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John Evans

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning | Edutopia - 5 views

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    Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device.
John Evans

edrethink | Education Rethink: Is Creativity the Next Essential Literacy? - 6 views

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    "The most powerful thing she said was something that education policy makers will ignore at all costs. That is that Creativity is the next essential literacy. Now keep in mind I am just beginning to try and wrap my mind around what that may look like. My first belief in this discussion is that creativity is something that begins at a young age. I also believe that creativity and imagination go hand and hand. When I teach my courses for the college I refer to imagination as a sense of wonder because often people are distracted by the word imagination. This is because it brings up a short time in their life when they were encouraged to imagine. As an education system we ignore imagination and we have quickly weeded out that perceived "unnecessary" tool over the past 20 years. "
John Evans

St. James Assiniboia School Division New Teachers Blog: Great Resources for New (ALL) T... - 1 views

  • This is a blog devoted to new teachers. Whether you are having a tough time with your students or want to share your successes in the classroom,have a question or want to share some reflections, talking with other teachers can be a great help, both professionally and personally. This blog will be the place for collaboration and sharing. We want to also encourage all of our readers to offer advice and share their own stories and experiences. Here we will blog about all things teaching and learning. WELCOME to our blog spot.
John Evans

iOS / Snapshots / Software for Learning - Software For Learning - 3 views

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    "Following further research in the use of mobile devices in other schools, feedback from personal use by staff and considerations around funding in relation to the size of the school, the decision was made to purchase iPods and iPads."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 100 Tips and Tricks for New Teachers - 3 views

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    Last fall I asked readers to contribute to a list of tips for new teachers. I compiled that list and put it together as a Google Docs presentation of 131 tips. This year, I would like to expand the list with more tips from you. If you have a helpful tip for new teachers, be it technology related or not, please consider leaving a comment on this post and I will add it to the presentation. Last year's list is embedded below.
Phil Taylor

New Report Cites Need for More Arts Integration| The Committed Sardine - 1 views

  • “Imagine more science classrooms where kids learned about sound waves by playing the flute, or understood mathematical relationships by creating digital designs,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of the arts at the Knight Foundation. “Integrating arts into our everyday lives and learning is essential.”
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