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Top 10 Apps for Middle School Teachers

Top 10 Apps for Middle School Teachers | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Dealing with pre-teens and teenagers is tough. To survive, middle school teachers need to have a lot of tricks up their sleeves. The top 10 app for middle school teachers provide teachers with the tricks they need to keep students engaged and organized, thereby making working with middle school students much easier and more enjoyable.

 


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The Changing World of Children at Play [Lego Mindstorms] - AvatarGeneration

The Changing World of Children at Play [Lego Mindstorms] - AvatarGeneration | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Lego Mindstorms is one of the more popular smart toys that teaches kids computing, robotics and engineering from a young age. On their website, they have a dedicated area for educators, which is well worth a read through. They have recently released LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts.


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The Power of Suggestion: Using Psychology To Improve Student Intelligence

The Power of Suggestion: Using Psychology To Improve Student Intelligence | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

How can educators use psychology to improve student intelligence and academic achievement? BrainTrack have produced this infographic looking at the power of suggestion. Sometimes all we need to hear is the right words at the right time, and studies have shown moments like that can have a big impact on students.


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Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code [Ted Talks]

Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code [Ted Talks] | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

TED have some enlightening and important talks related to education, and this recent talk from Mitch Resnick about teaching kids coding is no exception. Mitch directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab, who help kids of all ages tinker and experiment with design and technology.


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Top YouTube Minecraft Channels for Teachers

Top YouTube Minecraft Channels for Teachers | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

We love looking through YouTube to find examples of teachers using new technology in their classroom, and Minecraft, a creative building-style game, has some fascinating examples of this.


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Top 8 Apps for Geometry

Top 8 Apps for Geometry | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

If angles and planes confuse you or you have trouble finding volume and area, there’s an app for you. These top 8 apps for geometry provide interactive representations of geometrical concepts and activities to help geometry students build their skills. They’re ideal for students needing homework help and teachers who want to spice up instruction in the geometry classroom.


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Richard Angeloro's comment, November 19, 2012 5:57 AM
A series of application to discover. The GEOBOARD one is particularly interesting.
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The Flipped Classroom: Second Issue of ‘Teaching The AvatarGeneration’ Magazine Launched

The Flipped Classroom: Second Issue of ‘Teaching The AvatarGeneration’ Magazine Launched | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

From the success of our first issue ‘Teaching the AvatarGeneration’ iPad magazine, we are pleased to announce the release of the new February issue. Focusing on ‘The Flipped Classroom’, there are lots of great ideas for teachers and discussions on educational technology. We have our usual monthly features on game based teaching, an interesting case study from white board app Explain Everything, and a big pack of edtech app reviews and guides.


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Glogpedia - the best of Glogs

Glogpedia - the best of Glogs | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:50 AM

Great examples of how students can share information with technology.

KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:04 AM

Great way to find Glogs you can use in the classroom. Glogs are interactive posters that are a fun way for students to present what they are learning.

Ma. de Lourdes Garcia's curator insight, August 20, 2013 7:54 PM

My students loved this tool so much

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20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning

20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps that enrich learning and allow for quick on-the-go play. Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following apps are some of the best games that pack an educational punch.


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Create a nice PDF e-book of tweets with tweetbook.in

Tweetbook.in lets you create and save a diary like PDF ebook of tweets. It is a simple app that lets you take a backup of your tweets and favourites. It is one of the earliest twitter backup applications.

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Gamification – Is that the strategy that will lead you to the promised land?

Gamification – Is that the strategy that will lead you to the promised land? | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it
Gamification: that involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. Gamification has been called one of the most important trends in technology by...

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Great Blooms Taxonomy Apps for Both Android and Web 2.0

Great Blooms Taxonomy Apps for Both Android and Web 2.0 | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education - Video on TED.com

TED Talks Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

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Top 10 Online Communities for Educators of Game-Based Learning

Top 10 Online Communities for Educators of Game-Based Learning | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared August Connected Educator Month. For those educators who are interested in using game-based learning might like to join a community and connect with others ...

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7 Best Apps for High School Theatre Teachers

7 Best Apps for High School Theatre Teachers | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

As a high school theatre teacher, you dream of taking students to see shows on Broadway and engaging them in productions and readings of classic and contemporary plays. Unfortunately, funds are often limited and not only can you not take them to see high-end shows, you also often struggle to find a suitable performance space and quality works for them to perform. The 7 best apps for high school theatre teachers provide you a way to bring new dramatic experiences into the classroom for your students. Through the apps students will learn to express their creativity and also learn from some of the best in the world of theater.


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Word Raider: New Educational Game Designed with Game Based Learning Research

Word Raider: New Educational Game Designed with Game Based Learning Research | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

With nine out of ten U.S. children playing electronic games, and more than 52 percent having played educational video games (1), Ballard & Tighe, Publishers, a leader in instructional and assessment materials for English language learners, is providing an educational game that is relevant and engaging to students. Its newest offering, Word Raider: Escape, is a modern day video game aimed at helping elementary students learn academic vocabulary in an innovative way.


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Digital Play's curator insight, April 13, 2013 3:15 AM

Sounds promising except I hope these 'Academic Language Experts' had some gaming experience.

Chris Carter's curator insight, April 27, 2013 7:49 AM

I simply do not know if this works.  I will let my daughter play it on the weekend, however, and see what she thinks.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

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How to turn students into curators.

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Plagtracker: Plagiarism Checker Tool

Plagtracker: Plagiarism Checker Tool | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

When it comes to writing, plagiarism is a top concern among many writers and website owners. Whether you are a professional writer, writing your own article or paper or you are a website owner who has hired someone to write your website content for you, plagiarism is a major concern and problem.


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Children Make Tremendous Improvement In Literacy & Numeracy On Skoolbo

Children Make Tremendous Improvement In Literacy & Numeracy On Skoolbo | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Skoolbo the educational game for kids, has just completed an improvement analysis on the 10 million literacy and numeracy questions answered by players. They found that after three hours of learning time, there were average improvements of 23.3% in literacy and 12.2% in numeracy.


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10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function

10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Check out this list of 10 great brain-training apps from Becomeananny.org that are supposed to increase brain function, actually making you smarter! 


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Teach Kids How To Prepare For Disasters Through Game Based Learning

Teach Kids How To Prepare For Disasters Through Game Based Learning | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have released Disaster Hero, a learning game designed to teach families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies.

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Is MOOC about Community Building?

Is MOOC about Community Building? | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it
I just come across this post on MOOC. So Coursera community is starting to introduce student profiles to enable students to build connections with each others.  That’s a great move towards co...

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ONLINE High School TEACHER (Washington State)

ONLINE High School TEACHER (Washington State) | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

Valid Washington Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement.


Knowledge/experience with on-line learning environments.
Demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary team.


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The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business | Learning in the Social Workplace

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business | Learning in the Social Workplace | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetIn my recent webinar, Social & Collaborative Learning in the Workplace, I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning.  This has attracted a lot of interest, and ...

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Strategies for transformation 6: from face-to-face to online | Onlignment

Strategies for transformation 6: from face-to-face to online | Onlignment | Young Rewired States | Scoop.it

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