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Tools and Practices for Autonomous Teacher Development

This is the slide-deck from my plenary at the 8th TED ELT conference – Surveying the Landscape of CPD at TED – in Afyon – Turkey. The plenary focuses on how teachers can and should use technological resources to access information and expertise to develop their own teaching.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 14, 11:20 AM

My plenary slide deck from my talk at TED Afyon.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:38 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:39 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | Edutopia

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | Edutopia | Web Tools | Scoop.it
While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

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Michael Jongen's curator insight, September 29, 2015 12:01 AM

Lots of good stuff here on makerspaces in school libraries

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Making a Makerspace - Online Graduate Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Making a Makerspace - Online Graduate Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | Web Tools | Scoop.it

How can you build a Makerspace in your school? How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 19, 2015 5:43 PM

Bring collaboration and creativity to your classroom or library.  Create an atmosphere that makes kids want to learn (and help yourself fall in love with teaching again).

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Review of the Literature: Makerspaces


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 18, 2015 5:49 PM

How to put the hands on into hands-on learning... and why it makes sense. 

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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | Web Tools | Scoop.it
One way to promote engagement and learning is to consciously create pauses throughout the day. We can create a sense of spaciousness in our classroom by slowing down the pace of our speech and punctuating our lessons with silence. Introduced well, this practice can improve classroom discourse.

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Florence Gilzene-Cheese's curator insight, September 11, 2015 5:48 PM

A useful technique to support learning engagement in the classroom. Akin to sustained silent reading or individual work, this process allows independent and critical thinking skill development.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, September 11, 2015 10:23 PM

Engagement is front and center in implementation of UDL. Great to see this sort of realization about allowing time to process and to "breathe". This is especially important for students with learning challenges. Way to go! 

Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:40 PM
Reflection and a quieted mind!
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RoboZZle online puzzle game

RoboZZle is an addictive robot-programming puzzle game. The game mechanics are easy to understand, yet allow for a wide variety of interesting puzzles. Social features of RoboZZle encourage players to design, share, rank and discuss new robot puzzles.

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0ver 150 EdTech Tutorials to Help You Integrate iPad in Your Instruction

0ver 150 EdTech Tutorials to Help You Integrate iPad in Your Instruction | Web Tools | Scoop.it
EdTech Teacher Tutorials is an excellent resource of educational video tutorials covering a variety of EdTech tools and apps. This work is created by Paul Hamilton and is available for free download from iTunes store. We have spent some time browsing through the numerous tutorials Paul integrated in this app and we found them really worth your attention.

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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom | Edudemic | Web Tools | Scoop.it
If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. You know all about storing materials in iCloud, and collaborating via Google Drive. You know about the main apps you’ll need to run a classroom, as well as the best apps for World History, English and Math.

But these applications are just the very beginning. You can hack your iPad into any number of instruments, or use its current apps and capabilities in unexpected ways to encourage learning. Here are our top 10 favorite creative uses for iPads in the classroom

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MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads - ClassTechTips

MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads  - ClassTechTips | Web Tools | Scoop.it

"MyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and drill their math skills with the game Mental Math."


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Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom

Create Professional Videos in Minutes with Adobe Voice - iPads in The Classroom | Web Tools | Scoop.it

ipadchatCreating videos that look good just got a whole lot easier with Adobe Voice. By combining icons, photos, music and your voice, you can create a visually attractive video in a matter of minutes.

In order to create a video, the app uses a simple page-by-page layout, where you record everything in stages. You begin by choosing a suitable theme from the numerous professional templates available. Then on each page/slide you can choose to add an icon, a photo or text — this is what you’ll be narrating over later.


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Grant Anderson's curator insight, November 28, 2014 11:25 AM

Super easy to use with very Professional results! Great for Realtors: Listing Videos, Listing Presentations, Market Updates. Try it. It's Free!

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New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ EdTech & MLearning

New Poster: Explaining SAMR Model Through Google Apps ~ EdTech & MLearning | Web Tools | Scoop.it
Here is another great find today from Google Apps Action. Davis created this excellent visual illustrating how to integrated SAMR model using Google Apps. She made use of two main apps: Google Docs and Google Hangout, and for each of the SAMR levels (substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) she provided an example of a task together with the app to do it. To me, the strength of this work lies in the task samples mentioned here. Teachers can repurpose them and try them with their own students in class. I also find the simple explanation of each of the SAMR levels quite helpful and  would help those new to SAMR better understand the philosophy underlying this conceptual framework.

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | Web Tools | Scoop.it
Google TutorialsThis page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:27 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 6:56 PM

Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Movenote

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Movenote is available on any browser and can be accessed with your Google account. Create video presentations quickly with your webcam and share them worldwide.


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:41 AM

A way to do video presentations for gmail. Looks fairly simple. 

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, August 4, 2014 6:41 AM

Movenote - Record and send your elearning lesson through your Gmail inbox. 

Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, August 15, 2014 8:57 AM

This is available anywhere and with many mail systems. This might make a great tool for variety of presentations.

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School Libraries

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School library infographics: research and advocacy — @Joyce Valenza NeverEndingSearch

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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | Web Tools | Scoop.it
What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Sara Jane Clement's curator insight, March 20, 2:24 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Christophe Gigon's curator insight, May 26, 2:56 AM
Note to self : what about transforming a robotic AOC into a proprer Makerspace ? Sounds good :)
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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | Web Tools | Scoop.it

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 25, 8:17 AM

So much here to share with classroom teachers!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 31, 6:07 AM

Great resource list for YouTube teaching videos!

David Rowbotham's curator insight, March 14, 8:28 AM

This is a well filtered list of resources that will help you tune in to strong and grade appropriate YouTube content. 

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Making a Makerspace - Online Graduate Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Making a Makerspace - Online Graduate Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | Web Tools | Scoop.it

How can you build a Makerspace in your school? How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 19, 2015 5:43 PM

Bring collaboration and creativity to your classroom or library.  Create an atmosphere that makes kids want to learn (and help yourself fall in love with teaching again).

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning | Web Tools | Scoop.it
When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, September 5, 2015 7:16 PM

In all new technology, a successful implementation in the organization is the key ingredient to success.  A poor implementation does not mean the technology doesn't work.  A systems approach, with many adjustments for why "something failed" or didn't in all cases, will help to fine tune implementations.  Root cause analysis is key to avoiding reacting only to symptoms.  To do this type of analysis during and after implementation requires resources and leadership at the top.

Julie Jackson's curator insight, September 28, 2015 8:36 PM

This is a very controversial issue within our school district between the district and parents.  I hope this article will help our parents and staff have a better understanding of what blended learning incorporates into the classroom.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2015 8:37 AM

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Web Tools | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:17 PM

We just ran a two-week J Term on coding using MineCraft and the kids loved it.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 2015 11:13 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:49 AM

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 | Web Tools | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Web Tools | Scoop.it
Photos for Class is a very good web tool that you and your students can use to search for and download Creative Common licensed images. The search engine of Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search to return results that are licensed for school use.

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Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record

Richer Reading - Response to Brandon Grasley - Doug Off the Record | Web Tools | Scoop.it
If you haven’t, you should read Brandon Grasley’s Post “Finding “unusual” content using Zite“.  In the post, he talks about how he uses Zite to break outside of the Echo Chamber that it’s so easy to fall in to. 

The nice thing about being connected is that you can connect with whoever or whatever you want.  As he notes, as an educator, you can surround you with other educators that feed you the same messages.  Or, you can turn it into something else.  We have such great tools that can enable your learning in any way that suits.  There’s no excuse for hearing the same messages over and over.

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Monster Math for Practice on iPads - ClassTechTips

Monster Math for Practice on iPads  - ClassTechTips | Web Tools | Scoop.it

 "Monster Math is an engaging, adaptive game for students learning math facts.  With this app children will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as they follow the adventure narrative of the two cartoon characters.  Inspired by the Number Munchers game from decades past, this iPad app has high quality graphics and animation."


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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | Web Tools | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Web Tools | Scoop.it

Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.

 


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