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List of coding sites for #HourofCode other than great optimal resources @EdTechGSD. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014. 1000+ images about Chromebooks / Google Apps for Education on Pinterest | Teaching, Apps and Classroom. Quick Technology Links for Students, Parents, and Teachers. Joshua Whiting (Midvale, UT)’s review of The Boundless. Lead the Change | Programs | User Experience. Reimagine the experience of education in the information age. Connected Learning Infographic. The Journey of a Student and Chromebook - Waverly-Shell Rock Schools. 10 norms for a 21st Century Tech Department. Do screens have a place in early childhood education? How young is too young for screen time? #g…

Harvard Professor To Send The World’s First “Scent Message” Across The Pond | Co.Design. 5 Suggestions for Better #STEM Education, From Students - Although demand for workers with STEM qualifications has only grown in recent years, a minority of students elect to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in high school and college. To spark a discussion about how US schools can motivate more students to The USA Science and Engineering Festival brought together its youth advisors for a Twitter chat on April 17th.

During the discussion, several themes emerged — suggestions about how to improve STEM education from the very people who stand to benefit from that training. Schools are focusing too much on memorization and not enough on problem-solving, killing student interest in STEM topics early. “It would be great if schools allowed kids to solve real problems, to learn by doing,” said Erik Martin. “My education did not aid interest, or work at all—huge failure there.” In contrast, he says “making games is a great way to get into the tech space!” This semester I took my first-ever Computer Science and Engineering class. OpenEd: an umbrella OER search and LMS. 7-12 Student Interactives. Want to learn more about TED? It's time to register to participate in 30 Days of TED #MOOC.

April 2014 Highlights. Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Adobe Connect The web conferencing solution selected to replace Wimba Classroom, is now available to Utah K-12 Public educators via their my.uen page. Visit the support page to learn more. Anne Frank Educator Guide In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Month UEN recently redesigned the popular Anne Frank Educator Guide.

If you haven't seen it - check it out. App of the Month EarthViewer An interactive App designed for the iPad, lets users explore the Earth's history with the touch of a finger by scrolling through 4.5 billion years of geological evolution. Professional Learning Teaching Channel NEW! USOE Resource Secondary English Language Arts Blog Each week USOE’s Secondary English Language Arts Specialist, Christelle Estrada adds a new blog post. eMedia Features Recommended Series: Climate Science Episode 1: A Sick Planet Episode 2: What is Climate? MHz Worldview 9.2. When you are shy your life is filled with an abundance of untested hypotheses. Are student choice book awards valuable to students? Student Curators: Powerful Learning. MT @BrightBytes: There’s a #MakerFaire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create #Student Makers W/ Apps #… Meaningful Integration: Optimistic About iPads in Schools - DML Central.

Late last year, my colleague Thomas Philip and I discussed why we were so troubled by the ways the Los Angeles Unified School District bumbled its way through adopting iPads for its students. And, as the second largest school district in the country continues to waffle in its plans for students, I’ve been excited about one district’s initiative to meaningfully integrate technology into the school lives of children.

Starting last week, the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado began its “deployment” of iPad minis to students at two middle schools. What will eventually be a 1:1 plan for 6-12th graders by next academic year, I was struck by how the language of this plan sounded so different from the jargon-y rhetoric of LAUSD administrators. In the video below, I speak with the district’s Instructional Technology Coordinator Bud Hunt about the plan and what makes it different. A learning plan vs. a device program Deployment vs. pilot More than an in-school initiative.

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education. What is a hashtag? A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag.

Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase. Who can use hashtags? Anyone. What else do I need to know? Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely. Meeting Times Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day.

If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. Updated: Added #edcamp, #ukedchat Popular Hashtags Trends General Content Areas Literacy iPad.