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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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Great read - all beginning teachers should read this - and a few experienced ones too!

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:18 AM

I agree that 

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17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom

17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

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Good beginners ideas for using Prezi with your students :0)

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SLRE's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:16 AM

Aantal leuke voorbeelden van wat je met een Prezi kunt doen in de klas.

betulbetul's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:41 PM

Prezi is awesome. It has a number of different template options and a modern way of making a presentation. Kids like it.

David Baker's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:51 AM

The Prezi show is a great resource for different teacher and student uses of Prezi as well as modeling quality thinking strategies such as ,"Zoom In", as described Making Thinking Visible.

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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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Love Prezi and it just keeps getting better! Now there are ways to create a Prezi online through collaboration and then to present your masterpiece to others through the 'presentation' facility. 

 

If you haven't seen it before - or it's been a while - you need to check out Prezi today!

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tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Good overview

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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We Are Teachers

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Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Great beginners guide to using 1 iPad in a classroom full of ipad-hungry kids!

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We Are Teachers

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Great article that gives some good overview points for learning with iPads in your classroom. I've always love the idea of 'Sandbox' time but it's great to see it talked about here too!

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Bulletin Board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

Bulletin Board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
See the Glog! Bulletin Board: goole docs | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

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I've used Glogster with students for a few years now and it's a great way for students to curate content and share their own learning. This use of the Glog as a virtual noticeboard is a fantastic way to integrate the tool into your lessons and begin using it for other areas!

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6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

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Looking to engage teachers and parents in the online world? This infographic is a beginners guide to how students are using ICT in education. 

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Wayne Lang's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:50 PM

These are great ideas to quote when considering your 21st Century learner charcteristics, but it is vital that you reference the sources.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:43 PM

6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A Social Media MEGA Resource Center

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:44 PM
This is a very nice tongue-in-cheek infographic. Yet, quite informative :) Warmly, Susan
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3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard

3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
3 Apps to Turn Your iPad into Interactive Whiteboard ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/wOR5fkBpae #edtech

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Great idea to integrate your iPad with tech you might already have.. your IWB!

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The "One iPad" Classroom - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

The "One iPad" Classroom - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

"If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don’t despair! There are apps for that!"

 


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This article has great advice for using 1 iPad in your classroom. A few tools used in many ways can help you manage access and collection of student work.

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Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 24, 2013 2:57 AM

Just what most people need!  

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:54 AM

Thank you John Evans for sharing this visual map of how a single iPad in a classroom can be used effectively. 

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.

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Audrey's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:12 AM

“Children can educate themselves and are good at doing so if the conditions are right."


They also need guidance, in the ways put forward by both Piaget and Vygotsky.  


Materials in the form of educational toys, games, books, where they can make their own selections are crucial.

Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:01 PM

Children, with appropriate guidance, can provide insight and direction for their learning. They usually know what they like and what they do not like. The key is to elicit information which helps to bring what they want to fruition. I think educators are afraid of these conversations.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:10 PM

Mind opening article on the effective ways children teach themselves and others..

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UMaine opening autism research, education center - WCSH-TV

UMaine opening autism research, education center - WCSH-TV | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
WCSH-TV UMaine opening autism research, education center WCSH-TV ORONO, Maine (AP) - A new institute is opening at the University of Maine for educators and others who work with children with autism and post-secondary students seeking to follow...
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An interesting read about a large-scale iPad deployment in the US. $9 from tax-payers purchased the iPads! Wouldn't that be nice...

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Applying Data Analytics to Education, Panorama Wins ... - AllThingsD

Applying Data Analytics to Education, Panorama Wins ... - AllThingsD | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg's Startup:Education led a $4 million investment in Panorama, which runs and analyzes surveys at 4000 K-12 schools.
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The No.1 App for Every Teacher....

The No.1 App for Every Teacher.... | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Not all apps are created equal. The first version of Explain Everything was good. The second version is outstanding. As an educator my life revolves around learning, organisation, workflow and scho...

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

"The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area."


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Great ways to use game-making in education - I love using MineCraft with the senior primary students. It really brings maths into engineering and science!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:47 PM

Check out a selection of games that will help students explore, create, collaborate and more. The six games discussed are:

* Garry's Mod - learn physics as you play

* Kerbal Space Program - another physics game

* Sound Shapes - designed for PlayStation this is a "puzzle game set to a rich musical soundscape"

* DIY - Find instructions to build a wide variety of items and a community that will support you

* STENCYL - learn to program using "blocks of code" that you may snap together and create games that may be played on a variety of platforms

* CodeAcademy - learn a variety of programming language for free

Do you think students should learn to code? If you do then some of these games will provide them with this skill as well as others that we know are part of gaming. You may want to try some of these with your students.

Kristina Cook's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:56 AM

I chose this article because my partner likes minecraft. It relates because it entertains my partner.

 

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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

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nihal abitiu's comment, May 30, 2013 6:44 AM
para tener presentaciones mas atractivas.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

MeeMetICT's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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How To Teach Children About Remembrance Day

How To Teach Children About Remembrance Day | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
“ Trying to figure out How To Teach Children About Remembrance Day? It is a great lesson to teach your children! Here are some Tips!”
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7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

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I Love the use of technology for creativity. I dont think technology can fully replace traditional materials - but they add more possibilities avenues and learning opportunities for students to express themselves creatively. These apps are a great start to that expression!

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Sharing Real-World Projects Sharpens the Literacy Skills of Connected Students

Sharing Real-World Projects Sharpens the Literacy Skills of Connected Students | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
When students are connected, all learning has the potential for being language intense and leveraged to build literacy skills, writes STEM coach Brian Crosby.
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Read here about the importance of connected-learning. I love the way that STEM, Maker-learning are shown to easily integrate in order to support constructivist learning. Great stuff - would love to do this everyday...

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The iPad Air Review - AnandTech

The iPad Air Review - AnandTech | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
AnandTech The iPad Air Review AnandTech Trying to summarize what makes the iPad Air special quickly turns into a list of the things Apple likes to have with any evolution of an existing product: it's smaller, lighter and faster with absolutely no...

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Great review of the *new* iPad - bigger and better? Seems so....

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Good Teaching (Not iPads) is the Focus of Burlington’s 1:1 Initiative - Higher Ed Tech Decisions

Good Teaching (Not iPads) is the Focus of Burlington’s 1:1 Initiative - Higher Ed Tech Decisions | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

"For the Burlington, MA Public Schools (BPS), the district’s 1:1 iPad initiative isn’t so much about the devices as it is about changing the classroom environment and creating more hands on learning opportunities. The focus behind the technology is the same as it’s always been: good teaching practices. The only change is the workflow."


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Love reading about iPad programs where the focus is learning first!

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Laureen Turner's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:08 PM

There just is no replacement for good teaching 

 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:19 PM
It should always be about the teaching.
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Literature and Latte - Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows

Literature and Latte - Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Scrivener for Mac OS X and Windows is an Award-winning writing software for novelists, scriptwriters, academics or anyone working on long texts requiring research and structure, or taming the chaotic process of writing.

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I use Scapple to brainstorm my writing before I begin. You can easily move ideas around, link them, frame them in a box shape. Easy to use so you don't get carried away with making it look pretty; fully functional to do what you need to do. I use Scrivener for writing so Scapple goes hand in hand with my writing process.

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:48 PM

Interesting writing software

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Don't Call It A Course: Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience'

Don't Call  It A Course: Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience' | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it

"As ed tech companies and universities search for the most effective way to teach students online, some have found the term “course” no longer captures what it means to pursue an education. Enter the “learning experience” -- a term being used to describe a module of higher education not anchored to a specific place or time."


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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:06 PM

Online course not a "course?"

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Danbury officials asked to adjust school redistricting plan - Danbury News Times

Danbury officials asked to adjust school redistricting plan - Danbury News Times | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
Danbury officials asked to adjust school redistricting plan
Danbury News Times
DANBURY -- The Board of Education has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding.
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wired.com

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Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.
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iPad and Education - No Longer A Debate!

iPad and Education - No Longer A Debate! | Primary School eLearning | Scoop.it
There is no longer a debate! If money was no object would a teacher want their students to have an iPad each? OF COURSE Even if they only used it to research a different perspective. Even if they o...

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