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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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The End of Neighborhood Schools

The End of Neighborhood Schools | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
New Orleans is home to the nation’s first all-charter district. Is this the future of education?

Via Artur Coelho
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Interesting that we keep hearing you cannot improve schools by throwing money at them ...then why are the Gates and Walmart heirs and other rich people throwing it at charters rather than neighborhood public schools? People are always free to donate to public schools as well.

 

Community public schools would leave the power of control with those in the community rather than the owners of the system sold to the community. Dividing a community effort has much the same outcome as dividing a family. The unit and the connection is weakened.  Rather than playing on the same team for common community goals each is instead a threat or competition to the other. If the goal is to drop the teaching credentials to lower the standards of entry teachers to people who didn't bother to train to enter the profession but instead desire to compete with other teachers for pay then that model should be allowed to the public schools as well if it actually is a valid model.

 

Competition is not really a team sport...it is dog eat dog activity and everyone knows that to be true. Competitive games are fun as a thrill at a sport activity, but let us face the fact nearly everyone at the game is sitting out and watching at the end of the day and not playing on the field. Those that are only very, very rarely stay in the game for a life time. Is that really what we want for our lifetime learning experience?

 

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Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free for schools

Epic makes Unreal Engine 4 free for schools | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Removes $19/month fee for universities after considering decision "in hindsight."

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Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic

Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Getting students actively engaged and learning by leveraging the power of gamification in the classroom is a hot trend these days. The idea of getting students learning, sharing, and laughing by using gamification shows great promise, to be sure. But where should you start in terms of finding the tools that will actually help you …

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Picaboo Yearbooks | Simplified, Personalized, On-Demand Yearbooks

Picaboo Yearbooks | Simplified, Personalized, On-Demand Yearbooks | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Easy to Use Web App with No Min Order, No Deadline, Three Week Turn Around, Free Shipping, and Free eYearbooks (RT @kgm100: @TamaraLNugent excellent post!
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There are new year book to consider.

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The six major trends in digital learning - and ...

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Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Digital learning (e-learning, if you must) has been with us for a while now, but the direction it’s taking us hasn’t always been clear.
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'Minecraft' becomes publishing hit with official game guides - The Augusta Chronicle

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'Minecraft' becomes publishing hit with official game guides
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“I definitely see Minecraft manuals encouraging students to read,” Madarang says.
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Many students love Minecraft.

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Get creative for the holidays Creative Classroom for Grown Ups Series will be ... - SouthCoastToday.com

Get creative for the holidays Creative Classroom for Grown Ups Series will be ... - SouthCoastToday.com | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Get creative for the holidays Creative Classroom for Grown Ups Series will be ...
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And now for creative holiday ideas link to this site.

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ClassJump - Free web sites for teachers

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Free Web Sites For Teachers

ClassJump.com provides teachers web sites free of charge, where multiple classes can be managed and updated using an easy to understand interface. No knowledge of web site programming is needed to get your class or classes set up and quickly providing up-to-date information for your students and parents.
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Classjump.com

Love this site. If you try it and like it please don't forget to help foot the bill. Classjump isn't overly sleek but I can connect with my students here in a great way and it is very easy to use. Students and parents are informed the site is learning and club supplement only. All formal issues having to do with grades or problems go through the official school sites and procedures and are not dealt with on this class web page I set up with classjump.com.

 

I can print off any inappropriate entries submitted (which has never happened so far) and report it to administrators just as I can in my classroom.  I inform the students and parents through "must sign as read" printouts of conduct requirements and use of the class web page. I can also ban inappropriate users from making entries. The WEB page is solely to connect online learning experiences and class related online discussions within class to an extended online learning format and provide makeup info for those out sick or need a review and for those that wish to learn more on their own. I think public writing challenges all of us, including me to improve writing and proofing skills. No one wants to look bad in front of others if they can avoid it. We have never had anyone make fun of weak writing skills displayed from each other. I think we all know we could be the next one to "mess up"' our written statement and understand we are there to share our thoughts, work, enjoy connections and support but mainly seek to encourage and understand each other while we learn.

 

My students have indicated they would like to be able to comment on each other’s art work, upload their work from their own devices and interact about their work on this site. So far students can only personally send/upload me a document or photo to review and the other students cannot view or comment on what they send to me. With appropriate etiquette and criticism training it would be great if the students could comment on the work documents summited when fellow students seek input. I can post these as photos and use the class message boards for comments. It would be good to be able to post a pic of their art work to the message board so that students wishing input on their work could request it there directly. Only I can post the photos on the photo albums.  Students cannot upload images of their artwork from their devices.

 

 I use the site also to connect my students with enrichment material and hope to back up my own classroom instruction there and on JUNO/Jupitergrades.com as well with video and printouts of my core instruction. I find myself repeating the same thing over and over to those that miss class or just don't pay attention. I’m sure hearing all this repeated in the background isn’t fun for those that listened the first time and have to hear it continually restated for those that couldn’t or didn’t listen. I intend to give them a link to replay very soon. It will take some time to get all my key content uploaded. My only regret is that all this wasn't available years ago when I would have looked better on videos.


The art work shown is an original work by Josh Johnson of Mississippi.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 6, 2014 2:32 PM

Classjump.com

Love this site. If you try it and like it please don't forget to help foot the bill. Classjump isn't overly sleek but I can connect with my students here in a great way and it is very easy to use. Students and parents are informed the site is learning and club supplement only. All formal issues having to do with grades or problems go through the official school sites and procedures and are not dealt with on this class web page I set up with classjump.com.

 

I can print off any inappropriate entries submitted (which has never happened so far) and report it to administrators just as I can in my classroom.  I inform the students and parents through "must sign as read" printouts of conduct requirements and use of the class web page. I can also ban inappropriate users from making entries. The WEB page is solely to connect online learning experiences and class related online discussions within class to an extended online learning format and provide makeup info for those out sick or need a review and for those that wish to learn more on their own. I think public writing challenges all of us, including me to improve writing and proofing skills. No one wants to look bad in front of others if they can avoid it. We have never had anyone make fun of weak writing skills displayed from each other. I think we all know we could be the next one to "mess up"' our written statement and understand we are there to share our thoughts, work, enjoy connections and support but mainly seek to encourage and understand each other while we learn.

 

My students have indicated they would like to be able to comment on each other’s art work, upload their work from their own devices and interact about their work on this site. So far students can only personally send/upload me a document or photo to review and the other students cannot view or comment on what they send to me. With appropriate etiquette and criticism training it would be great if the students could comment on the work documents summited when fellow students seek input. I can post these as photos and use the class message boards for comments. It would be good to be able to post a pic of their art work to the message board so that students wishing input on their work could request it there directly. Only I can post the photos on the photo albums.  Students cannot upload images of their artwork from their devices.

 

 I use the site also to connect my students with enrichment material and hope to back up my own classroom instruction there and on JUNO/Jupitergrades.com as well with video and printouts of my core instruction. I find myself repeating the same thing over and over to those that miss class or just don't pay attention. I’m sure hearing all this repeated in the background isn’t fun for those that listened the first time and have to hear it continually restated for those that couldn’t or didn’t listen. I intend to give them a link to replay very soon. It will take some time to get all my key content uploaded. My only regret is that all this wasn't available years ago when I would have looked better on videos.


The art work shown is an original work by Josh Johnson of Mississippi.

 

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6 Ways Teachers Respond to Education Technology - The Epoch Times

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6 Ways Teachers Respond to Education Technology
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6 Ways Teachers Respond to Education Technology. The pencil metaphor persists because of the simultaneous overlap and juxtaposition of pencils, education, and technology.
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How true is this metaphor?

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Major Internet Companies Join Protest Against Internet Slowdown

Major Internet Companies Join Protest Against Internet Slowdown | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Companies like Mozilla, Foursquare and reddit will raise awareness of FCC's proposed rules that could divide Internet into "fast lanes" and "slow lanes"
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We need you! We want you and you may not know it yet put you need all of us too! The big comp[anise can't pull this off on their own...the citizens need to jump into this in huge numbers and fast! Over a million already have now it is time to raise the roof far higher on that number! It starts with ringing the FCC phone and e-mil off the wall and desk and then the congress and start up to Obama who said he would protect the WEB and stand for net neutrality put instead appointed Wheeler.  


Wheeler was approved by both sides in congress but  appears to be there long with a few other FCC commissioners, to destroy and make a mockery of our open and net neutral WEB in an effort to turn it into a pay to play WEB for those with the most money to use as their own casino where the house (our ISPs in his case and those willing to pay them big bucks) nearly always wins. Get in the game or you could end up a loser at the open internet access table when they start charging you to have a larger voice to reach your connections online and get seen on the WEB.


 Just think how much of our internet connection payments were spent on campaigns for nearly everyone in congress as well as many state houses to cut deals for the our internet providers (ISPs)to charge everyone even more to line the ISP pockets instead of improve our service, access, cost and connections as we pay them to do. Let's win this, then talk about how much we must be getting overcharge to allow the ISPs enough extra cash flow buy up pretty much all  congress and the White House to boot! Maybe the internet is just too tempting to control to allow it to remain a private business rather than publically held service. That is something to think about. Even if we just own it as an association like TVA or a rural electric company, credit union or as roads that crisscross the country connecting people.

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Broadband and the future of learning - Computerworld

Broadband and the future of learning - Computerworld | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Broadband and the future of learning Computerworld Connected learning leverages digital network technology to empower students to pursue their own interests and assemble their own curriculums, making it possible for them to learn anytime, in any...
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This is one of the most awesome affects of the internet!

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Parents' ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing ... - Sacramento Bee

Parents' ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing ... - Sacramento Bee | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Parents' ability to track student grades, attendance by smartphone has growing ...
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Mom and Dad are keeping an eye on the kids more often using technology.

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Making room for learning by pushing school out of the way - CBC.ca

Making room for learning by pushing school out of the way - CBC.ca | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Making room for learning by pushing school out of the way
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How many times are classes interrupted by inane announcements?
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Limiting the announcements to set times will help!

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3D-printed internet traffic looks a lot like your first attempt at pottery

3D-printed internet traffic looks a lot like your first attempt at pottery | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Unless you live under the tyranny of a bandwidth cap, you probably aren't spending much time looking at the amount of data passing through your home

Via Artur Coelho
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A bandwidth cap is tyranny of thought, knowledge, opportunity and innovation. I haven't ever heard it stated better. The word tyranny is exactly the right word! Most people with these caps hesitate to utilize the internet to its full advantage in their lives to avoid high, costly penalties that may as well be called fines. This is used as a way of also forcing people to pay for more than they will ever use just to avoid the fines that normally work to keep them well under their available data amount.

 

That behavior allows ISPs to underserve and do far less upgrading of their service which is already often unavailable or weak in many areas even for those who already pay for service. That even further curtails their use of the WEB and the information and knowledge that is there or that they might share with others. 

 

Mobile devices are the main way most around the world get their connections and in many places, especially in America, mobile data connections come with data caps as a way to force less use, thus require less work for improved services from ISPs and play gotcha games with those they are supposed to serve in order to garnish more profits for what are often poor service companies no matter how big the company name is.

 

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Can Making Classroom Management a Priority Help You Set High Expectations?

Can Making Classroom Management a Priority Help You Set High Expectations? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
By making classroom management a priority in your teaching, students are able to get the most of themselves and you. Hear from one teacher who believes this, and shows us how it all starts in the first day of school.

Via Mel Riddile, Dean J. Fusto
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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 4, 2015 1:16 AM

Excellent review of 20th century ed thought leaders and how they inform 21st century learning

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 2015 12:20 AM

A short biography of a number of leading thinkers contributors work in education i.e. Dewey, Montessori, Freire, etc.

 

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learnin...

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Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (“@TDOttawa: Two Incredibly Useful Videos on Flipped Learning - http://t.co/dJF9sKKqpr...
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Great tools!

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Trend: Longevity lacking for school administrators - Wicked Local Marshfield

Trend: Longevity lacking for school administrators
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As the role of the school principal evolves, fewer administrators are staying on the job for the long haul.
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This could be very meaningful as loosing the father or mother figures and leaders within a community often change the whole mood and focus of that community.

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The results are real - New York Daily News

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The results are real
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They use anecdotal accounts to imply hordes of struggling students are being pushed out.
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Why It Pays To Choose the Right Transcription Services

Why It Pays To Choose the Right Transcription Services | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Every firm, blogger, writer, journalist or company is spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing the right Transcription Services Company. The solid truth is that - in the market there are hundreds of Transcription Services companies to choose from, not all of them will meet your standards or needs.

 

One of the bad experiences really stood out!!!

 

One fine day, I asked one of the Transcriber to transcribe an hour-long interview for me. The gentlemen with confidence & excitement said “Yes, of course!! I can do that for you.” I sent him the file on his specified e-mail ID and was rest assured that the work will be done well. Few hours later, I received an e-mail from the gentlemen saying: “I am done with the assigned task but need some more time for correction.” I allotted more time to him still rest assured that the work will be quality. Finally, at the end of the day, I received the final file but the work was a real mess – the final output was not making any sense to me. Paragraphs were transcribed in such a manner that I really had tough time getting the hang of it.

 

After reading an awful experience, do you still look out for the Cheap Business Option? Well, cheap option may sound attractive at first but the final output will always be a mess.

 

I would love to hear your stories if you ever have had an awful experiences with the cheap business services, be it Transcription or otherwise.

 

Finally I get my audio files transcribed to text by professionals at http://www.habiledata.com/transcription.php

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Do you have a educational book you wish to publish? You might need to know this before you finish up that book.

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Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek

Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology - eWeek | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
eWeek Google for Education Blog Aims to Help Teachers With Technology eWeek The idea of Classroom is to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently and communicate with their classes easily through Web-based...
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This is good but I like Classjump.com and Jupiter grades/Juno lesson sharing and use them all the time. They are easy and fun to work with. Don't forget to donate to the non-profits you love and buy into the for-profit online services that support your teaching efforts.


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PBS LearningMedia

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PBS Learning Media Home Page
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Here are Free Webinars for teachers at this PBS link. The link offers more than 87,000 learning resources. Does public broadcasting give the public their tax payer money's worth? You be the judge. Homeschooling parent might also like this link. as it includes a lot of  basic content for grades k-12.

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Etsy CEO to Businesses: If Net Neutrality Perishes, We Will Too | Opinion | WIRED

Etsy CEO to Businesses: If Net Neutrality Perishes, We Will Too | Opinion | WIRED | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
As the CEO of a young company, I spend most of my time thinking about serving our community of one million sellers, leading 600 employees, building web and mobile products, and managing growth. The last thing I want to think about is an arcane legal proposal at the Federal Communications Commission.
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The WEB provides many homebased artist a market worth fighting for and on Sept the 10th Etsy and the crafters and artist there will join the fight to save the internet for artist and craftsman and everyone else. The extended deadline to comment to the FCC on this ends soon this month. Study up on what is at stack if you haven't all ready. And make your voice heard while it still can be heard. Freepress.net, EFF And

All the tools you need for the battle are here:https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th all three of these links have the tools you need to join in and stand-up for the WEB.

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Saudi Arabia gets MOOC'd up - Al Jazeera America

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Saudi Arabia gets MOOC'd up
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The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is among the country's first co-ed public institutions.
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Times are changing!

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Minecraft is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this week

Minecraft is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this week | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
There’s good news if you’re into cult game Minecraft and bought/are on the cusp of buying a next-gen games console. That’s because the title is heading to both the Xbox One and PS4 this week.
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Update on a creative game.

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