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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The effects of gamification include increased student engagement, and class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, even from reluctant learners.

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Looking at Stepping it up a notch in Gamification this year! 

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Leafsnap - An App for Identifying Plants - iPad Apps for School

Leafsnap - An App for Identifying Plants - iPad Apps for School | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I often encourage teachers to think of ways to use iPads and other mobile devices for outdoor learning activities. LeafSnap is a free iPad app designed by Columbia University, Smithsonian, and the University of Maryland for the purpose of helping people identify plants by taking pictures of them on their iPads.

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Suggest the Leafsnap app to students strong in Naturalistic Intelligence! 

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30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"I have already featured here a list of important resources and applications to help in the teaching of coding in classroom, however , an essential part of the coding knowledge students will be exposed to is related to the coding languages. To this end, I am sharing with you this list of excellent resources to help students learn about the 10 most used programming languages out there. I compiled this list based on this article from Mashable."


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, August 26, 2014 10:40 AM

This is such a resource guide is you're teaching students how to code.

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Booktrack Classroom - A New Way to Learn

Booktrack Classroom - A New Way to Learn | Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read and create stories with a movie-style soundtracks, with proven benefits to reading comprehension and retention.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2014 8:41 AM

This is an interesting tool for reading and writing activities which enables students or teachers to add sound effects to accompany the text while students read. The site makes claims that research has shown an improvement in reading and retention skills.

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Practice Languages by watching reading and listening

Practice Languages by watching reading and listening | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Practice foreign languages for free by reading news, watching videos, and listening to music. Sign up for account adapted to your level and interests.


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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 1, 2014 7:53 AM

Thanks for sharing this Nick

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, June 1, 2014 11:19 AM

Foreign language is not only a useful skill, it improves your cognition and this method involves meta-cognition

José Antonio Gutiérrez Flores's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:10 PM

Este es un sitio  muy  útil para el auto-aprendizaje, sólo se necesita estar motivado. Puedes elegir entre una gran variedad de contenidos, que se irán adaptando a tus intereses. El proceso de aprendizaje se basa principalmente en ir conociendo nuevo vocabulario que se va guardando en listas de palabras mientras se está navegando y disfrutando de contenido. Incluye canciones, letras y películas completas.

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Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps

Speaking the “Language” of Spatial Analysis via Story Maps | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Spatial analysis has always been a hallmark of GIS, the 'numerical recipes' which set GIS apart from other forms of computerized visualization and information management. With GIS we pose questions and derive results using a wide array of analytical tools to help us understand and compare places, determine how places are related, find the best locations and paths, detect and quantify patterns, and even to make spatial predictions."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 7:50 PM

GIS is a key tool in spatial analysis, but it can also be a driving force in using math, science, technology and (yes) geography as interdisciplinary ways of teaching the curriculum.  StoryMaps can be rich with images and videos, but also filled with data at a variety of scales.  ESRI has share a "Maps we love" page with excellent examples of Story Maps and carefully explains WHY these maps work and HOW they were made.  Are you new to using the Analysis tool in ArcGIS Online?  Try this exercise on analyzing flood risk to guide you through some of the steps to learn what is possible for a project of your own.  What stories can you tell in this rich, visual format?  What visual template shown might lend itself best for that sort of project? 


Tagsmapping, GISESRIgeography education, geospatial, edtech.

Caterin Victor's curator insight, October 29, 2014 12:16 PM

 Not only Spatial, even plain geography is very interesting and important,  but.....not everybody understands, and want to...

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Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors

Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Much has been said and written about the need to teach children to code, but it’s time to start doing something about it. The ICT curriculum will soon receive a major overhaul, with computer programming featuring very strongly as a core skill. Children aged between seven and eleven will need to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. These will use selection and repetition, variables and various forms of inputs and outputs.

Why not use the iPads as a starting point?


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It's past time for the Curriculum to strategically/systematically teach computational thinking as a core skill.~ #giftedct #edchat #edtech

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Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

"Today as I was wading through my Twitter feeds I came across a link to the periodic table of iPad apps created by ICTEvangelist.Upon checking this work I learned that it is inspired by a relatively similar work done by Sean Junkins which I have featured in an earlier post in this blog. Different as they are, both of these periodic tables provide an interesting collection of educational iPad apps you could probably consider using with your students.These apps are arranged under different categories and each of these categories  has a unique colour code to help you identify apps belonging it. The labelling of the categories in these two periodic tables slightly differ from one another with ICTEvangelist tending to repurpose his work for UK-based educational settings."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:45 AM

Check out this periodic table. You will probably find new stuff

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High quality copyright free images

High quality copyright free images | Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.


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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 9, 2014 12:51 AM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:36 PM

Thanks Nik for sharing this.

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:42 PM

Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. Great to get students using these in their projects.