | Scoop.it
Explore math video lessons from grades 3-9. Search by Common Core domain, topic, or grade. Includes Additional Practice and Director's Commentary videos.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | New learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: PicLits - Drag, Drop, and Create a Story

Free Technology for Teachers: PicLits - Drag, Drop, and Create a Story | New learning | Scoop.it

PicLits aims to provide inspiration for writing short stories. PicLits tries to reach this goal by providing users with images upon which they can build their writing.


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What are the Components of Creativity?

What are the Components of Creativity? | New learning | Scoop.it
Creativity is comprised of four factors. Just remember this equation: Creativity = Surprise + Originality + Beauty + Utility.

When you read this post you will find that there are four common criteria that are often used when defining creativity:

1. Flexibility

2. Originality

3. Fluency

4. Elaboration

For more information on the four criteria and information on the four factors that this post uses to define creativity click through to the article.


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Feza Koprucu's curator insight, June 25, 2014 9:45 PM

Clearly written article that attempts to define Creativity:


Creativity = Surprise + Originality + Beauty + Utility

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Teachers Want Technology | Atomic Learning Blogs

Teachers Want Technology | Atomic Learning Blogs | New learning | Scoop.it

"Three-quarters of teachers who responded to a recent PBS poll said they want access to more technology in the classroom; 56 percent said they use websites as a tool to help students learn; and 77 percent said they use technology to motivate students. Just 21 percent of respondents said they have the right level of technology in their classrooms."


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Susie's comment, September 11, 2012 2:37 PM
Awesome link. Here's another one:
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com/2012/09/internet-use-in-information-age-safety.html
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Infographic: Apps and Education

Infographic: Apps and Education | New learning | Scoop.it

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Displaying iPad Screen Using a Classroom Projector | Teaching With iPads

Displaying iPad Screen Using a Classroom Projector | Teaching With iPads | New learning | Scoop.it

RT @eyeoneducation: Displaying iPad Screen Using a Classroom Projector http://t.co/vbKGwcmv @jameshollis #ipaded #edchat #edtech #slide2 ...


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Famous People Painting with Wiki Links - Beautiful and truly amazing! Enjoy!

Famous People Painting with Wiki Links - Beautiful and truly amazing! Enjoy! | New learning | Scoop.it

Painting of 103 Famous People That Changed the World. Includes Wikipedia links & mouse-over tagging. Chinese Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, 2006, oil on canvas.


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The Ultimate Guide To Finding People On Twitter

The Ultimate Guide To Finding People On Twitter | New learning | Scoop.it
In some cases all you might care about is finding people interested in a certain topic. Or people with certain words in their bio in a particular location. Or you just might be trying to find someone by name.
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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it

"Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.

While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection"


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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:16 AM

How can you harness an Ipad to enhance learning, it needs some thought planning and creativity...

Intriguing Networks's comment, July 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
Intriguing Networks's comment, July 1, 2013 6:18 AM
Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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Bring your own Device - A Guide for Schools - Alberta Ministry of Education document

Bring your own Device - A Guide for Schools - Alberta Ministry of Education document


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Using Technology in Formative Assessment

Using Technology in Formative Assessment | New learning | Scoop.it
Formative assessment (Assessment for Learning) is the most important type of assessment we do in the classroom.  But we also know, often this type of assessment does not meet the standards it needs...

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Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning | 21st century learning and education

Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning | 21st century learning and education | New learning | Scoop.it
The Magic of Learning...Twitter in the classroom - a great way to help students with using consise language to share their thoughts.  (Langwitches Blog | The Magic of Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/1aZ0AObV...)...
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Introducing Gooru

Introducing Gooru | New learning | Scoop.it

A Search Engine for Learning
Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital textbooks, videos,
games and quizzes created by educators in the Gooru community.

Gooru is free (of cost and ads) and developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the
human right to education.

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Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom

Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it

 

As you know Twitter has made such a big jump from just a social network where people get to share their mundane activities to a rigorous learning and teaching activitiy. The potential of Twitter is even way bigger than we might think and I personally depend a lot on it for my professional development. Anyway, to bring you closer to how you can leverage this social media tool in your classroom and to help you learn more about the essentials of 'educational tweeting' I would recommend that you have a look at the guide below .

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/09/teachers-guide-to-use-of-twitter-in.html

 


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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | New learning | Scoop.it
I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 3:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 3:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:54 PM

#criticalthinking 

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The 3 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher | Edudemic

The 3 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher | Edudemic | New learning | Scoop.it

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One iPad in the classroom - options for displaying - connecting

One iPad in the classroom - options for displaying - connecting | New learning | Scoop.it
Many schools are embracing the use of iPad in education, with class packs, in 1:1 models but some aren’t. What if you’re one of those teachers though that wants to use an iPad in your classroom.

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100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom | Edudemic

100 Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom | Edudemic | New learning | Scoop.it

Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!

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Create your own map, build interactive maps, place photos, videos on a map

Create your own map, build interactive maps, place photos, videos on a map | New learning | Scoop.it

Use ZeeMaps to create,
make, and publish interactive, customized maps.
Make a map of places you have visited, your customers, friends, or relatives.


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Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator | Venspired Learning

Ten Reasons to Be a Connected Educator | Venspired Learning | New learning | Scoop.it

Resources! Others bring resources to you. HUGE timesaver. Hashtags (such as #edchat, #scichat, #elemchat, #gtchat) let you focus on what you need to find and when! Who has time to sit around searching Google for resources that may or may not be good? Not me. Through the Twitter stream, I’ve found apps and other tech tools that were tested and recommended by other teachers!

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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | New learning | Scoop.it
On myHistro you can create advanced geolocated timelines that you can play as presentations. Pin your events, videos and photos to the map and share them with friends and family.
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nicole i.'s curator insight, May 16, 2013 2:30 PM

something I want to explore.

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A List of Awesome 10 New Web Tools for Educators

A List of Awesome 10 New Web Tools for Educators | New learning | Scoop.it

As you probably know by now, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has created a separate section labelled educational web tools where we provide quick reviews of websites we assemble from different online resources each week, and because of the time constraint that do not permit us to review each one of these websites in single posts we deem it important that we compile them in a bulleted posts so that you do not miss any resource. The purpose is to keep teachers and educators updated about the newest web tools that they can use in education.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Trapit for iPad | iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Trapit for iPad | iPad Insight | New learning | Scoop.it

"This week’s pick is Trapit for iPad, a news app that offers a high degree of personalization and learns to deliver better content as you give it feedback"


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