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How to Search and Attribute Open Source Images the Right Way via GDC | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)

How to Search and Attribute Open Source Images the Right Way via GDC | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Learn how to properly search for and attribute open source images, and take away a handy acronym to help you remember the right way to do it!
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Technology Enriched Instruction

Technology Enriched Instruction | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @MSAUedu: Easily embed technology into your classroom with these FREE online courses: https://t.co/Zed0Sdyhgr https://t.co/plBLpVzXqM
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Beyond PEMDAS: Setting Students Up for Success in High School Math

Beyond PEMDAS: Setting Students Up for Success in High School Math | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Deep understanding of math concepts in elementary school supports success in algebra and beyond.
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Classroom Management Strategies for the 21st Century

Classroom Management Strategies for the 21st Century | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In the traditional classroom, students were assigned seats and placed in neat little rows. Students were taught to be quiet, and to only speak when spoken to.
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Codemonkey Is A Javascript Tutorial For Elementary Students

Codemonkey Is A Javascript Tutorial For Elementary Students | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Codemonkey is a web based programming tutorial. It is a detailed, gamified instructional tool to teach basic javascript programming. Students are placed in a visually appealing environment with a monkey and some bananas. The monkey has various tasks to do and the students program the monkey to complete the tasks.
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The Teacher's Best Bundle - Stress Relief 4 Teachers

The Teacher's Best Bundle - Stress Relief 4 Teachers | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Get a value worth over $45.00 for the low price of $9.87. Each item in the bundle equals less stress for the teacher. 62 Mistakes Teachers Make and How To Avoid Them.
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Art Lieberman is the real deal. We spoke at length over the summer. His heart is for the teacher, whose heart is for the student. He offers rock-solid advice that helps struggling teachers get back the joy of teaching. Please check out Art's materials.
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Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
According to Ayah Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access to knowledge and power via their monopoly over the use and understanding of the written word. Today’s engineers have a…

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 27, 2:57 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Set Up Your Digital Classroom for Success | Common Sense Education

Set Up Your Digital Classroom for Success | Common Sense Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Common Sense Graphite is a site by teachers, for teachers that helps you find the best educational technology resources and learn the best practices for implementing them in your classroom. Brought to you by Common Sense Media: Empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.
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10 Empowering Messages to Share With Your Students

10 Empowering Messages to Share With Your Students | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Our words matter, especially the ones we say to our students. Here are 10 empowering messages to share with your kids in the toughest of times.
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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." Robin Williams, Dead Poet's Society
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10 Mobile Apps Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar With - eLearning Industry

10 Mobile Apps Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar With - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Wondering about which Mobile Apps Instructional Designers should know? Check this list with 10 Mobile Apps for Instructional Designers.
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Turn Passivity To Interactivity: How To Use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry

Turn Passivity To Interactivity: How To Use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement? Check how to turn passivity to interactivity with Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement.
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | #LEARNing2LEARN #LEARNingByDoing

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | #LEARNing2LEARN #LEARNingByDoing | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
“When we have a rich meta-strategic base for our thinking, that helps us to be more independent learners,” said Project Zero senior research associate Ron Ritchhart at a Learning and the Brain conference. “If we don’t have those strategies, if we aren’t aware of them, then we’re waiting for someone else to direct our thinking.”

Helping students to “learn how to learn” or in Ritchhart’s terminology, become “meta-strategic thinkers” is crucial for understanding and becoming a life-long learner. To discover how aware students are of their thinking at different ages, Ritchhart has been working with schools to build “cultures of thinking.” His theory is that if educators can make thinking more visible, and help students develop routines around thinking, then their thinking about everything will deepen.

His research shows that when fourth graders are asked to develop a concept map about thinking, most of their brainstorming centers around what they think and where they think it. “When students don’t have strategies about thinking, that’s how they respond – what they think and where they think,” Richhart said. Many fifth graders start to include broad categories of thinking on their concept maps like “problem solving” or “understanding.” Those things are associated with thinking, but fifth graders often haven’t quite hit on the process of thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Lina Kherfan's curator insight, April 3, 8:19 PM
this article talks about the importance of how children think and learn. the author stresses on the fact that for better learning, students need to have a better structure for learning, hence the title. the author states students often do not have a good structure for thinking. students tend just to memorize things and don't know how to do deep learning. the author states that teachers only teach one part of this structure. which is thinking about thinking. the structre for better thinking is not only thinking about thinking though, there is more to it. the only part of it is to monitoring and directing thinking. " When a student is reading and stops to realize he’s not really understanding the meaning behind the words, that’s monitoring. And most powerfully, directing thinking happens when students can call upon specific thinking strategies to redirect or challenge their own thinking."  monitoring is being able to check up on yourself and regulate your own learning and directing is when students can take charge of their learning and direct it to what works for them in their self learning. this article talks about the importance of deeper thinking and learning and then switches to how educators can help with the process. i chose this article because i think that it is an important thing for students in K-12 grades. in my highschool, my graduating year, they had put in place a program called common core, which emphasizes this specific topic in student learning. sadly i was not able to partake in it however i do think that it is important for incoming students learn how to think and learn deeper.
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When we have a rich meta-strategic base for our thinking, that helps us to be more independent learners,” said Project Zero senior research associate Ron Ritchhart at a Learning and the Brain conference. “If we don’t have those strategies, if we aren’t aware of them, then we’re waiting for someone else to direct our thinking.”

Helping students to “learn how to learn” or in Ritchhart’s terminology, become “meta-strategic thinkers” is crucial for understanding and becoming a life-long learner. To discover how aware students are of their thinking at different ages, Ritchhart has been working with schools to build “cultures of thinking.” His theory is that if educators can make thinking more visible, and help students develop routines around thinking, then their thinking about everything will deepen.

His research shows that when fourth graders are asked to develop a concept map about thinking, most of their brainstorming centers around what they think and where they think it. “When students don’t have strategies about thinking, that’s how they respond – what they think and where they think,” Richhart said. Many fifth graders start to include broad categories of thinking on their concept maps like “problem solving” or “understanding.” Those things are associated with thinking, but fifth graders often haven’t quite hit on the process of thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

 

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Screencast-O-Matic Will Capture Your Heart ... And Cast It! (Rebroadcast)

Screencast-O-Matic Will Capture Your Heart ... And Cast It! (Rebroadcast) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Screencast-O-Matic is a screen-capture service that has a highly functional free version, and a powerful and easy subscription plan that doesn’t break the bank. If you use, or wish to use, screen capture technology, for flipping your class for example, please try this tool. You can record your screen, yourself, or both, and alternate between cameras. With subscription you gain access to point-and-click editing tools that are simply easy to use.
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Easy choice for schools on a budget, which probably means most schools out there ...
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Session 318: Modern & Effective Homework Strategies – UKEdChat.com

Session 318: Modern & Effective Homework Strategies – UKEdChat.com | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Voodoo Doughnuts: How to create a buzzworthy class

Voodoo Doughnuts: How to create a buzzworthy class | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
People flock to Voodoo Doughnut from all over the world. Here's what we can learn from them about teaching in the classroom.
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Training High School Students for High-Tech Opportunities

Training High School Students for High-Tech Opportunities | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How districts can integrate technology to prepare students for 21st-century careers.
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The Art and Science of Game Based Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Art and Science of Game Based Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Gaming the Classroom: Gamification should be about driving learning and behavior change. Here is the art and science of Game Based Learning.
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Tim Stuart Discusses Bringing Significant Shifts to How Singapore American School Delivers Education

Tim Stuart Discusses Bringing Significant Shifts to How Singapore American School Delivers Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Change is coming! We often hear that in education today. We also often see signs and examples of those changes in new schools with a shared commitment to a contemporary pedagogy. But what about larger schools? Schools that are already well established, doing well and seen as successful in many
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Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT

Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Maker Rubric is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker. This rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary (dependent on how your school system values grades) assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.

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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, August 26, 12:35 PM
I'd prefer to see a one column rubric to keep the making more 'open' while still providing scaffolding. I'll work on this!
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A free download, but requires sign up
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What Are The Education Soft Skills That Can Change Everything?

What Are The Education Soft Skills That Can Change Everything? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The education soft skills that are the most useful, effective, and versatile for everyone in education—from student to admin—are here for you to consider.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 27, 10:44 AM
schooling the teachers
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These skills are essential to engage every learner in lifelong learning.
Jillynne Raymond's curator insight, August 29, 2:51 PM
As we prepare students for jobs that do not even exist yet, isn't this what we are ultimately "teaching" - to never stop learning? 
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A New Approach to Homework - Balance with home life experiences via  Catlin Tucker | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)

A New Approach to Homework - Balance with home life experiences via  Catlin Tucker | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Homework has been getting a lot of attention in the media.
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How Can I Help My Child With ADHD Make the Adjustment to Middle School?

How Can I Help My Child With ADHD Make the Adjustment to Middle School? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Adjusting to middle school can be hard for kids with ADHD. Learn about the changes and challenges kids with ADHD face. Get an expert's advice for a smoother transition.
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Virtual Reality: Goodbye zombie apocalypse, hello ancient Egypt

Virtual Reality: Goodbye zombie apocalypse, hello ancient Egypt | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Some of virtual reality's biggest hits might not be games, but immersive educational experiences, said Sony's Richard Marks.
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Coding needs a new youth movement

Coding needs a new youth movement | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Coder or not, at one point or another you’ve thought of tackling web design. Or mobile app development. Or database querying. Or something else from the..
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Paul Herring's curator insight, August 23, 9:18 PM
Good article - I think our IT courses at High School are very interesting, relevant, hands-on, up-to-date, etc. but we still have the same problem in attracting enough students, especially the girls.
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This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour

This Bot Tweets a Totally Fantastical Map Every Hour | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A Twitterbot called @unchartedatlas has tweeted thousands of fictional black-and-white maps.
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Looking for a super-authentic map, from the standpoint of geological forces, for a simulation? Check it out!
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