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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom: Alice Keeler, Libbi Miller: 9780986155420: Amazon.com: Books

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50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom [Alice Keeler, Libbi Miller] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most frequent questions educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller hear from teachers is: How can I effectively implement digital tools in my classroom when I don't fully understand them myself? It can be challenging to add new technology to the classroom. Figuring out the equipment and software and deciding how to integrate technology into existing lesson plans are just a few of the learning curves teachers face. But adding technology to classrooms isn't optional; it's a must if students are going to be well-equipped for the future. In 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom
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To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson | eSchool News | eSchool News

To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson | eSchool News | eSchool News | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Seymour Papert begins his landmark book “Mindstorms” with a story about a set of gears he played with as a child. The tangible experience of working with gears accelerated his understanding of physics in a way that would have been much harder with only books and lectures. Because of this, he refers to gears as “objects-to-think-with.”
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Implementing a School-Wide Mindfulness Program

Implementing a School-Wide Mindfulness Program | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
A school-wide mindfulness program starts with reaching out to faculty members who can help or hinder, and then addressing parent questions and concerns before beginning.
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Important to slow down and relax in the impulse-centered world we live in. 

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Lego Flyer 2015 Zuri World Letter Size FINAL PDF.pdf

Lego Flyer 2015 Zuri World Letter Size FINAL PDF.pdf | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
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Here are the details for our Oregon Zoo LEGO show. 

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Your smartphone may be tracking your every move

Your smartphone may be tracking your every move | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
If you have an iPhone or an Android, chances are that every single thing you do is being tracked, location by location.
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A helpful guide to find and turn on/off the many ways location services are being used on your devices. 

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Build Your Own Utopia: A PBL Unit for The Giver

Build Your Own Utopia: A PBL Unit for The Giver | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Amber Chandler's PBL unit on The Giver takes students deep into the book's ideas by having them create their own utopias and explore unintended consequences.
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#SXSWEdu: Making makers: From Guatemala to the world | SmartBlogs

#SXSWEdu: Making makers: From Guatemala to the world | SmartBlogs | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
"Curiosity is wired into our DNA," said Adrian Catalan, professor at Galileo University in Guatemala. Catalan presented with Ceci Castillo, of Girls@Tech G
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The Moral Questions Raised by the Rise of Maker Culture

The Moral Questions Raised by the Rise of Maker Culture | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies.
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Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Chart - A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms

Free Technology for Teachers: Chart - A Comparison of Educational Blogging Platforms | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
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lots of resources to check out on this teacher's site!

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Rocketboard

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digitize your whiteboard in real time

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Gaming in Education - Minecraft in Schools?

Gaming in Education - Minecraft in Schools? | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
I recently returned from a holiday in Orlando, Florida, where I was privileged to be able to attend "Minecon", a convention for the popular sandbox game "Minecraft", developed by Mojang AB. Persona...
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Teaching App-les

Teaching App-les | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it

The thinking that inspires my technology integration as an educator has deep roots in the constructionism and constructivist learning models I experienced in schools. Seymour Papert's Logo programming language grew out of his influence working with Jean Piaget. The "Logo Turtle" was coming of age when I first used a computer in school. This initial playful program spurred my interest, and I later developed fractalized math equations, just for fun, on my Apple IIe computer.

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Tinkering with MOOCs - Google+

Tinkering with MOOCs - Google+ | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Join us for an ASTC Community of Practice hangout, where we'll talk about our first adventure into the world of MOOC's (Massively Open Online Course) as we get ready for the second one.  This July we're planning to offer the course again, so to get people excited about we'll share goals and strategies that went into producing the Fundamentals of Tinkering MOOC in 2014.  We'll also discuss what worked well, things we might try again or do differently this time and most importantly hear first-hand from several educators who participated in last year's MOOC.

Mike Petrich is the co-founder of the Tinkering Studio and Director of Making programs at the Exploratorum. He’ll share a brief overview of the course and respond to our key questions from the perspective of our online and face-to-face professional development models.

Summer Brandon is the Director of Education at ScienceWorks in Ashland, Oregon. Summer participated in the MOOC last year with her staff as a way to train her team. This summer she will support a group of local teachers who can earn credit through Southern Oregon University for the online course. They will experiment with utilizing the museum as a place for teachers to come together, share in the tinkering together and reflect on the coursework as a group.

Meredith Wenger is the founder of the Big-Brained Superheroes Club in Seattle, Washington. She first found us via the MOOC, and we’ve since met face-to-face at the Yesler Community Center. She has integrated several of the activities into programs there and will speak about them from an after school perspective.

Marlene Getzendanner is an elementary school teacher and technology instructor in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westminster Schools. She first participated in a face-to-face workshop with us and then online with the MOOC. Marlene’s integration of tinkering activities in her classroom has led to important new iterations for some of our core activities.

This hangout highlights our ongoing interest in Professional Development opportunities for making and tinkering, utilizing a new venue for sharing that work.  We'd like to use the hangout to share some of the questions we're grappling with, including:

• How do you produce a hand's-on, materials rich, tool-based tinkering workshop for an online audience? 

• What are the benefits and drawbacks to offering professional development this way?

• Will people really do the activities and reflect on their process along with us?

• How do you address the combination of physical and digital aspects of the course? 

• In what ways is the MOOC experience similar or different than our face-to-face workshops?

We hope you can join us - Thursday, June 25th at 11PST

*The Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC starts July 22nd - go to the Coursera website to find out more and register.  
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Oregon Episcopal School: OES LEGOS Program

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OES LEGOS Program - Oregon Episcopal School
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Upcoming 2015 LEGO show at the Oregon Zoo May 30 and 31st.

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How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson

How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Anne Jolly shares online sources for potential STEM curriculum, and her criteria for fixing lessons that don't yet meet the criteria for a good STEM experience.
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5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media (or can worry less)

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media (or can worry less) | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Discover the ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens, and help them maximize the benefits.
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Annotation Studio | a suite of collaborative web-based annotation tools.

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The World of Education: Winter 2015 Volume 111 Issue 1 - Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly

The World of Education: Winter 2015 Volume 111 Issue 1 - Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly
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Thank you Vassar for putting out this issue of the Quarterly. I found myself doing lots of head nods and "yes!" as I read the articles. Great work. 

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#SXSWEdu: Making makers: From Guatemala to the world | SmartBlogs

#SXSWEdu: Making makers: From Guatemala to the world | SmartBlogs | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
"Curiosity is wired into our DNA," said Adrian Catalan, professor at Galileo University in Guatemala. Catalan presented with Ceci Castillo, of Girls@Tech G
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7 Maker Faire Exhibits Geared Towards Girls - Make:

7 Maker Faire Exhibits Geared Towards Girls - Make: | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
Girls in STEM fields, whether they are students, hobbyists, or professionals, have probably already noticed that they exist in a male-dominated world. At best, this is a dismal reality that we can overturn. At worst, young girls will be discouraged from pursuing hobbies and careers in STEM fields because it’s …
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40 Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Get You Started On Your Life's Best Work – Design School

40 Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Get You Started On Your Life's Best Work – Design School | Teaching with Technology | Scoop.it
According to some of the world's most successful creative minds, creativity is something we all possess. These 40 books teach your how to reach out and grab it.
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Students use coding to build their own Minecraft worlds | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

The Pruitt twins' whimsical, but impressive, creative powers were on display in the world of Minecraft, an online computer game where players create the world in which they will have adventures by building structures and landscapes out of 3D blocks of various materials, inclu
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I am using a Kano computer (raspberry pi kit)  with my son to program in Python. He loves it! 

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