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Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology
A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Systems Level Student Response Solution

Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Systems Level Student Response Solution | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Less than 7% of students enrolled in massive open online courses like Coursera complete the class. There's more to the reasoning than we're addressing.
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BOOM! Spot on. All effective teaching is, at heart, relational. If students do not have the opportunity to interact with fellow students and instructors is socially relevant ways, then expect completion rates of <10%. 

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What's Worth Learning in School?

What's Worth Learning in School? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We teach a lot that isn’t going to matter, in a significant way, in students’ lives, writes Professor David Perkins in his new book, "Future Wise." There’s also much we aren’t teaching that would be a better return on investment.
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Fantastic discussion starter

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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
To help you create images that garner BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite easy-to-use visual content creation tools.

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Excellent ideas!

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10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology

10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
With technology moving out of the lab and into the classroom, it's becoming a challenge for some teachers to infuse their teaching with tech tools such as websites, educational games, simulations, ...
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Good advice!

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22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @colonelb: 22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about http://t.co/vm3c1bMubW #edchat #edtech
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Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, March 25, 5:18 PM

alumnos, lean

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let's see

 

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Why is Role of a Teacher Even More Important in the Digital Age? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why is Role of a Teacher Even More Important in the Digital Age? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
I believe, in this digital era, the role of teachers has become more crucial than ever.

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Spot on! We are guides on the side (meddlers in the middle?).

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Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need Infographic show how a blended learning strategy can effectively provide learning solutions to employees as and when these 5 needs arise.
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Visuals make all of the difference. Can you imagine this graphic being a bullet-pointed list?

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How To Undo A Sent Email In Gmail | The Gooru

How To Undo A Sent Email In Gmail | The Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Never send an email by mistake again! Installing the Gmail lab “Undo Send” allows you to retract messages where you may have made a spelling mistake, grammar error, or communicated (…) Read more
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For that igni-second after you sent that very wrong email.

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools |...

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools |... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
"With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson."

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It is what it is.

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Concordia Ed Tech Podcast » iTunes

Preview and download the podcast Concordia Ed Tech Podcast » Podcast on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Enjoy daily, 3-minute reviews of edtech apps, sites, and services.

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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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8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom.
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How do I love open badges? Let me count the ways!

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Audio Review #79 | The EdSurge EdTech Index Brings an Organized Selection of EdTech Products to your Fingertips - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Audio Review #79 | The EdSurge EdTech Index Brings an Organized Selection of EdTech Products to your Fingertips - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Overview Edsurge is one of my favorite resources for keeping track of EdTech startups, products and services. Their sassy writing style and interest in edtech entrepreneurs keeps me on their mailing list.
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Essay on the divide between faculty members and the ed tech industry @insidehighered

Essay on the divide between faculty members and the ed tech industry @insidehighered | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @tesolgeek: Essay on the divide between faculty members and the ed tech industry @insidehighered http://t.co/IDzhdJWNOE #edtech
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Worth the read, including the responses.

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25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Need evidence that Twitter is useful in K-12?

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SAMR Model Explained Through Examples

SAMR Model Explained Through Examples | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Exemplars always appreciated!

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Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons

Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Eliademy started with a mission to democratize education with technology. How do you democratize education on a global scale? There are multiple paths that one can take but some basics need to be there. One of them is the availability…
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Looks worthy of exploration. Now, to find the time ...

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Free to Low-Cost Assistive Technology Solutions - YouTube

Oklahoma ABLE Tech explores free to low-cost assistive technology solutions. Categories featured include reading, vision, hearing, handwriting/keyboarding, c...

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015
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The breadth of the list is impressive.

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TeachersFirst Embeddable Featured Sites Widget

TeachersFirst Embeddable Featured Sites Widget | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Embeddable codes let teachers and technology coaches embed TeachersFirst's weekly featured sites on school web pages.
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Definitely worth a look for anyone maintaining a for-teachers website!

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Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Using iTunes U - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Using iTunes U - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Fred Sitkins explores some of the benefits of using what iTunes U has to offer schools, teachers, and administrators.

Via Cindy Rudy
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Yes, a powerful tool that is still flying under the radar. It is not "just" podcast any more, not by a long shot. 

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How to gamify your teaching: A quick guide to GBL - Innovate My School

How to gamify your teaching: A quick guide to GBL - Innovate My School | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Everyone enjoys gaming of one kind or another, but how can teachers go about implementing video games into the classroom? Nicole Ponsford puts all the research onto the table and discusses the findings.
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Concise and loaded with useful links.

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Eve Lackman's curator insight, March 18, 9:58 PM

Games aren't just for kids anymore

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Audio Review # 73 | Thematic presentations. No, really, Thematic! - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Audio Review # 73 | Thematic presentations. No, really, Thematic! - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Overview Thematic takes presentations to the next level. A significant drawback to a typical PowerPoint presentation is the overdependence upon text, and the underutilization of images. Thematic addresses the issue head on, forcing users to minimize text and maximize images. This approach is as it should be. In presentations, the speaker should be the source …
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4 crazy ideas from Stanford about the future of college

Here's what Silicon Valley thinks higher education might look like in the year 2100.
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Actually, not-so-crazy ideas.

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