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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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Enhancing Project Based Learning With Google Apps - Liz Castillo

Enhancing Project Based Learning With Google Apps - Liz Castillo | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @kylepace: Enhancing Project Based Learning With Google Apps -from @liz_castillo http://t.co/N7ucM348Q1 #googlect
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Nice! Google Apps! Have you read Krista Moroder's blog? http://bit.ly/14k4alK
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The best tweets of the week for education | eSchool News

The best tweets of the week for education | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are the education-related tweets that we found most enlightening, helpful, or interesting this week.
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These ARE good.  The best? You decide.

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Does PBL Work? | Research | Research | Project Based Learning | BIE

Does PBL Work? | Research | Research | Project Based Learning | BIE | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century (RT @Pblaustralia: Does PBL Work? | Research|Research|Project Based Learning|BIE http://t.co/QsQYVk7vXt Does PBL Work?
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I like research!

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American TESOL Webinar – Project Based Learning with Information & Communication Technologies

American TESOL Webinar – Project Based Learning with Information & Communication Technologies | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @ShellTerrell: American TESOL Webinar – Project Based Learning with Information & Communication Technologies http://t.co/lF6YFZ7y57 #esl #eltchat
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Webinars are, potentially, incredibly useful!

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Chris Carter's comment, July 5, 2013 10:06 AM
Thank you, Vera, and thank you, Jillian!
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Project-based Learning in the World Language Classroom - Calico Spanish

Project-based Learning in the World Language Classroom - Calico Spanish | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Project-based Learning in the World Language Classroom http://t.co/wCAlR9pdTV via @sharethis
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Language Arts is a niche with vast potential for techxplotation!

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Chris Carter's comment, May 21, 2013 6:00 PM
Thank you, Mary!
Chris Carter's comment, June 2, 2013 7:36 PM
감사합니다, Ji Hyun!
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Teacher's Visual Guide to A Better Technology I...

Teacher's Visual Guide to A Better Technology I... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
"The learning quest does not have an end and ,as teachers and educators, we are forever learners. We learn to make better learners ( out of our students ).
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A visual "how-to" guide to digital content use!

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Tech Talk Roundtable 15 | Game Based Learning: Get Your Game On!

Tech Talk Roundtable 15 | Game Based Learning: Get Your Game On! | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
  Chris, Jamie and Michael talk all about GBL, Game Based Learning. Articles of the week http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games.html I appreciate the fact that this rese...
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We had a lot of fun because we have a lot to say.

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10 Incredible Ways Technology May Make Us Superhuman - Listverse

10 Incredible Ways Technology May Make Us Superhuman - Listverse | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In the last half of the twentieth century, medical science came up with some pretty astonishing ways to replace human parts that were starting to wear out.
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What?!? I'm not already super-human?!? I've been lied to!

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Q. Will 'Moocs' be the scourge or saviour or higher education?

Q. Will 'Moocs' be the scourge or saviour or higher education? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Andrew McGettigan: Free online courses are on the cusp. Can they go from intriguing experiment to workable solution to our higher education crisis? (Q. Will 'Moocs' be the scourge or saviour or higher education?
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My two cents: Neither. MOOCs will fill a needed niche. That portion of hte population who have the self-discipline to complete online courses without the accountability of face-to-face will excel.

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Introducing the Knowledge Guru™ learning game engine

Play, Learn, Track, Remember... only with Knowledge Guru,™ a game engine that uses the power of play to help learners learn facts fast. Imagined by Bottom-Li... (This video gives a great intro to me, The Knowledge Guru.
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Here it comes, the crest of the wave of gamification!

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Technology moves faster than ethics | iGenerati...

Technology moves faster than ethics | iGenerati... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Tech changes out-pace spiritual foundations for their ethical use.
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Now, read this and the previous article together to get interesting dissonance.

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Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions - Docuticker

Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions - Docuticker | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions
Docuticker
The role of video games in teaching and learning is a source of debate among many educators, researchers and in the popular press.
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GBL!

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Game based learning camouflaging fun with learning - The Human Resources Social Network

Organisations of the modern era require proper and effective training materials which carry the potential to enhance the skills and knowledge of employees.
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Learning while having fun?!?

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May 2013 eSchool News

May 2013 eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
May 2013 eSchool News
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I enjoy eSchool News. You can, too!

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10 ed-tech tools of the 70s, 80s, and 90s | eSchool News

10 ed-tech tools of the 70s, 80s, and 90s | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We don’t know about you, but sometimes the eSchool News editors are amazed to hear about the ed-tech students use to learn in schools these days: mobile gaming apps, 3D printing, and robots?
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This stroll through time is so worth it!

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Tech2Learn - Project-Based Learning

Tech2Learn - Project-Based Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Do you want PBL resources? Here they are!

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Chris Carter's comment, May 13, 2013 4:59 PM
Thank you, Vera!
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Tea...

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Tea... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com. (Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds: Download an 11X17 version ...
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Another fine poster for the progressive teacher!

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10 Best Free Screen Recorders | Education Techn...

10 Best Free Screen Recorders | Education Techn... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The free screen recorders available out there have been listed by us below. You’re probably here because you want to prepare a presentation for the boardroom or class...
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Useful!

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Technology Classes Online

Technology Classes Online http://t.co/DvDoL6bZGq
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Why not?

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Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education | Atomic Learning Blogs

Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Education | Atomic Learning Blogs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We found this infographic on the K12 Education Technology website and thought we'd share. According to this data highlighted by Australian-based online course company Open Colleges, mobile technology is definitely finding its place in education.
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Nice graphic.

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Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online - Clippi...

Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online - Clippi... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
ClippingMagic: Online image mask generator (Easily Remove Image Backgrounds Online - ClippingMagic | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://t.co/fXVtRxwiYX)...
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A nice niche tool.

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SimCityEDU

SimCityEDU | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @jackiegerstein: Game-Based Learning #GBL possibilities: SimEDU http://t.co/BvVVguFGkl MinecraftEdu http://t.co/WT0u9EUC9p PortalEd http://t.co/fibXjCTmiq
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Really?!?

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Can business teach the world? - news - TES | Te...

Can business teach the world? - news - TES | Te... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
With the United Nations’ goal of universal schooling a distant hope, developing countries are turning to the private sector to rescue their efforts. (Can business teach the world?
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Sure, businesses have plenty to teach the world, but there is plenty that people outside of business need to teach business about environmental practices.

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Technology Isn't Keeping Up With Education - LockerGnome

Technology Isn't Keeping Up With Education - LockerGnome | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When the iPad was released last month I expected educators to be lining up to purchase it for their students. You'd think that teachers would be begging their school district to get this product into the classroom.
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Well, it took 40 years for the overhead projector to move from bowling alleys to classrooms.

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Technology Can Bring Education to the Masses - EdTechReview

Technology Can Bring Education to the Masses - EdTechReview | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology can bring education to come to the masses. Its role in education should be well understood by educational institutions for effective learning and teaching. (Technology can bring education to come to the masses.
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MOOCs. Are you sold on most people's ability to complete a MOOC without the discipline of face-to-face accountability?

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Chris Carter's comment, May 13, 2013 8:02 AM
Thank you, Allison!