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The Makey Makey

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The Makey Makey : "An Invention Kit for Everyone" from MIT

Not only for mainstream students of ALL ages ... personally I think this has GREAT potential to use with SEN students ... especially those with physical disabilities.

Almost ANY object can be turned into an inputting device for computers.

It has the potential to add some real fun to real learning ... I love the banana musical keyboard.

Available for pre-prder now ... I've already ordered mine. 


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10 Big (But Never Discussed) Problems With Mobile Learning | Edudemic

10 Big (But Never Discussed) Problems With Mobile Learning | Edudemic | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"The mobile learning revolution is creating a lot of buzz in the education world, and the benefits undoubtedly stand out. But nothing exists as a purely positive entity. While the movement toward “m-learning” (as those totally in the know call it) marks a change in how education approaches technological developments, anyone considering the developing tools needs to research the downsides before making the leap."

 


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From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
In the wake of the recent recession, we have been consistently apprised of the pressing need to revitalize funding and education in STEM fields -- science, ...
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Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone

Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
Quickly and easily digitize student work and build the resource for authentic assessment in your classroom.
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K-12 Blueprint

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Look at the refrehsed look of K12 BluePrint! Great resources, article, and best practices of k-12 tech leadership at its best

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Welcome to Storyboard That

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FREE - Storyboard that is free software for rapid creation of visual storyboards for business use in product development.
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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Mind/Shift

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Mind/Shift | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it

By Suzie Boss

The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Boss' new book, " Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World", published in July by Solution Tree.

 

"How do we fill the gap between saying we must encourage innovation and teaching students how to actually generate and execute original ideas? The answers are emerging from classrooms across the country where pioneering teachers are making innovation a priority. Their strategies vary widely, from tinkering workshops and design studios to digital gaming and global challenges. By emphasizing problem solving and creativity in the core curriculum, these advance scouts are demonstrating that innovation is both powerful and teachable.

 

"Here are eight tips to borrow from classrooms where teachers are reinventing yesterday’s schools as tomorrow’s idea factories."


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Course: Students ePortfolios with Google Sites

Course: Students ePortfolios with Google Sites | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it

This is a course to help teachers implement student e-Portfolios with their students by using Google Sites and Google Apps for Education.


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Digital Portfolios for Students

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Meritful: A Place Where Students Can Build A Professional Portfolio

(Linkedin for Students?)


On Meritful, students build a professional portfolio from their projects and activities, while getting feedback from peers and mentors.


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Tech Transformation: Getting wise about using data to improve student learning

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The complete guide to Twitter’s language and acronyms

The complete guide to Twitter’s language and acronyms | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
The beauty and challenge of Twitter is stuffing your most sophisticated thoughts and feelings into a measly 140 characters (or less). Unfortunately, our traditional methods of communication ...
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Girls Launch Their Own High-Interest STEM Project -- into Space

Girls Launch Their Own High-Interest STEM Project -- into Space | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
When six middle-school girls from Bowling Green, Kentucky, got the wild idea to launch a camera into space, they knew there would be big challenges ahead.
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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16...
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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.
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10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’

10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’ | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it
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Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases | Edutopia

Practical PBL: Design an Instructional Unit in Seven Phases | Edutopia | The Morning Blend | Scoop.it

By Amber Graber

 

"You can transform your classroom. While there are many approaches to project-based learning, we have had the most success with the model our team developed -- a model called "The Seven Phases of a Project Cycle." Each and every one of our instructional units is designed using these seven phases.

 

"To begin, ask yourself these questions:

What instructional unit do I want to transform?

What engaging, relevant, real-world problem could students attempt to solve that is related to the concepts and skills in the unit?

What authentic roles can students take on to try solving this problem?

How might students be asked to work collaboratively to try solving this problem?"


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