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How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom

How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom | General Technology | Scoop.it

One of the most common misconceptions about Augmented Reality is that it belongs in the future, when in fact it is all around us – right here, right now. It is also incredibly user-friendly whilst utilising cutting edge technology, making it ideal for incorporating into learning environments.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:11 AM

I'm a big fan of augmented reality, so for me this was good to read.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:06 AM

For a number of years I've waited for this technology to take off. Now there are teachers around the globe using augmented reality to engage students in ways impossible before.

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Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback | General Technology | Scoop.it

With these tools (many of which are included in this list), students are placed in charge of their learning. They engage in meaningful self-reflection, highlight according to criteria, and use academic language to critique their own work. The shift is significant. With Google tools, I can provide ongoing feedback while my students showcase digital responsibility and revise throughout the writing process.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:37 AM

Interesting approach to marking assignments and some interesting tools used.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:53 PM

Teaching tools for using Google in the classroom.  Great ideas for engaging writers!

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | General Technology | Scoop.it

Now, the enormity, ubiquity and dubious credibility of the information available to most of the world’s population is requiring each of us to become something of an expert on figuring out when we’re being misled or lied to.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 2014 4:42 AM

Interesting article with a 15 minute video from Howard Rheingold.

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10 Free Google tools that everyone should use

10 Free Google tools that everyone should use | General Technology | Scoop.it

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Sameep Shah's curator insight, March 19, 2014 2:12 PM

Nice list!

Aline Choupin's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:45 AM
a good overlook on what offers Google
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:07 PM

Herramientas de Google

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom | General Technology | Scoop.it

That we have evolved our favorite forms of communication is obvious without more than simply watching our students walk through the hallways. It would be easy to demonize social media and each medium that it provides for human interaction. But it would be educationally valuable to embrace it, turning it into an opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation for the advanced cognitive skills they employ on a daily basis. Why not study the highly visual communication models connecting the thoughts that mean the most to them with the social networks where they live their lives?


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2014 3:15 PM

Visual literacy matters


Visual literacy is the ability to:

  1. Process and make meaning of information presented in an image.
  2. Communicate our own ideas through principles of design.
  3. Create our own messages that capture our visual thinking in a way that conceptualizes problems to given solutions.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 9:00 PM

Visual Literacy has a new emphasis in the Australian Curriculum. This is certainly a good article to give ideas for embedding some good quality practice in digital learning. 

Rebekah Crouch's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:15 PM

Visual Literacy has a new emphasis in the Australian Curriculum. This is certainly a good article to give ideas for embedding some good quality practice in digital learning. 

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How One LA School is Becoming a “Titan” of Blended Learning (EdSurge News)

How One LA School is Becoming a “Titan” of Blended Learning (EdSurge News) | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Alex Hernandez


"Aspire Titan is a K-5 public charter school in Huntington Park, CA serving 324 students (100% Hispanic / 96% free and reduced lunch). The school is in its second year of implementing a classroom model where, in its simplest form, students rotate among three centers during literacy and math: 1) teacher-led small group lessons, 2) independent reading and writing and 3) independent online work.


Small Group Lessons

Teachers dramatically shifted their instruction by increasing critical reading and text-based discussions from once-a-week, as required by the home office, to a daily offering — a five-fold increase. This shift has profound implications for students. Nationally-renowned reading expert Dr. Richard Allington found that the highest-performing classrooms spend the most time, sometimes as much as 70% of class time, reading and responding to what they read, leading many educators to monitor the ratio of authentic reading and writing to “other stuff.” (qtd. in Schmoker, Results Now. 98-99). Aspire used its new classroom model to aggressively improve its ratio of authentic reading to “stuff.”


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Centers are nothing new in elementary ed, but this configuration is certainly imaginative.


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5 Ways to Use Aurasma in the Classroom ~ Teq

5 Ways to Use Aurasma in the Classroom ~ Teq | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Marc Brea


"Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader. In order to activate the overlayed image or video, the object will be scanned using the Aurasma app.  Joseph covered using Aurasma in our iPad Appy Hour Webinar. Many of the demos you will see on the Aurasma site are for advertising but you can use these skills in a number of fun and exciting ways."


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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered | General Technology | Scoop.it
These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 2014 6:46 PM

A bit of a list overload here, but I'm all for 'making' in the classroom. Get going with the digital projects!

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50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom - TeachThought

50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom - TeachThought | General Technology | Scoop.it

"To be clear–learning can happen in the absence of technology. Integrated poorly, technology can subdue, distract, stifle, and obscure the kind of personal interactions between learner, content, peer, and performance that lead to learning results.

 

But increasingly we live in a world where technology is deeply embedded into everything we do. Thinking about it simply in terms of “digital literacy” puts you about 5 years behind the curve. It’s really much more than that–less about being connected, and more about being mobile.

 

There will be growing pains, and I’m sure educators that have brought in BYOD programs into their school can come up with 50 reasons it won’t work. But most of those 50 are a product of the continued poor fit that exists between schools and communities–the system and the humans it serves."

 


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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, January 27, 2014 3:55 PM

"This an argument less about smartphones, and more about meaningfully embracing what’s possible in 2015 and beyond..."

Colin Sheringham's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:16 PM

Will be interesting to see how this works in Our "experience" class this year 

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7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Barbara Blackburn

 

"Despite all the research, there are seven myths about rigor that are often heard. Let’s look at each, then turn our attention to the true meaning of rigor."


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10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning

10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning | General Technology | Scoop.it
With limited time and money, free stock photos can be a life-saver for your online course. These are 10 free resources for stock photos.

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:03 AM

Free stock photos!  YAY!

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | General Technology | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 12, 2014 10:34 AM

Flipped, semi-flipped, or just infusing engagment for your Universal Design for Learning - these apps might do the trick!

John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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172 Best Android Apps Of 2013

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013 | General Technology | Scoop.it
2013 was yet another great year for Android and its app ecosystem, with developers really making best use of the power offered by the world’s most popular

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Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:24 PM

2013 was yet another great year for Android and its app ecosystem, with developers really making best use of the power offered by the world’s most popular mobile operating system, resulting in many apps that left us spellbound.

Note that the order in which apps appear in this list does not reflect their ranking in any manner; its simply started with the most recent ones covered in December, and proceeded backwards till January.

Nacho Vega's curator insight, January 5, 2014 5:32 AM

#Apps for all

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Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider | General Technology | Scoop.it

What criteria matter when considering learning games? First, ask the broad questions: How and when a game can be used? Then, be more specific: What kind of game is best suited to particular learning objectives?

 


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 2, 2014 10:55 AM

Games are valuable teaching and learning tools.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Great article! 

Training in Business's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:22 AM

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider 

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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | General Technology | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 2014 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.

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Effective virtual facilitation

Effective virtual facilitation | General Technology | Scoop.it
As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur, the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked...

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sdoukakis's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:38 AM

Για το πλαίσιο λειτουργίας προγραμμάτων e-tutoring... 

Inger Langseth's curator insight, April 4, 2014 5:39 AM

Lesson design inpiration!

 

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:55 AM

I have rescooped this from Inger Langseth, trying to keep up with ideas on how to teach (online).

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15 Amazing Web Tools Facilitating Pre-Search Strategies… Digital Literacy Series Part 2

15 Amazing Web Tools Facilitating Pre-Search Strategies… Digital Literacy Series Part 2 | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Last time we reflected on the idea of the internet being an amazing place filled with a wealth of information. I addressed what I feel are ten important pre-search strategies when beginning research with students.  You can read about these strategies in the prior post. In this post, I wish to build on  the steps outlined earlier. I would like to introduce some tools that can be used to help facilitate the pre-search period of time with students. By understanding the need for pre-search one can see how these tools, some of which you may already know, can be used in a different way to help students as they get ready to research.  Please enjoy the tools and let me know of other that I can include in a future post."


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 2014 7:05 AM

Some. Different  tools for classroom collaboration and research. 

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10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1 | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"


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Ravi Bhatia's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:07 AM

 

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1
Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:40 AM

There are those who believe that, because of the wealth of information available on the internet, the importance of the librarian is diminished.  On the contrary, teaching digital literacy is an important role of the school librarian.

 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:57 PM

Steps in pre-search to help students develop their research questions. How often do we skip this, just give them the topic and move on for lack of time? 

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A ThingLink Channel for Teachers

A ThingLink Channel for Teachers | General Technology | Scoop.it
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ThingLink continues to add new features for educators, and one new item is the ability to create a ThingLink Channel (and you can also  create a class and have your students create ThingLink). Check out this interactive album that provides access to some posts from the ThingLink blog...and if you have not yet created a ThingLink account you might want to head over to ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com/) and create an account.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:32 PM

ThingLink continues to add new features for educators, and one new item is the ability to create a ThingLink Channel (and you can also  create a class and have your students create ThingLink). Check out this interactive album that provides access to some posts from the ThingLink blog...and if you have not yet created a ThingLink account you might want to head over to ThingLink (http://www.thinglink.com/) and create an account.

Kimberly House's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:28 AM

Love ThingLink and now it's even better for teachers and classes! Teachers can see all their students' work in one place. Teachers can add student accounts. I'm interested to see how it works on the iPad and am hopeful that these features are transferred to the app as well. ThinkLink is a great product and I'm pleased to see it getting better and more useful for education. 

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Student Blogging: Creating a Rubric ~ Empathic Teacher

Student Blogging: Creating a Rubric ~ Empathic Teacher | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Isgitt

 

"I’m ready to assess my students’ blogs from the first semester.  Does anyone else feel like the first time you assess any new assignment that you’re just trudging through murky molasses?  I’m so slow at the assessment piece right now.


"I’ve been looking around at student blogging rubrics as I try to decide which components a) I’ve actually taught and b) seem to represent my objectives for blogging as reader response.  I know that I should have had a rubric before we even started all of this, but I just jumped into the project with many unknowns.  


"I’ve learned that about the only way to force myself to do something new is to just start doing that thing before I have completely concrete plans.  My apologies to whichever group of students has to do the project first!...


"I’ve been trying to create a rubric, so I’ve been searching the web to see how other teachers are evaluating their student blogs.  Here are four that I like:"


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Marta Torán's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:29 AM

Sobre la evaluación de los blogs de los estudiantes.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | General Technology | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Improving Student Writing Using iPads - Dr. Wesley Fryer

"Slides for a series of hands-on iPad workshops by Dr. Wesley Fryer with elementary teachers in Lewisville, Texas, January 23-24, 2014. Learn more on: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com"


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Gunnar Sewell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:56 AM

While tablets such as the iPad can be a very useful tool for teachers and for student engagement, it is my strong belief that they should never replace or reduce interpersonal activities. Educators must always remember that the push to use technology in the classroom is mainly the result of high tech companies' marketing campaigns. 

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:31 PM

teachers often underestimate or underuse the power of the iPad

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:45 PM

Interesting perspective ... will engaging kids in elementary school translate to the stronger writing we expect of students.

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It ~ Edutopia

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It ~ Edutopia | General Technology | Scoop.it

by Vicki Davis

 

"Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.

 

"When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found:

 

"One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit."

 

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This is a wonderful article, full of excellent resource links.


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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools

20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools | General Technology | Scoop.it
20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

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Entreprise Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:20 AM
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:14 AM

Tools that can help make distant learning and other group projects workable.

lynnegibb's curator insight, January 7, 2014 1:26 AM

Some great tools for collaboration - lots I havnt heard of

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The Top 10 Android Apps of 2013

The Top 10 Android Apps of 2013 | General Technology | Scoop.it
It's been a year of great news for Android. Here, we roundup our favorite Android apps of 2013.

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