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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT - Langwitches

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT - Langwitches | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and three brothers and growing up in East Prussia, fleeing to the West after WW2 and the things that occupied her mind. I was hooked on storytelling. The fascination grew when technology became available and opened up possibilities that were just not possible before. I would give anything to have been able to record my grandmother’s stories and have shared them with my own children years later.

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Zoe Campbell's curator insight, August 24, 2015 3:35 AM

This infographic shows that digital storytelling has the potenial to be both interractive and collaborative. Rather than passive learning/listening, it becomes a platform for discussion.

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10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love

10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Today we will tackle the driving question “How can students own their learning with critical thinking activities they’ll really love?” Let’s get beyond the simple “right answers” and get to the critical thinking skills that really matter.


Allowing our students to take stands on issues that matter to them engages the classroom in a way that fosters great critical thinking. Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?


When they can relate these questions to themselves and exercise personal self-reflection, we build community and “heart-centered” learning.


From www.facinghistory.org, here are some amazing critical thinking activities that you can do with your students."


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Gabriel Grey Boyd's curator insight, August 20, 2015 1:05 PM

The article reads "... Activities Students Will Love" and it holds true to it's title. Although it isn't exactly breaking edge techniques that might bring a student to becoming a professor, it relies on student driven classes. This is extremely important for education now. Student have begun to lose interest in the attention-hoarding professor hauling information to you by the truck loads. We students want the power and control over our knowledge. What better way to change this than by using the professor as a catalyst for student education rather than a single cell library. Innovative articles like these, time and time again, leave a golden idea stuck in the seams.  

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.

The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The first tip refers teachers to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal development, which frames student ability in terms of a range: what they can do unassisted, what they can do with the support of a More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), and what they cannot do even with support. This is different for each student, and understanding these ranges for students can help inform grouping decisions, whether you’re using a peer instruction model, ability grouping, or another approach.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 27, 2015 7:14 AM

Facilitando el trabajo en el aula...6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, August 28, 2015 5:40 PM

This is a great info graphic, but I would also add the importance of praising effort.

Jess's curator insight, October 20, 2015 6:25 PM

I choose this resource because it provide ways to group students effectively.

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4 Amazingly Easy Steps to Engage Learners: Infographic - Brilliant or Insane

4 Amazingly Easy Steps to Engage Learners: Infographic - Brilliant or Insane | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
You want to engage learners, and it should be easy, right? Of course, inspiring every student to interact with assignments and lessons is a teacher’s most imposing challenge.

This infographic, from teacher Jeni Day, outlines four amazingly easy ways to engage learners. Day adds practical tips for evaluating learning, which we find brilliant because they are student centered and involve meaningful feedback.

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TEFL Training College's curator insight, March 13, 2015 3:35 AM

Great infographic that will give EFL teachers some insight on how to engage their students in a setting where those students are only exposed to the target language for an hour or two a week.

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7 Good Habits Every Mac User Should Get Used To | MakeUseof

7 Good Habits Every Mac User Should Get Used To | MakeUseof | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
After using an operating system for a while, you begin to automate many of your most repetitive actions without realising it. Years of doing the same thing teaches you that saving a second or two here and there really can make a difference to your workflow. You essentially become an efficient, well-oiled machine, and though many of these best…

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 7, 2015 8:30 AM

These seven habits are great tips for new (and old) Mac users.

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Four content-creation tool categories -- screencasting, tablets, document cameras, and video cameras -- will help your students take flipped learning outside of the classroom.

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Peggy George's curator insight, February 26, 2015 10:51 AM

Great video resources from Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Screencasting tools, tablet software, document camera-based solutions, camera-based solutions and distribution tools.

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5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
After the post I shared here on how to create flipped videos via the use of annotations and other interactivity features on YouTube, I received a couple of emails from fellow teachers asking about certain functionalities on YouTube. Instead of answering each one individually, I decided to create this post and include in it the major important things a teacher should be able to do on YouTube.

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Stacked: Learning With Styrofoam Cups - We Are Teachers

Stacked: Learning With Styrofoam Cups - We Are Teachers | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

"Here are some clever ways to use Styrofoam cups to teach math, English language arts, social studies and science!"


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This is actually quite cool!  I'm already thinking this would be fantastic for differentiated lessons!  And I want to try it in an ESL classroom!!!

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18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic

18 Ways To Use Rubrics In Education - Edudemic | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Rubrics are an extremely useful classroom evaluation tool, though many teachers these days aren’t using them anymore, and don’t think they are necessary. The lovely graphic below from Mia MacMeekin takes a look at rubrics and why they should be used and what they can improve, along with a little guide for teachers on rubrics. …

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Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication | TechCrunch

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication | TechCrunch | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:55 PM

This is another good reason to develop Google Apps for Education domain for your 21st century learning environment.

Arbi Mchiche's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:49 AM

More good Google news for educators!

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:50 AM

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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Neither the frying pan nor the fire: In search of a balanced authentic e-learning design through an educational design research process

Neither the frying pan nor the fire: In search of a balanced authentic e-learning design through an educational design research process | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Neither the frying pan nor the fire: In search of a balanced authentic e-learning design through an educational design research process

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5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning - Edutopia

5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning  - Edutopia | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

"Exciting classes interest students. These classes spark their curiosity. Sometimes, the learning here feels like play. A school may not be able to use these exciting ideas everywhere, but they should be used somewhere. If a school can't be interested in things that students care about, students will lose interest in caring about school."


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8 little-known video resources popular with teachers | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 little-known video resources popular with teachers | eSchool News | eSchool News | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
OpenEd, creator of an online library of free and open K-12 resources, recently analyzed the use of videos in its resource library. Eight video publishers appeared as lesser-known — that is to say, you’re probably not on a first-name basis with them — but still popular among teachers.

The eight video publishers emerged as resources that teachers frequently assign. Those publishers include:

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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 - Teacher Tech @AliceKeeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 - Teacher Tech @AliceKeeler | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

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Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching

Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Teachers care about creating authentic learning experiences, and it’s up to coaches to show how technology can help them do that.

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Google Classroom from an Expert - EdTech

Educator and blogger Alice Keeler has written extensively on integrating Google Classroom with everyday school work.

Spanning three posts on her blog Teacher Tech, Keeler has assembled 46 ways teachers can take advantage of Classroom, the latest in Google's Apps for Education lineup. Google’s cloud-based classroom organizer streamlines the flow of daily assignments and helps overcome teacher–student communication barriers.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video (Richard Byrne)


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Some Handy Resources of Pre-made Rubrics for Teachers

Some Handy Resources of Pre-made Rubrics for Teachers | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=rubric

 


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50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom - Te@chThought

50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom - Te@chThought | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

"Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this cool tool to work in your classroom."


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TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 7, 2014 8:04 PM

Heaps of great ways to use this, check out the list.

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Favorite Educational iPad Apps That Are Also on Android - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Favorite Educational iPad Apps That Are Also on Android - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
Here is a list of some of the amazing educational iPad apps that are also available on the Android Play Store.

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Seven Word Biographies

Seven Word Biographies | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, I started some new classes, so I decided to create a new getting to know you activity based on seven word biographies. I think it's an enjoyable way to kick off the new term ...

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students | TeachThought

12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students | TeachThought | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it
12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

 

As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff, and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been email, but limits here–including speed, file size, and the relative clunkiness of sharing with large groups–make sharing files through email less than “best practice.”


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:57 PM

These are great teaching and learning resources to add to your 21st century learning environment. 

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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Classroom Ideas | Scoop.it

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:52 PM

The Buck Institute for Education has many free resources to build student competencies with project-based learning.