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ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com

ClassThink.com The complete guide to managing iPad in schools - Updated! » ClassThink.com | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

"We’ve updated the ClassThink guide to managing iPads in education. If you’re planning to use iPads in your school or want to know the latest iPad management tips, it’s an essential read!"


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JOB U - A New and Important Book - by Nicholas Wyman

JOB U - A New and Important Book - by Nicholas Wyman | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need By Nicholas Wyman
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The book addresses the growing "Skills Gap" especially as it relates to manufacturing.  Wyman has a wonderful easy to read writing style and stays right on point.  Wyman's cautions on the "College for All" concept and his concerns are fully supported by many leading studies including "Pathways to Prosperity" by the Harvard School of Education

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 25, 11:26 AM

The book addresses the growing "Skills Gap" especially as it relates to manufacturing.  Wyman has a wonderful easy to read writing style and stays right on point.  Wyman's cautions on the "College for All" concept and his concerns are fully supported by many leading studies including "Pathways to Prosperity" by the Harvard School of Education

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 14, 9:57 AM

The book addresses the growing "Skills Gap" especially as it relates to manufacturing.  Wyman has a wonderful easy to read writing style and stays right on point.  Wyman's cautions on the "College for All" concept and his concerns are fully supported by many leading studies including "Pathways to Prosperity" by the Harvard School of Education

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The 3D printer for your home that's blowing up Kickstarter -Cool Mom Tech

The 3D printer for your home that's blowing up Kickstarter -Cool Mom Tech | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
Check out why the The Micro 3D printer has such a remarkably successful Kickstarter campaign, and see how you can get your hands on the coolest new tech.
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Manufacturers & Academe Collaboration | MAGODA

Manufacturers & Academe Collaboration | MAGODA | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Do manufacturers still deal with a workforce skills shortage?

Evidently, the steady recovery of the manufacturing industry has presented some major challenges to some companies. Resulting from years of manufacturing offshore, an apparent shortage of skilled workers ensued as factory or plant workers looked for other employment options...Read More....

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MakerBot in Over 300 Sam's Club Stores - 3D Printing Industry

MakerBot in Over 300 Sam's Club Stores - 3D Printing Industry | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

As stated, this is just one more of MakerBot’s many distribution partners, which include such huge chains as Home Depot, Micro Center, Microsoft, and Staples.  Though the brand may be new to Sam’s Club, 3D printing is not. The warehouse club previously experimented with 3D printing through a partnership with Disney, Hasbro, and 3DPlusMe to allow customers in specific Sam’s Club locations to have customized 3D printed Marvel action figures made using 3D scans of customers’ faces.  This, however, marks an official step into the world of 3D printing retail...Read More....

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Competency-Based Education Is Working

Competency-Based Education Is Working | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
New Hampshire schools demonstrate how competency-based education offers a positive, skills-based approach to standards learning, writes Ronald A. Wolk.
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3D Printing "THE MAKERLAB CLUBs" for Libraries & Museums | 3DSYSTEMS

3D Printing "THE MAKERLAB CLUBs" for Libraries & Museums | 3DSYSTEMS | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

3D Systems, the American Library Association and ASTC want to donate 3D printers to thousands of museums and libraries through our MakerLab Club. Apply to join.  


To date, 100 libraries and museums from across the United States are among the first members to receive Cube 3D printers to run programming and workshops with their communities. ..Read More....

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MakerBot’s Ready Apps

MakerBot’s Ready Apps | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

MakerBot has formalized their “customizer” capability in Thingiverse in a collection of “ready to go” applications that can quickly generate specific 3D models. ..Read More....

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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HerrMess's curator insight, March 27, 6:57 PM

Tolle Präsentation über diverse Presentation Tools. Ist einiges dabei, was ich noch nicht kannte...

Murielle Godement's curator insight, March 28, 7:33 AM

Une présentation détaillée  (description, avantages, ...) de 10 outils de présentation du web 2.0. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, Today, 7:55 AM

Something for everyone's e-library!

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Book Review: "Story by Story" by Karen Chace

Book Review: "Story by Story" by Karen Chace | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

At a time when more emphasis is being placed on raising reading scores, teaching Common Core Standards, and building literacy programs, a professional storyteller and teaching artist shares a way to assist in these goals plus engage students by reminding and guiding us on how to make reading and telling stories fun.

Karen Chace’s new book Story by Story invites us to invigorate students by creating a storytelling club or “troupe” and hosting a festival at our own schools. She outlines a program to hear and appreciate folktales, personal narratives, and original student stories told out loud, and chronicles her successes and her mistakes along the way. We can all learn from this rich narrative. ..Read More....

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Build Upons LED - PTH (10 Pack) - COM-13312 - SparkFun Electronics

Build Upons LED - PTH (10 Pack) - COM-13312 - SparkFun Electronics | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
COM-13312: There are LEDs and then there are Build Upons LEDs. Each Build Upons PTH LED in this 10 pack are brick shaped in the same form of your favorite constructio
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A fantastic way to add light and color to your LEGO building projects!  Connect the LED's to an Arduino Inventor's Kit and create amazing light shows you can program yourself. http://bit.ly/18UzS27

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Digital storytelling handbook

This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions

2.     Builds on other people’s ideas

3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

4.     Takes criticism constructively

5.     Speaks up

6.     Welcomes a challenge

7.     Takes risks

8.     Listens with an openness to change

9.     Perseveres in tasks

10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.


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Mastery versus Learning - Lots of thought provoking ideas here...

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2:07 PM

Whether in school or the work place, we talk about measurable goals and objectives but most of us struggle to define how those goals or objectives might be measured. Now that's often because the goals and objectives aren't actually measurable, but it's mostly because we don't think through what we're actually asking students or employees to accomplish.  For students, success and progress can be measured when they see "that [their] learning, not [their] intelligence" matters. For  employees, success and progress can be measured in much the same way.

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Rensselaer Team Wins NSF Grant To Develop Geo Explorer Game for Geotechnical Site Investigations

Rensselaer Team Wins NSF Grant To Develop Geo Explorer Game for Geotechnical Site Investigations | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $650,000 grant to two Rensselaer professors to develop Geo Explorer, a game that will allow engineering students to inspect, design, and tes...
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“Ultimately, Geo Explorer will be available for free and can be scaled for use by students from kindergarten through high school, particularly in districts with a high percentage of minorities who are underrepresented in technical fields,” said Abdoun.

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial - Create a Flipped Video Lesson with TedEd - YouTube

This entry in the "3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip" video series shows how easy it is to 'flip' any YouTube video with the structured tool set provided at ed.ted.com. These lessons can be public or private, and the easy to use tools let teachers add associated content, a brief quiz, and online discussions associate with the video that is the focus point of the lesson. TedEd is totally free, and teachers get summary feedback on lesson views, quiz results, discussions, etc.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, March 20, 3:33 PM

check out Ted.ed

Bridget Powell's curator insight, March 23, 12:34 PM

Great explanation - and looks easy!  I'll definitely be trying this...

 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 11:59 AM

Learn how to build a video lesson in just three minutes. Good ideas don't have to be complex. Take advantage of TedEd features to keep your flipping classroom rolling! 8-)

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Maker Movement & the Products That Have Come Out of It

Maker Movement & the Products That Have Come Out of It | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
The maker movement could truly be a groundswell to change manufacturing forever. Learn all about it in this infographic.
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If you are looking for more MAKER articles & resources check out this great Pinterest Board http://bit.ly/189QguY


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Why Women Are the Future of U.S. Manufacturing

Why Women Are the Future of U.S. Manufacturing | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
It’s not your grandfather’s manufacturing anymore.
Manufacturing is revitalizing our economy and making America strong. Investments in manufacturing multiply across the economy, creating jobs and...
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SpaceX's Next Dragon Spaceship, Rocket-Landing Site Sign Star in Photos

SpaceX's Next Dragon Spaceship, Rocket-Landing Site Sign Star in Photos | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
The private spaceflight company posted a photo of a SpaceX sign at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that reads "Landing Complex 1," and also released images of a Dragon cargo vessel about to leave SpaceX headquarters on Feb. 23.
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STEM Workers Create Jobs with the Multiplier Effect

STEM Workers Create Jobs with the Multiplier Effect | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
A recent report, Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States, states STEM workers have a jobs multiplier effect.
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Outstanding article by Adams Nager on the effects of the increasing STEM Skills Gap on the American workforce.

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Royalty Free Music by Bensound | Creative Commons Music

Royalty Free Music by Bensound | Creative Commons Music | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
Download Creative Commons Music / Royalty Free Music for free and use it in your project: Videos(youtube,...), Websites, films,...
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If you create Youtube videos this website offers a robust selection of royalty free music

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LEGO 3D Printer

LEGO 3D Printer | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Are any of you a fan of LEGO? Yes, it’s a standing ovation! You will happily acknowledge the masterpiece built by a 14 year-old: a real 3D printer, made of real LEGO. Yes, it works perfectly. Yes, we are serious. Creativity often finds its birth in need, a belief proven by this inventive engineer student, who absolutely wanted a 3D printer but sadly couldn’t afford it. The solution? Grabbing a box of LEGO, adding a little drop of glue here and there and getting busy! Big question is whether the next version will print LEGOs?..Read More....

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ACM Students Build 14’ Carbon Fiber Bridge

ACM Students Build 14’ Carbon Fiber Bridge | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Students enrolled in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate program at Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center (ATAC) in Rochester, recently completed a new High Performance Fabrication course. Added in February, the course is part of a new specialization within the 6-month Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate (ACM) program which provides students with industrial training for employment in composites materials manufacturing.

Over the 4 week course, students were each required to work in the lab at ATAC to manufacture a bridge part using processes of oven curing of carbon fiber prepreg and infusion for fiberglass parts.   During the final class, parts were assembled to create a 14 foot long bridge. ”This project required students to use their knowledge of fiber orientation, flow behavior, mold use, and curing processes, as well as incorporation of applied math, physics, chemistry, and measurement” said Instructor Bret Blanchard.  “In a short amount of time students had to learn new processes, then apply the knowledge to create a product consisting of multiple parts.   This work required manual dexterity, preplanning, writing of work instructions, time management, problem solving, and revising. ..Read More....

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Check out how Great Bay Community College  is working with local Middle School students http://bit.ly/1FRTW1N

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Women in Technology: Jenny Jensen

Women in Technology: Jenny Jensen | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
March is Women's History Month! Join us this month in paying tribute to the women of the past by celebrating the women of today - women in technology.
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A Sensitive Matter: New Probe is Using Computer Vision, 3D Geometry, and Vapor Sensors to Fight Old Medical Foe

A Sensitive Matter: New Probe is Using Computer Vision, 3D Geometry, and Vapor Sensors to Fight Old Medical Foe | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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A very thought provoking educational reform concept.  This may not be realistic for the US.  However, portions of this concept could easily be "cloned" into our current educational systems at district levels. 

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Choong Soo Mei's curator insight, March 25, 7:11 AM

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 25, 10:19 AM

This article shares how Finland is changing how they teach children and adults. This is similar to the comments I recently shared from Stanford's president. Thoughts?

jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

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Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1)

Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1) | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Having the opportunity to expand the horizon of my traditional EFL classroom has been just as exciting for me as for my students.


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 22, 9:00 AM

Changes to EFL classroom

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, March 23, 12:53 PM

 Teachers can create a willingness and excitement to learn by new technologies.

Lizbeth A. López Medina's curator insight, March 24, 8:42 PM

Good ideas to work on vocabulary.

Buenas ideas para trabajar en vocabulario. 

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Edheads - Manufacturing Tech - Browser Based Learning Activity - Grades 5-8

Edheads - Manufacturing Tech - Browser Based Learning Activity - Grades 5-8 | School & Learning Today | Scoop.it

Follow a technician through a day, checking, testing and maintaining machinery.

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This is an OUTSTANDING 30-45 minute STEM based activity for middle school aged children.

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