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QR Code Art Gallery – Superheros! | Pixels and Paint Brushes

QR Code Art Gallery – Superheros! | Pixels and Paint Brushes | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

What a great idea!  Students painted posters of superheroes, then wrote and recorded stories about them and generated QR codes which were attached to the paintings.  Their parents, friends, and peers could scan the QR codes to hear the story about each superhero as they walked through the gallery. (Students recorded their stories using the free app, AudioBoo because it let them post their recordings online. http://tinyurl.com/85oshjj )

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Khan Academy Free Coding Lessons

Khan Academy Free Coding Lessons | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Four tips for taking advantage of apps and other tools to encourage students to read.
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What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating

What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Many teachers are ditching desks for more flexible working spaces in their classrooms. They share how to get started, who to involve, and how to make this shift
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What’s Going On in This Picture?

What’s Going On in This Picture? | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Intriguing Times images stripped of their captions -- and an invitation to students to discuss them live.
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Design Thinking in Education | #Harvard #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #Design

Design Thinking in Education | #Harvard #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #Design | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset and approach to learning, collaboration, and problem solving. In practice, the design process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions. Design Thinking can be flexibly implemented; serving equally well as a framework for a course design or a roadmap for an activity or group project.

Download the HGSE Design Thinking in Education infographic to learn more about what Design Thinking is and why it is powerful in the classroom.

 

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https://tll.gse.harvard.edu/files/hgsetll/files/designthinkingeducation.pdf

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Design-Thinking

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 18, 6:21 PM
Design Thinking is a mindset and approach to learning, collaboration, and problem solving. In practice, the design process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions. Design Thinking can be flexibly implemented; serving equally well as a framework for a course design or a roadmap for an activity or group project.

Download the HGSE Design Thinking in Education infographic to learn more about what Design Thinking is and why it is powerful in the classroom.

 

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https://tll.gse.harvard.edu/files/hgsetll/files/designthinkingeducation.pdf

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Design-Thinking

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

Rubiel's curator insight, November 20, 11:18 AM
Creativity does not just occur in the arts, it happens within engineering design, policy making, problem solving, game strategizing, and especially lesson planning. And it’s a process that takes many forms, from conceiving an idea to shaping thoughts into something tangible to polishing a draft. During the process, there are likely many redos, as each draft and conversation inspires a new take on the idea, which may sharpen the picture of one’s creation.
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This post mentions that nowadays it is important to design thinking in education because it promotes collaboration, help students to develop their skill on solving problems, and learning. 
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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students - Mind/Shift

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students - Mind/Shift | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, author of A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science and Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (which is not affiliated with this MindShift). Oakley co-created Coursera’s most popular course, “Learning How to Learn,” with Terrence Sejnowski, which has enrolled nearly 2 million students. 

But Oakley is a self-described “former math flunky” who “retooled” her brain — and who has since made it her life’s work to help others learn how to learn by explaining some key principles from modern neuroscience. 

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For each student, demystification begins with a direct and open conversation about the learning disabilities that brought them to Churchill. This dialogue continues throughout the student’s time here, and is something they carry on with them to high school, college, and their careers. These informal conversations between students, faculty, and parents are supplemented by formal demystification curriculum, which includes one-on-one and class discussions, literature, and student presentations. ts is very important to:
-Talk about why you struggle with certain tasks and what is different about the way your brain works Identifying your strengths, including things you are good at inside and outside the classroom 
-Identify a weakness, or something that is hard for you Developing a list of strategies for overcoming specific challenges Identifying a list of allies who can help you through a challenge
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Your Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered

Your Top 10 Genius Hour Questions Answered | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
We hear all the time about how we need to give students more choice. About how we should be helping them discover their passions, how we need more student-directed, inquiry-based learning in the classroom. But all of that can feel like a load of abstract, pie-in-the-sky hooey without practical instructions for how to actually do it. We need a structure, a format, a plan for delivering this kind of experience.

Good news: That plan is here, and it’s called Genius Hour. More and more teachers are implementing this brilliant learning practice in their own classrooms. Chances are, you already have a pretty good idea of what Genius Hour is. You might even have it on your list of things to try “some day.” If that day hasn’t come yet, it’s probably because you have some unanswered questions.

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Welcome

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"StarLogo Nova is an agent-based game and simulation programming environment that combines an easy-to-use blocks-based programming language with a powerful simulation engine and 3D renderer."
 
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3 Myths About “Empowering” Students in Schools Today

3 Myths About “Empowering” Students in Schools Today | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The notion of “empowering” students has become more prevalent in the last few years, and for a good reason.  In a world that is moving at a faster pace than ever, we need people to init…
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Google Drawings for Graphic Organizers

Google Drawings for Graphic Organizers | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Google Drawings for Graphic Organizers by - Eric Curts Table of Contents: Graphic organizers Why Google Drawings Levels of use Option 1: Pre-made activities Option 2: Fill-in templates Sharing as View Only Option 3: Create from scratch How to access Google Drawings How to create a ne
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3 Steps to Creating Word Nerds

3 Steps to Creating Word Nerds | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
When I started teaching AP Lang, we did a lot of vocab. I gave a monstrous list of “tone words” and students learned 20 each week. I quizzed them weekly, and then we marched on to 20 more. It was not good. Some kids adored it. It was concrete, and they could pad their grades.…
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Making Spelling Fun – Games That Keep Kids Engaged - Simplek12

Making Spelling Fun – Games That Keep Kids Engaged - Simplek12 | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Here is the list of most popular spelling games that can help open the way to successful future for your kids of different grade levels.
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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students :: Allen Mendler

6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students :: Allen Mendler | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"While stress caused by common core concerns has dominated the recent education landscape, dealing with difficult students remains the number one source of constant tension for most teachers.

"Continual exposure to students who won’t behave or produce can quickly erode both confidence and well-being.

"...the guidance offered by six “pillars” can help you stay at the top of your game by dramatically influencing even your most challenging students to want to behave and achieve. Each pillar is explained followed by a few hands-on suggestions. Add or substitute other methods within each pillar to reflect your style and preference."


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Don't Show Movies - Try These Non-Holiday Classroom Activities! - STEM JOBS

Don't Show Movies - Try These Non-Holiday Classroom Activities! - STEM JOBS | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
December can be a chaotic time at schools. Between students traveling, all the days off and half days, and kids simply not being able to focus with Christmas around the corner, it’s tempting to stick in a movie and call it a day. But there are many non-crafty, non-holiday classroom activities to keep your students engaged and learning (even around holiday breaks).

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Download Free Vector Art, Stock Graphics & Images

Download Free Vector Art, Stock Graphics & Images | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
School clipart - We have 3699 School clipart Free Downloads in Ai, EPS, SVG, CDR formats. school building, school building, education, education, classroom, classroom, student, student, back t
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Word Mover on the App Store

Word Mover on the App Store | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.


ReadWriteThink's Word Mover mobile app is used to supplement classroom instruction, reinforce concepts taught in class, and offer increased student engagement through the use of tablet devices and their associated functionality. 

 
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Announcing a New Monthly Feature: What’s Going On in This Graph?

Announcing a New Monthly Feature: What’s Going On in This Graph? | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In this experiment with the American Statistical Association, we’ll ask students to look closely at a graph published in The Times and interpret what they see.
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Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy

Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Discover the components of the design thinking process, and how they can be used to fuel innovation, growth, and improved user-centric experiences.

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4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom- Common Sense

4 Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in the Classroom- Common Sense | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Are you curious about using augmented or virtual reality in your classroom? If you've already tried it out, are you looking for more app and lesson plan ideas? Either way, we've got you covered. Start with the Google Cardboard headset (it's only $15), and whether you're using iOS, Android, Chromebooks, or iPads, we've curated an assortment of apps and lesson plans to try out with your students.

Keep in mind there are ongoing debates around using virtual reality with kids. Skeptics argue that VR experiences can't create genuine empathy, that VR simulations make females sick at higher rates than males, and that ethical considerations -- from psychological implications to privacy concerns -- are urgent issues.

That said, many educators use virtual and augmented reality in their classrooms with positive results. Considering these ongoing debates, you'll probably want to try it out and decide for yourself. We've collected the best lesson plans, apps, and teaching strategies below. Don't forget to check out our Top Picks list for even more tool ideas.

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Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online

Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

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Gamification for the WIN!

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Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 

Grupo 7 Principios de la educación's curator insight, November 22, 7:44 AM
Flowlab está siendo utilizado como material de trabajo en las aulas para desarrollar las habilidades y fomentar la creatividad, creando juegos y compartiéndolos con el resto de compañeros, una nueva metodología  de enseñanza a través de los juegos del siglo XXI en el que el alumnado disfruta trabajando y aprendiendo.
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Why Computer Science Belongs in Every Science Teacher’s Classroom - EdSurge News

Why Computer Science Belongs in Every Science Teacher’s Classroom - EdSurge News | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it


During the summer, I taught a computer science course for educators at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. Funded by Google’

 
 
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Engaging Students Google Resources

Engaging Students Google Resources | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Visit this site for Google Templates by grade level: https://sites.google.com/a/gshare.blackgold.ca/engagingstudents/home ; ; When you click this link, it may say the page cannot be found.  Simply click on the grade level you would like at the top of the screen.
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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.
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How To Stop A Bully

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Be sure to check out Brooks Gibbs video on How To Stop A Bully in the media section of his site.  http://brooksgibbs.com/videos/#speaking
 
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Badiner Bytes & Tech Tidbits

Badiner Bytes & Tech Tidbits | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Welcome to Badiner Bytes & Tech Tidbits. This is a collection of technology tidbits that I share with Gull Lake Community Schools staff working as an Instructional Technology Coach. Here you will find my Tech Blog Postings, Google Goodies, Staff Resources, YouTube Videos, and PD Resources. Do you have some great ideas of what I should included? Let me know. Welcome and look around!

 
 
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Jeremy Badiner is a great tech coach who makes all the resources he develops for his school district available on his blog.  
 
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