Integration Inspiration
376 views | +0 today
Follow
Integration Inspiration
Technology Topics and projects
Curated by Lisa Simmons
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning?

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning? | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

Whereas using tech may have once meant a weekly trip to a computer lab, it can now involve anything, from Facebook and Twitter to podcasts and videos in the classroom. The question is: should teachers try to evolve their teaching to fit with the latest gadgets, or should they stick to their old ways?


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 12, 2014 11:37 AM

Interesting that this series is being funded by Rosetta Stone!!

LilyGiraud's comment, May 14, 2014 10:25 AM
If the teacher does not know the technology, he/she can't apply the pedagogy ... Technology is great to teach languages, I think a great software adapted to individual needs will substitute the teacher of languages in near future..
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

10 Creative Risks to Take with Students This Year

10 Creative Risks to Take with Students This Year | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

Ultimately, the most powerful creative element in the classroom is the teacher. You have the power to inspire students to take creative risks by modeling the process and being open and even vulnerable about your journey. You also have the power to create epic learning experiences that encourage students to take creative risks. So, in 2018, I would encourage you to choose one big creative risk and make it happen.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 9, 8:47 AM

Some nice suggestions for 2018

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of Their Digital Lives - Mind/Shift

How Parents Can Help Kids Navigate the Pressures of Their Digital Lives - Mind/Shift | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
As adults witness the rising tides of teenaged anxiety, it’s tough not to notice a common thread that runs through the epidemic — something that past generations never dealt with. Clutched in the hand of nearly every teen is a smartphone, buzzing and beeping and blinking with social media notifications.

Parents, all too often, just want to grab their teen’s phone and stuff it in a drawer. But is social media and the omnipresence of digital interactions really the cause of all this anxiety?

The short answer is: It’s complicated.

Via John Evans
more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, December 28, 2017 8:37 PM

I'm going to write about this soon, cool - great quotes & resources!

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom #3: The ability to crowdsource information

Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom #3: The ability to crowdsource information | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
As teachers we frequently promote ourselves in our modern role as facilitators rather than knowledge owners and yet when we get into the classroom so much of what we do tends to be telling rather than asking.

Crowdsourcing information is about doing the opposite. It’s about collecting information from the room and beyond and enabling our students to share what they already know and develop their knowledge together.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 31, 2017 8:20 AM

The third in a series of articles I'm writing for CUP.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 7, 2017 4:31 AM
Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic

ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ISTE

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 2017 8:52 AM

Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ISTE

 

Leena's comment, August 29, 2017 8:48 AM
https://www.tutoreye.com/online-tutors/anatomy-physiology
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

The Research Behind Genius Hour and Choice in the Classroom (Updated) - @ajjuliani

The Research Behind Genius Hour and Choice in the Classroom (Updated) - @ajjuliani | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
Updated: I've updated this post and page since publishing my most recent book about student choice. I'd love for you to add resources you've found in the comments section of this post so I can

Via John Evans
more...
Laura M Green's curator insight, December 28, 2017 5:26 PM
"When research backs choice and inquiry...evidence to the hard work students are doing in our classroom."
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

The Phases of Inquiry-Based Teaching

The Phases of Inquiry-Based Teaching | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
A central goal of education is teaching critical-thinking skills. Inquiry-based teaching is an excellent path to this goal. Based partly on the philosophy that “humans are born inquirers,” the method focuses on student discovery over pushing information from the instructor. Along the way, the students explore multiple sources and contexts, ask questions and pursue hypotheses, and work to apply their theories to new and diverse situations. In doing this, they actively discover the interrelatedness among concepts, topics, and theories.

In general, all inquiry-based teaching follows three phases.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain works, are we limited by our underlying circuitry or can we overcome our limitations?

Over the years, TED has put on dozens of amazing presentations that highlight the mysteries of the brain and break them down in ways that we — laymen — can understand. Here are the most fascinating ones we’ve watched and enjoyed.

Via John Evans
more...
Filomena Gomes's curator insight, May 21, 2016 3:43 PM
30 days challenge, living with less
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 2016 6:23 PM
Who doesn't love TED talks!?!
Scooped by Lisa Simmons
Scoop.it!

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | Edudemic | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
The intricacies & inner workings of technology can be intimidating, especially for students who may be more interested in what technology can do for them.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Monica Jan's curator insight, January 23, 2016 6:19 PM

This might be used as a useful writing analysis tool to find out the features of EFL writing. 

David Rowbotham's curator insight, March 18, 2016 7:46 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, March 19, 2016 10:12 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

The Future of Work: Join the Maker Movement

The Future of Work: Join the Maker Movement | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

"What if we could get more people out of meaningless jobs and into work that they enjoyed? What if many jobs became easier or were altogether eliminated so we had more free time or do other kinds of work? What if we could do something more innovative and creative? This has always been the promise of automation—that it would free us to do something else more valuable. Do we still believe in that promise?

A headline such as “Robots Will Steal Your Job” makes me think not, and that the Luddites have returned to stoke our fears about machines. Losing faith in the utility and even beauty of machines is losing faith in the kind of future we can build. We need more machines and even smarter robots that can do more for us."


Via John Evans
more...
Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 2015 4:04 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.

A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found. | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

In an attempt to be systematic, I decided to categorize what I observed in schools. One column for things that helped prepare kids for life. And one column for things that were irrelevant. I expected both columns to fill up quickly.



Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:46 AM

Quite long but worth a read.

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
A unique combination of data sets for the first time lets us see more about who is — and, crucially, is not — able to successfully pursue a career as an inventor, and thus learn more about what’s arguably the biggest mystery in all of economics.

Via Nik Peachey
Lisa Simmons's insight:
Interesting!
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 6, 2017 6:48 AM

Some interesting research insights.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 8, 2017 4:02 PM
Who are we leaving behind? Who is the next Einstein that is overlooked due to class, gender, race, etc?
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Arduino Uno For Beginners - Projects, Programming and Parts (Tutorial)

Arduino Uno For Beginners - Projects, Programming and Parts (Tutorial) | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
More and more makerspaces around the world are looking to add coding and electronics to their maker education programs.  One of the best ways to do this is by integrating an Arduino board into makerspace projects and lessons.

We’ve found that a lot of maker educators haven’t taken the plunge into coding or Arduino because they think programming is scary.  Because of this, we wanted to make sure this tutorial was written for the absolute beginner with no experience whatsoever.

This tutorial is a high level view of all the parts and pieces of the Arduino ecosystem.  In future posts, we will take you step by step in creating your first simple Arduino project.

Via John Evans
more...
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 27, 2017 7:49 AM

Sin duda, Arduino es un buen ejemplo de un "democratizador" de la tecnología, pues por su bajo costo, su simplicidad en la programación y su buena experiencia de usuario, es el corazón de muchos proyectos tecnológicos que son desarrollados por niños, aficionados, artistas e ingenieros. Hoy en día cualquier carrera universitaria (de letras o de ciencias) debería tener un curso introductorio que acerque a un estudiante al mundo de la tecnología (programación, instrumentación, control y tele-comunicación) usando un kit básico donde el microcontrolador Arduino (u otro equivalente) pueda estar presente.

Marci Milius's curator insight, December 27, 2017 11:28 AM
Good start for those who are nervous working with Arduino's. 
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

Collaboration Is Key for Problem-Based Learning

Collaboration Is Key for Problem-Based Learning | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released a report in February that takes a deep dive into project- and problem-based learning. The report explores how schools are using extensive projects and real-world teaching methods to increase student engagement, skills development and problem-solving techniques.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 30, 2017 6:29 PM
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released a report in February that takes a deep dive into project- and problem-based learning. The report explores how schools are using extensive projects and real-world teaching methods to increase student engagement, skills development and problem-solving techniques.
David Alzate's curator insight, December 1, 2017 9:07 AM
Being the parent of a child with a learning disability can be an emotionally charged experience. Frustration and confusion can complicate the conversations between parents and teachers about what to do. Respect for each other and open communication can reduce tension and enable parents and teachers to benefit from each other’s expertise and knowledge of the child. Working together, either informally or during formal evaluation, parents, teachers, and children can inform one another about how best to address a child’s needs
Caitlin Muller's curator insight, May 4, 12:09 AM
Interesting article on the need for collaboration and transformative IT pedagogical practices for problem based learning to be effective and innovative. 
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | #ModernEDU | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


Via Educatorstechnology, Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 2017 12:21 PM

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 2017 1:27 PM
There are excellent ideas in the flow chart i.e. journals, teaching how to deal with challenges, create portfolios to show progress, etc.

Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind would be a nice complement to these.
Diana Jaimes V.'s curator insight, September 2, 2017 9:50 AM
First, this article led me to consider mindset shaping as a powerful tool for learning as any other aspect of life. It explains the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset that normally refers to people constantly learning from any experience. Since their capabilities are not fixed, these people are never closed to a learning experience and always use the trial and error learning. They proposed an infographic with several strategies to foster a growth mindset in our students some of the steps include the use of diverse teaching strategies, explanations of purposes of abstract thinking, teaching values, among others.
 
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This” | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. The one thing almost all of them have in common is yelling out, “I can’t do this” when the tasks aren’t completed upon first attempts or get a little too difficult for them. I partially blame this on the way most school curriculum is structured. Too much school curriculum is based on paper for quick and one shot learning experiences (or the comparable online worksheets). Students are asked to do worksheets on paper, answer end-of-chapter questions on paper, write essays on paper, do math problems on paper, fill in the blanks on paper, and pick the correct answer out of a multiple choice set of answers on paper. These tasks are then graded as to the percentage correct and then the teacher moves onto the next task.

So it is no wonder that when learners are given hands-on tasks such as those common to maker education, STEM, and STEAM, they sometimes struggle with their completion. Struggles are good. Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

Problems like yelling out, “I can’t do this” arise when the tasks get a little too difficult, but ultimately are manageable. I used to work with delinquent kids within Outward Bound-type programs. Most at-risk kids have some self-defeating behaviors including those that result in personal failure. The model for these types of programs is that helping participants push past their self-perceived limitations results in the beginnings of a success rather than a failure orientation. This leads into a success building upon success behavioral cycle.

Via John Evans
more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2017 2:25 PM
Metocognition is a skill students can use to reflect on their learning. Peers learning together and helping each other is beneficial.

Something I did was asked students to tell me what they understood about their learning. It told me where the gaps were. They know what they know, but not what they don't know.

Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind is a good resource to use with students.
Amrika Nicole's curator insight, December 10, 2017 7:18 PM
Module 2: Conceptualizations of Giftedness and Talent
The power of "yet" in schools and growth mindset is taking off. This year I have created a bulletin board with commonly used phrases that students have used and have changed them to the growth mindset phrase that would go along with it. I think before you can expect your students to have this growth mindset the staff has to believe and use it too. We have spent part of a PD talking about phrases that we use as teacher to make them growth mindset. 
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Design Thinking Develops Empathy

Design Thinking Develops Empathy | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
How might we encourage our students so that they understand their own power and ability to change their world by taking action? The answer is simple: start small, make it relevant and local, and use Design Thinking to manage the process. Design Thinking is a codification of the artistic or scientific process and starts with empathy and understanding. Students gather insights, define the problem and then brainstorm multiple solutions before moving forward to prototyping and testing their ideas.  In this post, I will share ways you can use Design Thinking to foster global competence in your classroom.

Via John Evans
more...
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 14, 2016 5:50 PM

Article on design thinking for teachers and students.

Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

Tinkercad - Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Tinkercad - Create 3D digital designs with online CAD | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 2, 2016 2:04 AM
כלי ליצירת מדלים להדפסה בתלת מימד
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 20, 2016 12:57 PM
Great tool for creating 3D printing projects. 
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from eTools
Scoop.it!

How the World Uses Twitter [Infographic]

How the World Uses Twitter [Infographic] | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

A staggering 500 million tweets are sent per day, and 80% of active users are on mobile.

Some 302 million people actively use Twitter—in myriad ways. Here are some stats about Twitter use around the globe, according to HubSpot.


Via Lauren Moss, Philippe Trebaul, David W. Deeds, Lina Morgado
more...
donhornsby's curator insight, May 3, 2016 10:48 AM
Interesting infographic...
Craig Broadbent's curator insight, May 3, 2016 8:12 PM
If you are looking to use twitter to drive business then this info is important!
La pluma digital's curator insight, October 28, 2016 3:01 AM
¿Sabes cómo se utiliza Twitter alredor del mundo? 
Scooped by Lisa Simmons
Scoop.it!

Microsoft Hack the Classroom Registration - Microsoft Education

Microsoft Hack the Classroom Registration - Microsoft Education | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

Sign up for this free digital event designed to give educators insight into the latest trends in education.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lisa Simmons
Scoop.it!

The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Ann McMullan shared 5 "start factors" that she called the keys to success of any one-to-one program as well as the top questions schools should ask themselves.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Green screens and underpants: How I engaged my little monsters! - Innovate My School

Green screens and underpants: How I engaged my little monsters! - Innovate My School | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it
My job as a Year One teacher is many things, but it is certainly never dull! I count dressing up, leaving mysterious messages and generally making a bit of a fool of myself as all in a day’s work! Luckily, my colleague is almost as crazy as me and fully on board for the ride! Faced with a lively and very enthusiastic cohort, we wanted to end the previous school year with a topic which would really engage them. Thus we began our topic ‘Do monsters live amongst us?’ by hooking pupils into Claire Freedman’s book: Monsters Love Underpants.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lisa Simmons from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

These eleven-year-olds have created a device that could help prevent bullying - BUSINESSETC

These eleven-year-olds have created a device that could help prevent bullying - BUSINESSETC | Integration Inspiration | Scoop.it

"IF YOU CAN think back to what you were doing when you were eleven-years-old, the chances are that demoing your own tech product in front of thousands wasn’t one of them, but that was the case for these five students.


The product in question was BullyBug, a wristband that aims to reduce bullying. When a child presses a button on the wristband, it sends an alert to the teacher’s phone via its app. The teacher can later sit down with the child and help solve the problem.


The idea was conceived by five 5th class students from St. Audoen’s National School in Dublin city centre: Katelyn O’Connell, Chloe Long, Ben Hughes, Nadine Costello, and Daniel McCann."


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.