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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! - Infographic

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! - Infographic | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
  Need some extra verbs? Here you go!           ~Mia

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:58 AM

Learning and teaching are about action therefore verbs are the appropriate words to bring nouns to life i.e. curriculum.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 7, 2014 10:51 AM

Cute!

David Swaddle's curator insight, June 16, 2014 11:28 PM

A nice infographic to keep at hand when writing questions and setting learning objectives.

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Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 28, 2014 9:28 AM

loving the transmedia angle!

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Spell Up: Voice Powered Game - Think Personal Spelling Bee

Spell Up is a new voice-powered game that can help hone your spelling skills. Just speak to play! chrome.com/spellup

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:06 PM

Spell Up is a new Chrome experiment, a game designed for Chrome that allows you to use your voice to spell words, letter by letter. But be prepared, as you spell words you build a tower, and the higher the tower the more difficult the word. One mistake and your tower falls. If you have Chrome check out this free game. Here is a new way for students to practice their spelling and have fun.

This will also work on your Android and a version is available for the iPad and iPhone but you must type the words. To go directly to Spell Up https://spellup.withgoogle.com/

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

"So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place."

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:14 PM

How often have you heard the term digital native or digital immigrant? Are our students digital natives because they were born after digital items were widely available? Does this factor mean that they understand how to use these tools effectively and that they are digitally literate? For me the answer to that is that they do not fully understand how to use digital tools effectively and they are not digitally literate. This is something we need to teach them.

This post does an excellent job looking at this issue. Specifically it looks at these areas:

* Students must learn how to evaluate online content - Think of this as a research skill.

* Students must be able to engage with others online and communicate - Think of this as a communication tool.

* Students need to learn how to create and projects can be digital.

These three areas come together and create the skill sets needed to digitally literate. More information is available about this in the post.

And if you happen to live in the New England area you might consider checking out the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute that will be taking place in at the Kittredge Center in Holyoke, MA from July 8 - 10. Information for this may be found at http://mnli.org/. This institute looks at three cornerstones: Online Content Reading, Online Collaborative Inquiry and Online Content Construction "preparing future-ready teachers."

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:42 AM

A very interesting article that examines whether digital literacy is a surface approach, or something understood clearly by students. I think we could do it a little better, and this involves some extra awareness of these teaching moments when they arrive! For instance, I use the first presentation-style assignment for my Year 7s to teach about plagiarism and referencing online sources. 

Julie Hogarth's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:09 PM

Digital Literacy should be integrated into every day curriculum to be effectively instilled into student thinking and behavior.

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Digital Literacy free learning materials | UK

Digital Literacy free learning materials | UK | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom.

 

Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:30 PM

Foundation to Year 10 resources and lessons from the UK.

J A Jones's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:46 AM

Many of these lessons could be integrated into library instruction.  Also available as free download from iTunes.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:02 AM

Digital literacy tools by grade will guide teachers with choosing technology to suit literacy levels.

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What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

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Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn.

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Timeline.tv is A Great Video Timeline Tool for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Timeline.tv is A Great Video Timeline Tool for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
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Creating a Classroom Studio with an iPad and a Green Screen

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One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazin…
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10 ways to use iBook Author in education - Mark Anderson's Blog

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
"Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does.'
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Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

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“ Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning (Great read.”
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Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Poster Featuring The 7 Essentials of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

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Creating A Classroom Marketplace

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“ A marketplace gets artifacts . . . “things” . . . into the hands of people who need them and rewards the people who create them. The Classroom Marketplace works the same way, and it prepares studen...”
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The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why you can't figure out when and where to stick a comma? It's probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn't anybody seem to use the en dash?

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:10 PM

I still need this!?!

niftyjock's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:57 AM

Finally an infographic tool I can use!

Chad C. Rogers's curator insight, June 20, 2014 9:12 AM

Of note. 

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Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers! | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
Last week, Texthelp announced that a surprise was coming soon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today that surprise was revealed - Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 14, 2014 9:31 PM

ReadWrite Gold for Chrome is a great tool...and is once again free for educators! What does it do?

It is a Chome "extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the Web as well as PDFs, ePubs, and KES files stored in Google Drive." Specific features include:

* Read Aloud that has dual highlighting

* Word prediction

* Talking and picture dictionaries

* Annotations

and much more.

If you already have ReadWrite Gold installed you can upgrade by going to this link: http://rw.texthelp.com/drive/home/RegisterTeacher

If you do not have it yet download the 30 day trial. You may register for the free version afterwards.

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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:30 AM
Nice to have these all in one place!
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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools - TeachThought | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

"Lesson plans can play a vital role in simplifying a teacher’s job, and also can ensure that classes are conducted in a seamless and efficient manner. A good lesson plan can be a great way for teachers to organize activities, highlight areas of focus, experiment with different ideas, and set goals for student achievement. With effective lesson planning, teachers can have a solid diagram to follow in order to stay organized and ensure student success.

 

However, a quality lesson requires time, commitment, and creativity to create. Unfortunately, time is not a luxury that teachers possess; as they already have enough on their plate in addition to the time and focus needed to produce a customized lesson design."

 


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Debra Evans's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:33 PM

Always useful to consider these types of tools

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:04 AM

Lesson planning

Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:47 AM

Take time to discover and get organised before the next parent teacher night!

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10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good iPad Book Creator Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

"Below is an updated list of some powerful iPad apps for creating books that you can use with your students. I have only selected ten of what I think are the best and ideal apps for using with different age groups from kids up to adults. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues."


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:52 PM

Not all of those are free but it is useful to have a place to begin.  

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Just in time for my summative book assignment. Thanks 

joan gavin's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:13 AM

Great resource and nice to see different age groups catered for.

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A Wonderful New Timeline Tool to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful New Timeline Tool to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

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11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads - Class Tech Tips

11 Free Assessment Tools for iPads - Class Tech Tips | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it

"The iPad is a great tool for accessing and creating content.  Teachers can also use this device to collect and organize student work.  Here are a few ways you can turn your iPad into an assessment tool:"


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, February 14, 2014 6:08 PM

My paperless dream. My school is a long ways away, but I try to chip away a little at a time.

Profesor Mills's curator insight, February 15, 2014 4:32 AM

A good collection of assessment tools. Assessment pad looks good

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area - TeachThought | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
"Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does.'
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Challenge INSET

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The first Teaching & Learning INSET of the year was held on Monday 30 September, with the topic of Challenge in lessons under discussion. Staff were able to share ideas for providing challengin...
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Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy

Educational Technology Guy: Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy | 21st Century English Teaching | Scoop.it
The Differentiator is a simple web app that helps you create objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy. You simple click on the thinking skill, content, resources, product, or group tabs and then select what you want the student to do by clicking on the sub categories.
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Rethinking Whole Class Discussion

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“ Whole class discussions are, after lecture, the second most frequently used teaching strategy, one mandated by the Common Core State Standards because of its many rewards: increased perspective-takin”
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