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Scholastic's Educational Technology Programs Go Mobile on the iPad®, With ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education

What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.
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A great wrong was avoided ... for now.

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic
Do you struggle to engage your staff through e-learning?
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Yes! Engagement is the key!

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What MOOCs Have and Haven’t Done for Education

What MOOCs Have and Haven’t Done for Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When I began writing about MOOCs a couple of years ago, much of the furor revolved around the imminent demise of classroom education. That hasn’t happened. For example, they are a valid, complementary...

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Balanced.

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Gaming Design For Elearning

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Gaming Design For Elearning
In my last post, The Anatomy of Good Gamified eLearning, I made the suggestion that there are sound instructional principles underlying gaming design in eLearning.
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I worthy read for GBL!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink -... http://t.co/njaGj6nCau #edtech #teaching #thinglink
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I am using ThingLink as part of my Intro to School online "course." On map overlays of ht classes/rooms are vid links that launch into student-MCed descriptions of facilities r teacher and admin greetings. I love ThingLink!

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Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Open Innovation Through Culture - InnoCentive Blog

Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Open Innovation Through Culture - InnoCentive Blog | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google employed an open innovation culture before the term was widely used. The way they treat employees and innovation is something engrained in the company’s culture not just its managers
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All innovators should take the three minutes needed to read this article.

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3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly

3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
As I present at many national conferences, sit on many educational technology forums and judge for many educational technology award groups, I am very frustrated by what I am seeing in terms of our use of EdTech....
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I was rather hoping the author would mention presentation software. For many teachers. PowerPoints and KeyNotes simply replaced writing notes on the board while they lecture. This is a disservice to the students, and to educators who actually use these tools to do things that could not otherwise or as easily be done.

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Growing and Learning with Mobile Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Growing and Learning with Mobile Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Growing and Learning with Mobile Infographic gives you a better understanding of the Gen Z students and the role mobile devices play in their lives.
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It is no longer the future, but the present reality.

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of

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All right! I am on the cutting edge being a old guy and playing Clash of Clans! Now onto Samurai Siege! I knew these games had to be good for me!

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Rome to Rococo: 7 Art History Apps and Sites

Rome to Rococo: 7 Art History Apps and Sites | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Gone are the days of dusty slides, dimmed lights, and the sound of a shuffling projector. The digital shift has drastically changed how we study art history. Slides are now high-resolution images. Museum visits are bolstered with virtual tours. Thirty-pound textbooks are reborn as online...
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Snaps! My AP Euro art mini-unit just became much easier! Thank you, Graphite!

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Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
At a two-year community college, textbooks can equal 40 percent of tuition. Free or low-cost electronic books can cut that way back.
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Boost Your Training with the Neuroscience of Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Boost Your Training with the Neuroscience of Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Boost Your Training with the Neuroscience of Education Infographic shows how knowing about the brain helps L&D people train.
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Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students

Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Engage Online Students With Online Assignments I teach philosophy courses online and while these courses don't seem ripe for innovative assignments I think I've developed some interesting online assignments in the various courses I teach...
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Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal

Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

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This is a surprise?

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Why SAMR Is a Great Framework for Education Technology Integration - BAM! Radio Network

Why SAMR Is a Great Framework for Education Technology Integration - BAM! Radio Network | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The SAMR model provides a continuum for understanding the process and tools for integrating education technology into the classroom.

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#edtech BAM Radio Network brings high quality, focused broadcasts to you.

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A Wonderful Google Drive Tool to Insert Different Accents in Your Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Google Drive Tool to Insert Different Accents in Your Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A Wonderful #GoogleDrive Tool to Insert Different Accents in Your Docs ~ #EdTech http://t.co/n35JXdx4by
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voile! 

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Audio Review # 63 | Snap Your Ideas to Life with DIY Electronics - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Audio Review # 63 | Snap Your Ideas to Life with DIY Electronics - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Overview I generally try to avoid writing a review on a product that I haven’t used yet, but our school just purchased these and I’m so excited I decided to share.  Little bits are a new product that is helping to bring STEM into classrooms.  What they are are parts of circuits that snap together …
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DIY Electronics ... Snaps!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twister - Create Tweets from Historical Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Twister - Create Tweets from Historical Characters | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Twister - Create Tweets from Historical Characters http://t.co/cxxFmgCmMn

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This trick is fun for history classes and for quiz bowls.

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Announcing the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge!

Announcing the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge! | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Okay, so you've been wanting to try out more of the awesome free web apps you know are out there, but you just haven't got around to it. Well, here's your
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Would that many teachers would do this one challenge. I believe that participants would find their lives and careers changed for the better.

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Data Visualizations

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The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech
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I appreciate the practical suggestions offerer, like Dungeons & Dragons tied to probability. Why not? Young people can figure out what the percentage chance is of rolling either 1,2, or 3 on a twenty-sided die.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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I love this infographic!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 27, 3:39 PM

Ideas for providing PD to your teaching staff.

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Great tips!

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Great tips!

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Jazz Things Up with These 12 Music Tools

Jazz Things Up with These 12 Music Tools | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Music is a valuable teaching tool in any subject area. It makes complex concepts more accessible and engaging -- sustaining kids' attention and adding some fun to everyday learning. This week, we've highlighted 12 music-centric apps, games, and websites that really strike a chord. For a solid...
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Graphite rocks!

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Assistive Technology: 5 Keyboards for Aphasia & Autism

Assistive Technology: 5 Keyboards for Aphasia & Autism | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
3rd-party keyboards are great assistive technology for people with aphasia, autism, & communication disorders. See the top 5 for non-verbal communicators.

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ASCD Express 10.12 - Five Trends That Are Transforming Education

ASCD Express 10.12 - Five Trends That Are Transforming Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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I particularly agree with #2 and #5.

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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

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The Good Gamified eLearning
We’ve long known that playing games can help people to learn a well as being fun, that’s why we play games with our kids, and it’s not a new concept to bring games into instructional design.
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worth a look if you wish to gamify!

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