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S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop

S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

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very cool, where to get one?

 

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Deloste's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:35 AM

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy - Edutopia | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking."

 

 

Part One:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-diane-darrow

 

Part Two:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-understanding-diane-darrow

 

Part Three:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-applying-diane-darrow

 

Part Four:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-analyzing-diane-darrow

 

Part Five:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-evaluating-evaluation-diane-darrow

 

Part Six: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-elementary-blooms-taxomony-creating-diane-darrow

 


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Shonda Brisco's curator insight, June 21, 2:55 PM
Great information!
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 21, 6:23 PM

This looks like a great series - I reviewed a few of the posts and they are very well organized. Each one provides a summary review of a component of Bloom's Taxonomy and an explanation of connections with apps. Then there are specific examples of apps provided. A great resource for diversifying your instruction.

Manuela Garcìa's curator insight, June 24, 6:18 PM

La revisión de este material facilitará la elaboración de la Secuencia Didáctica.  No hay duda que la taxonomía de Bloom sigue vigente

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 3:12 PM

Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 7:54 AM

Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.


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Leonardo De Freitas Alves's curator insight, June 6, 7:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

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Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants

Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
How soon can we expect to see brain implants for perfect memory, enhanced vision, hypernormal focus or an expert golf swing? We're closer than you might think.

 

What would you give for a retinal chip that let you see in the dark or for a next-generation cochlear implant that let you hear any conversation in a noisy restaurant, no matter how loud? Or for a memory chip, wired directly into your brain's hippocampus, that gave you perfect recall of everything you read? Or for an implanted interface with the Internet that automatically translated a clearly articulated silent thought ("the French sun king") into an online search that digested the relevant Wikipedia page and projected a summary directly into your brain?

 

Science fiction? Perhaps not for very much longer. Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago. They are not risk-free and make sense only for a narrowly defined set of patients—but they are a sign of things to come.

 

Unlike pacemakers, dental crowns or implantable insulin pumps, neuroprosthetics—devices that restore or supplement the mind's capacities with electronics inserted directly into the nervous system—change how we perceive the world and move through it. For better or worse, these devices become part of who we are.

 

Neuroprosthetics aren't new. They have been around commercially for three decades, in the form of the cochlear implants used in the ears (the outer reaches of the nervous system) of more than 300,000 hearing-impaired people around the world. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first retinal implant, made by the company Second Sight.

Both technologies exploit the same principle: An external device, either a microphone or a video camera, captures sounds or images and processes them, using the results to drive a set of electrodes that stimulate either the auditory or the optic nerve, approximating the naturally occurring output from the ear or the eye.


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Laura E. Mirian, PhD's curator insight, March 22, 11:00 AM

Is this really necessary when we live only 100 years or less?

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Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom

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When you ask people to define ‘Critical Thinking’, there is no shortage of definitions. In a recent online webinar for English Language Teachers, the lecturer started the webinar by asking participants to share their own definition of the term, Critical Thinking. With around 100 teachers from various backgrounds, there was a wide range of ideas and suggestions.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 6, 11:52 AM

You can download the complete book in exchange for registering. Seems like a good enough deal.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 8:49 PM

Critical thinking skills are something all teachers need to present to students and here are some realistic activities for class.  John Hughes has very kindly offered this PDF free. You do have to register to open it.

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Emotional Intelligence - EQ

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As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I'm often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it's so important. Here goes... Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar [...]

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Mike Doherty's curator insight, March 2, 9:13 AM

Emotional intelligence is the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.

Richard Platt's curator insight, March 2, 11:48 AM

Personal competence is made up of your self-awareness and self-management skills, which focus more on you individually than on your interactions with other people. Personal competence is your ability to stay aware of your emotions and manage your behavior and tendencies. 

Self-Awareness is your ability to accurately perceive your emotions and stay aware of them as they happen.
Self-Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and positively direct your behavior.
Social competence is made up of your social awareness and relationship management skills; social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to improve the quality of your relationships.

Social Awareness is your ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on.
Relationship Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions and the others’ emotions to manage interactions successfully.

ToGovern's curator insight, March 3, 4:24 AM

EQ IQ UQ 

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5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight

5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the iPad age I think things would have been different. The following 5 apps have been tried and tested by me and my students and rank highly as apps which work brilliantly to keep work organised in the cut and thrust of a busy school day."


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Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App - iPad Apps for Schools

Crackers and Goo - A Fun Math Practice App - iPad Apps for Schools | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"Crackers and Goo is a free iPad app that provides fun addition and multiplication practice games. The games resemble of a combination of elements from Frogger and Tetris. Each game uses the same format but each level increases the difficulty of the mental mathematics calculations required of the player."

 


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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology - Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia - Jamie Martin - Kildonan School

""Dyslexic Advantage Webinar -Jamie Martin of the Kildonan School shares his current picks for the Best Ipad Apps for Dyslexia. Jamie talks about activating auto-correct speech-to-text, reading, literature, and phonics apps, apps for taking notes and study skills, and math. "


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:07 AM

Dislexia y Ayudas técnicas

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S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop

S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

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very cool, where to get one?

 

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Deloste's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:35 AM

by Hye-Rim Lee and Tae-Ryung Byun

Caterin Victor's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:09 PM

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Learning to BREATHE: A pilot trial of a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents.


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How to design your online course

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You can follow this simplified course design guide lines stage by stage. State the rational for your online course, e.g. to reach a wider audience, etc...

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:43 AM

I love this mind map!!!

David Nandigam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:27 AM

“Now I existed solely thanks to the quantum paradox, my brain a collection of qubits in quantum superposition, encoding truths and memories, imagination and irrationality in opposing, contradictory states that existed and didn't exist, all at the same time.” ― Robin Wasserman, Crashed

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 1:13 PM
  • WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    The  key factors are: Learners’ age, back ground knowledge, the purpose of learning, the learners’ circumstances (employed, students, unemployed, etc…)

  • DO YOU HAVE THE COURSE CURRICULUM?

    In many cases the course curriculum does exist, for example: National Curriculum, University course modules , In-house corporate training.

  • WHAT EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS NEED TO BE MET?

    All external examination bodies provide an exam guide or syllabus which you have to insure your course will address them.

  • WHAT IS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

    Would your learners attend any face to face classes? Do they access their course from home, work, or college? Do they work as a group or individuals?

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10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior

10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Children with learning disabilities sometimes have social and behavioral challenges. These mobile apps may help them learn and practice connecting with others.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 26, 2:07 PM

 "Children and teens with learning disabilities sometimes have a hard time with social skills and behavior, including reading or communicating nonverbal signals. The following mobile apps may provide your child or teen with some high-tech support. Although we did extensive research on available apps, we also learned that just because “there’s an app for that” it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone."


Darla Hatton and her teenage daughter have reviewed these 10 apps in Apple products for you to try out.


> iEarnedThat

> Hidden Curriculum for Kids

> Model me Going Places

> Tap to Talk

> Verbally

> Middle School Confidential 1

> Middle School Confidential 2

> Cyber Bullying

> Angry Octopus

> Your Turn - Kid Timer

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 7:42 AM

Some of these look really promising. I think you could use some of these apps with all kinds of kids, especially younger kids!

Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 7:36 PM

Great autism spectrum apps!

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The Rufus Cuff - More than a Smartwatch. A Wrist Communicator.

The Rufus Cuff - More than a Smartwatch. A Wrist Communicator. | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

The Rufus Cuff is the world’s first Wrist Communicator. Web, messaging, voice or video calls and full apps from the Google Play store… all on your wrist.


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, April 16, 7:01 AM

Very interesting concept. A bit large in my opinion, but with the Rufus Cuff you'll get a real smartphone on your wrist! 

Check the demo video: http://vimeo.com/89260714

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Mobilia Labs's curator insight, April 24, 6:44 AM

Wearable just keeps gaining momentum. The Rufus Cuff takes the "smarts" away from the smartphone and does the majority of the processing and presentation on the wrist.

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Focusky Presentation Maker - Animated Education Presentations

Focusky Presentation Maker - Animated Education Presentations | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Creative zooming slideshow by Focusky Presentation Tool makes your education presentation more fun and interactive. The non-PowerPoint slideshow in mind mapping style makes knowledge more understandable and memorable.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 12, 1:48 PM

A few days ago Focusky launched a new, updated version of its software. It is a digital canvas for creating mind maps and presentations. Educational presentations are free (watermarked), paid version just removes the watermark.

Check out the video annotation of the new version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTT7Gw1mIxE

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NASA set to release online software catalog

NASA set to release online software catalog | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Get ready for a stimulating software catalog. You may want to write NASA CAT. next to Thursday, April 10, on your calendar. That is the day that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to make available to the public, at no cost, more than 1,000 codes with its release of a new online software catalog. The catalog, a master list organized into 15 categories, is intended for industry, academia, other government agencies, and general public. The catalog covers technology topics ranging from project management systems, design tools, data handling, image processing, solutions for life support functions, aeronautics, structural analysis, and robotic and autonomous systems. NASA said the codes represent NASA's best solutions to an array of complex mission requirements.

"Software is an increasingly important element of the agency's intellectual asset portfolio," said Jim Adams, deputy chief technologist with NASA. "It makes up about one-third of its reported inventions each year." With this month's release of the software catalog, he said, the software becomes widely available to the public. Each NASA code was evaluated, however, for access restrictions and designated for a specific type of release, ranging from codes open to all U.S. citizens to codes restricted to use by other federal agencies.

 

The catalog nonetheless fits into NASA's ongoing efforts to transfer more NASA technologies to American industry and U.S. consumers As Wired's Robert McMillan wrote on Friday, "This NASA software catalog will list more than 1,000 projects, and it will show you how to actually obtain the code you want. The idea to help hackers and entrepreneurs push these ideas in new directions—and help them dream up new ideas."

 

Adams said, "By making NASA resources more accessible and usable by the public, we are encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. Our technology transfer program is an important part of bringing the benefit of space exploration back to Earth for the benefit of all people."

Daniel Lockney, technology transfer program executive with NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, underscored this down-to-earth mission side of NASA in 2012 in an article in Innovation in 2012. "NASA really is the gold standard for technology transfer," he then said. "The money spent on research and development doesn't just go up into space; it comes down to earth in the form of some very practical and tangible results." Lockney said they know the investment in technology creates jobs, boosts the economy and provides benefits in addition to the mission focus. "Our technologies have done everything from make hospitals more efficient to making transportation safer and greener. The technology reaches into all aspects about our lives."


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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

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The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?""


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 29, 5:39 AM

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 31, 12:36 AM

Getting it from the kiddies mouth so to speak!  I think as adults we would all agree on their ideas!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, September 1, 9:18 PM

A couple of basic strategies we are already using - and a couple more as a good reminder to support student engagement - Mix it up!

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The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic

The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
The Robert Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic summarizes the 9 instructional strategies to improve students' learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 3:50 PM

For those that are lifelong learners  and in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Let me count the ways to get a message across no matter what the age of the student is.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 22, 10:34 PM

Marzano's famous "Nine" continue to be the topic of many professional development agendas, and continue to deliver research-based and improved student outcomes.  A "must-know" for the teaching vocation.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 6:15 PM

This is a keeper!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Type Rocket - A Quick Game for Typing Practice

Free Technology for Teachers: Type Rocket - A Quick Game for Typing Practice | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya that Joanne Villis reminded me of in one of her recent posts. Type Rocket is a sixty second game in which students make fireworks explode by typing the letters that appear on the rockets in the games. In the sixty second span of the game students try to correctly type as many letters as they possibly can. The rockets speed up as the game progresses."


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The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking

The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

"One of our colleagues and leaders in spatial thinking in education, Dr. Diana Stuart Sinton, has written a book entitled The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking, along with colleagues Sarah Bednarz, Phil Gersmehl, Robert Kolvoord, and David Uttal.  As the name implies, the book provides an accessible and readable way for students, educators, and even the general public to understand what spatial thinking is and why it matters.  It “help[s] us think across the geographies of our life spaces, physical and social spaces, and intellectual space.”  Dr. Sinton pulls selections from the NRC’s Learning to Think Spatially report and ties them to everyday life.  In so doing, she also provides ways for us in the educational community to think about teaching these concepts and skills in a variety of courses.   Indeed, as she points out, spatial thinking is particularly essential within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as geography."  - See more at: ESRI's GIS Education Community blog. 


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Fran Martin's curator insight, January 31, 4:07 AM

Useful for what we mean when we say 'thinking geographically'.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, January 31, 6:17 PM

Educação geográfica! 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 7:02 PM

Guía popular de pensamiento espacial.

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over

What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Steal these ideas! We invited anyone who has ever blogged for The Learning Network to post an example of “connected teaching” or “connected learning.” Read their wonderful responses, then tell us how you’d answer the question.

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these are great ideas for teens,making learning meaningful and purposeful...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:30 AM

Some great examples here and great ideas.

Edward Phiri's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:19 AM

Excellent ideas that can promote effective classroom practice

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.