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Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology
A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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These are The Skills Students Learn from Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These are The Skills Students Learn from Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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ETML is an impressive bunch. Digital hug!

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EDTech Talk Round Table 30 | Marshmallows Determine Your Future - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

EDTech Talk Round Table 30 | Marshmallows Determine Your Future - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.
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I love these podcasts!

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Chris Carter's comment, January 14, 7:09 PM
Thank you, Dean. These podcasts are labors of love.
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9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology in the Classroom

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9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology in the Classroom

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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5, 7, and 9 are my favorite.

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Emma Lacey's curator insight, May 31, 2:13 AM

This is a great article for teachers to use to reflect on how they use technology in the curriculum. It encourages teachers to consider if technology is used to its full potential. Teachers also need to think about if the technology they are using helps or hinders students education, technology should be used for a purpose and not simply for the sake of it. By thinking about how not to use technology, teachers can then consider how they should be using it. 

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How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself - Polygon

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself - Polygon | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself
Polygon
"[There was one] game made ... where ANGELINA read news articles for source material.
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"Dave ..."

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Chris Carter's comment, January 13, 6:58 PM
Yasemin, I did not post this. My robot posted it for me. Kidding!
Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 16, 6:14 PM

Yikes!!

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iPad Art Room

iPad Art Room | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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A wonderful, beautiful site!

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Chris Carter's comment, January 13, 2:02 AM
I am happy to pass this along, Dean. It comes to me ffrom fantastic colleagues at 21st Century Learning International (http://21c-learning.com/).
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Re-imagining school | TED Playlists | TED

Re-imagining school | TED Playlists | TED | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.
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Always worth a look.

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iPads in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
If you find a link that is not working, please let me know the title and I will fix it! Thank you!
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One needs go no further for iPad support.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 14, 10:37 PM

Thx Chris Carter!

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The 5 Second Solution - YouTube

This small, simple tweak will immediately improve your effectiveness as a speaker, teacher, or presenter. On top of that, it will give you a greater sense of...
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Profound and simple. Truths are often like that. We have kids raise hands or clap.

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Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can...
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I am iron man!

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

Via David W. Deeds
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Yes, we set the bar exceptionally high at our school, and the kids reach it.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 11, 8:55 AM

I especially like the part about higher expectations for students.

Chris Carter's comment, January 11, 9:19 PM
Thank you for this scoop. Excellent points made.
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ICT in Practice, Issue 6 is out!

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Hot off the digital press!

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The 5 Second Solution - YouTube

This small, simple tweak will immediately improve your effectiveness as a speaker, teacher, or presenter. On top of that, it will give you a greater sense of...
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Brilliant for its truth.

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Game-Based Learning: Hype Vs. Reality

Game-Based Learning: Hype Vs. Reality | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
I believe that computer and video games have the potential to make significant learning impact. But I also believe that this potential is currently not being realized -- at least not at a meaningful scale.
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Nice conversation starter.

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John Purificati's comment, January 10, 6:02 AM
An excellent conversation starter. While game-based learning may not be the silver bullet, it's hard to deny that this may get some students motivated.
Chris Carter's comment, January 10, 8:14 AM
It is my pleasure, Maribernat. John, when I read this, I thought it would be a great read to distribute before a Social Science team meeting to get the creative discussions started.
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With Leaps in Education Technology, What Role Should Teachers Play?

With Leaps in Education Technology, What Role Should Teachers Play? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Last week, the Boston NPR affiliate published an opinion piece on how advances in free online educational options are changing the ways teachers can most effect
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Guides on the side, meddlers in the middle.

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Learning Never Stops: 15 places with fun and engaging social studies games

Learning Never Stops: 15 places with fun and engaging social studies games | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Fun and engaging.

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Chris Carter's comment, January 13, 9:29 PM
Dean, I rarely push Social Science material, though it is what I teach. I just found these resources to be particularly useful.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Our ES uses smart boards extensively.

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21st Century Learning International - Making learning relevant, powerful and authentic to students in the 21st Century.

Making 21st Century Learning Real Conferences, events, consulting and connections in service of 21st Century Learning in Schools
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No better group of professionals.

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The Big History Project Teaches The Story of Humanity with Game Based Learning

The Big History Project Teaches The Story of Humanity with Game Based Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Master 8 Periods of History with The Big History Project What do you get when you cross a maveric...
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13.7 billion years ... wow!

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luiy's curator insight, January 17, 1:09 PM

The public course takes about 8 hours to finish and divides history into 8 “thresholds,” periods in which critical events happened to alter the course of all history.  Each threshold module contains multimedia elements to fully explore the time period from a variety of disciplines, especially science.  The public user has the option of taking quizzes and earning badges for each module passed.  At the end of the course, the user can earn the title of Certified Big Historian.  (The first 10,000 users to do so get a free sticker.)

 

By combining gamification elements with fascinating (sometimes mind-blowing) content, BHP manages to achieve something a lot of history teachers never could–it makes history fun.  The videos are engaging, with excellent graphics and music.  The material is presented with a minimum of jargon and the site is easy to navigate.  And while we won’t say the quizzes are easy, the user does have a chance to retake them until they reach a high enough score for the badge.  (Don’t ask us how many tries it took to score 100% on the Big Bang badge….)

Chris Carter's comment, January 18, 3:24 AM
Rui Guimarães Lima, you are heartily welcome! My friend and colleague teaches Big History here in Shanghai. We are the first non-US overseas school to do so. Exciting!
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If I Had a Hammer

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In the Second Machine Age, it’s all about getting smarter, faster.
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We're in a tech whirlwind that is “exponential, digital and combinatorial.”

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Problem-Solving Activities With the Help of Technology - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Problem-Solving Activities With the Help of Technology - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
There can be different approaches to teaching problem-solving with the aid of technology.
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Nice suggestions.

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I Hate Technology & Other Lame Opinions

I Hate Technology & Other Lame Opinions | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
When used correctly and with respect, how could anyone hate technology?
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I so appreciate this article!

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How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It)

How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
SHIFT PARADIGM | by Mark E. Weston Education has failed technology. Yes, you read that correctly. Education has failed technology. To understand why this is, not vice versa, requires understanding ...

Via Carolyn Wiberg, Melissa Marshall, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Fantastic conversation starter.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:54 PM

Interesting perspective

Chris Carter's comment, January 11, 9:23 PM
Interesting and refreshing perspective. If we have he ability to teach 1-on-1, then why are we not taking advantage of this?
Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 14, 9:58 PM

Interesting

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The 21st Century Writing Process - Teachers With Apps

The 21st Century Writing Process - Teachers With Apps | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @TeachersApps: Aditi Rao always has great ideas for sharing technology in the classroom. http://t.co/esuQTVBusu #edtech #education #stud…
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Hits AMR in SAMR

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A New Great SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Great SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
@Cohort21 A New Great #SAMR Visual for Teachers ~ #Education #Technology and #Mobile #Learning http://t.co/xe80tBgKom via @medkh9
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ETML is always worth a look.

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Shannon Soger's curator insight, January 12, 11:52 PM

I like the SAMR and art/paint connection.  I'd like to hear more about the redefinition example.  Creating the portfolio puts the project at modification.  However, the "peer share" could bring the project to redefinition, depending on the collaboration. 

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Eton headmaster tells schools to adapt to the internet - or die - Telegraph

Eton headmaster tells schools to adapt to the internet - or die - Telegraph | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Anthony Little says schools as we know them will be redundant in a generation unless a new breed of teacher embraces the "dynamic and frightening" technological revolution (Eton headmaster says that if the school doesn’t adapt to #technology ...
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No tech?!? Avada kedavra!

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