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MIT and Google team up to develop the next generation of Scratch | #Coding 

MIT and Google team up to develop the next generation of Scratch | #Coding  | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here's some great news for fans of Scratch, an extremely popular game that teaches kids the conceptual "language" around computer programming, using cartoon-y animated characters. The MIT Scratch Team said Tuesday that it will collaborate with Google to create the next generation of the game.

MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Scratch

 


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Cool! Why play games when you can create them?
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 19, 2016 5:53 PM
Here's some great news for fans of Scratch, an extremely popular game that teaches kids the conceptual "language" around computer programming, using cartoon-y animated characters. The MIT Scratch Team said Tuesday that it will collaborate with Google to create the next generation of the game.

MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=Scratch

 

 

Vivalist's curator insight, May 20, 2016 4:04 AM
Great to hear that new development will allow for a richer / wider pool of 'block" to choose from.

"MIT says this collaboration will first result in a new generation of graphical programming blocks, called Scratch Blocks, which is an open source project that allows developers to create and share the "blocks" (or code) of each game with one another. Developers can also easily integrate the blocks into apps, games and toys they create for kids. Scratch Blocks makes it easier to create programming experiences for a wider range of people that will work on a wider range of devices."
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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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A great site with some useful tutorials as you begin the new school year. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:27 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 6:56 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 22, 2014 12:05 AM

Be sure to click the Show As List to see all14 tools.  Most were new to me. It's always interesting to scratch the thin surface of Google and see what's wiggling down there in the think tanks.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:22 AM

Hidden Google goodies. See what else you can do.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:14 PM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features

Google Drive Slides Get New Customization, Widescreen Features | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google on Wednesday added two nice features to Google Drive slides.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:33 AM

Great news for Google Drive users! Now Google presentation slides have two new features - widescreen format and customizable master slides. The article makes it easy to learn how to use the new features.

flea palmer's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:35 AM

Two new useful features - widescreen (although this can be resized if not appropriate) and customisable master slides.

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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:49 PM

Google tips, tricks and tutorials that I definitely did not know about it.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Ok. I admit I didn't know Google could do half those things!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 19, 2015 5:31 PM

#Google #Education #Apps

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 11:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:39 PM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:22 PM

With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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Oppia, Google’s Open Source Project Allows Anyone To Create Interactive Learning

Oppia, Google’s Open Source Project Allows Anyone To Create Interactive Learning | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google has become an increasingly active participant in the world of education, particularly when it comes to exploring the role technology can play in..

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Check this out! It's part of Google, so should be usable from a Google account. 

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Rosemary Talab's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:46 AM

#edtech

Marta Torán's curator insight, March 3, 2014 2:29 PM

Un proyecto Google que permite crear Aprendizaje Interactivo

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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.

Don't ...

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:30 PM

This is awesome!

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Interesting,thank you.
harish magan's comment, October 11, 2013 8:00 AM
hi, thanks to all .
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Google Apps for Education: When Will It Replace the LMS?

Google Apps for Education:  When Will It Replace the LMS? | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

History professor Jonathan Rees called it an “uncharacteristically subtle post.” When he posted an excerpt from his university’s report on its Blackboard usage, he didn’t have to say much: “I think all I want to do here is point out that all the things professors use Blackboard for here most (as well as a few of the things that not many people use Blackboard for) can be done for a lot less money than whatever our Blackboard license costs. Sometimes they can be done for no money at all.


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