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Five Best Programming Languages for First-Time Learners

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If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there. Still, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or offer more useful skills once you learn them. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Google Search Strategies for All Students | TechEdu | Scoop.it
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to introduce students to new web search strategies or review the ones they already know. The folks at Canva put together a nice infographic abou...

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:30 PM

A great infographic to remind kids on how to find precisely what they are looking for. Remember, Google is not a person - do not ask it questions! Instead, use precise keywords and get familiar with the Advanced tools. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:21 PM

Useful Inofgraphic for teaching this concept.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:15 AM

So timely for the beginning of the school year! 

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180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | TechEdu | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:43 PM

Food for thought.

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Cinco sinais de que não é tão esperto como pensa - Expresso.pt

Cinco sinais de que não é tão esperto como pensa - Expresso.pt | TechEdu | Scoop.it
Está convencido de que é mais inteligente do que os outros e só não dá mais provas disso porque não quer? Esse é o primeiro sinal de que está enganado...
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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | TechEdu | Scoop.it

Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest - Edudemic

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Simple enough, right? Here's our Teacher's Guide To Pinterest that gives you a few more ideas about how to properly use Pinterest in an education setting. Enjoy!
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10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom : Teacher Reboot Camp

10 Ways to Use Lucidchart Online Graphic Organizers in the Classroom : Teacher Reboot Camp | TechEdu | Scoop.it
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How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios - Edudemic

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios - Edudemic | TechEdu | Scoop.it
As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen.

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Good stuff.
Senad Dizdar's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:21 PM

Making the best use of #Evernote and #GoogleDrive

Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:42 AM

This is a fantastic idea for students to combined PBL and technology. I think this is also a way for teachers to digitally document PBL. I use an iPad and Evernote every day for school, but I never thought of it being a tool for as a future teacher. Though this idea would could only be used for a small amount of classrooms right now, I love this idea and I want to keep it in my back pocket. 

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mooc.org

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mooc.org is an edX destination. We're working to help educational institutions, businesses and teachers easily build and host courses for the world to take.
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How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic | TechEdu | Scoop.it
You can actually use Instragram in the classroom and library. Here are a few simple ways that should help you start trying something new!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment

Free Technology for Teachers: Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment | TechEdu | Scoop.it
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Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding | TechEdu | Scoop.it
Computers intersect with every aspect of kids' lives, but most kids don't understand how they work. Using these picks, kids can unlock the logic of code and the basics of programming, turning computers into tools to make new things.
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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | TechEdu | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:36 AM

This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 2014 3:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:11 PM

Looks like a great way to display work!

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15 coisas que professores e estudantes podem fazer com Edmodo

Edmodo é um sistema de microblog desenhado especificamente para professores e estudantes. Desta forma, docentes podem criar uma rede de tarefas para suas classes
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Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TechEdu | Scoop.it
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Uso das redes sociais aplicadas na educação aproxima alunos e professores

Para aproximar ainda mais educação e mundo virtual, já existe uma rede social exclusivamente pedagógica, chamada Edmodo. Com apresentação semelhante ao Faceb...
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in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool

in3Dgallery - cloud based 3D presentation tool | TechEdu | Scoop.it
in3Dgallery is a cloud based presentation software for web and mobile that helps to add a professional touch to every presentation to engage the audience in a new fashion using cinematic 3D graphic.

You can use in3Dgallery to create presentations online and play them back from anywhere using a browser and an Internet connection.


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:12 PM

Possibly some competition for Prezi, but will it be a more of a distraction rather than a tool of engagement?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:51 PM
I love "some" Baiba Svenca's suggestions The female teacher at the logo... it's a bit of a cartoon, but the tool works perfectly in your browser and produces animations in 3 modes:-classic, fly-through and walk-through.

 

Actually it's free... let's have a ride

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Beta version.  Free, for now.

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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education | TechEdu | Scoop.it

"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities.  I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"


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joellemillery's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:54 PM

 it looks good:-)

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:46 AM

This is one of the first resources to actively use digital tools to upgrade the minutes before instruction starts.  In my professional experience this would be very useful.  I think this is a new area that can be developed further to build in opportunities for students to use technology to deepen their learning.  What do you think?  Would you use this new resource?

Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:33 AM

Done similar things with Padlet.

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Paper for the Web | Padlet

Paper for the Web | Padlet | TechEdu | Scoop.it
The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone.
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Ferramenta muito simples para publicação de conteúdos.

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Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity

Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity | TechEdu | Scoop.it
Discover free online classes from top instructors and industry experts. Take courses at your own pace. See what we have to offer.
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Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker | TechEdu | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | TechEdu | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner