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14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids Into Genuine Game Designers | Common Sens... - 0 views

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    When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative outlet that fostered their imaginations? More and more games, apps, and websites are letting kids as young as kindergartners create anything they can think of -- and it doesn't have to take a ton of time. Even better, most of these tools don't require kids to be skilled programmers or computer experts to design and build creative, entertaining experiences.

    Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.
John Evans

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn - 4 views

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    23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn http://t.co/vOW1rygjLA #edtech #teaching http://t.co/zymyrU0fhj
John Evans

How to Become a Fascinating Leader | Leadership Freak - 0 views

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    "Fascinating leaders ask questions. The rest are dullards.

    Leaders who don't ask questions are uninteresting, short-sighted, self-absorbed, and ineffective."
Phil Taylor

Using Google Classroom with an LMS | Teacher Tech - 0 views

  • suggest that you always use Google Classroom for students submitting work. This is to maintain a consistency of workflow. Google Classroom allows students to submit any file type.
John Evans

Google Offers A Free Online Computational Thinking Course for Educators ~ Educational T... - 0 views

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    "Google in collaboration with representatives from leading educational and scientific platforms have put together this free online course entitled 'Computational Thinking for Educators' introducing teachers to the importance of computational thinking. The course is particularly intended for educators working with students between the ages of 13 and 18 who are interested in enhancing their teaching with creative thinking and problem solving.'"
John Evans

One million schoolchildren to be given BBC micro computer - Telegraph - 0 views

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    "One million schoolchildren to be given BBC micro computer"
John Evans

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 | edutechchick - 0 views

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    "Teachers have wonderful tech tools to choose from these days. I am positively jealous that many of the tools below did not exist even three years ago when I left the classroom. As the E Learning Coordinator of my division, I get to review and train others on the latest tech tools, which I have to admit, is pretty fun!

    All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely) will be available on your school's network. These tools are best for students in grades 6-12 but the teacher creation tools can be used for any grade/subject level."
John Evans

Kids Are Using Minecraft To Design A More Sustainable World | Co.Exist | ideas + impact - 0 views

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    "If you're going to communicate effectively with young people, it helps to do it in a language and format they understand. Like Minecraft, for instance. One hundred million people already play the Swedish-born game, and even those who haven't played can soon appreciate its build-it-with-blocks vernacular.

    UN-Habitat, the UN's agency for sustainable urban development, has a program to improve public space in developing world cities. It helps build new parks, squares, sports fields, and sidewalks, and promotes the value of public space to local people. Recently, it's used Minecraft to engage young people."
John Evans

iOS Apps on the iPad to support Coding and Robotics - Edgalaxy: Cool Stuff for Nerdy te... - 0 views

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    "The iPad is a great tool for coding.  Particularly for developing the skills and concepts in the junior years around directional language, understanding sprites and developing the building blocks of coding before moving onto traditional desktop coding software.

    Here is a list of great apps on the iPad to assist coding and robotics in the classroom.  If you would like to learn a great deal more about coding and robotics in the classroom I an strongly recommend getting a copy of this excellent eBook."
John Evans

Why the Maker Movement Should Be Here to Stay | IntoEdupassion's Blog - 1 views

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    "I recently had the opportunity to take part in a two-day professional development session with the Children's Museum Makeshop in collaboration with Kickstarter.  Here there were a variety of different of teachers and administrators who had varying levels of experience with making in education.  The commonality: all teachers and administrators wanted to incorporate making into their instruction in a more meaningful way.

    Led by Teresa DeFlitch, we were engaged in a take-apart activity.  In this activity, we were to take apart an everyday item.  Our team selected a children's toy.  During this process, I was reminded of what drew me to making in the first place: the awakening of a curiosity for how things work."
John Evans

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Project Based Learning- 6 Must Read Books ~ Educ... - 0 views

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    "echnology is proved to be an effective means of creating and enhancing a PBL-based culture in and outside class. We have already featured a wide variety of iPad and Android apps that are ideal for a PBL classroom. Today, we are grounding you in the theoretical as well as practical part of project based learning. We have selected for you some great books on PBL designed particularly for teachers and educators.  These reads will definitely help you construct an informed understanding of what PB is all about and guide you towards a better implementation of its ethos in your teaching."
John Evans

From Legos to Maker Labs: Fun and Learning After School | graphite Blog - 0 views

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    "After-school clubs offer both students and teachers the freedom to explore alternative approaches to learning."
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