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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 21, 2014 3:08 AM

Moeten we volgens mij allemaal aan geloven! Allemaal programmeren leren.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, August 22, 2014 5:13 AM
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Lisa Milstead 's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:56 PM

Love that students can learn the basics of coding within an hour. 

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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it

For all the wild variety of our cultures, personalities, and thought patterns, we’re all still operating with roughly the same three-pound lump of gray matter. But almost from day one, the allotment of neurons in those brains (and therefore the way they function) is different today from the way it was even one generation ago. Every second of your lived experience represents new connections among the roughly 86 billion neurons packed inside your brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:50 AM

An interesting read.

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38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:14 PM

A few new ideas for me but I'm already doing most :)

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New Google Classroom Features! - YouTube

The Official Roll out of Google Classroom includes an About page for details and files. The biggest news is teachers will have access to student work the mom...

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Earthquakes in the Classroom

"An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile, generating a local tsunami. The USGS reported the earthquake was centered 95 km (59 miles) northwest of Iquique at a depth of 20.1km (12.5 miles). This video gives the context for this type of earthquake."
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dilaycock's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:02 AM

From Seth Dixon: 

 "IRIS(Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) creates teaching resources for teachers who want to use the current events such as yesterday's earthquake in Chile as an opportunity to discuss earth's physical systems and how they impact humanity.  They've produces slides, animations and PDFs for classroom use all while you were sleeping last night."  

Geofreak's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:37 PM

Hoe ontstond deze tsunami precies?

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, April 5, 2014 10:52 AM

http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach/resources

 

Lesson Plans from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

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Google Drive in Class: 38 Ideas by Sean Junkins

Google Drive in Class:  38 Ideas by Sean Junkins | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it

August 11, 2014
This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 15, 2014 11:17 PM

Are we using Drive in our classes? We shoudl be.

Judith Edwards's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:39 PM

Just found this great Scoop by our own Sean Junkins.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:22 PM

With a bit of imagination, some of these can be altered to fit business needs as well!!

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs - Edudemic | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators.

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Shawn Galvin's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:35 AM

Learned a few things here.

Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:40 AM

Tha nks!  Always  looking for this kind of advice!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:08 PM

Nice general overview of functions within Google Docs that can be helpful for teachers.

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 2014 10:59 AM

This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Consider is a quick way to get up to speed on Google's new moves into education. 

Mark Fuson's curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:00 PM

Google classroom seems to be coming strong! Sure would like access to this so I can begin testing it for teachers.

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Inspiring Young Scientists | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 2016 3:47 PM

This is great .Looking forward to using these ideas!