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5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class - Edudemic

5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words - and lately, I have been hearing them a lot!
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For Computer Science Ed Week - Teach Thinking NOT Coding

For Computer Science Ed Week - Teach Thinking NOT Coding | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
When planning activities for Computer Science Ed Week, focus on fostering students computational thinking and problem-solving skills instead of teaching them to "code."
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Have Students Build Learning Databases with Google Sheets

Have Students Build Learning Databases with Google Sheets | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Google Sheets is an amazingly flexible tool, allowing you to randomly generate writing prompts, create pixel art, and discover mathematical properties. Another great use for Google Sheets is for students to create interactive learning databases.


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paul rayner's curator insight, November 20, 3:26 PM
The questions kids need to ask and the methodical approach they use is more important than the tool they're using. There's potential for deep learning here.
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Teaching physics with Sphero robots

Teaching physics with Sphero robots | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Teaching physics with Sphero robots increases student engagement while incorporating coding into the science lesson for middle school students ..."


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Sphero Edu + Swift Playgrounds – Sphero Edu – Medium

Sphero Edu + Swift Playgrounds – Sphero Edu – Medium | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, Apple announced Swift Playgrounds, a revolutionary app for the iPad that makes learning the Swift language interactive and fun for all learners. Swift Playgrounds is essentially a video game that teaches kids how to code using Apple’s Swift programming language. The interface allows you see what you’re creating with code as you write it — type your code on the left and immediately see the result on the right. Earlier in 2017, the Sphero Edu team partnered with Apple to build the first integrated Playground content designed to control real world robots. On June 5th at WWDC, Apple unveiled the new content that is now part of the Swift Playgrounds app. Thanks to our new partnership, you can now program real world robots including Sphero’s very own SPRK+.

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12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.


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UBC students can now study the human brain using holograms

UBC students can now study the human brain using holograms | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Using a virtual reality headset, students can walk around the hologram, move it around and isolate certain parts of the brain, and even label points of interest.
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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.
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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Our natural and built environments seem to affect how we think and feel. Researchers have recently focused on determining how environmental factors can affect kids’ ability to learn. Studies show that a well-designed learning environment supplements evidence-based pedagogy and curriculum design. Let’s examine four environmental factors that can enhance or hinder learning.


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Google Keep Is a Great Evernote Alternative and Here’s Why via Nancy Messieh

Google Keep Is a Great Evernote Alternative and Here’s Why via Nancy Messieh | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Technology's battle for IQ, EQ, or something very different 

Technology's battle for IQ, EQ, or something very different  | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Enough with IQ and EQ. Technology is demanding its own score ..."


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A Simple Guide to Design Learning - STEM JOBS

A Simple Guide to Design Learning - STEM JOBS | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Doris Wells-Papanek of www.designlearning.us published an article in “Innovation Journal” in which she said “Design is to doing as learning is to thinking.” Learning, Wells-Papnek explains, prepares students to think, and design enables them to do. The goal of design learning is to help students become great problem solvers as they progress through the steps of the design learning framework, challenged to be creative but mindful of the task put before them.

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Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future

Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Since as early as the 1800’s, fears of robots taking over human jobs has been a reality. As we enter the true age of robotics, those concerns are resurfacing, and educators are unsure about what jobs their students will be competing for. For example, IT jobs will grow by 22% through 2020 and jobs in STEM are said to see similar growth. Educators are expected to equip their students with skills that will translate into careers and yet they have no idea what these skills should be. While timeless skills such as critical thinking, languages and mathematics aid in every career they do not provide the specialized skills that “jobs of the future” may require. So, what are the jobs of the future and how can be best prepare students for them?

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Document Studio Google Sheets Add-on

Document Studio Google Sheets Add-on | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Document Studio is a new Google Sheets add-on that allows you to create certificates, personalized letters, purchase orders and othe

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Swift Playgrounds expands coding education to new devices

Swift Playgrounds expands coding education to new devices | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Swift Playgrounds coding app enables kids to program and control LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, the Sphero Robot, Parrot Drones and more.

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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter | Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
This teacher's guide to Twitter is designed for anyone ready to use the service or already old hat. Whatever your skill level, this should help!
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Mark Jarvis's curator insight, October 27, 2:11 PM
Social media is a powerful teaching/research tool...in the right hands and circumstances. I want to gain mastery of it. Who's with me?
RebeccaMoore's curator insight, November 26, 2:53 PM
Keep this as a handy reference for future Tweets, Edchats, and other tips for using Twitter as a classroom resource.
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48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"...critical thinking is more than understanding something — it involves evaluation, critiquing, and a depth of knowledge that surpasses the subject itself and expands outward. It requires problem-solving, creativity, rationalization, and a refusal to accept things at face value. 

It’s a willingness and ability to question everything."

 

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A great list for use in nearly any situation requiring analysis.


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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.
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Harvard Commencement - J.K. Rowling

Harvard Commencement - J.K. Rowling | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
J.K.Rowling at Harvard Commencement. Read more at http://goo.gl/ZpPS2
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Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
ACCORDING TO AYAH Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access to knowledge and power via their monopoly over the use and understanding of the written word. Today’s engineers have a special kind of social and technological influence, which derives from their understanding of the stuff that makes our everyday gadgets work. If our lives today depend on technology, then those who truly understand it have an outsized influence over the rest of us.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 24, 2016 6:21 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, August 25, 2016 1:04 PM

Bdeir states “My mission with littleBits is to equip a new generation of confident and creative problem-solvers,” she says. “Once kids are tech-literate, they’re prepared to take on any challenges that emerge. Rather than adapting to the technology that comes at them, they’ll adapt the technology to their own needs. It’s just a matter of changing their attitude.” I love it!

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Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.
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New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech For those who are hard of hearing..."


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Important Google Image Search Tips for Teachers

Important Google Image Search Tips for Teachers | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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