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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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OAME Links

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Thank you @fryed! Donna Fry finds magnificent math resources coming out of Toronto!
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Silicon Valley cranks up encryption, but it offers false sense of security - San Jose Mercury News

Silicon Valley cranks up encryption, but it offers false sense of security - San Jose Mercury News | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
KOMO News Silicon Valley cranks up encryption, but it offers false sense of security San Jose Mercury News "Every time a situation like this erupts you're going to have a frenzy of snake oil sellers who are going to throw their products into the...
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Intelligently written.

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China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More - Daily Beast

China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More - Daily Beast | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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China's Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More
Daily Beast
Friedman is correct that the Chinese school system has its strengths—namely in knowledge based teaching such as math, science, and reading.
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The Beast has not been to Shanghai schools. The new wave is coming, and it will take the ignorant by surprise.

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Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates - News Sentinel

Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates - News Sentinel | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates News Sentinel "Every time a situation like this erupts you're going to have a frenzy of snake oil sellers who are going to throw their products into the street," says Carson Sweet, CEO of...
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The NSA wins these kinds of matches.

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive

Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Graphic created in Google Draw. Access the poster here.

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Oh, so very useful!

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The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
There's a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution? Technology. More specifically, iPads in classrooms.
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Montessori

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Sebastian Thrun Pivots Udacity Toward Vocational Education - Slashdot

Sebastian Thrun Pivots Udacity Toward Vocational Education - Slashdot | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
lpress writes "Udacity CEO and MOOC super star Sebastian Thrun has decided to scale back his original ambition of providing a free college education for everyone and focus on (lifelong) vocational education.
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Here is MOOCs' very large niche.

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Geezer gamification? Older adults walked better through gaming, study said - MedCity News

Geezer gamification? Older adults walked better through gaming, study said - MedCity News | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Geezer gamification? Older adults walked better through gaming, study said MedCity News NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who tried special brain training computer games had better gait and balance than their peers afterward, in...
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Geezer?!? After two knee operations I can still do more push ups than I am years of age. Take that, you young pups!

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How to Get Girls Interested in Computer Science

How to Get Girls Interested in Computer Science | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Last week we went over to Stanford to attend final presentations at Girls Gone Geek, a summer camp that introduces compu…

Via Jenny Smith, Skip Zalneraitis
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Solid advice.

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October 2013 - Pictorial Activities (omnibus) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

This omnibus data set contains questions about photo and video creation and sharing, and also measures of Instagram and Snapchat use on cell phones.
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A slew of Pew (1)

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Gates Foundation pours millions into Common Core in 2013 - Washington Post (blog)

Gates Foundation pours millions into Common Core in 2013 - Washington Post (blog) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Gates Foundation pours millions into Common Core in 2013
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Skills-based assessment is here to stay.

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Rejecting the for/against dichotomy about online learning (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Rejecting the for/against dichotomy about online learning (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Views: Professors can be skeptical of online learning and want to experiment with technology-enabled education: http://t.co/knefvkzEmv
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Cogent, intelligent.

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Involving More Female and Minority Students in STEM Imperative According to Experts

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 -- Experts in STEM education initiatives stressed the need to build interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields among both female and minority student groups, according to discussion on a...
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All of us need access.

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10 Educational Technology Quotes

10 Educational Technology Quotes | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
As an educator, I am always looking for new and interesting quotes to use in the classroom. I use them on handouts, assignments, worksheets, presentations, as classroom decor, and most importantly,...
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Spot on.
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Project Based Learning in a Flipped English Class

There are lots of educational buzzwords I push back against when I first hear about them.  Ten years in California public schools have left me jaded and cynical about the latest fad, but the nerd...
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Beautiful exemplar.

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Wolverton: These gifts might be educational, but your kids will call them 'fun' - San Jose Mercury News

Wolverton: These gifts might be educational, but your kids will call them 'fun' - San Jose Mercury News | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Wolverton: These gifts might be educational, but your kids will call them 'fun'
San Jose Mercury News
My son wants video games and "Hobbit" themed Lego sets.
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More visuals on this one would help.

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games – (@4nmedia #education How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | MindShift
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We are through the looking glass.

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Incubating education

Incubating education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Kellogg Education Technology Incubator funds tech startups by students, for students (Incubating education http://t.co/c7W0oHmAgJ)
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Brilliant!

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Classroom Games and Technology: 6+ Lists of Tips and Insights for Creativity and Technology in Education

Classroom Games and Technology: 6+ Lists of Tips and Insights for Creativity and Technology in Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Updated with my book list: 6+ Lists of Tips and Insights for #Creativity and #Technology in #Education http://t.co/2AD9Te79l3
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Nice curation of useful links.

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Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom

Teaching In The Cloud: How Google Docs Are Revolutionizing The Classroom | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Google's online word processor has transformed the way teachers support students through the writing process.
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Having one's head in the clouds used to be a charge of absent mindedness. Ha! Reality has finely caught up with me.

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ICT in Practice - A Games Based Learning

ICT in Practice - A Games Based Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Article looking at the theory and practice of games based learning.
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Simply an amazing publication.

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July 2013 - Anonymity (omnibus) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

This omnibus survey contains questions about anonymity online.
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A slew of Pew (2)

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New Visual Featuring Important Digital Citizenship Skills for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Visual Featuring Important Digital Citizenship Skills for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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ETML, again.

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Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom

Active participation IS the key to student engagement--which is why Project-Based Learning is important to the mix...http://t.co/VLDy0a0CYv
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Connective teaching wins.

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Andrew Delbanco on the role of science and humanities in higher education. - Project Syndicate

Andrew Delbanco on the role of science and humanities in higher education. - Project Syndicate | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A symmetry is emerging in global debates about higher education's future, with the US leaning toward technical fields and some parts of Asia attempting to embrace the humanities.
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Preach it!!!

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