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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

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Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:22 PM

It is part of where we might need to go, but does not eliminate the role of teachers. What it means for school is a different question.

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It is part of where we might need to go (Many of us have alreay departed for these shores) AND (not "but") does not eliminate the roles of teachers (it will mean teachers need to think quite differently about what it means to "teach"). What it means for schools is a different question (any more different than the usual demand to get out of the way of shifts in teaching practice and stop delaying change for so,long that it creates many more problems in the long run?)
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Pictures that come to life to explain themselves, created by students who had to understand to be able to create it.

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How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I am by no means a 3D printing expert.  But I do have three 3D printers in my library makerspace (and one in my previous space).  And I have a lot of students who are very interested in learning more about 3D printing.  Some students have built their own 3D printers from kits and love to come hang out and tell me about their latest projects.  Other students have no CAD (computer aided design) experience but are eager to start building. In order to help all of these students better utilize and access our 3D printers, I created a short, Intro to 3D printing session that I teach afterschool every quarter.  It’s essentially an orientation to how 3D printing works, how to create a design and how to get it ready to print.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week Google added a new round of Where in Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? The new game follows up on the popularity of the first Where in Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? that was launched in March. The new game has players help Carmen Sandiego find Tutankhamun’s Mask.
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10 Ways Traditional Classroom Punish Mistakes In Learning - TeachThought

10 Ways Traditional Classroom Punish Mistakes In Learning - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course at Cornell. 

I opted to take an auto-tutorial class that did not require calculus because I was afraid to make math errors. Up until this point, I had never failed at anything.  It was a turning point for me. I had to dispel prior notions of learning to succeed. I accepted that there would be many errors along the way. I relearned the basics I had previously memorized through difficult examples and repeated detailed lab work.

On a broader scale, changing the way we see errors–as natural by-products of the learning process rather than time-costing falters to be avoided–can help us produce better learning outcomes in education.
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Mixed reality is preparing students for the collaborative workforce - eCampus News

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Case Western Reserve is using mixed reality in classes to produce students who are trained for the collaborative workforce.

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Mixed reality can prepare students for the collaborative workforce 

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Case Western Reserve is using mixed reality in classes to produce students who are trained for the collaborative workforce.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Mixed+Reality

 

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Innovate My School - Will the introduction of computer science at primary level prepare children for the 21st century jobs market?

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There’s little doubt that the introduction of computer science at a primary level is a good thing. A working knowledge of IT has become an essential requirement across almost every sector. We can’t do even many of the most basic things about the home without using technology. But here’s the question:
Is the introduction of computer science at primary level enough?

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Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking - Digital Promise

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking - Digital Promise | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world. Integrating computational thinking into activities, lessons, and curricula not only supports building new skills, but also enhances learning and engagement in every discipline.

However, there are still many more educators who do not feel comfortable with computational thinking concepts than those who do.
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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles! | EdNews Daily

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles! | EdNews Daily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
According to a 2018 report by Pew Research, one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. However, Americans are actually reading, they’re just doing it in different ways than the traditional hardcover or paperback format. Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing.   On smartphones.  It’s considered by pundits that the shift in access via smartphones has caused a mutation in content consumption away from only books and long-form reading.  While there are still eBooks being consumed, it is dwarfed by the amount of time people of all ages now spend on short-form reading of “throw away” information that is mostly media articles or social.

This is grave news to educators.  Instinct tells us that less long-form reading is a great loss to culture and even our economy.

Yet there is something to the immediacy of access from smartphones that holds promise.  Inside the mechanisms of software’s ability to fracture content and cost, inside the cultural shift, and inside the human change battle — is the possibility of finding some relief if educators approach smartphones as the greatest leverage for reading gains ever.
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81 Best Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces images | Crafts, Experiments kids, Classroom - Heather Lister @heathermlister

81 Best Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces images | Crafts, Experiments kids, Classroom - Heather Lister @heathermlister | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Explore Heather Lister's board "Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces", followed by 545 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Crafts, Experiments kids and Classroom.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Making animated videos is a great way for students to bring their written stories to life on screen. Those could be fiction or nonfiction stories. Some nonfiction animated video topics include making a video to illustrate a historical event, making biographies, and explaining complex concepts in simple animations like Common Craft does. In the fiction realm you might have students make an adaptation of a favorite story or an animation of their own creative writing. Whichever direction you choose, the following five tools offer good ways for students of all ages to make their own animated videos.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When thinking of ways to support those who are legally blind, two supports often come to mind. Guide dogs and Braille. It's no wonder. Guide dogs provide their owners with a sense of freedom, an increased level of confidence, and a feeling of safety. Blind people who know Braille and use it find success, independence, productivity, and are more likely to find employment.

 
Surprisingly though, of the 1.3 million people in the United States who are legally blind, only about 2% have guide dogs according to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Also surprising is that fewer than 10 percent are Braille readers according to a report from the National Federation of the Blind. Unfortunately, these supports are currently generally reserved for the elite in our society because of cost and access. These are unfortunate statistics.
 
Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population.
 
Five technologies to support the visually impaired and legally blind."

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Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits

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Combining makey makey with paper circuits you can create a piano that works off your computer. Learn about electricity and circuits. Makerspace projects

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 16, 6:03 AM

This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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How Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom - Common Sense Learning

How Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom - Common Sense Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came from a more selfish place: My wife and I were enthralled by the first few episodes of Serial, and I wanted to share our excitement for the amazing story with my students. Like almost everybody, they were hooked by the pilot episode and begged me for more.
I began using other podcast episodes and excerpts as both primary and supplemental texts.

Using Serial turned out to be a huge academic success for a variety of reasons, most of them related to critical thinking, listening comprehension, and the art of storytelling. While I felt guilty that the students weren't doing as much reading from a traditional text, they voluntarily studied maps, evaluated clues, argued with each other, and wrote twice as much in their journals as they previously had. Perhaps most satisfying to me, they were engaging in adult conversations with teachers, parents, and administrators who were listening to the same podcast.
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Soundtrap: Educational Podcasting Application For All Classrooms

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n this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff welcomes Meredith Allen from Soundtrap on the podcast to discuss why teachers are using Soundtrap in their classrooms to teach their students about audio production and podcasting.  
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Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. | EdSurge News

Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is one of the biggest buzzwords in education—it’s even been called the ‘5th C’ of 21st century skills. While it got its start as a way to help computer scientists think more logically about data analysis, lately it’s been catching on with instructors in a diverse number of subjects—from science to math to social studies.

One reason for its emerging popularity? It’s engaging.

“Ask yourself, would you rather get to play with a data set or would you rather listen to the teacher tell you about the data set?” asks Tom Hammond, an associate professor for the teacher education program at Lehigh University, in Pennsylvania. “Most are more interested in getting hands-on, even if it's just looking at the map and saying, ‘What about this?’”

Hammond is a social studies teacher by training with a natural interest in computer science, a subject he’s also taught. Now he’s championing a new approach to his subject that combines computational thinking with data visualization tools, like geographic information systems, or GIS, which pair maps with layers of data—so that users can see, say, election results by county or state borders in the colonial era.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Rivet - A Reading App from Google

Free Technology for Teachers: Rivet - A Reading App from Google | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Rivet is a reading app from Area 120 (a Google property). The free app offers more than 2,000 books for students to read independently. The books are appropriate for students in Kindergarten through second grade (5-8 years old). All of the books provide audio support to students in the form of an option to tap on a word and hear it read aloud. When students tap on a word they will hear it read aloud and can then read a definition of the word. Students also have the option to practice saying the word aloud. When students say a word aloud they get instant feedback on their pronunciation of that that word.
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Data Visualization a must-learn skill today. Here's why

Data Visualization a must-learn skill today. Here's why | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

According to LinkedIn Learning research, new graduates – defined as people six months out of college or less – disproportionately learn data visualization. While this speaks to an immediate need new graduates face, mastering this skill early will give new graduates a huge edge in the workforce.

Because today, data visualization is becoming an absolute must-learn skill. As all organizations become increasingly data-driven, the ability to work with data isn’t a bonus, it’s essential.

To learn more about this topic, we interviewed Bill Shander, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and one of the preeminent experts on data visualization. Here’s what he had to say:


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9 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Using Listicles in Class | EdSurge News

9 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Using Listicles in Class | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Listicles are a humorous way for students to condense and share information through text and images. But how do they work in the classroom? Here's why teachers and students can learn a thing or two (or nine) from BuzzFeed.
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How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math | MindShift | KQED News

How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.
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5 core computational thinking skills that strengthen humanities skills - eSchool News

5 core computational thinking skills that strengthen humanities skills - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Anyone who says you can’t apply computational thinking and digital learning strategies to strengthen students’ writing skills is wrong. To the contrary, this innovative learning style helps students hone critical-thinking skills across every discipline.

In my classroom, I teach students computational thinking through free materials from Ignite My Future in School, a partnership between Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education. I especially enjoy using their Curriculum Connectors, online resources for teachers across disciplines to help their students apply computational thinking techniques.

The core tenets of computational thinking are the building blocks that help my students become better learners and problem-solvers across every area of their work—from all areas of reading and language arts. Here’s how five core computational thinking approaches help my students build stronger critical thinking and writing skills:
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