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Digital Compass Game | Common Sense Media

Digital Compass Game | Common Sense Media | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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The 4 Cs of Technology Integration -- THE Journal

An instructional technologist says that mobile devices in the classroom should help students with creation, consumption, curation and connection.
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Amazon Launches STEM Toy Store -- THE Journal

Amazon Launches STEM Toy Store -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched a new store dedicated to STEM toys and games, according to a report in Tech Crunch.
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Majority of Florida students prefer computer tests over paper ones, survey shows

Majority of Florida students prefer computer tests over paper ones, survey shows | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Florida students who took computer-based versions of state tests last year mostly thought the online system worked well and had little problem navigating through the exams' virtual tools, according to surveys they filled out when they finished their exams. Students are being asked similar questions this year -- and it will be interesting to learn how they respond in 2015, given the technology glitches that marred the debut of new online exams this month.
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The Perfect Classroom, According to Science — Bright — Medium

The Perfect Classroom, According to Science - Bright - Medium
It’s bright, quiet, and 72 degrees. And it makes every student feel valued.
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Polar 3D Launches 3D Printer and Collaboration Platform for K-12 -- THE Journal

Polar 3D has launched a 3D printer, also called Polar 3D, along with a Web-based collaboration platform designed specifically for students in grades 6-12.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials

Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we…
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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis asks her students for professional development help, ending the year with in-class focus groups, a survey, and a call for anonymous notes that will guide her in improving her practice next year.
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7 Proven Strategies for Winning Ed Tech Grants -- THE Journal

7 Proven Strategies for Winning Ed Tech Grants -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
"Writing a grant" today can mean anything from stating your case in a Word document to producing a video or making a direct pitch on a Web site. Whatever the medium, it's how you tell your story that sets you apart from the competition.
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Top Digital Schools Recognized -- THE Journal

A survey by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education honors the districts that make the best use of technology.
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5 great apps for fun lessons - Innovate My School

5 great apps for fun lessons - Innovate My School | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The ideal app can be just the thing to make a great lesson perfect. Here, educational psychologist and learning apps specialist Peter Maxwell lists five of his free favourites.
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Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online -- Campus Technology

When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.
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Preschoolers Practice Programming -- THE Journal

Preschoolers Practice Programming -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Is it possible to teach programming concepts to a four-year-old? A research project at MIT is examining just that question.
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Best Sources of Science News for Kids

Best Sources of Science News for Kids | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Reading science news has many benefits for kids, where do you find age appropriate science news for kids? Look no further, here are the best 11 sources.
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New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas -- THE Journal

New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.
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Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners - eLearning Industry

Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners - eLearning Industry | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration
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Video Gaming Made Me a History Major — Bright — Medium

Video Gaming Made Me a History Major - Bright - Medium
Empire of Earth and Medieval 2 Total War made me actually care about school.
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15 of the Best Blogs for Educators | Listly List

The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.
Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date.
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My blog is a treasure trove too http://www.sociallearningcommunity.com/.
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Microsoft Launches Azure for Student Developers -- THE Journal

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.
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5 Great Videos for Clarity on Blended Learning and its Power - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Great Videos for Clarity on Blended Learning and its Power - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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Finland Ditching Single Subjects in New Ed Reform Push -- THE Journal

Finland Ditching Single Subjects in New Ed Reform Push -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Perennial PISA darling Finland is taking a new approach to education by eliminating individual subjects like math and language and instead integrating them into broader contexts.
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Report: Smartphones To Account for Nearly 4 of 5 Smart Connected Devices by 2019 -- THE Journal

The combined market for smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1s and PCs will grow from the 1.8 billion units shipped in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019, with smartphones continuing to take the vast majority of market share by the end of the forecast period, according to a new report from market research firm IDC.
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How to Build an Active Learning Program -- Campus Technology

How to Build an Active Learning Program -- Campus Technology | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
How can IT leaders encourage the creating and use of active learning spaces on campus? Focus on overall goals and outcomes before the technology.
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Udemy Launches Free Computer Tech Courses for Teachers -- THE Journal

Udemy Launches Free Computer Tech Courses for Teachers -- THE Journal | Instructional Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Udemy has launched the Teacher Tech Initiative, a program designed to make computer technology courses available to K-12 teachers in the United States for free and at reduced cost.
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