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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Google Uses | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Kathy Schrock rocks.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 2016 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About

104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I've been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of pho
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Lee Hall's curator insight, February 28, 2017 12:28 PM
Photo editing tools arranged by categories. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 20, 2017 6:32 AM
104 Photo Editing Tools
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 23, 2017 5:19 AM
Une liste impressionnante pour l'édition de photos.
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Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future | Google Uses | Scoop.it
What innovative technologies that have recently appeared will soon reside in the future classrooms?

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, December 31, 2016 5:36 AM
Definindo a sala de aula do futuro.
Norton Gusky's curator insight, January 1, 2017 11:00 AM
Great article to start the new year.
Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 19, 2017 12:25 PM
While this blog entry focuses on elementary grade classrooms, these same technologies will disrupt the high school and college classrooms just as well!
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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google Uses | Scoop.it

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Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, September 3, 2016 8:45 AM
Great ideas for school. How could this enhance training?
Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, September 3, 2016 9:24 AM
Great ideas for a beginning-coding needs to become more of a main dish in our curricula!
Jeff Rhodus's curator insight, October 27, 2016 8:57 AM
Great uses of QR Codes in the classroom!
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Steven Gregson - This map should be included in every... | Facebook

Steven Gregson - This map should be included in every... | Facebook | Google Uses | Scoop.it
This map should be included in every histor
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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google Uses | Scoop.it
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 20, 2016 6:15 PM

This should come in handy! Thanks to John Evans.

Sally Spoon's curator insight, July 21, 2016 5:07 PM
List for Chromebooks!!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 27, 2016 5:44 PM

The digital storytelling wheel is a visual we created through Google Drawing based on a chart we have previously published here in EdTech and mLearning. The visual contains a number of educational apps and web tools that you can use with you students in class for digital storytelling projects. We have included apps for Android and iPad users as well as tools for web users. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

Here is the link to the larger format of the visual. You can download, print or share this work the way you want provided you credit us as the source.

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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Google Uses | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 2016 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 2016 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Google Uses | Scoop.it

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Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost

Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard, as well as Samsung Gear, lets you use your smartphone to view movies and video games in VR mode.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 2, 2016 8:51 PM

Thanks to Mondivirtuali.

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.

 

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Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."


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Frances's curator insight, January 26, 2016 10:44 AM

I'm not very tech savvy but I think this link is worth sharing.  I'm going to spend more time checking out these tools.

Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 2016 12:16 AM

A couple of digital tools that could be useful in the future....

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know : Ryan Schaff | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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Melik A. Spain's curator insight, February 22, 2017 2:02 AM
Creating is where we want to be on the continuum.  
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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know | Google Uses | Scoop.it
60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 20, 2015 5:03 AM

A useful list of possible ways for students to demonstrate understanding. Nothing else, just a list, so a good place to refresh your memory, or get a new idea ver quickly!

Campus Extens - UIB Virtual -'s curator insight, December 14, 2015 5:23 AM

Aquest article ofereix una llista de propostes, i eines digitals per aplicar-les.

Grupo 4 - La nueva sociedad's curator insight, November 25, 2017 3:48 PM
El proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje para que sea realmente significativo implica la participación del alumnado, en esta participación el papel del docente es fundamental(guía, orienta, estimula....). Disponer en la programación educativa de una serie de recursos educativos que faciliten al alumnado la comunicación de lo aprendido resulta fundamental para que desarrollen un rol de prosumidor frente a una mera bùsqueda de información, simplificando metodologías tan necesarias como la clase invertida .
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50+ Ways to Use Education Technology in the Classroom :: Vicki Davis

"Here are more than 50 ways to use education technology in the classroom. Updated and specially created for Miami Device 2015 with lots of new edtech tools, [and} ideas..."

 

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Davis has been a consistent leader in educational technology for quite a number of years. Her recommendations are well worth checking out.


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Jovi Buendia's curator insight, November 15, 2015 11:45 AM

This includes resources I haven't tried, as well as parent resources.

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015 | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Although most of these tools aren't brand-new, they are all growing in popularity, and each one can enhance teaching and learning in unique, time-saving, or engaging ways. [...]
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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Google Uses | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Serge Dielens * Branding * Reputation * Influence * Inbound Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, February 17, 2017 5:40 AM
De l'école du web 1.0 au web 3.0.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 21, 2017 2:06 AM
What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, March 3, 2017 9:47 AM
I'm not sure I would define it this way.  How would you fill in column three?
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The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016 | Google Uses | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now.  You can see them all here.
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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, November 23, 2016 8:49 AM
I always find something new on this list
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Teacher Toolkit

Teacher Toolkit | Google Uses | Scoop.it
If you're looking for ways tech can boost your teaching, this list is here to help. These top-rated apps and sites -- ranging from instructional supports to organizational tools to social networks and beyond -- help make one of the world's toughest jobs a bit easier. 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 7, 2016 12:58 AM

Common Sense Education (formerly Graphite) has developed a solid reputation for quality information over the past few years. Teacher Toolkit consists of a large number of tech tools for teaching that are carefully selected, well described, and indexed in a useful manner.

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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Google Uses | Scoop.it

Digital intelligence or “DQ” is the set of social, emotional and cognitive abilities that enable individuals to face the challenges and adapt to the demands of digital life. These abilities can broadly be broken down into eight interconnected areas.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 3, 2016 8:55 AM
Well put together. An article to share with staff.
Derek Thomas's curator insight, April 2, 2017 7:23 AM
Also useful for the continuing education and professional development sectors
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 3, 2017 9:15 AM
8 Digital Skills
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How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert

How ‘twisted’ early childhood education has become — from a child development expert | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play."
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Which search tool should I use: Free Classroom Poster

Which search tool should I use: Free Classroom Poster | Google Uses | Scoop.it

This poster highlights the 'Big Three' search engines for teachers and
students and highlights the strengths and weaknesses for each one.

Google Search
Wolfram Alpha
Wikipedia



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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 2016 7:26 AM
Don't use them, use http://www.searchcredible.com/ for classroom research.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, June 11, 2016 7:36 AM
Tom, don't use them, use: Don't use them, use http://www.searchcredible.com/ for classroom research. They are included.
R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 13, 2016 2:28 PM
You can look at Wikipedia, just don't use it for academic research.
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Google Uses | Scoop.it
I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.  Put on the headset and you…

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 2016 1:58 PM
Wonderful classroom activities to take advantage of 3D technology

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 2, 2016 11:17 PM
I've been wanting to try Google Cardboard. This post gives me some ideas how to use it maybe even have students visit settings from favorite novels. 
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 9, 2016 1:49 PM
Some useful information and ideas from a teacher already using Google Cardboard in the classroom.
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Bloom's, SAMR, and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Tech Integration :: ASCD :: Kathy Schrock

Bloom's, SAMR, and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Tech Integration :: ASCD :: Kathy Schrock | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Having devices in your classroom for students to use, whether you have carts of computers, iPads, or Chromebooks; a 1:1 program; or a BYOD initiative, can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Using these devices to provide content support and differentiation for each student is not hard to do. You have long been supplying material for your students at all levels to both remediate and expand their knowledge base. But what about designing formative and summative assessments that use technology and target higher-order thinking skills? Teachers should ask themselves this question, as well as how to develop tasks that transform what goes on in the classroom.

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Alternatives to Student Presentations :: Alice Keeler

Alternatives to Student Presentations :: Alice Keeler | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Let’s keep things interesting and mix things up! I’m a fan of focusing on the learning objective, not the assignment. Providing students choices for ways they can demonstrate their learning definitely keeps things interesting!! When we ask students to “create a presentation” or “make a brochure” you can almost hear the groaning in the room since they have made so many of them. I received a tweet asking for ideas for alternatives. A lot of great suggestions followed…

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Google Uses | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Sarah Wheaton's curator insight, January 23, 2017 8:33 AM
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Mark Cottee's curator insight, January 23, 2017 6:10 PM
Think I may have already captured this one - but just in case
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Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise

Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise | Google Uses | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago, I posted an article on my Facebook page about student fidgeting and the advantages of flexible seating. One teacher who commented was high school teacher Rebecca Malmquist, who described her own flexible classroom: “I have taken all the conventional desks out and replaced them with mostly tables and a number of different kinds of chairs; I’ve used garage sales and the generosity of friends to furnish my room this way. My classroom looks like a college apartment. But I also build in transitions every 15 minutes or so that require movement (to get into groups, turn something in, write on a paper-covered wall, etc). I have little to no fidgeting problems or issues with attention loss.”

Intrigued, I asked to see a picture. Rebecca obliged, and then I lost my mind: “YOU HAVE THE PRETTIEST CLASSROOM E-VER,” I shouted at her. “I WANT TO BE IN YOUR ROOM!!! I CAN’T STOP YELLING! OKAY, I’M OFFICIALLY STARTING A GALLERY OF BEAUTIFUL CLASSROOM PHOTOS AND YOURS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONE.”

And so Classroom Eye Candy was born.

Classroom Eye Candy will be a feature where I invite you to join me in ogling creative classroom design in any form. We will learn about the teacher behind the classroom and the process he or she used to put it all together. I have no idea when the next one will be or how often I will post these features. All I know for sure is the criteria: I’ll know I’ve found the next classroom when I start writing in all caps.

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15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them) | Google Uses | Scoop.it
In the hopes of inspiring your own work, we’ve compiled 15 data visualizations that will not only blow your mind, they will also give you a clearer understanding of what makes a good visualization–and what makes a bad one.

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Ra's curator insight, November 12, 2015 6:42 PM

Short, snappy - visual. Good reminders.

Josep M Torra Colom's curator insight, November 14, 2015 5:42 AM

añada su visión ...

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 15, 2016 2:56 AM

Reporting & Analysis... Aún TANTO que aprender...!