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Teaching Math Through Games

Teaching Math Through Games | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
GamesForEducators - everything about games in education.
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Our apps for Special Education list is HERE!!! | The Spectronics Blog

Our apps for Special Education list is HERE!!! | The Spectronics Blog | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

You asked.....and we listened! We are so excited to bring you our apps for Special Education list. Starting with just 60 of our favourites (It was SO hard to...


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25 Awesome Library Apps For Your iPad

25 Awesome Library Apps For Your iPad | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Libraries may be a symbol of long gone times for the rest of us, but they are a huge part of a student's life. They are transitioning into Learning Commons, going beyond huge warehouse storage spaces to lively, intereactive learning places for today's young people.


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MentorMob - Curation and Presentation Tool for Educators

MentorMob - Curation and Presentation Tool for Educators | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

MentorMob is a Learning Playlist platform that allows educators to curate, collaborate on, and share any kind of content. Articles, videos, PDFs, images, Google Docs, etc. can be easily organized into Playlists and assigned to students in a traditional or flipped classroom setting. Teachers can track student progress and students can ask questions with the social interaction feature on the site.


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45 apps in 45 minutes from iPad Sammy!

45 apps in 45 minutes from iPad Sammy! | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Webmix of web 2.0 tools for educators - 45 tools in 45 minutes. This is so cool ! We all need time-savers. This is it, for Educational (& other)  Leaders. See for yourself !

Be prepared to discover new and practical uses for your followers. Enjoy!


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Presentation - CyberSafety

Presentation - CyberSafety | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Resources for discussing cyber safety issues (Great find: Excellent resource for cyber safety for students, teachers and parents: http://t.co/jmMuHvNF #edutech via @moekerr...)...You can never be too careful! Teach your children how not to be tricked into sharing personal and private information, which could potentially be abused by online predators.

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Easily Create Impressive Presentations From PDF Files Or Images

Easily Create Impressive Presentations From PDF Files Or Images | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

IMPRESSIVE is a cross-platform tool to display presentations in a stylish way. The application supports PDF files or a folder containing images and besides beautiful slide transitions, Impressive features some useful presentation tools like: highlight boxes, which can be used to draw attention to a specific part of the slide...Cool technology! See for yourself!


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Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities

Web-Based Information Organization Tools for the Online Classroom | Online Universities | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Are you being swept away by the tsunami of Information Overload? Others call it Filter Failure. In any case, here is an excellent article by Justin Marquis Ph.D. There’s a great big World (Wide Web) out there, and it’s hard to keep track of everything you find in it. Help tame the wild ride on the Internet! Enjoy!


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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 10 Sites for Educational Apps | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
Great list of helpful sites.RT @web20classroom: 10 Sites To Find Great Educational Apps: http://t.co/0xDJXbPP #coetail...
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Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk - nwitimes.com

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk - nwitimes.com | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talknwitimes.comNew research suggests babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds — they're lip-readers, too. Who knew??

Psychology 101 anyone? Teaching babies communication skills, requires face-to-face interaction. 

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Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools

Teacher’s recommendations for academic uses of 5 fun free presentation tools | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

... ideas about ways to use these fun free tools in instructional situations and other academic applications. I like free! Check out these great Free tools, for teaching /Learning. Great for Learning Commons, too! :-)


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250 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free | Open Culture

250 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free | Open Culture | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.See for yourself!


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Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day…

Online Learning Games | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day… | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
I posted The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far over the summer. I haven't seen any new games since that time that are worthy of being on a “The Best…” list, so that post will serve as the final versions for this ...
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50 (mostly) free social media tools you can’t live without in 2012

50 (mostly) free social media tools you can’t live without in 2012 | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

A couple years ago, Jay Baer wrote a great blog post called 'The 39 social media tools I'll use today' which was an all-in-one toolkit for social media..." 



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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved. Your children deserve it!

Edutopia is a well-respected educational site, offering extensive information for interested parents. Be prepared to spend some valuable time here!"


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Teaching ‘screenagers’ – how the digital world is changing learners

Teaching ‘screenagers’ – how the digital world is changing learners | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

If we really want our education systems to prepare students for tomorrow’s digital world, we should worry less about formats and instead focus on what to teach – or what not to teach. A few obvious candidates for omission would be spelling (thanks to spellcheckers), facts (available instantly and everywhere via the internet), and handwriting (who writes by hand these days?). Instead, why not teach them how to filter reliable from unreliable information, an essential skill for the Google generation? Or even how to see through misleading headlines?Do you agree or disagree??


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Malachy Scullion's comment, March 19, 2012 8:08 AM
Not so sure about this Nik. The basics are important for some fields of work.
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Teaching children the importance of money through iPad - Calgary Herald (blog)

Teaching children the importance of money through iPad - Calgary Herald (blog) | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Teaching children the importance of money through iPadCalgary Herald (blog)It is the first Canadian financial institution to launch an iPad application to help families teach children the value of money.This is an often-overlooked (yet valuable ) topic in education. See for yourself! P.S. Pass it on!

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12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers Educational Services, Inc.

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers Educational Services, Inc. | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it
RT @biepbl: 12 Things Kids Want from their Teachers: http://t.co/o1ktOiIw We see many of these elements present in Project Based Learning!
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Five Great iPad Apps to Replace PowerPoint

Five Great iPad Apps to Replace PowerPoint | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Here are the top five iPad apps that can serve as PowerPoint alternatives. This is worth exploring! See for yourself!


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How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help | Darwin Ecosystem

How to Manage Information Overload: 6 Ways Discovery Engines Help | Darwin Ecosystem | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Curated from the original article by Robin Good:

 

"Managing information overload requires tools that deliver “awareness” of topics and filter out irrelevant information will become indispensable.

 

The challenge is do to so without loosing the ability to make unexpected discoveries.

 

Content discovery engines provide several advantages over other tools.

 

These are: 

 

1) Follow topics, not people: ...Content discovery engines help manage information overload because they are focused on topics, rather than people.

 

2) Go directly to the Source and avoid distractions: ...Social networks and publishing platforms are not a good place for information professionals to be productive. Such platforms want users to stay on their sites as long as possible. 

 

3) Monitor one channel instead of twenty-five: The focus on specific topics that characterizes discovery engines allows users to stay informed in one single place. 


4) Discover the unexpected: A discovery engine allows users to learn what they don’t know about a topic and observe events that, for them, are unexpected.


5) Benefit from others’ curation efforts: Most content discovery engines engage users in the curation process. This can accelerate the identification of the most valuable content before having to read it. Insights can be gained on whether a piece of content is worth consuming based on a number of user-generated indicators such as tags, comments, ratings, summaries and so on.

 

[Read full article http://j.mp/sYWbi4]


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Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On ...

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On ... | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

BIE – Also known as the BUCK Institute for Learning. Check out this site for activities, videos, handouts, and research. BIE is the mother lode of PBL and its site is one of the best. You can also contact BIE for professional ...PBL,Edutopia, & More!

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iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources

iLibrarian » E-Books and Libraries: 25 Resources | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

This excellent site from iLibrarian offers so many great links! Give yourself some time to explore it. Enjoy!


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Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate

Teachers take to Twitter to improve craft and commiserate | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Teachers say the camaraderie and free, instantaneous help they find through Twitter is far more useful than traditional school training programs.Feel free to add your own comments. Have you used Twitter yet?

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Learn | Prezi

Learn | Prezi | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

The Prezi Learn page is a library comprised of the Prezi manual, tutorials, and training prezis to help you get started. You must see this, if you have a major presentation to give or teach!


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livebinders4teachers / Writing

livebinders4teachers / Writing | Social Media: Changing Our World of Education | Scoop.it

Excellent compilation of Writing LiveBinders on this public shelf representing many teachers from all grade levels. This is cool technology! Enjoy!


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