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7 Terrific Chrome Apps for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Penguin Jump Maths - A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills - iPad Apps for Schools

Penguin Jump Maths - A Fun Game for Practicing Basic Math Skills - iPad Apps for Schools | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

 - iPad Apps for SchoolsPenguin Jump Maths is a free iPad app that offers a fun game for students to play to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. Students play the game in the role of a penguin trying to jump from iceberg to iceberg. The object of the game is to be the first penguin to make it across all of the icebergs without falling into the water. In addition to measuring success by being the first to cross the icebergs players also earn points for speed and accuracy.


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NASA is the first to 3D-print objects in space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station came a step closer to self-sufficiency yesterday by successfully manufacturing the first 3D-printed part to be produced in space. The printer,...
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Wonder if they will be printing the food before long...

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Listly List - Tools for flipping your class

“ Listly List - Tools for flipping your class - teachem, Alchemy Smartbinder, EDpuzzle, yhigh-Global Learning Resources, ScreenChomp, PowToon - Brings Awesomeness to your presentations, Metta - Make'em Curious With Your Video Lessons, Glean - Find the best videos in education for you, Explain Everything, Sparkol VideoScribe, Camtasia - Capture, Edit, & Share your ideas with the world using Camtasia Studio, Educreations - Teach what you know. Learn what you don't., eduCanon: interactive video. unleashed., GoClass, and Been for Education”
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education @coolcatteacher

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The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add Ons - A New Feature

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add Ons - A New Feature | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

If you open a Google Docs or Spreadsheet you will find a new option in the menu bar named Add-Ons. An Add-On is a way to add functionality to Docs and Sheets through integration with 3rd party apps. It's similar to the Google Chrome Apps store. 

There are many useful tools to Add-On to Google Docs to improve the efficiency of working in Google Docs. You'll find Add-Ons to help you get your own work done, and also for use in the classroom.


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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

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“ Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.”


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5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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No More MOOCs: Pay Attention to Beyonce

No More MOOCs: Pay Attention to Beyonce | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it
"After a two-week winter break, one of my eighth grade advisees returned to school and demonstrated his newfound skill of juggling. He was able to juggle with four balls, go behind his back, and under and through his legs. Quite simply, his demonstration was remarkable and earned the praise of his peers and advisor. We were all curious to learn how he had acquired this skill in such a short span of time, because we recalled that before the break, he was struggling to get even three balls going.He replied, "I found this great guy on YouTube, and I watched a lot of YouTube over break."In other words, he was self-taught. He had an interest and a passion, and he put in the time and commitment to master a skill."
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6 Ways to Make Your ELearning Stick

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"Elearning design and development requires more than just a converted PowerPoint presentation. In order for learning content to stick, you should employ some of the latest instructional design strategies."
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Drawp for School - collaboration made easy

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“ Get Drawp for School - collaboration made easy on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.”
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Learning Never Stops: 10 terrific science based Pinterest boards and Pinners

Learning Never Stops: 10 terrific science based Pinterest boards and Pinners | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

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Audible Provides Over 15.000 Audiobooks for your iOS and Android Devices ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Audible Provides Over 15.000 Audiobooks for your iOS and Android Devices ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

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Why middle class are unplugging their kids | Naomi Schaefer Riley | NY Post

Why middle class are unplugging their kids | Naomi Schaefer Riley | NY Post | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

New York plans to build one the largest municipal Wi-Fi networks in the world, delivering Internet access to poorer areas and, Mayor de Blasio boasts, “bridging the digital divide.”

Setting aside how serious that gap really is — every fifth-grader I see, no matter what neighborhood they live in, has a smartphone — is this really the divide we should be worried about?

One of the most frequently passed around articles in the mommy blogosphere these days reveals Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use the iPad. Writing in The New York Times earlier this fall, reporter Nick Bilton recalled asking Jobs when the device first came out: “So, your kids must love the iPad?”

“They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

Jobs’ reply left the reporter in “dumbfounded silence.”

Bilton, who went on to interview other tech gurus and received similar answers, should not have been surprised at all. It’s not merely people in Silicon Valley, who as former editor of Wired magazine put it, have “seen the dangers of technology firsthand.” It’s every middle- and upper-class parent walking around with an iPhone.

We are all well aware of the effects of too much screen time on our own ability to concentrate and our social interactions. And we don’t want that for our kids.

A few years ago a friend who was a new parent told me that he never bought his kids anything that required a battery. He told the children’s grandparents to do the same thing. Having your kid press a button over and over again was not his idea of educational play.

Go into any upscale toy store, and you’ll find it littered with wooden blocks, Melissa & Doug pretend food and some simple costumes. The toys intended to teach science or math are not LeapPads, but microscopes and abacuses.

 

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You may think that I am changing tack here when I am advocating an article for less screen time, but I do think that children don't need to be spending every waking moment using tech.

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Roger Smith's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:54 PM

Attention span and the real world are still very important to children.  The new campaign in Australia about getting kids outside should be embraced.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:34 PM

very interesting article about limiting technology use at home. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:39 PM

If the tech gurus limit their children's use of digital technologies, why are others not?

 

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Twitter for Teachers » Connections Article

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How Twitter Can Take Your Teaching to the Next Level — from seven Milken Educators who have done it


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:55 AM

Twitter for Teachers

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Always looking forward to new ways to learning and teaching.
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Technology:

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

 

We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:59 PM

There is no doubt the type of jobs available today and in the future are different and will be different than they have been. Having said this, children learn in concrete ways and not in abstract ways based on distant objectives. That is an adult way of doing things in education.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:05 AM

collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

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HowToMoodle | Course Creator Essential 2.5 Moodle Manual

HowToMoodle | Course Creator Essential 2.5 Moodle Manual | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

Creating a new course, Conditional activity and restricting access, Course page and blocks, Text editor

 

Label resource, File resource, File picker, Page resource, Folder resource, Book resource, URL resource

 

Forum activity, Question bank, Questions, Quiz activity, Assignment activity, Glossary activity, SCORM activity, Chat activity, Choice activity, Wiki activity

 

Activity logs and reports, Backup and restore a course


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Free Quiz Maker

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Create a quiz using full-featured, free quiz maker for work, school or fun. Share online on facebook, blogs, websites & more.


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There's nothing better than creating electronic tests for boys. They just love being able to do tests online.

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it

“ Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework”


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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

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“ Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework”
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Big news from Getty Images —Educators Embed Many Images for Free

Big news from Getty Images —Educators Embed Many Images for Free | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it
"Getty Images’ new embed tool is huge news for those of us who look for great images to use in teaching, digital storytelling and presentation.Why huge?We’re talking 35 million photographs. Up until right now, over the course of years, some folks paid serious money for the use of this art. Other folks have not."
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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | ComputerEdSA | Scoop.it
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Free Quiz Maker

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Create a quiz using full-featured, free quiz maker for work, school or fun. Share online on facebook, blogs, websites & more.


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