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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | On education | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning

A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning | On education | Scoop.it
This paper takes a deeper look at techniques suitable for education and e-learning, and comes out with a model that describes the design of educational gamification.

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shazia.wj's curator insight, June 21, 4:35 AM
A Gamified #eLearning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning #gamification  #learningdesign
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How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators

How to Teach Essay Writing: Tools for Educators | On education | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:56 PM
Some excellent resources here for any subject that incorporates writing. I prefer Zotero to citation machine, though. 
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How to Use Videoconferencing for Effective Teaching | teachonline.ca

How to Use Videoconferencing for Effective Teaching | teachonline.ca | On education | Scoop.it

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Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone :: NY Times

Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone :: NY Times | On education | Scoop.it
FOR some people, public speaking comes naturally. But if you are like me, you may um and ah too much, spurred by the worry that nerves may get the best of you, that you might speak too fast or mess up in some way. So I have been practicing my public speaking with the help of some apps.

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Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox

Use This Awesome Web App to Make the Best Videos on YouTube #Showbox | On education | Scoop.it
Ever felt the urge to launch a YouTube channel, only to find that the results don't quite pass muster? A new web app called Showbox is the answer.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 6, 5:58 AM

Showbox is a new web app (in Beta stage) for creating videos. You will need a Chrome browser to use it.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:39 AM
This is an excellent resource for your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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LATE NIGHT SESSION: Michela Marino Lerman :: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Michela Marino Lerman :: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center | On education | Scoop.it
With tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman, vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, vibraphonist Joel Ross, guitarist Gabe Schnider, bassists Russell Hall (6/7-6/10) and Chris Smith (6/11), saxphonist and clarinetist Patrick Bartley (6/9-6/11), and drummer Kyle Poole

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by!

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 4, 2:02 PM

Shameless plug...That's my baby! She's no baby any more. If you like jazz you will love this!

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Top 10 Movies for Teaching Media Literacy: Part 1 - The LAMP

Top 10 Movies for Teaching Media Literacy: Part 1 - The LAMP | On education | Scoop.it
As a media literacy educator, and someone who learned most of what I know from cinema, I love movies that pull back the curtain and show us the hidden side of media. Looking to movies to critique the media industry is a paradox, for sure, but it’s fun to revisit movies I love and examine just how much I learned about media from watching movies. The ten movies I selected challenge the way we see our news, television and advertising media, question the way men and women and race are represented, or underrepresented, in media, and the way we, the audience, are influenced and often exploited by media. The ten movies I selected are also entertaining. And I threw in a couple movies that critique the film industry, for good measure.

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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | On education | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | On education | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
Andrew 's curator insight, May 6, 9:48 AM
Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED | On education | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the... Read More

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

Good article with tips, links to articles and research and some of the pros and cons.

John Bostock's curator insight, May 27, 1:06 PM
A useful article and prompt to formally include this as part of the teaching strategy
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ASCD Teacher Impact Grants

ASCD Teacher Impact Grants | On education | Scoop.it

"ASCD Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs) provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. These grants allow teachers to develop and execute projects that can serve as models to be replicated and scaled.

 

"The program provides the flexibility, funding, and evaluation support necessary to meet the unique needs of promising teacher-led projects. The grants cultivate the expertise of teachers and help to position them as leaders driving transformation in schools, districts, and states.

 

"TIG applications are now open. Please click on the link below to submit an application. (Applicants will need to create an account or log in.) The application period will be open from May 16 to June 16, 2016. The application deadline is June 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 27, 1:09 AM

Average grant size is $10,000

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4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | On education | Scoop.it

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Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5)

Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5) | On education | Scoop.it
Announcing updated version 5 of our Stages of Personalized Learning Environments with practical and clear elements for each stage.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 21, 12:51 PM

While finishing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make even more changes to the Stages of PLE. Download this new version from this site.

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17 Marketing Influencers Share Their Favorite (Little Known) Apps

17 Marketing Influencers Share Their Favorite (Little Known) Apps | On education | Scoop.it
Millions of Twitter followers, hundreds of thousands of Facebook fans. What’s the one thing that every single marketing influencer has in common?

If you thought it was mobs of loyal followers, then you’d be partially right. What separates a marketing influencer from everyone else is their brand appeal, their wealth of knowledge – the tips and tricks that took them years to discover.

Well luckily for us, those influencers have shared those tips and tricks in the form of their favorite tools and apps.

We’ve scoured the web and compiled 17 of those influencers and listed their favorite marketing and productivity apps for you today.

Enjoy the list!

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9 Google Calendar Features You Should Be Using

9 Google Calendar Features You Should Be Using | On education | Scoop.it
Are you using your calendar to its full potential? Google Calendar contains a number of hidden tools and features that can help you more easily schedule meetings, and automate parts of your calendar. The most useful of these are listed below. Combined with some select Chrome extensions, you’ll be a Google Calendar power-user in no time.

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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, June 15, 8:53 AM

Love this article... found some great "hidden" features of Google Calendar!

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Learning From (Reflection On) Experience - InformED

Learning From (Reflection On) Experience - InformED | On education | Scoop.it
“Within the world we find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed—even in part—the other immediately suffers.” –Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Skilled learners are aware not only of what they’re learning but how they’re learning (or not learning) it. They stop a moment during their studies to consider how much they’re retaining, assess their methods, shift gears, and test their own understanding of new material. As we’ll see, doing so is crucial to any successful education. The good news is, making a habit of it is far less complicated than it sounds.

“When students are aware of themselves as learners, anything is possible,” says Starr Sackstein, a high school English teacher in New York and the author of Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective. “Think about how much easier it would be to help students get their needs met if they knew exactly what to ask for help with. It has been my experience that teaching these skills to students enhances their learning experience exponentially.”

She adds: “Every kid is getting what he or she needs and the one size fits all approach isn’t the norm. I think kids are more independent learners now too because they realize they don’t need me for everything. I’m here to support, but not as the only one who knows how. It’s great to see kids trusting themselves more.”

Joshua Block, a humanities teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, agrees. “The end of a [course] period may often feel like a time to slow down and regroup before another set of students arrives. An alternate view is that these last moments, which usually occur when ideas have had a chance to marinate, can be a time when quiet thinkers finally articulate their ideas.”

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 Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life

 Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life | On education | Scoop.it
The whole sense of purpose is bigger than self. When you have a purpose, it has a broader reach, is self-fulfilling, and gives you a meaningful and purposeful life.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 7, 11:41 AM

The purpose of learning is about learners being prepared for their future and reaching their fullest potential as lifelong learners. This means that they have a voice with the confidence to express their ideas and opinions so they are heard and taken into account in any situation.

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20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables!

20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables! | On education | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 20 free educational tools for teachers. Educators everywhere can find free teaching resources for all subjects and grade levels!

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 2, 1:57 AM
מבחר כלים דיגיטליים חינמיים להוראה בכל הגילאים ובתחומי דעת שונים
Jamie Edwards (IDS)'s curator insight, June 3, 8:34 AM
The iRubrics by rcampus.com was particularly interesting. I will pass it on to instructors for rubric ideas.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 10, 3:40 PM
Some helpful tools here. 
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List Learner Activities in Instructional Design

List Learner Activities in Instructional Design | On education | Scoop.it
#Bloom revision- old favorite updated http://t.co/4KJlxrh9 for #instructional design...

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Howard Cohen's curator insight, June 3, 1:38 PM
concept mapping is important to industry 
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Four Tools to Merge the Digital and Physical in Your Maker Classroom (EdSurge News)

Four Tools to Merge the Digital and Physical in Your Maker Classroom (EdSurge News) | On education | Scoop.it
It’s a new world: the digital and tangible are merging, and educators need to help students navigate the changing terrain. The solution? Let them be Makers.

I’ve been involved in digital learning and education technology for more than 30 years, and the burgeoning attempt to merge the digital and physical worlds has been one of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of EdTech to date. Managing that change in a Making context that encompasses digital tools, hands-on construction, creation and interaction allows students to learn and create new knowledge experientially. It gives them the ability to conceptualize new ideas and invent solutions for unexpected problems.

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23 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning

23 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning | On education | Scoop.it
  PinterestGoogle Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Yep! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception.
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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, June 1, 3:23 PM

TY Casey Bell @ShakeUpLearning for compiling this wonderful list of apps that integrate with Google Classroom!

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Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds | On education | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 30, 9:47 AM
Yet another argument for sketch noting, even if you think you cannot draw. A deeper learning occurs as you create the visuals.
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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic]

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | On education | Scoop.it
Content curation is an economical way to increase content production - & it's easy when you have an informative infographic to guide you.

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Q & A with Edorble CEO Gabe Baker | PeacheyPublications.com

Q & A with Edorble CEO Gabe Baker | PeacheyPublications.com | On education | Scoop.it
I’ve long been interested in the potential of 3D virtual worlds for online education so I was delighted when I first found Edorble. I had my own 3D virtual classroom set up within about 5 minutes and was ready to start inviting students and trainee teachers. I think Edorble has huge potential for education, so I was really delighted when Gabe Baker – CEO of Edorble agreed to be interviewed.

What’s your elevator pitch?
We want to make online classes and meetings more personal, playful, and powerful. We do this with Edorble, a private 3D world that is purpose-built for online education and collaboration. Online, it can be difficult to have a sense of togetherness and to do simple things like break into small groups, raise hands, or watch videos and content together. We make all of that, and more, easy in Edorble.

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