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6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 of The Best TED Ed Riddles to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
TED Ed is one of our favourite video resources we have been recommending for teachers over the last few years. It features short video explanations (usually less than 5 minutes long) covering different educational topics. The clips are professionally animated using a wide range of visual illustrations to hook in the viewers and keep them engaged. We have already shared some very good TED Ed videos on Math, writing, and several other subject areas. In today’s post we want to highlight some challenging TED Ed riddles to share with your students. These are short brain teasers to engage your students in problem solving activities in which they have to make use of different learning skills to solve the riddles. Here is the list:

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 14, 2016 1:12 AM
Links her to other TED Ed materials too
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These are great! They can be used for fun, warm-up activities or to engage in critical thinking exercises. 
 
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Defining Love: An Assignment That Can Reveal Students’ Perspective on Life

Defining Love: An Assignment That Can Reveal Students’ Perspective on Life | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
In exploring the topic of love and interpersonal relationships, Bronwyn Clare LaMay helps students get to the core of how they see themselves in the world.
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4 Ways to Use Thinglink's Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom - Class Tech Tips

4 Ways to Use Thinglink's Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom - Class Tech Tips | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink's virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, June 20, 2016 4:29 AM
Thinglink's Virtual Reality App let’s students create interactive products that demonstrate their understanding of a topic. In addition to being a great platform for creating something for an authentic audience, it’s also iPad, Android and Chromebook friendly.
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2016 8:55 AM
Give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink's virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Virtual+Reality

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=ThingLink

 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 21, 2016 7:36 PM
Sounds like a great tool for kids to use to share their understanding
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 2016 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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Free Online Courses - Learn With ALISON

Free Online Courses - Learn With ALISON | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
ALISON Free Online Courses: Free Online Courses - Learn With ALISON
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StoryCorps

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StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to...
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"Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps, recently won the TED Prize, and stated that his wish was for everyone in the world to record a meaningful interview with a loved one, acquaintance, or even a stranger. StoryCorps released a free app that helps in that process. It makes it super easy to create a great interview by selecting from a list of thought-provoking questions.


The app automatically records, stores, and uploads the interview.

If you're a parent or teacher, I think this is such a great tool to create a project around in order to expand the horizons of your children.

 

I'd recommend adding the extra element of using the app to interview a stranger. Engaging a stranger in a meaningful conversation can be very intimidating, and the growth that comes from the exercise can be substantial.

 

I think Dave's mission is a noble one, and I want to encourage everyone to download the StoryCorps app. If nothing else, it can give you ideas for prompts to make your everyday conversations more meaningful.

You can get it here: http://bit.ly/1NmImwh";

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Flipped Learning Network / Homepage

Flipped Learning Network / Homepage | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
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Good knowledge, skills and resources to implement Flipped Learning successfully.

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The Consultants-E - Online Training and Development Consultancy

The Consultants-E - Online Training and Development Consultancy | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
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Great online teacher training courses! Essential for teachers wanting to incorporate new technologies.

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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.


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Useful read for anyone choosing to try incorporating flipped learning.

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Darlene Wolinski's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:01 AM

Summer reading.

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What is flipped learning?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 24, 2014 4:34 AM

A propos des classes inversée.

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Couldn't agree more! 

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 12, 2016 7:06 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles. 

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, September 16, 2016 3:49 AM
Top de ferramentas para edição e distribuição online de vídeos.
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Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12 - TeachThought

Study: The Reality Of Mobile Technology In K-12 - TeachThought | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

"The 3rd annual mobile technology in K-12 education report has been made available by IESD, Inc.

 

The goal of the survey is to help business leaders understand how teachers are using mobile technology. For our part as educators, it offers a chance to see what is actually happening in the public education landscape–at least as far as this data reveals.

 

A portion of the study is excerpted below. You can view the full report here." http://www.stemreports.com/ ;


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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though! (#islma13 Here are some other great webtools!

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The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Blogging about the hottest education technology issues, these admin all-stars, IT gurus, education community experts and classroom leaders have proven their worth to their peers.
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4 Excellent iPad Apps for Creating Educational Comic Strips

4 Excellent iPad Apps for Creating Educational Comic Strips | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, October 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Nothing new here but good to reinforce this
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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Nicky Hockly & Gavin Dudeney's Webinar - Going Mobile: Teaching and learning with mobile devices

During this webinar Nicky and Gavin look at a number of mobile-based activities for general English, and consider how and why using devices might support our...

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Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback

Take the pain out of marking homework with CorrectiveFeedback | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

CorrectiveFeedback enables you to automate a large part of the marking process and to also make the feedback you give more effective. It does this through using a number of marking ‘grids’ which you can customise to the needs of your students and the nature of your assignment.


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, April 1, 2015 5:21 AM

A tester !

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, April 13, 2015 8:37 AM

Nick Walker’s CorrectiveFeedback.com was a major part of our lab on writing support tools. Glad it’s being recognized.

Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, April 29, 2015 1:36 PM

May try this.

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Latest Videos

Latest Videos | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Free teacher training tutorials on using ICT in our teaching and learning. Developed by Russell Stannard

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Check these great teacher training videos out!

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Consultants-E's curator insight, March 3, 2015 12:54 PM

Are you up-to-date with your Teacher Training Videos?

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Exemptions and credits to DELTA holders on related MA level courses

Exemptions and credits to DELTA holders on related MA level courses | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Ofqual, the exams regulator of the UK government, has confirmed that Cambridge ESOL's Delta qualification for teachers is at the same level as a Master's degree or a professional diploma in the Eur...
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Useful info those of you with a DELTA looking to do a Master's degree course.

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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning software tailors learning materials and tasks to the individuals who are using them, and provides previously undreamt of opportunities for assessment. Promoted by most national governments and education ministries, international bodies such as the OECD or the World Bank, the biggest software companies and huge educational foundations such as the Gates Foundation, adaptive learning is coming your way soon.


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Get ready for 'adaptive learning'!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 9, 2014 6:05 AM

Useful free book on adaptive learning.

june holley's curator insight, July 9, 2014 8:12 AM

Free book on critical network leadership skill.

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:20 AM

Is adaptive learning coming your way soon?

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elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

Despite access to technology and despite the fact that novice teachers are entering the classroom with far more advanced technology skills than their counterparts of an earlier age, only 39 percent of teachers report "moderate" or "frequent" use of technology as an instructional tool


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Good ideas for PD !

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:44 PM

very interesting..!

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 12, 2014 4:56 PM

Always interesting to read and learn from Nik Peachey!

Bex Ferriday's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:13 AM

Yep. That pretty much covers it. 

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The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day

The evolution of English: From the 17th century to the present day | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it
Part two: the history of colonialism was a major factor in the development of English. Follow the global spread of English from the 17th century to the present day

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nicolaperry's curator insight, July 6, 2014 1:26 AM

Nicely presented material on this topic. 

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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 | Empowering e-Teachers | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.