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Hour of Code

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Computer Science Education Week
December 9-15

Kids today are immersed in technology, yet 90% of them haven't... http://t.co/wUtRBuhfZ6
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Khan Academy gets it. Well done!

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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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EduTECH Asia: Aligning pedagogy with pupils - are we using technology effectively in Classrooms?

A power to the pupil panel by Asia’s leading K12 pupils on how new e-learning technologies and pedagogies translate into the real-life of the classroom. Th
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These four international high school students blew me away! They are so insightful, diverse, thoughtful and impressive!
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22 Powerful Closure Activities

22 Powerful Closure Activities | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Closure ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, so make it fun. Students will better retain information reinforced with music, movement, art, or play.
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7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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The Virtual Reality Tools Shelf | edshelf

The Virtual Reality Tools Shelf | edshelf | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

A collection of 23 virtual reality tools for educators.


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I love EdShelf, and the man behind it is pretty awesome, too.
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 17, 6:23 PM
Thx Jim. Lots of gret possibilities to explore for exploring!
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How to get parents on board with your big changes

How to get parents on board with your big changes | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Parents can be our biggest ally for reaching goals with kids. Here's how you can get them on your side.
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Story Spheres Brings 3D Virtual Reality Stories Direct To You | Tech Tools Daily#230

Story Spheres Brings 3D Virtual Reality Stories Direct To You | Tech Tools Daily#230 | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
360 degree and virtual reality content is becoming more popular. For example, you can find a TON of related contentstorysp on YouTube now.
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Hundreds of reviews on EdTech tools, sites, and services. Can't be beat for saving you time and giving you what you need.
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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 9:12 AM

Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Connectivism

 

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, January 13, 11:58 AM
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Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
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How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017 | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn't the only thing that may weaken resolve or slow progress toward a goal. Failing to understand some practical brain science can just as quickly do you in.

 

Neuroscience has shown us this year that we may actually have everything we need to stay focused, be more creative, remember more, and make better decisions—just as long as we can work a bit more with our brains, not against them. Here are a few things we learned that can take you closer toward being your best self in 2017.


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, January 11, 4:39 AM

Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Lee Hall's curator insight, January 12, 4:43 PM
We need to put what we know about Neuroscience to help our students and ourselves. 
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Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

Academic Discussions: Analyzing  Complex Texts | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Ways to support your ELLs with discussions. Here we see ELLs analyze complex test with small groups and academic discussions.
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A marvelous, concise resource for discussing complex texts
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Microlearning And Gamification: What Research Tells Us-eLearning Industry

Microlearning And Gamification: What Research Tells Us-eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Microlearning And Gamification: What Research Tells Us and How We Can Put It Into Practice. Join this special webinar, scheduled for 24th of January, 2017.
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Maker-Centred Learning & STEAM

Maker-Centred Learning & STEAM | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

In 2016 we embraced the new possibilities that come with having a dedicated Maker Space and students in their final year of Junior School were the first to fully benefit from this. The Maker Space allowed for a significant expansion of the Maker Centered Learning which was already a hallmark of the Personal Passion Projects and many students developed projects which pushed at the limits of what was possible ...

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Interactive Storytelling and Coding

Interactive Storytelling and Coding | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Knowing that coding is an important skill for students to learn, I knew I had to come up with ways to teach coding skills. However, I knew nothing about coding, so I needed to learn a few basics. With my new found knowledge, I came up with so many fun ideas for integrating coding into my literacy lessons. Which is why I am so happy I get to share one of the first ever coding lessons I incorporated into the literacy curriculum AND it is just in time for the Mentor Text Lessons to Warm Up Your Winter Link-Up using the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, January 23, 11:31 PM
when coding came on the scene, I wasn’t sure how I could incorporate it into the literacy standards. Fortunately, I learned about interactive storytelling and coding using Scratch Jr., but there isn’t a lot of ideas or products to help me implement interactive storytelling with ease.
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38 Employee Engagement Ideas Your Team Will Love Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

It’s tough coming up with creative, engaging ideas that your team will actually enjoy. Here are 38 employee engagement ideas your team will love.
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Works with students, too!
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Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Simulation-based learning allows us to play in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world. In virtual simulations, we can explore and create with much lower stakes than we would encounter in the real world. Questions of “What if?” flourish in a virtual simulation as we create and experience new possibilities with increasing realism. With smartphones making access to virtual reality easier and easier, virtual simulations can now become part of place-based learning in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 13, 1:46 AM

Really nice case study type article. Looks like a great project.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 8:57 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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3 Ways To Encourage Children With An Interest In Computer Programming - InfiniGEEK

3 Ways To Encourage Children With An Interest In Computer Programming - InfiniGEEK | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Most children will never show an interest in creating software or games and programming computers. However, some will have the right personalities and attr

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku.

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Take a VR tour of the White House with President Obama

Take a VR tour of the White House with President Obama | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Obama may be just wrapping up his stay in the White House but before he leaves he wants everyone to stop by for a visit, as long as you have a VR headset. Facebook-owned Oculus debuted an impressive 360-degree video tour of the White House, with the sitting President and the First Lady as special guests
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This is the closest I’ll ever come to being in the Oval Office. This is the closest I’ll ever come to being in the Oval Office.
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5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Classroom lets you assign to small groups or individual students. See how it works and how you can use this feature in your class.
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Making Happier Educators

Making Happier Educators | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
With teacher evaluation software, discerning the burdensome from the beneficial. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Whitlock Teacher performance management—whether you’re the teacher, administrator, or facilitator—has evolved considerably in recent years, and remedying outdated evaluation practices can make a world of difference. For one, the way we analyze teachers today—considering the amount of compliance directives, limitations…
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While many of us bristle at the mention of being evaluated, there are real and significant growth opportunity that emerge if evaluations are down with a growth mindset rather than a simple ranking objective. 
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17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness

17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Author-consultant Sarah Tantillo identifies 17 common teaching actions that can lead to student inertia & learned helplessness and suggests better alternatives.
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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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Learning to learn with a MakerSpace

Learning to learn with a MakerSpace | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Making, Maker Centred Learning and STEAM fit neatly alongside Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) for many schools. Commonly this approach includes a constructivist view of knowledge and teachers seek to establish conditions which allow students to explore questions and ideas with greater independence than may occur in the traditional classroom.  Learning becomes a collaborative partnership between teachers and students with a clear focus on a learner centric approach. These core beliefs are enacted through a combination of scaffolds such as those developed from the research of Harvard’s 'Project Zero’ where cultural forces, thinking routines, and an awareness of habits of mind focus the learner’s efforts on developing
positive dispositions for learning while building deep understandings. In such an approach to learning Making becomes a pathway to developing the dispositions required for success in the 21st Century and a way of demonstrating one’s competence within a creative and collaborative
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How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
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Thinking of the end-user is the heart of Design Thinking.
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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

15 hot edtech trends for 2017 | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Educators and tech leaders look back on 2016; predict where edtech trends in teaching and learning will head this new year.
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