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21st century inquiry based problem solving in a blended environment
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Thinking About Chromebooks? Here's Everything You Need to Know First -- THE Journal

Thinking About Chromebooks? Here's Everything You Need to Know First -- THE Journal | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
At under $300 a device, Chromebooks are an attractive alternative to pricier laptops and tablets. Learn everything you need to know about deploying them from two districts who have taken the plunge.

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Response: Ways To Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them

Response: Ways To Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...

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Slidebean - create stunning presentations

Slidebean - create stunning presentations | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

Slidebean is a new presentation tool that lets you focus on the content, and does everything else automatically. We just launched our beta today.


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Mike Keevers's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:05 PM

Worth a look

Luís Cálix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:03 PM

Entre no site, carregue o conteúdo que desejar, escolha um template...e já está! Pronto a usar e partilhar.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 1, 2013 12:44 AM

Newly launched, Slidebean seems to be trying to do what haiku deck does. Login is with Facebook, not my favorite way of doing things, but there are some nice effects here and it produces clean slide shows.

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OPINION: You Can Lead a Class to Technology But Only Pedagogy Makes Kids Think

OPINION: You Can Lead a Class to Technology But Only Pedagogy Makes Kids Think | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
In this prickly NYT op-ed, Pamela Paul bemoans the rise of game-based learning, pointing the finger directly at education technologists who "believe computer games (the classroom euphemism for video games) should be part of classroom lessons at increasingly...

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Solving the 'Boy Crisis' in Schools

Solving the 'Boy Crisis' in Schools | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
If we want to understand boy's underachievement in writing, literature, and languages we need look no further than the way boys perceive these subjects.

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Addressing Sandy Hook (and other tragedies) in the Classroom

Addressing Sandy Hook (and other tragedies) in the Classroom | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
For several years I was the director of a program that went into the local public schools to lead grief and loss counseling groups.  There were about 10 facilitators running about 33 groups in elem...
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An excellent article that provides us with some concrete, common sense ways to discuss this tragedy with our students.

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Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom page

Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom page | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock.  There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 9:11 PM

Well-known K-12 tech expert, Kathy Schrock, presents a helpful list, mostly aimed at K-12 folks, but the list offers a model for thinking about iPad use in the classroom.

Karen Williams's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:04 AM

Thorough research, practical guides and pedegogy to iPads.

Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:54 PM

I was thinking a few of these would be good to use. I think playing around would be best! 

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School Technology Policies Are More Important Than Ever In The iPad-Enabled Classroom

School Technology Policies Are More Important Than Ever In The iPad-Enabled Classroom | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

One of the challenges of 21st century education is determining the appropriate ways to use technology in the classroom. That’s a challenge that each school or district needs to confront in its own way. One thing that is universal, however...


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Brayden Matthews's comment, August 19, 2012 10:08 PM
er mer gerd sooo true
Blake Ashton's comment, August 19, 2012 10:09 PM
at least someone understands MER GERD !
Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, December 13, 2012 4:13 PM

With more technology grants and Federal support in suplying shcools with technology, schools need to be ready to face the challenges that come with it.

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21st-Century Students Need Books, Not Textbooks

21st-Century Students Need Books, Not Textbooks | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

Textbooks are expensive, outdated, and stifling to creativity, says a veteran English teacher. And worst of all, they don't promote a love of reading.


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MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source

MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

MindMup is a web-based mind mapper that you can use free, with no limit on the number of maps.  It supports multi-user, simultaneous access and, if you’re using MindMup’s free storage or storing maps locally on you computer, it requires no log in.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:50 PM

Roy Grubb from www.mind-mapping.org has written a detailed review of the MindMup tool which lets you create mind maps in your browser.

According to R.G., MindMup is "an attractive tool for school use", so don't miss it!

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Resonate - present visual stories

Resonate - present visual stories | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

Present visual stories that transform audiences.


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Belinda Suvaal's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:58 AM

Complete guide to storytelling. Resonate with your audiciences, how its done. Very useful, informative and entertaining #bookmark!

 

Richard Baxter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:47 AM

Really thought provoking stuff for Medical communications - the age old problem of how to make your presentations memorable

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:20 PM

love this book. and check it out

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5 presentation tools that enable better collaboration

5 presentation tools that enable better collaboration | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

With group presentations, it is always difficult to find a way to collaborate effectively on a presentation. Sending a PowerPoint over e-mail repeatedly can be a hassle, because no one will have the same draft at the same time. With a collaborative presentation, it’s important to edit in real-time in a space that works for everyone. To help with that, we have found...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 29, 2013 2:37 AM

If you plan to create presentations collaboratively, check out these tools that may help you do it easily.

Library Staff's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:47 PM

These tools enable easier collaboration.

Luis V. Morales-Escobar's curator insight, December 25, 2013 8:59 PM

buenisimo

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25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images

25 Sites For Creating Interesting Quote Images | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:26 PM

Quotes are a great thing to include in presentations. Explore the list of tools that help you to create slides containing quotes.

Thanks for the suggestion to Alfredo Corell.

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, December 24, 2013 7:56 AM

Enjoy creating your own memes!  

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30 DR Seuss Quotes every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 DR Seuss Quotes every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

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John Evans's curator insight, January 3, 2013 8:26 AM

I partucularly like number 29! ;-)

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Free Web Tools for Teachers and Educators | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

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Dale Borgeson's comment, February 10, 2013 4:41 PM
Great post, especially since my website is listed as one of the ten to check out! :)
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Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want

Infographic: Technology in The Classroom: What Teachers Want | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it

"Today as I was going through my feeds I came across this awesome infographic from PBS Learning Media and which was featured in one of the posts on edtech magazine. The infographic is a survey that investigates and provides interesting facts about how teachers embrace technology in their learning and teaching."


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mLearning: Revolutionizing Education

mLearning: Revolutionizing Education | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.

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meryem çelik's comment, July 27, 2012 4:39 AM
3 points out of 5
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An open education resource supports a diversity of inquiry-based ...

An open education resource supports a diversity of inquiry-based ... | e-learning 21c | Scoop.it
Most reported accessing individual modules on their own initiative, as part of a specific, immediate inquiry, rather than responding to institutional directives or following entire online courses.
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