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How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core

How Teachers Are Integrating Technology Into The Common Core | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"I’m positive about the future of education and you should be too! Schools across the globe are disrupting the traditional educational model through the incorporation of technology into instruction. I can’t help thinking about how perfect the timing of this technological revolution is as it correlates perfectly with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The switch to the Common Core occurring at the same time as this wave of educational technology is as perfect as the combination of Twitter and your PLN. They fit together perfectly!"


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I am also hopeful for the future of educational technology.

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 9:19 AM

Lots of Presentation ideas here that would be great for High School Students

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 2:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


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Picking the Perfect Presentation Software

Picking the Perfect Presentation Software | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges when creating a slideshow happens even before you begin production; knowing the right presentation software to use!

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flea palmer's curator insight, April 10, 3:04 AM

A comparison of the features, scope and price of the 3 main tools. Also see emaze.com - more interesting than PowerPoint, less 'dangerous' than Prezi!

Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 10, 7:07 AM

Yes, Prezi is an option for some presentations, the most universal information in this piece is the 2nd to last line.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 11, 9:38 AM
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The article compares three most used presentation tools - PowerPoint, Keynote and Prezi. There is a table that sums up pros and cons of each software and helps you decide which one is the best for you.

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Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills - great resources, white papers, and resource kits


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A good read. 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 6:27 PM

Great resources. 

holbel mendez's curator insight, January 15, 6:38 PM

"Learn about the critical skills students need to be successful in the digital age and beyond"

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, January 16, 3:04 AM

Good resource for information on the skills needed by today's learners.

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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing'

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
For the future economy to thrive, digital literacy must be widespread.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:19 AM

Digital skills are becoming increasingly important to education, with many experts claiming they are as essential as literacy and numeracy.

Education secretary Michael Gove announced earlier this year that from September 2014, schoolchildren will be taught computer science and programming alongside basic IT skills.

According to Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, becoming literate in technology is equivalent to reading, writing and maths, and this "fourth literacy" needs to be seen as mainstream.

"Not just at the level of the very basics of operating a computer but actually understanding how the code and mechanics behind it work," he was quoted by the Telegraph as saying.

 
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DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Tools and Technologies for Effective Classrooms

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Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction. There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change
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Just Look How Far Technology Has Come!

Just Look How Far Technology Has Come! | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I've found you never truly know where you're headed until you understand where you've been. In terms of education technology (emphasis on technology), we've come so far...just take look!


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:41 PM

Awesome images - and in such a short space of time! Sometimes I lament that this generation will never hear, 'Get off the internet, I need to use the phone!' 

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Three New Distance Educations Regulations – Are You in Compliance?

Three New Distance Educations Regulations – Are You in Compliance? | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"If you are a distance education administrator, you know that running an effective program means more than just developing courses and ensuring consistent delivery. It also means complying with key regulations that impact the operations and experience of the program."


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Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers

Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions & Answers We'll answer as many of your questions as we can! Click here: http://www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members to get even...

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The attack of the MOOCs | The Economist, Higher Education

The attack of the MOOCs | The Economist, Higher Education | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

An army of new online courses is scaring the wits out of traditional universities. But can they find a viable business model?


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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:04 AM

Good commentary by Peter Sloep: "This concise article contains little news for those who keep up to date on MOOC developments. However, it still is useful in that it only takes on the question of whether (higher) education with MOOCs can be turned into a viable business. This is revealing, both in that the Economist concludes that the verdict is still out on that question and in that no single sentence is devoted to the question of whether this is a good idea in the first place." (@pbsloep)

 

I suppose it is The Economist, after all...

drsmetty's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:26 AM

Offering MOOC's... a “lemming-like rush”? Interesting metaphor.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 21, 2013 4:16 AM

Business models are appearing - Coursera announced this week that they have made $1million on their Signature track (although this pales into insignificance against their investors $66 million) Better than nothing though!  Interesting article though. 

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Pew data on technology & student writing | NspireD2: Learning Technology in Higher Ed.

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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We are still working on this in higher education!

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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:39 AM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 13, 2013 11:44 PM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Dude. College isn't exactly a walk in the park. Thankfully, these 25 apps will help make your experience a little easier.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 9, 2013 6:08 AM
I couldn't get the link to work so here it is again: http://mashable.com/2013/08/08/apps-for-college/ . You will like the Easy Bib app. It works like magic.
J A Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:43 PM

This selection of reference, productivity and time management tools are a basis for students heading to college.

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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 6:17 AM

Can you have too many creative tools? Here are more!

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How Technology Enables Blended Learning

How Technology Enables Blended Learning | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, it pays to start over. That's certainly been the case for California'sMilpitas Unified School District.

Wanting to modernize education across all 13 K–12 schools, Cary Matsuoka and Chin Song — the Silicon Valley district's recently hired superintendent and chief technology officer, respectively — asked staff at each school the following question in March 2012: If you could design a school of the future, what would it look like?"


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 5:11 PM

Asking school staff a question about designing a school for the future is a great start.

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The Future of Higher Education | With Good Reason Radio

The Future of Higher Education | With Good Reason Radio | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Future of Higher Education - November 16th, 2013  Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University) argues that the pursuit of wisdom should be the teaching aim in all higher education.

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Welcome to Picozu - the HTML5 Image Editor

Welcome to Picozu - the HTML5 Image Editor | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Picozu Editor is an online drawing and photo retouching application based on HTML5 and CSS3. The application provides you with an easy yet complex way to edit your photos, draw using various brushes, filters, layers and explore various editing tools such as color fill, magic eraser, freehand selection, cropping, selections and more.


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Cindy Powell's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:28 AM

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This looks like a high powered editor for a free online tool.

rwestby's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:08 PM

Compares nicely with Art Rage.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:53 AM

proberen als anti Adobe actie...

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Three student successes with iPads | Digital

Three student successes with iPads | Digital | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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These learning outcomes applies to many communities in North America.....

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PERSPECTIVE for creating audiovisual stories

PERSPECTIVE for creating audiovisual stories | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Perspective is a platform for exploring, creating, and sharing audiovisual stories. Today's storytelling involves a mishmash of apps, websites, blog tools, and technologies. Perspective simplifies all this by combining the essential elements of storytelling into a single iPad App.


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:51 AM

Ben heel benieuwd!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:07 AM

STORYTELLING free app for iPad and iPhone users.

 

FutureITouch's curator insight, December 1, 2013 6:03 PM

www.iclothproducts.com

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Just Look How Far Technology Has Come!

Just Look How Far Technology Has Come! | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

I've found you never truly know where you're headed until you understand where you've been. In terms of education technology (emphasis on technology), we've come so far...just take look!


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:41 PM

Awesome images - and in such a short space of time! Sometimes I lament that this generation will never hear, 'Get off the internet, I need to use the phone!' 

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2 Basic Ways How To Add Technology To Your Curriculum

2 Basic Ways How To Add Technology To Your Curriculum | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you're looking to integrate social media or add technology to your curriculum, check out this pair of tips for some easy ways to get started.

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Audrey's comment, September 5, 2013 11:04 AM
So simple. Why didn't I think of it!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 12, 2013 8:46 AM

Two really basic and easy ideas everyone can do.  Thanks.

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Focus on Collaboration to Kick Off New School Year

Focus on Collaboration to Kick Off New School Year | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from PBL for 21st Century Success: Teaching Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, published this summer by the Buck Institute for Education. Pr

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Teaching critical thinking is an essential part of educational learning outcomes.

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LinkedIn lowers age limit to 13 in student push http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10252153/LinkedIn-lowers-age-limit-to-13-in-student-push.html

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Well, subject to discussion...

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#MOOCs Show Gap in Prior Learning Assessment - Interview with George Simens

#MOOCs Show Gap in Prior Learning Assessment - Interview with George Simens | Tech Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:48 AM

"The following interview is with George Siemens, associate director of the Technology-Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to grow in popularity, a debate has surfaced over whether these courses should be worth academic credits. In this interview, Siemens sheds some light on the debate, shares his thoughts on how MOOCs stack up against traditional lectures offered by universities and explains how the debate is more far-reaching than the acceptance of this new educational medium."

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"The following interview is with George Siemens, associate director of the Technology-Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to grow in popularity, a debate has surfaced over whether these courses should be worth academic credits. In this interview, Siemens sheds some light on the debate, shares his thoughts on how MOOCs stack up against traditional lectures offered by universities and explains how the debate is more far-reaching than the acceptance of this new educational medium."

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Truths about MOOCs, Rees v Chait, and a bunch of other MOOC article links | Steve Krause - stevendkrause.com, blog

It sure seems like there’s been a swing in both the education media and the main stream media against MOOCs as of late– that is, from what once seemed to me to be a blind faith of MOOCs being the next best thing, it seems like we’ve swung lately into a sort of a MOOCs are evil vein. […] let me suggest two important and frequently ignored “truths” about MOOCs to keep in mind as you browse through these and almost anything else about MOOCs, especially polemics about MOOCs.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:59 AM

The truths are rather obvious for anyone following the MOOC debates but Steve Krause plausibly argues that not everyone has them on their radar. The first is that MOOCs and online learning are not the same, the former being a subset of the latter. I wholeheartedly agree with this, having written from day one that MOOC pundits ignore decades of research on online learning, at their peril.  

 

The second one is dat cMOOCs - the original, connectivist kind written about by Siemens et al - and xMOOCs - the new one, offered by Udacity, Coursera and the like - are often confused in the public debate. This is detrimental to any productive discussion as the two are diametrically opposed. However, the actual damage is small if one substitutes xMOOC for MOOC on any occasion that the unqualified term is used. 

 

The remainder of the discussion brings little news for anybody who follows MOOC debates, but it is a very useful overview of the current state of affairs. So if you want to read up on MOOCs, particularly the xMOOC kind, the article is very useful. (@pbsloep)