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17 Tech Terms Connected Educators Must Know - Edudemic

17 Tech Terms Connected Educators Must Know - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Time to update your virtual vocabulary! These tech terms are important for all connected educators to know about.
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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 10:45 AM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.

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Edmodo Resources for Teachers A Comprehensive Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Edmodo Resources for Teachers A Comprehensive Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

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...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 10:15 PM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, Today, 4:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Growing number of states fund ACT college admission testing for 11th-grade students

Growing number of states fund ACT college admission testing for 11th-grade students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Thirteen states paid this year for 11th-graders to take the exam during the school day. Ten more states plan to follow suit.

 

"The Washington Post (8/19, Anderson) reports that 13 states had mandatory ACT college admission testing of 11th graders this year, with seven more states joining next year in an effort to increase the number of graduates pursuing college. State contracts with the ACT earn reductions that “can add up to millions of dollars a year,” valuable to states where the majority of students already takes the test."


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On teacher pay

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I talk about teaching an awful lot on this site, right?  Enough that there are people who have admitted to me that they regularly skip past posts on the topic.  (Which, for the record, is fine.  I'...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 5:44 AM

There was a time people went into teaching because it was a way to make a difference in the world. It paid well enough probably that it meant teachers remained in the profession. The article has an American view to it and things are done differently in the US, but there are issues in Alberta. For example, I felt the number of part-time teachers was on the increase. This does not stabilize the profession and will force young teachers to reconsider their choices. I met young teachers who held a second job out of necessity.

 

If School is important, does it not make sense that teachers would be compensated fairly?

 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, August 21, 5:54 AM

We complain that classroom teachers don't do enough. We complain that classroom teachers aren't good enough. We do not treat this profession with the respect it deserves because we KNOW there are plenty of good if not excellent teachers who deserve our respect and our appreciation, and who deserve to get paid commensurate with their abilities, their education, their willingness to keep on learning and growing, and their patience in putting up with politicians, far too many school board members, and too many of the public who know so very little about what they actually do.

Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, August 21, 5:55 AM

We complain that classroom teachers don't do enough. We complain that classroom teachers aren't good enough. We do not treat this profession with the respect it deserves because we KNOW there are plenty of good if not excellent teachers who deserve our respect and our appreciation, and who deserve to get paid commensurate with their abilities, their education, their willingness to keep on learning and growing, and their patience in putting up with politicians, far too many school board members, and too many of the public who know so very little about what they actually do.

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Hey, Teachers! You Can Do This! - Cool Cat Teacher

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
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Resources for Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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EJ Morris's curator insight, August 19, 4:05 PM

Great vault of visuals  and images.. I'll be adding some of these images to my website later today..      http://EJMorris.com

A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM
This is extremely helpful.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 20, 4:43 PM

Directorio de fuentes de imagen gratuito

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Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership - Edutopia

Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership - Edutopia | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 4:17 PM

Is it developing trust? Or is it creating an environment where the teacher's work resonates in such a way that trust emerges?

 

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Cutting Through The Fog of Student Achievement

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This post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua I recently had the opportunity to spend two days working with and listening to John Hattie and his team at Visible Learning unpac...


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 4:26 PM

Is there a fog around student achievement? What is student achievement? It seems the fog is purposely placed around the concept so we can continue to have discussions which result in an unending parade of bottom lines.

 

What if captured teacher voice as well?

 

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9 Web Apps to Display All Your Social Network Feeds in One Place

9 Web Apps to Display All Your Social Network Feeds in One Place | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How many social networks do you use to keep yourself updated on what’s happening amongst your circle of friends and news from across the world? Everyday, with

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 17, 10:44 PM

I haven't tried all of these but some look promising especially if you are trying to get a handle on your social networks and manage them in a way that still allows you to have a life instead of them managing you! 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 6:34 AM

Howard Rheingold has coined the term, Infotention (http://www.rheingold.com/university/mini-courses/) and this article helps you make more efficient use of your time.

Michel Müglich's curator insight, August 19, 12:35 PM

Social Media Plattformen aggregiert nutzen - Tools für mein PLE?

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 7:50 PM

In this post Alan November suggests that there are four skills we should teach our students the first week of school. Before reading on, what do you think are the most important skills to teach those first days of the year? What do you teach that first day? Most of us would probably answer the procedures and policies, and perhaps the rules. That is not November's advice. He suggests that we do the following.

1. Power Researching - Studies continue to tell us that students do not know how to search well. They tend to Google the answer. Creating questions that cannot be googles is not easy, but it is necessary that our students have "high level research skills.."

2. Meaningful contributions - Can your class come up with an idea that will make the world a better place? If they can, and you help make it happen, they will make the world a better place.

3. Ask them about their passions - Would you consider giving students time throughout the year to work on a project that they are passionate about?

4. Build a learning ecology - Our students need to know that we are also learners. What did you learn this summer? Share this with your students. He states "we have to teach students to learn to learn."

There is much more on these 4 skills in the post. Think about trying to do one or more of these this year.

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Atlanta student, Chantel Simmons on what #commoncore means to her


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Great Back to School Activity for Digital Citizenship

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"Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens. This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 8:06 PM

In this post Lisa Neilson shares a great activity to help students learn more about digital citizenship.

There are five steps, which begin with the students thinking about their online reputation and coming up with a sentence that describes it in 140 characters or less.

* Students them would then go to Animoto and create a 30 second video using images that help illustrate their sentence (Steps 2 and 3 in the post).

* Videos would then be uploaded to Padlet.

*Have a movie screening so the students can see others work.

There is much more information in the post and I would urge you to check out the link to the New York City Department of Education Social -  Media page for additional resources.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 21, 8:50 PM

Great ideas for a unit that incorporates digital citizenship.

WEAC's curator insight, Today, 12:41 PM

This activity begins with asking students to think about what they want their online reputation to be and come up with a sentence (perhaps 140 characters) indicating who they are online.  

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Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia

Critical Thinking Reources and Downloads - Edutopia | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Whether via classroom discussions, analysis of written text, higher-order questioning, or other strategies, learn and share ways to help students go deeper with their thinking."


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How Higher ed is embracing goals of Common Core

How Higher ed is embracing goals of Common Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"There is a growing list of large-scale K-12/higher education cooperative efforts. Well before Common Core, there were great examples of K–12 and higher education working together to define common academic expectations for students and create a more seamless pathway between the two sectors."


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Proud of the universities in AL who are stepping up to the plate and the collaboration with higher ed.

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On The Raising of Hands: A Short Excerpt - Teach Like a Champion 2.0

On The Raising of Hands: A Short Excerpt - Teach Like a Champion 2.0 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To raise your hand is a critical act that deserves some reflection
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Teach Like a Champion!  Doug Lemov's techniques work. 

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How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 7:59 AM

This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Consider is a quick way to get up to speed on Google's new moves into education. 

Mark Fuson's curator insight, August 14, 2:00 PM

Google classroom seems to be coming strong! Sure would like access to this so I can begin testing it for teachers.

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Patient and Tenacious Teaching

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In the race to complete reports that prove the immediate value-added measures of our teaching, we’ve lost sight of one of the most powerful teaching tools we have: patience.
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4 principles of Student-Centered Learning

4 principles of Student-Centered Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

 

Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the design of learning experiences for students. For example, arguing for a “student-centered approach” to creating curriculum frameworks that center the authentic knowledge needs of each student makes sense, while creating a “student-centered” classroom that gives students little choice in content, voice in product, or a human necessity for creative expression does not. Student-centeredness uses an actual person as an audience, and designs learning experiences backwards from that point.

 

With that in mind, here are 4 principles of student-centered learning to consider as you design curriculum and instruction.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 4:32 PM

The graphic includes a lot about the teacher. Perhaps we should consider a teacher-centred classroom which allows student-centred learning to occur?

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Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch

Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Try this fun Rocket Timer - watch the fuse go down, then blast off! These timers are fun, great for classrooms, and kids and adults alike. Free and full screen!

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Good alternative to Harmony Hollow's Cool Timer

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Math in the Real World: Resources via #ISTE2014

Math in the Real World: Resources via #ISTE2014 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Math in the real world 

Students should be able to apply mathematical concepts to real world issues. In the real world, math doesn't come in a box labeled, "Today you will only use your multiplying with fractions skill." In the real world, students must use critical thinking to solve problems. "


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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, August 20, 11:52 AM

Pensamento computacional também é isto!

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4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes

4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Gwen Little's curator insight, August 16, 6:13 PM

Some beautiful and inspiration quote boards every teacher should follow!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 10:27 PM

Quotes can be helpful when used in non-superficial ways.

 

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

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"Self-reflection is self-assessment, and one of the most significant learning tools we can model for our students. Ultimately, we want our children and adolescents to be the self-assessors of their work, dispositions, and goals. Research repeatedly reports that the difference between good teachers and superior teachers is that superior teachers self-reflect."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 5:53 PM

We ask our students to reflect on their work, but do we ask them to reflect on their social and emotional development? This post from Edutopia looks at the importance of self-reflection in these areas.

The author discusses how the brain is wired to do self-assessment, stating:

'When we teach to a child's or adolescent's brain, we empower that student with the "inner resources" that directly affect his or her ability to pay attention, engage, and create meaningful learning experiences. School culture is simply about relationships, and the brain is relational organ designed to survive, think, and feel.'

She has also uploaded three great documents that you may print out and use with your students. These documents are:

* Self-Assessment Rubric for Social and Emotional Development

* Social and Emotional Development Daily Goals

* Social and Emotional Development Questions for Reflection

Working with social and emotional development as an avenue for self-reflection may be new to you, but to help our students gain this ability to self-assess make create changes in the classroom that lead to students feeling safer.