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Digital Puppets - Maximize Learning with iPads

Digital Puppets - Maximize Learning with iPads | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Digital Puppets is a word I use to encompass lots of different areas of animation. I describe it as having control over a digital animation. It could be making a character talk like a puppet or you could have complete control over its movements. Here are just a few apps I’ve used over the last few months:”
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Google for Education: Google Gmail: Basics

Google for Education: Google Gmail: Basics | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
These Gmail Basics lessons will prepare you with a fundamental understanding of Gmail, its key features and general benefits in the classroom. With a basic understanding of Gmail, you can communicate effectively with your colleagues and students, stay organized, and begin to customize your Gmail experience.

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Patty Ball's curator insight, June 17, 2015 11:55 AM

gmail basics for the classroom

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer ^ te@chthought ^ by Project Lead the Way

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer ^ te@chthought ^ by Project Lead the Way | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"When students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break."


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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com ^ by Patrick Waters

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com ^ by Patrick Waters | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Do you want to get into Making and Maker Ed but don’t know where to start? No problem! Here are nine class-tested, teacher-approved ideas, which can be built using a few tools for K–8 students.”
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DIY Lake Science - Simulations and Activities for Learning About Lakes - iPad Apps for School

DIY Lake Science - Simulations and Activities for Learning About Lakes - iPad Apps for School | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ DIY Lake Science is a relatively new iPad app from the Lawrence Hall of Science. The free iPad app is designed to help students learn about lake ecosystems. In the app students will find a small simulation of a lake ecosystem. Students can change the depth of the lake, the temperature, and the general climate around the lake to learn how those changes alter the ecosystem. After using the simulation students can learn more about lake ecosystems in the DIY Lake Science video library.”
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Innovation Does Not Happen in Schools If a Child Does Not Feel Loved - @gcouros

Innovation Does Not Happen in Schools If a Child Does Not Feel Loved - @gcouros | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
When students tell me about some of the things that they deal with, even at such an early age, I think about how strong they are to show up to school every single day, and how privileged we are to be able to serve them.  Not only should we have high expectations for our students, but we need to also have high beliefs in what they can accomplish.  Innovation does not happen in schools if a child does not feel loved.  This can’t be the job of some teachers; it has to be all.  I will take a teacher that loves and believes in their students over one that is extremely innovative yet lacks the aforementioned qualities.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | 21st Century Learning | 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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Mark Rasi's curator insight, June 9, 2015 6:41 PM

So many opportunities for schools to do great things and connect with where students are at...

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

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Ask students what they think about classroom tech tools like iPads to improve their use next year.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 31, 2015 5:23 PM

Many of the questions apply to any technology your students used..

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Google Forms: Create a Formative Assessment Quiz ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Google Forms: Create a Formative Assessment Quiz ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
An excellent tool for formative assessment is Google Forms. Good formative assessment allows you to be quickly responsive to student needs. Google Forms gives you the data from students instantly after they press submit. Since all student answers are together in one spreadsheet it is easy to quickly get a snapshot of how the students are understanding.

While Google Forms is excellent for formative assessment, it is not a full functioning quiz tool. Features such as multiple versions, question banks, setting a time limit, etc… are not currently features of Google Forms. The advantage is the ability to quickly create a formative assessment, rapidly respond to data, and it is stored in Google Drive for easy access.

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27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas

27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“If you are struggling to come up with blog post ideas, learn 27 tactics that will fill your content calendar and remove the stress of blogging.”
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27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas

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An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ There is merit in school students learning coding. We live in a digital world where computer programs underlie everything from business, marketing, aviation, science and medicine, to name several disciplines. During a recent presentation at a radio station, one of our hosts said that IT would have been better background for his career in radio than journalism. There is also a strong case to be made that Australia’s future prosperity will depend on delivering advanced services and digital technology, and that programming will be essential to this end. Computer programs and software are known to be a strong driver of productivity improvements in many fields.”
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A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach

A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : by Med Kharbach | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Below is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology.From asynchronous learning to virtual learning, you will be able to have a clear picture of what every trending term stands for. Enjoy”
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2015’s Top Education Technology Trends | Edudemic

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends | Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Each year, the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology most likely to shape education in the next five years. The 2015 report highlights a number of key changes that educators, those at the higher education level in particular, should be aware of.”
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How to customise your book in iMovie - Book Creator app | Blog

How to customise your book in iMovie - Book Creator app | Blog | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“After exporting your Book Creator book as a video, you might need to make a couple of custom edits. Let's look at how to do this in the iMovie app for iOS.”
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Summer Learning Guide | Common Sense Media

Summer Learning Guide | Common Sense Media | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Whether your kids' summer days are jam-packed with activities or left wide open for leisurely exploration -- or something in between -- chances are some of those days will involve a smartphone, tablet, or other device. Now more than ever, you can use these powerful tools to enhance the activities that kids are already doing -- or to help create brand-new experiences. We've chosen the best apps, games, and websites for learning while doing this summer. Get ready to have the Best. Summer. Ever!”
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Build a Simple Robot with a Tensegrity Structure | Make: ^ by Kathy Ceceri

Build a Simple Robot with a Tensegrity Structure | Make: ^ by Kathy Ceceri | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“A tensegrity structure can flex, stretch, compress when dropped or pressed, and then spring back into shape. It also has a high degree of compliance, which means it won’t harm people or equipment around it. That, together with its resilience, makes tensegrity a useful framework for robots that need to withstand jolts or squeeze and twist themselves through irregular spaces.The directions for assembling this six-strut tensegrity structure out of drinking straws and rubber bands are based on a tensegrity icosahedron holiday ornament project from Bre Pettis that appeared on the Make: website in 2007.”
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Mirroring360 by Splashtop: A Fantastic BYOD Tool @ClassTechTips

Mirroring360 by Splashtop: A Fantastic BYOD Tool @ClassTechTips | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“ Mirroring360 now offers new features – one of which is called Mirroring Assist. This feature enables devices to mirror across large networks without using Bonjour – invaluable for IT. It also uses a QR code or 9-digit mirroring ID to connect, making it easy for teachers and students to mirror their devices. Teachers can easily save recently connected computers in a favorite list for future connections. In a BYOD environment students with any device can mirror their screen so teachers and students can connect, model, and share easily.”
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30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss - TeachThought

30 Lessons For Teachers From Dr. Seuss - TeachThought | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Seuss is gold–whimsical and visually interesting traipses through surreal worlds, and always full of life advice.

And life advice is learning advice, and learning advice–well, that’s why we’re all here, yes?

There are themes below that apply directly to the responsibilities of a teacher. Let’s face it–teaching is an emotional roller coaster, and a microcosm for life itself, full of tedium and wonder, disappointment and triumph, down days and days to celebrate. Take #11 for example–you have brains in your head and feet on your choose, you can steer yourself any direction you choose–can be both encouragement to elementary students, or high school students taking themselves–and life–too seriously

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Ms. Walton's curator insight, June 6, 2015 6:49 PM

Children's books are not only for children. We can always learn! 

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3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, started a revolution in most of the schools that I work in this year, and for good reason: her findings are inspiring teachers and students and parents alike to rethink what it means to be a successful learner and what dispositions we must cultivate in order to make that vision a reality.

This a complex study, and reflecting as we read brings interesting considerations to the surface. For instance, how can we stop perseverating on performance in order to cultivate a growth mindset?

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 8, 2015 2:47 AM

Nog een bron die duidelijk stelt dat lerenden beter presteren als we (hoge en haalbare) verwachtingen blijven stellen. Blijven reiken, ongeacht de leercontext. Zo lang de doelen die we (samen) stellen binnen bereik zijn, zullen leerlingen blijven groeien.

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The Electric Educator: Why I Love the Chromebook

The Electric Educator: Why I Love the Chromebook | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

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31 Days of Digital Goodies | Teacher Reboot Camp * by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

31 Days of Digital Goodies | Teacher Reboot Camp * by Shelly Sanchez Terrell | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Throughout December, you will discover free web tools, apps, and resources by clicking on each day in the calendar below. You will also be given a challenge so that you are motivated to try out these ideas. Keep reading to find out how to make your own interactive digital calendar. Check out the 2013 Digital Ideas Advent Calendar for more great ideas!

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Complete directions for how to do a very creative, engaging, and effective student project.


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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 2015 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Technology Tools for Teachers: Green Screen in the Classroom

Technology Tools for Teachers: Green Screen in the Classroom | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“What is a green screen?In film and video, a green background can be placed behind subjects being filmed. This allows a separately-filmed background to be added to the final video. Using a green screen is a fun way to enhance any video project. Filming in front of a green screen allows any project to be virtually transported to a new location or setting.Why use a green screen?There are many green-screen film projects that can enhance learning in the classroom. Using a green screen can make projects more fun, interesting, and effective. For example:”
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:40 AM

Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:40 AM

Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

Elizabeth Frangella's curator insight, March 14, 2016 8:46 PM

Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/gKdgL18Eet
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 22, 2015 8:14 PM

Excellent tips for all students using Google docs.  

Gord Holden's curator insight, January 6, 2016 11:26 PM

This is where we're heading. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
“Think Kit is a new addition to Paper, a popular and free iPad app for sketching notes and drawing. Think Kit offers tools for creating diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps. Within Think Kit you will find a Diagram tool for drawing straight lines, connecting lines, and drawing shapes. The Fill tool in Think Kit allows you to color the shapes in your diagrams. Think Kit's cut tool makes it easy to cut and move shapes in your diagrams.”
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