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Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips

Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips | On education | Scoop.it

Kevin Buran teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:53 PM

Evernote is a useful tool for teachers and this case study helps to show why and how it can be used.

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:32 PM

Great case study! I would also like to apply more of Evernote in my classroom and was plannign to get started next year...it is so tempting to give it a try allready, but my experience tells me to make sure I am a bit in controll.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:43 PM

Fabulous post by Kevin Buran

he teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.

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University of Glasgow :: Colleges :: College of Social Sciences :: Information for staff :: Learning and Teaching :: MOOC

University of Glasgow :: Colleges :: College of Social Sciences :: Information for staff :: Learning and Teaching :: MOOC | On education | Scoop.it
This MOOCs Report has been designed as a point of reference for future MOOC developments, allowing you to gain some insight into the process, resource and timing involved in producing a MOOC. It highlights quantitative data about the enrolled participants on both MOOCs (Right Vs Might in International Relations & The Genomic Revolution) as well as the the pedagogical approach taken in the design and delivery. It also explains the tools and technologies that were deployed and key content sources which where used to make both MOOCs a successful learning experience. 
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Scaling Personalized Learning

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Jesse Moyer, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at KnowledgeWorks wrote a post on how to reach a level of scale that provides personalized learning for all learners.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 26, 2:16 PM

Jesse Moyer shared his research on scaling personalized learning from the recent KnowledgeWorks paper, District Conditions for Scale, that he co-authored.  Here is some of his reflections about the importance of meta-themes and the ten conditions to scale personalized learning.


"While the conditions themselves are extremely important, it is the meta-themes that serve as the connective tissues of the conditions and are the reason that a district must implement each of the ten conditions in order to successfully scale practices to improve teaching, learning, and student achievement.

Vision
The district’s vision should include the guiding principles on which each decision a district makes should be based.  Each of the conditions should be aligned to the district’s vision for teaching and learning.

Culture
The vision clearly informs the culture each district is trying to create.  A strong culture will encourage risk-taking among district and school leaders and teachers while enabling innovation at every level of the district.

Transparency
Transparency allows everyone in the district, from board members to community partners to parents and students, to take chances without fear of failure.  By encouraging transparency, everyone in the district is better able to make decisions based on the best interests of the students."
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MinecraftExperience - home

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Minecraft has been variously described as a game, toy sandpit, learning space, creative environment, virtual world, and game-infused service. But what really are the affordances of this blocky 16 bit program and how can we even begin to define its value to learning? Enter The Minecraft Experience, a global crowd sourced by The Massively Minecraft Project. People engaging in Minecraft activities about the globe are being invited to share all its contexts and adaptations. The categories for these experiences will emerge from the crowd sourced content as all of you contribute thoughts, media, resources and questions to build the Minecraft Experience evidence base.

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Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson

Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson | On education | Scoop.it
Evernote just got even more useful for me with its new iOS app Scannable. In many of my past posts regarding Evernote, I have made it clear that the Evernote note taking application is my everyday "go-to" app in both my professional and personal life. With all the smartphone apps, desktops apps, and browser extensions, Evernote makes note taking and web curation simple and easy.
Now, they've added an iOS app called Scannable. With this app, you can scan any document with your iPad or iPhone. You can then send it to someone by email, upload it to an Evernote notebook, place it in your photos, send it through the messaging app, or export it any number of your iCloud apps. It's rather simple interface is an added benefit.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 26, 9:25 PM

Maybe this is what I have been looking for! A Scannable IOS app where I can use my iPhone or my iPad to scan and organize all the papers that come my way! Time to test it out!

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

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Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, Today, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

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LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students

LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students | On education | Scoop.it

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has introduced some impressive new services for its high school and university-aged users: Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings, Field of Study Explorer, and University Finder.


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If You Teach At-Risk Kids, You Need This Book ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez

If You Teach At-Risk Kids, You Need This Book  ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez | On education | Scoop.it
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain is not just a “bag of tricks” teachers can pull from to make their at-risk students do better. It is a thoughtful, holistic, brain-based approach to teaching the whole child.

By looking through the lens of neuroscience, Hammond shows us how the brain responds to various teaching approaches and learning environments, and helps us understand why, despite our best efforts, many students simply haven’t responded to the kinds of interventions many schools put in place for them. “The problem of the achievement gap won’t be solved by simply trying to motivate students of color to become more engaged learners,” she writes. “We have to create school environments that welcome their natural ways of learning and shape content so that they see its connection to their lives and funds of knowledge.”

The book is built around the Ready for Rigor Framework, four separate practice areas that — used together — give us the tools for culturally responsive teaching. The practice areas are:

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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C.Rathsack's curator insight, February 23, 2:13 PM

Looking for more Google tools, tips, & strategies? This will keep you busy for a while!

Susan Xerri's curator insight, February 24, 12:21 AM

Educators...from slide 15 you will be interested and impressed!!

Coolwired's curator insight, February 26, 10:22 AM

For those who could not attend this IT Educational Conference:

we are always learning new things about Google, to use with our students. Isn`t technology wonderful? Enjoy!

 

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Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic

Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
Do you remember the joy that you felt as a student when you saw the teacher roll the TV into the classroom? Your students can experience the same joy when you show a film in your own classroom – and it won’t be because it’s a perceived distraction. In her recent Guardian.com blog post, Sarah Marsh outlines 12 ways to use film creatively in the classroom. Building on concepts from that piece, we’ll focus on three key themes here: film immersion, cultural immersion, and student activity.

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Ijad Madisch - Researchers: it's time to ditch the PDF

"The PDF is the digital equivalent to the desk drawer – a place where scientific results are hard to find and easily forgotten. And yet the PDF is still the default way for scholarly publishers to disseminate research on the web. 

To communicate research efficiently today, we need a new format for the digital age: one that’s open, easy to work with and social."


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 13, 4:58 AM

"Openness should not be seen as a risk, but an opportunity"

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Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’ ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Thom Markham

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’ ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Thom Markham | On education | Scoop.it
Tapping the deepest energies of teachers, or any employees, requires a connection with big, meaningful themes that promise a significant, positive effect on the world. The themes contain simple, truthful, future-oriented plot lines—the elements of a story—that provide context for the daily work and help one refocus on larger goals. The more whole hearted the embrace of the goals, the more the hidden resources of the inner self are activated.

At a time of great transformation in the world, there are no shortages of themes to pick from. But teachers have special opportunities to tell a magnificent story about themselves and their profession:

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 6:27 PM

School continues to be caught in a backwash of endless reform/deform. Much of what is passed off as reform is rhetoric and the use of language in deceptive ways. Teaching is a vocation which should give voice to those who engage in it. Is that actually happening?

 

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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | On education | Scoop.it

Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Google Tools - Free Course


This course gives an overview of several powerful Google tools that are free to web site owners. It focuses mainly on Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools helps web site owners track the health of their website. Google Analytics helps web site owners track conversions and visitors.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:52 PM

Use E-Books and Videos to get stared with Google tools. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:54 PM

Great place to start your journey into the world of Google tools for education! 

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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | On education | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, February 15, 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt

PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt | On education | Scoop.it

"Look over the titles and descriptions for each set below. Then decide if you'd like to have a copy of the cards mailed to you ready to go on beautiful, slick card stock, or if you'd prefer a digital download, where you can access the cards immediately for no shipping and handling costs. Either way, you're getting a great value!"

 

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I usually don't include resources that carry a price tag, but these are so valuable and reasonable in cost that they are definitely worth checking out. Lewman (and Honeycutt) have created project assignments that combine engaging real-wprth tasks with common core skills. The cards are useful k-12 and can be applied with or without technology. A very practical and well thought out approach, Kudos! Sample cards are provided to give examples.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

I'm a fan of the work done by Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt. They know their PBL!!

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Use of Open Data in Higher Education - Uso de datos abiertos en la Educación Universitaria

"Are you an academic? Have you used open data for your teaching? Can you please share your experience?
We are conducting a mini "research" to understand which portals, tools or repositories academics use to retrieve open datasets and how this information is being used in teaching and learning in Higher Education.
If you have any questions, please contact me in Twitter (@jatenas), I will publish the results of this survey as a blog post as soon as possible."


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Report marks growing educational disadvantage for children of single-parent families @insidehighered

Report marks growing educational disadvantage for children of single-parent families  @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
Spending your teenage years in a single-parent family puts you at a larger educational disadvantage today than it did 40 years ago, claims a new study.
In 2009, young adults who spent time living in single-parent families had completed 1.32 fewer years of schooling than their peers from two-parent families, according to a paper published last week in the academic journal Education Next. The college completion rate also was 26 percentage points lower for 24-year-olds who lived in single-parent homes as teens.
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Office Mix

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"Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.

 

"Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked – Office Mix helps you do it all simply.

 

"Simple means more time to engage your students and teach on your terms. So dig in. Spend some time using Office Mix. We’re sure you’ll teach us a thing or two, or even show us what’s next – in your classroom and beyond.'

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

This looks like quite a nifty FREE product. Please note you need to have Office 2013 to use it.


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How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor -- Campus Technology

How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Baylor University in Waco, TX, is the sixth most influential college on Instagram, according to College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution. The technology enables Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds, so people can easily follow academic and athletic news and events.

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | On education | Scoop.it
If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don't even have

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Using the 'Explain Everything' App in the classroom - YouTube ~ by Stephanie Castle

In this video tutorial I aim to introduce you practically with examples to how the iPad app 'Explain everything' which can be used to assess student understa...

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How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie

How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie | On education | Scoop.it
Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, February 17, 10:37 AM

I'm excited to try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 PM

Very helpful to be able to explain how to work an app for the children.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 18, 4:01 PM

Always learning something new.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | On education | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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"The End of Average" presented by Dr. Todd Rose

Eight Harvard Ed School faculty members have eight minutes each to present their bold ideas for impact.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 12, 3:38 PM

Do not miss this all important video where Dr. Todd Rose explains why we need to abandon the "average" in education and create an education system that focuses on the individual learner. We can not continue in the current "average" system that was designed during the Industrial Age to support an Industrial Age economy. We need a system, as Dr. Rose points out, designed where "each student can become their very best". 

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Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez

Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez | On education | Scoop.it

"The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits:

-Teachers find them easier and faster to create, because they no longer have to spend precious time thinking up all the different ways students could fail to meet expectations.

 

-Students find them easier to read when preparing an assignment. With only the target expectations to focus on, they are more likely to read those expectations.


-They allow for higher-quality feedback, because teachers must specify key problem areas and notable areas of excellence for that particular student, rather than choosing from a list of generic descriptions."


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British Columbia Education Plan 2015: Personalized Learning for Every Student


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 10:27 AM

British Columbia recently updated their education plan and the focus again is on Personalized Learning for Every Student.