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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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Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles | Digital Play

Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles | Digital Play | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Top Ten Game-Based Learning Articles http://t.co/hTmoGviV0t via @zite
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What is it about lists?

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Jedd McFatter's comment, June 2, 2013 12:49 AM
I'm not sure. Give me a few days and I'll come up with a Top Ten list of the reasons for the rise in the number of lists.
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Brilliant :)
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Six Steps for Optimizing Your Digital Information Streams | Inside Higher Ed

Six Steps for Optimizing Your Digital Information Streams | Inside Higher Ed | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Sip from that fire hose!

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Australian Study Points to Benefits of Games-Based Math - Education Week News (blog)

Australian Study Points to Benefits of Games-Based Math
Education Week News (blog)
Recognition that "games can provide challenging experiences that incorporate effective learning principles and sustained engagement," led Dr.
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Of course!

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Chris Carter's comment, June 5, 2013 1:17 AM
Thank you, Bronwyn and Claude
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3 Trends To Watch In Education Technology | Music, Entertainment ...

3 Trends To Watch In Education Technology | Music, Entertainment ... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
I think these are the top three education technology trends that need attention (short term perspective for 2 to 4 years) -Improving the Retention in MOOCsIn year 2012, we saw a deluge of onli.
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Ok, worth a read.

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In the US, 21 st Century Skills Linked to Work Success - Gallup.com

In the US, 21 st Century Skills Linked to Work Success - Gallup.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In the US, 21 st Century Skills Linked to Work Success
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This higher level of real-world problem-solving experience among younger U.S.
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Surprising?!?

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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The topic of technology can be confusing.
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Agreed. Excellent points made here.

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Classroom 2.0: Why Florida Schools Are Going Digital

Classroom 2.0: Why Florida Schools Are Going Digital | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are contemplating a technology overhaul to meet new, tougher education standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, known as Common Core. Those standards take effect in the fall of 2014.
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First IB, now this!

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Publishers Challenge Quality Of Open Educational Resources | Intellectual Property Watch

Publishers Challenge Quality Of Open Educational Resources | Intellectual Property Watch | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published a paper that raises questions about the quality, sustainability, and public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER).

Via Mark Smithers
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Of course they are! They have EVERYTHING to lose! Welcome to the innovation tornado, boys and girls!

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Hackers Are Spying On You: Inside the World of Digital Espionage - Daily Beast

Hackers Are Spying On You: Inside the World of Digital Espionage - Daily Beast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Hackers Are Spying On You: Inside the World of Digital Espionage Daily Beast The previous day, the Jester—unconstrained by the niceties of parliamentary debate and British law—had knocked offline the website of the London-based radical Islamist...
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I C U ... I C U 2 ...

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Students at Staten Island's PS 3 create personal video games - SILive.com

Students at Staten Island's PS 3 create personal video games - SILive.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Students at Staten Island's PS 3 create personal video games
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Students were asked to develop games based on the themes of either "Life on Mars," "Egypt Quest" or "How to be a Hero" to tie into what they've been learning.
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Taking GBL to a whole new level!

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5 Free Online Courses For Social Media Beginners - Edudemic

5 Free Online Courses For Social Media Beginners - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking to boost your social media skills? These free online courses from Modern Lessons will help you get started!
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Preaching to the choir?

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Chris Carter's comment, May 29, 2013 9:06 PM
Amelia, you are very welcome! your using this resoirce is why I curate this site!
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Thank you, Mark and Heather!
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7 Amazingly Easy Video Ideas for Capturing and Keeping Students' Attention -- THE Journal

7 Amazingly Easy Video Ideas for Capturing and Keeping Students' Attention -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Keeping students attentive in the 21st century classroom is no easy feat. Here are 7 video ideas sure to resonate with students.
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Attention!

 

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The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning - The UK Higher Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning - The UK Higher Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
News from Microsoft for universities, written by the UK Education team (RT @thekguru: Add these to your list.
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Chris Carter's comment, June 4, 2013 3:31 AM
Thank you, Heather!
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The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.
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Thank you, Michael Lambert!

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Game-Based Learning Produces Results | Intentional Games

Organizations utilize game-based e-learning to increase the performance impact of business skills training. Bryan L. Austin of Game On! Learning has spent most of his career in the corporate training space, primarily working ...
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It works for businesses and schools. Who'd a thunk?

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Chris Carter's comment, May 30, 2013 11:49 PM
Thank you, Bronwyn! For all 4 rescoops!
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Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based learning platform - spyghana.com

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Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based learning platform
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Game based learning involves learning using game mechanics that helps to achieve specific learning outcomes.
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Go, GBL!

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Does 10000 Hours Of Practice Actually Make Perfect? - The Vine

Does 10000 Hours Of Practice Actually Make Perfect? - The Vine | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Vine
Does 10000 Hours Of Practice Actually Make Perfect?
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10,000 hours concept never said "perfect", just mastery.

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How Science & Social Studies Teachers Are Transitioning To The Common Core - StateImpact Indiana

How Science & Social Studies Teachers Are Transitioning To The Common Core - StateImpact Indiana | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How Science & Social Studies Teachers Are Transitioning To The Common Core
StateImpact Indiana
Zook likes the fact that the Common Core emphasizes problem-solving skills and project-based learning, especially in the lower grades.
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I'm working on Social Science Common Core today!

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Games

Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.
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And people wonder whether or not ES kids can benefit from technology?

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A MOOC Backlash?

A MOOC Backlash? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Unlike a scientific experiment that can keep controls and treated samples isolated in separate test tubes, the MOOC experiment is playing out in one of the messier corners of the already messy real world: academia.

Via Mark Smithers
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De-MOOC? Anti-MOOC? Boo-MOOC? FLOOC?

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Walter Adamson's comment, May 28, 2013 9:12 PM
Trend is up even though a backlash - good point he makes in the article.
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Common Core curriculum calls for new approach - Merced Sun-Star

Common Core curriculum calls for new approach Merced Sun-Star Hopper said educators know they must view 21st century education standards differently and shift instruction from a teacher-centered to student-centered approaches through inquiry,...
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Interesting.

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4 Technology Must Haves for Online Students

4 Technology Must Haves for Online Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Some encourage students to accessorize, while others say it’s best to keep things simple.
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If you are reading this, then you probably have them ...

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MIT algorithm can predict how popular a tweet will be - Los Angeles Times

MIT algorithm can predict how popular a tweet will be - Los Angeles Times | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
MIT algorithm can predict how popular a tweet will be Los Angeles Times A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has developed a model that predicts the number of retweets in the entire lifetime of a tweet based on the first couple of...
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"Fascinating!" - Spock

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The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: EduVue: Talking Future of Libraries and Media/Tech Collaboration

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian: EduVue: Talking Future of Libraries and Media/Tech Collaboration | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Yes! Librarians rule!!!

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Chris Carter's comment, May 30, 2013 8:17 PM
Thank you, Melissa!
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Thank you, Kristina!
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The 4 Essential Organization Apps For Your Classroom—And Tons of Ideas For Using Them -- THE Journal

The 4 Essential Organization Apps For Your Classroom—And Tons of Ideas For Using Them -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Check out these four must-have apps to help you and your students utilize mobile technologies to get organized in the classroom.
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THE Journal ... just keeps getting better.

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Chris Carter's comment, May 29, 2013 9:07 PM
Thank you, Mrs. Dias and Heather!