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Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

Code Blast is an excellent coding app that has gone free today for a limited period of time. This app is designed to provide young learners and kids with a solid initiation into the world of programming concepts and problem solving. Code Blast teaches kids coding through fun and engaging activities consisting of programming a rocket to reach its final destination without being damaged by UFOs and other electric barriers found in its course. In running the mission, kids get to develop a series of key programming concepts and thinking skills such as : precise and accurate programming, forward planning to solve anticipated problems, ordering instructions sequentially and many more.


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asli telli's curator insight, February 15, 2015 12:42 AM

another fun and engaging appi for Coder Kids:)

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:52 AM

This looks good- think about how it could be adapted to Social Sciences and Humanities. learning to code is just the first step

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 16, 2015 1:11 PM

General ed teachers: let's try this!

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Motivate Students by Integrating Tech into Learning (Even When Tech Access is Limited)

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Technology is the great equalizer for student circumstance – whether it be socio-economic, location, or social-emotional issues.
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10 Essential Tips For Meeting Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools

10 Essential Tips For Meeting Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
The principal of an elementary school in one of Oakland's most violent neighborhood gives tips on how to implement a blended learning program that serves the needs of disadvantaged students, many of whom are English language learners.
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Video Chats Take Students to Other Worlds

Video Chats Take Students to Other Worlds | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
As Skyping becomes part of our daily vocabulary -- like "googling" and "friending," it's also being used more in schools. As a way to connect students to va
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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do about it.
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Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, the authors discuss how American teachers can create opportunities to become leaders in their schools and in their fields.
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A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.

What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education."


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Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo

Group Games & Activities - Ice-Breakers, Get To Know You Games, Energisers, Name Games, Trust Exercises & Problem-Solving / Team-Building Initiative Activities - playmeo | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Online database of group games & activities. Dozens of ice-breakers, get-to-know-you games, energisers, name games, trust exercises & group problem-solving / teambuilding initiatives. Ideal for teachers, corporate trainers & program leaders.

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Daniel Weber's curator insight, October 18, 2015 8:11 PM

I chose this resource because the site offers a wide variety of team building activities that are accessible to any workplace.  I hope to apply some of these activities to my workplace to help build relationships among staff members.

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3 New Educational Video Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 New Educational Video Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Below are some of the new educational video resources I have recently discovered. I am adding them to the list of top video resources I have compiled here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The purpose is to help teachers and students lay their hands on some useful educational documentaries, tutorials, clips and many more."


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How to Make School Better for Boys - The Atlantic

How to Make School Better for Boys - The Atlantic | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"I recently appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss the new edition of my book The War Against Boys. The four hosts were having none of it. A war on boys? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the professions. One of them concluded, “I don’t think the patriarchy is under any threat.”"

 

 


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David Baker's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:38 AM

The sad statement here is that we are arguing that it is ok to marginally serve any population.  Are these commentators not the same people that decry education regularly?  I take that we are beginning to help our girls learn better as a positive.  Are we only capable of one  group at a time? No!  This is a reminder to teach for all in engaging ways.

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A Guide to iPad AirPlay Screen Mirroring

A Guide to iPad AirPlay Screen Mirroring | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"By simply double pressing the iPad's home button, or swiping up the screen with four fingers, then swiping the task manager to the right, the AirPlay screen mirroring options are displayed. From this menu you can send a live stream of your iPad's screen to an Apple TV or software that supports AirPlay."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:58 PM

Here are some great tips for mirroring your iPad screen wirelessly to another device. 

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Nice! Thanks!
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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 | Technology in the classroom | 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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Stories aim to grow interest in math

Stories aim to grow interest in math | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
What do yaks, cooking meatballs and saving baby whales have to do with math?A lot, as ...
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The Must-Have Tools for Online Learners

The Must-Have Tools for Online Learners | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Online education gives students access to courses that may not be available locally, but they must have the right tools to take full advantage of these classes.
The post The Must-Have Tools for Online Learners appeared first on Edudemic.
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Why Active Kids Learn Better

Why Active Kids Learn Better | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
The fact that humans (especially Americans) are steadily becoming more sedentary and obese is no secret.
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Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time? -- THE Journal

Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time? -- THE Journal | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Today's sophisticated digital games are engaging students and conveying hard-to-teach concepts like failure and perspective. So why aren't more classrooms playing along?
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The Ministry of Silly Hats

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When I was a young pup, during my first year of teaching, I had to attend a special training session each week with the other young pups and our professional tutor. One week, this session was led b...
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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
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Reference & News

Reference & News | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
National Geographic Education Programs' Landing Page for Reference and News Content. Find news articles, encyclopedic entries, current-event connections, and a full glossary of terms.
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10 Good TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"It's a long time since I last posted in Ted Talks for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. However, today I have a list of great TED talks from inspiring teachers. The list has been curated by the folks of TED themselves and shared in their blog. Some of the talks mentioned here have already been featured in different lists I shared with you before. If you have some time in this weekend sit down and watch one or two videos from this selection. I am pretty sure you will learn a lot from them."


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10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets - Teachers With Apps

10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets - Teachers With Apps | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom.  It’s more than just hype.  More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet sales to the education sector doubling last year."

 


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Creating a Community for Students Blogging in Math | Mathlete Blogs

Creating a Community for Students Blogging in Math | Mathlete Blogs | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Over the summer, I have been blogging about Redefining Learning in the Mathematics Classroom through the use of individual student blogs. After hearing about the great things going on in Kristen Wideen’s classroom and her use of QuadBlogging for creating a Primary Blogging Community, I have been inspired to attempt modifying a similar approach for blogging in mathematics."


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The ICT Advisors - iPads in the classroom: Apps to support the curriculum

The ICT Advisors - iPads in the classroom: Apps to support the curriculum | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Socrative is a great way of using iPads in the classroom to engage your class with a variety way to obtain and record pupil responses. Invaluable as an assessment tool, but beyond that it is a sure-fire way of engaging and motivating children."


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5 Crucial Google Drive Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Crucial Google Drive Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources."


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Diane Therrien's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:08 PM

Google drive really helps to shorten your working day. It cuts down the number of email you have to send. I keeps everything in memory so accessible from any time any where...And what is most important for many of us, might save you from the frequent: "I lost my portable hard drive"

Kamon, Sept. 2013

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Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7

Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7 | Technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Prepare for iOS 7 the Right Way: What To Do Before Upgrading an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 7

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:12 AM

I've been looking forward to this update and like the look and new features but would definitely back up first I just in case. In fact all my devices back up to iCloud so it's done automatically and then I regularly back up to iTunes on my Mac mini.