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How to Run a Recycled Book Art Workshop - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

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Many educators falsely believe that you can’t start a makerspace without a huge budget.  But some of the best makerspace supplies are free! As part of our new Maker Mondays program, I recently tried out a new activity with my students that went off great.  I only spent around $50 on supplies, most of which I only had to buy because I’m new to the library.

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Thinking on Your Feet

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Standing desks are good for our bodies, but are they good for our minds?

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Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

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Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

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How 5 girls are restoring hope with an app to fight female genital mutilation | Compassion Canada

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Synthia, a Compassion beneficiary from Kenya, joined with four classmates to develop an app to end female genital mutilation—and won second place at Google’s 2017 Technovation Challenge.

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Scared Kids | How to Deal with Fear | Getting Over Fear | Child Mind Institute

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Help scared kids deal with frightening events. Child Mind Institute gives parents tips for handling upsetting news in a healthy way.

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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

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I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun.

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Word Booster

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It gives you a list of words you are likely to look up in the dictionary as far as the given text is concerned, guesses a good dictionary definition for the words along with example sentences. And finally, it also makes a quiz for the words using both the definitions and example sentences. (Of course we give you the answer key too.)


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 2017 12:43 AM

This is a great free tool for creating word lists and vocabulary quizzes from online text. It works within minutes. A great time saver.

Byungin Kim's comment, July 22, 2017 11:32 AM
Hello Nik! I am Andrew, the creator of Word Booster. Thanks for writing about us! We are holding a webinar on Sept. 8th of 2017 at 10:30 GMT, and you could hear the journey of how we have developed Word Booster. (https://forum.oxforddictionaries.com/api/discussion/78/webinar-word-booster-the-making-of-of-the-oxford-dictionaries-api-competition-winner#latest) We won the first prize at Oxford Dictionaries API Contest 2017.
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An Adelaide couple’s platform takes education to new levels

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ADELAIDE education start-up Opentute is here to teach you a lesson — on an adaptable social learning platform they have developed over the past two years.

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The Advantages of Autistic Employees

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A consulting firm recruits people on the spectrum for their focus and problem-solving skills, but some adjustments are required.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, June 28, 2017 6:34 PM

In Australia, there is this group that can help with employment: http://au.specialisterne.com

 

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At 94, Harriette Thompson becomes the oldest woman to run a half-marathon

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The former concert pianist, who became the oldest to run a marathon two years ago, isn't letting her latest cancer treatments stop her for one second.

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Demco Post: 3 Design Challenges for the Low Tech Makerspace

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Design challenges are a favorite tool of mine for inspiring student creativity in makerspaces (that’s why I co-wrote a book about them).  And by using low-tech materials in combination with design challenges, you can easily and affordably inspire student creativity.  Low-tech materials remind us that a makerspace is not defined by the specific materials and tools they contain, but rather by the learning experiences they create for students.

3 Design Challenges for the Low Tech Makerspace
To help make it easier for you to try out low-tech design challenges, I’ve written up prompts (based off the format in the book), supply lists and recommended resources.  Many of the supplies are things you may already have in your makerspace. If you don’t, you can easily source them.

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CS Fundamentals Unplugged Lessons - Code.org

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We've compiled a list of all of our unplugged lessons for you to use in your classroom. Now you can teach the fundamentals of computer science, whether you have computers in your classroom or not! Try using these lessons as a stand alone course or as complementary lessons for any computer science course.

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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift

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As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some point too. And many of us have probably wondered why our students are taking hundreds of pictures of themselves everyday.

Our students are using Snapchat, and what many educators fail to understand about the app is that students are not just taking a picture. They are having a conversation. They are telling a story.

Rather than being reactive about new technology in our classrooms, we should look for ways to be proactive and utilize Snapchat as a learning tool instead of viewing it as a distraction.

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For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

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Exercise changes the workings of new brain cells in ways that may protect against dementia, a study in mice suggests.

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How To Handle Anxiety-Fueled Refusals To Go To School

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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by

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The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time

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More than ever, we need to be intentional about how and when young people use technology in order to make it productive time.


 


Are today’s students spending too much time in front of computer screens? The more important question is: are students engaged in powerful learning experiences and, whenever possible, given voice and choice in what, how, and when they learn? Digital technology can powerfully facilitate this process, if thoughtful adults deploy it wisely. Otherwise, it can be mind-numbing, or worse.


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The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time
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7 Must Have App and Tools for Students With Learning Disabilities

7 Must Have App and Tools for Students With Learning Disabilities | Content Curation | Scoop.it
Good edtech apps can make a real difference to any child’s learning, and they can be particularly helpful for students with learning disabilities. Finding the right app is important: different apps are targeted at different learning needs and styles, and matching the app to the student will always be important.

Happily, there are now apps available to help with challenges that simply weren’t available a generation ago, and a well-chosen app can have a wide-reaching impact on a student’s performance and enjoyment of school. Edtech is changing lives, and student-facing apps can do this in a way that is empowering and improves self-confidence. Here are 7 essential apps for students with learning disabilities:

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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

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I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun.

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What do maker projects look like in each subject area?

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Recently a friend of mine said, “When I think of makerspaces, I don’t think of history classes. I picture areas where kids are playing with toys and stuff.”

This comment resonated with my own experience. The first time I heard about makerspaces, I thought, “That’s awesome and I’d love to have something like that, but I teach social studies.” I had a mental block that kept me from seeing the bigger picture around makerspaces.

So, I started with the most natural tie-in. We did an economics unit where students used design thinking to build a product. After redesigning the space, I realized something:

A makerspace isn’t just about engineering.

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The Periodic Table in Pictures and Words - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne 

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The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures and Words is an interactive site that shows students how each element is used or is present in familiar products. When students click on an element in the interactive display an image of a familiar product or object appears along with a description of the element and its characteristics. For example, if you click on aluminum an image of airplane appears along with a description of aluminum, its uses, and its characteristics.

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How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online

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We must have open conversations with kids so they're able to identify reliable news online.

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Father's heartbreaking letter to daughter he's not allowed to see

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A young father pens an emotional plea to a daughter he's not allowed to see.

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The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed - @ajjuliani

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What is true is that change is constant. It’s also getting exponentially quicker. This is not only in education, but in many fields of work. It’s taken a while for change to pick up the speed with which we now see it in the classroom, but it has always been there.

So, how do we handle this as teachers and school leaders? How can we keep the frustration and desperation from boiling over and hurting all potential progress? More importantly how can we make sure the frustration and desperation does not trickle down to our students and impact their learning experience in a negative way?

Well, we can start with these guiding beliefs:

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 28, 2017 12:52 PM
The teachers I intereviewed spoke about the pace of change and how it could overwhelm them. As well, they spoke about the lack of support during periods of mandated change i.e. new marks programs. They spoke about it was good to gather with other teachers based on age, subject matter, and interests.
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How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators (EdSurge News)

How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators (EdSurge News) | Content Curation | Scoop.it
In her early teaching years, Wanny Hersey learned how hands-on projects—which would eventually become known as “making”— could engage and motivate her English students like nothing she’d seen before. She’d witnessed the heartbreak of watching a one-size-fits-all education system fail to engage students who needed it most. And the joy of nurturing students’ natural desire to solve problems and create.

Design thinking gives purpose to making. It's a problem-solving, action-oriented, human-centered process that we engage in to assist our students in their journeys as makers.
These experiences as a teacher and administrator inspired her to found Bullis Charter school—with both her past and future students in mind. The award winning K-8 public school is focused on design thinking, making, and project-based learning—all of which Wanny believes engage children, and grow their natural curiosity.

Wanny spoke to EdSurge about how making builds empathy, why it’s important to compensate teachers for continuously learning, and her advice for administrators who want to drive change through design thinking.

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Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a makerspace? - Worlds of Learning

Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a makerspace? - Worlds of Learning | Content Curation | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post, I presented the 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace.  These attributes are meant to serve as a guide for school districts and educators as they plan makerspaces for their school communities.  One of those attributes is that GREAT makerspaces are DIFFERENTIATED and effectively meet the needs of mixed-ability learners..

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