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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

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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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Digital writing is 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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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 8:06 PM

This is a pretty good infographic that serves as a guide when trying to decide what type of activity and grading to do when addressing Bloom's...

Tom Stream's curator insight, March 1, 12:44 PM

As we move to more online learning opportunities, we are going to have to evaluate our evaluation tools.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 3, 6:25 PM

J'aime bien le dessin, mais aussi la manière de mettre en évidence les différentes manière pour faire du e-learning.

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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:23 AM

Can we do this?

Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:53 AM

Very interesting model - you should study it in detail

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:51 AM

Substitution - Augmentation - Modification - Redefinition

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

eaWithout professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Teachers still need tech PD!

 

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014."


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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:32 AM

Breve video-panoramica su strumenti per l'uso del video nell'educazione: riferimenti a nuovi tools per video interattivi.

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, February 7, 2014 7:22 AM

Useful collection of resources for inspiring learning via the use of video. 

Cynthia Jones's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:28 AM

Great list of video tools, how-to guides & further reading.

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

An Introductory Guide to Content Curation | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:35 PM
Content curation
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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | Tek Tips | 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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Digital writing is 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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Your Guide To iOS7

Your Guide To iOS7 | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

The new version of iOS marks a notable improvement over the last in terms of aesthetics and features, and this guide should get you up to speed with the changes and additions to what Apple calls the world’s most powerful mobile OS.


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Guilherme Pompeo's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:57 PM

quite detailed and explanatory!

robyns tut's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:03 AM

With the newly released ios7, this is a helpful guide to all Iphone owners, especially those who are not very techincally-savy. It even gives you step by step instructions on how to install it. 

 

- Sara Steiniger

G Coleman's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:08 AM

Look forward to the new bells and whistles.

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications.


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SlideHunter's comment, June 7, 2013 1:17 PM
Hi Baiba. We are aware about the campaigns anti PowerPoint and decided to be proactive and offer some nice diagrams for free download from our website, here is hte link http://slidehunter.com/powerpoint-templates/
Baiba Svenca's comment, June 7, 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks for this link, SlideHunter!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:42 AM

by Richard Byrne

 

his suggestions about PowerPoint alternatives (browser and mobile applications)

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.
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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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John Evans's comment, March 12, 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.
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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 2014 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

@ivon_ehd1

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teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8?

teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8? | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"People who downloaded iOS8 this week were surprised to find something very familiar missing from their Photos app. Gone is the Camera Roll that we have been so accustomed to. Also gone is the Photo Stream folder that contained the last 1000 photos taken on all our devices. These have been replaced by a Recently Added folder. Looks pretty messy, in my opinion. I enjoyed having the distinction between the two."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:05 AM

This will probably be something to do with the new photos app that is set to replace iPhoto and Apertur. I'm not really keen on the 'recently deleted' album. 

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Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product"

Larry Ferlazzo: Differentiating Lessons By "Content, Process or Product" | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo: An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, and Building Parent Engagement In Schools.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:18 PM

Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.    

David Miles's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:10 PM

I find it challenging to work out how to differentiate (or whether I am differentiating) lessons in secondary school classes where everything is driven by the needs of an examination system. This idea, that there are multiple incarnations of differentiation, I find quite helpful.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 20, 2014 12:40 PM
Dennis T OConnor's insight: Seeking ways to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Look here for quality outsources on a complex topic. Ferlazzo's "power-packed line-up" of guest responders speak to the issue. Additionally you'll find a compilation of Best Resources on the subject.
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Blended learning and the flipped classroom

Blended learning and the flipped classroom | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

What exactly do these terms mean? How much online content is the right amount? What sorts of sites and apps should we be using? How can we convincingly recommend new technologies to students who are more technologically savvy than we are? Do we need a radical rethink of the way we present information to learners?


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Great in light of what we are trying to accomplish at our school!

 

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Nicoletta Trentinaglia's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:44 AM

it is interesting to analyze the relationship among flipped classroom and blended learning approach

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 11, 2014 5:26 PM

Great insight into the new world of blended learning.

Luo Min's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:17 PM

Flipped classroom

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Why content curation is a new form of communication

While the history of communication until the end of the previous century has only been focusing on enlarging the distribution to a few published or broadcasted content creators, we now live in information overload where content curators can be the new super heroes.
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Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model

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In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.

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Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these.  Hoping for an app that would make them easily.  We'll see what this has to say...

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:14 AM

Infographics is a new kind of visual literacy. They are a kind of visual summary of information that would take a reader hours to process

 

David Baker's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:40 PM

This was a great project for our teachers last year.  We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.  

harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 2:55 AM
I know that use of Infographics in any student project can improve their results.
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Tellagami - Create Narrated Animations on Your iPad

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“ Tellagami is a free iPad that elementary school students will enjoy using to create narrated animations. If you have ever used Voki or GoAnimate, Tellagami will feel familiar to you. Tellagami allo...”
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Mike Burgermeister's curator insight, August 1, 2013 3:47 AM

I have used this to make several small movies, import them into iMovie to make a longer animation. The kids love it also!

KEpps's comment, August 1, 2013 3:53 AM
Clever!
MathyCathy's comment, August 1, 2013 10:00 AM
Sounds like "App-Smashing" to me! Imagine what students can explain if given the opportunity to create these videos!
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15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive

15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
There are many cloud storage services out there, one of which is Google Drive.

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Muhammad Farooq's curator insight, February 16, 2013 3:46 PM

google

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 4, 2013 2:12 PM

Nosotros vamos a trabajar con esta herramienta.

Abe Soltani's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:05 AM

Very useful tips and tricks

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iPads for education - App Evaluation Rubric

iPads for education - App Evaluation Rubric | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

The Application Evaluation Rubric provided below will assist schools to select applications appropriate to their context.


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