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The Free Universal Construction Kit on Vimeo (Universal Construction Kit VIDEO #Classroom #STEM http://t.co/Pk3fywOVAt #Manufacturing #Education #SocialMedia #Technology #EdChat)...
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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

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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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The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @mr_aylen: The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class #edchat #edtech http://t.co/RWcCmPXsCB
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I have used three of these, and I like them all!

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A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @EdTechFam: A Beautiful Visual Featuring The 7 Cs of Effective Communication http://t.co/uFlWnYHbGX #Edtech
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I'm happy when I hit four of these seven ;)

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Teaching with the Library of Congress

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Teaching with the Library of Congress. A blog from the Library of Congress.
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The largest library resource in the world, and now LoC has hundreds of collections curated for teachers and students.

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Trends | Music as a Teaching Tool

Trends | Music as a Teaching Tool | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When you think of a classroom singing a song together, you probably envision a kindergarten class learning the alphabet or counting.
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We learn the Dynasties Song for China, and I use songs rom Mary Poppins to teach Victorian England.

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6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @ywsanchez: 6 Great Tools to Create Educational Flyers and Posters | http://t.co/uQ6i7PFuRx (via @medkh9) | #edtech #techcomm #scicomm …
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Less Talk, More Personalized Professional Development

Less Talk, More Personalized Professional Development | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Personalized professional development has been hyped for over a decade with little to show for it. ExitTicket's Coachr gives admins time and data at last.
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This job takes a dedicated professional whose focus is on PD. Principals already have their plates full. Coaching, in the full sense of the word, is essential for maximum PD gains. 

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Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know

Life of an Educator: 10 things students want all educators to know | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
10 things students want all educators to know http://t.co/EgA72m4APn #edtech
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True.

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This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe

This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A few months back, I discovered  through Twitter a super simple Google Docs trick that changed how I share Google Docs links with staff that I work with. I've performed this trick a handful of time...
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9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This article from TeachThought gives you a list of 9 indispensable digital learning tools that are great for teachers.
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I like this piece, but I would change #9, Zotero, to Annotary (https://annotary.com/). Brilliant service!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Higher Education Edition | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Hot off the digital press!

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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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The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships

The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
What happens when students and teachers converse, share experiences, and participate in activities together.
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All effective teaching is, at heart, relational.

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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Aggregation, curation, creation: A step-by-step guide to creating your own textbook -- and involving your students along the way.
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If you are excited to get off of the textbook bandwagon and build course readers instead (I am thinking IB and AP Euro), then this is the article for you. The Dolores Gende offers myriads ways to build a self-designed textbook from internet resources that best fits your course, your objectives, and your teaching style. Or you can choose to have that textbook, and build unit supplementary ebooks, too!

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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ed Tech & eLearning curated by Carlos Pinheiro

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10 Ways to Get Teachers Using Tech

10 Ways to Get Teachers Using Tech | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
So you've gone 1:1 but your teachers aren't using the educational technology to its full potential. Try these 10 ways to get teachers using tech.
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This final and essential step is the most challenging. All change is uncomfortable, but necessary for growth.

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The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers http://t.co/WkMoI4Lrz6 #smartboard #edapps #edtools -cf

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5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio
There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand when trying to find eLearning jobs.
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Useful tips for the lifelong learner.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I featured some tools for creating podcasts across on a variety of platforms. An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings.

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Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future?

Are Digital Schools the Wave of the Future? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @mobicip: Are digital schools the wave of the future? Read on our blog at http://t.co/CTinjmGFWV. #edtech #mlearning #k12 #parenting #fa…
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equivocal. I do appreciate that the piece highlights the cognitive and personal (I use the term "relational") realms of education, though I do not find them to be in opposition to each other. Relationships allow for the cognitive.

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Submit your articles to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue by April 15th - ICT in Practice

Submit your articles to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue by April 15th - ICT in Practice | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Submit an article to ICT in Practice Spring 2015 issue and be part of our educational technology community.  The deadline for submitting your
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ICT in Practice is a premier ePub. Please consider entering an article. 

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