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The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off -- Campus Technology

The Launch iPad: Ready for Blast Off -- Campus Technology | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Thinking of starting an iPad initiative on campus? UMass Boston shares its experiences for launching a successful program that will thrive.
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Exceptionally rich, w/ great advice.

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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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Lifelong Learner- Foundational vs Purpose Driven Apps - YouTube

Feeling inspired yet overwhelmed by the variety of technology available for you and your students? Join me as I discuss the importance of establishing Founda...
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Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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More great resources Thx to Chris Carter

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Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't

Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write.
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Games

Games | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Over 100 games that are easy to use as classroom supplements.

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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing | 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 accept both the conclusion and the premise.

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The Power of Performance Assessments

The Power of Performance Assessments | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Education is, of course, about so much more than filling minds with facts and figures. Teachers everywhere know that education is about developing minds for all kinds of future experiences: college,
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I appreciate the focus on reflection, a key component to meta-cognition and higher-order thinking.

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» Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy - Psych Central News

» Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy  - Psych Central News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Emerging research presents new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. Investigators analyzed 25 genes in postmortem brain tissue of children with and
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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Research on what’s happening in the brain when jazz musicians improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 9:09 PM

This thinking is a key to teaching and learning.

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Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
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the learning innovation blog

the learning innovation blog | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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My colleague turned me on to this one.

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What is Google Hiding From Educators?

What is Google Hiding From Educators? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We've been in Google mode for more than a decade, however Google just now is sharing some of the best practices for the classroom with Course Builder MOOC. Tuning my edutech brain to optimum level, here are some of the things I've realized about Google course builder and how it might change the course of online education in the near future.
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I'll Google that.

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10 Dubious Claims About Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed

10 Dubious Claims About Technology and Learning | Inside Higher Ed | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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True.

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Online grade books earn A for info, F for stress

Online grade books earn A for info, F for stress | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Foster Starks checks his grades most every day on his phone, logging into a website where teachers at Celebration High post marks for tests, papers and other assignments.
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Technology in Education is Classist

Technology in Education is Classist | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A debate between Private School technology and Public School technology is actually a debate between Rich kids technology and Poor kids technology. Is it not? Rich isn't just about money, its also about the luxury of time and the human capacity to prioritize where to invest money and time to get the greatest return for…
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A forceful argument, and discussion starter.

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Thank you, Nikolaos. While I do not necessarily agree with the author's assertion, I do recognize that money matters. Having access to information must be universal.
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Future of Technology

Future of Technology | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.
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Online learning thrives best with the benefits of asymmetric motivation | Christensen Institute

Online learning thrives best with the benefits of asymmetric motivation | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You’ve Never Heard of?

Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You’ve Never Heard of? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
AR Tools are Being Used Today by Creative Educators in Fun, Innovative Ways, but few Know About it (yet). Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance
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You can take the blue pill or the red pill.

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Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute

Blended Learning Model Definitions | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Clarity, brevity, and quality.

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» Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment - Psych Central News

» Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment - Psych Central News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
New research suggests that a person’s orientation can change the way we think of something. For example, why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter t
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Sounds far fetched ;)

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67 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed! April 14, 2014

67 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed! April 14, 2014 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here's my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you've got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version   http://storify.com/jdthomas7/edtech-resources-april-4-2014
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Education IT: 3 biggest challenges are personal

Education IT: 3 biggest challenges are personal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Lack of end user knowledge and training, resistance to change, and the inability create personalized learning are the 3 things holding back education IT.
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Read Bertrand Russell's " Individual Liberty and Public Control".

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School of Dragons: Inside Look Into An Evolving Game - Gamasutra (blog)

School of Dragons: Inside Look Into An Evolving Game - Gamasutra (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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School of Dragons: Inside Look Into An Evolving Game
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Basically, this team designs the game so that players are learning without even knowing it. The HTTYD brand gives us .....
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Effortless learning.

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6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality by Two Guys and Some iPads

6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality by Two Guys and Some iPads | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
If you are new to this venue check out this guest blog: Augmented Reality in Education or head directly over to the Two Guys and Some iPads site.
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The Creativity & Design Tools Collection by Annette Kratcoski

The Creativity & Design Tools Collection by Annette Kratcoski | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Annette Kratcoski
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