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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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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? - KQED (blog)

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? - KQED (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?
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First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) teacher.
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Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons

Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Not sure about how to use QR codes or a class wiki to teach languages?
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Profound!

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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Faculty Focus | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

Via Rosemary Tyrrell, Mark Smithers
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This is important!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:08 PM

Some great tips!

Chris Carter's comment, May 24, 2013 2:19 AM
Agreed! Thank you for sharing, Rosemary! Also, Olgy, Di ut, Mark, and Mark!
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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class | MindShift

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class | MindShift | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logi (RT @3dgamelab: 10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using #iPads in Class
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30 Web 2.0 Tools in 60 Minutes - Instructional Tech Talk

30 Web 2.0 Tools in 60 Minutes - Instructional Tech Talk | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Learn 30 new Web 2.0 tools in 60 minutes from the Tech Educator Podcast hosts. Great resources for any classroom!

Via John Purificati
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Beautiful!

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Chris Carter's comment, May 24, 2013 2:23 AM
Thank you, Joyce!
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Thank you, Brad!
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Thank you, Kaylin!
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Unlocking Open Educational Resources (OERs) Int...

Unlocking Open Educational Resources (OERs) Int... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Each time a teacher or a learner interacts with an Open Educational Resource (OER), these interactions produce data.
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Go, go gadget goodies!

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ICTs in Education for People with Disabilities ...

ICTs in Education for People with Disabilities ... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In 2010, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education agreed to collaborate on a joint project to develop a Review of Innovative Practice – a report...
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This is really opening the doors for all learners.

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The 21st Century Principal: Which Model of Project-Based Learning Is Needed in 21st Century Schools?

Very informative article on Project Based Learning and tie-ins to the Common Core. #pbl http://t.co/s21G2rAzjk
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Nice opinion!

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Amy Shields's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:34 AM

Project-based learning is something I would like to see more of in our district.

Chris Carter's comment, May 24, 2013 2:21 AM
Thank you, Amy & Ashley!
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The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving

The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
  via Powerful Learning Practice Have you ever gone to the doctor with a rather vague problem? The kind of problem that has no obvious solution? “Doctor, my elbow hurts.” “Doctor, I have a run... (Project- or Problem-based Learning?
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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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There has to be at least one that you like!

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Creating Adaptive, Personalized, Effective and Addictive Education System for ... - Forbes

Creating Adaptive, Personalized, Effective and Addictive Education System for ... - Forbes | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Creating Adaptive, Personalized, Effective and Addictive Education System for ...
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Forbes is a surprising find.
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Project-Based Learning Equals Learning for All Students | Preston Education Publishing | Education Publishers | Teaching Resources

Project-Based Learning Equals Learning for All Students | Preston Education Publishing | Education Publishers | Teaching Resources | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Project-Based Learning Equals Learning for All Students http://t.co/hep9dmmxTO
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Ok, preaching to the choir.
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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students - Edudemic

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.
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Treat yourself to 1 every other day. you'll have three months of fun.
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'Cheating' Can Be An Effective Learning Strategy - NPR (blog)

'Cheating' Can Be An Effective Learning Strategy - NPR (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) 'Cheating' Can Be An Effective Learning Strategy NPR (blog) As he'd hoped, the lead-up to the exam and the test-taking itself got students thinking like behavioral ecologists, including the very principles of game theory Nonacs hoped to...
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NPR is golden!

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What is Project Based Learning?

What is Project Based Learning? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Read more about project based learning from Tutor Doctor, providing organization tutoring to Cary, Apex, and surrounding areas. (What is Project Based Learning?
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5 Great Ways to Use Technology in Arts and Humanities | Amplify

5 Great Ways to Use Technology in Arts and Humanities | Amplify | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Your default description here (RT @lisashambaugh: RT: @amplify: Tech isn't just for #STEM education.
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Go, Humanities!

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Tye Plews's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:36 AM

Insight into how technology can influence all aspects of the classroom, not only in learning but in the creation, presentation and reflecting process that is involved in education. It allows children to elaborate and expand their previous knowledge on a global scale with a click of a button.

Chris Carter's comment, July 29, 2013 2:11 AM
Thank you, Tye.
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Stanford teams up with edX to build online learning platform | opensource.com

Stanford teams up with edX to build online learning platform | opensource.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning platform that universities and developers around the world can access for free.

Via Mark Smithers
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Go, Stanford!

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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:18 AM

I really look forward to the "open-sourcing" of the entire platform in June!

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ENTREVESTOR: Technology education lacking in schools

ENTREVESTOR: Technology education lacking in schools | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Jonathan Robichaud recently completed a private tutorial on writing computer code with Java-Script, and he can’t wait to move on to Python.
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A point or a promotion?

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How Apple is Winning the Battle for Education Technology (or is it?)

How Apple is Winning the Battle for Education Technology (or is it?) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The following Infographic suggests the advances Apple has made in Education Technology. To be sure if pundits are correct the neck and neck race between Apple and Dell (2/3 down the infographic) wi...
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EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology | In...

EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology | In... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology.
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I like reviews!

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Play to Learn: Designing Effective Learning Games

Play to Learn: Designing Effective Learning Games | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning games are a hot, hot trend - but why? What makes them work and how in the world do you go about designing one?
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I love design!

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10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning...

10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning [Infographic] on Education & Technology News curated by Maysa Brum (10 Reasons Teachers should Try Blended Learning [Infographic] | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://t.co/9BhVYG5UYH)...
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Brilliant graphic! Use with Blockster http://www.blockposters.com/.

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Education World: Project-Based Learning: Why an...

Education World: Project-Based Learning: Why an... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Read about the benefits of project-based learning and get tips on implementing this key instructional strategy. (Education World: Project-Based Learning: Why and How?
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Game Based Learning Efficacy and ROI (INFOGRAPHIC) - eLearningFeeds.com

Game Based Learning Efficacy and ROI (INFOGRAPHIC) - eLearningFeeds.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Our team has always embraced game based learning and gamification– even before exciting events like the launch of our brand new Knowledge Guru Game Cr...
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Our apps for Special Education list is HERE!!! | The Spectronics Blog

Our apps for Special Education list is HERE!!! | The Spectronics Blog | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
You asked.....and we listened! We are so excited to bring you our apps for Special Education list. Starting with just 60 of our favourites (It was SO... (Seen this assistive technology page @spectronics?
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Yes! Special Ed Apps!
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