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Flipping for Sophia

Flipping for Sophia | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Sophia, Bill Nye and Capella University have teamed up to make back to school learning fun.
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No, thank you. Let's Stop Automating Our Humanity (please drop the IFTTT thank-you auto-tweets)

No, thank you. Let's Stop Automating Our Humanity (please drop the IFTTT thank-you auto-tweets) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
I've noticed a pattern in my Twitter feed recently. It goes something like this: Thank you Jon Smith for the follow. I'm super stoked to learn with you. ift.tt/makingthehumaninhuman What this is is...
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Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids - Newscenter1.tv

Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids - Newscenter1.tv | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Camp Invention Inspires Creativity in Kids
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The University Center in Rapid City held its Camp Invention this week, inspiring creativity and inventive thinking in kids entering first through sixth grade.
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Sweden’s School Choice Disaster

Sweden’s School Choice Disaster | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Every three years, Americans wring their hands over the state of our schools compared with those in other countries.
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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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In Defense of Laptops in the Classroom

In Defense of Laptops in the Classroom | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In grad school, I was one of dozens of TAs for a 1,000-student freshman lecture course.
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Bartlett High students' app now on Google Play

Bartlett High students' app now on Google Play | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A team of six Bartlett High School freshmen has developed an app that allows people to track calories and graph their exercise progress. It earned the school top honors in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Bartlett was among four winning high schools that placed nationally. Its team also earned the titles of best in state and the Midwest region. "The making and designing of the app was a thrilling experience," said Autumn Chung, 15.
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Google’s Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing | TechCrunch

Google’s Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing | TechCrunch | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google has added some new development hardware to its Project Tango 3D-depth sensing mobile project – a table development kit made its debut today, boasting..
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Design Corner: Desktop Icon Creation Tools

This post is part of a new series brought to you by TechSmith’s talented, passionate, and sometimes quirky design team. Follow us on Twitter @TechSmithDesign
The latest version of Snagit has quite a few new icons.
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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Distract Children from Learning - NeuroNet Learning

A new study, published in Psychological Science, found that children in highly decorated classrooms are more distracted and make smaller learning gains compared to a minimally decorated classroom.
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$26,000 per Student?

$26,000 per Student? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Say you were given $26,000 to educate a young kid for a year. Do you think you could put that money to good use? I do.
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Education Extravaganza at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 | MAKE

Education Extravaganza at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 | MAKE | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Yesterday, our friends at Maker Education Initiative hosted their first-ever, day-long Making Possibilities Workshop. We popped in for the afternoon Possibility Faire to share information on our programs like Maker Camp, ...
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Still Separate and Unequal

Still Separate and Unequal | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Saturday is the 60th anniversary of Brown v.
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Educator, Learner | Talk, talk, talk - Educator, Learner

Educator, Learner | Talk, talk, talk - Educator, Learner | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher — Teaching, Learning, & Education — Medium

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher — Teaching, Learning, & Education — Medium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Greetings and Salutations!

We haven’t met yet, but we will meet soon.
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Thinking about a Maker Conference Center

Thinking about a Maker Conference Center | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
If makers designed their own conference center, what would it look like? In what ways would it improve the venues we now use for conferences? (@wmchamberlain and we should start designing our own edcamp conference centers, too.
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Chromecast Is Getting a Slew of Awesome New Features

Chromecast Is Getting a Slew of Awesome New Features | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google has just revealed that its popular Chromecast dongle will soon receive a sizable feature boost. What's more, the streaming device will also receive a personalized user home screen. Here's what's in store for your living room.
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Fuzzy Math

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This week Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu handed the education reform movement a stunning legal victory, when he struck down California’s teacher tenure laws for discriminating against poor and minority students.
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Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future' - Chicago Tribune

Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future' - Chicago Tribune | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Sofas, staircases, graffiti and the 'workplace of the future'
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A slide from the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design's entry, "PopUP : The Rise of the Mobile Worker and the use of Vacant Space.
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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, June 15, 2:48 AM

Courtesy of Akki Puustin (Finland) - creativity requires us to be in a  non-conscious state and the couch does that for a lot of people but then so does the lingering shower, watching a fire or even a goldfish! You just need to drift off and allow the brain to do 'mash-up' of the knowledge, ideas and concepts that already exist in your head. 

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Netflix Announces Animated Series Based on Scholastic's 'Magic School Bus'

Netflix Announces Animated Series Based on Scholastic's 'Magic School Bus' | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Magic School Bus is heading back to television -- Netflix and Scholastic Media announced Wednesday that a new, original series based on the kids' science series will bow in 2016.
PHOTOS: Kids' Choice Awards: Robert Downey Jr., Pharrell Go Green
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Ipswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized Tests

Ipswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized Tests | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Last week, two sixth-grade classes in Ipswich, Massachusetts, sent what we lawyers lovingly term a “strongly worded letter” to U.S.
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“What is this, church camp?” — Medium

“What is this, church camp?” — Medium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Adventures (Minus the Sleepovers) in Sexism in Education Technology
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5 + 1 Summer Reads to Challenge and Inspire - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - reading, summer, Teaching

5 + 1 Summer Reads to Challenge and Inspire - Getting Smart by Greg Garner - reading, summer, Teaching | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Lazy mornings, afternoons by the pool, and no agenda. Summer …
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Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?

Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In Newark last week, high school principal and city councilman Ras Baraka was elected mayor.
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The Facebook Cleanse

The Facebook Cleanse | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Did I just unfriend you? I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings. But I’m not sorry I did it. In fact, I did you a favor. I’m on a Facebook cleanse, and it’s making me fall back in love with the social network I couldn’t stand for years.
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What are the Benefits of Chrome Apps that Duplicate a Website?

What are the Benefits of Chrome Apps that Duplicate a Website? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
There are quite a few web apps for Chrome that seem to be nothing more than 'prettified' shortcuts to our favorite websites, but is that all they are, or is there more to them? Today's SuperUser Q&A post has the answers.
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