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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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Digital Learning Day: Toolkits to Enhance Student Outcomes

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:18 PM

If you are looking for great toolkits that "provide digital learning resources and ideas for teachers in specific subject areas" look no further than the Digital Learning Day website. These toolkits are "designed to provide guidance on how technology and digital learning can enhance the educational experience and outcomes for all students." Currently they have toolkits in nine areas:

* Bring Your Own Device

* Civics

* English Language Arts

* Expanded Learning

* Mathematics

* Project Based Learning

* Science

* Social Studies

Great resources are provided and additional toolkits may be added in the future!

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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

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If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line or even...

The next question that is asked is "What's been the single biggest innovation in education?

Anant Agarwal, the head of edX (MIT/Harvard joint "effort to stream a college eduation over the web, free, to anyone who wants one."

How would this change education? This post explores this issue looking at how online courses have the potential to disrupt education and what the long term impact may be.


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Digital Citizenship

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Digital Citizenship

 

Global Digital Citizenship is a critical element of any teaching program at any level. Our students are connected. Irrespective of the age of the student, they are wired. We are seeing devices reducing in cost, increasing in availability, and entering most classrooms and almost every school.

 

If you ask students a question, their first response is likely to be to “Google” it. If you go to a library for research, the students are most likely to use the computers.The digital world is a world almost universally without boundaries (Some countries do still attempt to restrict access, but these are usually the same countries that are restrictive with their people as well). Visiting, talking, chatting, and messaging are seamless, real time, and simple. The distance between two people is now measured in milliseconds rather than miles.

 

All of this—the speed, immediacy, accessibility, and ease of use—means that Global Digital Citizenship is paramount.

 

But how do we teach Global Digital Citizenship, a fluency that is critical at all levels of education?

 

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http://www.21stcenturyfluency.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=2367

 


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17 Real-World Ways iPads Are Being Used In Schools - Edudemic

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We see iPads in education all over the place. So what are some actual ways iPads are being used in schools that you could learn from?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:16 PM

Are you wondering how other school districts (and colleges) are using iPads? This post provides short descriptions as well as links to a wide variety of ways iPads are being used across the world.

Below are four areas found in this post:

* Putting students in charge of the learning process

* Helping students with disabilities

* Closing the digital achievement gap

* Re-imagining how newspapers are used in class

Each area discussed provides a link for additional information. If you are about to bring iPads into your school, or have a program up and running and are interested in learning what others are doing take the time to read this post.

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Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education

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Are we living in a world of information overload or information abundance? This post by Jackie Gerstein poses suggests we look at this as a time of information abundance. "... we have technologies to access any type of information and to create products that match the pictures and voices in our minds; and we can use technology to get the assistance and feedback from folks around the globe."

In this post she looks at the implications this has for education, exploring five points (quoted below):

* Educators are no longer gatekeepers to information.

* The Internet needs tobe open and available to students.

* Information and media literacy needs to be integrated across the curriculum and grade levels.

* Global-oriented and mulitcultural education also needs to be integrated across the curriculum and grade levels.

* Students developing their own Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) should be viewed as major instructional strategy.

Additional resources are referenced in the post.


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A ThingLink Toolkit for Teachers

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Susan Oxnevad: I am excited to share a Teacher Toolkit of Resources for using ThingLink for teaching and learning.


The wiki includes:

 

- Several samples of Common Core aligned projects by grade level.


- A collection of quick video tutorials to demonstrate how to use ThingLink. The tutorials can be used with students to provide tech support right when needed.


- Resources for creating original artwork to be used with a ThingLink image.


- A help button for support from a real teacher.


- An opportunity for sharing.


- A brand new blog for sending updates. Sign up!

 

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http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-thinglink-toolkit-for-teachers.html

 


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