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Passion-Based Learning, Day 1: Probing Minecraft’s Appeal

Passion-Based Learning, Day 1: Probing Minecraft’s Appeal | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
When principal Matt Renwick mentioned Minecraft, a third of his elementary students showed up for an afterschool club. So what lessons can we learn from this?

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Dorian Love's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:14 AM

At St John's College on a Friday afternoon Computer Club runs in one computer room (mainly Minecraft), while next door the eSports Club plays CounterStrike and DotA!

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4 Great Chrome Extensions for Note Taking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Chrome Extensions for Note Taking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Trying to Teach Well and Good: JEDLAB's Impact

Trying to Teach Well and Good: JEDLAB's Impact | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning

A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"So yesterday as I was scanning the #NJED hash tag on TweetDeck I came across this intriguing image shared by Mike Marotta.  It really puts into perspective why we make many of the decisions that we do at New Milford High School as to why we decided to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and don't mandate the use of one specific tool to support learning."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Is Now Available in 14 Languages - Here's a Guide to Using It In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Is Now Available in 14 Languages - Here's a Guide to Using It In Your Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Padlet (formerly known as Wall Wisher) is a tool that has been used by teachers in a variety of ways for years now. I've often used as a collaborative know-want-learn chart and as an exit ticket tool. Padlet works on interactive whiteboards, on iPads and Android tablets, and in the web browser on your laptop."


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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:23 AM

Rien de neuf mais un descriptif associé qui peut être intéressant. J'ajouterais Eklablog, simple et sans pub.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:32 AM

Some great places to get a class or school project going.We use Weebly at our site and have had great success.

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Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World (January 2014)

This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world. Alongside regional pictur

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Half an Hour: Theories Related to Connectivism

Half an Hour: Theories Related to Connectivism | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free! | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

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20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools | Ditch That Textbook | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool. It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:13 AM

Interesting suggestions on using TodaysMeet.  Brief explanations but thought-provoking.

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup - Edutopia

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup - Edutopia | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014)"

 


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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Student...

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on teacher tools for this century curated by roula haj-ismail (20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning...


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11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar

11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a fun and effective way to teach your children and students grammar with an iPad App, have a look at the following list. 

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:19 AM

11 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Grammar

If you are looking for a fun and effective way to teach your children and students grammar with an iPad App, have a look at the following list.

http://elearningindustry.com/11-free-ipad-apps-for-teaching-grammar

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Great to know

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The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi

The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

“ As more schools move equip all students with a computer, one cost is often overlooked - getting those computers connected to the network grid. The L.A. Unified school district is planning to spend over $500 million to upgrade servers, pull wire and connect antiquated schools to a data grid - a necessary part of its huge effort to supply 700,000 students and teachers with an iPad. The price tag is high, says Joe Monaley, a network engineer at Caltech, because costs start far from the building, out on the street. “A lot of the pipes going through the city or between cities, those have been built, those have been built,” Monaley says. “The problem is, how do you get from the middle of the street to house, and how do you do that for everybody in city and or everybody in the county?” It’s not as simple as plugging in a modem and router for a home connection: it's a challenge just to get high-capacity classrooms wired, much less connect whole schools directly to the grid. L.A. Unified will have to pay to lay cable at the street level or lease it from a utility such as AT&T or the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which like many utilities ended up with loads of extra cable after the dot-com bust. Putting L.A. Unified online is like putting a whole city online. There are more students in the school district than there are people in Seattle or Boston. The federal government is shelling out a $2.22 billion through its E-Rate program so schools can get more students online. Often, the districts will pair the federal funds with local issued bond money to pay for the upgrades. Rosemary Sea, a student at Diego Rivera Learning Complex in South L.A. said as long as the Internet remains spotty, teachers are reluctant to plan iPad lessons. Last time, she was in the middle of crafting a slideshow for her chemistry teacher when the Wi-Fi dropped out. “The images wouldn’t come up, but he gave me an extension until my Internet was working,” Sea says. "The Wi-Fi seems to be shutting down from time to time,” says Robert Sandoval, a freshman at the school. “Since we are all signed into LAUSD [network], they all shut off.” 125,000 iPads are scheduled to arrive at schools as the district continues its push to supply all 680,000 students and teachers with a device. So construction for wireless upgrades also needs to ramp-up. The district has 486 of its approximately 800 campuses scheduled for modernizations before the end of 2014 with an average sticker price of $736,000. Featured in: Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 3, 2014Featured in: Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 3, 2014”


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4 Easy Ways Paid Tools Help with Google Analytics Not Provided

4 Easy Ways Paid Tools Help with Google Analytics Not Provided | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Jo Turnbull interviews the founders and sales managers of three paid tools to find out how they can help with secure search and what we really should be focusing on.

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Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app

Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"The app, Decide Now! has been a terrific addition to my Vocabulary instruction.  Any time I introduce a new word to our Academic Vocabulary list, students immediately add it to their "Vocabulary wheel" within this app!"


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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:23 PM

I imagine this would be cool if your school had 1:1 iPad adoption.

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BETT 2014 - iPad Apps For Learning - Next Generation Learning

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"This is the presentation I gave at BETT 2014. The idea was to demonstrate how my students and I have used six, non subject-specific, iPad Apps in a variety of different contexts across the curriculum."

 


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Digital Practices and Literacy Identities: Preservice Teachers Negotiating Contradictory Discourses of Innovation | Distance-Educator.com

Digital Practices and Literacy Identities: Preservice Teachers Negotiating Contradictory Discourses of Innovation | Distance-Educator.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

This paper presents the results of a research study on preservice English teachers’ understandings of the interconnection of literacy and technology in relation to their teaching practices. The study was conducted in an English education program among preservice teachers enrolled in a year-long internship. The data analyzed consisted of interview and group discussion transcripts as well as semiotic artifacts (inquiry papers, written reflections, and short videos) produced by the seven participants. Particular attention was given to the ways school structures were affecting possibilities for productive transformations in the use of technology and the ways contradictory discourses were negotiated by the participants. Two contrasting approaches to the role of technology in the teaching of literacy were identified, which adopting Newman and Holzman’s (1993) terminology, were termed “tool-for-result” and “tool-and-result.” The paper concludes with an identification of the conditions afforded by the teacher education program and the school setting that facilitated the development of tool-and-result understandings among the preservice teachers.


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What is the Cloud? | Infographic

What is the Cloud? | Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
How does cloud computing really work? What is the Cloud? Demystifying the Cloud is an infographic that pulls the curtains back on the cloud and explains it all!

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The Hidden Barrier To Learning And What You Can Do About It

The Hidden Barrier To Learning And What You Can Do About It | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There is a hidden barrier that prevents people from learning - emotions. Instructional designers that fail to take into account the emotional barriers learners face will find their courses met with resistance. It’s important to account for emotions in the design process.

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What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways?

What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
New tools are making it easier to customize learning for every student. Playlists, projects, and portfolios support big blocks, maker spaces, and flex schools. One thing I appreciate about the Christensen Institute definition of blended learning is that it stresses student agency by requiring "student control over time, place, path, and/or pace."

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The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site (with Weebly!)

The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site (with Weebly!) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Have you wished you had a web site to share assignments, links, discussions, and more, but always thought it would be too difficult to create one? It absolutely

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:23 AM

Why do I need a class web page?  What would I put on it?  How do get started?  These are common questions when teachers are asked to create a web page.  This article has lists of suggestions as to what to include in a site and uses Weebly as a web page creation tool.  Basic Weebly is free and works well as a starting point.

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The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, released by the New Media Consortium and Educause Monday.

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5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight

5 iPad apps for the Productive 21st Century Student | iPad Insight | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the iPad age I think things would have been different. The following 5 apps have been tried and tested by me and my students and rank highly as apps which work brilliantly to keep work organised in the cut and thrust of a busy school day."


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25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography

25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.  Let them see the location, heritage and beauty of each country just by tapping your fingers. 

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