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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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8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your C...

8 Helpful Assistive Technology Tools For Your C... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This post shares 8 assistive technology tools for disabled and ECE students in the classroom.
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No child denied access!
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Young 'prefer to read on screen'

Young 'prefer to read on screen' | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on computer and phone screens rather than to use printed materials, according to a literacy study.
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Not shocking, though Pew Research shows kids prefer paper for pleasure and digital for academic work.
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Week 2: The Quality of Massive Open Online Courses by Stephen Downes | MOOC Quality Project

Week 2: The Quality of Massive Open Online Courses by Stephen Downes | MOOC Quality Project | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Mark Smithers
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MOOC Quality Project?

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Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2013 - Lifehacker

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2013 - Lifehacker | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2013
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Over the course of the class, you'll learn how to build an HTML5-based game, and actually build one yourself before the end of the class.
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Want to build a game?

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Bill Gates Is Only Partially Right About the iPad (AAPL)

The Motley Fool - Users don’t expect it to be a work device, but it can be thanks to Google.
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The Motley Fool strikes again!

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iPad As....A list of Apps by Specific Learning Goals

iPad As....A list of Apps by Specific Learning Goals | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

In order to help educators integrate iPads effectively, we have compiled a list of apps focused on learning goals consistent with the CRCD framework. While many of these apps have also appeared in our iPads in the Classroom section, this list is driven by specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments.


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Allyson Bartley's comment, July 1, 2013 7:35 PM
Thank you!!!
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Thank you, Allyson!
Chris Carter's comment, October 4, 2013 9:07 PM
Thank you, Dr. Lerman. I post pieces that I find fit at least two of these criteria: Highly relevant, unusual perspective that adds insight, easily overlooked.
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Education -- A Bridge to the Future - Huffington Post

Education -- A Bridge to the Future - Huffington Post | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Education -- A Bridge to the Future
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The school took a risk by deviating from the traditional Kenyan secondary school experience by incorporating project-based learning and the W.I.S.H.
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Huffington Post Education is a wonderful resource.

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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Don't forget, we'll be at ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas unveiling the brand new Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard—this learning game engine allows YOU to build your own game, and it (New on @thekguru blog // Getting the Facts on Game Based...
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Graphics are cool!

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Music education and music technology

Music education and music technology | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
music education and music technology links (Music education and music technology by @HeidiTuuliaEk on @scoopit http://t.co/460MR3Gy0b)
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Is the Roman cavalry choir singing?

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Google aims to push tablets as part of new education initiative | ZDNet

Google aims to push tablets as part of new education initiative | ZDNet | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Play for Education lets teachers deploy an app or an e-book to all of their students' tablets at once.
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Go, Google!

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Entrepreneurial Leadership Online | Blended Learning | Babson College

Entrepreneurial Leadership Online | Blended Learning | Babson College | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This simulation challenges you to use entrepreneurial leadership skills to reach emerging markets with a new product in a tight time frame.
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At $59.99 this is hardly free, yet it is a wonderful example of gamification applied to learning.

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How to Start Designing Game Based Learning (Fre...

How to Start Designing Game Based Learning (Fre... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How do I Start Designing Game Based Learning? It's a question you have often asked yourself. You want to improve your training because learners are bored and tired of the same old stuff.
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Worth a second look.

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Rick Brennan: Game-Based Learning is Changing Education

Rick Brennan, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Histrionix Learning Company, shares how game-based learning is changing the classroom.
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From a definite perspective, to be sure. Read it through that lens.

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | MindShift

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | MindShift | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers' classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific subjects. Bu (Wonder how these affect STEM learning outcomes!
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We have a huge project-based learning program in 9th for all freshmen, but not for all subjects, all grades. Is this healthy?
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ICT in Practice Magazine

ICT in Practice Magazine | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Created by educators from around the world.

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Now this is a publication that I can really enjoy!  Teachers modeling and discussion Ed Tech/ICT issues with fellow teachers. Brilliant!

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Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com

Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Mark Smithers
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Grade inflation rears its ugly head.

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Game-Based Learning

Game-Based Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Researches and Resources A list of serious gaming/simulation conferences and associations is here. Best Practices for Using Games & Simulations in the Classroom - A report from the Software &am...
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Do you want to know where the conferences are?

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Thank you, Gamenger!
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Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Brillliant!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Four Approaches to Getting Content OFF Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem, Part 2

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Approaches to Getting Content OFF Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem, Part 2 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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If you teach with iPads, you've been here.

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If you teach with iPads, you've been here.

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Train Your Brain With Online Computer Games - Discovery News

Train Your Brain With Online Computer Games - Discovery News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Train Your Brain With Online Computer Games
Discovery News
You can learn a new language or learn how to play the clarinet. But the issue isn't whether practicing an instrument makes you better at playing an instrument.
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Here is evidence!

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Google announces Google Play for Education

Google announces Google Play for Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Android Central
Google is making a push to get technology, more specifically tablets into schools with the announcement today of Google Play for Education. Officially launching in the fall,...
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And the plates of the world shook ...

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Support Girls in Tech and Entrepreneurship

Support Girls in Tech and Entrepreneurship | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Girls in Tech is a global organization that supports entrepreneurial and innovative women in the tech space. This campaign focuses on its mentorship program.
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My 9-year-old daughter has already initiated a fund-raising drive, on her own, and participated in the exceptional One Hen Project PBL at Concordia International School Shanghai. This school nurtures leadership in both boys and girls. I LOVE it!

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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As we move to e-readers and sticky notes on PDFs, it is wise to count the cost.

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Google Play for Education Makes Software, Devices Affordable

Google Play for Education Makes Software, Devices Affordable | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Play for Education is designed for making devices and software affordable for educators.
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Go, Google!

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Engaged Students: Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic, speaks with John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now!
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The Atlantic speaks!

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