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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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Women Deliver » Updates » Celebrate Solutions: Empowering Maasai Girls Through Education

Women Deliver » Updates » Celebrate Solutions: Empowering Maasai Girls Through Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By: Rati Bishnoi, Catapult

Located in the Trans Mara district of Kenya, the Kakenya Center for Excellence is a primary boarding school focused on serving the most vulnerable underprivileged Maasai girls.
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Feel good, for a good reason!

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At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching

At some schools, 'Big Brother' is watching | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools are asking themselves whether they should monitor students online to protect them from dangers such as bullying, drug use, violence and suicide.
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Fantastic conversation starter!

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Art classes cross borders via technology

Art classes cross borders via technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Taking an entire class to Germany, Australia, and Serbia would have been, well, difficult. So Rutgers-Camden art professor Elizabeth Demaray brought contemporary artists from those countries to her class.
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Sure, this should be the norm.

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Plato's videogame: Roger Travis at TEDxUConn 2013

Dr. Travis speaks about his work over the last ten years of putting into educational practice the simple but profound idea that the players of video games ar...
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So much to unpack. Please view.

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New data available for higher education LMS market -

New data available for higher education LMS market - | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g.
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Extraordinarily useful if hunting for an LMS.

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You Won't Believe What Humans Can Accomplish With Just Plastic Sheeting

You Won't Believe What Humans Can Accomplish With Just Plastic Sheeting | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How lots of tiny acts can change how a continent looks from space (Re-Making Human Outcomes: http://t.co/PnXE3e9wVt Fail to plan, Plan to fail.
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Should I be horrified or mesmerized?
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Making flipped classroom a reality #infographic

Making flipped classroom a reality #infographic | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @MaisAbusalah: Making flipped classroom a reality #infographic http://t.co/Xkx95nHa90
#Technology #Education #Tech
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Certainly the materials are present.

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Chris Carter's comment, November 9, 2013 10:35 AM
TechinBiz, definitely.This is the cleanest, clearest infographic I've seen is a long while. The point of an infographic is to be seen to be understood, so ... I will definitely curate excellent examples.
Chris Carter's comment, November 9, 2013 9:11 PM
You are welcome, Dean. I am flipping my classroom in US History, and the challenge is bracing!
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Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Video on TED.com

Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!
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Fun!
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Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks | TechCrunch

Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks  | TechCrunch | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
We had a tip about, have now confirmed, Intel's latest acquisition: Kno, the education startup that started life as a hardware business and later pivoted into..
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Take note

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5 Online Learning Trends Worth Knowing About - Edudemic

5 Online Learning Trends Worth Knowing About - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
We all know technology in education is the best thing since sliced bread. Or maybe it's not. A good way to tell the difference is by monitoring these online learning trends we're seeing.
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Agreed on all five.

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Chris Carter's comment, November 8, 2013 7:36 PM
Fishtree, definitely. I believe the trends hold more significance, often, than a particular app or website. Specifics change so quickly, but trends and fundementals do not.
Fishtree Education's comment, November 11, 2013 6:59 AM
Agree, Chris. Trends often highlight the changes in people's mindset and behaviour and it guides us for significant changes in our lives. Thanks for sharing great articles!
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Report: Teacher Prep Programs Need To Better Prepare Candidates for Online, Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Report: Teacher Prep Programs Need To Better Prepare Candidates for Online, Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report, Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation, that examines collaborations between educator preparation programs and online schools.
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Really?!? We are still not aware that PD is the #1 need?!?

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Teaching our children to code: a quiet revolution - Telegraph

Teaching our children to code: a quiet revolution - Telegraph | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The next wave of the digital revolution arrives next year, with every child in the UK being taught computer programming. But is Britain ready?
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UK ahead of the curve.

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3D GameLab - The Power of Quest-Based Learning™...

3D GameLab - The Power of Quest-Based Learning™... | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
http://3dgamelab.com Check out the power of using quest-based learning in 3D GameLab. Join us in our monthly teacher camps! Video directed by Brett Smith, Br... (RT @haskell: What's the difference between game-based learning and quest-based learning?
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Students have to be engaged to learn.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens: Scientific American | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but reading on paper still has its advantages
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Worth polling.

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Aldo de A. Barreto's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:27 AM

but I belive  digital documents has changed the way we write and read as it has modified our relation with the language interface

Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:55 AM

This article is worthy of reading and reflection. It has powerful ramifications, one way or the other. For schools research in this area is critically important in the development of our plans.

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LeVar Burton on Google Glass: 'It disturbed me'

LeVar Burton on Google Glass: 'It disturbed me' | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
"It disturbed me. I was skeptical... [and] I'm a person that's very open to technology."That's the reaction LeVar Burton, the man best known from (Technology provides more education opportunity.
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Is his initial reaction typical?

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Carnegie Mellon Creates Simon Initiative To Drive Better Understanding of Student Learning Using Emerging Educational Technology Platforms

Carnegie Mellon Creates Simon Initiative To Drive Better Understanding of Student Learning Using Emerging Educational Technology Platforms | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH, Nov.11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Carnegie Mellon University today launched the Simon Initiative to accelerate the use of learning science and technology to improve student learning.
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Dashboarding!

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The Latest White Papers On Education Technology

The Latest White Papers On Education Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
From Thursday's inbox - a few K-12 online and blended learning... This exclusive White Paper Library brings you the latest white papers in education technology, covering topics like flipped learnin...
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Data are useful!

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Innovation requires changing basics of education - Irish Independent

Innovation requires changing basics of education - Irish Independent | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Irish Independent
Innovation requires changing basics of education
Irish Independent
We strive to break down the institutional barriers to this cross-fertilisation, in order to provide the most creative and innovative learning process possible.
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The Emerald Isle speaks.

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let St...

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let St... | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority.
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Spoke with Alan yesterday. Hubristic, but knowledgeable.
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10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education

10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
10 Roles For Artificial Intelligence In Education
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deus ex machina?

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Aldo de A. Barreto's curator insight, November 9, 2013 10:21 AM

Artificial intelligence can automate basic activities in education, like grading and it is altering how students find and interact with information.

 

Chris Carter's comment, November 9, 2013 10:29 AM
Sure thing, Nikolaos. As we automate we have to reflect on what we are giving up as well as what we gain.
Chris Carter's comment, November 9, 2013 9:10 PM
It is my pleasure, Aldo. I desire to curate useful, insightful material that may otherwise be overlooked.
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Professional Development for Educators ~ November Learning

Professional Development for Educators ~ November Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Professional development services with November Learning teaches you to make global connections using powerful practices and effective technology tools.
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Superb, outstanding, impressive!

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Watch: Bill Gates and Bill Clinton on the Power of Technology | Wired Business | Wired.com

Watch: Bill Gates and Bill Clinton on the Power of Technology | Wired Business | Wired.com | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Connectivity can vastly improve people's lives?but is it more important than food, or vaccines, or education? In this exclusive interview for WIRED's Decem (Is internet more impt than food/education?
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Got 2 minutes?
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Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcas (RT @kbairokeeffe: Ways to integrate Augmented ...
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Yes! Exciting, but time consuming to set up.

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Education

Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Education and technology have come a long way over the past generation.
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Fun, a nice, decorative piece that reminds us how technology impacts how we teach and learn.

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Chris Carter's comment, November 7, 2013 10:49 AM
Happy to, Luciana. This one just had the right elements of history, simplicity, and artistry.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:45 PM

Gotta love this infographic..

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Making learning stories come alive with technology | New Zealand Education Review

Making learning stories come alive with technology | New Zealand Education Review | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @coreeducation: Making learning stories come alive with technology | New Zealand Education Review http://t.co/Ai1UHGNp6N
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Top 10 list & Exemplar

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