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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
How do you look for educational videos for your classroom? I guess most of us just Google with the keyword and do little research to find out the appropriate video. However, your work will become little easier if you know some of the amazing YouTube channels.

Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:00 PM

This great list is a great way to find good EDU resources on Youtube

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:12 PM

This article shares some excellent YouTube channels useful for the classroom. Any educators care to share their experience with using YouTube in the classroom?

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Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart

Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Computer science education is not a new field. Much of what we know about the pedagogy and content for elementary students comes from Seymour Papert’s research on teaching elementary students to code back in the 1970’s and 80’s. But, as we shift from labs and one-off classrooms to a broad expansion for all students in every classroom K-12, we are seeing changes to how computer science is taught. This means we are working in a rapidly evolving field (insert metaphor of building a plane while flying it). Over time, we have gone from a focus on coding (often in isolation) to a more broad idea of computer science as a whole, and now to the refined idea of computational thinking as a foundational understanding for all students.

Pause. You may be asking, “But wait, what’s computational thinking again?” In her book Coding as a Playground, Marina Umaschi Bers explained: “The notion of computational thinking encompasses a broad set of analytic and problem-solving skills, dispositions, habits, and approaches most often used in computer science, but that can serve everyone.” More simply, you can think of computational thinking as the thought processes involved in using algorithms to solve problems. Sheena Vaidyanathan writes some good articles explaining the differences between computer science, coding, and computational thinking here and here.

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Emerald Code | Get With The Programming!

Emerald Code | Get With The Programming! | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Simone’s always making things to bring her fun ideas and crazy plans to life.  Why not send candy to the whole school by drones, or 3-D print your science assignment? When Simone and her friends, Type-A musician and star student Lana, uber-energetic gaming enthusiast Bevan, and class cutup Jackson, ‘King Of The Meme’—aren’t hanging out in Rowat High School’s MakerSpace, they’re in constant contact on their video chat, ‘Konnect’, in a never-ending group hang. Together, they solve high school problems, make each other laugh – and crack the Emerald Code!

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Awesome time-tracking app transforms life for kids with autism - The Memo

Awesome time-tracking app transforms life for kids with autism - The Memo | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Caring for a child with a learning disability can feel tough.

Conditions like autism or ADHD, in particular, can make even the simplest of daily tasks a challenge.

Now though, Canadian software developer Pierre Séguin has created an app to help make life for kids – and their families – less stressful and more fun.

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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free? Popular Science

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free? Popular Science | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In other cases, volunteers who believe that software should be free will develop open-source alternatives. Between them, you can find free programs to cover just about any computing task.

However, not all free apps are created equal. We've narrowed down the plethora of options to highlight 10 of the finest free alternatives to pricey computer programs.

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8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace

8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Though makerspaces are becoming more mainstream, creating and maintaining one could overwhelm educators who are starting from scratch.

Aside from the technology tools and other resources that make up the space, it’s wise to have a plan in terms of when students will use the space, how it will be shared, where funding will come from, and how students will demonstrate what they are learning.

A makerspace is loosely defined as an area in which people–in this case, students and educators–use creativity, technology and computing to work on different projects and ideas, said October Smith, the K-12 science coordinator in Lamar Consolidated ISD, during a TCEA 2017 session.

Why the maker movement? People who want to make things and share those ideas and creations, Smith said.

“You’re all makers–you produce things each day,” Smith said. “Leonardo DaVinci was a maker. This is not something new. We just talk about it more now.”

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Making a difference with making - Smart Brief

Making a difference with making - Smart Brief | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
If your region is anything like mine, there is a tremendous need for support related to makerspaces. The Maker Movement is one that centers on putting the design of learning, and all that comes along with it, ultimately in the hands of the learners themselves. Whether putting a pre-existing device together, solving a problem through the building of a device or designing a model for something that doesn’t yet exist, making is as much about the process of behind-the-scenes learning as it is about the product being formed.

In truth, making is so much more than re-imagining the tech or shop classes of our past. We’ve learned over the last few years that to appropriately support schools and districts in their journey to make meaning through making, we need to keep in mind a few important ideas.

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How Machines Learn - YouTube

How do all the algorithms around us learn to do their jobs?

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 20, 2017 8:27 AM

Video ilustrativo de como las máquinas con inteligencia artificial aprenden de manera continua

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10 iPad apps for Humanities classrooms

10 iPad apps for Humanities classrooms | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Whilst there are some awesome apps and websites to support generic teaching and learning activities across the curriculum and age bands, there are also lots of brilliant subject-specific apps for y…

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Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators

Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Music and dance teachers who are respected by female pupils should be trained to teach computer science to inspire more girls to pursue a career in the technology sector, educators have said.

More than 150 teachers and schoolgirls recently attended an event at Microsoft’s UK headquarters designed to show young women what life at a technology company was like.

Speaking just weeks after the Government used its Budget to announce significant funding to support the training of Computer Science teachers, Cindy Rose, the chief executive of Microsoft UK, kicked off this year’s DigiGirlz by highlighting the lack of women in the technology sector.

Educators told Microsoft at the event that school leaders needed to create more positive role models in computer science and give them modern classrooms to work in if the UK was to encourage more women to pursue a career in science, engineering, technology or maths (STEM).

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 11, 2017 1:19 PM

 Curious article from Microsoft. Convincing successful dancers and Musically talented women to covertly convert talent into computer and scienc geeks may not be a winning argument guys....This article shows the limits of the male mind to comprehend the mind and motivations of others. Now the STEAM or just STEM debate may be worth bringing up if Microsoft can show how developing programs and engineering for those creative fields opens creative doors and how creative thinking and skills open door for enginneeering teams?

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson via @coolcatteacher 

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson via @coolcatteacher  | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Teachers don't have to be geeks to use coding in elementary and primary grades to teach literacy, problem solving and collaboration. Here's how.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 9, 2017 3:41 PM
My students love this!

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Computational Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom

Computational Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
" I have been integrating coding into my Elementary classroom for the last few years, and I have started to see more and more benefits as students began to think computationally through various challenges. It does take time to teach students how to code, but the benefits are quickly apparent. They learn the iteration process through testing code they have written as it runs on the computer. Failure is simply part of the learning experience and we apply this mentality to other subjects as well. We don’t code everyday in class, we use it when it fits into the curriculum. It becomes a tool that some students use more often than others, for some it is the best way for them to think and design their solution to a problem.

One of the questions I asked myself as an educator was:

“How does integrating coding into a student’s work flow change the way they approach various challenges?”""

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Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online

Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 29, 2017 10:05 PM

Gamification for the WIN!

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Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 

MARÍA TERESA GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ's curator insight, November 22, 2017 7:44 AM
Flowlab está siendo utilizado como material de trabajo en las aulas para desarrollar las habilidades y fomentar la creatividad, creando juegos y compartiéndolos con el resto de compañeros, una nueva metodología  de enseñanza a través de los juegos del siglo XXI en el que el alumnado disfruta trabajando y aprendiendo.
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How to Effectively Introduce Coding and Computational Thinking into Your Classroom

How to Effectively Introduce Coding and Computational Thinking into Your Classroom | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
The inclusion of coding and computational thinking (CT) skills across all levels of education is gaining momentum worldwide. Here at home, the Ministry of Education recently announced a focus on coding and CT skills in our Ontario schools. What follows are recommendations related to how large jurisdictions can adequately prepare our teachers to introduce and foster the development of coding and CT skills in our students.  

These recommendations draw on my experience teaching high school computer science and facilitating professional learning for both practicing and pre-service teachers. They are also based on observations from my work in research projects focused on coding and CT across grade levels. 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 18, 2017 6:36 PM
"These recommendations draw on my experience teaching high school computer science and facilitating professional learning for both practicing and pre-service teachers. They are also based on observations from my work in research projects focused on coding and CT across grade levels."
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Reflecting on #Maker #Experiences with #Reflection #Cards - @JackieGerstein

Reflecting on #Maker #Experiences with #Reflection #Cards - @JackieGerstein | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it

"I’ve discussed the importance of reflection in my Framework for Maker Education; and specifically discussed reflecting on the maker experiences in several of my blog posts:

Reflecting on the Making Process https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/reflecting-on-the-making-process/


The Maker as a Reflective Practitioner https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/the-maker-as-a-reflective-practitioner/


One of my friends and colleagues, Lucie DdeLaBruere, interviewed me and recently blogged about my thoughts and strategies for reflecting on the maker experience in Create Make Learn: March 5 – Reflection as part of Maker Centered Learning http://createmakelearn.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-5-reflection-as-part-of-maker.html?spref=tw

One of the tools I use to facilitate the reflective process is a board game – see below."


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How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App - OSXDaily

How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App - OSXDaily | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too.

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Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy

Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
As a librarian, my goal is to expose students to all forms of literacy. Coding, to me, is just another form.  Teaching coding allows me to integrate multiple disciplines together. Coding is a process just like the research process. That is why it fits so nicely in the library. Additionally, coding teaches problem solving, cooperation, and how to overcome failure.

With all that being said, I do not believe in just coding for coding sake. I feel it should fit within a bigger picture. Combining coding skills with other literacy skills is always my ultimate goal.

Below are a few examples of how I teach coding with early childhood students. Most of these ideas did not start with me. They are a collection of resources from amazing educators that I have learned from.

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

Collaborative prototyping - exploring computational tinkering with sound | The Tinkering Studio | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | 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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Micro:bit Basics for Teachers Part 1 - The Hardware

Micro:bit Basics for Teachers Part 1 - The Hardware | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
At Hackster we know that learning new technologies and tools for use in the classroom can be time consuming and daunting for many teachers. To help with this, we have partnered with the Micro:bit Foundation to create three short, informative video lessons that will give you the confidence to use the micro:bit in your classroom, without wasting time with extraneous details.

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Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education - Digital Promise

Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education - Digital Promise | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it

"Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education. But how do “code,” “computer science,” and, “computational thinking,” fit together? What is motivating their introduction into schools, and how might they change education?

Our new report, Computational Thinking for a Computational World, draws from research and interviews with leaders around the country to answer the essential question: In a computational world, what is important to know and know how to do?

The report describes how computational thinking is both central to computer science and widely applicable throughout education and the workforce. It is a skillset for solving complex problems, a way to learn topics in many disciplines, and a necessity for fully participating in a computational world."


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Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | 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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 12, 2017 1:24 PM

Seem like a natural treasure chest to me! 

Marci Milius's curator insight, December 13, 2017 10:45 AM
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Can't wait to try these.
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The Future of Coding in Schools - Edutopia 

The Future of Coding in Schools - Edutopia  | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 10, 2017 5:41 PM

“La primera pregunta que nosotros deberíamos hacernos es ¿por qué deberíamos aprender a programar? Mucha gente introduce la programación en las escuelas como un primer paso que estimule una futura vocación laboral como programador o incluso científico de computadoras y por supuesto ellos tienen razón que estas oportunidades se están expandiendo rápidamente. Pero esa no es una gran razón para que todos aprendan programación. Muy poca gente termina siendo un escritor profesional, pero nosotros enseñamos a todos a escribir porque es una forma de comunicarnos con otros, de organizar nuestros pensamientos y expresar nuestras ideas. Yo pienso que las razones para aprender a programar son las mismas que las razones para aprender a escribir. Cuando nosotros aprendemos a escribir aprendemos a cómo organizar, expresar y compartir ideas. Y cuando nosotros aprendemos a programar, estamos también aprendiendo a cómo organizar, expresar y compartir ideas en nuevas formas, en un nuevo medio.” (Mitch Resnick, Físico, Doctor en computación y Director del Grupo Lifelong Kindergarten, equipo de aprendizaje permanente en el MIT Media Lab y co-creador del lenguaje Scratch)

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Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students

Coding with Paper: FREE Printable Space Game for Students | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | 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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MakerBot Educators' Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom - via Class Tech Tips 

MakerBot Educators' Guidebook for 3D Printing in the Classroom - via Class Tech Tips  | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
The MakerBot Educators Guidebook: The Definitive Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom contains lots of useful information and 3D printing lessons.

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It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium

It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium | Von der Schiefertafel zum iPad | Scoop.it
Just over ten years ago, Karl Fisch wrote a blog post that has stuck with me through the years. In it, he asked if it was OK to be a technologically illiterate teacher. Even though we’ve learned greatly in the last decade about the merits of using technology to replace teachers, I think Karl’s arguments back then are even more relevant today. In this post, I’ll explain why.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2017 2:00 PM
Part of the literacy that often goes overlooked is that a digital tool is not always the best tool. Teachers are both learners and teachers. To say otherwise misses the point of teaching an learning.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 21, 2017 1:36 AM
Teachers do an amazing job! We need to help those who are uncomfortable with technology to embrace it.