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Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills

Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge.  MadLibsis not a new product, howevertheiriPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students.  Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity,MadLibsasks students to plug in different parts of speech to create a story.  It’s a great springboard for conversations on sentence structure and introducing students to adverbs, adjectives, and more.

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Melissa Hanson's curator insight, June 9, 1:50 PM

Caitlin: A tablet version of MadLibs would make grammar and practicing parts of speech fun and engaging.  Students can use this app individually or can work with partners, encouraging collaborative learning.  Through this app, students and practice using nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and even punctuation.  Through the fun story format, practicing parts of speech and discussing the ways in which we can use them would be fun.  Students not only get to practice and learn parts of speech but they also get to write stories and creatively engage with grammar. This supports CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.6.1 which requires demonstration of proper grammar and conventions in English through writing or speaking.  In this instance, students would practice the parts of speech in writing.

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From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: wRiting as an Essential Component of Science Education | Psychology Today

From STEM to STEAM to STREAM: wRiting as an Essential Component of Science Education | Psychology Today | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

A further extension of the concept:

 

"STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. There is a movement afoot to turn that acronym into STEAM by adding the Arts. Science educators have begun to realize that the skills required by innovative STEM professionals include arts and crafts thinking. Visualizing, recognizing and forming patterns, modeling and getting a "feel" for systems, as well as the manipulative skills acquired in the use of tools, pens and brushes, are all demonstrably valuable for developing STEM capability. And the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have gotten the message: formal meetings between the two agencies are underway to figure out how to fund productive research and teaching at the intersections between these sets of disciplines.

 

NSF and NEA also realize that adding the Arts to STEM is not enough. We also need to add the thinking skills embodied in Reading and wRiting. STEAM may condense into a STREAM."


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t.s's curator insight, December 27, 2014 6:16 AM

The importent of  STEM education(and writing as essential component of science education- artical

Lauris Nicholson's curator insight, June 11, 12:17 PM

This model seems a little more holistic than just STEM alone. Whether or not it realistic? .... I hope so.

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The Characteristics Of A Good School

The Characteristics Of A Good School

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, May 20, 6:32 AM

Une bonne école développe l'esprit critique des élèves et ne se contente pas de transmettre du contenu.

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Start with STEM

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Providing every student a good start in STEM proficiency is more relevant now than ever. While the number and type of available jobs in STEM fields continue to grow, student interest and knowledge has not kept pace. We see an opportunity to change the trajectory.Start with STEM is a nationwide effort to drive corporate dollars and volunteerism for the nation’s highest quality K-12 STEM programs and schools. The campaign is directly tied to our goal of reaching 1.5 million new students through credible and effective STEM education programs in 2015. 

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Augmented reality lessons

Augmented reality lessons | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is an enhanced media experience in an environment for a user. There are multiple types of experiences. These computer generated environments let you hear music or sounds, watch videos, move and scale a 3D model, or place you in a scene that can be anywhere. All of these possibilities are interactive and require the user to trigger the possible experience.


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Lucia Keijzer's curator insight, May 15, 5:29 AM

VR or AR surely must be the future in English Language Teaching.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 19, 2:10 AM

An interesting all-in-one site to learn about AR... worth keeping!

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:20 AM

añada su visión ...

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Calendar Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Calendar Master | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Google's lightweight, versatile Calendar app runs across the web and multiple mobile platforms to keep our lives organized—but just how deep have you delved into the more advanced features that it offers?

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Salford (UK) report - school design and impact on learning


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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

"In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the completion of all student work. Middle school students can take online courses for high school credit, and high school students can design their own studies with the help of a faculty advisor."


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 24, 6:24 PM

We know blended and personalized learning can work for students. It makes sense that blended and personalized PD can work for educators. I think that's one of the reasons edCamp and other "unconferences" can be so successful.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 25, 9:09 AM

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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children | Matthew Farber | MindShift | KQED.org

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children | Matthew Farber | MindShift | KQED.org | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer programming tasks students to persistently work to solve problems by thinking logically. What’s more, learning how to code is a desired 21st century career skill.

There are several digital games designed for kids as young as 5 that turn coding into a fun activity, such as Kodable and Scratch Jr. But some game designers are going further back to programming’s fundamentals by creating physical games that can’t be found in any app store.

 

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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Scratch: a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.

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No, research does not say that ‘iPads and smartphones may damage toddlers’ brains’ | Pete Etchells

No, research does not say that ‘iPads and smartphones may damage toddlers’ brains’ | Pete Etchells | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: Some news outlets are claiming that scientists have discovered that touchscreen devices are bad for child development. What does the journal article actually say?
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Where the iPad should go next: Look toward Windows 10 - CNET

Where the iPad should go next: Look toward Windows 10 - CNET | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Where can the iPad go from here? Microsoft has been coming up with some pretty good ideas.
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Encinitas parents challenge iPads

Encinitas parents challenge iPads | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
The Encinitas Union School District failed to install filters on iPads sent home.
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iPad students learn the most important skill

iPad students learn the most important skill | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
There's something in the air and like the best of things, it's exciting and scary at the same time. More and more articles like this one and this one and even this one proclaim the death of so...

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads | The Upside Learning Blog

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads | The Upside Learning Blog | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
List of 15 Authoring Tools For Enabling Your eLearning For iPads. These tools also help you convert your legacy eLearning content for delivery to iPads & tablets.
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Edudemic | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

8.6.2014

Katie Lepi

 

When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease toresearching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There could be a lot of discussion about the millions of nuances of amelioration brought to classrooms – both physical and virtual. 

That said, the handy infographic below takes a look at 4 ways technology is changing how people learn. The things that I find striking – and important- about this particular graphic is how simple the concept is. These four general concepts can be applied across the board: to learners of all ages, in all subjects, in any area of the world or for any type of learner. Take a look and see what you think: are there any other very general principles of how technology is changing learning that can be widely applied? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People LearnWe’re moving from individual learning towards more collaborative learningWe’re moving from more passive learning to active learningDifferentiated instruction and personalized learning are becoming more popularWe’re becoming multitaskers more than ever before


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Makey Makey and littleBits launch module

Makey Makey and littleBits launch module | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Introducing the Makey Makey Bit: a small-but-perfectly-formed innovation enabling littleBits users to transform prosaic everyday objects (pretty much anything) into a touchpad - using nothing more than alligator clips, a computer, and some magnets. Visually, the new module is slightly...

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3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic — Try a tool a week challenge

3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic — Try a tool a week challenge | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Screencast-O-Matic Provides Free Screencasting, and Adds Additional Powerful Functionality for Just $15 a Year! This week on the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge, we’re checking out Screencast-O-Matic. The Challenge is an easy, fun thing we’ve been doing on the site here in which

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Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose" - Edutopia

Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose" - Edutopia | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Humboldt Elementary made time for differentiated instruction and small-group work through a program called I Choose. This 30-minute block of time allows fourth, fifth and sixth grade students to rotate through various interventions within RTI or attend their choice of electives including peer tutoring, library, physical education, computers, or music. The program allows teachers the time for the differentiation they'd requested and gives the students a mix of valuable supports and enjoyable enrichments.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, March 29, 1:17 PM

10 tableaux pour comparer des outils sur les catégories suivantes :

Alternatives to Google Image Search

Backchannel and informal assessment tools

Building classroom websites

Building classroom blogs

Creating multimedia textbooks

Creating multimedia quizzes

Audio editing tools

Multimedia timeline tools

Mind-mapping tools

Mobile video creation apps

Stephanie Moreau's curator insight, March 30, 3:17 AM

alternatives to google images - free

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:33 AM

Des comparaison intéressantes.

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The Learning Zone: Stepping Away from the Comfort Zone

The Learning Zone: Stepping Away from the Comfort Zone | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Have you ever been "in the zone"? As an instructional designer have you ever considered your job to be getting people OUT of their comfort zone? This is, as they say, where the magic happens...in the Learning Zone! The Learning Zone rests between the Comfort Zone and the Chaos Zone The comfort zone is an …

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AnnRobinson Wright's curator insight, March 25, 8:11 AM

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 25, 8:20 AM

Interesting stuff! 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, March 25, 10:59 AM

Excellent and brief article on teachers and students moving out of their comfort zone.

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Scratch - free, easy to use "programming" system from MIT (... and used in #OCSB)

Scratch - free, easy to use "programming" system from MIT (... and used in #OCSB) | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it

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Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago

Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian for free.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 9, 6:47 PM

This could save some time.....

Susan Xerri's curator insight, March 10, 7:59 AM

Very easy to use...

Melissa Molitor's curator insight, March 10, 8:27 AM

Very useful for our research writing!

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ALL My App Reviews and Suggestions

ALL My App Reviews and Suggestions | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
I decided to make one post with links to all my app suggestions and reviews. I will continue to add new ones to this post so they are all located in one spot. Apps We Use in Kindergarten iPads Tips...
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Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) | Proffessional Development | Scoop.it
Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either) | Idealist Revolution http://t.co/qlmCHY6akC
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