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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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Success in MOOCs: Talk offline is important for learning

Success in MOOCs: Talk offline is important for learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
That students who had offline help did the best in this MOOC study is not surprising.  Sir John Daniel reported in Mega-Universities that face-to-face tutors was the largest line item in the Open U...

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Most learning is blended at some level.

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5 Terrific Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Terrific Mind Mapping Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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If you are going 1-1 iPad, consider this article!

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Technology Talent Shortage: Is the solution education, immigration or recruiting women? - Rockies Venture Club

Technology Talent Shortage: Is the solution education, immigration or recruiting women? - Rockies Venture Club | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology Talent Shortage:  Is the solution education, immigration or recruiting women?
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Yes!

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ....

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ... on Create, Innovate & Evaluate in Higher Education curated by Alfredo Corell (Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ... (Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ....
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Nice, non-tech, solid pedagogy!

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How to make project-based learning work

How to make project-based learning work | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A recent report shows that although project-based learning is a growing trend in education, only about 1% of schools nationwide use the practice on a regular, committed basis.
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Hand me a wrench!

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Thank you, Thomas!
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In the classroom: Digital game-based learning i...

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In the classroom: Digital game-based learning in second language acquisition. (In the classroom: Digital game-based learning in second language acquisition.: In the classroom: Digital game...

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Generation Y: The Internet’s Effects on Cogniti...

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In light of recent studies that found that internet usage affects cognition, education is faced with the challenge of adapting to internet minded students.
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Feeding the intellect.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 10, 2013 5:50 AM
Thank you, R. Conrath, Lynette, and Mark!
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What Parents Want From Technology In The Classr...

What Parents Want From Technology In The Classr... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting perspective to take on technology in the classroom. A new report sheds some light on the people actually buying all that BYOD.
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Informative, and visually smoky.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 8, 2013 4:12 PM
Thank you, Nikolaos! Thank you, Heather!
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Data shock - ICT in Education - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

Data shock - ICT in Education - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are three short observations on data, which may provide a basis for discussion with pupils.

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Yasemin Allsop is always insightful.

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Project-Based Learning & Leading Through the 16 Habits of Mind | Lesson Planet

Project-Based Learning & Leading Through the 16 Habits of Mind | Lesson Planet | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Blending Costa & Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, personality type, and project-based learning in your classroom. (Why blend project based learning with the 16 habits of mind and the 8 types of learners?
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Useful, detailed article on need to mix PBL groups heterogeneously. My Masters research strongly support this article's assertion.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 11, 2013 3:57 PM
Thank you, Thomas! Thank you, Deborah!
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I am curating for a class requirement, and I actually find I am really getting in to it. I wish now I had made several different scoops for organizing. Live and learn. And yes, Thank you, Thomas!
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Exploring Project Based Learning

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Clear, concise walk through of project versus PBL.

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Edu.txt: Mediating Education | DMLcentral

Edu.txt: Mediating Education | DMLcentral | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital media are increasingly shaping how we produce, transmit and receive knowledge, but do we often pause to think about the techniques which now mediate how we think and know about education and learning?

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This article makes me worry that I cannot text in Times New Roman.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:03 AM

Interesting article, mainly focusing on Twitter and Infographics.

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LifePractice PBL

LifePractice PBL | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
If our schools are supposed to be preparing our children for the real world, why don't they look, act, and feel more like the real world than what they currently do?
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Met Ginger Lewman at #ISTE13. She is the real deal. Amazing info.

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Apps That Help Kids Like Chores - Wall Street Journal- India

Apps That Help Kids Like Chores - Wall Street Journal- India | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Apps That Help Kids Like Chores Wall Street Journal- India The app, available at $4.99 a month for use on the Web and with Apple's mobile devices, gives points and rewards for chores, along with passes to a Monster Carnival where kids play to win...
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Hey, if it works ...

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Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games - MindShift (blog)

Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games - MindShift (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games MindShift (blog) Pedagogy is the highest weighted category, and is based on the depth and quality of content and how well it's integrated into the mechanics of the reviewed game or...
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Interesting. Watchmen.

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GBL Theory

GBL Theory | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In my search for guidance in making my undergraduate course a game, I found very little helpful information.  The research literature in game-based learning (hundreds of academic articles if you...

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Cerebral and insightful.

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LIVE: The Evolution of Education & Tech Trends - SiliconANGLE (blog)

LIVE: The Evolution of Education & Tech Trends - SiliconANGLE (blog) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
LIVE: The Evolution of Education & Tech Trends
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Tuesday July 9, 2013. Is the current educational model broken and does technology hold the solution to mending it?
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The bleeding edge.

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How 10 Colleges Are Using Game-Based Learning Right Now - Edudemic

How 10 Colleges Are Using Game-Based Learning Right Now - Edudemic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
One of the hottest trends in education evolution is the introduction of games into the classroom. Gamification of just about anything has been tried by teachers around the globe.

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Is It Gamification, Or Game Based Learning? » B...

Is It Gamification, Or Game Based Learning? » B... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Is It Gamification, Or Game Based Learning? - http://t.co/k8NmdRkWra via @Shareaholic (Is It Gamification, Or Game Based Learning?
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Four Awesome Game-based Learning Websites and Blogs

Four Awesome Game-based Learning Websites and Blogs | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A list of four valuable game-based learning websites and resources the Wowzers team reads everyday.
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Title says it all.

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Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 07/05/2013

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 07/05/2013 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 05/07/2013. Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 05/07/2012. Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 02/07/2013. LinkWithin. 0 Comments and 0 ...
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Always worth a look.

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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I find this article (and inforgraphics) refreshing, even moving.

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Project-Based Learning: A Parent Primer

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Pirate Loot: Casco Bay High School students listen intently as they get a lesson on business from Portland Pirates executive Ryan Delaney. Credit: Michael Warren


Parent involvement in education
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Impressive links supporting this article.

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A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers

A University's Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Colorado State University-Global Campus made the $89 offer but may have to adjust its thinking, officials say.
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Interesting. Credit not objective of most MOOCies?

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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"
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Powerful, impressive PBL

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