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Google In the Classroom

Google In the Classroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Has your school gone Google? Even if they haven't Google has a lot to offer educators and students. Come learn how!

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elearn Magazine: In the Google Age, Information Literacy is Crucial

elearn Magazine: In the Google Age, Information Literacy is Crucial | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
For serious academic inquiry, it's important that the information retrieved is the most accurate, highest quality, and as relatively up-to-date as possible. In order for students to develop good habits before they enter the workforce, it's vital to educate students early in their academic careers on how to determine what information is reliable and what is misleading when using search engines. Furthermore, we must take the additional step and educate students about alternative Web-based resources that are freely available to them on campus.
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elearn Magazine: Army eEducation: The distance learning approach

elearn Magazine: Army eEducation: The distance learning approach | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
There are a growing number of military officers vying for a finite number of seats for their mid-level professional education. The vast improvements in distance learning technology provide a solution...
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Stop Stealing Dreams

Stop Stealing Dreams | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s.
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Alice.org - An Educational Software that teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

 

"The best way to teach somebody something," Pausch explained, "is to have them think they're learning something else." With Alice, students concentrate on making movies and games, but they also are learning to program." - Randy Pausch http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/beyond/2008/summer/an-enduring-legacy.shtml

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The Artistic Edge

The Artistic Edge | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
“in the often musically...abstract concept called ‘singer-songwriter’,...I recently watched an...Mindset is everything.
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Folder Full of Storytelling Apps

Folder Full of Storytelling Apps | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"I feel storytelling apps are one of the most powerful aspects of using the iPad. It allows for collaboration and creativity that I couldn’t really achieve before using the iPad. Here are my 22 favorite Storytelling Apps. The list is constantly changing but the majority of them stay the same."


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 12, 2012 8:16 AM

Whether it comes to the beautiful visuals displayed via the felt board app or a strong focus on the writing process via the storytelling arch, this "scoop" offers not only a terrific list of classroom apps, but also examples of real student work.  Most of the apps via iTunes or elsewhere are not free, but the costs incurred are often much lower than traditional instructional methods.  Highly recommended, esp. for elementary teachers.  

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Apps and Accessories Help Make the iPad a Scaled-Down Darkroom

Apps and Accessories Help Make the iPad a Scaled-Down Darkroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Using the Apple tablet rather than a computer for photo editing makes adjusting and sharing pictures easier.


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Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 21

Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 21 | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 21

 

Sportalyzer: An excellent Video analysis app with an original twist. Record your footage and you can begin to produce phases according to the various movement phases of the performance


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iPad is Right for PE! – Guest Post « Teaching with iPad

iPad is Right for PE! – Guest Post « Teaching with iPad | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Here is a guest post from my colleague Matt Przybylski (@iphysed). He teaches PE at the same school as I do.

 

AND I'LL KEEP TELLING PEOPLE......


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Understanding Leadership Lessons from the 6th Grade

Understanding Leadership Lessons from the 6th Grade | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Some of the most exciting and rewarding sessions I delivered this year were the ones I facilitated to sixth graders at a local school.   These kids grasped as much about leadership as almost all of...
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TimeMaps - The world of history

TimeMaps - The world of history | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The TimeMap of World History combines history maps, timelines, and written historical narrative to create a complete guide to world history - visit anywhere!

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Because We All Need Heroes In and Out of the Classroom

Because We All Need Heroes In and Out of the Classroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

"Kids need to have, enjoy, and evaluate these figures as they select role models and begin to shape who they want to become. There are heroes everywhere, right in front of us, with powers of dedication, charity, compassion, selflessness, and strength of will, character, and muscle. It's important for us to talk about these everyday heroes and how they face life's problems."

 

This post explains the role of "hero" has an AWESOME video link and EXCELLENT READING suggestions.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 11, 2012 8:57 AM
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Thanks, Jessica for the visit and rescoops!
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Thank you Mariel for the visit and rescoop.
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elearn Magazine: Lights, Camera, Learn!: Five tips for using video in eLearning

elearn Magazine: Lights, Camera, Learn!: Five tips for using video in eLearning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
We've all heard the mantra, "Show, don't tell." Indeed, research has shown visually demonstrating a new skill or behavior can be an important component of multi-modal instruction.
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elearn Magazine: Learning at the Speed of Links and Conversations

elearn Magazine: Learning at the Speed of Links and Conversations | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
We all learn… every day. It's an essential capability, which has brought us rapid advancement as a species over the past several thousand years. Learning is even more important in today's hyper-linked, inter-connected world wherein pertinent flows of information are accelerating.
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Leadership in education: Resolve To Avoid These 5 Meaningless Education Phrases

Leadership in education: Resolve To Avoid These 5 Meaningless Education Phrases | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

If you are working with school students, here are some phrases to understand and avoid...

 

 


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El conectivismo como forma de aprendizaje | Aprender a Pensar

El conectivismo como forma de aprendizaje | Aprender a Pensar | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
George Siemens es un profesor estadounidense especializado en las claves de la enseñanza en la sociedad digital.

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Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, December 12, 2012 11:53 AM

La cantidad de información que se puede acceder hoy en día hace muy difícil que esta pueda ser procesa y convertirla en conocimiento y darle sentido, saber a dónde acudir cuando es necesario es una competencia que debería ser desarrollada hoy en día.

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?

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Jim Siders's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:06 PM

to tech or not to tech........that is the question. Not just a casual question if this report is accurate.

sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

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2012 | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

2012 | Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Journal of Interactive Media in Education - open journal, peer reviewed...

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Storify on the iPad

This video tutorial shows you how the Storify app works on the iPad.

The app is a great tool to create multimedia assignments, projects or as a way to make multimedia mixed source comprehension tasks.


Via Nik Peachey, Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki, Sam Gliksman, Virginia Pavlovich
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Dico Krommenhoek's comment, December 10, 2012 2:02 AM
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tammy bailey's curator insight, December 18, 2012 2:39 PM

Looks like an to use for digital storytelling.

jspellos's curator insight, December 31, 2012 10:49 AM

One of my fave social media tools.  Great for classroom and businesses.

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Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

 

Learn how to help your kids use the Internet safely and responsibly...

 

Read more:

http://info.uknowkids.com/cybersecurity-summary-for-parents/Default.aspx?utm_campaign=Tip-Sheets&utm_source=Blog%20Posts

 


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Make your Moodle courses faster without fiddling with the server

Make your Moodle courses faster without fiddling with the server | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

In this post, I explore a few simple ideas to help speed up Moodle courses without fiddling with the server, most of which can be done by a teacher. ...


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The 31 most influential classic books in education – a crowd-sourced list

The 31 most influential classic books in education – a crowd-sourced list | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

With the holidays soon upon us, I thought it appropriate to provide a list of what are arguably the most …

 

This list came from a crowd-source appeal via Twitter and an email to colleagues and friends. Each book on the list received at least 5 votes from the 50 or so folks who responded; good enough for me. Yes, I know – it’s subjective. Yes, I know – it’s almost all men. Yes, I know – you are appalled at the inclusion of x and the failure to include y. Yes, it probably reflects educators ‘of a certain age’.

 

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17-Year-Old Zach Veach Signed by Andretti Autosport to Compete in Firestone Indy Lights With Backing From K12 Inc

17-Year-Old Zach Veach Signed by Andretti Autosport to Compete in Firestone Indy Lights With Backing From K12 Inc | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

17-Year-Old Zach Veach Signed by Andretti Autosport to Compete in Firestone Indy Lights With Backing From K12 Inc.

"To be moving up to Firestone Indy Lights is a dream come true," said Veach. "I have to give a big thank you again to K12 for continuing to be a part of my program both on the racetrack and for my education. Without them I would not still be chasing this crazy dream of mine"

"K12 is incredibly excited and proud to have the opportunity to give Zach the tools he needs to achieve his racing dream, while also fulfilling his strong passion for learning," said Ron Packard, CEO and Founder of K12 Inc. "With this sponsorship we hope to introduce more parents and students to the benefits of K12's flexible online education system and show how exceptional students, like Zach, can benefit from an individualized education."

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