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What is Design Thinking? Innovation | Campbell School of Innovation

What is Design Thinking? Innovation | Campbell School of Innovation | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it

What is Design Thinking?

 

Design thinking is an empathy based, creative problem solving process embraced by innovators around the world for addressing complex problems. At its heart, it nurtures the ability to see a situation from someone else's point of view, engineer a solution, and then test and refine your solution based on feedback. It is one approach CSI students will use to master the California Common Core State Standards and build the adaptable thinking skills they will need for success in the 21st century workforce.


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Campbell Union School District: Innovation -- makes you want to see it all in person, doesn't it?

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Dad Turns his Kid's Drawing into a 3D Printed Toy - All3DPrinting 

Dad Turns his Kid's Drawing into a 3D Printed Toy - All3DPrinting  | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Bob Clagett is a father of four who recently left the software industry to work on his side hustle, I Like to Make Stuff. He now has 1.7 million YouTube subscribers and a popular blog thanks to his love for making.

For his latest project, Clagett decided to turn his son Hawk’s drawing into a 3D printed toy. “My son Hawk loves to draw. He is always drawing cool robots and I archive them on a separate Instagram account. Recently he and I have dabbled in 3D modeling and I wanted to show him that his cool designs can easily be 3D printed,” Clagett explains

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James Baira's comment, May 22, 8:00 AM
This would be great for a Junior Unit. Tonight the example that was emailed out, this is very similar with students bringing in something from home first.
James Baira's curator insight, May 24, 5:50 PM
Working at a school that has a 3D printer must present so many opportunities. I would be interested to see what the costs associated with the running of them would actually be. It would allow for students to work in the transformation phase of SAMR. The programs that are talked about with the design of this are Fusion 360 and Slic3r (or Cura if available). When creating a shape, as long as it in enclosed, anything can be created into a 3D printer. This got me thinking of the possibility of students creating fidget toys. These are something that are quite popular in the special education department, especially with students with diagnosed ADHD. Students would be able to be creative, design on paper, transfer to a program where they have to trace, and use graphical skills to complete before the 3d print. Many possibilities.
zeb kyle's curator insight, May 27, 8:19 PM
This is a good example of authentic problem based learning that could be used by a teacher to create a unit for a particular project in the ITD classroom. Making learning related to students interests and backgrounds is a great way to keep them engaged to their learning. ICT could be incorporated to transform the project into a multimedia design portfolio
 
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The Basics of Computational Thinking 

The Basics of Computational Thinking  | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Web designers are required to think through problems in a way that computers can understand, hence “computational thinking” is an indispensable skill set for them to have. It offers systematic tools needed to solve complex assignments from clients. 

Computational thinking enables web designers to break down a problem, spot patterns in data, identify and focus on absolutely necessary aspects of an assignment, while leaving aside unnecessary information that will bog down the process.

As a tool for thorough planning, it avoids costly mistakes that come as a result of rushing to complete a project without having considered different facets of the problem at hand. 

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 8:46 AM
Computational thinking runs through all aspects and functions of 21st century business. It is an indispensable problem solving skill for web designers who eventually have to represent solutions in a language that computers can understand and process. Remember, computational thinking involves the following steps: Decomposition: breaking down a problem into its component parts. Pattern Recognition: identifying similarities in component parts of a problem. Abstraction: focusing on important general information and leaving aside information that is irrelevant to the solution. Algorithm writing: writing the code that creates the intended solution. Writing step by step instruction that can be read and processed by the computer. The instructions are written using relevant information gathered from decomposing, pattern recognition and abstraction. Evaluation: finding bugs in the algorithm and correcting them to ensure it works without any glitches.
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Liveworksheets.com - Interactive worksheets maker for all languages and subjects

Liveworksheets.com - Interactive worksheets maker for all languages and subjects | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Make interactive worksheets with our free easy-to-use tool. Worksheets that listen, speak, correct themselves and save paper, ink and time.

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12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers

12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Looking for some educational websites to help you with the management of your class instruction? The list below has you covered. These are some some popular web tools we have reviewed in multiple instances in the past which you can use to perform a wide variety of tasks. These include: creating interactive video lessons, collect formative assessment and provide real-time feedback to students, enhance students learning through the use of digital games and flashcards, create online classes and share with students assignments and learning resources, organize students into appropriate learning groups and many more. Links to these websites are under the visual.

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LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation

LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
LiveSlides is a PowerPoint add-in that embeds any web content like YouTube, Vimeo & Twitter Feeds in your presentation. Download our Add-in to embed your content today.

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Mark Arthur's curator insight, February 21, 8:16 AM
(Another) Presentation tool with Kahoot-style interactive functions.This space is getting competitive what with Slidio, Hypersay and now this.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 21, 1:17 PM
I wanted to try this, but it wants me to uninstall PollEverywhere. Since I have no admin privileges on my work computer, I'm hesitant to ask IT to uninstall something and then if this doesn't work well, I will have to go back and get PollEverywhere reinstalled. Anyone have this issue? 
 
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Participate in Digital Learning Day 2018! - Feb. 22 - resources and schedules available here

Participate in Digital Learning Day 2018! - Feb. 22 - resources and schedules available here | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Each year, states, districts, schools, and classrooms across the United States and around the world hold thousands of events to celebrate Digital Learning Day. If you’re planning to participate in …

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abdoss's curator insight, January 29, 9:52 AM
Digital Learning Day is right around the corner!
Janet Lanham's curator insight, January 30, 10:23 AM
All sorts of great ideas for Digital Learning Day in your school library!
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The best screen for every classroom! 

The best screen for every classroom!  | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Quickly get a timer, textbox, noise meter, drawing tool, name picker, work symbols and more. Completely free.

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 25, 5:30 AM
Yksinkertainen ja ilmainen työkalu, jolla voi opettajan ruudulta käyttää esimerkiksi äänenvoimakkuuden mittaamista, jakaa toimintaohjeita, muistuttaa siitä milloin tylskennellään hiljaa tai kuiskaten tai käyttää ruutua piirtoalustana. Ohjevideo löytyy YouTubesta ja sivu on helppo tuunata kutakin tuntia varten nopeasti halutuksi. 
 
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, January 26, 4:32 AM
Ecrã muito útil para uso em sala de aula.
Ramon Pavia's curator insight, January 31, 4:45 AM
Not bad at all. Suitable for hyperactive teachers...
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All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein

All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless via @jackiegerstein | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
A group of teen girls learned to code, solder, sew, and 3D-print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 10:26 AM

Love this! Go girl power!

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Changeable Magnetic Marble Run #makered

Changeable Magnetic Marble Run #makered | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Okay, here we are with yet another marble run, but this one is our favorite one yet!  Actually, I’d say this marble run is equally as cool as the other one we posted recently.  (I’ll discuss the strengths of each at the end of this post for anyone who cares!)

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Collaborative prototyping - exploring computational tinkering with sound | The Tinkering Studio

Collaborative prototyping - exploring computational tinkering with sound | The Tinkering Studio | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
We have been prototyping new computational tinkering activities that explore sound during the past 4 months, working collaboratively with our partners from the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten group and the LEGO Idea Studio.

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Adioma - Make Infographics With Timelines, Grids and Icons

Adioma - Make Infographics With Timelines, Grids and Icons | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Adioma is an infographic maker that automates design for you using visual language and infographic templates. Sign up and create infographics in minutes.

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Turn the iPad® into a Knowledge Creation resource with Inspiration® Maps 

Turn the iPad® into a Knowledge Creation resource with Inspiration® Maps  | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Build students' cross-curricular critical thinking and literacy skills with Inspiration Maps for iPad. Use diagramming, outlining and brainstorming tools to increase student achievement.

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The Future of Work: Will Our Children Be Prepared? - What School Could Be

A test-driven standardized model of education trains children for a world that no longer exists. Accelerating advances in technology are eliminating any job that is routine, leaving millions of young adults vulnerable. This is the Future of Work? What do we need to do to prepare children for this world?

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The Future of Work
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Un vídeo que resume de manera cruda la realidad no del futuro, sino de un presente que la mayoría no quiere aceptar. No habrá lugar en el mundo laboral de los próximos 10 años para jóvenes que sólo tengan educación secundaria. Y muchos profesionales que ahora cursan carreras laborales en las universidades probablemente no sean empleables cuando egresen. ¿Que están haciendo las universidades y el estado al respecto?

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Why Game-Based Learning Works for This Math Teacher - The Journal

When Giulia Bini started using a video game in her high school calculus class, she saw a 100 percent pass rate on testing about limits compared to 80 percent in the previous year; plus, grades rose by 10 percent.

The game she used, Variant: Limits by Triseum, places players on an imaginary planet. To rescue the planet from "imminent doom," they help "Equa," the main character, solve a series of increasingly tough calculus problems.

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Scratch Game Design Curriculum and Professional Development | ScratchEd

Scratch Game Design Curriculum and Professional Development | ScratchEd | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Happy to share this 25-hour game design curriculum originally developed for middle school teachers during Boston STEM Week

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Help your students turn paper images into 3D images via Miguel Guhlin

Help your students turn paper images into 3D images via Miguel Guhlin | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
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Marci Milius's curator insight, March 1, 10:55 AM
What a fun way for students to show what they know.
Wendy Jane Clarke's curator insight, March 2, 6:22 AM
Using technological resources such as this is vital for interdisciplinary unit, cross curricular planning.
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Share with your art & tech ed teacher! VR can happen in ANY classroom!

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Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn't always be believing

All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so accurate they will defy reality.

"You won't be able to tell," said Hao Li, a leading researcher on computer-generated video at USC who founded Pinscreen in 2015. "With further deep-learning advancements, especially on mobile devices, we'll be able to produce completely photoreal avatars in real time."

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Introducing How Computers Work - YouTube

Bill Gates kicks off an introduction to the new series "How Computers Work."

Start learning at http://code.org/


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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences - EdSurge News

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences - EdSurge News | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Educators are constantly challenged to find ways to keep kids’ attention in class when, outside of school, their world is full of all kinds of highly compelling and visually stimulating media. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. BreakoutEDU, for example, is an educational game platform that includes a curated set of physical materials—think padlocks, boxes and invisible ink—and activities across a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Students might sort images annotated with letters by state of matter (solid, liquid, or gas), for instance, revealing a secret code word that gets them one step closer to the goal. BreakoutEDU is a physical game platform, requiring a significant amount of planning and manual configuration—setting combinations locks, writing clues on hint cards, hiding clues around the classroom—and then supervising the activity as the teams go about their game play. 

Augmented reality tools, however, reduce the time and effort required to set up gaming activities while allowing teachers to break through the noise and engage students with the type of immersive content they find in their daily lives. For example, after watching a 10-minute tutorial, Yvonne Rodriguez was able to create her own AR Experience by arranging components—which she describes as “digital LEGOs”—on her computer screen. “It’s just so easy,” says Rodriguez. “I am not a tech-savvy teacher at all. So if I can do it, anyone can do it.”

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All of these have potential in language learning.
 
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These are the best apps you've probably never heard of - The Next Web

These are the best apps you've probably never heard of - The Next Web | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: What’s one app you use a lot that most people don’t know about?

The community responded with over 220 product recommendations. Here are 27 of our favorites—from a plug-in that helps you write better, to a Mac volume booster, to an automated website that tracks just about everything in your life. Read on for more…but be ready to go down an app blackhole for the next few hours. :-)

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Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School

Create Talking Animations With These Free iPad Apps - iPad Apps for School | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Making animated movies is one of my favorite video creation projects for elementary school students. Students love hearing their voices bringing to life an animated character on the screen. You can have students create animations to tell stories from their own lives or to animate short stories that they have written in your classroom. The following three free iPad apps enable elementary school students to create talking animated movies.

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https://goo.gl/x91hJD

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Good resources for ESL or foreign language lessons in general!!
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MIT Teaching Systems Lab to address assessments in maker education

MIT Teaching Systems Lab to address assessments in maker education | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an early-concept grant for exploratory research to the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT .

MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The two-year grant, Beyond Rubrics: Moving Towards Embedded Assessment in Maker Education, will support design-based research in middle school science and engineering classrooms.

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Overview of the Badge List Platform

Overview of the Badge List Platform | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it
Badge List helps educators, companies and professional development orgs create Open Badges to guide learning and recognize achievement.

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Visual Libraries - Free #Images

Visual Libraries - Free #Images | Middle School Computer Science | Scoop.it

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