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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought

36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads - TeachThought | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it

"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.


In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

 

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."


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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, February 4, 10:20 AM
Have loved @SonicPics for years! Great apps listed here!

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Tom McCormack's curator insight, August 31, 11:06 PM
Another delve into the use of Apps in inquiry learning that further cements my train of thinking that the most effective way for TLs to support Inquiry learning with technology is by providing apps as support resources. Whilst incredible short and most just a preface for the attached pair of graphics it dos draw the connection that Inquiry learning is student-centred and aims to promote collaboration, resourcefulness, creativity and question asking as modern learning skills. The 1st graphic breaks educational apps into potential applications such as Search Engine, Scrapbooking, communication and multimodal. The 2nd graphic is potentially more useful as it breaks apps into phases of inquiry: Tune In, Collect/Curate and Synthesise. The apps are also identified on the left as teacher apps for guiding, facilitating and scaffolding use, whereas the left are students apps for problem solving, critical thinking, creating, collaborating and communicating.
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Teaching Visual Art and Computational Thinking - Hack the Classroom - Michelle Cordy @cordym

Teaching Visual Art and Computational Thinking - Hack the Classroom - Michelle Cordy @cordym | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
This blog post includes a 5 minute video, a lesson plan and examples of student that show integration of visual art curriculum and Computational Thinking in my grade 3 classroom.

Thank you to Bea Leiderman, Carolyn Skibba, Douglas Kian and my experience at the Apple Institute in Berlin for this idea.  Using Keynote and Kandinsky is Bea’s idea. It’s brilliant. Bea, Carolyn and I went to the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin where we saw Kandinsky’s work. We also had in depth workshops on Keynote. The combination of these experiences at the Apple Institute in Berlin lead to this idea and a project. Bea, Douglas and I are currently working on a project where we are investigating how these ideas of art, coding, and Computational Thinking might fit together. This is the early stage of this team project.

This video gives an overview of the lesson and a chance to peak inside my grade 3 classroom:

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 11, 2017 10:13 PM

More of what I've been thinking about the importance of Visual Art.

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 2017 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 2017 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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The Periodic Table of STEAM iPad Apps - @EdTech4Teachers

The Periodic Table of STEAM iPad Apps - @EdTech4Teachers | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
I recently published a post showcasing a collection of some pretty amazing apps for enhancing teaching and learning displayed in a periodic table-style infographic. Check it out here.

Due to its popularity, I’m revisiting this topic, except the focus has shifted this time around to apps that address STEAM—the addition of art/design into the interdisciplinary approach of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These resources are categorized in areas such as computing, making, photography, virtual reality, augmented reality and more!

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The Ultimate Guide To Gmail Productivity: 25 Must-Have Tips, Tricks, And Time Savers

The Ultimate Guide To Gmail Productivity: 25 Must-Have Tips, Tricks, And Time Savers | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it


"From its not so humble beginnings as a non-prank released on April Fool's Day in 2004 to its billion-plus users today, Google’s illustrious email offering has proven indispensable for most of us.

And sure, you may use it all day, every day, but are you really getting the most out of it? Here are 25 tips, tricks, and time-savers for even the most seasoned of Gmail pros."


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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom. But rather than fight this uphill battle (Generation Alpha is forecasted to be more technological than any previous), let's figure out how to leverage these little machines. If used intentionally, m

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:07 PM
With effective monitoring, mobile devices can be integrated into courses and classroom time
Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 2, 2016 12:45 PM
From my point of view, personal devices such cell phones, tablets, ipads, among others, can be a huge risk if we allow students to use them in the classroom. However, it is also true that we as teachers should try to find useful ways to incorporate these potential resources into our lessons if we want to increase learner involvement and motivation while at the same time improving time management, teacher-student interaction, meaningful learning and real-time provision of feedback. 

All these educational factors can be simultaneously addressed if teachers take some time to do a little research on the web to find out the countless activities that digital devices allow them to perform along with your students both in and outside the classroom. 
Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, December 4, 2016 6:07 PM
One of the most common expressions that I use to listen to nowadays is "put your cellphone away". Many teacher deal in their daily basis with students distracted by their phones and most of time they take desperate actions towards this situations which leads to a rough environment and affects the atmosphere of the classroom. In fact, one need we have in this current days is that of creating students perception towards the use of this devices which is not  a short way to walk but neither impossible. Providing the conditions and raising awareness about other possible uses into the classroom as well as raising curiosity to what is happening in the classroom will increase the possibilities of obtaining better behaviors in terms of technology. Our task then is to start thinking of strategies to implement since the very basis of the students academic life.
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10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom

10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
By Bethany Petty The classrooms of today have the potential to look vastly different than those of the past. Many teachers have access to a vast array of technology tools that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement.

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Emily K. Reuter's curator insight, July 4, 2016 6:18 PM
Some of my favorite choices for facilitating formative learning and assessment in the online college classroom.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 7, 2016 5:16 AM

Sometimes the world of educational technology can seem daunting and extremely overwhelming—especially for newcomers. Use this list of teacher tools to “techify” your lessons one step at a time. Each one has the potential to enhance your classroom biome and get students excited about your content.

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 21, 2017 9:53 AM
Ferramentas para introduzir tecnologias na sala de aula.
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, October 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Nothing new here but good to reinforce this
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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5 Steps to Successful Green Screening - Eduspire

5 Steps to Successful Green Screening - Eduspire | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to try green screening but didn’t know where to start?  Start with the $2.99 iPad app Green Screen by Do Ink!  It’s simple, easy and fun to use!  There is no account to create.  Just install the app and follow these 5 steps:

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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

We will discuss the video.

We will discuss the story.

We will discuss our results.

Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a  note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked  like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.

The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, April 22, 2016 12:20 PM
Genuine class discussions -- singing my song!
Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 2016 12:02 AM

Great ideas to promote in-class discussion. Will be referring to when creating lesson plans for my placement. 

Amelia Atzeni's curator insight, June 4, 2017 1:03 AM

An intelligent post about classroom discussion strategies. This is a highly relevant topic for me currently as I am gaining experience as a preservice teacher.

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Digital storytelling on an iPad by Diana Benner

Give students the skills to narrate their own writing while creating engaging presentations and videos. Take a look at the process of creating and presenting d…

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Best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad - Cult of Mac

Best video editing apps for iPhone and iPad - Cult of Mac | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Long gone are the days where video editing has to take hours and involve your Mac. Thanks to the iPhone and iPad, I’ve put together some awesome, professional-looking video. Depending on what your needs are, and how much control you want over the process, these are currently the best video editing apps I’ve found for iPhone and iPad.


Before we get into my picks, I’ll preface this by saying that I only considered apps that have universal support for both iPhone and iPad. Some apps, like Splice, can be great choices, but they are only available on one device or the other.

Where video editing is concerned, most people only want to learn one user interface. Otherwise, things can start to get overwhelming. That’s why I looked at the ease of putting together a great-looking, easily shareable video in addition to comparing features of these top apps.

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Teach Your Kids How To Draw In 3D | DIY Cozy Home @makered

Teach Your Kids How To Draw In 3D | DIY Cozy Home @makered | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
This craft is great for kids and adults alike. It’s pretty cool, really clever, and super easy. In my experience, those are the best kind of crafts when trying to hold the kids’ attention. Drawing in 3D is much easier that I ever imagined! You’re going to want to pay attention to this!

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 3, 2016 11:54 AM

A good example of use of video to support "how-to" lessons.

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This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was. When I was a small child I wanted to be a…

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2017 2:23 PM

Well, yes. But this suggests that somehow "society" is a nameless, faceless thing. Every human being is a part of society so how we encourage creativity, how we choose to be who we are, how we support those who are not the same as us and who add beauty to our lives makes a difference in how "society" influence what others think and do.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 20, 2017 7:14 PM
Been around for awhile but I seemed to have missed it. 
hayley peluchette's curator insight, August 21, 2017 10:45 AM

Everyone should take 2 minutes to watch this beautiful, brilliant short to remind us why we do the jobs we do! 

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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 23, 2017 6:26 PM

Make them short, sharp and shiny. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 2017 5:45 PM
Reading the pedagogic lay-of-the-land is an essential and challenging skill for teachers to learn. Good ideas emerge in the classroom, but it takes a practiced eye to recognize them and turn them into teachable moments.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 10, 2017 10:04 AM
Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond
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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Imagination is often associated with childhood, but that doesn’t mean the process is simple. Conjuring images that one has never seen before is more complex than it seems, requiring the brain to reconfigure images it can readily identify in new ways.

In one hypothesis of the imagination network, the prefrontal cortex plays a crucial function as coordinator, signaling different networks of neurons representing images that wouldn’t normally be associated together, to fire at the same time. Called “mental synthesis,” some researchers now believe the infrastructure for life-long imaginative pursuits may be laid during childhood.

This TED-Ed video explains in more detail what scientists think is going on in the brain when our imaginations are at work.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2017 9:44 PM
Well how about that. Childhood is actually very important in future education and thinking?? So why isn't education better resourced!
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 2016 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of which perform the same functions as the ones we use in other spaces. These include Google Docs, a word processing program that behaves similarly to Microsoft Word, Google Slides, a presentation program similar to PowerPoint, and Google Forms, a survey-creation tool similar to Survey Monkey. Although Drive also includes other tools, these three are particularly useful for creating rigorous, academically robust projects. If your school uses Google Classroom or at least gives students access to Google Drive, your students are probably already using these tools to write papers or create slideshow presentations, but there are other projects they could be doing that you may not have thought of.

Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 21, 2016 9:25 AM

Para ponerse a trabajar en ellas.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 2016 8:09 AM
Some of these tools would be awesome to use with students for social emotional learning. The choose your own adventure idea would be great to teach about consequences. Creating the story would lead to rich discussions. The blogging feature might be nice for journaling.  What if students could tell their story in the format of a magazine? These tools allow for unlimited options for self-expression and socio-emotional learning. 
suzanne b's curator insight, August 22, 2016 12:39 PM
Useful tools for practitioners and educators. Let's keep the kids going in the most productive and fun direction.
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Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment is how teachers collect information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. Formative assessment takes many forms, including exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.

There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free (often charging for extra features). I’ve written a little about 15 of them below. Most of these tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 9, 2016 10:21 AM
Great list for formative assessments. 
cherimacleod's curator insight, August 12, 2016 5:00 AM
Tools for formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques (CATs)
Agora Abierta's comment, August 21, 2016 5:40 AM
Loves how you show the tools and very useful for gamification beginnings.
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Ferran Viñas Jurado's curator insight, May 30, 2016 3:25 AM
Per què el fracàs es important?
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Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Engaging Students in Creative Drawing Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Engaging Students in Creative Drawing Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years we have reviewed a number of very good web tools and mobile apps you can use with your kids and students to get them engaged in creative drawing projects. We spent sometime today going through our archive and curated for you the list below.  Whether you use iPad, Android, Chromebooks or simply the web, you will definitely find something that works for you from this chart. Also, some of these applications, especially the web-based ones, do support 3D drawing, others can be used for doodling and sketching. We invite you to check them out and share with us  if you have other suggestions.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 19, 2016 11:09 AM

Nice Match Ups!

ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 19, 2016 7:55 PM

Nice Match Ups!

Margareta's curator insight, March 20, 2016 4:39 AM

Nice Match Ups!

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The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius

The Teacher's Guide to Using Pinterest in Education - Daily Genius | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it

"Five or so years ago when it launched (way back when, in technology terms), Pinterest entered a social media market dominated by text. Quite simply, it brought an unprecedented visual aspect to social media which users enjoyed, though it was a fairly basic platform. Fast forward to today and you’ll find a plethora of new features that can make it particularly useful in your classroom.

So how can making boards and pinning photos be a useful tool for teachers? Pinterest offers a number of different options for teachers both for professional development and for student work. Tons of teachers (and other folks, too) are using this tool  – there are countless boards devoted to lesson plans, classroom ideas, and more. There are purportedly around 100 million active users as of December 2015 – and as with many web-based tools, the more people there are contributing to a platform, the better stuff there will be for you to use (even if you have to sort through some garbage to find it!)   To get your wheels churning, we’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas below."


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John Evans's curator insight, February 9, 2016 6:32 AM

For even more ideas: How to Use Instagram In Your Classroom http://dailygenius.com/instagram/ ;

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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

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J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 2016 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 15, 2016 10:29 PM
"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
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50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 - TeachThought

50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 - TeachThought | Art and digi stuff for college | Scoop.it
Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed. That’s not bad for progress, is it?

This year, we were asked by the good folks at Easelly (the infographic and visual data platform) to create a collection of resources that while including their apps, would curate a lot of good stuff teachers would benefit from in 2016. Since we were preparing to release our TeachThought Editor’s Choice: 2016 Best Teaching and Learning Apps–and have used Easelly for years ourselves–we combined the two projects to give you something you can use to guide your #edtech integration this year.

Additionally, Easelly has created a free eBook–How to Use Easel.ly in your Classroom–which is a useful tool for teachers integrating Common Core standards, for example, which call for students to work with different mediums to extract key ideas and data. (See Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology, for example.)

We’re going to share our criteria for making these kinds of judgments in a separate post on evaluating edtech. In the meantime, here are the results, a subjective list of 50 of the best teaching and learning apps for 2016.

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The 5 Best iPad Podcasting Apps for Students @JonathanWylie

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If recent predictions are to be believed, the podcasting scene will explode in 2016. For me, that’s great to hear because I am a big fan of podcasts, but it is also great news for teachers who are looking for new ways for their students to communicate their ideas and reach a global audience. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best apps for podcasting on the iPad.

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