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5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox | Education | Scoop.it
Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug into it. Here are our five favorite Dropbox add-ons to supercharge your storage.

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How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students?

How Do Digital Portfolios Help Students? | Education | Scoop.it
In this EdTech Review article, Prasanna Bharti talks about the importance of digital portfolios for students, and lists some great tools to make them with.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 16, 11:53 AM

Gotta get these started at our school! 

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | Education | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 16, 6:22 AM

Powerful article in support of open source

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, March 17, 11:09 AM

True, the new and shiny isn't always the best...but we want it. Marketers tell us what we want. 

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Students as Partners | Eleni Zazani

Students as Partners | Eleni Zazani | Education | Scoop.it
Since I completed my PGCert at IOE, I value opportunities to attend events where HE educators come together to reflect on their practice. The Annual Education Day at Imperial was no exception. This...

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6 Do's for Social Media so You Don't Create a Nightmare!

6 Do's for Social Media so You Don't Create a Nightmare! | Education | Scoop.it
Seriously. I can't believe I need to write this post. I thought most teachers understood social media do's and don'ts. But I am finding they don't. Really? Okay. Here it goes. Teachers - you are in...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Digital+Footprint


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/practice-learning-to-learn/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


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Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy

Diigo and Feedly and Flipboard- Oh My! Ideas for Teaching Information Literacy | Education | Scoop.it
"Awesome" That is what Evan, one of my Digital Literacy students, said when I showed him and his classmates Flipboard. Laying the Foundation for Digital Citizenship: For the past two weeks, my stud...

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How One New York City Principal Manages Smartphones in Class -- THE Journal

How One New York City Principal Manages Smartphones in Class -- THE Journal | Education | Scoop.it
Nancy Amling, the founding principal of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies, talks about what will and won’t change at her school now that the New York City Department of Education has lifted its ban on smartphones on campus.
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My iStick, a review

My iStick, a review | Education | Scoop.it
I was contacted by MyiStick following my presentation at Liz Allton's TeachMeet Solihull and a recommendation from Liz. Further to a conversation, they said they'd be happy to send me one of their ...
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Google Classroom: Sharing Student Work Exemplars & Peer Evaluation

Google Classroom: Sharing Student Work Exemplars & Peer Evaluation | Education | Scoop.it
A cool feature about Google Classroom is how easy it is to share student exemplars. While you can still print out student work and pin it to the wall, you can now do this virtually also! Classroom ...

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | Education | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards

Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards | Education | Scoop.it

The place where you can easily convert a Google™ Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards


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Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:21 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 30, 10:45 AM

Great resource for students.

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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.

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Elena Manou's curator insight, January 7, 4:58 AM

also an Edmodo app available - need to look for it!

Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 1:41 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 3:37 AM

Une photo vaut mille mots, à utiliser sans modération

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | Education | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 4:16 PM

Cool!  I'm an English teacher, and anything that helps to promote literacy and exposure to new and interesting texts gets an A in my book.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 5:57 PM

Choose a theme - choose a discussion question - choose a text.

Open-source resources offering a great range for primary through to year 12 students.

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, February 11, 9:07 AM

These texts can be downloaded and are aimed at varying literacy levels. The topics are broad and can be used to promote critical thinking. In an ELT context they could be used to form the basis of discussions. The text worksheets also contain questions to encourage reflection and debate.

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Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage

Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage | Education | Scoop.it

Curated HD Video Free For Your Personal and Commercial Use


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 2014 7:36 AM

Great free HD video clips to use in class for generating discussion.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, December 19, 2014 12:51 AM

Breath of fresh air. Good quality. Aesthetically pleasing. Artistic. Done by people who can see. Nothing like the trash you see on YouTube.

jlkpodar's curator insight, January 16, 12:21 PM

Une collection de vidéos HD originales, qui peuvent servir comme déclencheurs d'écriture en français.

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The Creativity Mindset | Growth Mindset | Creativity | eSkills

The Creativity Mindset | Growth Mindset | Creativity | eSkills | Education | Scoop.it

Suspends Judgment – Silences the Inner Critic


The ability to hold off on judging or critiquing an idea is important in the process of creativity. Often great ideas start as crazy ones – if critique is applied too early the idea will be killed and never developed into something useful and useable. (note – this doesn’t mean there is never a time for critique or judgement in the creative process – it’s actually key – but there is a time and place for it). (http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/05/09/9-attitudes-of-highly-creative-people/)

Many new ideas, because they are new and unfamiliar, seem strange, odd, bizarre, even repulsive. Only later do they become “obviously” great. Other ideas, in their original incarnations, are indeed weird, but they lead to practical, beautiful, elegant things. Thus, it is important for the creative thinker to be able to suspend judgment when new ideas are arriving, to have an optimistic attitude toward ideas in general.

Tolerates Ambiguity

Ambiguity tolerance may be… the “willingness to accept a state of affairs capable of alternate interpretations, or of alternate outcomes,” (English & English 1958). In other words, ambiguity tolerance may be central to creative thinking. (http://knowinnovation.com/tolerating-ambiguity/#sthash.XqxhaQh3.dpuf)

With the toleration of ambiguity, creativity gives way to new ideas, stimulates the acceptance of others’ viewpoints, and thus raises tolerance, understanding and cooperation. (http://www.academia.edu/2506344/Creative_climate_as_a_means_to_promote_creativity_in_the_classroom

Persists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & Rejection


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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, March 16, 2:24 PM

From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey)

How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing (Survey) | Education | Scoop.it

Infographic illustrating how teachers are using technology to adapt to this new generation of students and how their use of technology in the classroom is changing.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 16, 8:38 AM

Disappointing to see that PowerPoint is still the most common tool used in the classroom.

Shayne Swift's curator insight, March 16, 5:54 PM

I am hoping that Digital Learning Day was a spark for some in our school building.  The kids just enjoyed showing off their digital tools!

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 24, 8:40 AM

Tecnología en el salón de clase en los países civilizados.

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom? | Education | Scoop.it

What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?


The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else.


For the sake of the prompt given, here are my top 5 “Mistakes” (in no particular order) which I  see, read and hear about as I travel the world to learn and work with schools, teachers and students:


- Technology being used to substitute an analog activity


- Technology use being seen as an add-on to allow students to use devices, the Internet, a program or an app as a reward, for entertainment, as a time filler for students who finish early


- Technology use as a separate subject area


- Technology as a $1000 pencil initiative


- Technology seen as the solution to motivate and engage students



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David Carabias's curator insight, March 18, 5:12 AM

Ésta es la cuestión, las TIC por sí mismas no son la solución a problemas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Pueden ser una magnífica herramienta en el aula, pero hay que saber utilizarlas para sacarles el máximo partido sin caer en errores que se llevan reproduciendo en educación desde hace décadas.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 18, 12:27 PM

מאמר מצויין כהקדמה לשעור בנושא שילוב טכנולוגיה בהוראה

Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 23, 5:55 AM

Nem sempre, nem nunca.

Tecnologia em sala de aula: só quando faz sentido!

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How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great

How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great | Education | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2:40 PM

Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.


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Some Excellent Virtual Field Trip Resources, including lots from Google Maps

Some Excellent Virtual Field Trip Resources, including lots from Google Maps | Education | Scoop.it

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, March 17, 8:20 PM

School field trips seem to be coming a thing of the past, but not because of the usual suspect (standardized testing, which makes any content "not on the test” expendable). More often than not, the culprit is transportation. Most school districts just don’t have many busses in their fleet that aren’t necessary for transporting students to and from school. I don’t know if “virtual field trips” are the answer,  but they’re a way that teachers, parents and grandparents can provide children with learning experiences that can’t be injected into the school day. Read this article for links to several virtual field trips.

Saginet - Distance Learning and Technology in Education's curator insight, March 18, 8:24 AM

Virtual Field Trips are a great way to expose students to the wonders of our world without the expense and time of a real trip.  Interested give us call to schedule yours.

Kayla Davidson's curator insight, March 19, 4:57 PM

Great Virtual Field Trip Resources:

Explore areas you can't go in real life.

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10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology

10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology | Education | Scoop.it
With technology moving out of the lab and into the classroom, it's becoming a challenge for some teachers to infuse their teaching with tech tools such as websites, educational games, simulations, ...

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LET Team's curator insight, March 18, 4:10 PM

Some good tips here, I particularly like LMGTFY...Let Me Google That For You...

Skrall Jashmirt's curator insight, March 19, 10:34 AM
este tema me agrada por su alto contenido, el cual nos puede beneficiar tanto alumnos como maestros. ya que el uso de la tecnologia es muy muy benefico entre nosotros
MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2:08 PM

Importantes aspects un Tomar en Cuenta párr Quienes ESTAMOS Interesados o HEMOS Incorporado el USO de la Tecnología en Nuestras aulas

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An interview with Steve Wheeler

An interview with Steve Wheeler | Education | Scoop.it
We talk to Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, about all things learning tech.
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Social media in numbers (February 2015)

Social media in numbers (February 2015) | Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below -- updated to February 2015.

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure!

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure! | Education | Scoop.it

Transform your classroom into an immersive game, played with your students throughout the semester or school year.


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Alaa Al-zaidi's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:57 AM

علاء

asli telli's curator insight, January 7, 4:39 AM

Class into immersive game...

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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.

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Elena Manou's curator insight, January 7, 4:58 AM

also an Edmodo app available - need to look for it!

Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 1:41 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 3:37 AM

Une photo vaut mille mots, à utiliser sans modération

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Google Keep - Note taking app

Google Keep - Note taking app | Education | Scoop.it

Google Keep lets you quickly capture what's on your mind.


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, December 4, 2014 2:06 AM

Great app that helps anti-calendar guys! I think I am going to use often...

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 25, 1:56 AM

Yes!!!!

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Create video sentences

Create video sentences | Education | Scoop.it
Crumbles are kinda like reaction GIFs with a way bigger vocabulary... and all you have to do to make one is type.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 6, 3:49 PM

Diseñando frases párr La vídeos ...Create video sentences | @scoopit via @NikPeachey http://sco.lt/...

elvira duran's curator insight, January 7, 6:29 AM

Divertida proposta per crear frases a partir d'escenes de pel·lícules..

Antoinette La Rose's curator insight, January 27, 9:20 PM

Quasimodo Esmeralda Phoebus Frollo

Gargouille    Bella.          Zak.          Shérif