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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!
Curated by Chris Carter
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8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference. Check back weekly for updates!
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SQL Server Password Recovery - for both SA and User accounts

SQL Server Password Recovery - for both SA and User accounts | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s SQL Server is a relational database management system which provides the features to create and manage databases. There are number of editions of MS SQL Server for different group of au...
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Will Modio and Minecraft Drive 3D Printing for Kids? | Inside3DP.com

Will Modio and Minecraft Drive 3D Printing for Kids? | Inside3DP.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Apps like Modio and Minecraft that integrate CAD and 3D printing are becoming more popular, but will they bring the technology to daily life?
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Best of History Web Sites

Best of History Web Sites | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.
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Stunning collection (see sections on left-hand links). EdTechTeacher is a dedicated team of skilled professionals who never fail to excel.

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Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It - Hybrid Pedagogy

Why Online Programs Fail, and 5 Things We Can Do About It - Hybrid Pedagogy | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This is the first of a four-part colloquy of articles. Each piece has been contributed by authors who have intimate experience with the struggles, failures, and successes of online learning programs....
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Key points:

1. Stop conflating on-ground and online learning models, which require different pedagogies, administration, economies, curriculum, and communities.

2. Rely more on pedagogues and less on tech.

3. Stop worrying whether online learning will usurp traditional education. 

4. Let go of fears and take more risks.

5. Hold massive “town meetings” to develop broader strategies around online learning, because so far this conversation isn’t big or inclusive enough. 

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Tech Savvy Teachers Talk Less about Technology and More about Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tech Savvy Teachers Talk Less about Technology and More about Teaching - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In my discussion with educators, I found that tech savvy teachers talk less about technology and more about teaching.
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Yes! It is about the teaching, not about the tech.
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Glogster EDU: A complete educational solution for digital and mobile teaching and learning.

Glogster EDU: A complete educational solution for digital and mobile teaching and learning. | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The creative visual learning platform that every educator and student deserves.
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About
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World War I in Photos

World War I in Photos | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.
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History teachers out there? Brilliant collection of archival photos of WWI. 100th anniversary of the war that formed the 20th century.

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Teachers Come First: Reflecting on ISTE 2014

Teachers Come First: Reflecting on ISTE 2014 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology provides new avenues for teachers to develop and grow, but it can’t replace them.
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Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute

Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The economic urgency around higher education is undeniable: the price of tuition has soared; student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion and is greater than credit card debt; the dollars available from government sources for colleges are expected to shrink in the years to come; and the costs for traditional institutions to stay competitive continue to rise. 

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Brilliant discussion starter: Is this Grond at the the gates of Minas Tirith or the beginning of something beautiful?

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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Given the approaching school year, I found the advise in this brief article timely, lucid, and actionable.
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welcome to the google cosmos| edtech talk round table 55 - concordia ed tech podcast | BAM Radio Pulse

welcome to the google cosmos| edtech talk round table 55 - concordia ed tech podcast | BAM Radio Pulse | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The Concordia EdTech Podcast is a collaboration of Concordia’s Elementary, Middle and High School Tech Coaches. Each week we discuss the latest headlines in Ed Tech, interview an innovative individual or company and toss in a few free tech tips.

This podcast is brought to you by Concordia International School Shanghai.

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I so enjoy making these podcasts!

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How to Integrate 3D Printing with Education | Inside3DP.com

How to Integrate 3D Printing with Education | Inside3DP.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The following educational initiatives are helping K-12 teachers integrate 3D printing with curriculum through models and lesson plans.
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Flipping the Online Classroom – One Professor’s Unique Approach

Flipping the Online Classroom – One Professor’s Unique Approach | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Technique for Flipping Online Course may Provide Glimpse into Online Learning's Future In my ongoing reading and research into flipped teaching and learning, I
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Honest, lucid, inspiring

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 4, 5:15 PM

You don't really flip teaching and learning. What is flipped is the way teaching and learning happen. Students ready themselves differently before coming to class which means teachers prepare differently, as well.

 

Having said this, integrating different pedagogic forms into one's teaching and student learning can only be good when done well. I think that is the key point in the article.

 

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Move over MOOCs, it’s online, competency time | Christensen Institute

Move over MOOCs, it’s online, competency time | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. The implication? They were clearly disruptive innovations destined to transform learning.

Although the three companies most associated with the term MOOC—Coursera, edX, and Udacity—may end up being disruptive and help transform learning worldwide, early on it was clear that, properly and narrowly defined, in and of themselves MOOCs were unlikely to be disruptive innovations relative to traditional colleges and universities. Although they bore many markers of disruption, when defined narrowly, they lacked a business model innovation that would allow their disruptive value proposition to be sustainable and move up-market over time. And given their original reliance on traditional college and university faculty, it was doubtful that they could harness the power of online learning to move up-market along the dimension that would matter most to their success: teaching and learning.

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Fantastic conversation starter: MOOCs and alternatives.

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Where Deeper Learning And The Common Core Intersect (Deeper Learning)

Where Deeper Learning And The Common Core Intersect (Deeper Learning) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to combine a Deeper Learning experience for your students while maintaining a connection to the Common Core? Watch these videos as we show ways that the Common Core and Deeper Learning intersect.
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Yes! These TeachingChannel vids rock!

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A NEW Google Drive CHEAT SHEET

Be sure to check out my other Google Guides and Cheat Sheets !
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1This is sweet

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

At back-to-school night parents usually end up with collection of papers that they may or may not be saved for reference throughout the school year. Use QR codes to put the odds in your favor of the information in those papers being saved. I figure that if parents and or students scan and save information on their mobile devices, they are far more likely to retain it that way than if I gave them pieces of paper. So create QR codes and paste them on the door to your classroom or on a bulletin board in your room.

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Oh, this is brilliant! Especially if you are trying to impress parents with your tech skills.

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iPads Aren't Just for Students -- THE Journal

iPads Aren't Just for Students -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.
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So true! Teachers can get more out of iPads than students if we realize their potential.

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What-is-Visme-Infographic.jpg (800x2100 pixels)

What-is-Visme-Infographic.jpg (800x2100 pixels) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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What is Visme? Check out this infographic.

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About | Open Badges

About | Open Badges | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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"Badges?!? We don't need no stinking badges! Vaminos!"

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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
From the pedagogy of educational theorists and design thinkers to the passion of tinkers and hobbyists, the Maker movement finds its way into mainstream education.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 29, 7:02 PM

Students love creating and sharing. Not all students fall into that category. When given a choice, most students chose the hands-on projects, but occasionally some chose tests and quizzes. The latter were the anomalies, but they are out there.

 

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