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Report Outlines How to Bridge the 'Computer Science Education Gap'

Report Outlines How to Bridge the 'Computer Science Education Gap' | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The Southern Regional Education Board offers five actions that states can pursue to bring computer science education to all students.
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Welcome to the 21st Century: 45 Resources on Coding

Welcome to the 21st Century:  45 Resources on Coding | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
By now you know what coding is, but do you realize that kids as young as kindergarten are learning how to code through online games an
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8 Important Tips on How to Create Engaging Assignments in Google Classroom

8 Important Tips on How to Create Engaging Assignments in Google Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Google Spaces is A Very Good Collaborative Platform to Use with Students in Class

Google Spaces is A Very Good Collaborative Platform to Use with Students in Class | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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81% of Students Claim Tech Improves Their Grades: McGraw Hill Education's Study

81% of Students Claim Tech Improves Their Grades: McGraw Hill Education's Study | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
McGraw Hill Education came out with 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey, prepared by Hanover Research. This study is focused on Digital Study Trends and Student Habits.

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Making The Periodic Table of Elements Interesting

Making The Periodic Table of Elements Interesting | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The periodic table of elements found in yesterday's chemistry classroom were nothing but wallpaper. Only those kids most committed to chemistry could look at
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Is Music Education Still Relevant?

Is Music Education Still Relevant? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
edCircuit Opinion:The short film “Hallelujah” by Aliza Eliazarov follows New York City students preparing for their big musical concert. These students have
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I believe all students can benefit from music education!
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Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks

Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions.
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5 ways to use memes with students

5 ways to use memes with students | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Memes can be an engaging way for students to demonstrate their understanding of content while showing their humorous side.
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Children’s sleeplessness may be linked to bedtime use of electronic gadgets

Children’s sleeplessness may be linked to bedtime use of electronic gadgets | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
An analysis of data from 26,000 children provides the strongest evidence yet of a link between bedtime use of electronic devices and poor sleep, inadequate sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness.
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I truly think our kiddos need some digital detox time.

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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
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More exciting than learning from text books! by @PrimaryLessons

More exciting than learning from text books! by @PrimaryLessons | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
I recently read an article by Doug Belshaw (5 ways to make’ textbook lessons’ more interesting) which made me think about what I do in my classroom. Text books contain a wealth of information that …
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I love it when technology and the real world meet.
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'The level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools, but it is wrecking lives'

'The level of workload expected of teachers is not improving schools, but it is wrecking lives' | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Teachers are reaching a point when this level of workload is becoming corrosive to our system says one leading educationist
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Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
New research reinforces the role of a human — an adult or older child — when young kids learn from technology.
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Here Is A Great Web Tool for Recording Video Lessons

Here Is A Great Web Tool for Recording Video Lessons | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Session 197: What Educational Tools can we use…and how?

Session 197: What Educational Tools can we use…and how? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Full Session Title: What educational tools can we use to improve literacy, numeracy, progress, impact, transition, learning, etc and how? Session Summary: Across the conversation, a number of quest…
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Frederick County’s Call to Administrators: Focus on the “Innovator” and “Early Adopter” Teachers, First (EdSurge News)

Frederick County’s Call to Administrators: Focus on the “Innovator” and “Early Adopter” Teachers, First (EdSurge News) | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Whether a district has limited resources or in-house expertise, anyone can move toward personalizing learning by using our district's approach as a blueprint. Why? Our approach is informed by both theory and the good work of our colleagues across the nation. If you feel you have arrived late to blen
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I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared

I made my classroom look like the real-world—and test scores soared | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Studying CAN be taught. Learn how retrieval practice, interleaving, elaboration, and other research-based study strategies can help your students learn better.
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The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
How the internet is trying to fix gender bias.
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Why we need more women in IT!
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High School's Help Desk Teaches Open Source IT Skills

High School's Help Desk Teaches Open Source IT Skills | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The following is an adapted excerpt from chapter six of The Open Schoolhouse: Building a Technology Program to Transform Learning and Empower Students, a new book written by Charlie Reisinger, Technology Director for Penn Manor School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In the book, Reisinger recounts more than 16 years of Linux and open source education success stories.
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25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter

25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
In our survey, we asked teachers to tell us about resources that they found on twitter which they then implemented in the classroom. Here are 25 of the most commonly shared ideas: FiSH Feedback …
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Steam | Creativity in the Classroom |Silicon Valley | Metroactive

Steam | Creativity in the Classroom |Silicon Valley | Metroactive | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Oscar Pangilinan vies for the attention of more than dozen rambunctious fourth- and fifth-graders, who have gathered for an after-school class at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School southeast of downtown San Jose, near the Happy Hollow Zoo. Today, he is having students build their own instruments. There's a drum made of an oatmeal can and balloons; a pan flute of drinking straws and tape; and a harp fashioned out of a shoebox, rubber bands and a pencil.
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