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35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning

35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Yep! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. Are you using Google Classroom? I have put together a list of 35 Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom, making it even easier to create lessons and announcements with your favorite apps and resources. Last summer, Google opened the API for Google Classroom which means that other applications could connect or integrate more seamlessly with the platform. Translation: more goodies for you and your students! I wish everything connected to Google Classroom! But this is still a new option for developers, so it is not available through every application you use in your classroom. Expect this list of apps to grow a lot in 2016.


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Regular People Who Changed the World, and How You Can Too

Regular People Who Changed the World, and How You Can Too | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Altruism has important evolutionary benefits, say Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
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G4C14: Jane McGonigal / Games for Change in the Year 2024 - YouTube

What will games for change be like a decade from now? Think beyond today's generation of social, mobile, and quest-based games to a world of affordable mains...
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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 | Technology resources for teaching and learning | 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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Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING

Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students.

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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, August 21, 2014 3:35 PM

FYI:  "Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students. Including the ability to add media from YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo, as well as the option to upload your own images, students can create rich and reflective maps of their thoughts, ideas and work."

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Popplet - Mind Mapping

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately- Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately- Free Technology for Teachers | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is full of options that often go overlooked. One of those options is privately sharing videos. To share videos through Google Drive upload them to your Google Drive account, preview them, then share by using the sharing options at the top of the preview screen. The sharing options allow you specify who can access the video. The screenshots below outline the process. (Click the images to view them in full size)."


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:25 PM

Google drive

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, August 22, 2014 11:53 AM

Yes, yes, yes. Google drive and One Drive have some great tools. This is a good tutorial for the process.

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Global Ascendance

Global Ascendance | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world. A week ago, he took this amazing shot, recreating the same framing and perspective ...
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I have been following Seth Dixon on Scoopit for a couple of years now so decided to have a look at his geography education blog. Definitely worth a look - his posts are engaging and relevant for all geography educators (primary and secondary)

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Prezi is a great tool for presenting but structuring your content meaningfully is vital. This short presentation provides some useful tips to follow for your next Prezi.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory

Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Wade provides an overview of current theories of learning and critically analyses connectivism within the context of its predecessors, to establish if it has anything new to offer as a learning theory or as an approach to teaching for the 21st Century.

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Brian Eno On Genius, And "Scenius"

Brian Eno On Genius, And "Scenius" | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Brian Eno had some interesting comments on genius vs "scenius" at the Sydney Luminous Festival: I was an art student and, like all art students, I was encouraged to believe that there were a few gr...
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The teen bloggers who took over the internet

The teen bloggers who took over the internet | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Some of the web's most influential voices now belong to bloggers as young as 13. John Crace investigates the rise of the super young e-scene and profiles its biggest names
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Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Provides a framework for defining and evaluating technology integrationSets a clear vision for effective teaching with technologyGives teachers and administrators a common language for setting goalsHelps target professional development resources effectively
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Connected Learning: Introduction

The first in a series of short animated films based on the Connected Learning report by the Digital Media Learning & Research Hub. Read the report here: http://bit.ly/WHgDvj
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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...
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Hopscotch 2 - Lesson 1

Hopscotch 2 - Lesson 1 | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Hopscotch 2 means better learning You may have read my previous posts on Hopscotch, the iPad app that teachers kids to code. This is an important app doing an important job for the world. They have...
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Engage your students with #MysterySkype

Engage your students with #MysterySkype | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 14, 2014 10:04 AM

Here's an online learning activity that will engage and energize your students. It would be a great back to school project. Skype in the Classroom will help you connect with other tech using teachers for a game based exchanged.


National and international connections are waiting to be made.


Jump in and have some fun.



Dorothy R. Cook 's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:21 AM

Thanks be to you for the post and God for the educational increase.

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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]

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This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:31 PM

Leadership is not easy and certainly not for the faint of heart. It takes guts and courage. Why? Because being authentic takes guts and courage. And leadership is not easy because of the multiple stakeholders, followers, and power brokers with competing agendas that leaders get to dance with.


I like the points made in this article -- that authentic storytelling is critical for a leader's effectiveness. And that it also can help in connecting and working with different audiences while becoming a force for good in the world.


The author being interviewed in this post shares some terrific insights into what authentic storytelling is all about -- along with making the case for how leadership needs to radically change today.


No matter where you are in your career, or the organization you are a part of, the advice here will serve you.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:00 PM

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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CI484-Learning-Technologies - home

CI484-Learning-Technologies - home | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

This instructional design wiki was created by the summer 2011 class of CI484 at University of Illinois-Urbana as part of the Curriculum, Technology and Educational Reform (CTER) Master's program:
Students worked individually and collaboratively to research and evaluate Instructional Design Models, Theories and Methodology. We hope you find this wiki valuable!

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This wiki covers central learning theories and instructional design models; Blooks, Merrill's, the ADDIE model. 

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Learning with 'e's

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Steve Wheelers education blog on: learning, technology, education, social media, internet, mobile, school and teachers.

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Steve is a regular blogger with some engaging and relevant posts for educators.

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Will Ethiopian dam dry up the Nile?

Will Ethiopian dam dry up the Nile? | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (known as Gerd) is now about 30% complete.  Once completed, in three years, it will be Africa's largest hydropower dam, standing some 170m (558ft) tall."


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Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 1, 2014 3:06 PM

In an area fraught with political instability, non state actors, and rebel groups all too willing to fight for power and the wealth that comes from it - it will be interesting to see how the conflicts shift over time as this dam gets closer to completion. Will Egypt attempt to sabotage it or will they take a more diplomatic approach and try to work with the Ethiopian government diplomatically again?  Perhaps Egypt will whisper in to the ear of Sudan or the various "rebel" groups in the region, considering diplomatic means have apparently failed so far. With Sudan's use of the Blue River also going to be affected by Ethiopia's damming, it will be interesting to see if a cooperation between Egypt and Sudan occurs. Perhaps Ethiopia would like to see a deeper conflict between Sudan and South Sudan, keeping their affected neighbor off balance.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:47 PM

It is extremely difficult to divide a river. The Ethiopians will benefit immensely from this project but the Egyptians could lose everything if the Nile dries up. This is going to be a difficult problem to solve.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:45 PM

There is no way the whole Nile river is going to be dried up because of this damn. Ethiopia won't let that happen. To say that the river is going to have the same amount of water in it, thats not going to happen. Obviously the Gerd is going to have a huge impact on the water supply of the Nile but it definitely isn't going to dry up the whole thing!

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George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge - YouTube

George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge - YouTube | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in...
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Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada - YouTube

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal. About TE...
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Teachmeet[Aus} | The official site for Teachmeets in Australia

Teachmeet[Aus} | The official site for Teachmeets in Australia | Technology resources for teaching and learning | Scoop.it
TeachMeets are meetings/un-conferences where teachers share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into teaching with technology.All participants are encouraged to be ready to volunteer an idea, a tool or a website that they have delivered in their classroom.Any teacher can host a TeachMeet, and choose a theme relevant to their practice – participants then offer to present an idea that is related to the theme
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Connected Learning: Anytime, Anywhere, Everyone

We commissioned filmmaker Nic Askew (http://soulbiographies.com/) to make a series of films about connected learning, a new approach to learning designed for our 

 times.

This film examines the overflowing abundance of knowledge, expertise, and social connectivity in the networked age and the power of bringing people together who want to learn together through the internet and social media.

Guided by six learning principles, connected learning is the outcome of a six-year research effort supported by the MacArthur Foundation into how learning, education, and schooling could be reimagined for a networked world.

The film asks: 
‘Might the information age free us to pursue learning centered on individuals and not institutions?’
‘Perhaps each of us has a part to play in the possibility of education?’
‘Might a broader definition and responsibility for education bring us all closer together?’

The interview subject is cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito, a leader in the field of youth, technology, culture and learning; research director of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub; and chair of the Connected Learning Research Network, which is supported by the MacArthur Foundation as part of its Digital Media and Learning initiative 

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