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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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An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego

An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
I am in a privileged position as I teach students in an iPad 1:1 school, so have always been able to teach coding using our iPads. However I know there are a wealth of fantastic computerless coding lessons and wanted to explore these, to see if students would gain a better understanding of coding!

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 23, 7:26 AM

Great ideas for young children to develop an understanding of key computational thinking concepts such as algorithms, looping, and iteration. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:23 AM

Coding even without a  computer is fun and very thought provoking.

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18 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

18 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Who knew you could use Google to play Lego? (H/T this imgur post).

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ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015 | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
The maker movement was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference—and that’s a good thing for me. After following maker initiatives with great interest for some time now, I have the opportunity to design a maker space this year for 6th–12th grade students at my school, Worcester (MA) Academy.


A search of this year’s program at ISTE, held June 28 to July 1 in Philadelphia, using the term “constructivist learning/maker movement” resulted in 67 related sessions. The ISTE Librarians Network hosted a maker station at their Digital Age Playground and convened a panel on library maker spaces, featuring elementary and middle school librarians, a school administrator, and the coordinator of a public library maker initiative. Vendors and exhibitors demonstrated tools, lessons, and ideas for maker spaces. Meanwhile, a four-hour Maker Playground Wednesday morning drew a huge crowd of attendees.


One of my goals at the conference was to gather ideas and tips to help me create my library’s maker space. Here are some highlights of what I discovered at ISTE."


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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

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Kiddle - search engine for kids

Kiddle - search engine for kids | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
Kiddle - search engine for kids with illustrated results and safe search.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:33 AM

Children friendly... proper filters...a good initiative!!

Anabela Baptista's curator insight, December 4, 2014 5:10 PM

Google para crianças

Carla Manuela Nunes's curator insight, January 29, 11:32 AM

Ainda não tem possibilidades de selecionar idioma, mas já é um avanço

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These 44 Apps Will Make You More Productive [Infographic]

These 44 Apps Will Make You More Productive [Infographic] | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
These 44 Apps Will Make You More Productive

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Galaxia 2.0's comment, November 30, 2014 8:27 PM
I'll rescoop it! Thanks for your post :)
Catherine Dennis's curator insight, December 2, 2014 4:48 PM

Somewhat long but infographics are usually worthwhile and are a fun way to learn some new and quirky information

Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:42 PM

Thanks for the key to improve productivity

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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

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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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majorlever's comment, May 1, 11:56 PM
Very nice
ed alvarado's comment, July 4, 12:24 AM
Thats incredibly good
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Thats incredibly good
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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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TopMBA's comment, December 5, 2013 1:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
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Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
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Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topmba.com/blog/online-game-offers-scholarship-route-simon-mba-mba-news
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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

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Online learning at your fingertips!

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ruthschapira's curator insight, July 15, 9:40 AM

This is the most comprehensive list I've seen.

Donna Bryan's curator insight, July 15, 1:27 PM

Life is a journey of learning, especially on websites.

Marianne Hart's curator insight, July 19, 9:31 PM

Bonus for music education!!

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CodeCombat: Learn to Code by Playing a Game

CodeCombat: Learn to Code by Playing a Game | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it

"If you want to learn to program, you don't need lessons. You need to write a lot of code and have a great time doing it.

That's what programming is about. It's gotta be fun. Not fun like yay a badge but fun like NO MOM I HAVE TO FINISH THE LEVEL! That's why CodeCombat is a multiplayer game, not a gamified lesson course. We won't stop until you can't stop--but this time, that's a good thing.

If you're going to get addicted to some game, get addicted to this one and become one of the wizards of the tech age."


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Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning

Coding with Paper: Printable Space Race Game for Students - Fractus Learning | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
There are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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Wealth of information and practical information. Links could lead to hours of discovery!

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Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer

Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, May 13, 11:26 AM
Let kids really think about what is happening inside their computers.
Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 15, 10:18 AM

This article and video share an excellent package available for free to teach basic computer science skills. This would be an excellent way to introduce anyone interested in programming so they can master the basics and then start to dive into specific programming languages.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Using Technology in Schools | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 2:46 PM

I think this would work with my elementary students.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, January 5, 2014 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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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, February 23, 9:54 AM

These apps are for both elementary and high school students. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2:07 PM

These 10 provide a great starting point for Math on the the iPad. 

Roos de Groot's curator insight, February 27, 11:49 AM

Some good apps for K12 and secondary classes.

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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, 2014 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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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, 2014 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.