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Just Look How Far Technology Has Come!

Just Look How Far Technology Has Come! | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

I've found you never truly know where you're headed until you understand where you've been. In terms of education technology (emphasis on technology), we've come so far...just take look!


Via Andrea Zeitz
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Awesome images - and in such a short space of time! Sometimes I lament that this generation will never hear, 'Get off the internet, I need to use the phone!' 

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A collection of articles, information and tutorials for all things technology, curriculum and pedagogy, currently being explored at Prendiville Catholic College, Australia. Follow me on Twitter: @prendielearning
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Flipped Learning Book: Bergmann & Sams

Flipped Learning Book: Bergmann & Sams | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Flipped Learning (FLPNEW)
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I have just finished reading this fantastic book by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. This is the next step along from flipping your classroom - flipping as a philosophy of teaching and learning. I particularly like how they argue for this sort of learning to engage students. I have not found any other form of learning that allows me to talk to every student in every class, every day. 

Anyone at Prendiville - feel free to borrow, just let me know!

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Doodling: A Teacher's Secret Weapon for Unlocking Learning | Edudemic

Doodling: A Teacher's Secret Weapon for Unlocking Learning | Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
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Why do millions of people doodle?

What does it do to the brain?

How does it help you solve problems creatively?


I stopped doodling in my books and while I was on the phone, because I was told that it was not useful and showed I was not paying attention. But, I have learned that it can actually can do more than just distract - in fact, it can help me focus. 


Watch the TED talk. Sunni Brown's explanation of how we learn to draw as children - we meander and then conform - and why we stop drawing is so very interesting. 

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A Wonderful Interactive Whiteboard App Is Now Free: Grab It

A Wonderful Interactive Whiteboard App Is Now Free: Grab It | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
November 10, 2014
The poplar Stage Pro is now available for free download in the iTunes stores here in Canada and the States (not sure if this deal applies to other parts of the world) . This deal is...

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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This app is now free and YES in Australia as well. I am super excited. Stage Pro combines a document camera with an interactive whiteboard for lessons where you can record, write over and play back live video. Great for flipped lessons or for feedback to students. 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, November 11, 6:56 AM

Tämä on helppokäyttöinen ja ilmainen myös Suomessa.

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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.
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A really interesting article that quotes a study showing that teachers have a greater use of, and understanding, of, technology than their students do. This builds the argument that tech skills must be taught, and that students do not acquire them merely from hanging out on Facebook, watching Youtube videos and taking snapchats! Take that, Marc Prensky!

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
October 23, 2014
Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video...

Via Kevin Kaatz
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Whiteboard animation is fun and easy to do. Students enjoy drawing, filming, speeding it up and narrating over the top. This film technique has been used to great effect lately, and this is a way to show students how to create the effect for themselves - or you could do it for them in a flipped learning context. 

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The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes [2014 Version]

The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes [2014 Version] | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Brandon Lutz

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 21, 10:19 AM

Amazing!

Jon Samuelson's comment, October 21, 12:28 PM
Why only 32 tools? I feel like I was involved in a bait and switch.
Chris Carter's comment, October 21, 8:18 PM
I have that very question in to Brandon Lutz, the sites's creator and editor.
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Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning?

Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning? | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

"t’s officially a done deal: Microsoft has acquired Swedish company Mojang, developers of the wildly popular sleeper hit, Minecraft for $2.5 billion dollars. And while it’s unlikely that the acquisition will change Minecraft gameplay, there’s a strong case to be made for Minecraft application in an eLearning setting. In fact, Microsoft might be making a play for gamification as an education tool, both inside and outside the classroom. By getting their hands on Minecraft, Microsoft uncovers some of the ways the game can be used for eLearning."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:54 PM

Thanks to Web Teachers.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


Via Baiba Svenca, Kevin Kaatz
Melissa Marshall's insight:

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

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Eliana's curator insight, October 13, 9:19 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

Isabelle Heymans's curator insight, November 8, 4:43 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Let's bridge the digital divide!

Let's bridge the digital divide! | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Five billion people can’t use the Internet. Aleph Molinari empowers the digitally excluded by giving them access to computers and the know-how to use them.

(Filmed at TEDxSanMigueldeAllende.)
Melissa Marshall's insight:

An old one, but a good one. 

There are many people who do not have access to the resources that we do. We spend it lolling on Facebook or reading clikcbait. Others could potentially use it to change their lives. 

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39 Apps to Promote Student Creativity from edshelf

39 Apps to Promote Student Creativity from edshelf | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Teacher-recommended iPad & iPhone apps that foster student creativity, such as iMovie, Photogene, Book Creator, Puppet Pals, VoiceThread, Doodle Buddy, etc.
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This page includes a list of apps with a sort description and what they can be used for. Many of them are free and would assist students in improving presentations, working collaboratively and thinking differently about their work. 

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Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?

Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails? | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

'Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , The Rice Process, Ivon Prefontaine
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 'In the end, learning is a student responsibility and teaching is about inviting students into an environment where this can happen.'

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Randy Moon's curator insight, September 9, 8:55 PM

Whew!

Daniel C. Renson's curator insight, September 10, 5:38 AM

and what about the large interactive board?

Charles R. Juarez Jr-Realtor's curator insight, September 10, 7:36 PM

After you leave the classroom go to http://Charlesjuarez.net and look for a good home to buy....

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3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students | Edudemic

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students | Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

An app-smash is just using more than one app to creat eWhen app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product.


Via Dr. Joan McGettigan
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An app-smash is the use of more than one app to create a product - so for instance, using clips from Explain Everything and Tellagami within an iMovie. It is very effective and gets students thinking about making creative content (PLEASE no more default iMovie templates!)

Tip: Use Keynote to make engaging text-slides to import into iMovie as images. This way, you can customise more fully and have more freedom over the layout. 

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

"Eight solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom ..."


Via Leona Ungerer
Melissa Marshall's insight:

This is a great article for keeping perspective in a tech-soaked classroom. 

1. Put the learning goals ahead of the technology. 

2. Opt for the open-ended.

3. Don’t let tech make learning easy.

4. Take feedback seriously.

5. Stay skeptical of individualised learning — for now.

6. Bring in student interests, authentically.

7. Start conversations.

8. Make it open, make it better.


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5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch With Students | Edudemic

5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch With Students | Edudemic | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent collection of short TED talks, on topics from gaming and almost-failing to progress, teaching and innovation. The author suggests it would be good to watch these with students - watch them yourself first and grab a little inspiration.  

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Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them!

Let the kids play their video games, it's good for them! | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
But, thanks to a growing body of research, momentum is building behind video games and their legitimacy as tools for learning.

"Research has found that video games encourage hands-on learning, critical thinking and collaboration," Dr Curwood said. "In addition to that, they motivate children and young adults to explore new content, develop new literacy skills and engage in self-directed learning, and this occurs both in school and out-of-school contexts."

The use of video games is covered in the new Australian curriculum and is recognised as an effective way of engaging students.

Bianca Hewes, an English teacher at Davidson High School, has introduced a video game elective for Year 9 students and next month the school will hold a video games appreciation day.

Via Kim Flintoff
Melissa Marshall's insight:

I have been doing some research in game-based learning and there is a lot to suggest that gaming has a positive effect on critical thinking and problem solving. As with anything, it it to be taken in moderation, but if it engages students we should be looking at ways in which inclusive and useful games can be incorporated into the curriculum. Even mining companies use game-based learning to help their employees become more motivated about  issues such as safety and risk assessment!

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KidsIncSBTZ's curator insight, November 20, 11:32 PM

Imagination is Everything!

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Poetica: Collaboratively edit documents

Poetica: Collaboratively edit documents | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
Melissa Marshall's insight:

This is a nice little alternative to Google Docs and Etherpad - I like the layout and the ease of editing. Feedback is becoming increasingly important for both teachers as professionals and for our students - this is one way in which it can be delivered in real time. 

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11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom

11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
» 11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom |

Via Lisa Johnson 
Melissa Marshall's insight:

A neat inforgraphic with some good tips for managing iPads. Particularly important to have clear expectations and cues for how students are to be using their devices (covers closed, eyes up; snooze it or lose it; standing at the back of the room).

 

Remember, you must be mobile in a mobile classroom. 

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, October 16, 10:07 AM

Many thanks to Sean Junkins for creating this infographic for my post "11 Useful Tips for Managing iPads in the Classroom"

tony stock's curator insight, October 17, 11:00 PM

Not all applicable to the context of TEFL ESL but every tip is worth considering in the EFL classroom as well. cheers Lisa J.

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iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore

iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed - iMore | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
iOS 8.1 was released a short time ago. Among the hallmark features are the addition of Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with new features and functionality like MMS/SMS Handoff support on supported Macs. There's a lot of other stuff besides. Here's the complete list, according to Apple's release notes:

Via John Evans, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Inquiry Learning through Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE)

Inquiry Learning through Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Inquiry Learning through Self-Organised Learning Environments (SOLE)
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This is the website for the SOLE movement in NSW. SOLEs (self organised learning environments) come from posing a big question and then seeing where students take it. They decide how they will investigate and demonstrate their understanding. There is a lot of collaborative work going on here - would be interesting to see how it would fit with a secondary environment. 

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MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework

MathChat App Allows Students to Collaborate on Math Homework | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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MathChat is a new app that allows students to work on the same problem or receive help from friends on a problem. You can enter the work on one side and a chat window opens on the right. 

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Do you want to flip? Here's How!

If you are interested in how to flip a lesson in your classroom, just take a peek at this slide share! If you have any questions, are interested in the flipcl…

Via Marie-Hélène Fasquel, Juergen Wagner, John Purificati
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This slideshare presentation goes through some easy-to-follow steps for flipping - worth a look!

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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FINALLY, this has been said. What is the point of restricting access to the point that children do not know what to do if they encounter content that is not for them? While we need to protect young children, we also need to allow older kids to make choices and decide in their own mind whether it is wise to continue. 

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The Pencil Metaphor - Attitudes of Educators and Technology

The Pencil Metaphor - Attitudes of Educators and Technology | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it

"For most educators, back-to-school decorations still include the proverbial apple, school bus, writing strips, and black and white composition notebooks...

Looking back, we wanted to round up some of our favorite resources that highlight the pencil as a metaphor for leadership, work, and fun."


Via Beth Dichter, The Rice Process
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The Pencil as a metaphor for educators and technology. 

I have yet to have a student ask, 'I won't do this because no-one's given me any PD.' 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 28, 10:41 PM

Perhaps you remember a few years back when the pencil became a viral hit on Twitter. Think back to the year 2011 and recall how tablets were becoming "the next best thing" in education. How was this technology going to be integrated into the school day?

This post provides a number of resources that moves the pencil beyond that viral chat. You will find an image of the pencil with each component representing various groups of people often found in schools.

The video, iPencil, takes a look at what actually goes into making a pencil, and will teach students about how one product impacts much of the world. And last, but not least,, is the Ode to #PencilChat, a short video that looks at technology integration in the classroom.

Why look at the pencil? Here are the last two lines of this post. "Whether metaphor, symbol, or tool, the pencil is flexible, durable and timeless. We wish everyone a great school year."

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The 15 most important announcements from Apple

The 15 most important announcements from Apple | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
A big iPhone, mobile payments, and a smartwatch -- Apple has finally delivered on three of its most longstanding promises about the future of its mobile business. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is now...

Via David W. Deeds
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A summary of Apple's announcements for the launch of its new products: the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and ApplePay (where you can use your phone to make purchases). It is all very interesting - but this is an American site so keep in mind the prices are not realistic for us. Expect to pay nearly $1000 for the new top-model iPhone. :/

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 9, 5:28 PM

Thanks to Jonathan Nalder.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 10, 10:26 AM

A big iPhone, mobile payments, and a smartwatch -- Apple has finally delivered on three of its most longstanding promises about the future of its mobile business.

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NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos

NicerTube.com : A Nicer Way To Share YouTube™ Videos | Prendi eLearning - Education, Technology and More | Scoop.it
A Nicer Way to share YouTube Videos...Simply enter any YouTube URL and select a background type of either a fun design, a solid color, or even your own webpage. Works like Magic!

Via Deborah Welsh, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Get rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos by using NicerTube. 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, September 7, 7:25 PM

Terrific idea to give clarity to video for the classroom.