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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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Where are all the Expert Learners?

Where are all the Expert Learners? | On education | Scoop.it
Bill McGrath from Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, shares why UDL is important for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 11:28 AM
The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:
  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  
UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner.  
Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 11:34 AM

The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:

  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  

UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner. 

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16 Little-Known Teacher Tools

16 Little-Known Teacher Tools | On education | Scoop.it

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Do you use any of theses resources?  Check them out.

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35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

35 More Ways to Use Google Classroom ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it
Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE. Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” on Amazon. For my poster session I have come up with an additional 35 ways you can use Google Classroom. (I guess that brings me up to 85). Here is a YouTube playlist with a short description of those 35 additional ways to use Google Classroom.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, July 3, 7:44 PM

As a substitute teacher at a Hawaii Island Charter School that uses the "Google Classroom," I find Alice Keeler's suggestions and ideas most helpful.  With Google Classroom, I find more time working with individual students than I did before.  My role has changed from lecturer to learning facilitator.  Alice has some excellent ideas.  Aloha, Russ.

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Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder)

Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder) | On education | Scoop.it
"Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs)."

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Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers ^ Getting Smart ^ by Lindsey Own

Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers ^ Getting Smart ^ by Lindsey Own | On education | Scoop.it

"In June 2014, I attended the second Design Do Discover conference at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA. This June, the third DDD was held at Marymount School in New York City. Both times, the amazing Angi Chau from Castilleja andJaymes Dec from Marymount were the fantastic organizers, and both times I was honored to have been asked to participate as a coach to support teams of participant teachers.

 

"The first year was a wonderful learning experience for everyone – coaches and participants alike. But this year blew it out of the water. Hit it out of the park. Nailed it on the head.

 

"The premise is simple: start with a quick tour of the facility and very brief show-and-tell of the tools (less than 30 minutes!), follow with a group brainstorming session around project ideas (less than 30 minutes!), then form groups to jump into projects. Even before lunch on the first day, groups were already sketching and tinkering with Hummingbird Robotics kits, MaKeyMaKeys, cardboard and MakeDo’s, and more. For two days, I jumped in to help groups, learned new tools myself (LittleBits!), fetched tools and supplies as needed (copper tape! wire strippers!), recommended resources and suppliers (Sparkfun! DigiKey!), and acted as cheerleader for teachers pushing themselves to learn incredible new skills and create amazing artifacts of their learning.

 

"The final projects blew ALL of us coaches away! The absolute best part, from my perspective, is that every single project was immediately applicable back in the participant’s classroom. Most of them are generally applicable in any learning environment! Serious high school science content, literature and history, elementary grades, even social/emotional learning… This was absolutely the most excellent collection of practical and academically-oriented maker projects I’ve seen!"


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Seven deadly sins of online course design

Seven deadly sins of online course design | On education | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do...

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 21, 8:38 PM

Excellent tips to consider when designing online course content. 

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Report calls attention to the 'crisis' in attacks on higher education worldwide | InsideHigherEd

Report calls attention to the 'crisis' in attacks on higher education worldwide | InsideHigherEd | On education | Scoop.it
An April attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College by Shabab militants that left 147 people dead. The disappearance -- and presumed killing -- of 43 students at Mexico’s Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa last fall. The September 2014 killing of Muhammad Shakil Auj, dean of Islamic studies at the University of Karachi in Pakistan and a liberal Muslim scholar who had reportedly been accused by fellow professors of blasphemy for a speech he gave abroad.
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Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology

Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology | On education | Scoop.it
In a personalized learning environment, learners actively participate in their learning. They have a voice in what they are learning based on how they learn best. Learners have a choice in how they demonstrate what they know, what paths they take to learn, and provide evidence of their learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 22, 2:55 PM
In a personalized learning environment, the teacher is the guide on the learner's personal journey. When learners have choices to interact with the content and discuss what they watched, read, and learned, they are actively participating in learning. Encouraging learner voice and choice is the key difference to the other terms: differentiation and individualization. When learners have a voice in how they learn and a choice in how they engage with content and express what they know, they are more motivated to want to learn and own their learning.

The system needs to change from focusing on performance and tests to rethinking the design of teaching and learning around how learners learn best.
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Maximizing Use of Class Time in the Flipped Classroom Setting ^lodgemccammon.com ^ Dr. Lodge McCammon

Maximizing Use of Class Time in the Flipped Classroom Setting ^lodgemccammon.com ^ Dr. Lodge McCammon | On education | Scoop.it
Flipping the classroom is about minimizing the amount of time we are spending on content delivery in the classroom so we can maximize time spent on challenging students to be active, while they collaborate and create. Video lectures are more effective for delivering content to students and can be 60-80% shorter than live lectures. So, if we are using video lectures, what should we do with all that extra class time? Challenge students to…
Walk & Talk
Get Up & Move
Collaborate & Answer Questions
Create Paperslide Videos
Create Lecture Videos
Create Music Videos

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Gernot Vlaj: Machbarkeitsstudie zur Umsetzung von Schulbüchern als Open Educational Resources

Gernot Vlaj: Machbarkeitsstudie zur Umsetzung von Schulbüchern als Open Educational Resources | On education | Scoop.it

Machbarkeitsstudie zum Einsatz/zur Umsetzung von Schulbüchern als Open Educational Resources Gernot Vlaj; Betreuer: Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Martin Ebner


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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | On education | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, June 14, 6:26 AM

Tips for flipping lessons!

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, June 14, 2:15 PM

Skype, Google Hangouts plus more...

Apollo B. Gabazira's curator insight, June 18, 12:01 AM

Certainly the new paradigm to doing bisiness  - whether in the claassroon or company board room ..... We have to get used to this 

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Information Is Beautiful

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"Dedicated to distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.


"I’m David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer. I’ve written for The Guardian, Wired and others. I’m into anything strange and interesting.


"These days I’m an independent data journalist and information designer. A passion of mine is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.


"I’m interested in how designed information can help us understand the world, cut through BS and reveal the hidden connections, patterns and stories underneath. Or, failing that, it can just look cool!"



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Build a Simple Robot with a Tensegrity Structure | Make: ^ by Kathy Ceceri

Build a Simple Robot with a Tensegrity Structure | Make: ^ by Kathy Ceceri | On education | Scoop.it
A tensegrity structure can flex, stretch, compress when dropped or pressed, and then spring back into shape. It also has a high degree of compliance, which means it won’t harm people or equipment around it. That, together with its resilience, makes tensegrity a useful framework for robots that need to withstand jolts or squeeze and twist themselves through irregular spaces.

The directions for assembling this six-strut tensegrity structure out of drinking straws and rubber bands are based on a tensegrity icosahedron holiday ornament project from Bre Pettis that appeared on the Make: website in 2007.

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Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone

Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone | On education | Scoop.it
Apple supports EPUB 3 via Latest Version of iBooks Author | EPUBZone http://t.co/h7VBZclg0s

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Heiko Idensen's curator insight, July 3, 4:40 PM

Unglaublich, aber wahr: endlich #epub3 Export von #ibooksAuthor, ein lang erwartetes Feature :

"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

  • Export to ePub3 format.
  • Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
  • Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
  • Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
  • Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
    http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/

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http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/meldung/iBooks-unterstuetzt-EPUB3-1612636.html
... Break on through to the other side :-).
. lang erwartet, bisher nie erreicht: aber jetzt ist es endlich soweit: ibooksauthor bricht aus der selbstverschuldeten Isolation aus der Apple-Welt aus in die weite, weite Welt des universellten E-Books Standards:
.. auch wenn man nicht erwarten darf, dass gerade die coolen interaktiven Features "wirklich" auf allen Plattformen., Devices, E-Readern etc. funktionieren - aber wenigstens Audio- und Video-Einbindungen :-) die neuen Bücher werden grossartig sein, inter-aktiv, inter-kulturell - und hoffentlich überall "laufen" :-)
Weitere Informationen:
http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/01/ibooks-author-updated-with-iphone-templates/
"According to Apple, the new Epub templates:

    Export to ePub3 format.
    Allow the reader to read in both paginated and scrolling view.
    Allow the reader to change the font size in the book.
    Can include some interactive widgets, such as movies, audio clips, HTML, and image galleries.
    Can be viewed in any ePub reader that supports ePub3."
...
Anleitung aus dem ibooks-author Blog:
http://ibooksauthorblog.com/ibooks-author-2-3-with-epub-export/
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erste Erfahrungsberichte:
http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2015/06/30/apple-releases-update-to-ibooks-author-with-added-iphone-support-via-epub-templates/
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zum Support von Audio-Books:
http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/14/audiobooks-ios-8-4/

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2015 Students E-Expectations Report: Top insights for #highered & #hesm

2015 Students E-Expectations Report: Top insights for #highered & #hesm | On education | Scoop.it
The results of the brand new Ruffalo Noel-Levitz report on the E-expectations of college bound seniors and juniors (n=3,052) will be officially released next Wednesday in Boston. But, I managed this year again to get a preview of these results - before anybody else - courtesy of Stephanie Geyer from RNL who will present the results next week and at several conferences this summer. What this means is that YOU get a chance to know about the E-Expectations Survey results before everybody :-) E-Expe

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Trends in Cloud Computing in Higher Education

Trends in Cloud Computing in Higher Education | On education | Scoop.it
How are higher education institutions using cloud computing, and which services and applications are most popular? How do institutions pay for cloud services? What benefits and challenges do technology decision makers see as they move to the cloud?

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Adafruit Industries - YouTube

Adafruit Industries - YouTube | On education | Scoop.it

Homepage for Adafruit's very extensive video library. You could spend a LOT of time here learning about electronics and projects using Arduinos and much, much more.

 

"Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 50 employees in the heart of NYC with a 15,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Limor was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine and was recently awarded Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of the year. Ladyada is on the NYC Industrial Business Advisory Council. In 2014 Adafruit was ranked #11 in the top 20 USA manufacturing companies and #1 in New York City by Inc. 5000 "fastest growing private companies".

 


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EdTech App Spotlight - PingPong ^ by Boone Kincaid *Free 'clicker' app for iOS & Android*

EdTech App Spotlight - PingPong ^ by Boone Kincaid *Free 'clicker' app for iOS & Android* | On education | Scoop.it
Ping Pong– a smart communication tool that increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom. The platform turns any mobile device into a next-generation “clicker,” or classroom response system, which enables teachers to ask students questions about the lesson and immediately collect their responses. Ping Pong translates the responses into visual graph form, so students can grade themselves and teachers can instantly monitor their comprehension. Ping Pong is free, works on existing iOS and Android devices, and requires no extra installation.

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5 Tips for Active Learning Space Design - YouTube ^ by Crhis Kobza

Chris Kobza is managing director for learning spaces at the University of Oklahoma.

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Cómo el espacio puede fomentar el aprendizaje. Flexibilidad para aprender mejor.

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Adjusting to Apple‘s New Photo Software ^ NY Times ^ by J.D. Biersdorfer

Adjusting to Apple‘s New Photo Software ^ NY Times ^ by J.D. Biersdorfer | On education | Scoop.it
Navigating the new image editing program on the Mac, and how to quiet a talkative Windows computer.

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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | On education | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that

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A new graduate school of education will be competency based | InsideHigherEd

A new graduate school of education will be competency based | InsideHigherEd | On education | Scoop.it
With a wide variety of teacher preparation programs and an increasing demand for educators, alternative preparation options are springing up alongside existing traditional programs. And leaders at a new graduate school of education are hoping to make sure teachers are in the classroom as soon as they can prove they're ready.
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The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills

The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century | Infogram, charts & infographics | eSkills | On education | Scoop.it


The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.



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Lena Leirdal's curator insight, June 16, 9:07 AM

Very inspirational and relevant!

Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, June 24, 12:26 AM

6 wichtige Fähigkeiten, die es braucht, um gemeinsam zu lernen und gemeinsam zu wirklen.

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, June 24, 5:08 AM

A veces lo que creemos lejano no lo es tanto.  Con un poco de orden, estructura y algo de información podemos conformar un paisaje de cultura digital y ciudadana para ser usuarios del siglo XXI.  

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MOOCs and pedagogy: where are we heading?

Impact of MOOCs on the university. Presentation given at EUNIS2015 http://www.eunis.org/eunis2015/

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German teenagers create eye-movement controlled wheelchair with help of 3D printing ^ www.3ders.org

German teenagers create eye-movement controlled wheelchair with help of 3D printing ^ www.3ders.org | On education | Scoop.it
While we’ve seen how much of an impact 3D printing has had in the medical industry for its ability to create prosthetic devices or even surgical parts, it appears as though we are already moving into a phase where creating 3D printed bionic prosthetics and other medical assistance aids might become the new normal - thanks to a handful of inspired makers who have been deciphering how to include low-cost tech into the already low-cost 3D printed devices.  

Among others, fourteen-year-old Myrijam Stoetzer and fifteen-year-old Paul Foltin have been actively developing a solution for helping those bound to wheelchairs with limited mobility be able to control their wheelchair through the use of eye movement alone - similar to a costly device that physicist Stephen Hawking uses.   

To create the prototype for the device, the team started by soldering a webcam and SMD-LEDs onto a pair of safety glasses.  A filter inside of the webcam was modified to only bypass IR light to make it independent from other light sources within the environment - which would allow for the light to be lit by the attached SMD-LEDs only

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