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How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app?

How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How to lock iPAD / iPhone screen so kids stay within the app?
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Sure thing, Bonnie! It is nice to let young ones play safely.
Transformational Teaching and Technology
A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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Emerging Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Enable Active Learning

Emerging Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Enable Active Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Tracking and exploring new technologies while monitoring trends in teaching practice helps a campus respond to faculty needs in teaching and students' desires for the optimal learning experience.

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How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills

How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

"...a new global survey conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that parents and educators have a narrow understanding of SEL. They view SEL primarily as a means of achieving better classroom discipline rather than as a way of ensuring better academic and economic outcomes over the long term.

 

"Education technology can help address this and other key barriers to fostering SEL while complementing and extending children’s learning experiences, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum titled New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology, written in collaboration with BCG. Education technology can personalize learning, engage the disengaged, complement what happens in the classroom, extend education outside the classroom, and provide access to learning to students who otherwise might not have sufficient educational opportunities.

 

"To date, however, most of the learning strategies commonly used to develop social and emotional skills do not use technology or use it in only a limited way. While many parents and educators recognize the potential for education technology to build social and emotional skills, they do not fully understand which technologies hold the most promise or how to use them best. For example, in the US, 67% of teachers believe technology is best used for foundational subjects, such as literacy and numeracy; in comparison, only 43% believe it is best used for social and emotional skills—results that are similar to findings in other countries.

 

"The report finds that policy makers, parents, educators, and others seeking to use technology to give children the social and emotional skills they need can pursue three critical opportunities:

 

"Help parents, educators, and others understand what really boosts social and emotional learning. On the basis of our extensive research, we have identified 55 product features (detailed in the report) that are highly correlated with the ten critical social and emotional skills.

 

"Embed SEL into products that support foundational skills such as literacy and numeracy, where 95% of venture-capital investment dollars directed to education technology have flowed since 2011.

 

"Take advantage of recent technological innovations—such as wearable devices, virtual reality, and apps—to foster SEL."


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A year-old article that rings true with several recently released pieces of research. 
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How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills
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Parents, educators, and others seeking to use technology to give children the social and emotional skills they need can pursue three critical opportunities: "Help parents, educators, and others understand what really boosts social and emotional learning. On the basis of our extensive research, we have identified 55 product features (detailed in the report) that are highly correlated with the ten critical social and emotional skills. "Embed SEL into products that support foundational skills such as literacy and numeracy, where 95% of venture-capital investment dollars directed to education technology have flowed since 2011. "Take advantage of recent technological innovations—such as wearable devices, virtual reality, and apps—to foster SEL."
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21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever

21st Century Skills Have Always Been “Needed” Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
It's 2017. Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction). Collaboration has evolved to

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I find the 5 categories of skills, also included in the piece, to be of more practical value than simply understanding the 4 Cs, though the 4 Cs are the right starting point for conversations on how to structure materials, lessons, and physical space.
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Encontrando la "mezcla" entre habilidades y actitudes
#Habilidades #Las4Cs
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Schools should develop skills that employers need
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A fresh look at today's essential skills
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The Tech Edvocate’s List of the 20 Best Teaching and Learning Apps

The Tech Edvocate’s List of the 20 Best Teaching and Learning Apps | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
*The Tech Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists. These lists provide our readers with rankings for edtech related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* Technology is changing the way we teach and learn at a rapid speed. While it’s still as relevant as ever to step away from the screen and learn through hands-on experiences, there are things you can teach and learn using apps that will greatly enhance the experience. Here …
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9 Common Negative Thoughts Students Think & How to Fix Them [Infographic]

9 Common Negative Thoughts Students Think & How to Fix Them [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Students, like all of us, sometimes think debilitating negative thoughts that can harm their progress. Help turn them around with these suggestions.
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Growth Mindset requires inoculations against negative self-talk.
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I've been guilty of having these same thoughts -- how about you???

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You are in the miracle business — the best business to be in

You are in the miracle business — the best business to be in | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The education system needs an overhaul, Sir Ken Robinson says, and educators can help. We're in the miracle business, the best business to be in.
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"We are the music makers, 
And we are the dreamers of dreams, 
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, 
And sitting by desolate streams;— 
World-losers and world-forsakers, 
On whom the pale moon gleams: 
Yet we are the movers and shakers 
Of the world for ever, it seems."
- Ode,  Arthur O'Shaughnessy
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Safe teaching is risky teaching

Safe teaching is risky teaching | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
We teachers can be pretty risk averse. We don't like to take chances. But by trying to be safe, often we're engaging in risky teaching.
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We fail our students when we continue to prepare them for a world that doesn't exist anymore. Solving unstructured problems and handling new information are the realms of mankind moving forward; the realms of synthetic thinking. Computers own routine cognitive and manual tasks. 
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Ines Bieler's curator insight, March 19, 2:57 AM
We fail our students when we continue to prepare them for a world that doesn't exist anymore. Solving unstructured problems and handling new information are the realms of mankind moving forward; the realms of synthetic thinking. Computers own routine cognitive and manual tasks. 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 6:13 PM
The beautiful risk of education is the title of a Gert Biesta book. He points out that teaching is relational in nature. It is always someone teaching someone and that means we take a risk. A good resource might be the Bill Pinar's method of currere.
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Want to Improve Your Teaching? Pay Your Colleagues a Visit! | Teaching United States History

Want to Improve Your Teaching? Pay Your Colleagues a Visit! | Teaching United States History | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Recently, I suggested a grading workshop to my colleagues. I wanted to see how my grading standards compared to fellow history faculty at NOVA. I had looked at my colleagues’ syllabi, but I wanted to discuss grading with them a bit more in-depth. It’s great to say on your rubric that a thesis statement needs…
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Peer visits are great opportunities to explore methodologies and gain pedagogical tools.
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Peer visits are great opportunities to explore methodologies and gain pedagogical tools.
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New Research Proves Game Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters (EdSurge News)

New Research Proves Game Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters (EdSurge News) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By Vadim Polikov

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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students - InformED

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students - InformED | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question incorrectly now and then, but... Read More
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How ‘productive struggle’ can lead to deeper learning

How ‘productive struggle’ can lead to deeper learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Aoife Dempsey, chief technology officer at Triumph Learning, shares suggestions for implementing productive struggle in your schools.
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Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Reframing a problem helps you see it as an opportunity, and Seelig offers three techniques for finding innovative solutions:

1. Rethink The Question

Start by questioning the question you’re asking in the first place, says Seelig. "Your answer is baked into your question," she says.

Before you start brainstorming, Seelig suggests you start "frame-storming": brainstorming around the question you will pose to find solutions. For example, if you’re asking, "How should we plan a birthday party for David?" you’re assuming it’s a party. If you change your question to, "How can we make David’s day memorable?" or "How can we make David’s day special?" you will find different sets of solutions.



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Synthetic thinking is the currency of the 21st Century. Creative problem-solving is essential.
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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, September 11, 2015 2:45 AM

To really make this work, add a dose of people who DON'T think like you - those you regularly disagree with, or wonder what planet they are on.  The follow these three techniques and stay open to all the ideas generated.

Ian Harris's curator insight, October 10, 2015 1:50 AM

Brain fodder!

Nancy Barnett's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:36 AM

I love this idea about "frame-storming". The answers we get do depend on the way we ask the question. 

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Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives

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Helping kids be savvy is the right answer, rather than blocking them off from all of the benefits of the web. It seems we must all learn to swim with sharks.
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10 Ways to Make Innovation Real in Your School

10 Ways to Make Innovation Real in Your School | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Building a New Model Together Let's stop fighting change. Instead, let's build on the best practices we've developed over centuries as learners, and embrace next practices that reflect our world. Let's stop fighting the tests. Instead, let's

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A.J.Juliani nos cuenta 10 maneras de conseguir innovación real en la escuela. Poderosos consejos

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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead - Page 2 of 2 - eCampus News

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead - Page 2 of 2 - eCampus News | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In a technology-dependent education culture, are there some technologies to avoid? And if so, why, and what are better alternatives?
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Not sold on 1 or 2, 4 is hilarious (because I've been in that situation myself), and 5 essential in a BYOD environment.
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When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.

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I particularly like the ability of non-VR google wearing students to "see" what the VR students see.
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The neuroscience of asking insightful questions

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air. There’s nothing wrong …

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We are not guiding if we are solving for the kids. We need to guide kids to their own solutions to the challenges that they face. Asking questions rather than giving answers tests our patience and our desire to "help," but we do not help if we simply give answers. 
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Marshall Alston's curator insight, March 27, 1:35 PM
Depending on what you are trying to learn will depend on how you ask a question.
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3 Classroom Gaming Resources Teachers Must See

3 Classroom Gaming Resources Teachers Must See | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
If you're interested in exploring game-based learning, here are 4 solid classroom gaming resources that you've got to see.
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"The play's the thing." - Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2
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Kylie Raven's curator insight, March 26, 11:48 PM

A very useful resource if you are wanting to use game-based learning in the classroom.

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Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.
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At first I thought this piece was written by a teacher from a classroom perspective, but I quickly realized that this article is an important reminder to administrators and teachers alike that a culture of innovation does not just "happen." It is cultivated and nurtured, and must be given time to grow.
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Making Feedback Meaningful

Making Feedback Meaningful | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In depth look at ways to provide individualized feedback to all students. Strategies introduced allow teachers to connect with high achievers as well as students who need more instruction.
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Personalized, growth-mindset oriented, actionable feedback that allows students to apply improvements to their work is the only feedback worth giving.
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Personalized, growth-mindset oriented, actionable feedback that allows students to apply improvements to their work is the only feedback worth giving.
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Free Images - Pixabay

Free Images - Pixabay | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

"Over 900,000 high quality photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. Free for commercial use. No attribution required."

 

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"Finding the perfect image or video clip for a website, poster, or presentation can be a challenge. Pixabay is a helpful repository of images and videos available for use under the Creative Commons CC0 license. On this website, users can browse for images by a number of categories, including Education, Health/Medical, Computers/Communications, and Emotion. In addition to photos, this collection also includes Illustrations, Vector Graphics, and Videos. Pixabay is also available as an Android or iOS application."


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I use and love Pixabay. So many images are rich, high-resolution, and free!!!
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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

Learn more:

 

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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I am Co-Keynoting next fall and we've chosen as our topic the necessity of sustained, engaging ProD. How to start it and how to grow it. Our focus is a little different but this article does hit upon several of the means that we are gathering. Thank you! In the end, we are convinced that it comes down to relationships. The teachers need to respect each other professionally and care for each other personally. If you have that, you have every ingredient necessary for a successful PD program. Any of these 20 program ideas can work if you have those relationships. 
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 18, 9:46 AM
Anything goes in PD. Make it work for you in terms of time, location, in person/online, source, funding, and your preference for individual, small team, district, or strangers. 
Danny Castaño's curator insight, March 21, 12:22 AM
We can found in this article 20 different ideas in order to go beyond traditional practices since we are in a digital area with new desires and expectations from students about their learning process and for that we need to grow professionally as teachers. We can highlight some of the most relvevan ones such as "The Webinar with live sessions, Video Tutorials even when is one of the most common strategies,  is really helpful to our professional development, Graduate Courses and Programs online as well to get more knowledge about topics of interest, and other such as Accountability Partners, Training Programs and so on. We need to keep in mind that teachers can't never stop learning.
Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, March 26, 4:20 AM
Professional development for teachers themselves, as personalities, adult people, universally, independently from schooling is very interesting idea, humanistic , and useful for school eventually

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John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Tech veteran John Maeda released his annual Design In Technology report this week.
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Harnessing the Power of the Productive Struggle

Harnessing the Power of the Productive Struggle | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching that struggling is part of learning math encourages creativity, builds authentic engagement and perseverance, and creates opportunity for assessment, intervention, and feedback.
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Productive Struggle is essential for deeper learning.
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What Happens When Principals and District Administrators Sit in the Student’s Chair? [video]

What Happens When Principals and District Administrators Sit in the Student’s Chair? [video] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Highlights from a hands-on and brain-based approach to professional development and innovating math education.
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Walking a mile in another's shoes is surely experiential learning of a high order. Getting out of the office chair and into a student seat is more than just worthwhile. It is essential if one is going to speak with any authority on education reform.
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