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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games
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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You? by Sarah Jackson | #apps #edtech | part three of a series exploring mobile learning co-produced by MindShift and Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning.
How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games. Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven
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How to turn your school into a Maker Space - Katrina Schwartz Mind/Shift
Exploratorium Maker Heaven
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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven #MAKE #STEM
Turning School into Maker Haven
turn your classroom into a maker fair
Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started
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Interesting article on how to start experimenting with games and gamification in the classroom #edchat #edtech #ukedchat #games #gamificatio #edubag
An interesting article from mindshift with guidelines about how to get started with gaming as a learning tool in the classroom
Three Awesome Games That Help Kids Make Games | MindShift
Have you used gaming to facilitate learning in your classes? #teachers #learning #education http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/using-games-for-learning-practical-steps-to-get-started/
What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?
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WHAT if teachers were charged with setting school direction???? It may take awhile to come to consensus on tough issues, but teachers at Mission Hill School say the process helps them air out bad feelings that can poison the community.
Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning
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Hone the Top 5 Soft Skills Every College Student Needs
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5 top soft skills for college graduates
Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?
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For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patient #iPadEd
10 Secrets To Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad
Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For
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Teaching Strategies | MindShift - Part 2
When does technology improve instruction? Questions to assess.
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.
Kids create stop motion videos in class. (Brad Flickinger/Flickr)
A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids
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Discussion: This is an interesting article that teachers and/or parents can use to speak with their children about creativity in school. I have used this article in the past to talk to my grade 5/6 students and it was really interesting to see what student think about this. This is a great article to spark a hot debate!
What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?
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Reading can feel like decoding to some students - learn why. What's going on in a person with dyslexia brain
How the dyslexic brain works
Reading can feel like decoding to some students - learn why. Dyslexia explained in an easy to understand video
What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain? http://ow.ly/KUeSw #edchat #dyslexia #spedchat #reading
Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles
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Game usage in the classroom up nearly 25% from 2012. Why? Connection to the curriculum.
How we will learn - Mind Shift's guide to game based learning.
How digital games help teachers make connections to lessons and students
Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age
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The modern marshmallow test
Measuring Students' Self Control: A "Marshmallow Test" for the Digital Age. Credit: Dana Nelson
What's A "Digital Marshmallow Test"? by MindShift - Ingfei Chen http://www.mindmake.com/whats-a-digital-marshmallow-test #mindmake
Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age Great article from MINDSHIFT
Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age Photo Credit: Dana Nelson
Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students
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Roleplay transforms College Carsten Tolkmit/Flickr
Careers- Subversive play
Making Memorable Player Characters in Minutes - Making a new character that you find fun to roleplay can be a lengthy process for many players. You want to have an interesting personality, a backstory to give a hook for adventuring, and something that helps you stand out from the stereotype of your race/class combo... Image by Carsten Tolkmit
When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills
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“When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills” by Jennifer Carey, KQED: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/when-students-get-creative-with-tech-tools-teachers-focus-on-skills/
Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.
Classroom tech works best when teachers stop worrying about devices, and focus on skills
Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership
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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
What to discuss when meeting children's teachers.
How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Your Child's Teacher
Getting ready for Parent/Teacher conferences? Check out this blog post.
How to Make the Most of Your 10 Minutes with Teacher: Parent Teacher Conferences
How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track
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Inquiry based model learning.
Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | KQED News
Regularly looking at student work throughout the creation process article- seems obvious doesn't it?
Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble
Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education
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Despite the focus on specialization, there's still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.
With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?
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A boy plays with a solar-powered computer tablet on Mount Wenchi, Mirab Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. (Courtesy of Tim Freccia/Xprize)
Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences
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Student Led Conferences MindShift
Interesting approach to parents evenings. Is this an approach you think would work in UK schools? #edchat #ukedchat #parents #teachers #students #edubag
Student driven parent teacher interviews.
Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences: teachers asks students "to choose three examples that help them tell their parents a deeper story: one that shows they have recognized both a personal strength and an area in which they are struggling. Most students, he says, have never thought about their learning in this way. Nor have most of their parents."
why students should take the lead in parent teacher conferences
Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences MindShift | September 23, 2014
Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders
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Steps of Happiness bring joy in your life 1. Smile whatever it takes 2. Dance as if no-one is watching 3. Sing as if no one is hearing. 4. Love as if its never going to hurt. 5. Care as if you never expect anything back. 6. Give and forget. Have I missed any step?
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. -Og Mandino
Positive Thought = Happy, Inspired Life
Most children know how to feel joyful and they know it's a choice. Remember running on the beach and wondering HOW your parents could be sitting down eating under umbrellas?
gotta do this at the beach!!
One Teacher Lets Students Prove They’re Trustworthy With Devices
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6 Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning with Teens
Interesting article looking at six motivations that are fueling independent and social learning outside of the classroom #edchat #ukedchat #education #learning
Unplugging Computer Science to Spark Curiosity For Root Concepts
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Easter / Resurrection scavenger hunt for kids to teach the true meaning of Easter - Jesus http://www.leeanngtaylor.com/teach-kids-about-easter/
Babies conceived through #IVF grow into healthy adults.
¿Qué hace feliz a mamá? | Blog de BabyCenter
How to use a range of apps and websites to help your kids improve their social skills.
How do Unschoolers Turn Out?
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Allowing a student more say in their education “enabled them to develop as highly self-motivated, self-directed individuals” ... MindShift on Unschooling
How do Unschoolers Turn Out? Unschooled adults weigh in on how their lives have evolved, including college, career, and overall happiness.
Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider