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Mario Kart in the classroom: the rise of games-based learning - Telegraph

Mario Kart in the classroom: the rise of games-based learning - Telegraph | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Family gaming expert Andy Robertson assesses the new trend of gaming in the classroom where Mario Kart power-slides past algebra and Endless Ocean glides past geography.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 26, 2012 4:44 PM

Using games to teach key concepts in a British setting

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Teachers' Top Picks for Out-of-School Learning

Teachers' Top Picks for Out-of-School Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Learning doesn't stop just because school's out! Here's a list of top recommendations from our expert teachers.

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Curriculum - By Kris Bales

Curriculum -  By Kris Bales | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Homeschool curriculum page updated year. Contains links to reviews for high school and middle school homeschool curriculum.
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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.


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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:45 AM

Not an iLesson but as access to iPads and mobile devices are becoming more and more prevalent - worth including this discussion.

Maria Persson's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:43 PM

Worth digging into - lots of gems here!

Hana Szaday-Mori's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:13 AM

One aspect of digital literacy is the ability to manage one's online identity. This article deals with building awarness in students about the collateral of using the internet.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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S.r. Tudu's curator insight, January 6, 3:18 AM

Do you know about higher order thinking skills ? Check it here.

 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 6, 11:39 PM

Dag Gust,

Deze uitgave bestaat intussen ook in een Nederlandse vertaling. Zie http://www.apptiviteiten.eu/hot-apps-4-hots-8-lesactiviteiten-op-bloom-niveau-voor-de-ipad-vertaald-app-het-met-bloomen.html

 

groet van Dico

Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, January 7, 1:12 AM

Bloom and apps

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 6:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry

10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
At the Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer you will find 10 Reasons Why Becoming an eLearning Freelancer May Be a Good Idea.
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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 26, 6:22 PM

This post shares another visual that provides one model of learning in the 21st century. Specifically, it prioritizes six ideas:

* Disciplinary Knowledge - "Build and apply content knowledge to think deeply and act as a practitioner of the discipline"

* Self-Knowledge - "Experiment and create, while embracing failure as an opportunity for growth in order to design new ideas and solutions."

* Innovation Creation - "Recognize one’s emotional, physical, and learning needs, strengths, and challenges to nurture personal growth and resilience"

* Collaboration - "Share knowledge and resources, building on a diversity of ideas and experiences to achieve group goals and interdependence"

* Responsibility - "Understand one’s impact and influence in a local and global community; cultivate compassion, and take positive action"

* Communication - "Express ideas effectively through varied means of presentation; understand one’s audiences, actively listen; and build connection"

Additional information on each of these six ideas is included in the post.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 27, 10:08 AM

There is no single best way to learn which suggests teaching remains central in the process.

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Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy Google Hangout Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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ID Strategies to Present Content

ID Strategies to Present Content | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
This blog post shares some interesting id strategies for presenting content in a logical manner that really helps learners to retain and recall information quickly and easily.Read more ›
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Instructional design "game plan" that focuses on learner participation. Very clearly explained and helpful article for anyone that is developing classes and presenting.

 

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iPad for Algebra Teachers Resources

iPad for Algebra Teachers Resources | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
  This week I was working with middle school algebra teachers who all received iPads. Below is the spreadsheet of some sample apps I put together. The second tab has some resources for them to...

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Authentic Leadership; A Cornerstone - Leadership Development

Authentic Leadership; A Cornerstone - Leadership Development | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Relationships are one of the cornerstones of authentic leadership, badging these as “soft skills” simply isn't tenable any longer.
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"The penny had dropped and she learned a valuable life lesson in that our relationships are often formed by our attitudes we hold towards others. Authentic leadership is born of such understanding."

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What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 Vs BYOD ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 Vs BYOD ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

BYOD and 1:1 are two popular trends in today's educational system. The common thing between these two trends is that they are both technology-induced, that is based on, applied to, and came about as a direct result of the wider uptake of digital technologies. Also both of these trends aim at a better integration and a wider access to technology within formal educational settings.


In fact, there are several pros and cons to each option and the visual below  outlines some of the major differences between these two approaches in terms of costs, equality, compatibility, and maintenance. This comparison, however, should not be viewed as favouring one option on the other the decision of which one to use is contingent on different factors including the context, infrastructure, purposes, and teaching/learning needs of each school.

What is BYOD ?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is often used interchangeably with other acronyms such as BYOT (Bring Your own Technology), BYOPC ( Bring your Own PC), BYOP ( Bring Your Own Phone). The essence of BYOD revolves around encouraging and permitting students to bring their own personally-owned electronic gadgets to class.

What is 1:1 ?
One to one computing (1:1) is a strategy pursued by several educational institutions which  aims at equipping each student with  an electronic device( laptops, tablets, smart phones…etc) that will allow them to access digital course materials (textbooks and online learning content). The benefits of 1:1 computing include :  " equal access, standardization, easy upgrade, simple networking, the ability to monitor student progress and online behaviour. "


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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, June 12, 1:04 PM

Might contest choral style of apps in 1:1 vs whole globe of apps with from multi-platform BYOT.  

 

Additionally, few 1:1 are not also BYOT for those focused on student options and creativity.

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A Few Good Resources on Instructional Design

A Few Good Resources on Instructional Design | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Products | Victus Study Skills System

Products | Victus Study Skills System | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

The Victus Study Skills System is a systems approach to study, not just isolated skills and individual components to be mastered, but rather a way of thinking about study.

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The 360 iClassroom: Cyber Safety Resources for Home and School

The 360 iClassroom: Cyber Safety Resources for Home and School | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:36 PM

Lots of resources for cyber safety from our digital parent night. The original presentation is archived here as well as a list of 15+ resources and links from the night. Great for supporting digital devices at home!

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Magnificent Monday: 50+ Social Posters for Lifelong Learners

Magnificent Monday: 50+ Social Posters for Lifelong Learners | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
» Magnificent Monday: A Motley of Ed Tech Resources |

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Why Teachers hate Professional Development 

Why Teachers hate Professional Development  | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Recently I was asked if I had ever come across teachers who did not want to engage in professional development. My answer was a resounding "YES!" The truth is, when I was teaching full time, I was...

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 7:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 9:44 AM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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Principles of Learning

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After working for twelve years as an elementary school teacher, an instructor in higher education, and a facilitator for professional development workshops, I felt comfortable with instructional design — until I started working on a massive open online course (MOOC) for HarvardX.

 

As part of the team that created the course Leaders of Learning with Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) professor Richard Elmore, I found my ideas about how to engage learners were challenged by the simple fact that I could not watch their reactions or gauge their responses in real time.

 

Eventually, I did see how some of the design parameters we use with our in-person classes do hold true in an online environment.


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Parents as Leadership Coaches

Parents as Leadership Coaches | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 26, 4:59 AM

Great post and free e-book from leadership expert Karin Hurt from @LetsGrowLeaders.    I totally agree with Karen's views on Parenting and Leadership.  Here is just one example:


It’s interesting to see leaders who take their servant leadership philosophy seriously at work, but have a more hovering approach when it comes to their children. In an effort to protect and scaffold, they actually overlook natural opportunities for their children to emerge as leaders.


The best way to learn the piano is to practice.


The best way to learn to do a flip-turn is to get in the pool and get some water up your nose.


The best way to learn leadership is by leading.


Our children surprise us when we stop looking for perfection and see the leaders that they are becoming.


- See more at: http://letsgrowleaders.com/leadership-in-children/parents-as-leadership-coaches/#sthash.CJBxqRX4.dpuf

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Lesson From A Tuned-Out Classroom: Talking Isn’t Teaching

Lesson From A Tuned-Out Classroom: Talking Isn’t Teaching | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
A teacher lectures. A student learns? Not necessarily.

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The old structures reflect a tired concept of teaching as the delivery of information. As new research provides new insights into the workings of the brain, schools need to be completely rethought to embody new concepts of learning.

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Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Professional Development Guide: Must Have Tools and Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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21st Century Classroom: Kids´ IndieGoGo Project

21st Century Classroom: Kids´ IndieGoGo Project | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
My students want to transform their classroom to better meet their needs.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 18, 9:22 PM

Help these kids out with a contribution! Their teacher is one of my fellow GTA attendees! 

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Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic

Bye-Bye Textbooks! How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education Infographic reveals information about how digital devices have changed the traditional education landscape.

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W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, June 20, 8:22 PM

In 2013/14, I only used novels in English class and even then only to provide time away from a screen.  Every other class and activity used digital resources and engaged technology to find, sort, contextualize, and share information.   This is a very interesting infographic. 

Dyana Mason's curator insight, June 23, 8:06 PM

Digital devices are re-shaping the classroom. I've seen some new tools in action.  As educators, we should learn how students are using these new tools and adjust our teaching appropriately.

Dian J Harrison, MSW's curator insight, July 8, 5:09 PM

This definitely speaks to the support that older students will need to be successful in online programs!  For some of these students, the technology learning curve will be steep but doable....... especially if they are used to reading a book in print!

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DNR Offers $1,000 Life Sciences Teacher Grant - Lake Lanier

DNR Offers $1,000 Life Sciences Teacher Grant - Lake Lanier | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Teachers in public or private schools who teach third, fourth or fifth grade are eligible for a $1,000 grant from the Nongame Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  The person who receives the grant will be a model of exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. The Environmental Resource Network (TERN), a friends group of …
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Learn To Code, Learn To Think

Learn To Code, Learn To Think | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 9, 7:42 PM

NPR is spot on concerning coding.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 10, 5:54 AM

What the article states is that computer codes come and go, but the "basic abilities to think a problem through carefully, clearly and thoroughly are essential for just about all people in just about all fields."

 
Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, June 11, 5:29 AM

Is knowing code a new basic life skill? #Coding #Education #Business