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Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News

Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it

"The November Learning team is excited to share a hot new literacy tool, introduced to us by a brilliant teacher, Laura Robertson, from The St. Anne's Belfield Studio School in Virginia. This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way

 

 teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences." 


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What a fantastic tool. Text analysis is really important and committing one-self safely to this analysis is often problematic. Prism has the potential to support equity, engagement and involvement in text analysis as a collaborative tool. Perhaps it could be coupled with an individual and private activity, followed by the Prism highlighting activity. The individual would then be able to compare their responses with those of others and re-examine their decisions. Beyond this though, it links really well with the "Why did you say that" thinking routine. As a collaborative followup, two ideas occur to me - the first is simply to ask individuals to explain their actions and reasoning. The second is for individuals to explain why others might have made decisions different to their own, followed by interaction between partners, enhancing the complexity of the thinking around certain points.

I really love this. And it is suitable for any age and type of text.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 11, 2014 11:56 PM

Language Arts teachers must check this out. I'm thinking it might be a great tool for that poetry lesson/activity.

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200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing

200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ARDUINO

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 11:54 AM
Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..

 

GREAT place to find nearly everything and well documented...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ARDUINO

 

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, February 12, 12:42 PM
Achei interessante apesar de não ser minha área...IoT tai né gente...
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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences - EdSurge News

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences - EdSurge News | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Educators are constantly challenged to find ways to keep kids’ attention in class when, outside of school, their world is full of all kinds of highly compelling and visually stimulating media. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. BreakoutEDU, for example, is an educational game platform that includes a curated set of physical materials—think padlocks, boxes and invisible ink—and activities across a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Students might sort images annotated with letters by state of matter (solid, liquid, or gas), for instance, revealing a secret code word that gets them one step closer to the goal. BreakoutEDU is a physical game platform, requiring a significant amount of planning and manual configuration—setting combinations locks, writing clues on hint cards, hiding clues around the classroom—and then supervising the activity as the teams go about their game play. 

Augmented reality tools, however, reduce the time and effort required to set up gaming activities while allowing teachers to break through the noise and engage students with the type of immersive content they find in their daily lives. For example, after watching a 10-minute tutorial, Yvonne Rodriguez was able to create her own AR Experience by arranging components—which she describes as “digital LEGOs”—on her computer screen. “It’s just so easy,” says Rodriguez. “I am not a tech-savvy teacher at all. So if I can do it, anyone can do it.”

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Billy Brick's curator insight, January 26, 4:37 AM
All of these have potential in language learning.
 
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All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein

All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
A group of teen girls learned to code, solder, sew, and 3D-print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 10:26 AM

Love this! Go girl power!

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Fake Text Message | Make Fake Text Conversation

Fake Text Message | Make Fake Text Conversation | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Fake Text Message is a tool to create a Fake Text Conversation and a Fake iMessage.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, January 4, 8:09 AM
Fun to illsutrate modern conversations ;-)
Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, January 4, 7:11 PM
Useful tool to teach about about topics such as online bullying, appropriate use of text messages, etc.
Alejandro Tome's curator insight, January 31, 2:59 PM

Una divertida forma de iniciar la producción escrita en nuestro aula, a través de falsos WhatsApp 

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20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (All Are Free) | All3DP

20 Best 3D Printing Software Tools (All Are Free) | All3DP | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
his article is about finding the best 3D printing software for every stage of your workflow. Which 3D printing software is best for preparing 3D models to print? How about designing 3D models from scratch? What if you’re an absolute beginner?

Have no fear, we’ve answered all of these questions, together with information on proficiency levels and where they can be downloaded. And the best thing is that all of them are either totally or free for students, educators and open source projects.

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

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Marta Torán's curator insight, November 15, 2017 3:13 PM

Estrategias de Aprendizaje basadas en principios psicológicos. ¡Hasta 35!

Mark Cottee's curator insight, November 19, 2017 11:14 PM
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Jep Castel's curator insight, December 15, 2017 6:19 AM
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Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
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Are there any GDLTs out there still? For you maths teachers, with really insightful links into conceptual learning and support for this way of teaching rather than the traditional.
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Code Karts Coding App for Preschoolers - Avatar Generation

Code Karts Coding App for Preschoolers - Avatar Generation | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it

"Give your preschooler a fun jumpstart into the vast world of coding with the Code Karts coding app for preschoolers. This exciting new app from Edoki Academy puts your child in the drivers seat of a cool race car as it helps them learn how to sequence, process if-then statements and work on building their problem solving skills."


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Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic] | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
A visual, easy-to-understand explanation of public domain, including a flow chart to help you decide whether you can legally use an online image or not.

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YEC Geo's curator insight, June 13, 2017 8:46 AM
Off-topic, but important to any content creator on Scoop.it, or the web in general.
Martin Debattista's curator insight, June 19, 2017 2:42 AM
Creative Commons remains the best licensing system that promotes creative work and its appreciated.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 22, 2017 9:43 AM
Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]
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Putting Math and Science Back into STEM Projects @ajjuliani 

Putting Math and Science Back into STEM Projects @ajjuliani  | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Many teachers have done the spaghetti and marshmallow challenge in the classroom and called it a STEM project. It’s a great activity, but is it really a STEM activity? Sure there’s an engineering aspect to it, but what about the other components? Looking back, these types of activities are what we refer to as surface-level STEM activities.

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As the introduction states, STEM is integrated, it is not and either/or approach to learning. It overcomes the silo effect, in which we impose artificial barriers between each of the sciences and resist any areas of overlap.
This approach means that students' learning is authentic, genuine problems do not recognise boundaries, and a truly wicked problem requires a holistic approach to its solution.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 21, 2017 4:59 PM

FULL STEAM AHEAD! End your school year with fun projects now! OR....get a great start for next year!

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8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills

8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll talk about 8 useful ways that educators can build creative teaching skills and apply fresh ideas in any of their classrooms.

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We tend to limit the concept of creativity to the creative arts. But creative solutions in engineering, science, maths, in fact all curriculum areas are critical to our personal and social growth and futures. The guidelines for fostering creative teaching skills is an example of how we can approach creativity in our students. Be sure to use the sites you visit - follow the links, discover new sources as you travel through this resource. For instance, the link to a solution fluency video is very useful.
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How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic]

How to Tell If You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset [Infographic] | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
How do you think? With a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? Do you believe in limitations or possibilities? Compare the two and see where you fit in!

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This is a reminder to both students and teachers (we are all learners) that a can-do attitude can help us to overcome barriers and obstacles to growth. Often we see a single route to success. When that pathway is blocked, we may give up. But a positive attitude supports multiple pathways and once we persevere we find them. It is about growth, not about benchmarks - any growth, small or large is positive.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 13, 2017 9:21 PM
Concise and beautiful.
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 15, 2017 7:53 AM
Elegant graphic to explain the differences
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Content Curation: A necessary skill for today’s learners - Jennifer Casa-Todd @jcasatodd

Content Curation: A necessary skill for today’s learners - Jennifer Casa-Todd @jcasatodd | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Curation is the “ability to find, to filter, to evaluate, to annotate, to choose which sources are valuable” (Valenza, Boyer , Curtis, 2014). In our information-rich age, not only is it necessary to curate, but creating content from curated resources is an excellent way to consolidate understanding and provides students with the opportunity to think critically and creatively. I have written about Content Curation and Digital Leadership before. I also include curation tools in the chapter, “The Other Social Media Tools” in Social LEADia because I believe that Storify, and curation tools like it…

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John Evans's curator insight, January 25, 7:06 AM
Neat new app added to my content curation tool kit! Thanks @jencasatodd for sharing!

Olaf de Groot's curator insight, January 26, 4:22 AM
Neat new app added to my content curation tool kit! Thanks @jencasatodd for sharing!

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Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Makerspaces.com

Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Makerspaces.com | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive.  In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy.

Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite projects that are great for makerspaces.

Learn how to make a boat out of a soda bottle, create a car from cardboard and many more.

Let get started !

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How the letters of the alphabet got their names

How the letters of the alphabet got their names | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
There seems to be little predictability to the English names for the letters of the alphabet, to say nothing of the names of letters in other languages. Some begin with an e-as-in-egg sound (eff, ell); some end in an ee sound (tee, dee); and others have no obvious rhyme or reason to them at all. How did they get that way?

 

Tags: language, culture, historical, English.


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Vocal Recall - Attach Audio to QR Codes

Vocal Recall - Attach Audio to QR Codes | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it

Vocal Recall uses QR codes to store a link to your audio feedback in a fully end to end encrypted manner. The codes can then be attached via sticky labels directly to a student’s work and the student can retrieve the feedback using an QR reader. This process saves time, is easily evidenced, allows for greater depth of feedback and engages students with a personal touch. In all trials students have much preferred this form of feedback stating that it is easier to understand and learn from their mistakes in a way that a short, written comment cannot achieve.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 2, 1:08 AM

A great free app for delivering audio through QR codes.

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Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School

Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Making animated movies is one of my favorite video creation projects for elementary school students. Students love hearing their voices bringing to life an animated character on the screen. You can have students create animations to tell stories from their own lives or to animate short stories that they have written in your classroom. The following three free iPad apps enable elementary school students to create talking animated movies.

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legendofcibola's curator insight, January 14, 11:29 AM

https://goo.gl/x91hJD

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 15, 4:17 AM
Good resources for ESL or foreign language lessons in general!!
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Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
This article will guide you step-by-step how to create the split image effect. Breaking an image into multiple pieces gives a unique visual look to design.

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Debbie Pop's curator insight, April 4, 2016 2:50 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

Ricardo Serrano's curator insight, April 4, 2016 6:47 PM

Cool! Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to improve your slides visually. Works with PowerPoint 2013.

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 18, 2017 7:00 PM
Split Image Breathtaking and adventure in your visual design
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Best Coding Tools for High School Students

Best Coding Tools for High School Students | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Coding is an invaluable literacy applicable to virtually any future career or field of study. These high school-level tools will help students build this essential 21st-century literacy by learning how code works and how to write code themselves. Once they're up to snuff, coding will give your students a new way to demonstrate knowledge and express themselves. And teachers, take note: There are tools here for those brand new to code as well as those looking for more of a challenge, so make sure to pick and choose to give every student a window into the world of programming.

If you're looking to begin coding lessons in your classroom, check out our Teaching Strategies for how to Get Started With Coding in Your Classroom.

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5 Band Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart | DigiKey Electronics

The Resistor Color Code Calculator decodes and identifies a value and tolerance of 5 band wire wound resistors. More online conversion calculators at Digi-Key.
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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

15 free games that will help you learn how to code | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it


"Online learning has come a long way in the last few years.Flickr/Laurie Sullivan

When I started learning to code, the options were limited—lots of books (not even e-books), some very basic online tutorials, and a whole lot of experimentation.

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.

While a game alone probably isn’t going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really incredible way to practice the skills you’re learning. It makes practice fun. And if you’re anything like me, you might suddenly realize you’ve spent the last four hours reinforcing your coding skills without even realizing it.

I’ve tried out some of the most entertaining and useful games for learning to code. Check out my favorites below. "


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The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app

The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
We asked our Book Creator Ambassadors to choose their favourite apps for smashing with Book Creator. Here's their top choices.

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I love Book Creator. I integrate other apps with it, intuitively. And then when I am asked about what I use, I have to stop and think about it. This is a one-stop article with great support for each app and very nice ideas!
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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 19, 2017 12:30 PM
we’ve heard from many teachers that Book Creator is a great app for ‘app smashing’. Because you can pull in content from other apps so easily, it’s often the last step in the workflow – where students collate all their content from other apps into one place, to showcase their work. So we thought we’d delve a little deeper to find out which apps were the top choice at the moment when it comes to working with Book Creator. We asked our Book Creator Ambassadors to give us their top 5 choices for apps they love to use in conjunction with Book Creator. We then rated their choices (5 points for no.1, 4 points for no.2 etc.) and came up with the list below. These 11 were the only apps that scored double figures. Do you agree with the list?
 
2nd-Library's curator insight, May 20, 2017 7:16 PM
Book creator
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 25, 2017 9:15 AM
Que ce soit le logiciel Book Creator ou un autre, les e-books vont être utilisés de plus en plus, même si la progression est lente.
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What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge?

What Exactly Is Depth of Knowledge? | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
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Bloom's taxonomy identifies the levels of thinking that students are expected to demonstrate. But the level of thinking and the depth of knowledge are somewhat different. For instance students may be expected to "Understand" using Blooms, but what is the depth of understanding that is expected?
What is the level of complexity of information that should be communicated? Webb's Depth of Knowledge designates the depth of knowledge and understanding that supports progression from answers, to outcomes, results and solutions as well as transfer of knowledge.
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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers | Digital Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
Gravity Goldberg, a former teacher and current literacy consultant and author who works with the English Language Arts teachers at Westbrook Middle School where Rejent teaches. Goldberg’s approaches are based in research, but focus on how individual children relate to reading. She says often teachers need to shift their role in the classroom in order for students to take more ownership over their reading growth.

Most often teachers spend their time assigning what students should read and how they should show what they read, monitoring to make sure students have done what was asked, and making decisions about what students will do and how they will do it. Those roles make the teacher the main driver of the learning. In order to step back from those traditional roles, teachers have to replace them with new strategies.

“There’s a place for those three, but when that’s our main role there isn’t space for ownership and to develop that growth mindset,” Goldberg said. She coaches teachers to think of themselves in four very different roles, and to step back from constantly stepping in when students struggle. A big part of that is making it clear that struggle is part of reading, not a unique experience to students learning to read. It’s common to start a book and be confused, or to read a passage and miss something, but teachers don’t often make it clear how universal that experience is, no matter one’s reading level. Rather than being assignors, monitors and managers, Goldberg coaches teachers to see themselves as miners, mirrors, models and mentors.

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Miners, mirrors, models and mentors. Insightful words that describe the role of the teacher so that it extends far beyond planning, resourcing and telling. This is a great reflection guide for beginning teachers, to support growing insight into the multiple roles that teachers take, and the thinking that supports decisions about pedagogy and action.
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Daniel Andrés Ceballos García's curator insight, May 18, 2017 10:56 AM
Working on reading is such a challenging task; I think students should have the will to choose what to read and, as it is stated here, just guide his/her reading.  Nice strategies!