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iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Math

iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Math | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

See"Flipped math lessons have become common for our third grade team.  Students explaining and showing what they are learning in math is the key to application, understanding, and retention. There are so many great apps to use for a flipped math lesson that tie in with curriculum!"


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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Creating your own virtual world is easy - so much so that elementary school researchers have discovered that children who play Minecraft make better readers! http://bit.ly/1dst3Hm

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 10, 10:11 AM

Interesting article on how it's being used in schools...

 

“Minecraft can help students visualize concepts, work on communication and collaboration skills, foster positive online behavior, [and] differentiate for students who need more than just words in a textbook” 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 11:13 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, August 3, 1:49 AM

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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STEM experiences abound! Sites, challenges, even camps! Sections for Elementary, Middle, High School and a section aimed at STEM experiences for Girls - who, at over 48% of the workforce, make up less than 24% of STEM workers.

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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 28, 4:59 PM

#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on the iPad

5 Tips for Using Google Apps on the iPad | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Google and Apple CAN PLAY NICE! Google and Apple are two very different ecosystems. Both provide great technology and digital tools for use inside the classroom and beyond. When these two worlds...
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As prevalent as iPads are in schools, these tips are timely and make our work as teachers more powerful as we leverage the best of both worlds.
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10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius

10 signs you are a tech-savvy teacher - Daily Genius | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
You love it when you don't know the answer to something. It gives you the opportunity to tap into the real-time learning happening on Twitter and other soc
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Need a rubric for your own progress as a tech-savvy teacher? Here's one as an infographic that's easily "sharable" with colleagues. Question? Why is this "Kindle-centric" and not just mobile devices.

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California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource Today

California should delay Common Core tests for at least 2 years | EdSource Today | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
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Having lived the flash-bang grenade that has been the SBAC testing, I agree with Mr. McRae; we won't be able to rely on objective data for comparison for at least two years. There are too many variables with curriculum to support Common Core Standards and with technology - or better put, access to technology. We should however, keep on practicing the type of questions so we may improve test readiness.

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Google Aims New Intel-Powered Chromebooks At Mainstream PC Buyers - Forbes

Google Aims New Intel-Powered Chromebooks At Mainstream PC Buyers - Forbes | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Google Aims New Intel-Powered Chromebooks At Mainstream PC Buyers. The new machines, introduced at an event in San Francisco today, are based on Intel's lower-power Celeron and higher-performance Core i3 processor chips and run...
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Exciting news for the big education market now using ARM processor Chromebooks. Intel Chrome machines will widen the scope of educational software options for schools.
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PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Both project-based learning and STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are growing rapidly in our schools. Some schools are doing STEAM, some are doing PBL, and some are lev
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Different names for similar learning; both put the learner in the driver's seat. I believe the easiest entry-point for primary teachers is PBL. We're great at projects. Now it's about redefining those projects for the digital classroom.

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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
With so many great resources on the web, teachers are realizing that they can learn just as much (if not more!) from their personal learning network (PLN) as they can from traditional professional de
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Give yourself the freedom to pursue your interests and curiosities. There's no better way to inspire yourself and as a teacher, inspire your students

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The Web: Writing Tools, K-12 Educators Collection by Lisha Vuskovich

The Web: Writing Tools, K-12 Educators Collection by Lisha Vuskovich | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Lisha Vuskovich
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Great, logical curation of Ed. apps for K-12. My teachers would find this useful - especially when the curation can be displayed with URL's or QR codes. This is Working Smarter, Not Harder. Thanks, Lisha!

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6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome

6 Features That Make Google Drive Awesome | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
A look at 6 key features in Google Drive

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Steve Dotto always explains concepts we'll and in a fun way. A better way to dive deeper into Google Drive. 

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, April 8, 2014 6:21 AM

If you are vacillating about whether to use Google Drive or not, take a look at this video by Steve Dotto explaining key features such as storage, searching and the various apps.

If you already use Google Drive, this won't be news to you.

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Kindergartners Explore Through Project Learning

Kindergartners Explore Through Project Learning | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project Learning
Running Time: 9 min.



"Don't go yet, because there's lots of airplanes and birds covering the sky!" warns a wary air-traffic
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If teachers feel apprehensive about the "daunting" task of implementing Common Core State Standards, let's put ourselves in a Kindergartner's shoes... when the world is wondrous.

 

If early learners can do project-based learning, then it must not be so hard, right?

 

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:20 AM

The Apps for Teachers include a wide variety of apps specifically targeted at educators. Having a list that assists teachers in deciding how to use iPads for education is helpful although in many cases it's hard to understand how they defined and delineated the list of apps.

csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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This is long overdue! iTunes is finally more efficient for us, as educators. Dive in...

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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

Carol

carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Apps for Creating Green Screen Videos with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing subjects over animated backdrops, placing a subject on another shot and many more. Green screen technology has been widely used in weather and movie industry. But now with the emergence of apps such as the ones below, everyone can use this technology to create engaging clips and presentations. As Do Ink explained “ Green screen technology is used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera. “

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As the Common Core State Standards weave technology throughout the strands, tools for effective communication (one of the four "C"'s - Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) are as important as the pencil and paper once were. Green Screen apps for iPad give students powerful ways to make their message stand out.

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.
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The Common Core has caused a re-think in the way we approach learning; certainly for most of us it's radically different than the way we were taught.

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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.
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In the 21st Century, and beyond, we will only increase our globalization. Bilingualism only increases our preparation for our participation in the world.
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Osmo

Play on iPad with Real People and Real Objects. Osmo promotes social intelligence and creative thinking in kids. Back Osmo and help us shape the future of play. Pre-Order now to save 50%.
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Can't wait for my Osmo to ship! Get yours at http://goo.gl/0fmNCQ ;

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Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Despite what Apple and Microsoft would like for us to believe, there isn't always "an app for that." Sometimes, it takes multiple tools to complete a process, and this idea becomes abundantly clear w
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Here's an example of Chrome, and by extension- Chromebooks, doing what they do best: unleashing creativity to create new learning and understanding. I agree that TechSmith's Snagit tools are very strong players in this toolbox.
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Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers - Forbes

Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers - Forbes | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Google Classroom Offers Assignment Center for Students and Teachers. Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and manage student work.
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This is so needed to make smart use of the power of Google Apps- especially for so many of our colleagues/teachers who'd rather Teach, than "Tech".
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This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well,
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Project Naptha is a great, and best of all FREE, alternative to Photoshop's "inpainting" technique and TechSmith's Snagit software for powerful tools to communicate with images.

 

The most useful aspect of Project Naptha is it's ability to edit and remove text - editing words within images; a picture being worth a thousand words...

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iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Math

iPaddling through Third Grade: iPaddling through Guided Math | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

See"Flipped math lessons have become common for our third grade team.  Students explaining and showing what they are learning in math is the key to application, understanding, and retention. There are so many great apps to use for a flipped math lesson that tie in with curriculum!"


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See "flipped" math lessons in action! Explaining concepts is key to long-term memory and understanding.

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Avery Teams Up with Google to Create Label Merge Add-On for Google Docs | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Avery Teams Up with Google to Create Label Merge Add-On for Google Docs | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Tech Learning | Scoop.it

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i was an avid user of MS Word because of the mail merge and label-making options. But, in making the complete switch to Google, I thought I wouldn't have that capability... Until now!

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, March 28, 2014 8:43 PM

I used to Avery labels a lot but don't so much now given that a lot of information is done and sent electronically.

But..just in case you still use them, now you can print them with the Add-on using Google Docs.

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Ten Tips for Replicating Project-Based Learning

Ten Tips for Replicating Project-Based Learning | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Five middle schools and one high school in the Whitfield County, Georgia school district are in their second year of a transition to project-based learning. Their model is High Tech High, a San Diego
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So, if we're "dipping our toe in the water", so to speak, with Project-Based Learning, why not learn some tips from the experts?

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Google just updated Google Maps - here are 5 awesome new features you have ... - BGR

Google just updated Google Maps - here are 5 awesome new features you have ... - BGR | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
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Google Maps is one of several free Google services that have changed our lives.
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School field trips, anyone?

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Google opens education-only Play store

Google opens education-only Play store | Tech Learning | Scoop.it
Granted, they missed the back-to-school season by a couple of months, but now appears to be the time to launch educational initiatives. Yesterday,
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Not only are their tablets more affordable (making your Common Core funding dollars stretch), but now the Education Play store will potentially rival the iTunes store. This is a boon for us, as educators!

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