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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
Curated by Chris Carter
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This is Why Kids Need to Learn to Code | DMLcentral

This is Why Kids Need to Learn to Code | DMLcentral | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Proclamations like 'kids need to learn to code!' may be accurate but, without some context and conceptual unpacking, they can be rather unhelpful.

Via Bettina Ascaino
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Spot on!

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Free Geometry Project Based Learning… Discover An Amazing Open Education Resource

Welcome to a post that examines an amazing OER (Open Educational Resource) covering Geometry thro...
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Fun.

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Home | Quandary

Home | Quandary | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, judgment, it is all here.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.
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“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” - Albert Einstein
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How to create a 'flipped' video lecture for at-home study

How to create a 'flipped' video lecture for at-home study | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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The PBS News Hour gets it right.

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This MIT 3D Shape-Shifting Project Called inForm Will Blow Your Mind

This MIT 3D Shape-Shifting Project Called inForm Will Blow Your Mind | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
This technology is jaw dropping! inFORM, a new project that can reproduce digital content physically in 3D, which allows a user to interact with an ob ...
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Wow! Wow! Wow!

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John Purificati's comment, December 7, 2013 8:09 AM
Holy Cow !!
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John, yes, exactly. I don't even know how to characterize this one, and that is part of the reason that I love it.
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OS X Dock tricks you may not have encountered

OS X Dock tricks you may not have encountered | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Dock and some of its features and functions can be accessed in non-standard ways which are sometimes more convenient. [Read more]
    

Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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Wonderful!
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FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
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Buck Institute for Education impresses!

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Chris Carter's comment, December 7, 2013 8:34 AM
Sue & Maribernat, my pleasure. Curation is all about finding that overlooked gem, and this is a fantastic one! Thank you both for spreading the good word!
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games-based-learning and g-Learning blog: What Can g-Learning ...

games-based-learning and g-Learning blog: What Can g-Learning ... | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
... Games Based Learning and sim-uni” post. Please follow @paulladley on Twitter, games-ED on Pinterest and like games-ED'sFacebook and Google+ pages for blog updates and interesting games based learning findings.
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Stunning Info-Graphic

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This Is Exactly What I Mean By Connecting Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Instruction…. | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

This Is Exactly What I Mean By Connecting Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Instruction…. | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Larry Ferlazzo is that exceptionally rare gift.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 5, 2013 11:46 PM
Definitely. Please check out Larry Ferlazzo's site. I do not know how he finds the time, but I am happy to benefit from his creation and curation.
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Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband.
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The Andrew Carneghies of our time?

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10 Web Resources For Teaching About Controversy - Edudemic

10 Web Resources For Teaching About Controversy - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Today's feature is all about using various web tools and resources to have the tough talk - to find better ways for teaching about controversy.
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Dive right in!

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Seoul-Based Accelerator SparkLabs' Latest Class Includes Wearable Tech And ... - TechCrunch

Seoul-Based Accelerator SparkLabs' Latest Class Includes Wearable Tech And ... - TechCrunch | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Seoul-Based Accelerator SparkLabs' Latest Class Includes Wearable Tech And ...
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Fascinating!

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Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Fast - Forbes

Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Fast - Forbes | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Education Technology Is In Its Infancy But It Is Growing Fast
Forbes
Online Education Image Much has been written of late about the need for healthcare reform in our country.
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Forbes surprises. Well done!

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Hour of Code

Hour of Code | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2013

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2013 | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Get our easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for teachers, parents, and school administrators.
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"A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning" is my favorite.
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10 Ways To Make Change Less Scary and More Possible


Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Highly useful for Tech Coaches.
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Chris Carter's comment, December 7, 2013 6:30 PM
Definitely, Dean. We all face resistance to change, and the article is approachable both as a personal development piece and as insight into how to recognize, address, and work with institutional resistance.
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Cambridge Academic Program Makes Inroads in U.S.

Cambridge Academic Program Makes Inroads in U.S. | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The college-prep courses developed by the British university are far less popular here than the AP and International Baccalaureate programs, but Cambridge is quickly gaining ground.
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The 3rd option.

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Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace

Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
AppFurnace is a new online tool which enables pupils to design & build their own mobile device apps then transfer them to a smartphone or tablet. .

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Brilliant! Meta-cognitive PBL!

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Math Is Astoundingly Beautiful, And We've Found The Video To Prove It

Math Is Astoundingly Beautiful, And We've Found The Video To Prove It | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A snowflake. A spinning top. A sugar cube. All illustrations of something obvious but often unnoticed.
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A nice addition from UpWorthy.

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Infographics, Charts & Documents

Infographics, Charts & Documents | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The EdTech Cheat Sheet: Learning technology integration trends in education. (The EdTech Cheat Sheet: Learning technology integration trends in education.
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Beautiful and informative, the hallmarks of effective infographics.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:30 AM

Easy to read visual/infographic introducing the many concepts of the edtech lexicon.

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10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1 | Teaching with the Library of Congress

10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1 | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
As your students look around their classroom environment, does a visually stimulating array of primary sources surround them? As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources to promote critical thinking and inquiry.

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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A must read for any social science class.

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Learning in 'the Living [Class] Room' -- Campus Technology

Learning in 'the Living [Class] Room' -- Campus Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Convergent technologies have the ability to support streams of low-cost, personalized content, both at home and in college.
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We are getting closer, faster, than you may realize.

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The Library Has Left the Building, But... -- Campus Technology

The Library Has Left the Building, But... -- Campus Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Even though digital resources are now front and center in higher ed, libraries must still work hard to integrate them into their schools' LMSes.
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Yes cubed!

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Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects -- Campus Technology

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects -- Campus Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.
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Implications for math are impressive.

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