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MakerParent - 1 views

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    Nice collection of STEM project ideas for home (or school), sortable by age, complexity, or expense.
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Greenfoot - 0 views

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    Simple tool that helps students learn to program in Java.
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Busine... - 0 views

  • And yet the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted in the industrial revolution that spawned it, when workplaces valued punctuality, regularity, attention, and silence above all else.
  • Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones
  • In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
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  • We don’t openly profess those values nowadays, but our educational system—which routinely tests kids on their ability to recall information and demonstrate mastery of a narrow set of skills—doubles down on the view that students are material to be processed, programmed, and quality-tested. School administrators prepare curriculum standards and “pacing guides” that tell teachers what to teach each day. Legions of managers supervise everything that happens in the classroom; in 2010 only 50 percent of public school staff members in the US were teachers.
  • Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside
  • There will be no teachers, curriculum, or separation into age groups—just six or so computers and a woman to look after the kids’ safety. His defining principle: “The children are completely in charge.”
  • “schools in the cloud,”
  • as the kids blasted through the questions, they couldn’t help noticing that it felt easy, as if they were being asked to do something very basic.
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    Must. Read. Such a valuable lesson and another example of how we are doing it wrong.
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High Tech Verbs - home - 0 views

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    Wiki with Web 2.0 tools and suggested activities linked to verbs (student outcomes).
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Digital scrapbooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Beeclip EDU - 0 views

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    Tool similar to Glogster, but free for 1 teacher + 30 students. Additionally, presentations can be downloaded and (wait for it) printed!
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How to Summon Your Child's Inner Coder: 10 Questions With Raspberry Pi Inventor Eben Up... - 0 views

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    Interview with the inventor of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton. Some good nuggets and implications for education here.
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YouTube Teachers - YouTube - 0 views

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    Click on the Classroom Videos tab below the featured video to see hundreds of playlists arranged by subject and objective.
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Make iOS and Flash Games with StencylWorks - 0 views

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    Free software lets students design games in Flash or iOS modes. Games can be tested in iDevices or in Stencyl Lite software (Mac only for testing software; all platforms for design). Subscription allows submission to iTunes store.
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OurStory.com - Capture your stories, save them permanently. - 0 views

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    Easy-to-use tool for creating image-based timelines.
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Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo - 0 views

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    Online tool for tracking student behavior with simple points system, cute avatars for students. Think assertive discipline.
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Collaborize Classroom - Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students - 0 views

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    Free online tool for collaborative discussions; includes voting tool, graphing of results, and participation reports
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Google Tools for Schools - 0 views

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    MASSIVE collection of instructional ideas, lessons, sample products, instructions on about 20 different Google tools. Very thorough!
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Teach Parents Tech - 0 views

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    Google site where users can send videos explaining how to do basic technology tasks. 
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Tangipahoa Parish Schools - SMARTBoard Resources - Notebook Files - 0 views

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    Another good collection of Smart board resources, this one from Tangipahoa schools in Louisiana.
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Search Lesson Plans by Keyword and Subject for Your SMART Board - SMART Exchange - 0 views

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    Huge, free gallery collection for Smart Notebook software from Smart Technologies.
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Teachers Love SMART Boards - 0 views

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    Lots of good Smart board discussions, lessons, video tutorials, podcasts.
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Visible Tweets - Twitter Visualisations. Now with added prettiness! - 0 views

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    Another Twitter tweet visualization tool--really nice effects!
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Stribe - Welcome - instantly create a social network on any website, plug and play chat... - 0 views

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    Allows users to create custom social networks and embed them into their own sites.
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