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34 Signs You're a Type B Teacher - BlairTurner.com - 0 views

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    "Are you a fellow Type B Teacher? I recently started a second instagram account called @TeacherTroubles where I'm meme-ifying all those things you always thought were "just you". These memes all come from that account, so make sure to follow me on instagram if you like this post. (There's also a Teacher Troubles Facebook page!)"
John Evans

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology an... - 0 views

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    "Pokémon Go is a cultural phenomenon that has gained so much in popularity over the last few weeks. This is basically an augmented reality game that you can play through your smart phone. The app uses the coordinates of your GPS to determine your location in the real world and provides you with Pokémon characters to view and catch. 'Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighbourhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there's a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You'll have to stay alert, or it might get away!'"
John Evans

Why Making Is Essential to Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Making is as old as learning itself. While the maker movement may only be about a decade old, the human desire to create dates back to the earliest forms of human activity, from making stone tools to drawing on cave walls (Halverson & Sheridan, 2014; Martinez & Stager, 2014). Thinkers such as Pestalozzi, Montessori, and Papert helped paved the way for the maker movement by stressing the importance of hands-on, student-centered, meaningful learning. Instead of viewing learning as the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student, these thinkers embraced the idea that children learn best when encouraged to discover, play, and experiment.

    More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and kid-friendly coding, making is emerging as an effective way to introduce students to STEM, particularly women and minorities. By incorporating elements of making into the classroom, educators can bridge the gap between what students are passionate about and what they're learning in school.
John Evans

A New Infographic Featuring 30+ Practical Google Search Tips ~ Educational Technology a... - 0 views

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    "Here is a new infographic from Zapier featuring a number of practical tips and tricks to help you conduct effective Google searches. We are adding it to the resources we have compiled in our Google Search Tips' section here in EdTech and mLearning. Some of the things you and your students will get to learn from this visual include: how to get instant answers, drag and drop to search, how to use Google's search tabs and tools, how to search specific sites, how to search internationally, how to use search operators, how to use Google's advanced search pages, and how to tweak Google Search settings."
John Evans

25 of the Best Educational Games For Home and the Classroom - 1 views

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    "Among the many ways to actively engage children in the learning process, educational games are one of the most fun. With so many award winning and cleverly designed games on the market, young children to teens (and even adults!) can develop new skills and reinforce other skills, without even realizing they are learning.

    Board, card, cooperative, puzzle games, and more encourage interactive hands-on learning in a humorous, light hearted environment. In a addition to math, reading, vocabulary, logic, problem-solving, and spelling skills regularly introduced by educational games, turn based and cooperative games foster with social interaction, communication skills, and self confidence.

    Consider adding one of these excellent educational games to your home or classroom collection."
John Evans

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle - 0 views

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    "In a recent post, I wrote about card sorts as a tool to promote mathematical conversations and mentioned the value of "productive struggle" in the math classroom.

    This phrase has recently appeared on the growing list of educational buzzwords that are part of our professional lives these days.

    Although I am personally convinced that productive struggle is a necessary component for student growth, I am less sure of how to successfully implement it my own classroom."
John Evans

9 Enlightening Summer Reads for Math Teachers - 0 views

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    "Summer is upon us, and that calls for books to enjoy while lounging poolside. We asked MIND Research Institute staff to recommend their favorite mathematically themed reads, and their picks run the gamut of genres from sci-fi to psychology. Add a few of these to your summer reading list for completely guilt-free and possibly enlightening pleasure. "
John Evans

Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace | 21 st Century Educational ... - 0 views

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    "Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.  Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on "
John Evans

In San Francisco, preschoolers can now learn STEM with 3D printing and laser cutters - ... - 0 views

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    "A few weeks ago, at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) near San Francisco, 5-year-old Jack Stabenow climbed a step stool to peer into a machine that cuts cardboard with a high-powered laser. The red beam precisely followed a squiggly building design that Jack had just finger-drawn on a tablet computer. Jack's goal was to make a building that could stand up to the wind of a nearby table fan.
    With his cardboard cut, Jack hurried to the assembly area where about two dozen other kids his age labored over teetering, but well-taped, creations. If these first attempts toppled in the breeze, that was to be expected. In fact, back-to-the-drawing-board was kind of the point.
    The kids were learning the cycle of design, prototype, test, and redesign that's a hallmark of engineering."
John Evans

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources | 21 st Cent... - 0 views

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    "Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.  Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on "
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