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Digital Video Transforms Teaching Practices

Digital Video Transforms Teaching Practices | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The growing availability of digital video sparked the "flipped classroom" movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
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Whether it be Flipped Learning, Khan Academy, or Discovery Education digital video is becoming a major player in K-12 eduation.

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.
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All that's missing is to have the kids create their own games and digital products.

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Making It | Remake Learning

Making It | Remake Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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Making IT in Pittsburgh. Assemble, an informal learning center and partner with many other groups, was recently featured by the Imagination Foundation. 

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Video Games Are Playing a Pivotal Role in the Classroom

Video Games Are Playing a Pivotal Role in the Classroom | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Minecraft and other games offer surprising strategies for teaching core concepts.
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Three great examples of games that can make an impact on student learning. 

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CU-Boulder researchers create children's books with 3-D printing

CU-Boulder researchers create children's books with 3-D printing | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Elodie Bateson, 3, uses her fingers to touch and explore the "fur" of a mouse and the horns of a tiny cow on the pages of a plastic, three-dimensional version of "Goodnight Moon" created by researchers at the University of Colorado to promote literacy among young children with visual impairments.
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Novel use of 3-D printing opening up a new world for vision-impaired readers. 

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

School-Wide Twitter Chats | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
New Zealand schools explore the learning potential of social media with weekly education-based Twitter chats for students.
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Here's a unique way to promote digital citizenship. 

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This Company May Hold the Secret to the Future of Education

This Company May Hold the Secret to the Future of Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
It was just 18 months ago that we were living in the "Year of the MOOC." Massive open online courses—MOOC for short—were supposed to revolutionize…
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Louis von Ahn strikes again. He's created DuoLingo, an online tool to learn new languages. His success has been amazing. Some schools are looking at his approach. 

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


Via John Evans
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This helps to put the two trends into one package. Good approach.

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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, July 11, 9:29 AM

Aren't we all makers!

Linda Ashida's curator insight, July 11, 11:33 AM

Key message of this piece: Focusing on process as much as product, all as it relates to learning.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 12, 9:18 AM

The Maker Movement will be a huge benefit to career preparedness in education through the implementation of Maker Clubs in K-12 and Maker Classes.  MakerSpaces in communities will serve to connect artisans of all types to education and industry.  For more on this "disruptive" movement check out this blog posting and related links. http://bit.ly/1me7ziK

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Faculty use Internet-based technologies to create global learning opportunities @insidehighered

Faculty use Internet-based technologies to create global learning opportunities @insidehighered | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

For his world regional geography class at Allegheny College last fall, Eric Pallant arranged for his students to videoconference with a class at Forman Christian College, an English-medium institution in Pakistan.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/09/faculty-use-internet-based-technologies-create-global-learning-opportunities#ixzz37569Fc64 ;
Inside Higher Ed 

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Examples of higher education classes that tap into global partners or collaborators.

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​How Atsuyoshi Saisho Feeds ‘Hungry Learners’ Around the World (EdSurge News)

​How Atsuyoshi Saisho Feeds ‘Hungry Learners’ Around the World (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
When Atsuyoshi Saisho, spiky-haired and smiling, pulls out photographs and begins animatedly talking about his time spent in Bangladesh and Somaliland, you might expect the 25-year-old to talk about the travels of a curious university student. Instead, he explained the experiences of thousands of cu
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Japanese student takes a model for teaching motivated learners in countries low in quality teachers - key is starting small and working within the culture of the country. 

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How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the ...

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the ... | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
This guest post was written by Allyson Eamer, a scholar in sociolinguistics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. A version of this post was originally published on the Ethnos Project blog.
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Examples from around the world where technology provides new ways to not only preserve, but to grow the awareness of indigenous languages.

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21st Century Classroom

21st Century Classroom | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
My students want to transform their classroom to better meet their needs.
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This is a great example of students using crowd-sourcing to try to solve a problem - how to redesign their own learning space.

 

Please note: I have not contributed nor would I expect any reader to contribute. 

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What Happened When the City of Boston Asked Teenagers for Help With the Budget – Next City

What Happened When the City of Boston Asked Teenagers for Help With the Budget – Next City | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The first U.S. youth-led participatory budgeting process let Bostonians ages 12 to 25 decide how to spend $1 million in city money.
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Using digital tools to create a more participatory democracy. 

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Imagination Foundation – ‘Making’ It in Pittsburgh

Imagination Foundation – ‘Making’ It in Pittsburgh | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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With President Obama taking the lead Maker events are happening all over the country. Here's one great example from Pittsburgh - Assemble.

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom - Edutopia | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland introduces the backchannel as a tech integration strategy for keeping students engaged in the classroom - all students, not just the ones who are always raising their hands or speaking out.

Via John Evans
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Good examples with personal stories including Padlet, Today's Meeting, and Socrative.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 20, 9:58 AM

Backchannel tools can be used before, during, and after lessons, giving all students a voice in the conversation/discussion. Brainstorming, questioning, sharing ideas and resources.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:03 PM

I like the idea of children expressing themselves and using technology to tell a story.

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This Great Education Tech Needs Only a TV and VCR

This Great Education Tech Needs Only a TV and VCR | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
MIT Blossoms, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’. Technologically speaking, its basic...
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Blossoms challenges some current directions in education - student centered learning using interactive devices. Is this a better strategy to introduce concepts? 

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes
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Some of the success stories as well as the issues - cost, lack of compatibility between publishers, and research to show effectiveness. 

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Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools

Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Oakland teachers learn how to blend
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Some real-life lessons from Oakland, California in using online content to differentiate instruction. 

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FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the Blind

FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the Blind | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology that enables blind and vision-impaired people to read any printed text without the use of braille.
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While the robotic sounding voice is from a previous generation, this device allows vision-impaired people to pick up any digital or print text to be readable. 

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Teachers Use Twitter to Promote Civics Discourse In Class | Remake Learning

Teachers Use Twitter to Promote Civics Discourse In Class | Remake Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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KQED in San Francisco has created the "Do Now" project that enlists student input on issues or questions. Great use of social media. 

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A School Day That’s All About Play

A School Day That’s All About Play | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine a school where the students' day revolves around playing games, all day long. Video games, live action role-playing games, board games, building games.
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Watch the videos to listen to the students and adults and learn why this approach is so impacting on student learning learning.

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What 'Open Learning' Looks Like When It's For Kids Who Need it Most (EdSurge News)

What 'Open Learning' Looks Like When It's For Kids Who Need it Most (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
We've heard a lot of talk these days about open educational resources and online courses and how these platforms can make high-quality learning available for all. The code.org campaign has been touting the potential of online courses to teach kids how to code. Khan Academy has been the darling of th
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Mimi Ito's work on Connected Learning has changed the direction of education. Take a look at what she's now promoting with the Scratch team from MIT. 

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5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students

5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
From Angry Birds to Minecraft, gaming holds extraordinary potential for today’s students
Gaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it still sometimes carries a stigma–is gaming really an effective way for students to learn?
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Excellent insights into game-design elements that can be incorporated into all learning. Number one - allow failing in order to succeed by discovering new strategies. 

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Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 5:18 PM

Names the 5 most addictive appropriate games in education to date. The list includes, Civilization 5, League of Legends, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Angry Birds and Minecraft. Factors that make these games especially addicting are providing purpose, freedom, choice, challenges, free exploration, and get bonuses. Speaking of a bonus, "Mr. Boss"....

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Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Putting the World In Their Hands: Augmented Reality in the Classroom | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
These days, students can walk into a classroom and use their tablet or smartphone as the AR device to trigger to original content made on movie-making software and posted to YouTube, leading to an immediate and immersive learning experience.
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The key is to make students both consumers and creators of the content. Watch the video about Layar and Avenues School.

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Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Primary teacher Kathy Cassidy describes how she teaches six and seven year old students to be good (and safe) digital citizens.
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The role of educators becomes more important helping students to evaluate their knowledge and communication of ideas. 

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Award-Winning Educator Taps Technology to Layer Instruction

Award-Winning Educator Taps Technology to Layer Instruction | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
English teacher Diana Neebe helped create her school's 1-to-1 iPad curriculum. Along the way, she reconceptualized English class.
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Diana Neebe "flipped" her class to take advantage of a 1:1 program. The in-class time now is spent on collaborative writing and interpreting literature. 

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