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Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress

Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Lucidpress is a slick new service from the same team that developed Lucidchart. Lucidpress is a slick tool for collaboratively creating multimedia documents."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:20 PM

Richard Byrne has explored Lucidpress, a new tool from the creators of Lucidchart (which is one of the best deals around for educators for creating mindmaps) and states "I look at Lucidpress as being the best of Apple's Pages and the best of Google Documents combined into one slick service."

Like Lucidchart this tool is built for collaboration. The site states “receive feedback from coworkers…collaborate with anyone on any browser, anywhere. With live chat, document presence, and commenting, you’ll never have to compile scribbled feedback…”

Educators will be pleased to hear that free accounts are available.

To go directly to the video click through to Richard Byrne's post. To go directly to Lucidpress: https://www.lucidpress.com.

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Teachers praise new standards for classroom learning

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Teachers support new Common Core learning standards, survey says



A poll of more than 20,000 teachers, out today from the children's publisher Scholastic Inc., finds that about three-fourths of teachers think the standards known as Common Core will improve students' abilities to reason and think critically. Only 8% say Common Core will have a negative impact on the classroom as schools retool to comply with the new standards.


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The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections

The Museum of Online Museums: A Curated Catalogue of Fantastic Web Collections | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, massimo facchinetti, Rui Guimarães Lima, juandoming, João Greno Brogueira, Dennis T OConnor
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Mary Clark's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:25 AM

I love browsing museum collections online, and this site has links to some amazing ones I hadn't seen before.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 1:12 PM

The Museum of Online Museums is an online project showcasing a growing catalogue of the most interesting digital museums and online collections of all kinds. 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 4:02 PM
Great post,thanks fr sharing!!!
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8 Useful Note Taking Apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, Or Assessment Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience. It is also among the most troublesome due to its relativity. Rigorous for whom? And more importantly,...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:50 PM

I love and fervently hope number 6 becomes more common!

Mary Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:51 PM

I love and fervently hope for lots of # 6!

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6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic

6 Innovative Ways Students Are Using Technology - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
From blending up all their online and offline courses to integrating iPads into activities outside the classroom, there's a lot happening that you should know about.

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6 Math Apps That Support Common Core State Standards - Edudemic

6 Math Apps That Support Common Core State Standards - Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

There are a number of great new apps available that support Common Core State Standards which make teaching a the new curriculum a breeze


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Top 10 Writing Websites for the Elementary Classroom

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Digital Citizenship Pledge (3-5)

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Students collaborate in creating a digital citizenship pledge outlining their collective social norms for exploring in and interacting with the ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:09 PM

Common Sense Media is a great resource for teaching digital citizenship. A day or so ago I scooped a new song they had created on digital citizenship. This poster is a digitial citizenship pledge, one that you may talk about with your student and have each sign...and it has two extra spaces where you may choose to add one or two new rules. If you click through to their website you will also find a lesson plan on this. Common Sense Media does require  you to log-in to access all their materials (for download) and they have excellent resources.

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:54 PM

a nice tool for elementary?

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

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What's new in Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news. The "audience" for student writing was once the lone teacher

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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:28 PM

Quick tips for all grade levels on how to help students recognize and write for an audience.

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Cognitive Verbs and the Common Core: 5 Steps to Teaching Cognitive Verbs - Ed Leadership

Cognitive Verbs and the Common Core:  5 Steps to Teaching Cognitive Verbs - Ed Leadership | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Love Robert Marzano's work!

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Talking to Parents About the Common Core | Compass Learning Navigator

Talking to Parents About the Common Core | Compass Learning Navigator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

To help educators answer parent inquires, we’ve compiled a list of eight probable questions and potential answers to help you discuss the Common Core State Standards with parents. These discussions can increase parental engagement as parents gain understanding of their children’s educational goals.


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Creating a #UDL Toolbox: My Presentation Tools (Part 2)

Creating a #UDL Toolbox: My Presentation Tools (Part 2) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Matt Bergman of Learn-Lead-Grow


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:36 PM

Matt Bergman describes how he helps his learner built their UDL Toolbox for Presentations. He introduces the tools this fall and then has them use each of them to try out so they can discover what works best for them.  These tools include:

 

> Prezi

> Google Presentations

> VoiceThread

> Domo.GoAnimate

> Wideo

 

Matt has also embedded an audioboo file on this post for those learners who learn best by listening.

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Teacher Support: Most Important Factor for Common Core Success

Teacher Support: Most Important Factor for Common Core Success | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Practices that are helping to create an environment conducive to a successful transition to the new standards.

What all three approaches have in common, according to the report, is an emphasis on making the teacher the center of the transformation by:

First ensuring that the significance of the changeover to Common Core State Standards is understood by teachers in terms of the need for dramatic changes to teaching styles, from drill to exploration;Ensuring that "teachers are at the front of the movement and working together to lead their own improvement toward shared, ambitious goals"; andMaking certain teachers are provided with adequate "structures, time, and resources required to sustain the many years and many cycles of inquiry and improvement necessary to achieve the new bar for student learning" with the understanding that the process of improvement will take place over many years, not overnight.


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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:50 PM

New principals: Are you struggling with the implementation of Common Core?  Don't overlook this very important premise: your TEACHERS are the key to its success!

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10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster]

10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Forgive me, for I am here to destroy your insecurities. Your excuses. The lie that suggests your first draft must be perfect. The illusion that great copy i (Great copy not always born in moment of inspiration.

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Nicholas Rowe's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:14 AM

Just do it !

 

Poster on writing technique with no pictures or imagery - Title says there are 'rules', so we tend to check these out as we write first drafts & don't want to break the law! 1-10 points, straight forward info .... job done  ;-)

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8 Must Have iPad Apps to Boost Students Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Text Complexity Rubric


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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:38 PM

Rubric from NYC schools for determining text complexity

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Personalize Learning Newsletter - September 2013

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:58 PM

Check out the Personalize Learning Newsletter - September 2013 Edition.

This edition of our newsletter shares information on our self-sustaining Personalized Learning System along with other resources, books, and links that you can use as you go on your own journey of personalizing learning for you and your learners.

 

Please share this newsletter with friends and colleagues worldwide!

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A Must Read Guide Entitled " Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders" ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Read Guide Entitled " Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders" ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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10 Novels That Will Cure Your Social Ailments

10 Novels That Will Cure Your Social Ailments | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
At their heart, novels are about how people get on with one another - or fail to.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, September 27, 2013 12:36 PM

I'm not really a fan of oversimplifying literary merit by reducing it all to short lists purporting to have determined the best of the best or the worst of the worst as though individual variables among readers deserve no place in the criteria used to determine the list.  Literary Reading's benefits may come in a more complex mixture that can not be so simplistically determined. 

 

HOWEVER, it is of course interesting to be open to the values and benefits that might be engaging in books we have not read ourselves.

 

But this aside has actually been a digression of sorts. My real interest in this article is that it is not a list purporting to be the 10 Best Novels for preparing students for college and career or for preparing students to be globally competitive. It isn't  that these "trump cards" in the current educational reform conversation aren't important. It's that there are other benefits of literary reading that are just as important, and perhaps are at times quite a bit more important than the three trump cards.

 

Why is it that we can not pass gun control in a country where more than 70% of the citizenry wants some serious attention paid and they/we want it NOW?

 

Why is it that divorce rates are so high? Child abandonment and/or abuse is so high? So many people cause so much pain and suffering because of their anger management issues? Bullying is rampant among youth?

 

The list is immense, but perhaps at the heart of many of our social problems is that we are so focused upon criteria directly related to future economic success and security, important as they may be, that we are avoiding / ignoring / oblivious to the proverbial elephant in the room. We may be under-valuing the importance of educating our children in the area of being humane beings with an "e."

 

Our focus our attention upon preparing our students with skill sets important for what they want to do professionally, for example when we place significant attention on the importance of STEM education, we may be causing a de facto "trimming of attention" to the arts, whose benefit is often more impactful in their attention to contemplating what kind of persons we want to be in our equally if not more important roles as friend, parents, spouses, neighbors, and even as co-existing neighbors at the global level. 

 

We want our students to prepare to be good employees and productive citizens. And, developing the appropriate skill-sets for those roles should be important considerations in our curricula.

 

But we also ought to want to be having our students explore the great questions such as whether or not they really want to be bullies or mean girls; believers in fair-play or willing to side-step the social rules to gain personal advantage, global citizens or "we're-number-one-so-who-cares-about-them" xenophobes? Do we want our children to wonder whether the status quo is the best we can do or to question whether there is not only room for improvement, but also serious ongoing harm to many that should not be ignored any longer as a result of the blind acceptance of the status quo?

 

As to the article itself, I'm not certain that the author has nailed the true values of each of the recommended novels or explored the point at as admirable a depth as I was hoping for. Yet, pointing to the literary reading values of questioning whether one wants to be like the characters with better manners or the characters without manners, or to be like the thoughtful characters or the arrogant characters; or to participate in conversations with both our mouths and ears because we have much to contribute and much to learn or just with our mouths because we like to hear ourselves talk, but really aren't that interested in other's points of view. 

 

There are other social benefits mentioned in the article. Though had I an opportunity to tweak the article, I might suggest that literary reading als raises questions about our social responsibilities would have offered an even deeper insight into important areas "less attended to when the arts are left out or reduced to lip service in a curriculum design when STEM education is perceived as a de facto card.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips" is the legal fictitious business name for GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

 

 

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading

Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

A CCSS strategy for comparing two written texts that speak to each other. Includes graphic organizers and 3 sample lessons.


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Here Are Some Questions I Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

Here Are Some Questions I Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"I've previously written about research on the importance of “good endings.” It’s a priority for me to end my classes on an upbeat note, but I’ve been thinking lately that I might be able to enhance its benefit to students if I’m a bit more intentional about it with a regular formal closing activity that might take a minute or two. I’ve certainly often done this, but I’m going to try doing it more like 70-80% of the time instead of its present 50%."

 


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LucaVanin's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:50 AM

Chiusura delle sessioni di apprendimento. Applicabile a un WebTraining via Webinar?

LucaVanin's comment, September 22, 2013 3:51 AM
Really curious too!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:44 AM

This a great waky to do that AFL at the end of the day. 

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13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal

13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.

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