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The Remind101 Blog

Remind101 Blog

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 19, 8:41 AM

Very cool how-to on using Remind101 with students and PBL. Enjoy!

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The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing

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At the root of all good writing lies an understanding of how sentences are built. In kindergarten, we learn the fundamentals of grammar and the basic concepts of how sentences are constructed. For most of our elementary and secondary training in writing, we are taught simply to improve those grammatical and mechanical skills. A good writer, however, understands the complexities and rhetorical effects of how modifying sentence structure (known as sentence "schemes") improves the flow, interest, a

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 16, 3:05 PM

This is a fantastic re-imagined periodic table for ELA - and why not put it up right next to the original? Great idea for a classroom poster.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 9:38 AM

This is an interesting way to examine the teaching of writing skills.

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media | Edudemic

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A number of very interesting statistics in the article.

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11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education

11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
November, 2014
Twitter is a social network of huge importance for us in education. We have posted several articles about it here inEducational Technology and Mobile...
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 8, 10:03 AM

Keep in mind that Twitter has a "13 + " age requirement for an account. That won't keep those of you in high schools from using these great ideas, though! Enjoy.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, December 9, 1:02 AM

I like.

Michelle Franco's curator insight, December 10, 5:09 PM

Social media sites like Twitter can be seen as distractions, but they can actually be helpful in education. This short yet informative source simply lists several uses that Twitter provides to help educate an individual.

 

Twitter is a form of communication and can be used to hold after class discussions or allow students to create an online community where they can share what they learned. It is also a place where students can ask questions regarding course materials. Using hash tags on Twitter can make it easy for students to focus on specific discussions by creating a unique hash tag for a class or assignment. Links can be posted to share online materials or get feedback on a completed work. Teachers and classes are becoming more modern with the advancement of technology. The Internet allows for students and teachers to communicate outside of the classroom, which enables student to work longer and learn more. Incorporating Twitter in education is another form of extra resource or help for a student who is working on an assignment.

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Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Top 10 eLearning Trends For 2015 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
10 eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 Infographic shows elearning professionals what to follow in the coming year.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 9, 11:16 AM

Comprehensive infographic with some trends to watch for 2015. Interesting information worth thinking about.

Itsdevelopmental's curator insight, December 10, 4:01 AM

A good list  - no surprises here and what has changed from 2013, 2014?

Lucila Pérez's curator insight, December 10, 8:16 AM

Proyecciones 2015 sobre E-Learning: Aprendizaje Personalizado, Gamificación, Realidad Aumentada, Aprendizaje Móvil, entre otros

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Creative Writing App Smash - Learn Moore

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Earlier this month I decided to participate in the Thinglink App Smash Challenge, facilitated by Susan Oxnevad. The goal is to use ThingLink as a presentation tool to demonstrate how to combine the functionality of two or more apps to create, publish and share content. It was more difficult than I thought because I had a hard time narrowing down which apps I wanted to use in my submission. I finally decided on Book Creator because of its cross-curricular nature, and its ability to include various types of media. Here is the flow of the lesson:

Students choose a scene maker app to create an original visual writing prompt
Students upload their image to Book Creator
Add original composition using the text feature
Add narration by recording
Publish final project as e Book or movie

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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, November 28, 2:48 PM

Empowering students comprehension through their active creation!( not Consuming the teacher's creation)

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 5, 8:46 AM

Re-scooped from John Evans' page and well worth it! Great ideas that can immediately be used with students!

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Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Today I am sharing with you a number of useful websites that are particularity designed for younger learners. Yes, finding kids-friendly website is not an easy task and it even becomes harder for those busy teachers and parents who can hardly afford an extra hour or two to conduct online searches. The list below is not comprehensive but it does include some of the best websites for helping kids learn better.

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Heath Detweiler's curator insight, December 1, 2:51 PM

I know some teachers so maybe this will be useful. 

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- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading

- The Things I Did That Stopped A Love of Reading | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 7:27 PM

Choice helps in reading.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Karen Draper's curator insight, November 17, 3:29 PM

I am going to share with my English department.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, November 21, 3:12 PM
It is worth thinking about the classroom practices that really energize readers; this article looks at many standard practices.
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Voiceboard - Future of Presentations

Voiceboard - Future of Presentations | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

VOICEBOARD is a voice and gesture controlled application which helps you give unique presentations.
Use your hands and voice to engage with interactive media, such as 3D models, maps, webpages, to wow your audience.
Jump through content freely using your voice, keeping your audience engaged, without leaving the stage.


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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 30, 12:05 PM

Ponha um anel no dedo, um headset na orelha e prepare-se para uma experiência futurista até com as apresentações mais banais. Voiceboard usa os gestos e a voz para comandar a apresentação dos slides. Tão simples quanto isto.

Voiceboard foi desenvolvido no Reino Unido e tem lançamento marcado para o próximo dia 9. O preço do pack é algo proibitivo por enquanto: 799USD é preço avançado para as primeiras reservas.  Esperam-se reações do mercado a esta inovação.

Mjpa Educación's curator insight, November 30, 7:26 PM
RECURSO INTERESANTE
flea palmer's curator insight, December 1, 7:23 AM

No more having to use a clicker to navigate through slides, therefore making a presentation more natural!  Particularly impressive is the ability to move 3D objects around by just using gestures. 

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

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Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity

Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
November 18, 2014
Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to move the process of whatever you are working on...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 21, 2:57 PM

I'm a sucker for a good Infographic and I really like this one. What a great poster for the classroom!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 21, 6:40 PM

They are simple and do not take us out of our daily routine in many cases.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 8:32 AM

Τόσο απλά!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and ... Continue reading »

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alistairm 's curator insight, November 19, 9:07 AM

Great looking resources here

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15 Incredible Gamified E-learning Assessments

15 Incredible Gamified E-learning Assessments | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This blog post shares about some interactive games that can be used for creating eLearning assessments.Read more ›

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Might be a way to review information.

 

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Antoine Sader's curator insight, November 9, 4:12 PM

Drôle et instructif. 

Selin Carrasco's curator insight, November 11, 9:36 AM

It is interesting how gaming is getting into education.

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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 4, 7:53 AM

"The 9 Key P's"...lovin' it. ;)

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 4, 6:02 PM

Good info as well as good ideas about how to help student "practice".

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, November 5, 6:56 AM

digital citizenship

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 27, 12:14 AM

Shall we play a game?  We all know in our guts that the engagement and learning that takes place in a game is a power force.  How can we connect our content with that itch to play. How can we create an itch to learn?

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- HOTS for Teachers: 25 Top Resources For Higher Order Thinking Skills


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 4, 1:37 PM

From guest blogger Laura Turner comes this great list of resources for HOTS! From articles to websites to Livebinders, there will be something here for everyone. Enjoy!

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
December 7, 2014
When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is now consensus as to what really defines these processes. This...

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Yvonne Krishnan's curator insight, December 9, 4:27 PM

A fantastic infographic that solidifies the differences between these two sought after ways of thinking.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 14, 7:56 AM

Great visualization of the ways we may encourage and nurture thinking.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 19, 12:05 PM

Since we need to be encouraging (and teaching) both kinds of thinks, visuals like these will reinforce the metacognition of our students.

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics

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Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 8:24 PM

Here's a treasure trove of expertly curated resources about Infographics.  Thanks Kathy!

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2:24 PM

I agree that infographics can convey a lot; I need to learn to make them.  

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Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking. We all endorse it. We all want our students to do it. And we claim to teach it. But do we? Do we even understand and agree what it means to think critically?

According to Paul and Elder’s (2013a) survey findings, most faculty don’t know what critical thinking is or how to teach it. Unless faculty explicitly and intentionally design their courses to build their students’ critical thinking skills and receive training in how to teach them, their students do not improve their ski

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Ruby Day's curator insight, December 2, 5:20 PM

The challenge with projects can be getting students to go into depth, think critically about their research - its relevance and the conclusions they draw and apply to the project. Some probing questions in this article to help.

BogDan Wrzesinski's curator insight, December 3, 2:33 AM

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sian etherington's curator insight, December 4, 4:16 PM

Useful insights - particularly that critical thinking skills can't develop in a knowledge vacuum.

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Transcribe - online transcription and dictation software

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Transcribe saves thousands of hours every month in transcription time for journalists, lawyers and students all over the world.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 2, 3:50 AM

Useful tool for transcribing audio recordings from research or listening materials.

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 3, 5:17 AM

Compare to Dragon, etc. Test for use in creating training guides, etc.

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Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly

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Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.


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Roberta Bano's curator insight, November 17, 6:07 AM

beautiful presentations, also interactive

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, November 21, 10:31 AM

Useful

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Preso.tv

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The hassle-free way to broadcast retina-quality presentations on smartphones, tablets, and computers in real-time, anywhere in the world

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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 10:31 AM

This is an amazing way to share files.  I hope they will expand the format to include other file types.  No registration and no account sign up is necessary.  It accepts Word, PDF and Powerpoint files.

Marie Arndt's curator insight, December 3, 6:56 AM

A useful mobile tool for taking your presentations anywhere.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 8:21 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

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Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Great Digital Citizenship Activity for Teens to #SayThanks this Thanksgiving | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Looking for a terrific Thanksgiving week activity that teens will love? Facebook brings us their "Say Thank you" video tool. Students can let Facebook auto generate the video, or they can put some thought into selecting meaningful pictures and posts to customize the video.

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The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - Tech - TIME

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"TIME's list of essential software every iPad owner should download."


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Grant Anderson's curator insight, November 16, 10:02 AM

Some great ideas here!

Desiree Stepaniuk's curator insight, November 16, 11:27 AM

Let's see how many I have already loaded!

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Post-it Plus for Digital Sticky Notes - ClassTechTips

Post-it Plus for Digital Sticky Notes - ClassTechTips | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
There are some great brainstorming and planning apps for iPads (sticky notes, GRID, Popplet) and a new app from the makers of Post-it Notes combines the traditional tool with a digital platform.  Post-it Plus is a super cool app that lets users snap a picture of their post-it notes and the app will recognize each individual sticky.  You can then move them around your screen and organize them into groups.  It’s a great way for kids to collect their stop-and-jots in one place whether they are using post-it notes in Reader’s Workshop or when conducting research for a writing project.

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