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4 Questions To Ask Before Implementing Education Technology

4 Questions To Ask Before Implementing Education Technology | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic As the use of technology continues to flourish and grow in schools everywhere, it’s time for schools and districts to be more intentional about crafting a comprehensive K-12 (or...
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Yes, careful consideration and clear headed reasoning are far superior to the starry eyed embrace of all things new if limited funds and limited time are to achieve maximum effects.

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

"In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas."


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Seeing really is believing.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM
Interesting article showing the "ah ha" moment students had when putting their visual notes alongside their regular notes.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 21, 12:55 AM

My best presentations are almost all pictures..

Paul Macmullen's curator insight, October 21, 6:32 PM

Useful reference for a graphically challenges creature of language such as myself :-)

 

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Zaption

Log in to Zaption. Teach with video. Create interactive video learning experiences. Track student progress. Join FREE!
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Have you seen the latest curated Zaption vids for Science and Social Science?

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The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes 2014 Version Collection by Brandon Lutz

The 60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes 2014 Version Collection by Brandon Lutz | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Brandon Lutz
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Amazing!

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Jon Samuelson's comment, October 21, 12:28 PM
Why only 32 tools? I feel like I was involved in a bait and switch.
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I have that very question in to Brandon Lutz, the sites's creator and editor.
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7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Google Gooru

7 of the Best New Add Ons for Google Docs and Sheets | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

How to Refocus a Difficult Class | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.
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A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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I am now putting together a completely online course. This article is highly relevant.

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Anna Maria Portico Ambrosio's curator insight, October 17, 5:07 PM

My first scoop on  creative language...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 20, 11:09 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Six Reasons You Should Start Setting Learning Goals With Your Students

Six Reasons You Should Start Setting Learning Goals With Your Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
At every turn it seems we are seeking ways to lift student performance and improve their learning. We want them to take more ownership of and responsibility for their learning. Some of the techniqu...
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Goal #1: Post great education articles in a timely manner

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Game-based Approach to Teacher Education at ASU

Game-based Approach to Teacher Education at ASU | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This week gamesandlearning.org along with the Institute of Play will be reporting on how games are changing the way new and current teachers learn to teach and what that means for the use of games in the classroom.

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Start at the beginning. Intro this to new teachers.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 15, 8:12 AM

Here we go! 

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adicionar a sua visão ...

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10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century

10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Sketch notes aren't just a trend, but rather a new visual style of capturing and documenting ideas for the 21st century student.
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The 7 Steps of eLearning Course Preparation Process - eLearning Industry

The 7 Steps of eLearning Course Preparation Process - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The eLearning Course Preparation Process. Check The 7 Steps of eLearning Course Preparation Process.
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Christopher Pappas is a person worth following.

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4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget about rows of desks pointed at a whiteboard. Here's how mobile technology is reshaping teaching and learning.
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"interactive whiteboards are a prime example of how tricky it can be to plan a classroom around any one technology. "I refuse to write a technology plan that goes beyond five years," said Ferries-Rowe. "Anything beyond five years is Star Trek.""

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Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media

Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Introduction to the SAMR Model video to help you make informed decisions.
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Montana's Chinese History | Uncovering the history of Chinese in Montana

Montana's Chinese History | Uncovering the history of Chinese in Montana | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The best of PBL: High school students conducting original research through the translation of Chinese language documents in the Montana Historical Society's archives.

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PBL at its best. This is simply amazing. high school students translating primary source documents, and conducting original research?!? No wonder that they have been invited to present to scholars in the US.

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How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru

How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Ever have a video stat playing from one of your open web pages right in the middle of class?

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.
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I need to think about this.

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Flipping the Classroom with Zaption

Flipping the Classroom with Zaption | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Zaption is a wonderful web app that allows teachers and students to turn videos into a complete, interactive experience! Add images, text, quizzes and discussions to private videos as well as those from YouTube and Vimeo to create a “learning tour.” Perfe
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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

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This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 19, 12:43 PM

Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.


Write on Sports's curator insight, October 20, 2:53 PM

This article falls right in line with our methodology for our program.  Revision! Revision! Revision!  which in essence is practice! practice! practice!  

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Offline Use of the Latest Version of Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Offline Use of the Latest Version of Google Drive | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is especially useful in China.

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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Why competency-based education matters.
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Spot on!!!

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Depth of Knowledge | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Depth of Knowledge | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Fascinating take on critical thinking.

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Extensions, Add Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom (EdSurge News)

Extensions, Add Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom (EdSurge News) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Earth and Blogger, we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration
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The Power of Homework as a Formative Tool

The Power of Homework as a Formative Tool | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
If homework is to serve as formative data, then it needs to be instructionally sensitive for both student and teacher alike. Ideally, then, what happened with homework the night before should infor...
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A thoughtful, reflective post

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Robotics enters K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

These six robotics resources can help educators introduce the subject into their classrooms.

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Danger Will Robinson!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Wiki Summarizer is a site that allows you to search Wikipedia, have articles summarized by key points, and provides lists of articles that are related to your original search. Wiki Summarizer also offers expandable webs of related articles. For example, I searched for "Maine" and a web of related terms was created. Clicking on the "+" symbol next to each term opens a new element of the web. The final summary aspect of the Wiki Summarizer is the hyperlinked word clouds for every Wikipedia article. You can click on any word in the word clouds to jump to the corresponding Wikipedia article. 

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I love the associated terms function!

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject.