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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Technology | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. But rather than fight this uphill battle (Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. If used intentionally, m

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Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 12:07 PM
With effective monitoring, mobile devices can be integrated into courses and classroom time
Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 2, 12:45 PM
From my point of view, personal devices such cell phones, tablets, ipads, among others, can be a huge risk if we allow students to use them in the classroom. However, it is also true that we as teachers should try to find useful ways to incorporate these potential resources into our lessons if we want to increase learner involvement and motivation while at the same time improving time management, teacher-student interaction, meaningful learning and real-time provision of feedback. 

All these educational factors can be simultaneously addressed if teachers take some time to do a little research on the web to find out the countless activities that digital devices allow them to perform along with your students both in and outside the classroom. 
Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, December 4, 6:07 PM
One of the most common expressions that I use to listen to nowadays is "put your cellphone away". Many teacher deal in their daily basis with students distracted by their phones and most of time they take desperate actions towards this situations which leads to a rough environment and affects the atmosphere of the classroom. In fact, one need we have in this current days is that of creating students perception towards the use of this devices which is not  a short way to walk but neither impossible. Providing the conditions and raising awareness about other possible uses into the classroom as well as raising curiosity to what is happening in the classroom will increase the possibilities of obtaining better behaviors in terms of technology. Our task then is to start thinking of strategies to implement since the very basis of the students academic life.
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The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016 | Technology | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now.  You can see them all here.
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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, November 23, 8:49 AM
I always find something new on this list
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7 examples of great technology for English learners

7 examples of great technology for English learners | Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning has changed in many ways over the past two decades. The use of technology to encourage and explore learning is not a new thing and there is now a lot of technology available to second language learners.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 19, 3:09 AM

Some useful examples.

Danielarv's curator insight, November 19, 3:19 PM
In this article you find 7 online tools which can help you to improve your English level. The first online tool is second life which offers learners the chance to connect and collaborate with classmates and teachers out of class. The second is Minecraft which is a commercial game that can motivate the students to learn through the game. The third is the digital art in which learners could draw, paint or manipulate a photograph and then describe to family, friends or classmates what they did and what their image means to them. If you want to know more about this, just give click on it.
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A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class

A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class | Technology | Scoop.it
A great way to engage students in productive literacy practices is to provide them with the tools and opportunities to help them compose and narrate stories through the use of  a mixture of multimedia materials that include pictures, text, audio, and video. Besides enhancing their writing skills, this form of composition helps them express themselves multimodally and develop complex ways  of communicating their ideas. In the list below, we are sharing with you a sampler of some of the best apps students can use on their iPads to create beautiful story books. Most of these apps are ideal for all grades from elementary to high school.

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VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations

VoiceThread - Create interactive, multimedia slideshow presentations | Technology | Scoop.it
VoiceThread is an excellent online tool that promotes meaningful conversation through the use of visual prompts such as video clips, images, graphs, and more. This article gives step-by-step instructions to help educators create VoiceThreads that will engage students and stimulate thoughtful dialogue and collaboration.

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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 27, 10:37 PM

Another tool that is just a bit more exciting than the standard PowerPoint presentation.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 7, 10:42 AM

VoiceThread is still around and still great.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 9:48 PM
We use Voice Thread at my institution. It's a great tool for bringing life to discussion boards. 
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Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | Technology | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 28, 9:12 AM
Wonderful ways to engage students to show what they know. My students love many of these tools and we look forward to exploring more.
WEAC's curator insight, April 28, 9:51 AM

"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 10:26 PM

I would like the concept of using ICT to showcase students work in a more engaging way - I think this would be a valuable addition to the 'mini-unit'

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Lesson Materials | Critical Thinking & Digital Literacies

Lesson Materials | Critical Thinking & Digital Literacies | Technology | Scoop.it
The lessons start with reading and discussion around the topics and then go in to more depth to look behind the information and research the topic area using a range of digital research and presentations tools.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 14, 1:28 AM

You can find my collection of lesson plans for developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills here.

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How Voice Typing Is the New Best Feature of Google Docs

How Voice Typing Is the New Best Feature of Google Docs | Technology | Scoop.it
Voice recognition has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Earlier this week, Google finally introduced voice typing into Google Docs. But is it any good? Let's find out!

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Tina Rettler-Pagel's curator insight, March 2, 9:27 AM

One more tool for the arsenal.  I've found this feature to be an effective way to create rough transcripts for my online videos.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, March 10, 12:28 PM
Awesome addition to Google Docs!!! Essentially they have added what I'll call "eDictation". I look forward to using it and being more productive.
Elizabeth Frangella's curator insight, March 14, 8:48 PM

One more tool for the arsenal.  I've found this feature to be an effective way to create rough transcripts for my online videos.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 82 Google Tools Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 82 Google Tools Tutorial Videos | Technology | Scoop.it

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M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, January 9, 10:48 PM

A nice how-to collection for everything Google and teaching.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collection of E-Learning Tools. Recommended for learners age 3-13 | Technology | Scoop.it
The UNESCO Bangkok ICT in Education Programme has created this CD-ROM which contains a collection of free e-learning tools suitable for children age 3-13. They are useful for instructed learning and self-learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 24, 2015 1:51 AM

You can download the complete contents of the CD in a zipfile from this page.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 25, 2015 12:52 AM

Interesting to check out some time soon!

Jennifer Hincapie's curator insight, May 3, 10:07 PM
I decided to share this article to all my fellows, as it proposes very interesting tools to work with young learners and E learning, and it is of utmost importance to teach our kids how to use technology appropriately. We cannot reject the use of technology, we need to accept it, confront it, and better teach our learners how to use it
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Some Very Good iPad Apps to Help Students Create Educational Animations ~ EdTech and MLearning

Some Very Good iPad Apps to Help Students Create Educational Animations ~ EdTech and MLearning | Technology | Scoop.it
In yesterday’s post we talked about three main ways students can demonstrate their learning that is through the creation of educational posters, videos and/or digital portfolios. There is also the possibility of creating creative animations as a way to communicate their thinking. To this end, we are sharing with you some of our favourite apps that student can use in class or at home to design beautiful animations.

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Technology | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 4, 2015 5:04 PM

#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:03 PM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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Best Foot Forward: Video Observation Toolkit

Best Foot Forward: Video Observation Toolkit | Technology | Scoop.it

This toolkit provides practical guidance for education practitioners on using video observations to help teachers accelerate their development. Inside you will find four sections to help you start video observations in your school community. Each section includes a discussion of important lessons from the Best Foot Forward project, a study of digital video in classroom observations, and adaptable tools for implementation.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 23, 2015 12:57 AM

A very useful resource for teacher trainers.

Aevalle Galicia's curator insight, November 23, 2015 3:08 PM

Many thanks to Nik Peachey for finding this little jewel! :D

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100+ iOS Apps and ideas for the classroom

100+ iOS Apps and ideas for the classroom | Technology | Scoop.it
Thanks to my amazing PLN there are now more than 100 different responses (with far more than 100 ideas) on iOS Apps and ideas for their use added to the wall, in under 24 hours.

Quite frankly, teachers rock.

Thank you so much for sharing.

To share the responses more widely I have embedded the wall below. I hope you find the ideas useful!

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Sphero Bocce Ball Coding Game — All for the Boys

Sphero Bocce Ball Coding Game — All for the Boys | Technology | Scoop.it

"This game was inspired by one we saw in the SPRK Lightning Lab (though I didn’t save it and couldn’t find it on a quick search). The Lightning Lab has so many awesome ideas (programs and activities). We love scrolling through them to find things to do.


For this game you’ll need a target. I made this printable which is 4 sheets of paper stapled together (I forgot to set my printer as being full bleed (no margins) but was fine with how this looked. You could always trim the margins if you printer prints them."


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Lilydale High School's curator insight, November 26, 4:23 PM
Sphere game - coding.
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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files | Technology | Scoop.it
Recycle Bin recovery seems quite difficult to us if the Recycle Bin is emptied or the files are further deleted from it; however, it is not the case.

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20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables!

20 Free Educational Tools: Videos, Guides, and Printables! | Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 20 free educational tools for teachers. Educators everywhere can find free teaching resources for all subjects and grade levels!

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 2, 1:57 AM
מבחר כלים דיגיטליים חינמיים להוראה בכל הגילאים ובתחומי דעת שונים
Jamie Edwards (IDS)'s curator insight, June 3, 8:34 AM
The iRubrics by rcampus.com was particularly interesting. I will pass it on to instructors for rubric ideas.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 10, 3:40 PM
Some helpful tools here. 
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Technology | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, April 27, 8:41 PM
often needed!
Andrew 's curator insight, May 6, 9:48 AM
Teachers are always looking for an easy way to convert, here is the answer
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM
Un article pas très utile pour le prof, mais il faut savoir que cela existe.
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6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning | Technology | Scoop.it
PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction. PBL experts will tell you this, but I often hear teachers ask for real examples, specifics to help them contextualize what it "looks like" in the classroom. We all need to try out specific ideas and strategies to get our brains working in a different context. Here are some specific differentiation strategies to use during a PBL project.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 12, 1:52 AM

Some useful tips.

Aleta Chowfin's curator insight, April 15, 7:37 PM
Learning design is turning into a pretty measurable art form.
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Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint | Technology | Scoop.it
This article will guide you step-by-step how to create the split image effect. Breaking an image into multiple pieces gives a unique visual look to design.

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Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, April 3, 6:45 AM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

Debbie Pop's curator insight, April 4, 2:50 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

Ricardo Serrano's curator insight, April 4, 6:47 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Technology | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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Before and After: 7 Presentation Makeovers

Before and After: 7 Presentation Makeovers | Technology | Scoop.it
We selected some less-than-attractive slides from real presentations and redesigned them as examples of what you should and shouldn’t do.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 25, 2015 8:19 AM

Great examples of unsuccessful slides improved and made nearly perfect.

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How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie

How to Download Music and Video Files to the iPad @JonathanWylie | Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever needed to download music or video files to your iPad or iPhone? The lack of a dedicated file structure on the iPad is an often maligned feature that leads some to turn against the iPad as a tool for the classroom, but it shouldn’t. At least not when there are free apps like Documents by Readdle, which have been created to help fill that void. It is one of the few genuine five star apps in the App Store, and here’s why.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, November 24, 2015 6:27 PM

If you have never tried to get media files into iMovie, then you just don't know what a pain it is. This will help.

ishay's curator insight, December 31, 2015 2:42 AM

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/12/4-great-ipad-apps-to-annotate-and-edit.html

 

 

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Technology | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 3, 3:03 PM

never enough of them if they are good. 

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Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers | Technology | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests

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Breffni O'Rourke's curator insight, December 1, 2015 5:44 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all...

nicolaperry's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:40 AM

It's true and it's such a shame. This is why I believe teachers need to train themselves and each other. 

Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:02 AM

Great article, how much technology is going unused in your classroom?  Tell us where we can help in PD to assist you in using the technology in your classroom.