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Dwayne Abrahams

Four Fun Apps to Help Gamify Your Classroom - 1 views

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    "There are as many definitions of gamification as there are books and Ted Talks about it. My working definition (as applied to education) is pretty simple-gamification is the process of taking something students have to do and turning it into something that they get to do.

    We aren't talking about higher level learning here, but rather a way to take the 'ew' out of 'review.' With this goal in mind, below are four tried-and-true tools to help teachers 'funify' their classroom activities."
Dwayne Abrahams

18 Creative & Useful Ways To Use NFC Tags With Your Android Phone - 0 views

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    "NFC tags can be small stickers, which contain a small unpowered NFC chip. Depending on how the tag is programmed, it can change various settings, launch apps and perform certain actions just by holding your phone close to it. To do this, the tag takes a small amount of power from the smartphone and sends its stored information onto it."
Dwayne Abrahams

NFC Tags Explained - 0 views

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    "NFC (near field communication) is a wireless technology which allows for the transfer of data such as text or numbers between two NFC enabled devices. NFC tags, for example stickers or wristbands, contain small microchips with little aerials which can store a small amount of information for transfer to another NFC device, such as a mobile phone.
    What information can you store ?
    There's a whole set of different data types you can store on an NFC tag. The actual amount of data varies depending on the type of NFC tag used - different tags have different memory capacities. For example, you may choose to store a URL (web address) or a telephone number. A standard Ultralight nfc tag can store a URL of around 41 characters, whereas the newer NTAG203 nfc tag can store a URL of around 132 characters."
Dwayne Abrahams

How to Automate Your Phone for Every Room in the House with NFC Tags - 0 views

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    "This process uses Near Field Communication (NFC), a feature we've talked about once before. You've probably even seen it in commercials, where people share playlists and perform other actions just by touching their phones together. Those uses haven't really caught on, but NFC tags will work anywhere-they're basically tiny stickers, keychains, and other trinkets that perform tasks when you tap them with your phone."
Dwayne Abrahams

Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs - 0 views

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    "Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase."
Dwayne Abrahams

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding on iPad | iGameMom - 1 views

  • Free Essential Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets
  • Khan Academy is an online course site. It’s also available as a free app. There is a section of computer programming lessons. To find the course, you just need go to Subject and click on Computer Programming.
Dwayne Abrahams

ISTE | 10 tips for using social tools with students - 0 views

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    "10 tips for using social tools with students"
Dwayne Abrahams

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos - 2 views

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    "75 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos"
Dwayne Abrahams

Top 7 Websites for Downloading Lesson Plans ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 3 views

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    The author has curated a list of some useful places to start with when looking for lesson plans. The websites included below are the 7 most popular ones the author recommends.
Dwayne Abrahams

All Things Open 2014 lightning talk with Charlie Reisinger | Opensource.com - 0 views

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    "Charlie Reisinger, IT Director at Penn Manor High School in Lancaster Pennsylvania delivers a talk on how we can empower students at all public schools with the elements of the open source way."
Dwayne Abrahams

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - - 2 views

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    "27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated"
Dwayne Abrahams

Sound and Science - 1 views

shared by Dwayne Abrahams on 15 Dec 14 - No Cached
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    amazing blend of audio and visual!
Dwayne Abrahams

AERobot - 0 views

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    "AERobot (Affordable Education Robot) is a low-cost robot designed to introduce students of all ages to the fundamentals of programming and control of robots, with the hope of inspiring them to further pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  We hope that AERobot's low cost ($10.70 including assembly) will enable more students, especially those who could not normally afford to do so, to gain hands-on experience in robotics"
Dwayne Abrahams

An Excellent New Feature for Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 1 views

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    "A few days ago Google released a few interesting updates to its Drive applications. One important update that I want to share with you today is called "Suggested Edits". This new feature is great for collaborative work on Google Docs. Before, when you share a Google document with your collaborators and grant them the editing rights they can edit anything in it. But with "Suggested Edits" you, as the owner of the document, can control this editing process by allowing collaborators to make only suggestions which you can either accept or reject. This new feature is not available on Google Docs for mobile."
Dwayne Abrahams

4 Examples Of The Emerging Edtech Ecosystem - 1 views

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    "3. Code Literacy

    Talented programmers are in demand, and, as a result, there is now a litany of platforms and tutorials that propose to help anyone become a code slinger, often from the comfort of their favorite sofa (and browser). Codeacademy, Raspberrypi, codehs, learnstreet and treehouse are some of the websites that offer a platform to all those out there who intend to learn how to code or just want to enhance their coding skills."
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