8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios
“Digital portfolios have the ability to impact education and student learning in ways that we simply have not been able to do before technology evolved to the level it is at today. This exciting new technological era will change the ways students think and learn, creating digital arenas for sharing work and building on knowledge.”
IMAGES | Visualization and Spatial Reasoning
“Instructional activities and lesson plans for visualization and spatial reasoning
The activities and lesson plans listed here (by grade level) are described more extensively in Instructional Activities and Lesson Plans, where they are listed alphabetically.”
EV3 | Robot Navigation
“A NEW TUTORIAL OF HOW TO USE THE MOTORS HAS BEEN ADDED HERE
“Hello World!” Program
The following steps show how to compile and run a C-native program for the Lego EV3 system, without having to modify the stock firmware. These instructions where tested in Linux (Ubuntu 13.04), but I think a similar process can be used in other Linux distributions or Windows.”
The NXT STEP is EV3 – LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Blog
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Commander for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store
“Robot Commander is the official command app from LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. FREE to download on most smart devices; Robot Commander connects via Bluetooth to the EV3 Intelligent Brick. This easy to use app allows you to interact with your very own EV3 robots without even connecting to a computer! That means you can play instantly”
Mindstorms EV3 Tips And Tricks From The Creator Of Lego Wall-E | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
“The EV3 has got more of everything: Instructions for 17 different robots, a faster processor, larger memory, better servo motors and touch sensors. And a bigger price tag too ($350). One of the biggest breakthroughs is the instruction manual; the paper version has been replaced with an iPad app that lets you rotate the pieces in 3-D. This makes building easier, speedier, and more fun. Lego also introduced a “Robot Commander” app that lets you program and control your creation from a smartphone.”
How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning | MindShift
“seven components to game-play that aptly fit curriculum design.
Challenge is constant
Everything is interconnected
Failure is reframed as iteration
Learning happens by doing
Feedback is immediate and ongoing
Everyone is a participant
It feels like play”
SmartBlog on Education – 20 tenets of responsive leadership – SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs – @SBEducation SmartBlogs
“map — a way of approaching leading as a learner, not from a pedestal or from the stands, but on the ground.”
SmartBlog on Education – The Zen of attention – SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs – via @SBEducation SmartBlogs
“study of the art of paying or getting attention. Contrary to current practice, some of the most ancient and revered teaching techniques involve nothing more than teaching students the deceptively refined art of paying attention.”
8 ways to celebrate National Literacy Month SmartBlogs
“staff members of the Chester School District in N.J., participated in an online book talk. They used Edmodo to discuss the book “Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess. For nearly a month, topics from the book were broken down and best practices shared as it related to passion based teaching.”
‘Game Changer’ contest spotlights innovative science for industrial use | TribLIVE
“uses lasers to precisely measure pollutants and chemicals in water and air, even underground, with a device about the size of a phone. – concerns about water contamination from gas wells, he realized his lasers could work in underground testing wells, too.”
How to Prevent Medical Device Attacks: Encrypt Your Heartbeats | MIT Technology Review
“a person’s heartbeat can be used as a biometric identifier, this one only seeks to ensure that two devices are listening to the same thing at the same time. A future emergency responder wouldn’t need to know the identity of a heart-attack victim, for example, before gaining access and downloading information from the victim’s implanted device. “The heart is very conveniently producing this stream of random bits, and we tap into the stream of bits and make sure we are getting the same signal at the same time”
Engineering a Better Future for Girls – US News and World Report
“Although young women currently make up only 18 percent of engineering majors, there are many bright spots including such disciplines as biomedical and environmental engineering, where in 2011 these fields awarded 39 percent and 44 percent of their degrees, respectively, to women.”
Smartphone attachment detects viruses and bacteria | News | The Engineer
“Researchers at UCLA have developed a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform field testing to detect viruses and bacteria. team that developed the lightweight device.”
Self-Directed Learning: Not Just Choosing a Destination, but Planning the Trip! | Connected Educators
“Research has shown that as children grow, they have an increasing desire for autonomy. Self-directed learning is one way of harnessing that natural desire to help students achieve a meaningful learning experience that will last, and carry on into adulthood.”
Cultivating Intelligence and Talent through a Growth Mindset | Connected Educators
“Mindset—a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck can determine whether a student focuses on improving instead of focusing on how smart he or she is. This session will focus on promoting a growth mindset that fosters student motivation, productivity, and the learning of mathematics. Hosted by LearnBop’s Director of Learning Cindy Bryant, a former member of the NCTM Board of Directors and winner of a Presidential Award for teaching.”
Heather Wolpert-Gawron » Going Paperless: The Digital Binder
“The school got Google Apps for Ed – each kid has his or her own account and that account only permits emailing between those with our district account. Don’t know why, but that’s the way it is.
A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves | MindShift
“There are no teachers. Students learn by solving problems.
“We don’t want to teach them stuff,” he says. “We want them to find solutions on problems, because we don’t know the problem in the future. So we are creating students able to learn by themselves.””
Intend – The Change Reminder App » Six Seconds
“Intend is ideal for people working to create positive change – personally or professionally. We all know it’s easy to set a goal, but difficult to stick with the intention. Intend is your ally! You start with frequent (and random) reminders, and gradually reduce the frequency ‘till you’ve internalized the habit… then go onto another goal!”
Enhance Emotional Literacy: Resources for Learning about Feelings
“Enhance Emotional Literacy – Accurately identifying and understanding feelings.”
Tom Peters – Leaders
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself – Leo Tolstoy
Have our Educational Leaders got the “STUFF”? | allthingslearning
“Leaders love “mess”!
Leaders understand that “it all depends”!
Leaders “do” (and “re-do” – because they make “mistakes” – OMG)!
Leaders create blame-free cultures – and engender trust!
Leaders accept responsibility!
Leaders break down barriers!”
Emotional Literacy for Educators – the 12-step programme! | allthingslearning
“21st Century Learning Specialists, they are also:
Inspirational and Empowering
Connected (and “Connecting”) Relationship Networkers
(firstly) Active Listeners (and then) Authentic Storytellers, and
People who do things that “matter”…”