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Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters.

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Got A New iPad? There’s An AppList For That!

Got A New iPad? There’s An AppList For That! | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

Are you getting your first iPad today? There are tons of apps out there, and we’re to help you sort out the best of the bunch. With our handy AppLists and AppGuides, you can find the best apps to start your iPad experience off right!


Via Jon Samuelson, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki, Tom Perran, John Evans
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6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic

6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students.

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iPad Research in Schools - University of Hull

iPad Research in Schools - University of Hull | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

... the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland ...


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5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration

5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

Get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another with these great tools for electronic student collaboration...


Via Grant Montgomery, Petra Pollum, Timo Ilomäki
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50 Tech Tasks For The English Language Classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 Tech Tasks For The English Language Classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
Tasks are wonderfully simple ways  for getting students active and engaged in their learning ( and see my previous post of  50 regular tasks for the classroom.…...

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Darla Grant's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:14 PM

I always like to see innovative ways to keep students engaged.

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10 practical ways to bring gamer superpowers to the classroom

A link-packed presentation with resources for any school that wants to help students learn how to change the world -- through games.

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Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters.

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Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web.

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100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!)

100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!) | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
Even Luddites have to admit the iPhone definitely altered the way humanity interacts with its own devices, making Douglas Adams’ cheeky The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the…...

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Education Technology - theory and practice: Evernote for Teachers

Education Technology - theory and practice: Evernote for Teachers | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

New post: Evernote for Teachers 


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29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about

29 iPad Resources, Tutorials, and Guides Every Teacher Should Know about | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

iPads are being used more in schools. This resource by Med Kharback lists some resources how to start using iPads in your classroom. There are tutorials, tips, and lists of apps. 


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Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads: iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt

Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads: iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

What a fun Back-to-School activity! If you have 1:1 iPads or BYOD, you too can set up an Open House Scavenger Hunt. Check this one out!


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 1:11 PM

Too bad we won't have the iPads ready for this activity in the fall, but maybe we can use this idea in January!  How fun!!

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Top 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Logo Designers

Top 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Logo Designers | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

Logo design is not that easy as it seems and the designers need to do a fantastic job in finding a way to convey the essence effectively with a few lines ...


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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - Edudemic | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. Simply put… the teacher provides videos for homework, while traditional home work is done in class under teacher supervision. Unfortunately this might be just too simplistic of a definition. Possible this is why using the words “simply put” may not be the best practice in explaining anything.

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dianataylor's comment, August 2, 2012 10:27 PM
Sure it's an extensive page - the research section could be better with reference to papers dated back to 1998 and 2001. The section "Resources To Better Understand Flipping the Classroom" is good including info graphics and a good link to J. Gersteins http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/the-flipped-classroom-model-a-full-picture/
Riannon Griffing's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:51 PM

The more you know....

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New Teachers - Free resources from Discovery Education

New Teachers - Free resources from Discovery Education | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
Get IN SHAPE for teaching and stay INSPIRED all the year through...
Whether you're a newbie feeling IN OVER YOUR HEAD or a veteran teacher IN A RUT, you'll find ideas and plans to keep you energized.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Incorporating an Audio Assignment into your Classroom: The PSA

So let’s say you don’t have a ton of experience incorporating audiovisual elements into your writing classroom assignments. Let’s also say that may...

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Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education

Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

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How To Use Game Dynamics In The Classroom | Edudemic

How To Use Game Dynamics In The Classroom | Edudemic | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
RT @TwitClass: How To Use Game Dynamics In The Classroom http://t.co/GQho5D1K #edtech #elearning...

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

Top few still: Twitter, YouTube, Google Docs


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10 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

10 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

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The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

In the coming months, the conversation about the importance of formal writing instruction and its place in a public-school curriculum—­the conversation that was central to changing the culture at New Dorp—will spread throughout the nation. Over the next two school years, 46 states will align themselves with the Common Core State Standards. For the first time, elementary-­school students—­who today mostly learn writing by constructing personal narratives, memoirs, and small works of fiction—will be required to write informative and persuasive essays. By high school, students will be expected to produce mature and thoughtful essays, not just in English class but in history and science classes as well.

 

Common Core’s architect, David Coleman, says the new writing standards are meant to reverse a pedagogical pendulum that has swung too far, favoring self-­expression and emotion over lucid communication. “As you grow up in this world, you realize people really don’t give a shit about what you feel or what you think,” he famously told a group of educators last year in New York. Early accounts suggest that the new writing standards will deliver a high-voltage shock to the American public. Last spring, Florida school officials administered a writing test that, for the first time, required 10th-graders to produce an expository essay aligned with Common Core goals. The pass rate on the exam plummeted from 80 percent in 2011 to 38 percent this year.

 

According to the Nation’s Report Card, in 2007, the latest year for which this data is available, only 1 percent of all 12th-graders nationwide could write a sophisticated, well-­organized essay. Other research has shown that 70 to 75 percent of students in grades four through 12 write poorly. Over the past 30 years, as knowledge-based work has come to dominate the economy, American high schools have raised achievement rates in mathematics by providing more­-extensive and higher-level instruction. But high schools are still graduating large numbers of students whose writing skills better equip them to work on farms or in factories than in offices; for decades, achievement rates in writing have remained low.


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We’re going on a conker hunt! A list of autumn activities. (by Anna Musielak) – Teaching Village

We’re going on a conker hunt! A list of autumn activities. (by Anna Musielak) – Teaching Village | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it

Kids love autumn projects that is why I always incorporate season-related activities into our lessons. Here is a list of autumn activities and crafts I want to try out (or already did) with both – my pupils and my daughter.


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Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation | Chantil's PLN | Scoop.it
When learning is personal, teaching and learning changes. Teachers' and learners' roles change. Last January, we created a chart comparing Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation and a report that explained the difference between these three terms including teacher-centered vs. learner-centered approaches. This chart has been downloaded tens of thousands of times from all over the world and prompted discussions around some of these questions:


* What does personalized or personal learning mean to you?

* How do you see teachers' and learners' roles changing?

* How does a school or district know they are Ready to Transform learning?

* What is Assessment AS Learning?

* Can personalization help close the achievement gap?

* Where are the conversations, models, and examples of personalizing learning?

 

These questions were part of an interview from Patricia Gomes, a reporter from Porvir in Brazil who wrote an article August 12, 2012 about the chart and resulted in an article and infographic in Portuguese. We translated the infographic for our English readers and welcome your comments. 


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MikoAgenda's comment, December 14, 2012 6:16 PM
Genial!