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Alexis Jackson

Mind Games : Article : Scientific American - 0 views

  • New research shows that video games have great educational potential.
  • Ninety-seven percent of American teenagers regularly play video games.
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      Need to find this study from M.I.T. Education Arcade.
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  • They found that students who went straight to the lecture did not know what to listen for, whereas students who played the game first had better context and greater motivation.
  • M.I.T. Media Lab developed a programming language, Scratch, that enables kids as young as kindergartners to build games. Microsoft has developed a similar tool called Kodu.
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    Incorporating video games into education
Jenny Sommers

Envisioning: Education - 0 views

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    cool visual mapping of future emerging technology
Jenny Sommers

TeacherWeb® - WebQuests - 0 views

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    information about what a webquest is as well as examples and a template
David Pluck

Education - 0 views

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    The Guggenheim New Yorks link to the educators event page
David Pluck

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Learn - 0 views

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    Link to The Metropolitan Museum of Arts educator resources 
David Pluck

Online Tours | Louvre Museum | Paris - 0 views

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    Great resource for art teacher! Online virtual tour of the Louvre. Free online field trip!!
Jay Martinez

Spanish | Learn about Spanish on instaGrok, the research engine - 0 views

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    need help teaching some Spanish?
Michael O'Connor

What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator | Edutopia - 0 views

  • 1. Sense of Priority
  • PBL promotes innovation in education
  • 2. Selflessness
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  • 3. Time and Energy
  • 4. Models
  • But by looking at existing models -- cool stuff that has been accomplished by others before you -- you'll have an idea of what's possible. And of what you might be missing.
  • 5. Willingness to Take Risks
  • prepared for failure.
  • 6. Trust
  • The trust of administrators, colleagues and parents certainly matters. You can lose your job or professional standing without it. But without trust from students, you're just a well-dressed, silly person with your name on the placard by the door.
  • And the innovation will never come.
Garth Holman

4 No-Cost Tools for Educators -- THE Journal - 0 views

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  • Technology doesn't have to be expensive. Just ask John Kuglin, a long-time tech guru who shows educators how to tap into myriad free Web resources that can be used in and out of the classroom
  • Enhanced video production and distribution. Mozilla's Popcorn Maker i
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  • Keeping content on hard drives just isn't an option anymore, according to Kuglin, who points to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Pogoplug.com
Michael O'Connor

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center - 0 views

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    A Journal article on PBL for Middle School History...worth a look through.
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