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10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | Building Student Engagement | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
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Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

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Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

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"Gamification" is a strategy that, as we use iPads in the classroom, we could use to increase engagement and challenge students to stretch themselves. As we move to personalizing and differentiating our classrooms with more meaning and purpose, moving away from a deductive points system  could be an important step. 

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Blooms Taxonomy Apps


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While overwhelming to read, this document provides a detailed list of apps and web-based tools that meet and connect to different levels of Bloom's taxonomy. I find this interesting and helpful to see HOW other teachers are using apps. When I get "app overload" and don't see how I could use an app with students for real, engaged learning, coming to this document usually gives me some ideas.

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on google docs spreadsheet. You use Bloom's taxomony to find an app that works on that skill.

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Teacher stuff

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"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there." - Neil deGrasse Tyson #unschool #unschooling
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Think about it. Let's get our students talking. 

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Creating Learning Environments

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A while ago I witnessed students taking computer-based classes passing their tests with ease until I figured out what they were doing. They had two screens open -- one was the computer-based course
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As we ask students to use technology--from internet research to online discussions--we need to consider our goals and what learning outcomes we really want to see. It might be, as we see in this article, that creating more application-based situations will help foster student motivation. In facilitating online discussions, we should consider our goals and what we really want to see: number of posts? Close reading? Or applying a concept or text to a real-world problem?

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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World

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50 Ways To Empower Students In A Connected World (50 Ways To Empower #Students In A Connected World #studentengagement #literacy
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Free Resources for Teachers | Online Student Communication

Our most popular resource, this Do’s and Don’ts guide will help you establish clear expectations for online communication.

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Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Course Discussion

Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Course Discussion | Building Student Engagement | Scoop.it

The Cs of Discussion:

Community

Content

Context

Create and Contribute

Collaborate, Conflict, and Compromise

Culminate

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Some cool ideas for building student confidence, autonomy, and community standards for online discussions!

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Promote Good Digital Citizenship: 10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussion Online | Tech Learning

Promote Good Digital Citizenship: 10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussion Online | Tech Learning | Building Student Engagement | Scoop.it
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Great tips and ideas on building student abilities, understanding, and confidence as they communicate online both in and outside of class.

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Technology's Gender and Race Gaps Start With High School Opportunities

Technology's Gender and Race Gaps Start With High School Opportunities | Building Student Engagement | Scoop.it
The lack of women and minorities in technology fields begins in high school, as members of those demographic groups are underrepresented in tech coursework.

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The careers our students will have will certainly be technology based. And their paths will probably take them through college and training programs where they will need online communication skills.

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