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6 of the Best Hidden Features in Google Chrome - The Gooru Best Resources for Google Apps - 3 views

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    "Google Chrome is actually much more than just a web browser.
    Google has tucked away a lot of hidden functionalities into the Chrome browser. Jotting notes on a built in notepad, playing a dinosaur themed browser game when the wifi is out, and even finding your lost cell phone on a Google map, are just a couple of the cool things most people can do. These are six of our favorite hidden Chrome tricks you can try out right now"
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Minecraft in school? How video games could be the future of learning - CSMonitor.com - 2 views

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    "A new study is the latest to support the use of video games, in particular the popular children's game Minecraft, in classroom learning"
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http://www.acleadersresource.sa.edu.au/index.php?page=bringing_it_to_life - 1 views

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    From Dept of Ed & Child Development, SA. "We have thought deeply about what we value for our students' learning, how this is represented in the learning areas through the essence, and how this essence helps us work with all the components of the learning area.
    In this section we work with our colleagues using the BitL tool to ensure our pedagogy brings the essence of the learning areas to life in the classroom. It helps us engage our learners as scientists, as mathematicians, as historians, and as great communicators - so that they not only know about the important understandings and develop the skills within each learning area, but can bring this understanding to bear in their everyday contexts in powerful ways."
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App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication | Imagine Easy Blog - 2 views

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    "For decades, schools have attempted to build and maintain this crucial bridge to lasting learning. Research shows that the stronger the connection between home and school, the greater the academic achievement can be for students.
    There are some new tools listed here that all educators can leverage to easily maximize parent-teacher-student communication"
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Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch: Android apps for the remembering level of Bloom's - 2 views

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    As always Kathy has Some great advice. First the infographics that set up the ideas and then offers some ideas for apps to assist teachers to use with students
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Why Wolfram Alpha has a place in math and two more game-changing ideas for schools. @co... - 0 views

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    "Students who self-assess are the best? That's what Alan November says. Research shows that students who self-assess their work become top students. What does this mean? Any school can improve with these three things."
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The Learning Innovation Cycle How Disruption Creates Lasting Change - 2 views

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    "In education, most of the talk around disruptive innovation revolves around education technology, owing to the potential scale of these technologies, and desperation of education to revise itself. But innovation doesn't necessarily have to be a matter of economics, as Christensen originally thought of the term, nor of technology, which is the most tempting angle. It can, but there are other disruptors that can lead to innovation that have little to do with either. What might be more interesting than the disruptors, then, might be the process itself. "
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DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures - 0 views

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    "A picture's worth a thousand likes. Or at least more likes than a post without one. Numerous studies have shown that including a profile picture is essential to garnering more page visits, and picture posts are more visible on social media. There's an active online discussion around the perfect avatar or cover photo, but there is no comprehensive guide to visual engagement for your brand's entire social media profile."
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Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now | Horizon K-12 Report | Sc... - 0 views

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    "The annual Horizon report, released June 29 by the nonprofit New Media Consortium, examines the trends and technologies that will shape primary and secondary education over the next five years. It references libraries as being at the forefront of maker spaces, which are among 18 major trends that include the rise of STEAM education: the intersection and importance of science, technology, arts, engineering, and math.
    The Horizon Report broke down challenges to school technology adoption into three categories: "solvable," "difficult," and "wicked," representing a range of difficulty to implement over the next five years. The "solvable" problems reflect what many libraries are already doing, like focusing more on blended learning and STEAM. The "wicked" problems were far more dramatic: shifting toward deeper learning approaches and rethinking the role of school itself."
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Minecraft in Education…Not Just A Game | RafranzDavis.com - 1 views

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    "Minecraft is more than a game. It's like having a blank canvas to do and be anything. It's like having a master key to your greatest adventure.
    The worst thing that can happen if we let kids play is that they will learn much more than our standards sometimes allow. Those who play minecraft know this but the problem is that most people in charge of schools and curriculum do not. So, how can we change that?"
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] - 4 views

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    "According to Churches on his wiki Edorigami, "Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies …" This means the revised Digital Taxonomy verbs listed below are applicable to you facilitating technology use in the modern classrooms.
    We hope you find this infographic of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy verbs useful in your classroom practices. Please feel free to share it with colleagues you feel may benefit from having a list of taxonomy verbs!"
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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom | Technology |... - 1 views

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    "Microsoft, which bought the game's developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a site aimed at teachers, aiming to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and other tips based on Minecraft.
    This site was announced (2015) by Microsoft's vice president of worldwide education Anthony Salcito, complete with a list of some of the ways schools are already incorporating Minecraft into their lessons"
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Yo... - 2 views

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    "PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into collages. From the app you can share your collage to Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, and many other file sharing services. In the video below I demonstrate how to use it without creating a PicCollage account."
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Google Forms: Submitting Drawings | Teacher Tech - 1 views

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    Useful how-to
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Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    A great article about using podcasts for assessment of yr 10 students to demonstrate their understanding of literary concepts
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How To Get Started With Sketchnotes - Smashing Magazine - 1 views

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    "Making your notes more interesting doesn't have to be a huge undertaking. If you think sketchnoting looks fun, Some tips in this post to get you started."
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