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Flipping the Script in K12 | District Administration Magazine

Flipping the Script in K12 | District Administration Magazine | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

Looking at ways that Flipped Learning and the network of teachers using this strategy are changing the K-12 landscape with a focus on the work of Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann. 

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5 Tech Tool Combinations for Taking Your Class Global

5 Tech Tool Combinations for Taking Your Class Global | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Few students in the United States today have any memory of a time before the Internet.
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Great combination of tools that generate digital conversations and collaborations.

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Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens

Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Professor Marina Bers discusses her research into the design and study of innovative learning technologies and how she believes coding is the new literacy.
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This article (with video) puts all of the arguments into one cogent piece using a great "play" metaphor.

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BetterLesson Brings Lean Startup Culture to Professional Development (EdSurge News)

BetterLesson Brings Lean Startup Culture to Professional Development (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Build. Measure. Learn. Iterate. Broken down into these four steps, the “Lean Startup” method that’s become a mantra for startups is something teachers are also familiar with. They design lessons, measure impact, learn from mistakes and change their approach for the next class.The difference between
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Here's a modern take of professional development that brings teachers together as a virtual startup community to "build, measure, learn, and iterate."

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Guide to Student-to-Student Teaching With Online Video

Guide to Student-to-Student Teaching With Online Video | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
You may already be using video to support your lessons, but have you considered encouraging your students to create them? Student-to-student videos enhance student understanding of a subject as well as student creativity and critical thinking skills.
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The author shares a variety of strategies and resources to make this approach to learning more likely to succeed.

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How a GoPro got my students excited to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News

How a GoPro got my students excited to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Students started bringing in video projects and movies they had created at home with their own GoPros for academic classes. This was a win-win
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New tools, like the Go-Pro, provide a personalized approach to digital story-telling.

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

When Michael Henderson is grading his students’ final assignments, he likes to skip the written comments for them. Instead of a red pen, Mr. Henderson, a senior lecturer in education at Monash University, in Australia, takes out a video camera.

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In today's visual world this makes sense. Students would rather hear and see their teacher talking to them rather than receiving written feedback.

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#FETC: Learning in a transformative decade | SmartBlogs

#FETC: Learning in a transformative decade | SmartBlogs | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Student engagement. Motivation. Creativity. Excitement! Gaming and making are reshaping the educational experience for students worldwide, creating a bridg
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Takeaways by Melissa Greenwood on the FETC Conference in Florida in January 2015.

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EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.
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EdX provides a quality course that can be used for blended learning as well as a MOOC.

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Liter of Light's solar-powered, DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle is ... - The Independent

Liter of Light's solar-powered, DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle is ... - The Independent | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Despite what Back to the Future fans would have you believe, "where's my hoverboard?" isn't a shoe-in for the motto of 2015. "Let there be light" is a strong contender, thanks to this being Unesco's International Year of Light.
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While this ingenious technology has no direct educational value, I think the approach is perfect for a STE(A)M classroom - using an innovative approach to solve a real world problem. Students can look at the open source document and create new adaptations or variations. 

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MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning

MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…
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Great example from Cleveland where meetups make MOOCs an effective form of online learning.

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Braigo - A DIY Braille Printer with Lego

Braigo - A DIY Braille Printer with Lego | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Developed by Shubham Banerjee, a 7th grade student from Santa Clara, California. BRAIGO is a Braille Printer using Lego Mindstorms EV3. This concept slashes the price of a printer from more than $2...
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AP just ran a story about this young entrepreneur. This article goes into more depth about the engineering behind the printer. 

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White House Launches Nationwide Superintendent Summits (EdSurge News)

White House Launches Nationwide Superintendent Summits (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Back in the fall, U.S. district superintendents took big steps towards making their districts “future ready.” First, more than a thousand lent their signatures to the Future Ready Pledge, a list of blended learning stipulations that included transitioning to high-speed internet and providing all stu
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Great to see Pittsburgh on the list for June 22-23.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mary Wilson - Zulama

Teacher Spotlight: Mary Wilson - Zulama | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher Spotlight Mary Wilson Elizabeth Forward High School When Mary Wilson heard about the National STEM Video Game Challenge, she was obviously very excited.  She knew her students were up to the task, so she gave them the chance to compete nationally against other students. With the deadline being only a few weeks away, her …
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Mary has been a leader in game-based learning. It's great to see that she used a game jam to get her students ready to compete. 

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These amazing kits make electronics simple and fun for every student | eSchool News | eSchool News

These amazing kits make electronics simple and fun for every student | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
One could make the argument that the tedium of producing pre-designed circuits is the price of admission to more advanced and interesting topics. We can only begin to crea
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The author highlights the benefits of a STEAM tool, like Littlebits. I've seen teachers and kids do great things with Littlebits, but they are not as durable and cost-effective as something like a Hummingbird Kit. 

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Showcasing the Co-Curricular: ePortfolios and Digital Badges -- Campus Technology

Showcasing the Co-Curricular: ePortfolios and Digital Badges -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Learning scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found a sweet spot in the pairing of digital badges and eportfolios: the perfect opportunity for students to showcase learning achievements not normally featured in traditional transcripts and student records.
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The University of Notre Dame found a great opportunity to pair digital badging with their ePortfolios for co-curricular activities, i.e. activities that normally do not have any type of accreditation. 

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Digging into Data: It's Not Just for Math Class

Digging into Data: It's Not Just for Math Class | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The American Statistical Association, in collaboration with others, aims to introduce statistical problem solving to students starting in fourth grade.
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Here's a project for grades 4-12 that provides students with opportunities to look at data from a personal point of view to understand how "numbers" help us to understand the world around us.

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New study utilizes Kinect for Windows technology to teach elementary school students geometry

New study utilizes Kinect for Windows technology to teach elementary school students geometry | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Picture this: a classroom full of 9-year-olds are up and moving around, contorting their bodies and waving their arms. But it's not gym period or even music class getting them moving—these kids are learning math.
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Physical movement helps students learn math - I remember my days introducing Logo to students and today teachers are using similar physical movement to introduce Scratch.

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School in the Cloud: a TED prize winner's quest to transform education

School in the Cloud: a TED prize winner's quest to transform education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Sugata Mitra is a polymath who has studied energy storage systems, designed batteries and worked on computer networking. But for the past 15 years, he has been preoccupied with educational research. His radical ideas about self-organised learning...
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A Chinese perspective on the work of Sugata Mitra with a focus on Self-organised (British spelling) Learning (SOLE) and the Granny Project - enlisting tutors across the world to read to kids in India. 

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3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and
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Using tech tools to create videos, publish collaborative books, and produce take-offs of the Iron Chef in Japanese. 

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Ending the Classroom Factory Model: How Technology Will Personalize Education - YouTube

"With the opportunity of online learning coming on,…what we talk about is shifting from this factory model system to a student-centered one that personalizes...
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Interview with Michael Horn about his new book on disruptive innovation focusing on Blended Learning. 

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Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

Game Design Contest Empowers the Player | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A national video game design contest takes the game controller out of kids’ hands and replaces it with the reins.
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Even if kids don't win, the experience of designing a game is a real-world challenge. Here's a chance for kids to truly become STEAM creators.

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Microsoft's New Idea: A Hologram Headset to Rewrite Reality - MIT Technology Review (blog)

Microsoft's New Idea: A Hologram Headset to Rewrite Reality - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A wearable display set for release by Microsoft later this year can augment your world with realistic, interactive virtual objects.
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Where could this fit into a learning environment? I can see students studying ancient civilizations where they can personally interact. In Science this would open doors for virtual experiments. 

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What Will Your Learning Space Look Like in 2018?

What Will Your Learning Space Look Like in 2018? | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

The building blocks for the future of learning space design are already around us. Exploring five key areas will highlight the challenges our industry must overcome to make that future a reality.

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Thinking about collaborative learning and AV needs.

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30 years of technology in education: BESA report advises government on lessons learned | Information Age

30 years of technology in education: BESA report advises government on lessons learned | Information Age | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The British Educational Suppliers Association has marked 30 years of ICT in education by reporting how technology in schools has evolved through governments. Here is the report in full
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Narrative report looking at the changes in educational technology in Great Britain over the past 30 years.

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3D printers changing the way some Pasadena students learn - 89.3 KPCC (blog)

3D printers changing the way some Pasadena students learn - 89.3 KPCC (blog) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A private donation to Pasadena Unified School District opened the way for its schools to use the printers to teach art, math, science and more.
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It's not just the final product, but the mistake that now becomes a learning challenge. 

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