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Technology summer camp could help you brush up on classroom tech skills this summer @Edutopia http://ow.ly/MziGQ #edtech #edchat #pd
Summertime professional development becomes a little more like camp when the learning happens through hands-on, play-based tech challenges.
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At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy.
Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn't delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront.
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Stanford study finds math games can improve kids' number sense dramatically @jordosh http://ow.ly/MyyUB #edtech #edchat #mathchat
Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play. Of course, [...]
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Lots of educators are using free Google Classroom --60 ways to do so smarter via @TeachThought http://ow.ly/MvLFL #edtech #edchat
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A choose-your-own-adventure approach to making meaning and connections in literature.
A video game that is classified as a storytelling experience is taking the place of traditional text in some classrooms to teach students critical thinking skills.
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Google embeds engineers at historically black universities to increase diversity in #compsci field http://ow.ly/MvzBn #edtech #edchat
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"We need to find a narrative that has at its core a very different valuable thing.”
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?
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Measuring school poverty levels is getting harder and a lot rides on it @hechingerreport http://ow.ly/Mz0FA #edchat #equity
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San Diego gets kudos for innovative integration of #Minecraft into many #commoncore standards http://ow.ly/MyD1l #edtech #edchat
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Lots of educators are using free Google Classroom --60 ways to do so smarter via @TeachThought http://ow.ly/MvLFL #edtech #edchat
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Teachers are grappling with the local issues in their schools and communities, but around the world they face many of the same problems. Globally, children are disengaged, motivated more by fear than love of learning, and comply with demands but lack a vision of the future. Worldwide, teachers know and agree that something is wrong.
Thom Markham offers a set of principles to help educators see beyond immediate reforms to the education system.
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Reflecting on what works and what doesn't with #flipclass when inquiry is the focus @middleweb http://ow.ly/MvBGo #edchat #edtech
History teacher Jody Passanisi reports once again on her flipped teaching experiment again and finds herself "a little less starry-eyed" and more strategic.
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Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian.