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New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Google Educator Groups (GEGs) is a new project launched by Google yesterday.This project aims at bringing the benefits of technology to schools, classrooms and communities across the world through the collaborative work of a community of passionate educators. GEGs is a place where educators, principals, school administrators, professors, teachers, students, and anyone else interested in using Google Products to help people learn , get to meet and collaborate with each other .

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4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American

4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Robots can capture a child’s imagination like no other tool by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson. “Kids recognize when they are learning something themselves—robots give them that,” says Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, a research organization that specializes in educational technology. Robots are proving to be valuable educational tools from the lower grades all the way up to graduate school. “Building and programming these devices is part of becoming a creative science and engineering kind of person,” he adds."


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Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Los Altos School District is doing an experiment. They’re trying out 3D virtual reality in the classroom. It’s a pilot program to find out if studying 3D images can help kids learn.
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excerpt: "The Los Altos School District is doing a pilot program to test zSpace, a learning tool that uses polarized glasses and a stylus to create an immersive educational experience. “It’s actually like I haven’t imagined it before,” Adam says. “I never knew technology was this advanced.”

 
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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Ra's curator insight, March 31, 4:14 PM

Looking from a SENCO perspective as a resource that can be used by teachers to get them thinking about using apps for those students with high learning needs. Student voice and autonomy could be increased by having them explore the apps indicated as being useful and give feedback on how and why they think the app would fit with their learning needs. 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 7:44 AM

Great resources!

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Tocomail - safe email for kids

Tocomail - safe email for kids | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Tocomail is free, simple and safe email for kids that offers parents complete control over kids email activity while providing a fun and safe email service experience with kids email app.

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teachers can use this and share with parents.

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5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent iPad Apps Students Can Use for Taking Audio Notes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"There are times when taking a note in a written format is not a practical option. You might for instance be attending a lecture or a conference or you might simply prefer to listen to your recorded notes instead of reading them, in these cases apps such as the ones below are what you will use for audio note taking. While keeping the basic note taking features, all of these apps are fantastic for recording notes and adding audio to your notes. I invite you to check out the selection I have below and share with us what you thin about it."


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tech resources for students and teachers (or any school personnel)

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Genie Alva's comment, January 30, 1:43 PM
Thank you very much John Evans!
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 3, 11:55 PM

Useful ideas

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 6:18 PM

Useful tools for those students who aren't big writers or need support with writing. 

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Preparing for Adaptive Learning

Preparing for Adaptive Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

In formalized education, there’s a predetermined set of things that children are supposed to know, and there’s a good amount of research pushing people into a particular way of teaching them. This leads to large amount of content that consistently supports particular learning objectives. I’m not stating that formal education has the right learning objectives to prepare a child for the world they are going to enter, but I am saying the consistency in content requirements makes this easier from the adaptive perspective.

 

In real work, the complexity multiplies. There are two huge differences between formal education and the working world: the variation in jobs roles and the work to be done by people in those roles. Learning technologies will be continuously developed to get smarter about accounting for such fuzziness, but until then we can make it easier to work with many different new technologies as they arrive.

Here are three steps we all need to take to get ready for better, smarter support by the technology we choose to use.

 

We’re on the edge of some radical and exciting changes.
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We are not ready yet. I would have hoped that maybe some of these algorithm inputs could have been addressed with IBMs Watson, but this disappointing report suggests Watson isn't ready either http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523411/facing-doubters-ibm-expands-plans-for-watson/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin#!.

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 10, 1:06 PM
 

We are not ready yet. I would have hoped that maybe some of these algorithm inputs could have been addressed with IBMs Watson, but this disappointing report suggests Watson isn't ready either http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523411/facing-doubters-ibm-expands-plans-for-watson/?utm_campaign=socialsync&utm_medium=social-post&utm_source=linkedin#!.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 10, 3:03 PM

Learning and leading are about being able to adjust and adapt to meet the needs of the context. There is a sense of mindfulness involved. The two, learning and leading, are inseperable.

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Excerpt from article written and curated by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia:
"Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Enormous progress has been made since the early days of the first news curation tools to what is available today, but yet, I feel we have only barely scratched the surface.

To illustrate what I expect to see on this front, here is a panoramic tour of the traits, features, patterns and trends that I expect will characterize the future of digital content curation tools, organized into specific feature areas.

1) Display Formats of Curated Content Collections
The first area in which I expect to see lots of improvement and innovative ideas is the one of how a curated collection or stream can be displayed to the user.
This is one of the most underestimated and underutilized areas of improvement for content curation tools.

2) Slicing and Dicing
Some of the present-day content curation tools, including Scoop.it, Spundge and several others, do allow you to tag and filter content but none provides a direct facility to easily create sub-sets that gather together collection items with the same characteristics.

3) Micro - Macro
One other badly needed feature, that I hope will see its way in some of the leading content curation tools, is the ability to instantly switch from a bird’s eye view of a topic to the detailed view of a specific information item.

4) Recurate
Another area that offers great opportunities for innovation and for the introduction of new useful features is the one covering the ability to assess, managing inventories, organize and curate one’s own existing assets.

5) News Discovery
The main problem with news discovery arises from the fact that quality filters and algorithms capable of both fully understanding the topic of interest, not just by way of a keyword or a hashtag but by semantic inference, and capable of identifying the relevant sources among so many noise-making content marketers reposting other people stuff, are not easy to build.
The best way to uncover, identify and identify new quality sources and content items may be to employ a balanced mix of automated search filters augmented by human curators that can supervise, edit, refine and improve on what is gathered by the algos.

6) Ownership
The main benefit offered by content curation platforms that require you to curate and publish first via their systems (Scoop.it, Pinterest, etc.) is that they provide you with an existing broad audience readily interested in your content. For someone just starting out online, this can be a huge booster.
The con side of the equation is that your rights on what you have curated as well as the physical ownership of that content is not under your control anymore. And for those already having good visibility and reputation online, this may not be the most attractive proposition.

7) Credit and Attribution
For professional curators the need to properly and systematically credit and attribute the content and sources utilized is not a secondary matter. Discovery of new interesting content is at the heart of the curator job, and facilitating the exchange on meta-data that provides credit and hints as to who has been of help in discovering something will increasingly be a highly valued activity..."

Each point is analyzed with more information and external links. Read full, interesting and detailed article here:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/content-curation-tools-future-part1/

 

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Thanks!

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:49 PM

Scooping this to basically reference it for more tips on curating. We are all works in progress.

Russell Yardley's curator insight, December 25, 2013 4:01 PM

With billions of people connected through social media and directly connected with email traditional curators of news and other content have had their business models destroyed but it has not surprisingly taken many years for better models to emerge. 

 

The widsom of crowds is well known but so is their stupidity (stock market crashes, group think, lowest common denominator in election outcomes...). Better curating tools and systems are beginning to show that valuable curators of the worlds content are able to find their audience and enrich the world with deep insight that replace the extremely low numbers of curators of the past (news paper barons).

 

Some of these curators will be paid and others do it just for the joy of it. Collectively they will reshape thinking and ultimately the world. 

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LeWeb: A Traveler's Guide to Europe's Tech Scene

LeWeb: A Traveler's Guide to Europe's Tech Scene | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Not Your Parents' Old Continent
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Geography of New York State

Geography of New York State | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Website on geography of New York with suggestions for tours

 

Many visitors to New York are very surprised by its variety - large urban areas, small towns, farmland, and even wilderness. That is to say, it is a geographer's playground!

As a geography teacher, I am interested in New York's landscape, people, history, climate, and economy. When I travel throughout the state, I try to zero in all the geographic aspects. The purpose of this website is to share my thoughts about the geography of the Empire State with you. Hopefully, you will learn a lot just by reading these web pages. To get the full impact, however, you need to get outside. Get out on the road! And, better yet, get out and walk! 
Geography is not an indoor sport. 

This is very much a work in progress. The format of the pages is all new, which hopefully will make it easier for browsing. Another new section is the Freedom Trails North page (on the Underground Railroad in New York). And for those of you who are looking for good travel ideas in the Empire State, may we suggest our Bonus Section with ideas of road trips, scenic views, short walks, historic places, and cultural institutions.

There are several main components of Geography of New York State. First, it is suggested that you read over the pages on Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Economic Geography. 
Then you might want to visit the ten different regions of New York State. Most of them are completed, but I am still working on Downstate New York regions (Long Island, Hudson Valley, and New York City). To see the Regions Map, click on the Regions of New York link. There is also a new section on the Erie Canal, with suggested places to visit to see both the modern waterway and historic canals.

For educators, there is a special section with Lessons on North America. They are interdisciplinary, and can be used in most grade levels, with some modification. 
And now there is a new section titled Lessons on the Geography of the Underground Railroad in New York State. 

If you have any thoughts or photographs to share, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for visiting!

 

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"@BankStreetLib: A cool New York geography resource from faculty member Jenny Ingber http://t.co/FT6yuKPXMV #GeoWeek"

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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience but fail to consider classroom applications. In our elementary school classrooms, we use AR to create active learning experiences hitherto inconceivable, and in the process redefine the learning space!


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I could see ways that QR code activities can often easily translate into augmented reality applications.

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Dp Chaigneau's curator insight, November 8, 2013 5:58 PM

Pensando en como unir realidad aumenetada y la formación de usuarios en la biblioteca 

 

Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 17, 2013 4:03 PM

Augmeted Reality... huge classroom potential.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 28, 9:06 AM

 ;-) cf  "homme augmenté"  Georges Balandier

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Monica Burns||Teaching Common Core Math with iPads

Monica Burns||Teaching Common Core Math with iPads | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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common core virtual tools 

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Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression

Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people. 

Since the goal is to spread awareness, there is no minumum amount you need to pay to play the game. However, if you do choose to pay the developers for their efforts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to iFred, a charity that aims to fight back against depression and the stigma against it. 

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This game would increase awareness of students in a Health class, but might also be useful in a school guidance counseling program (graduate students learning to become school guidance counselors) or for schools where school guidance counselors enter classrooms and facilitate learning around certain topics. 

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Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

In the midst of a growing storm of new technology-induced learning concepts such as flipped learning, blended learning, personalized learning (to mention but a few) , teachers are left with no other alternatives but to enhance and accommodate their professional development efforts to suit the changing educational paradigms. Edsurge called this "personalized professional development". This is the kind of life-long learning that involves the integration and leverage of digital media and technology (and offsite resources) for expanding one's field of expertise.

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always remember: what you can't readily understand from reading the text, YouTube videos are also a useful supplement. Somebody somewhere probably recorded a training video for the use of the tool, why it is used, and when it should be used. 

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Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Technology is obviously an essential element in our instructional toolkit. Knowing how and when and for what purposes to use this technology is much more important than the technology itself...

An important step in the process of effective integration of technology in education is having a pedagogical approach supported by a theoretical framework to ground your technology practices inside the classroom."


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Technology is a tool. When to use, how to use it, why you use...these are some of the questions that each of us must consider. To help us effectively integrate technology it is helpful to have a pedogogical background or framework. This post explores three approaches:

* SAMR Model - Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefintion

* TPACK - Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, Technological Knowledge and the overlapping knowledges that occur: TP Knowledge which helps us understand how to make content more accessible; TC Knowledge which helps us pair or combine appropriate technology to content; and PC Knowledge which allows us to pair pedagogy with content.

* Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs paired with Technology

This article presents a great overview of all three of these pedagogical approaches, and all have been covered in this Scoop.it so if you are looking for additional information do a search here.

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How to Add Subtitles to YouTube Videos: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Add Subtitles to YouTube Videos: 6 Steps (with Pictures) | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

YouTube is a popular website for uploading your own videos for the whole world to see. Many people are familiar with YouTube, so if you upload a video it is likely many people will see it. But of course, we don't want people who speak your language to see your video. We want your video to go universal. But how? We add subtitles to your videos!


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Patrick Bérard's curator insight, March 31, 2:44 PM

Comment ajouter des sous-titres sur une vidéo chez Youtube en 6 étapes ?

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"Below is a list I have been working on for awhile now. the list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a loom and share with your colleagues. "


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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 26, 8:30 AM

This is a great place to start when you are trying to find interesting and engaging activities for your students. Some old favorites and new  resources can be found here!

Jane Marsh's curator insight, January 27, 4:24 AM

I need to take a look at these.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 27, 7:14 AM
20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Free PDF Converter, HTML to PDF Converter For Free

Free PDF Converter, HTML to PDF Converter For Free | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Free HTML to PDF Converter, Convert HTML to PDF Easy

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Maria Persson's curator insight, February 6, 7:19 PM

There are a few very handy online tools like these but this is by far one of the simplest I've seen.  Thanks for finding and sharing this.

Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, February 6, 7:31 PM

Very convenient, efficient, and straightforward tool for simple PDF conversion tasks.

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Reflex: Math Fact Fluency

Reflex: Math Fact Fluency | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Addictive and adaptive games to help kids build math fact fluency

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Unlocking creativity with technology - Kokomo Tribune

Unlocking creativity with technology - Kokomo Tribune | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Unlocking creativity with technology
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Northwestern School Corp., Eastern Howard County School Corp. and Western Community School Corp. all have K-12 1:1 technology, which means one tablet per student.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:22 PM

Do all students and schools have 1:1 access? Are teachers, students, and others able to reimagine the new roles that will emerge?

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

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20 Programming Websites for K-8

20 Programming Websites for K-8 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code--a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it. It's a one-hour introduction to comput...

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How to Use Social Media to Make Real-World Connections | Young Entrepreneur Council

How to Use Social Media to Make Real-World Connections | Young Entrepreneur Council | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
What do all our tweets, posts, and photos really do for us once we sign offline?
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Advice for making connections all in one place. 

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling - MindShift | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Glickman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.

 

The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences. Billions of mobile devices are in the hands of people worldwide, and an ever-increasing percentage of those devices contain video cameras, still cameras, and microphones. Whenever anything of personal significance happens, it can be captured and chronicled in digital media that we edit, process, and publish. Within minutes, that moment is available to friends and family around the world. Media has become the language of today."

 


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Coding, Making, and the Arts: Essential Tools for Students

Coding, Making, and the Arts: Essential Tools for Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Some of the most important subject areas and activities we want students to learn are the very ones that are left out of many schools: the arts, computer progra

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:32 PM

The 1st 3-minute video alone is worth it.

Mack James's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:00 AM

encouraging creativity helps inspire learning

Jeff Swanson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:04 PM

Keyword: "ESSENTIAL"!