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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Ng | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News)

Preparing Students for the Computational Future (EdSurge News) | Ng | Scoop.it
This is an edited excerpt from “How to Teach Computational Thinking,” first published by Stephen Wolfram on Sept. 7, 2016.

Pick any field “X,” from archaeology to zoology. There either is now a “computational X”, or there soon will be. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, farmers, whatever—the future of all these professions will be full of computational thinking. Whether it’s sensor-based medicine, computational contracts, education analytics or agriculture—success is going to rely on being able to do computational thinking well.

Computational thinking is going to be a defining feature of the future, and it’s an incredibly important thing to be teaching to kids today. But where does it fit into the standard educational curriculum? The answer, I think, is simple: everywhere!

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, September 14, 2016 3:28 AM
agitprop for the Wolfram language (Has NLP support and much more)
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, September 16, 2016 10:43 AM
This is a concept oftenoverlooked.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 28, 9:16 AM
Preparing Students for the Computational Future
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22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional #Videos 

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional #Videos  | Ng | Scoop.it
We have collected the best video editing software for course creators. We tested and reviewed the most popular software to find the top video editing tool.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 8, 12:02 PM
Jolie liste d'outils pour gérer les vidéos du début à la fin en éducation.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 9, 8:49 AM
22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos
David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 22, 3:38 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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14 Educational Apps to Teach Kids Coding curated by Educators' tech

14 Educational Apps to Teach Kids Coding curated by Educators' tech | Ng | Scoop.it
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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The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding) | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #ModernSociety #STEM

The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding) | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #ModernSociety #STEM | Ng | Scoop.it
There is growing recognition in the education systems around the globe that being able to problem-solve computationally—that is, to think logically and algorithmically, and use computational tools for creating artifacts including models and data visualizations—is rapidly becoming a prerequisite competency for all fields.

In 2012, the U.K. national curriculum began introducing computer science (CS) to all students. Singapore, as part of its “Smart Nation” initiative, has labeled developing CT as a “national capability.” Other countries, from Finland to South Korea, China to Australia and New Zealand, have launched large-scale efforts to introduce CT in schools, as either a part of new CS curricula or integrated into existing subjects. Here in the U.S., former President Barack Obama called on all K-12 students to be equipped with CT skills as part of an “Computer Science for All” initiative in 2016. Most emergent efforts in the US involving CT are currently part of CS curricula, although CT is increasingly seeing integration into STEM (especially science) learning.

 

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Sharon Berman's curator insight, February 26, 4:01 PM
Interesting perspective - great to see that CT can be associated with learning areas other than STEM.
Vivalist's curator insight, March 1, 10:21 AM
Computational Thinking (CT) is "the thought processes involved in understanding a problem and expressing its solutions in such a way that a computer can potentially carry out the solution."

Toys such as the recently Kickstarted Turing Tumble do just this: introduce kids to the notion of algorithms.

It's a very powerful field of studies for kids and grown-ups alike, because it helps understanding what's behind the curtains when it comes to computation.

It teaches how to divide a big problem into bunch of smaller ones that are easier to solve - and this is a solid skill to own.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Innovative Schools Provide Ideas and Inspiration for 21st Century Education

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Innovative Schools Provide Ideas and Inspiration for 21st Century Education | Ng | Scoop.it

"...a number of themes emerge from this diverse group of Model Technology Schools. They are as follows:

1.Student engagement through digital content

2.Motivation and accountability through public nature of work

3.Focus on literacy

4.Internet literacy

5.Data-driven instruction

6.Student-centric classrooms

7.Multimodal learning

8.Project/problem-based learning

9.Collaboration

10.Students as tech support

11.Overcoming staff buy-in challenges"


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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 | Ng | 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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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought | Ng | Scoop.it
Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms.

Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture.

The use of smart phones, tablets, and other tech items in the classroom do not necessarily have to have a negative impact on student achievement. On the contrary, the increasing accessibility and growth of technology presents teachers with the unique opportunity to take advantage of those once distracting gadgets, and use them to facilitate academic achievement in new and innovative ways. In this capacity, teachers do not need to be constantly fighting for student attention, but can freely accept it, by introducing a new educational environment that will automatically encourage student participation.

Below are some resources that teachers may find useful when attempting to implement technology into their classrooms, separated by 5 common areas that are increasingly important for teachers, and for an effective learning environment—Organization, Project Based Learning, Class Management, Presentations, and Assessment.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 8:41 AM
This is a good list to review and use within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Free Higher Ed Update for 2018: 5 of the Best Free College Course Resources | Emerging Education Technologies

Free Higher Ed Update for 2018: 5 of the Best Free College Course Resources | Emerging Education Technologies | Ng | Scoop.it
One of the best things to come out of the web when it comes to education is the offering of free courses, and even free degrees (if your grades earn them), available to anyone, anywhere, from leading universities. Below we have 5 of the best online sources for these types of offerings, compiled by guest writer Ray Bennet.

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Some Helpful Project-based Learning Resources and Apps for Teachers via Educators' Technology

Some Helpful Project-based Learning Resources and Apps for Teachers via Educators' Technology | Ng | Scoop.it
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Carolyn Rowe's curator insight, January 8, 4:08 PM
A useful info graphic on learning tools and resources.
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Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain | Ng | Scoop.it
A theory posits that the all of our thoughts are a function of a basic algorithm, N=2^i–1. This development may be huge for AI, since artificial neural networks operate much like the brain, applying this formula may be the key to true intelligence.

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nukem777's curator insight, January 10, 3:32 PM
sounds like an A.I. Deep Learning overlay to me

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Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students | Ng | Scoop.it
From robots to Minecraft, there are thousands of different ways to introduce programming to your class in fun and interactive ways for the upcoming Hour of Code (December 8-14). While most apps and tutorials do require internet connected computers or mobile devices, it does not mean that schools without this level of technology cannot get involved. In fact, coding with paper can be an even more engaging and meaningful way to introduce students to early programming concepts.

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We Need to Modernize Education. The Clock Is Ticking | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN

We Need to Modernize Education. The Clock Is Ticking | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN | Ng | Scoop.it

Flipping the curriculum could help us meet the demands of the artificial-intelligence era

Technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech are redefining what it means to be human—and employable.

Jobs are disappearing as automation replaces the need for people. New occupations are emerging that demand competencies that can transfer across the multiple assignments workers will experience in their lives. The disappearance of global boundaries presents opportunities—and risks—for all workers.

These changes demand a significant, ambitious evolution in how we prepare students for their future in a world that's increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. We need a relevant and modernized education.

 

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laustenreed's curator insight, March 8, 3:48 PM

Looking into the future Of Distance Education. Is this reality?

Chong Jiaxuan's comment, March 9, 9:58 AM
According to the article, education now focusses more on information and data, followed by understanding and knowledge, and in last place, transfer of expertise. However, in the future, when artificial intelligence becomes common, education needs to focus on transfer of expertise before everything else. I feel that this is rather true. Knowledge of events and subjects might give you a boost in your career, but what is more important is the skills to learn, which is the transfer of expertise. Education needs to shift in order to meet this demand of skills needed in the future.
Julián David Cano's curator insight, March 20, 7:14 PM
It can be evidenced that a lot of aspects of education continue being as traditional as always. Nevertheless, I must highlight that nowadays people are becoming aware about the importance of incorporating technology into the classrooms. Although people are becoming aware, taking advantage of technology to improve the learning process is still a challenge.

This article is really interesting due to the fact that it provides specific examples of skills needed in this century, and that can be achieved through the use of technological devices. Also, this article made me think about my role as a future teacher and the responsibility to start making little changes into the classrooms in order to improve education and contribute positive aspects to it. it is clear that the article makes a direct relationship about technology and education, and how to prepare students to deal with the 21st century skills.
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What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction

What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction | Ng | Scoop.it
What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiated Instruction

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, March 9, 11:04 AM
Clear description of differentiation and the value of thinking about your student when designing lessons.
TatyGoRa ELT's curator insight, March 9, 12:30 PM
So true!
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10 Great Educational Windows Apps for Teachers curated by Educators' tech 

10 Great Educational Windows Apps for Teachers curated by Educators' tech  | Ng | Scoop.it
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10 Great Educational Windows Apps for Teachers curated by Educators' tech
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7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know – via Shelly Terrell 

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know – via Shelly Terrell  | Ng | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 4, 6:21 AM

@ShellTerrell  is always an inspiring writer & educator!

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7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing

7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work | #ModernEDU #ModernLEARNing | Ng | Scoop.it

Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert.

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group, argues that today’s school children are facing a “global achievement gap”, which is the gap between what even the best schools are teaching and the skills young people need to learn.

This has been exacerbated by two colliding trends: firstly, the global shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, and secondly, the way in which today’s school children – brought up with the internet – are motivated to learn.

In his book The Global Achievement Gap, Wagner identifies seven core competencies every child needs in order to survive in the coming world of work.

1. Critical thinking and problem-solving

 

2. Collaboration across networks and leading by influence

 

3. Agility and adaptability

 

4. Initiative and entrepreneurialism

 

5. Effective oral and written communication

 

6. Accessing and analysing information

 

7. Curiosity and imagination

 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 24, 9:02 PM
In his book The Global Achievement Gap, Wagner identifies seven core competencies every child needs in order to survive in the coming world of work. 1. Critical thinking and problem-solving 2. Collaboration across networks and leading by influence 3. Agility and adaptability 4. Initiative and entrepreneurialism 5. Effective oral and written communication 6. Accessing and analysing information 7. Curiosity and imagination
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Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert.

Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard's Change Leadership Group, argues that today’s school children are facing a “global achievement gap”, which is the gap between what even the best schools are teaching and the skills young people need to learn.

This has been exacerbated by two colliding trends: firstly, the global shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, and secondly, the way in which today’s school children – brought up with the internet – are motivated to learn.

In his book The Global Achievement Gap, Wagner identifies seven core competencies every child needs in order to survive in the coming world of work.

1. Critical thinking and problem-solving

 

2. Collaboration across networks and leading by influence

 

3. Agility and adaptability

 

4. Initiative and entrepreneurialism

 

5. Effective oral and written communication

 

6. Accessing and analysing information

 

7. Curiosity and imagination

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com

 

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Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning

Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning | Ng | Scoop.it
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2:55 AM
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Effective+Learning

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 14, 6:58 AM
Always important to reflect on the need to incorporate play in learning processes, regardless of the students' age
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 15, 4:51 AM
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Visual programming language - Wikipedia | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Creativity #LEARNingByDoing 

Visual programming language - Wikipedia

In computing, a visual programming language ( VPL) is any programming language that lets users create programs by manipulating program elements graphically rather than by specifying them textually. A VPL allows programming with visual expressions, spatial arrangements of text and graphic symbols, used either as elements of syntax or secondary notation.

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25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Makerspaces.com | #Maker #MakerED #Creativity #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing 

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | Makerspaces.com | #Maker #MakerED #Creativity #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing  | Ng | Scoop.it
Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive.  In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy.

Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite projects that are great for makerspaces.

Learn how to make a boat out of a soda bottle, create a car from cardboard and many more.

 

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BMO's curator insight, February 6, 9:03 AM

Hartstikke leuk - ook voor volwassenen om eens lekker te experimenteren en leren.

MrBieb's curator insight, February 6, 9:11 AM

Natuurlijk ook leuk voor docenten/medewerkers om thuis met de kinderen te doen! 

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25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018 - TeachThought

25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018 - TeachThought | Ng | Scoop.it
Year to year, the best math resources tend to stay the same, with large platforms like the Kahn Academy being supplemented by well-designed apps like Quizlet and Math Agent.

But each year, a handful of new math apps, websites, and other resources emerge to be useful for elementary school, middle school, high school, homeschooling, and college-prep practice.

Below, we’ve gathered 25 of the top math resources for 2018–a mix of established and all-new tools to support the building of math skills and the grasp of important mathematical concepts.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 11, 10:18 AM
Great resources. Would be better if someone could create a list of resources that uses all formats ISO, Google and Windows
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Top 100 Free Education Sites

Top 100 Free Education Sites | Ng | Scoop.it
Since 2013, Help Teaching has brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites. We're continually updating our list to provide you with the best resources.

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Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology

Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology | Ng | Scoop.it
Here is an updated version of our popular visual ‘Teachers' Favourite Apps’. This is a collection of some useful apps we curated based on your interaction and feedback regarding reviews we share here. The collection is especially useful for teachers new to the 'educational app culture' and are looking for some reliable recommendations to try out in class. We have arranged these apps into four main categories: apps for lesson planning, apps for fostering students creativity, apps for communicating with parents, and apps for creating digital quizzes.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 3:49 AM
Cette liste correspond bien à ce que j'utilise aussi. A retenir.
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25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018 - TeachThought

25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018 - TeachThought | Ng | Scoop.it
Year to year, the best math resources tend to stay the same, with large platforms like the Kahn Academy being supplemented by well-designed apps like Quizlet and Math Agent.

But each year, a handful of new math apps, websites, and other resources emerge to be useful for elementary school, middle school, high school, homeschooling, and college-prep practice.

Below, we’ve gathered 25 of the top math resources for 2018–a mix of established and all-new tools to support the building of math skills and the grasp of important mathematical concepts.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 11, 10:18 AM
Great resources. Would be better if someone could create a list of resources that uses all formats ISO, Google and Windows