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Contents contributed and discussions participated by John Evans

John Evans

5 Fun Broadcasting Projects for Any Classroom - STEM JOBS - 1 views

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    "Incorporate broadcasting projects into your curriculum to help engage students while deepening their STEM knowledge and understanding.

    There is a lot more to the television and radio industries than students realize. By assigning broadcasting projects to students, teachers can begin to make connections between their STEM classes and an industry they are passionate about."
John Evans

Participatory Making - Worlds of Learning - 2 views

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    "Billy's history with littleBits started in 2015 when he heard about littleBits at an ISTE conference and won a free kit later that Summer at an education conference. That fall, Billy applied for a Donor's Choose grant and was able to start his small collection of littleBits which he used with his Gifted and Talented students. Billy slowly built his collection the following year with a donation from the Home and School Association. Students loved exploring and learning with the kits.

    Billy and I were thrilled to as being selected as one of 20 participants in the littleBits Lead Educator program that took place back in May and June of this past school year. As a result, we were one of the very first educators in the world to get the new littleBits Code Kit and had the opportunity to test the kit with their students and create resources and activities to use in the classroom."
John Evans

The Impact of Student-Created Apps | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills-they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence."
John Evans

Why Stubborn Myths Like 'Learning Styles' Persist | EdSurge News - 0 views

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    ""Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

    We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning?

    For years, a stream of articles have tried to dispel pervasive but wrong ideas about how people learn, but those ideas still linger. For example, there is no evidence that matching instructional materials to a student's preferred "learning style" helps learning, nor that there are "right-brain" and "left-brain" learners. The idea that younger people are "digital natives" who use technology more effectively and who can multi-task is also not supported by scientific research."
John Evans

5 robots that are about to revolutionize the workforce - and put jobs at risk - 0 views

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    "When it comes to productivity, humans don't come close to robots. Machines don't need sleep, won't slack off or ask for a raise and generally don't need vacation days so they can sunbathe in Bali.

    According to a study from Oxford University and the Oxford Martin School, 47% of jobs in the United States are "at risk" of becoming "automated in the next 20 years." PwC has similar findings, estimating that 38% of U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence in the next 15 years. And while two-thirds of Americans believe robots will take over most of the workforce in the next 50 years, they're also in denial: 80% say their job will "probably" or "definitely" be around in five decades.

    Here are five robots that are coming to take some jobs from unsuspecting humans:

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John Evans

Download Thousands of Free Music Tracks on YouTube Legally - 0 views

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    "By now, you know that YouTube isn't only for watching cat videos and smartphone voyeurism. If you're smart, it can be your go-to place for learning new skills and finding gems for research.

    But one of the best uses for YouTube is as a source of free music that you can legally download for free and use for all kinds of projects and endeavors.

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John Evans

Learn To Code Day 2017 - Using Data to Solve Problems - 0 views

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    "Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all around us - from Siri on your iPhone to Google Map suggestions, to recommendations for purchases during your Amazon check-out.

    While many of us may think AI and machine learning mean more robots and self-driving cars, at a fundamental level, they are about data - and ways to make meaning of data.

    In this workshop, we'll use a hands-on project based approach to learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives."
John Evans

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science | Time.com - 0 views

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    "I've explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.
    But what makes children - from babies up through the teen years - smarter?
    Here are 10 things science says can help:"
John Evans

Drawing Kids Into Mathematics with Turtle Art - The Construction Zone - 2 views

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    "Let your students amaze you with their mathematical minds as they create art with turtle geometry!"
John Evans

Freedom to Learn | User Generated Education - 0 views

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    "I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. I looked forward to college anticipating that it would be different - more engaging, more interesting, more innovative. I was wrong. My undergraduate education, except for a few bright spots, was just an extension of my K-12 education including more grill and drill with sages on the stages (literally since I went to such a large university); taking notes and taking lots of multiple choice tests. During my freshman year, I thought that if I had one wish, it would be to change the educational system (which has stayed with me ever since). One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn, which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. The big aha for me was that school systems should be focused on helping learners develop the skills for how to learn not what to learn, one that was sorely lacking in most of my K-graduate-level education and a concept and goal that as an educator I've held onto ever since."
John Evans

10 Instagram tricks you probably didn't know - CNET - 2 views

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    "So, you feel like you've moved on from being an Instagram newbie and want to know the more advanced tips and tricks? You've come to the right place. Here's what you need to know to step up your Instagram game."
John Evans

15 apps to power up your productivity | Technology | The Guardian - 3 views

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    "If your working day is being ruined by distractions or admin errors, try these apps to improve your focus, time management and output"
John Evans

Writing Sparks - 1 views

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    "Writing Sparks is a series of inspirational writing challenges for your whole class."
John Evans

Pinterest: Everything you need to know! | iMore - 0 views

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    "If you're looking to learn a little bit about Pinterest before you start pinning everything in sight (and trust me, it can get addictive!) then we have you covered. Here's absolutely everything you need to know about Pinterest!"
John Evans

30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students - BookWidgets - 2 views

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    "I'm always excited when I'm using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I'm organizing things smoothly? I don't know. It just makes me happy.

    And today I'll try to make you happy as well. How is it that this online Post-it board can make your day? How to use Padlet in your classroom? What are the best lesson ideas with padlet? How can you use Padlet in the elementary classroom and in high school? "
John Evans

Beginning the School Year: It's About the Learners Not the Content | User Generated Edu... - 1 views

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    "Too many classes, all grade levels, begin the school year with getting down to academic business - starting to cover content, discussing expectations regarding academic requirements, giving tests, and other academic information provided by the teacher to the students in a mostly one-way communication.  The human or social element is often disregarded.

    I believe that all classes should begin with focusing on having the students make connections between themselves and the educator; and between one another.  I want students to learn about one another in a personal way.  I want to learn about my students so my instructional strategies can be more personalized and tailored to their needs and interests.  Beginning class with a focus on connections rather than content gives learners the following messages:"
John Evans

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy | School Library Journal - 1 views

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    "How can educators teach elementary and middle school students to be critical consumers of news and media? We asked media literacy experts-teachers and librarians-for their best tips. Here's what they had to say."
John Evans

20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ... - 2 views

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    "Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hand-son learning activities. The apps, curated from iTunes App Store's collection called 'Explore Your Creativity', will enable students to create short movies, edit and share visuals and photos, tell stories using a wide variety of multimedia materials, create and learn about music, and draw beautiful sketches to share with others."
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