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10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About ...

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Posts about the use of mass media tools like Facebook and Twitter generate a lot of traffic, indicating a high level of interest in these tools. There are also many education-specific social networking tools ...
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More people are using Chrome on desktops lately, and less of everything else

More people are using Chrome on desktops lately, and less of everything else | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google's Chrome desktop browser got more popular last month, while its main competitors saw less usage. Learn more here.
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Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era

Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
When the Pearson answer key was wrong.
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Hosting a CoffeeEDU

Hosting a CoffeeEDU | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Are you an educator who wants to learn from others and get inspired? Perhaps you’re excited about a new discovery, device, or idea that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re just curious about using technology in education, but don’t know where to begin?
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Why We Should Treat Teachers Like Software Engineers | TechCrunch

Why We Should Treat Teachers Like Software Engineers | TechCrunch | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
America is widely considered a global leader in economics, business, and culture. But when it comes to education, the U.S. seems to be falling behind. In the..
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7 Ways to Include a Student with Special Needs in Physical Education

7 Ways to Include a Student with Special Needs in Physical Education | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Physical education teachers around the world are coming up with new ways to include all students and get everyone moving. Here are 7 challenges and solutions in
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Seth Godin on Education - YouTube

http://www.LeeStranahan.com Best selling author Seth Godin discusses the failure of our educational model that's built around producing factory workers. More...
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How to run a good workshop

How to run a good workshop | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Workshops are hopeful things. They're sold on so much promise, but that promise is often dashed as students discover their instructor has little idea how to teach anything. For years I was a worksh...
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Hangouts on Air Will Now Let You Cheer Or Jeer In Real-Time

Hangouts on Air Will Now Let You Cheer Or Jeer In Real-Time | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
You can now let your Hangouts on Air host know exactly what you feel like. A new feature called "Applause" will let Hangouts viewers give a thumbs up or thumbs down during a live video broadcast.
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How To Teach Math With LEGOs | Edudemic

How To Teach Math With LEGOs | Edudemic | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colored bricks, and despite the myriad of uses, the go-to task for Legos is most often math.
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The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: Use this Google presentation to discover some helpful teacher-tested tips: http://t.co/MpxO0hV5vI. #mschat http://t.co/CPlZ3f…
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The Immense Value Of Creative Side Projects

The Immense Value Of Creative Side Projects | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Children naturally love to play and explore and use their imaginations -- but as adults, we often get so sucked into work and the demands of daily life that hobbies and creative outlets completely fall by the wayside.
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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) - Forbes

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) - Forbes | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E.
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Daniel Pink at Imagination Stage | We have the ...

Daniel Pink at Imagination Stage | We have the ... | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
This is "Daniel Pink at Imagination Stage" by Imagination Stage on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and…

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Send Your Name to Mars - Mars Exploration Program

Send Your Name to Mars - Mars Exploration Program | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Exploration of the Planet Mars - missions, videos, images and information
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Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Why Finland's schools are top-notch | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Pasi Sahlberg says America can learn from Finland, which has one of the leading education systems in the world.
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The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies

The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Fraud, financial mismanagement, lousy results: Reports highlight awful charter schools and people are catching on
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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 5, 11:54 AM

I've always been leery of Charter Schools - esp. after touring several w/ the ISTE Board of Directors  - Mostly biased because they RARELY if EVER have School Libraries! Grrrrr!

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11 Enemies Of Creativity

11 Enemies Of Creativity | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
11 Enemies Of Creativity (“@edutopia: Good list - what would you add? RT @TeachThought: 11 Enemies Of #Creativity: http://t.co/YIC8hJzeMD. #4Cchat” Ah yes!
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Students invited to test their creativity in Kingsport Cardboard Challenge

Students invited to test their creativity in Kingsport Cardboard Challenge | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The second Kingsport Cardboard Challenge "Show and Share" day will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 4, at the Kingsport Farmer's Market. (Can't wait to see our students in action!
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▶ Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Bringing a pop-up book to life - YouTube

"In ‘The Pangaea Pop-up’ Lesson, animator Biljana Labovic decided the best way to illustrate moving, shifting tectonic plates was to use a physical object that could also move and shift. Here, Labovic explains how she and her team of animators created a pop-up book to visualize Pangaea -- and how you can make your own."

 

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/making-a-ted-ed-lesson-bringing-a-pop-up-book-to-life View original lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-pangaea...


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Lindsay Burke's curator insight, September 15, 9:17 AM

An interesting and unique way to teach a topic.

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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week
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New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers - ColorLines magazine

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers - ColorLines magazine | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers ColorLines magazine The fellowship is a direct response to the lack of diversity in the tech field, and it also tries to address a root cause of these disparities: access to computer...
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7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class

7 Tech Upgrades to the Old-School Science Class | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
With tech breakthroughs and innovative ideas, science class isn't what it used to be. (Bye bye, dusty skeleton in the corner of your anatomy classroom.
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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, September 2, 9:25 AM

Great ideas to transform a traditional science classroom into a technology integrated platform.