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10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

 


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Kylie Joyce's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:19 AM

After browsing through a couple of the k-12 Horizon reports, I commend the New Media Consortium for looking to the future to see where elearning has the potential to go, as well as showing us what is possible by providing examples of various tools currently in use.

Annie R's comment, September 3, 2013 10:55 PM
i think that the mobile learning section (#2) was very interesting for me. as a student, tablets are very easy and a wonderful way to learn, but we still should be exposed to things like textbooks, instruments, and a pencil. Many children now have been completely consumed in their electronics, I am guilty of complaining when i have to put my iPad down.
John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:54 PM
Annie, I couldn't agree with you more unfortunately I do not see this trend reversing. They are no longer teaching penmanship in school it will soon be a lost are and the text book is losing way to the e-book it is already happening. It is cheaper.(ooppps) cost effective. It is doing a disservice to our youth. I went to an old catholic school in addition to being taught cursive we were taught script also, and a love of books is taught at an early age. Technology is a great tool, but it is just that a tool, it wears out it changes the written word is always the same, The language may change depending on the country but it is the same it does not upgrade a classic is still a classic. A Commador 64 is obsolete, by todays standards.
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4 Excellent News Sources Apps for Young Learners

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Teacher Advisor With Watson

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With Watson's teacher-specific search and recommendation tool, you can now find relevant lessons, activities, standards information, and strategies faster than ever—all from a corpus of proven-effective materials recommended by educators.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 19, 12:25 AM

Looks like IBM are getting in on the teacher resources act.

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Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent

Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Instagram isn't just for posting photos of food. Instagram can actually be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators, so I've written this guide for teachers. I'd like to show the kinds of things teachers can see on Instagram. I'd also like to tell you about the ins and outs of Instagram, starting with the basics and ending with crafting awesome posts.

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Daniela Jimenez's curator insight, September 30, 9:14 PM
Technological devices and their applications make part of daily human life and encourage us to use it. Mobile technologies have the potential to support second-language learning because it provides autonomous learning opportunities and access to learning materials. For the last decade, technologies have been used by educators, school administrators, and students in education to help themselves in teaching and learning. Nowadays institutions and students are moving towards the use of mobile technologies which have become the biggest tool that had rapidly gaining importance in this field. Therefore, the use of a tool such as Instagram that is seen as a tool for daily entretaining, can be useful also for learning and teaching because it is capable of opening many possibilities for language learners, and their rapid adoption makes it easier to make students engage and develop easier their interest and motivation. Having technology multifunctional devices used for communication, entertainment, networking and learning, they are seen as potentially useful for EFL learning and instruction because of its easy portability and connectivity. 
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Find and Create a Variety of Interactive Activities and Assignments for Your Students

Find and Create a Variety of Interactive Activities and Assignments for Your Students | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

There are lots of ready made interactive activities designed for learners. You can search through these and find something appropriate for our students. Some of these look a bit homemade, but the functionality and design is sound.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 21, 1:52 AM

A really impressive collection of tools and activities.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, October 14, 6:38 AM
Een fijne collectie didactische werkvormen. 
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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Minecraft in the Classroom - @CoolCatTeacher Podcast 

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Are you studying Mars? Why not let students go live there? Jeff Gearhart is working with teachers in traditional subjects to let students immerse in the subject in Minecraft. In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. Join a delightful, fun world of immersive teaching.

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5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

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Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin proposes five strategies, including use of props and questionnaires, to make classroom discussions more exciting.

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Exploit Interactive Digital Narrative for Language Development

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Draw a Stickman can be used for lots of activities including retelling the story, writing the next chapter of the story or just predicting what will happen as the adventures unfold.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 2, 3:47 AM

This is a wonderful site that I've used a lot in my teachine and training.

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useful for language learning and other subjects too
 
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3D Print Your Own "Star Trek: Discovery" Badges | All3DP

3D Print Your Own "Star Trek: Discovery" Badges | All3DP | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
“Star Trek: Discovery” has more action, a brand-new design, lens-flares and modern visuals. Even if you’re not into cosplay, these 3D printed insignia badges are a must-have.

New worlds, new civilizations, new designs, new captains, new uniforms, new Klingon masks – the latest series of the “Star Trek” universe is a more mysterious, somewhat darker and definitely more modern than the last TV show “Enterprise”. Also, its design had a major overhaul.

This caught the attention of Jose, who publishes on the CityAperture YouTube channel. He designed the four Star Trek Discovery insignia badges by taking stills from the TV show and turning the pictures from 2D into 3D models. Currently, there are four versions for Command, Science, Operations, and Medical.

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Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store

Fact or Fiction Poster - New Products - Posters - ALA Store | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Help users weed out fake news stories and promote critical thinking with this new poster identifying nine tips for evaluating information. With the proliferation of fake news today, these materials show ways users can examine social and news media more carefully to avoid hoaxes and misinformation. Special thanks to author Joanna M. Burkhardt, professor and head librarian at the University of Rhode Island (URI) branch libraries in Providence and Narragansett.13" x 38"

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 3, 12:02 PM

Great poster for kiddos to learn about FAKE NEWS! 

Janet Vasil's curator insight, October 5, 2:55 PM
Fight Fake News: These media literacy posters help children sort fact from fiction.
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Improve Writing Skills with Peer Evaluation

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Getting students to peer evaluate can be a real organisational challenge in the classroom, but now it looks like there is a simple technological solution. Peergrade is a great tool to get students assessing each others’ work and giving each other feedback.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 6, 12:54 PM

Great tool for encouraging peer feedback.

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Teaching Kids News - Readable, teachable news.

Teaching Kids News - Readable, teachable news. | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Teaching Kids News posts weekly news articles, written by professional journalists and curriculum material written by educators. All of the written material is free to read and use.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 12:46 AM

A good resource site with a strong US focus.

Camila Ávila's curator insight, October 31, 9:15 PM
Knowing how complicated the news are around the world nowdays, there are things that need to be explained to children which may affect them direct or indirectly. Likewise, some parents do not like to talk about those things with them, it may be because of the ignorance of some, or because they think that it is not necesary for the children to know those things.
I find this resource very useful because many times teachers have to fill in the gaps that the parents leave in children. Most of the times, this gaps need to be filled with tact and in a way that children can process it easily andin the right way..
Thank you TKN for creating such useful tool.
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How to Run an AWESOME After-school Makers Club | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

How to Run an AWESOME After-school Makers Club | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Without some structure early on, an afterschool maker club can quickly turn into unorganized chaos.  Through a lot of trial and error, I found ways to set routines, norms and procedures that helped us to have more structure"

 

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Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

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Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

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Innovate My School - Why Art is a vital part of education

Innovate My School - Why Art is a vital part of education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Schools are doing more to extend the parameters of the learning experience, and frequently see lessons taking place in assembly halls, school fields and playgrounds, kitchens and music rooms. “Schools are doing more to extend the parameters of the learning experience.”Arts subjects are often the catalyst for taking a class further afield, and provide children with opportunities to break the mold of the regular classroom setting, and of what constitutes academic work. Infant- and junior-school age children can see particular benefit from expanding the possibilities of school in this way.


Arts subjects hold much more promise than simply getting children out of the classroom. They can help young children develop their skills and competencies in interesting ways, in a relaxed and pressure-free environment. These are some of the ways in which your children can grow and learn through art.


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16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students

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Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

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First-year teachers may feel that taking a strict approach with their students is best. A second-year teacher makes a case for compassion.
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WORDISER, Learning English Made Simple

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With Wordiser you get your own online teaching assistant, saving yourself class prep time and revolutionizing your teaching. You can use it to create and share powerful lesson notes and study word lists, setting automated student homework and revision. Class worksheets and exercises can even be printed at a click of a button, while written assignments are auto-checked for errors and annotated. And so much more!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 26, 1:09 AM

This looks like a great free tool to help your students develop their vocabulary.

Claudia Andrade's comment, September 26, 2:01 PM
Have you tried eliminating the advertisement that invites students to play games like grand thief and other games?
Claudia Andrade's comment, September 26, 2:02 PM
Interesting but there is an ad that invites students to play games like grand thief and others. I'm trying to find how to eliminate that temptation...
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There’s No Such Thing as Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation - EdSurge News

There’s No Such Thing as Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation - EdSurge News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Imagine a parent telling a child, “I’m just not a reading person.” Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Now reread the same cartoon, substituting “math” for “reading.” Suddenly it doesn’t seem so absurd. But it should!

As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice.
It’s common to hear well educated adults declare themselves “not a math person,” sometimes proudly. Indeed, many people of all ages believe that mathematical ability is something you are either born with or not, rather than something to be mastered with focused effort. This belief is wrong. What’s more, it’s harmful to kids as they have their first experiences learning math; the attitude that “I can’t learn math” quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. Reforming these perceptions needs to be a priority for teachers, parents, and creators of new learning tools that align to the way these digital-savvy students learn.

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5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

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Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin proposes five strategies, including use of props and questionnaires, to make classroom discussions more exciting.

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48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than any one specific content area or subject matter.

It’s also an over-used and rather nebulous phrase — how do you teach someone to think? Of course that’s the purpose of education, but how do you effectively optimize that concept into lasting knowledge and the ability to apply it broadly?

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48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area
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How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11 - The Verge

How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11 - The Verge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
One of the most useful tricks in Apple’s iOS 11 update is found inside the Notes app: it’s a document scanner. If there’s a business card, receipt, or any other document you want to save or mark up, this tool makes getting it on your iPhone or iPad dead simple. If you’ve been using a third-party app for this purpose until now — and there are several great ones — you can probably uninstall it in favor of Apple’s own solution. That’s what I did, anyway.

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10 iPad Skills 21st Century Teachers Should Have

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Here is a handy visual we published a few months ago featuring what think are some essential iPad skills for 21st century teachers. Think of them as activities you need to be able to perform on iPad or any iOS device that supports apps. For each of these activities we came up with 3 recommended apps to help you better meet the requirements of the activity under question.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, October 6, 11:15 AM
Good individual or grade level team project or perhaps a professional development goal.
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Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset - @Edutopia

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Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.

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Turning Teaching Upside Down

Students learn more when we let them wrestle with a math problem before we teach them how to solve it.
Back in the 20th century, I was taught how to teach mathematics pretty much the same way I had learned it. My fellow preservice teachers and I were told to prepare our lessons thoroughly, present the intended concept or procedure clearly (and with enthusiasm!), and guide students as they worked through some examples. Eventually, we would assign homework, including a few word problems in which students would apply the procedure they had just learned. We hoped students would ask questions if they didn't understand.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 1:53 PM
Begin with problems. This is very John Dewey-like.