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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"PBL or Project Based Learning is a method of teaching that has been around for a long time that is getting more and more attention due to all the tools technology leads itself to.  Basically, PBL allows for teachers to "ask" a question that allows students to solve in a variety of a ways using many different analytical methods.  Since, Project Based Learning incorporates a lot of different techniques and tools to use I've decided to create a list of resources rather then just one of sites or apps."


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A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of

A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

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N Kaspar's curator insight, June 9, 2:19 PM

Some excellent resources listed.  I especially liked the National Geographic Atlas.

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21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer  Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, June 7, 8:51 PM

Middle schoolers !!!

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iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad

iVisual Info Touch - Create Infographics on Your iPad | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
iVisual Info Touch is an iPad app that you can use to create relatively simple infographics. The app makes it easy to create your infographics. It is not necessary to create an account in order to ...

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Need to give this a try...just wondering...how many people verify the statistics in infographics

 

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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, January 3, 2:46 PM

I think this would work with my elementary students.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 5, 12:13 PM

Prachtig simpel!

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! "


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:52 AM

Keep maths fun and interesting.  Many learners are taken to advanced levels well before they're ready for it, struggle and are then put off for life. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 30, 2013 2:27 AM

Some good, simple maths apps here - most are for lower year levels but could prove useful for skill practise and/or differentiation in the classroom. 

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The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic]

The Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning [Infographic] | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
So how popular is blended learning? This visual guide takes a look at some statistics on blended learning adoption, facts on four different models of blended learning

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:07 PM

K-12 blended learning primer

Andy Lee's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:36 PM

Nice infographic on blended learning.

David Bozetarnik's curator insight, April 30, 11:35 PM

Blended learning has much potential.  However, it is only PART of the solution to why ails education today.  It is not a replacement for funding.  Adequate funding, whether online of f2f, must go hand in hand.  You can't maximize the potential of education while cutting necessary $$$.

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Follow this Topic - iGeneration - 21st Century Education

Follow this Topic - iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration

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burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:18 AM
Its wonderful :)
Selin Gelinci's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:09 AM

This scoop it profile by @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  includes many useful blogs and articles that aim to teach in the 21st century. This includes learning with the use of technology. What he refers to as the 'iGeneration' includes many useful updates that can be used for both the students and teachers in the classroom. A few i came across that sparked my interest were a description on how to set up a blog with wordpress for teachers, this can be very useful to me as a student now and also in the future. I enjoy D'Amico's profile as he scoops quite interesting topics.

Jane Weston's curator insight, February 16, 11:58 PM

When curriculum resources are limitless due to the access we have to on-line materials, then the question we ask about those materials become more important. Values Education helps us all to ask the right questions! See some innovative whole school projects at:

http://valueseducation.edu.au/verve/_resources/VASP_FINAL_REPORT_2010.pdf

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Slidebean - create stunning presentations

Slidebean - create stunning presentations | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

Slidebean is a new presentation tool that lets you focus on the content, and does everything else automatically. We just launched our beta today.


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Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:05 PM

Worth a look

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:03 PM

Entre no site, carregue o conteúdo que desejar, escolha um template...e já está! Pronto a usar e partilhar.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 AM

Newly launched, Slidebean seems to be trying to do what haiku deck does. Login is with Facebook, not my favorite way of doing things, but there are some nice effects here and it produces clean slide shows.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Web Adventures In Science

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Web Adventures In Science | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"There are six adventures in the series including the CSI adventure. Each of the adventures is appropriate for middle school or high school use. In each adventure students take on the role of scientist to solve a crime, conduct experiments, and learn about scientific methods and processes."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:33 PM

Richard Byrne shares six science games that are available online through Rice University. The games include:

* CSI Adventure - six adventures that allow students to become forensic scientists and solve a crime.

* Cool Science Careers - students may explore five STEM-based careers. Students take an interest survey and their adventure will be guided by their interests.

* MedMyst - learn about microbiology with a focus on infectious diseases and how they spread.

* Reconstructors allows you to "gather evidence and data to solve drug-related cases." (3 games)

* Virtual Clinical Trials - become a research scientist and help develope treatments for spinal cord injuries, depression and brain injuries.

* N-Squad - "investigate the effects of alcohol on the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems."

These games are geared to middle and high school students and these adventures are also available in Spanish!

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10 Fun Music Videos to Explain Tricky Topics to Students

10 Fun Music Videos to Explain Tricky Topics to Students | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"In every syllabus or curriculum there are a handful of difficult concepts, dry topics or complex processes that can be difficult for students to grasp, and even trickier for them to remember. Whether it’s a particularly complicated mathematical equation, a wordy poem or a tough scientific process, teachers have been coming up with clever methods and workarounds to help them stick in students’ brains for centuries."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:31 PM

Videos are a great way to hook students on a subject...add music and chances are good that students will listen and watch. Here are ten videos in range of areas. Three are described below.

* The Presidential Election Process - Learn about the "US presidential election, from primaries to inauguration day, including the importance of media coverage and fundraising!"

* Learn the Continents - Help younger students learn “about the different continents, understanding the basic geography behind them and recognizing them on the map.”

* Parts of the Cell Rap - An animated rap where "the relevant part of the cell lights up and moves to illustrate the song as it goes along."

Additional videos explore quadratic equations, MacBeth, creating a graph from an equation, states and capitals, the element song, and the life and works of Shakespeare.

Melissa Jenkins Borchers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:00 AM

Finally someone brought the fun back into learning. 

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The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year - Mashable

The 10 Fastest Growing Apps This Year - Mashable | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Vine is the world's fastest growing app, experiencing 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 of this year.

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All the Countries of the World

Full album & lyrics: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/brain-beats-2 Music by Renald Francoeur, Drawing by Craighton Berman, Video by Don Markus "Tour the ...

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I am in awe of the creators of this video...captivating!

 

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Marina Costanzo's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:42 AM

Geograficamente parlando!!

Emma Boyle's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:28 AM

The chorus gets a little old, but I dare you not to like this video.

Debriez22's curator insight, July 24, 10:57 PM

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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Augmented Calendars - Engage Their Minds

Augmented Calendars - Engage Their Minds | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
I made a “Mystery Calendar” for October.  I found a list of historical people and events from October here, and chose 4 of them.  Then, I used iMovie to create short videos that gave clues about each one.  Because I have a Mac at home, I had a bit of trouble finding a good calendar template for the iWorks suite, but I finally landed on a good template for Numbers here.

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Great idea to engage learners

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:20 AM

I Love this idea, will I ever have time to try it out, who knows!? 

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Learning and Teaching with iPads: iLearn with iPads in Numeracy Professional Learning

Learning and Teaching with iPads: iLearn with iPads in Numeracy Professional Learning | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"On Tuesday 3rd June, we held our second professional learning day for the teachers involved in the iLearn 1-1 iPad project. This time our focus was particularly on the effective use of the iPad in the Numeracy Block. We were fortunate to have Melissa King join the presentation team. We had a great day. Some of the activities we engaged in are outlined:"


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Start Developing iOS Apps Today: Setup

Start Developing iOS Apps Today: Setup | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

Start Developing iOS Apps Today provides the perfect starting point for iOS development. On your Mac, you can create iOS apps that run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. View this guide’s four short modules as a gentle introduction to building your first app—including the tools you need and the major concepts and best practices that will ease your path.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 8, 8:22 AM

If something significant to you is missing in your apps array...try to develop it yourself.  Remember if its useful to you, it will be useful to ohers.

Orli Mulero's curator insight, January 8, 10:25 AM

http://bit.ly/JhGY49....Bug Software has developed an iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone application to be used by our clients as a white label and offer it for a free download via iTunes. The advantages of providing such solution to your customers are increased consumer confidence, savings on marketing and advertisement, reach of new clients and much more.....http://bit.ly/JhGY49

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 4:19 PM

Yes please

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20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"Gaming is an important component of the child's cognitive and emotional growth. In his wonderful book " What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition: Revised and Updated Edition " http://amzn.to/1bOeA48 James Paul Gee argued for the importance of game play for the learners' developing personalty and the honing of their thinking capacities. Gee analyzed several of the popular video and online games like Sims City, and War of Warcraft, to mention but a few , and found out that the learning design informing these games  are behind their sweeping popularity among gamers in all around the world. Gee further claimed that investing time in playing these games does impinge positively on the learning skills of kids. It, among many other things, help them develop strategic thinking, problem solving, active critical thinking, and meta-level thinking. Check out this post http://bit.ly/19nKi7H ; to learn more about the learning principles embedded in game play as conceptualized by Gee."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:47 AM
There very well might be some good truth to this.
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4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi

4 ways to use 3D backgrounds in Prezi | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Meaghan Hendricks is a presentation designer at Prezi. She has designed prezis for a wide varie...

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mgmtinstr09's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:31 PM

More on how to use Prezi to go boldly where no presenter has gone before. Great alternative to PPTs

Brandi McWilliams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:40 PM

A neat way to spice up your Prezi.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:47 AM

Amazing

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Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools

Top 10 Free E-Learning Authoring Tools | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Technology and the Internet can be used in many different ways, and you can benefit a lot if you learn how to use them wisely. You won’t realize the full potential of the Internet and your gadgets until you start using tools that will enhance your learning and authoring potential. There are many tools that can be used for that purpose, but we chose the best 10 of them for educational writers, which you should start using as soon as possible.

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Tim Owens's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:19 PM

http://www.easygenerator.com/

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:07 PM

 

1. Writinghouse

2. Book Builder

3. authorPOINT

4. Dipity

5. CourseLab

6. Edmondo

7. Edublogs

8. Scratch

9. SmartBuilder

10. Vyew

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Free e-learning authoring tools

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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, May 2, 1:55 PM

Always on the look out for great resources.   Thanks.  

Georgette's curator insight, May 21, 8:40 AM

The great thing about LiveBinders is all of the wonderful resources you can find when you create an account!  LiveBinders can be searched by subject or grade or topic!

Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 7:40 AM

Have to love Ana Cristina Pratas. Such a great resource. 

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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.

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10 Rules for a Computer Lab - Infographic

10 Rules for a Computer Lab - Infographic | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:07 PM

Today when you go into a school there may be computer labs or there may be laptop carts that stay within a classroom or are shared...but in either of these situation there is still a need for rules to help guide students. This infographic provides 10 rules, each with an image and limited text. Consider sharing it with your students digitally (or you may purchase one to hang up in the computer lab/classroom).

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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:34 PM

The media capabilities of student devices (including but not limited to iPads) open up a diverse spectrum of rich assignment formats. This Notre Dame site contains helpful exemplars and instructions for those starting out in this new field of both formative and summative assessment.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.


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Waiting on the world to change...education has to catch up

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Michael Kristiansen's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:14 PM

Blended learning, integrated online learning with the classroom in ways that help teachers become greater at what they can accomplish.  The decentralized education trend does encourage innovation, creativity, and independent thinking with very personalized learning ways to effectually educate students all at different speeds and methods of learning.

Carla Arena's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Amazing story!

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:25 PM

This is evidence for some of the initiatives in the US that are allowing children (and sometimes their parents) to "think outside the box" when it comes to their education. -Lon

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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Excellent Resources for Project Based Learning | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"PBL or Project Based Learning is a method of teaching that has been around for a long time that is getting more and more attention due to all the tools technology leads itself to.  Basically, PBL allows for teachers to "ask" a question that allows students to solve in a variety of a ways using many different analytical methods.  Since, Project Based Learning incorporates a lot of different techniques and tools to use I've decided to create a list of resources rather then just one of sites or apps."


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36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf - TeachThought

36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students From edshelf - TeachThought | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"As more classrooms adopt mobile devices such as iPads, teachers and technology integrators are faced with the question: “What apps do I install?”

 

That is quite a hefty question too. There are over 90,000 iOS apps in the Education category of the App Store. Since apps that teachers can use fall into other categories too, the number of choices is well above 100,000. Does your head hurt yet?"


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Great list of apps

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ajit jhangiani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 12:08 PM

It is not the product/tool that determines if it ought to be added. What/how does it comlement ans supplement waht the teacher is trying to accomplish with each student. So i woud train the teacher in a few of these and leave it up to her.

stephanie vanderlaan's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:03 PM

Looks interesting.  I have yet to try the apps but thank you for sorting them to this point.