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10 Great Classroom Activities Using iPad & Doc Cams | IPEVO Online Store | www.ipevo.com

10 Great Classroom Activities Using iPad & Doc Cams | IPEVO Online Store | www.ipevo.com | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
There are numerous options for teachers looking to invigorate their curriculum and get their students (re)engaged and inspired. Let's take a look at what's possible when you pair a document camera with multiple iPads.
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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly.

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Could this work? Have you used blogging in this way?

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21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"This is the new buzz world this year in our schools. But, is it really new or is it just integrating the computer lab into the classroom? Or is it doing what some of the best teachers already do?"

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology." 

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Are you integrating technology or just using technology?
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Molly Bullock Zielezinski's curator insight, February 3, 4:38 PM

Great distinction!

Christine Reilly's curator insight, May 16, 7:15 PM

using technology and technology integration

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Honoring student interests

Honoring student interests | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Inquiry is an approach to learning whereby students find and use a variety of sources of information and ideas to increase their understanding of a problem, topic, or issue. It requires more of them than simply answering questions or getting a right answer. It espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit, and study."

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Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Design your own shoe." That's what high school students thought they were signing up to do when they volunteered for an immersive experience in design thinking.

 

But shoe design is really a Trojan horse for solving problems in a new way," acknowledged Chad Faber, director of the Knight Family Scholars Program at Catlin Gabel School"

 

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.
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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival
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How to Stimulate Curiosity

How to Stimulate Curiosity | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement—it's what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others?"

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Education in a Digital World

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D, discusses his views on the importance of technology in learning and the need to revolutionize education to give kids the skills they need to compete in an increasingly interconnected and digital world.
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Providing students with the tools necessary for critical thinking in preparation for the 'real' world.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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Think outside the box...

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What's the question?

What's the question? | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"When you are in front of a room full of teenagers, trying to teach them and lead them in a learning discussion, you have to ask yourself, "Whose questions are more important? Mine, or theirs?"

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Embracing critical thinking using 'Question Formulation Technique’

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create."

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:33 AM
Library Information Science works well in this approach. It mirrors the research interview we use to help students locate the most effective resources.
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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a l...
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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 1, 2013 8:16 AM

Many share-worthy apps - student and teacher integrations for research and presentation purposes.

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Sharing student and teacher possibilities for research and presentations.
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25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
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