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iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators

iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators on iTunes U. (RT @sjunkins: An iTunes U Course on How to Create an iTunes U Course from the brilliant mind of @TresslerTech.

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Great resource for flipping the classroom.

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Raquel Navarro's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:28 PM

Curso creacion de contenido en itunes

Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:16 PM

Real tool for flipping a classroom

John Pearce's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:08 AM

Excellent, this looks to be really useful and quite timely.

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16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources | Edudemic

16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources | Edudemic | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Blended learning uses both in-person and online methods to teach students, and there are several different models for implementing it in the classroom. These resources explain the basics of blended learning, but they also dig deeper and can help you decide which approach may be best for your students.

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Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow

Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.

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Google Maps Gallery Now Offers Hundreds of Educational Maps to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Maps Gallery Now Offers Hundreds of Educational Maps to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

"Google Maps has recently released the Google Map Gallery which is a platform where you will have access to a wide range of map collections spanning different topics and subjects. I spent sometime browsing through the featured selections there and thought you might want to have a look as well."


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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Teaching students to think critically about information and sources found on the Internet is becoming an increasingly important 21st-century skill, writes Peter Adams, senior vice president of educational programs for The News Literacy Project. In this blog post, Adams offers three exercises educators can use to help students develop this skill, such as having them analyze the news and checking facts. "News literacy education has the potential to engage students and ignite their critical thinking," he writes.
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79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

Tom Barrett 'interesting ways' series

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Good slideshow, even though some uses are repetitive.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, March 2, 2014 11:46 AM

Google y Educación

Armando's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:16 AM

79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

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79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom
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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.


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New England Science & Sailing | Press Releases 2013

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February 6, 2014 Open House for educators.

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6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process

6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!
The post 6 Online Tools That Will Help The Writing Process appeared first on Edudemic.

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Silvana Thees's curator insight, November 30, 2013 4:05 PM

For those who suffer with writer's block

deni tafe library's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:56 PM

Citelighter sounds like and interesting research and information gathering tool

Elia Lu's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:34 PM

Excelentes herramientas.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Healthline Body Maps - A Good Resource for Anatomy Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Healthline Body Maps - A Good Resource for Anatomy Lessons | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

"Healthline Body Maps features interactive 3D models for learning about human anatomy. Body Maps allows you to zoom-in on specific parts of the body or view the body as a whole. Whether you zoom-in on a specific portion of a model or view it as a whole, you can choose from eight layers to view. The layers start at the skin and end with the skeletal system. Body Maps has male and female models."


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Warning: Anatomically correct and descriptive.

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Prezi of 60 CCSS Resources - Awesome collection


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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:45 PM

Just what I always wanted! I do want to use this for educational use. It is a great thing to share. Thank you so much for putting this together! 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:29 AM

I will be sharing this with our staff.

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Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading

Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Many teachers use storyboarding to help students plan writing or presentations. Here are some ways to use it to help students read carefully, and use visual retelling to understand main ideas.

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

"Conducting an extensive data mining for writing a scholarly academic paper does definitely require using online digital resources. Admittedly, a lot of the resources you want to cite in your paper can be found online and most of them through social media like Twitter. I have been experiencing this myself while working on the literature review of my thesis. I included many tweets in my paper using the APA style. To be sure my citations  meet the academic standards I bought Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition .

 

However after reading this guide, I wrote a short post on how to include citations in scholarly papers and today I am sharing with you another great resource on the same topic . This is basically an awesome chart  featuring the different ways to cite social media using both MLA and APA style. I knew about this from our wonderful techy specialist Aditi Rao.
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Jeremy Floyd's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:12 PM

Nice to see the de facto standards on SM citation.

Rakiya Smith's curator insight, September 19, 2013 11:52 AM

In today’s society you constantly have social media networks. The media is everywhere, just about everyone has YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Although, these websites can be just for communicating with other people. They are also extremely helpful when it comes to learning new things. You can find anything educational on these websites. I often get some of my information from there. I had troubles figuring out how do you cite this properly. I stumbled upon this article, guiding people how to properly cite. I love how this article has two common styles of writing. I always see MLA and APA format. I hope this article will help you as much as it has helped me. I this article from www.educatorstechnology.com

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Assessment Planner: Alignment to PARCC’s Blueprints and The Common Core

Assessment Planner: Alignment to PARCC’s Blueprints and The Common Core | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's comment, June 11, 2013 11:01 PM
Thanks to everyone for scooping and rescooping. The real test will come in application. There seems to be lots of talk about how to go about implementing the Common Core but the time is now to move beyond talk and look at real ways to simplify the complications of test design into actual curriculum and instruction. Hope educators will check these planners out and email me or leave comments about questions. The goal is school improvement.
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- From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week - Using Khan Academy as a Math Engagement Strategy

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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:24 AM

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EverySlide | Interactive Presentations | Audience Response System


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Free for Educators

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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, March 18, 2014 4:25 AM

I believe this tool could be used in classroom conditions as well. Probably for research, too if the research design fits the scope of presenting and analysing feedback. Great tool! 

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How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC

How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:34 PM

A useful source for content curation.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:37 AM

Curate and scoop it- this one shows you how to curate  effectively

Christoph Meier's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:38 AM
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Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.

 

This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:

 

1. Why Do We Need Curators

 

2. What Is Digital Curation

 

3. Aggregation vs. Curation

 

4. It's All About Audience

 

5. How Do We Find Valuable Content

 

6. How Do You Decide What To Curate

 

7. Curation Tools

 

8. Contributions from participants

 

If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.

 

DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  ;


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z ;

 

 

Free to use.

 

Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap ;

 

See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide ;

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Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Common Core in Action: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
When it comes to solving word problems in the math classroom, children should be able to explain their thinking. This includes identifying the strategies they used and the thought process behind thei
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What Makes a Change Agent? - Edudemic

What Makes a Change Agent? - Edudemic | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
There are some educators out there that make classroom technology integration look easy. For most of us, it’s a daunting task: converting your paper-and-folder, marker-and-poster classroom systems to mobile devices and the cloud. And the ones who dig right in, despite their reservations, to equip their students with the educational technology experiences they need for …
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I believe that this article misses out on mentioning that there are many teachers that believe that learning is a life long process and embrace the changes in technology in their life and the classroom.

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@anniemurphypaul why we should let learners struggle: The Brilliant Report

@anniemurphypaul why we should let learners struggle: The Brilliant Report | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

"In a recent study published in the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Kapur and a co-author, Katerine Bielaczyc, applied the principle of productive failure to mathematical problem solving in three schools in Singapore. With one group of students, the teacher provided intensive “scaffolding”—instructional support—and feedback. With the teacher’s help, these pupils were able to find the answers to their set of problems.

Meanwhile, a second group was directed to solve the same problems by collaborating with one another, absent any prompts from their instructor. These students weren’t able to complete the problems correctly. But in the course of trying to do so, they generated a lot of ideas about the nature of the problems and about what potential solutions would look like. And when the two groups were tested on what they’d learned, the second group “significantly outperformed” the first."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:15 AM

Reminds me of Vygotsky's writing in Thought and Language: all learning is socially mediated and moves through a 'zone of proximal development'---Lou

 

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"...In the real world, problems rarely come neatly packaged, so being able to discern their deep structure is key. But, Kapur notes, none of us like to fail, no matter how often Silicon Valley entrepreneurs praise the salutary effects of an idea that flops or a start-up that crashes and burns. So, he says, we need to “design for productive failure” by intentionally managing the way learners fail.

Kapur has identified three conditions that promote a beneficial struggle. First, choose problems to work on that “challenge but do not frustrate.” Second, provide learners with opportunities to explain and elaborate on what they’re doing. Third, give learners the chance to compare and contrast good and bad solutions to the problems.

By allowing learners to experience the discomfort of struggle first, and the triumph of understanding second, we can ensure that they have their cake and eat it, too."

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Video: Deeper Learning For Every Student Every Day - Getting Smart by Jessica Slusser - blended learning, Charter Schools, deeper learning, digital learning, dlmooc, edreform, EdTech, Online Learning

Video: Deeper Learning For Every Student Every Day - Getting Smart by Jessica Slusser - blended learning, Charter Schools, deeper learning, digital learning, dlmooc, edreform, EdTech, Online Learning | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
Today, to accompany the paper we share with you the video created to showcase the six Deeper Learning competencies needed to provoke Deeper Learning, regardless of the school model or location. With real college and career ready standards and shifting to online assessment, we really have an opportunity to help students achieve at higher levels.
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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:18 AM

Literacy and school libraries: an inextricably team to ensure children will be prepared for the future.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Article stressing the importance of school wide commitment to encouraging life long reading skills....to allow for choice and enjoyment as well as rigor.  

 

Some great practical suggestions as to how this might look and work in a school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:34 AM

Info Literacy and independent reading

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Free Science Tools & Resources: Discovery Education

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Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation proudly offer three unique programs for K-12 educators and students with FREE resources and multiple opportunities to win prizes.

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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | Curriculum Articles | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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A good article on the philosophy of using curation for pedagogy, and several tools that you may use.  This is part of a series, so I would encourage you to read all the articles.

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

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Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring!