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The power of good questions

The power of good questions | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Asking good questions is the key to fostering curiosity in students -- and perhaps inspiring them to explore and achieve thei -More- In Math Work Stations Debbie Diller presents over 70 stations for grades K-2 on beginning number concepts, addition...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.
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ePals(R) Announces New Common Core Implementation Center - MENAFN.COM

ePals(R) Announces New Common Core Implementation CenterMENAFN.COMWASHINGTON, DC, Nov 09, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --ePals Corporation , an education media company andthe world's leading safe social learning network, today announced...
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Mozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker Badges - WebProNews

Mozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker Badges - WebProNews | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
TechWeekEurope UKMozilla Rewards Digital Literacy With New Webmaker BadgesWebProNews“Digital literacy is to the 21st century what reading, writing and math were to the 20th century — vital to creativity, empowerment and economic opportunity,” says...
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Online PD for Media Making | Edspace

Online PD for Media Making | Edspace | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
For this reason, student media-making projects are an excellent way to introduce these 21st century proficiencies, many of which are also recognized in the Common Core Content Standards for English Language Arts and ...
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Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To

Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Edu-tech innovator Idit Harel Caperton urges us to look at the educational landscape that our growing enthusiasm for the flipped classroom model is actually creating - and how we can make the most of it.
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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
If any Edutopia blogger could dream up making a checklist of checklists, it would be Todd Finley. Teachers, prepare to get organized!
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So what is Common Core? (story, video) - Appleton Post Crescent

So what is Common Core? (story, video) - Appleton Post Crescent | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World ReportSo what is Common Core? (story, video)Appleton Post Crescent... learning at Janet Berry Elementary: SEPT.
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Video Tutorial: The importance of making instruction accessible to all learners

Video Tutorial: The importance of making instruction accessible to all learners | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Former Assistive Technology Specialist Amanda Peters visits with one of her students and discusses the importance of making education accessible to all learners .
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Banned Books

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Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6, 2012) is celebrated each autumn, promoting our freedom to choose, and the importance of the availability of books on all topics and about all viewpoints for those that want to read them.
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E-Vermont launches beginner friendly website design contest to promote digital ... - vtdigger.org

E-Vermont launches beginner friendly website design contest to promote digital ... - vtdigger.org | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
E-Vermont launches beginner friendly website design contest to promote digital ...vtdigger.orgBasic digital literacy is one component of that work. The project began with a stimulus grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.
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Video Tutorial: Determining “Fair Use” for Web Resources

Video Tutorial: Determining “Fair Use” for Web Resources | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Learn about U.S. copyright law , the fair use provision, and how to apply it to online resources for the classroom .
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Why some of the best universities are giving away their courses - The Seattle Times

Why some of the best universities are giving away their courses - The Seattle Times | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Why some of the best universities are giving away their coursesThe Seattle TimesAn MIT graduate named Sal Khan also began experimenting with little YouTube videos that broke math concepts down into simple lessons, using a blackboard and voice-overs...
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3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards

PowerMyLearning doesn't focus solely on the common core, but many of the free educational activities you can choose from address the standards. The site offers lessons and activities for Math, Language Arts, Science, ...
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Murphy: Common Core ELA and Math Videos - Patch.com

Murphy: Common Core ELA and Math Videos - Patch.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Murphy: Common Core ELA and Math VideosPatch.comIn April, Island Trees children in grades 3-8, will take the new common core assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
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TED: Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity - Julie Burstein (2012)

Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss.
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Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

Ten Terrific Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Today, I am running a workshop about using mind mapping and brainstorming tools to help students meet some of the Common Core standards in English Language Arts. Below are some of the tools that we will be using ...
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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy - The Guardian (blog)

School libraries: using data to boost student literacy - The Guardian (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)School libraries: using data to boost student literacyThe Guardian (blog)We all know that the more you read the more fluent you become, which in turn leads not only to increased literacy skills but also to improved attainment in...
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Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween Writing Prompts | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Looking for some writing ideas for kids this month? Look no further than everyone's favorite holiday, Halloween. The following sites have dozens of ideas on how to derive writing inspiration from the Halloween season.
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How the Common Core Changes Everything : Education Next

How the Common Core Changes Everything : Education Next | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
If most states end up using new English language arts and math assessments, calibrated to Common Core standards, at the individual, building, district, and state levels, there will be less cause to press for NAEP (and PISA, ...
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Literacy skills aid in scientific creativity - Oxford Mail

Literacy skills aid in scientific creativity - Oxford Mail | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Literacy skills aid in scientific creativityOxford MailNow they are backing the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, stressing the importance of good reading skills for youngsters throughout their lives and careers.
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Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson Plans - RedOrbit

Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson Plans - RedOrbit | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson PlansRedOrbitThe language arts lessons created for Brush of Truth include Powerpoint presentations, worksheets and teacher answer keys.
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Digital Literacy: Into the cloud - Canada.com

Digital Literacy: Into the cloud - Canada.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy: Into the cloudCanada.comBy Jane Seyd. AT West Vancouver's Ridgeview elementary school, a class of Grade 7 students sits writing about how they spent their summer.
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Write Source: Writing Topics

The best way to learn how to write is to write. Writer’s block often gets in the way, so Write Source provides a list of writing topics and prompts for grades 1 through 12 that can get the imaginatio..
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iPhone or textbook? What literacy means today - Bangor Daily News

iPhone or textbook? What literacy means today - Bangor Daily News | APS Instructional Technology ~ Literacy Content | Scoop.it
iPhone or textbook? What literacy means todayBangor Daily NewsBeing literate involves more than understanding what we read and expressing our thoughts clearly in writing.
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